Re: [stella] A new colour display technology

Subject: Re: [stella] A new colour display technology
From: "Andrew Davie" <atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:00:09 +1000
Thank for the positive feedback, Lee.

I tend to agree with you that SpastiColour(TM) is a workable technology.  In
answer to your question, it uses only 2/3 of the ROM space for image
definition that ICC uses.  I think the preference is for ICC;  but in a
crunch a very acceptable result can be achieved by the new method.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Fastenau" <stella@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 3:54 PM
Subject: RE: [stella] A new colour display technology

> > From: Andrew Davie [mailto:atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > The test is:  what looks better on an ACTUAL TV;  the ICC version or the
> > SpastiColour version?   Jury is out for me, as my actual tv
> > experience must
> > first go through a video recorder, recorded onto tape, then
> > marched down to
> > my real TV for testing.  I get so much noise it's hard to see what's
> > Cheers
> > A
> First off, I have only seen ICC used with playfield graphics (Boulderdash
> prototypes) and have to say that all three examples you posted were
> jaw-dropping in comparison.
> I tend to agree with Thomas about ICC's ability to deliver nice colors and
> greater vertical resolution (especially in the green and red sections).
> However, I believe Spasticolor works!  It was the first one I loaded into
> supercharger and I was immediately blown away by the color depth and
> of the image.  There's essentially no flicker, so it doesn't give my eyes
> hernia.
> IMHO, Spasticolor a valid, flicker-free(ish) alternative to ICC and your
> demo was a success.  I imagine that the image also requires less ROM as
> well.  Is this correct?  That may be another advantage to using
> I am humbled... (as always around here.)
> -Lee
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