Re: [stella] Newbie Screen Design Documentation

Subject: Re: [stella] Newbie Screen Design Documentation
From: KirkIsrael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 13 Sep 2003 15:47:31 -0000
> This reminds me of that book on 2600 programming that was supposed to have 
> been completed long ago.
> I'd still like to see that book happen, through one source or another...

There's been some speculation that Andrew Davies' tutorials at 
Atari Age could be turned into book form.  

Re: Thomas' comment that "the number of scanlines is not fixed 
at all unlike bitmapped graphics", one thing to keep in mind is
that on some TVs, even if you had bitmapped graphics all of the 
screen might not be quite visible.  (I think he was talking 
about something deeper than that, that TVs tolerate more variability
w/o rolling...on the other hand, does anyone know if digital TVs
have the same kind of toleration? I guess there must be some kind
of analog->digital conversion that must be reasonably tolerant,
since I assume atari games aren't the only cases of slightly 
'dirty frames' out there...)

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