Re: [stella] Turbo Switch..

Subject: Re: [stella] Turbo Switch..
From: "nj bloodline" <njbl00dline@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 17:49:57 -0500
I don't remember what I did, but once I tried soldering something onto my
joystick and the joystick started to smoke when I used it lol.. oh I think I
was making a rapid fire button.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Wilkson" <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [stella] Turbo Switch..

> It's possible, but certainly not trivial.
> I once doubled the clock rate.  But it took a *lot* of extra circuitry
> to make it work because the the sync pulses are based on clock cycles.
> Horizontal sync was easy to fix, but vertical was really hard.
> Combat really looked funny...I think it was every other line displayed
> side by side resulting in a 2x2 display of "identical" pictures.  It
> basically wound up squashing 2 frames onto the screen at once.  Sort
> of a "de-interlacing" effect.
> Unfortunately, I blew up that atari and hadn't learned to take lab notes
> yet.  :(  So I don't have the circuitry around still....
> (we're talking about shrapnel, it literally blew up!)
> -Chris
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, nj bloodline wrote:
> > A long time ago I recall seeing a "turbo mod" for the 2600.. anyone else
> > ever see one?! Sort of like you open the machine, desolder something
> > solder in the new. Not sure if it's really possible..  and had a switch
> > turn on and off.
> >
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