RE: [stella] Interlacing Success! (improved)

Subject: RE: [stella] Interlacing Success! (improved)
From: "Billy Eno" <ceno@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 17:29:21 -0500
Here is one that looks better.  I delayed the start of the VSYNC a little
and it made the alternating scan lines seperate somehow.

I also have my 4-color striped playfield showing, it seems a little jittery,
but much better than before.  I will play with the stop and the start of the
VSYNC some more and report back...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-stella@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-stella@xxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Eckhard Stolberg
> Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 4:01 PM
> To: stella@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [stella] Interlacing Success!
> > I believe I have gotten the 2600 to produce an interlaced
> display.  I need
> > some other folks out there to check it over for me, SuperCharger or
> > CuttleCart required, of course.  It does not seem to reduce the
> flickering
> > much for my playfield, but it sure does produce pretty lines.
> I'm not sure if this really is a proper interlaced signal, but my TV
> seems to recognize it as well. The diagonal lines seem to have a higher
> resolution, and the cube display seems to have striped blocks with the
> stripes offset by one interlaced line. As far as I can tell it even
> seem to work on my PAL system without suffering from the usual PAL
> colour.loss problem. This is really cool. But don't expect proper
> emulation of interlaced displays in z26 any time soon. ;-)
> Unfortunately the interlace doesn't seem to help your flickering
> chrone-colour display much. For a puzzle/strategy game with a
> mostly static display the flicker is probably too annoying. But
> maybe your original idea with striped blocks works a bit better
> with the higher resolution of an interlaced display.
> Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg
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