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

Subject: Re: [stella] Tentative plans for 2nd Edition Stella Guide
From: "Roger Williams" <mer02@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 18:48:20 -0700
> "Hello There" would make a good asymmetrical playfield tutorial, it
> sounds like. Would love to include it in the V2 Guide.

Here it is.  It is actually a better demo grade program than the text
generator because it's simpler.  I also forgot to take out some test
code and detritus in the text generator (for one thing, the "hello there"
bitmap is still there, unused, at the end of it.)

> 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
> people will get from using it :)

Yeah, more of a special effect than something you'd want to use.
Why does it flicker so much?  I thought the basic 48-pixel code was
miraculously flicker-free.  Of course, I'm just skirting stuff other than
the playfield right now.  You fiend, now you've got me thinking about

--Roger Williams

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