Re: [stella] Qb: BETA 1.0

Subject: Re: [stella] Qb: BETA 1.0
From: "Dennis Debro" <dnsdebro@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 10:36:17 -0500
Sorry for the late responce Andrew but I haven't had a moment to respond
because I don't like to send mail to the list from my work account.  Anyway
this looks great!!!  I have been following this since you have picked it
back up and I'm very impressed by the time it took to create and the game

Man, those are some nasty nasties you got there.  I can't get past level 2
now (I have to try and sneak and play when no one is in the area).

I am very impressed by your code.  I look at what ever you post but hadn't
commented because I don't now assembly that well.  I do TRY to use it as a
learning tool though.

Again great work.  And if you're curious about how this woks on a real 2600
that is why we need the SuperDuperCharger released :)

When you make cartridges...count me in for a sell.

----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Davie <adavie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 08:25 AM
Subject: [stella] Qb: BETA 1.0

> This isn't REALLY a beta, as it's not a serious proposed-release.
> there's only the gameplay difficulty graduation, and little bits and
> to fix - and a few desirable things that I don't have space for (yet?)...
> before I could happily release it... so I'm happy enough to call it a
> Let's do that :)
> To distinguish from the alpha numbering, versions are now at 2.00+
> Included, the source code... which is becoming more sphagetti-like and
> understandable with every passing byte :)  The later additions (some
> creature AI) aren't really optimised yet.  I have about 4 bytes free, so
> you see some savings let me know!  Thanks to those who have recently
> optimisations - I will get to those shortly, if I haven't already done so.
> I saved 194 bytes, promptly put in the title screen, got down to 17 free,
> then found another 65 bytes... then promptly blew it fixing the AI and
> mode, etc...   its amazing what you can find when you need to.
> But now, I think things are getting pretty tight :)
> So, have at it.  Please report any bugs/glitches.  I'm pretty sure timing
> a real machine will be pretty disasterous, as the timing is what I haven't
> tackled.  Now that's become a top-priority, along with difficulty
> (4 bytes should be sufficient - NOT!).
> Cheers
> A
> --
>  _  _  _| _ _        _| _    * _                               _  ,
> (_|| )(_|( (/_\/\/  (_|(_|\/(_(/_                           ,~' L_|\
>                                                          ,-'        \
> see my Museum of Soviet Calculators at                  (            \
>              \    __     /
>                                                           L,~'  "\__/
>                                                               @--> v

Shop online without a credit card
RocketCash, a NetZero subsidiary

Archives (includes files) at
Unsub & more at

Current Thread