Re: [stella] on Batari BASIC

Subject: Re: [stella] on Batari BASIC
From: Kirk Israel <kirkjerk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:40:08 -0400
On 7/21/05, Fred Quimby <c9r@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Will Batari BASIC ever support a sound engine as nice as the one in
> >Gunfight though? Every once in a while I load up that game just to listen
> >to Manuel's rendition of "Ring of Fire". It sounds a lot nicer than most
> >Atari 800 BASIC music, even though the POKEY is a better sound chip than
> >the TIA...
> There are no plans to put in a sophisticated sound engine right now, but
> using the new data statement and TIA regs as variables is probably enough to
> make decent music, and frankly, this is not really any harder to do than
> music in Basic on many of the old 6502's, where you had just pokes and peeks
> and all that.

Yeah, at some point I might try to BASIC-ize the little music engine I
made for JoustPong.

I have some other ideas for a java based tool to aid with composing,
like a virtual 2600 music keyboard and some other stuff, but I ain't
promisin' yet
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