[stella] CXM0P value on start up??

Subject: [stella] CXM0P value on start up??
From: "Dennis Debro" <dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 08:26:10 -0400
Hi there,

I read the thread on AA
(http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=72310) where Ken let
us know that Alex Leavens was deceased. Later Bruce posted an interview
Alex did for a magazine. This got me a little curious in Alex's work.

I ran Stargunner through Distella and I see Alex uses $00 for the START
vector and the BRK is set to the actual cart start up. Is this safe? If
the 2600 starts up in a random state as we believe it does then couldn't
CXM0P be set on power up?

Is the dump I have accurate? Does he really jump to $00 on start up
expecting a BRK to occur? It seems dangerous to jump to $00 expecting it
to cause a BRK. Then again, I haven't read any reports of it not working

Take care,

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