Re: [stella] Skeleton - complete

Subject: Re: [stella] Skeleton - complete
From: Manuel Polik <cybergoth@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 16:00:41 +0200
Hi Eric!

>> What I meant, was just drawing the normal NTSC screen, then do 38
>> additional WSYNC at the bottom and voilà: PAL screen done :-)

> Ah, the easy way out.  

Hehe. Let's call it the "healthy way out" :-)

> No, I want to do the it the proper way.  I 
> want to make sure that Eckhard and everyone else outside of North 
> America & Japan gets the full screen experience.

Well, on the one hand I don't see how this approach would *add* in any
way to the gaming experience of the PAL player (I live on planet PAL,
too BTW :-)), on the other hand, I'd say that it'd probably look even
worse on PAL screens, since adding those 20% would change the
aspect-ratio as well, which might result in an odd looking screen
anyway. That is, if you don't grow the PAL skeletons 20% as well.

Another thing on the minus side is, that you always say "Can't do
this/that, because of the PAL version", so in any way, I'd rather
sacrifice the big-screen for maybe 10% of your targeted customers and
invest the gained ROM into features that really *add* to the gameplay.

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