Re: [stella] 2600 Jr incompatibilities

Subject: Re: [stella] 2600 Jr incompatibilities
From: Glenn Saunders <mos6507@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:45:14 -0800
At 09:35 AM 2/28/2003 -0800, you wrote:

So what does that mean? Does that mean homebrewers
would have to make two copies of their games? One for
2600jr/7800 and one for 2600 4-switch/6-switch? And
would they have to label them as such?

Has anyone ever compared the motherboards of both

No, it just means that we should isolate certain techniques that may fail on some systems and enforce the usage of lowest-common-denominator standards if at all possible.

In most cases, deviating from this standard isn't absolutely necessary.

Either that or if we can isolate the actual problem on these motherboards (like what was done with the 7800) then somebody can come up with a hack to solve it.

It depends on how many pre-existing games (not homebrews) might be affected. If it's a large enough number then the people who have these consoles would probably be motivated to mod their system. We're talking about retrogamers here, the core of the hobby, not the average end user anymore.

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