Re: [stella] [Poll] What is everybody working on?

Subject: Re: [stella] [Poll] What is everybody working on?
From: Erik Mooney <erik@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 13:23:15 -0400
7/28/2001 12:51:27 PM, "nj bloodline" <njbl00dline@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>How about this for an idea of a simple game.. an update to Maze Craze that
>uses multiple screens for the maze.. maybe like a grid of maze screens 5
>wide by 5 high.. so that would be 25 screens making up one maze.. a lot more

Harder than it sounds.  The problem is that to scroll horizontally, you need to
shift/rotate the playfield data.  There isn't enough time during a kernel to do that,
and there isn't enough RAM to store the results of the shifting outside the kernel.
You'd more or less need a separate copy of the maze in ROM for each horizontal
scrolling position.

There's rather a reason that so few games do horizontal playfield scrolling on the
2600.  Vertical-only scrolling is quite easy, though.

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