Re: [stella] Confused newbie...

Subject: Re: [stella] Confused newbie...
From: Kevin Lipe <kevin.lipe@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 11:41:54 -0500
Hmm... well upon looking at my code I guess i -was- trying to
reposition sprites during the visible part of the frame, which is
probably not a good idea, instead of during VBlank. VBlank seems like
the way to go :) thanks, because 2600 101 helped me out a lot last

And... having already looked at skipDraw, where would I put that?
somewhere in the visible part, or during VBlank or Overscan as well?

This is a good time to ask this... How do you experienced 2600 coders
lay out your code? As in, what do you use VBlank and Overscan and
VSync time for typically? This seems like it doesn't matter much now
but I'm sure it will as my code becomes more complex.


On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 15:33:42 +0200, Thomas Jentzsch <tjentzsch@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Kevin Lipe wrote:
> > OK... I've been beating myself over the head about all of this for
> > about four hours and still havent gotten Phred to display on the top
> > floorline and move around, which is what I've been aiming for.
> Well, inside your code there is no code for drawing Phred.
> That's what code like skipDraw is meant for.
> > I thought I understood it from the tutorials but apparently I just thought I did...
> Learning by doing! :-) You already got the basic theory, now you have to
> practice.
> > Sorry I need to be lead through this like a toddler on a leash.
> Don't worry, the first steps are always the hardest. Only if you make no
> progress I would start worrying.
> Have fun!
> Thomas
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