Re: [stella] How I learned to stop worrying..

Subject: Re: [stella] How I learned to stop worrying..
From: Rob <kudla@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 13:15:54 -0500
On Tuesday 04 March 2003 12:46, KirkIsrael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> with Pong, what's the best way of registering goals? [...]
> I was thinking about putting a (visible? invisible) line of
> missle behind each player, and then checking for ball/missile
> collision.  Then I got to wondering if I could use playfield
> graphics instead.

Well, most pongs that I've seen have a vertical dotted line down the middle of 
the screen (the "net") and I think Video Olympics uses the playfield for 
that.  But there's no reason you couldn't have a reflected playfield of the 
same color as the background with just the outermost pixel or two set so you 
could use the collision detection, and then use the missile(s) for the "net" 
in the middle.

I have no concept of what JoustPong is intended to look like, though, so maybe 
the net isn't necessary or maybe you're already using the playfield for 
something that has to be visible.


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