Re: [stella] 2600/5200/7800 Programming Tutorial

Subject: Re: [stella] 2600/5200/7800 Programming Tutorial
From: Scott Huggins <sub17_5k@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 06:12:29 -0800 (PST)
You really need to start out like the rest of us.

"How To Draw A Playfield" by Nick Bensema is a nice
way to get your feet wet. Also, search the archives
for a message written by list member, Piero, entitled
something like "Steps to Get Started".  This is a
GREAT list of steps in which to take if you've got NO
IDEA where to start.

Good luck. It ain't easy, but sure is rewarding!

Scott Huggins

--- Tempest <reicher6@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> 	Just in case any of you are wondering why my name
> doesn't ring a bell, I'm
> new to the list.  My name is Matt, but I've gone by
> the name Tempest for a
> few years now (hope I'm not stealing anybody's
> name).  I'm a collector my
> anything Atari (actually any game or computer system
> pre-Nintendo era), but
> I want to start branching out (no pun intended) into
> 6502 programming.  No
> longer am I just content to collect, I want to
> create!
> That being said, does anyone know if there is a
> Programming Tutorial
> available for either the Atari 2600, 5200, or 7800? 
> I've found the Stella
> Manual, but it's a little hard to start out with (it
> was for Atari employees
> after all). I just have some knowledge of 6502
> assembly, and need a simple
> guide on how to start programming one of these
> beasts.
> I've scanned the Stella archives, but I can't seem
> to find a simple "hello
> world" program that is heavily commented.  The code
> snippets are commented,
> but there is no explanation as to why they're doing
> each step.  Can anyone
> help me out, or at least point me in the right
> direction?
> Tempest
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