Re: [stella] The Worm Returns

Subject: Re: [stella] The Worm Returns
From: "Darrell Spice, Jr." <dspice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 18:59:30 -0400
Select screen is a bit garbled at the bottom.  I also noticed the D  
in TANK MODE changes sizes depending if its ON or OFF.  I put a  
screen shot here:

The screen also jumps during gameplay on some, but not all, of the  

On May 16, 2005, at 10:40 PM, Billy Eno wrote:

> Hi All,
> In the long, proud tradition of Atari 2600 homebrew authors, I have a
> new version of my of my game, Warring Worms.  You may have already  
> seen
> it at AtariAge:
> The new features are:
> - Tank Mode - In this mode, the head no longer leaves a trail.
> (different from the original idea)
> - Solid Arena Mode - The starting arena cannot be destroyed by the  
> cannon
> - Unbreakable Mode - Nothing can be destroyed by the cannons. In this
> mode, the only thing the cannon can hurt is your opponent!
> - First To: - Tony Morse once said something to the effect of "Who  
> wants
> to play best of 198?" This feature lets you chose the ending score,  
> and
> bring "full" games down to a playable time
> - Sudden Death Mode - This feature changes the winning condition to be
> that you must beat your opponent by at least 2 points.
> - Select Game/Random Game - Selecting Random game changes most of the
> game options to be selected randomly before each round. This  
> provides a
> new challenge every round.
> I think they add a lot to the game.  I am especially proud of the  
> select
> screen, considering it took almost as much time to program as the rest
> of the new features combined :-p .  Don't miss the snazzy new title
> screen.  I love 8K games, you can be sooo abusive of ROM space.
> It is now a standard 8K game, so I haven't been able to try it on a  
> real
> TV, lacking a CuttleCart or Krocodile Cart.  If someone can give me a
> go/no go on a real TV, I would appreciate it.
> Try the one-player random game and let me know if  you think any of  
> the
> new or existing features need to be reduced in frequency to make sure
> that is fun.  I have already limited tank mode to 1 in 8 and  
> unbreakable
> mode to 1 in 8.
> I also improved the random number generator and made it a proper LFSR,
> which takes some of the twitchyness of the computer player away.
> (Xilinx appnote #52).
> Enjoy, I look forward to any and all feedback.
> If anyone wants to brave my source code and think about a PAL
> conversion, I would be happy to send it to you to look at.  (Manuel?)
> In any case, I will release the full source code eventually anyway.
> Thanks,
> Billy
> P.S. I am also looking for a different name for "Sudden Death" scoring
> which really means "you must beat your opponent by at least two  
> points."
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