Re: [stella] '2600 Programming for Newbies - Tutorial Series

Subject: Re: [stella] '2600 Programming for Newbies - Tutorial Series
From: "Andrew Davie" <atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 19:41:21 +1000
> just wondering when you did playfield why didn't use nicks how to draw
> a playfield instead of doing your own.

I wanted to introduce concepts in small steps, and have the clode as clean
and simple as possible for each step.  I wanted to explain the reasons for
things, and show the progression from the straightforward way to do things
to the efficient way to do things.  I wanted to introduce as few new
instructions with each step as possible.

I didn't see any need to use/consult Nick's code - a playfield is pretty
simple to draw :)


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