Re: [stella] Closed Captions (Again)

Subject: Re: [stella] Closed Captions (Again)
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 23:25:10 -0800
At 01:24 AM 11/23/2000 -0500, you wrote:
That's the sort of thing I'd like to do.  That, and I need a CC
generator for my other video gear. :-)

Now that's an idea. The trick would be to get the 2600 to accept lines of text on the fly from an external source and feed it in through the joystick ports somehow. Then you can store your entire transcript on the PC or something.

BTW, I'm pretty sure an Atari 8-bit or Amiga can also be told to draw above and below standard video, but certainly doing it with the 2600 would be cooler.

Also, you do know that you need to feed the 2600 through a TBC in order to introduce interlace into the signal, right? There are issues with sprite flicker when you do this, but I don't think that would be a problem with playfield.

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