Re: [stella] Pal & NTSC switch

Subject: Re: [stella] Pal & NTSC switch
From: "Eckhard Stolberg" <Eckhard_Stolberg@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 13:59:16 +0200
> How many Atari 2600 games were converted in SECAM?
> And do they really look so bad, as the scarce number of hues suggests?

The eight different hues in SECAM seem to be spread out over the
full spectrum pretty nicely, so it's not that bad, if you chose
them carefully. I tried it out with z26, and most of Atari's
pre-crash PAL games seem to be designed with SECAM in mind. When
John has been a brave boy long enough for his family to allow him
to use the computer again, he might consider releasing this version
to the public. ;-)

Most third party publishers seem to have ignored SECAM in their
PAL games though. But at least Activision and CBS seem to have
released special SECAM only versions of some of their games. See
for reference. BTW, if anyone actually has copies of SECAM only
games, please contact me.

Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg

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