Re: [stella] compiler?

Subject: Re: [stella] compiler?
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 22:53:15 -0700
At 03:07 PM 7/27/2001 -0400, you wrote:
My idea was to make a Game Maker that you draw stuff, tell it where to go on
the screen and what it does and hit a button and it makes the whole Atari
2600 game for you.

The problem is that there is no standard way to draw to the screen using the 2600. Every game involves careful optimization and tradeoffs. The 2600 is always close to its limits on just about every game, cycle count, ROM, and RAM.

Even if the Game Maker were all knowing it would be constantly telling you "sorry, this won't work on the 2600 as designed."

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