Re: [stella] Zork

Subject: Re: [stella] Zork
From: Colin_Hughes@xxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 22:21:44 +0100
I've got an 18 character display kernal that I used for the title line on
my Tetris game - It relies on flickering between odd and even character
spaced triple 3 wide spaced players... If I dig around I've got another
kernel I wrote ready for an Archon/Chess game that had 9 character non
flickery sprites....
( I never tested it on a real VCS, just pcae under dos.. ) I'll fire up my
old machine and see if it's still around..

Paul Slocum <paul-stella@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on 12/07/2002 19:33:48

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>YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!  We must have Zork!  But it would need a keyboard,
>and I haven't gotten to that yet.  Zelda would be a lot harder to code,
>but it wouldn't need extra peripherals.  Or maybe, it wouldn't.
>I ofter forget about the console switches.  :)

I've looked into it a bit and I think Zork might be feasible.  I think you
could display about 250 useable characters on the screen using the 6 digit
score routine.  Although I'm a little bit worried about fitting it in
128K.  Just the DAT file is 90K.

I think that a decent interface could be done with the keypad
controllers.  You just put a T9-ish cellphone word recognition program on
the left keypad, and keys for the most common commands on the right keypad
like "INVENTORY" "TAKE" "USE" "NORTH" etc.  With a little practice, I got
to where I could type pretty fast on my cell phone.



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