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DCP+ Build Environment

Posted by flickertail, 25 December 2017 · 339 views

DCP+ Build Environment Tonight I installed the development environment for DCP+, I will fiddle around with it and hopefully be able to suck some additional cycles from my scan lines.
Ubuntu 14.05 - Check
Shared Folders - Check
ARM Compiler - Check
Test Source Build - Check
Using the DCP+ tools, I'll probably implement a horizontally scrolling broomball pitch... and dynam...

Full Set of Players - Well, minus the Seeker

Posted by flickertail, 19 December 2017 · 221 views

Full Set of Players - Well, minus the Seeker I added a full compliment of sprites for the pitch area. The original idea was to make the center of the pitch where the goalies and centers are located to split into an interlaced area. Where GRP0 would be both goalies on the A/B frames (no flicker, no space between scan lines), and GRP1 would be the alternating team centers on A and B (no flicker, but t...

7800 Not Doing So Good

Posted by flickertail, 18 December 2017 · 245 views

I work at Univ of North Dakota, and I know one of the archaeologist who participated in the ET Dig in the New Mexico landfill.
Not long after the movie about the dig was released, we had a screening on campus, which featured...

Got my 7800 and... my PXL 2000?

Posted by flickertail, 17 December 2017 · 268 views

Got my 7800 and... my PXL 2000? Met up with my mom at the mall today, and got my Atari 7800. 
In the same storage box I also found my old Fischer Price PXL 2000 video camera, a Christmas gift circa 1988, when video cameras were super expensive. The PXL 2000 was $99, and used high-bias audio cassette tapes to record 60 minutes of B&W video. Ahhh.... the memories... and extremely...

Harmony Cart

Posted by flickertail, 16 December 2017 · 259 views

Harmony Cart My Harmony Cart arrived yesterday.
Since, I have started reading up on DPC+ bankswitching.
I bought the HC simply because I wanted to see the games I am developing on real hardware, but now I see that the features I want to add to Broomball will be so much easier (or even possible) with DPC+.
Quite frankly, I like the idea of writing...

Atari Age Gift Certificate

Posted by flickertail, 11 December 2017 · 259 views

Atari Age Gift Certificate Alas, my family cannot see past my Amazon for xmas gifts.
So today, I added the link to the Atari Age Gift Certificate page to my Amazon Wish List using the "I want" box. Here's hoping that at least one person will copy & paste the link into a web browser.
I there is a better way, I'm all ears.

Bouncing Quaffle

Posted by flickertail, 09 December 2017 · 247 views

Bouncing Quaffle Updated the Broomsticks bin today.
Freed up 20 bytes of by implementing Indirect Indexed Addressing. Discovered in order to do so I had to swap all my X Register code with my Y Register code.
Then I used that extra ram to bounce the Quaffle around the screen.

Broomsticks - Quidditch - Hockey

Posted by flickertail, 07 December 2017 · 214 views

Broomsticks - Quidditch - Hockey After a hiatus of 10 years, I have returned to try to finish a game. Hopefully the Atari Age community will keep me motivated, because admittedly, the going will probably be somewhat slow.
Where to start? I don't know if I have any great original ideas for game. Especially one that has really great graphics, so my plan is to try to turn the real wo...

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