Re: [stella] Atari 2600 programming in the 1970s

Subject: Re: [stella] Atari 2600 programming in the 1970s
From: Bill Heineman <burger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 12:54:26 -0800
on 11/30/02 10:21 PM, Robert Jones at robertjones86@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Does anyone know how the earliest Atari 2600 programmers wrote and debugged
> their code?  I mean, if you were going to work for Atari Corp. in 1977
> programming games for the Atari 2600 what system would you have used to
> write your games?  Such an early era would seem to preclude the use of a
> microcomputer for programming so did Atari have a corporate PDP or VAX
> minicomputer or something for the programmers to develop on?
> Bob Jones

I used an Apple ][ with a ROM emulator for doing games at Avalon Hill.


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