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Warlords fix for XRGB-mini

Posted by SpiceWare, in Warlords 22 August 2015 · 974 views

In this topic about the exciting new RGB mod for the 2600, collinp reported that the XRGB-mini had problems syncing with Warlords. I took a quick look and noticed that VSYNC was set before the WSYNC, instead of after, which resulted in the sync signal starting late in the scanline.
 I did a quick hack via Stella to swap the order. The hack r...


Warlords Status Update 3

Posted by , in Warlords 12 February 2006 · 909 views

Didn't get as far as I'd like due to being laid up with a sinus infection; but, I'm down to 2 RAM variables to decipher and have 125 labels renamed with 197 to go.


Warlords Status Update

Posted by , in Warlords 05 February 2006 · 1,818 views

I'm down to 8 RAM variables to decipher and have 108 labels renamed1   with 214 to go.  A couple interesting finds:each player's paddle is only read every 4th frame.  There's a couple subroutines, that I named SmoothXmotion   and SmoothYmotion  , that are used to smooth out the motion over the 4 frames between paddle readings.  As a test I cha...


Found a bug that can kill you

Posted by , in Warlords 24 January 2006 · 778 views

During the Vertical Blank the program converts the paddle reading to x-y sprite coordinates as well as setting the X sprite position of the top players and calculating the X positioning values for the bottom players. However, the sequence isn't in the correct order. It's not a major deal, unless you have captured a fireball. If you're...


Updating 2600 Warlords

Posted by , in Warlords 22 January 2006 · 977 views

I'm working on enhancing Warlords for the 2600. I plan to convert it to 8K then start hacking away. I'm currently on step 1 and have attached the source with my first weeks worth of commenting in case anybody would like to review it.1) Document Source2) Convert to 8K3) find RAM for new routines (rewrite of wall routines should free up 32...





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