[stella] Safely switching back to freeware? (Was: Gunfight 2600: Final Release Version)

Subject: [stella] Safely switching back to freeware? (Was: Gunfight 2600: Final Release Version)
From: cybergoth@xxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 09:42:10 +0100 (CET)
Hi Chad!

> I think relying on the state the carry bit comes up in is a little risky 
> myself.  You don't know how much hardware will have a problem running it, 
> both now and in the future.   

Good point.

> future.  "Oh, don't forget to support this mode for that silly Gunfight 
> game.  What was he thinking?"  Or, "Oh yea, Gunfight won't work on that new
> portably 2600, something strange about that cart." But it's your game, so 

So it'd be in the headlines for years? ;-)

> Worst it would do for me is generate a few emails
> saying Gunfight doesn't work on the Cuttle Cart, to which I simply answer -
> Yes, the author intentionally disabled it from working.

Hm... well, well
The more I'm thinking about it, the more I think about fixing that code.
Especially since I don't want to have to deal with Xth different versions
in the future. And it doesn't make that much sense wanting people here
to playtest anything for me and disabling CCs on the other hand.

Do you think that adding a SEC or CLC would generate reliable 
checksums on all systems?

Point is, that I don't want to remove the Hack-Protection, for reasons
I explained in former mails. (->Kabul-Kaboom)

(again: Disabling the CC slipped in by pure accident)

So I've to somehow secure that it works without disabling any hard- 
or software.

Would it be a safe way to run the checksums in every page only
from $00-$EF? (That and/or freeing $FFF8?)


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