Subject: Re: [stella] Controller issues|
From: Eckhard Stolberg <Eckhard_Stolberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 13:58:19 +0200
At 22:44 12.04.98 -0500, you wrote: >I'm sorry if I missed it (I've been gone for the last few days, and have >hurriedly caught up on the new posts), but how does the 7800 read that >second button? Can 2600's read the second button on 7800 sticks, and if >not, can 2600 games _played on a 7800_ be programmed to read that extra >button for easter eggs or what-have-ya? The 7800/2600 devellopers kit says, that you have to store #$14 to SWBCNT, to set two previously unused bits to output. On the 2600 SWCHB is hardwired to input, so I don't think the proline controllers could be used on a VCS. I'm not sure, if the 2600 emulation in the 7800 sets SWCHB to input too, so I can't say if 2600 games can access both buttons on the 7800. I wanted to try it out, but my 7800 wouldn't work with my Supercharger. Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg -- 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!!