Re: [stella] reading the driving controllers, generic thoughts

Subject: Re: [stella] reading the driving controllers, generic thoughts
From: Thomas Jentzsch <tjentzsch@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 14:10:55 +0100
At 10/29/01 Glenn Saunders wrote:
>BTW, as Bob Colbert demonstrated, you can read a trackball in
>trackball mode on the 2600.  I'd be interested to know,
>however, how fast you can glide the ball before the 1/60th of
>a second reads are insufficient.  I would assume that even the
>Atari trackballs were higher resolution than the driving
>controllers, but maybe they are the same.  I'll have to dig up
>my CX-80 trackball and test this code on one axis to see.  It
>would be interesting to see Missile Command get modified for 
>trackball mode ;)

While rereading some old [stella] stuff I found this. I had 
completely forgotten that when I made my Missile Command Trak-
Ball hack, but it shows some foresight of Glenn. ;-)

BTW: One read per frame isn't enough by far. MCTB does more 
than 40 reads per frame.

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