RE: [stella] tangent: Supercharger vs. CV

Subject: RE: [stella] tangent: Supercharger vs. CV
From: Rob <kudla@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 07:37:30 -0400
Sorry not to edit the quotes and to top-post, but I can't edit HTML posts.

The delay at the start of Colecovision games was hardcoded into the CV BIOS. 
If you play the games in an emulator, you can use hacked BIOSes that do things
like skip the delay or change the text font to that one all the arcade games
used around that time (e.g. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.)


At 08:02 AM 4/26/01 -0700, Gene Johannsen wrote: 

> > -----Original Message----- 
> > From: Kurt.Woloch@xxxxxxxxx
> [<mailto:Kurt.Woloch@xxxxxxxxx>mailto:Kurt.Woloch@xxxxxxxxx] 
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:30 PM 
> > To: stella@xxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Subject: Re: [stella] tangent: Supercharger vs. CV 
> > 
> > 
> > Rob wrote: 
> > 
> > >Let me just add here that by and large, I think the 
> > Supercharger games are 
> > >better than most Colecovision games.? This is mainly because the 
> > >Supercharger had programmers behind it who were already versed in 
> > >optimizing for the 2600, whereas most games released for the 
> > Colecovision 
> > >seemed to be knocked off fairly quickly.? 
> > 
> > This could be true. 
> I recall reading somewhere that ColecoVision games were written in Pascal
> then compiled, and part of the reason it took so long for ColecoVision games
> to start is because it had to load a run time library or something into
> memory.? I could be hazy on this, but it could explain why ColecoVision
> look like they were churned out quickly by people who didn't use the entire
> capabilities of the hardware.? Working in a high level language can do that.
> gene 

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