Re: [stella] Tentative plans for 2nd Edition Stella Guide

Subject: Re: [stella] Tentative plans for 2nd Edition Stella Guide
From: "B. Watson" <atari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:48:46 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Roger Williams wrote:

> I just did some of the playfield stuff you suggest
> I wrote the playfield character set, which I posted recently,
> to be a starting point and guide.  I didn't post but also have
> a simple extension of Nick's how-to-draw which makes it
> asymmetric (adds "there" to "hello").  Of course, what I
> know about the rest of Stella's hardware could be written
> on a postage stamp in 24-point type, but I'm starting to get
> *cough* interested.
> Say the word and I'll post "hello  there" and give full
> permission to republish the source I'm developing.  I am
> actually aiming for a library of utility functions for embedded
> control usages, but the whole thing is addictive in a mad kind
> of way.

Believe me, I understand the addictive nature of it :)

"Hello There" would make a good asymmetrical playfield tutorial, it
sounds like. Would love to include it in the V2 Guide.

> People might also want to check out my demo for the
> 3x5 char set, which *cough* does not suck very much.  I
> cut my teeth on 3x5 charsets on another early machine and
> actually sold copies of software (OK, just a couple of dozen)
> to people who had no trouble understanding them.

Hmmm, did you see my ugly 3x5 charset scrolling marquee? Your demo was one
of the things that inspired it... though I take full blame for the headaches
people will get from using it :)

It may not have made it to everyone on the list, since went down
for a couple of days right after I posted it. Have a look in the list archives

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