Subject: Re: [stella] The Big Sprite|
From: Nick S Bensema <nickb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 16:25:18 -0700 (MST)
> > > I don't think this kind of thing has ever been done before. Quite > > impressive. At first I thought this MK stuff was just a joke, and > > certainly the game would normally be considered impossible in any form on > > the 2600, but now I can see that it might actually be possible. It's just > > I know I originally posted the "MK might be possible" message on April > 1st :), but it wasn't intended as a joke. I'm not planning to actually do > the whole thing, but if someone, maybe Eckhard, wants to do it, I'll lend > help and ideas. > > > a shame that the BG on the scanlines with the big sprites has to be > > completely black. MK was known for its detailed backgrounds. As for the > > flicker, 30hz flicker is fine. It's 15 and 7hz flicker that starts to > > really look bad. > > The background could be completely blue or completely green instead of > black if you'd like :) Maybe a few cycles for a gradient culd be found, > but no playfield data. No _changing_ playfield data. If you can find a way to work in vertical bars or other tricky things which wouldn't require changing PF registers.... You could probably steal some cycles if you impose some additional limits on the characters.... around the hip area, for example, you might go with only forty pixels, or a few scanlines of one or two double/quad-width sprites. At least think about it if you get desperate for some time to put a horizon up or something. you know, I might just create a demo which does fun things to the playfield by changing only the color registers, and changing the PF registers once per frame, if at all. -- Archives (includes files) at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/archives/ Unsub & more at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/stella.html Don't post pirate BINs to Stellalist. Be a programmer, not a pirate. Write the best game, win framed autographs of famous Atari alumni!!