Re: [stella] the joy of 6502 assembly

Subject: Re: [stella] the joy of 6502 assembly
From: Thomas Jentzsch <tjentzsch@xxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 23:28:35 +0200
At 22.06.2002, 21:33, Kirk Israel wrote:

> Just some observations, mostly about "The Dig"...
> Does anyone think it would be worthwhile to try to do a localized
> version of "The Dig", that is with no offsite links, all selfcontained
> and easily mirror-able?  Getting people's permissions might be an 
> issue, as might disk space (I can offer some hosting space if it 
> came to that, though it seems that most of these files are pretty
> small.)

Sounds like a good idea to me.

> Second is, and this might reflect the background of a lot of people
> drawn to 2600 programming, I think there's a relative lack of 6502-
> specific stuff on the site, just the reference cards, not very 
> informative for a newbie.  (I suspect a lot of people here have 
> a richer background in assembly language than I do.)  Googling about,
> I found "Assembly in One Step", and then doing a bit of biglist
> searching (interestingly, you can't search on "6502"...maybe words
> only?) I saw that other people had found that too.

> I think that issue shows up a bit in "How to Draw a Playfield", *very*
> helpful with all the TIA specific stuff, but if you don't know 
> your LDA and BNE from a hole in the ground, you're in for a world of 
> hurt.

The reason why this is missing is, that the Stella Mailing List is
concentrating on the special 2600 programming problems. As you found out
yourself, there are plenty of sources on the web about programming the
650x (try searching for this or 6507). Duplicating this info doesn't
make sense to me, and everybody who wouldn't be able to find the info
himself, is probably wrong here anyway. ;-)

Have fun!
Thomas Jentzsch         | *** Every bit is sacred ! ***
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