Subject: Re: [stella] Some Questions That Bug Me|
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 22:40:16 -0700
First, I just read the discussion about the maximum displayed lines on a TV screen. What are the maximum lines period? Is that number hard, or can that be expanded a bit like the visible screen can?
Second, how does Activision get that border? It seems like the Atari games they make have a black border around the screen. There's no sign of those weird lines like in the black and white mode of Space Invaders. Do they just leave the color register for black, cycle count in, and start at the playfield? (This seems like it would take up valuable processing time, so I'm not sure of my theory.)
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