Re: [stella] Telepahy

Subject: Re: [stella] Telepahy
From: "Eckhard Stolberg" <Eckhard_Stolberg@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 12:26:48 +0100
> The concensus reached was that it was made for the Mindlink
> controller.  Previously, the kinds of games the Mindlink was to use were
> simple breakout style games, but this one is rather complex.  I suspect it
> probably uses the joystick in addition to the mindlink, since the Mindlink
> boils down to an eye-brow controlled paddle, I think.

Telepathy can be played with the Mindlink controller, but it also
allows a joystick as an alternative input. When you have pressed
RESET to start the game you can select which controller you want
to play the game with. If you push the joystick button, you have
to use the joystick. If you trigger the Mindlink controller, you
have to use it to play the game.

I have started to add support for the Mindlink to z26, but I
finished the first version only shortly before Christmas, so
John didn't have the time to test it yet.

Someone on RGVC mentioned that there was an interview with
Dan Oliver in the 2600 Connection #40 where he describes
working on a game for the Mindlink. The game describtion
sounded pretty much like Telepathy, so maybe Russ can provide
some information from that interview here.

Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg

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