Re: Demos (was: [stella] Hypnotic 0.04)

Subject: Re: Demos (was: [stella] Hypnotic 0.04)
From: Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 21:54:52 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Glenn Saunders wrote:

> I know Chris Wilkson was working on trying to get the 2600 to output
> interlaced video.  I think this is the uncharted territory for 2600
> graphics.

You bet.  And I was THIS CLOSE    <holds fingers 2 microns apart>
to getting it to work.  But alas, it's put on hold like so many
other projects.  Maybe in January.  Maybe 20 things in January.

Basically, I had managed to get my oscilloscope and my PC to recognize
Field 0 coming from the Atari.  The hardware generates only Field 1 by
default.  I didn't have an NTSC monitor to test with at the time, so I
had to use my PC.  I use a DC10+ video capture card in my PC for video.
Maybe it wasn't happy?  I dunno, but every time I tried to put the 2
fields together, all hell broke loose on the screen.  One time, I witnessed
my 21" Viewsonic  <read:  65 pound monitor> start levitating, and chanting
something about the Necronomicon and "soon, the Ancient Master will return
to claim his own".  (*)

I decided it was time to take a break.  But I never got back to it.  :(


(*)  Halloween is rapidly approaching.  I've been practicing my scary

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