Re: [stella] Help with my demo, PAL, NTSC :-)

Subject: Re: [stella] Help with my demo, PAL, NTSC :-)
From: Zach Matley <matleyz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 09:21:29 -0800 (PST)
Hi Weston,

First of all, let me say congratulations on doing more programming than
95% of the AtariAge members.

Now a report on my NTSC Supercharger test. The title screen hangs lower on
the television screen than in z26. The copyright notice gets cut off
just after the "MVO". The world map rolls on the screen in all four difficulty
switch settings.

I'm sure this can be fixed, but as to how, that must be left to more
experienced members of the Stella list. Anyway it's a fine start. I do
like your character sprite, he's larger than most.


On Mon, 24 Mar 2003 henitrope@xxxxxxxx wrote:

> ***DANG! I'm really out of it! I forgot to put "stella" in the header!
> Here it is again in case it doesn't go thru the first time.
> Hey guys! I just pulled an all-nighter to get the finishing touches for
> my demo for PhillyClassic. It's called "Globe Trotter"
> I've been corresponding with Albert about it being shown at Philly in
> cart form
> But I want to double-check the PAL and NTSC settings to make sure they
> work well, especially PAL since I plan to send this cart overseas from
> me. My brother will be traveling to Preston, England in April.
> Now I warn you guys... this demo ain't no dancing baby! :-) (of that
> quality ). My only previous programming experience has been with Atari XL
> Basic and then IBM Basic. I've also dabbled in HTML, but otherwise most
> of it just goes over my head!
> I have a project in mind for this cart so that's why it's not a complete
> "game", though I might decide to make a game of it later, I don't know
> yet...
> Anyway, If you guys can give me feedback of how it runs in PAL and NTSC(
> sorry no Secam ) on your emulators and the real thing for those of you
> who have Superchargers of CC's. I used z26: "-" = PAL, NTSC, Secam
> toggle. F7, F8 (difficulty switches) is how to change from one mode to
> another. This demo ONLY has two screens. Push F1 for reset, F2 for
> select. Sorry no SOUND in this one.
> I 'm getting REALLY CLOSE to the wire here for getting this to Al.
> @ Al: I'll finish the website thing later today if I can, but first I
> neeeeeed a nap! If you can hold off just a bit more until I get PAL, NTSC
> feedback on this, then we can discuss putting it on a cart.
> Again, apologies for rushing this on you. Thanks for your efforts! :-)
> - Weston aka "Gateway To Aphsai" AA forums
> Time to sleep nowwwwwwwwwww........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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