Re: [stella] TIA latch timing

Subject: Re: [stella] TIA latch timing
From: "B. Watson" <urchlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 10:40:59 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Kevin Horton wrote:

> order, selecting the desired bit that gets displayed.  If one were fast 
> enough, he could make a 64 pixel resolution (or higher) playfield by 
> writing in new data.  Of course a stock 2600 cannot do this since the 6507 
> isn't fast enough.  A PIC on a cart might be, though :-)

Ah! I always wondered if a PIC on a cart would be good for anything...

> If this approach were tried, the colour regs could be written in real time 
> in synch with the display to achieve a higher effective resolution using 
> the whole 2600's palette.

It sounds horrendously difficult... the PIC wouldn't be halted by a STA
WSYNC, for one thing, you'd have to count PIC cycles even to get a blank


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