Re: [stella] Program..

Subject: Re: [stella] Program..
From: "nj bloodline" <njbl00dline@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 22:44:08 -0400
Yeah, thanks for the information. I just wish I was better at programming to
begin with. I am better if I learn things in a classroom because I don't
like to read on my own.

Someone should make a simple game and try to get is as the "packaged-in"
game for the Atari VCSP, the portable Atari 2600 coming out. Make it the
only place you can get the game.

> A lot of people are going to put it more elequetly than me, but here's my
> answer.  Because of the relationship between the 6507 and the TIA and all
> the cycle counting mess that has to take place in order to make a really
> interesting game I suspect that the creation of any sort of quick and easy
> system would be next to impossible.  I am trying with Afterlife to make a
> nice editor to ease the programming process with a few nifty tools and
> automatic cycle counting, but the 2600 is just too tempermental to be
> squezed into a completely automated system like that.  Shifting one little
> STA WSYNC can utterly destroy a program and I suspect that no automatic
> programming system can be smart enough about system recource management to
> be able to make even a crappy game.   That's just my opinion though.

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