On the 2nd of November, there will be a three hour workshop in Hanover, Germany, called "My first own Atari 2600 VCS demo". The target audience is anyone who has some experience in a language like C or any assembler.
The basic idea is to give the people a very simple framework, that'll take care of the most crucial timing and setup stuff, leaving the newbie with a skeleton like:
; will be called every frame main: ; put preparation code here jsr waitvblank ; put display code here jsr waitscreen ; put aftermath code here jmp waitoverscan
The code like this would produce a stable black picture of 312 lines (PAL). Additionally to the sourcecode of the framework and tools (like a precompiled dasm for all mayor platforms), there will be some kind of (digital) handout, where I want to include informations on stuff that I can't go in detail, like a full overview of the 6502 instruction set. I'd like to use this thread to collect and sort out, what to include.
What will be included:
- Tjoppen's VCS rasterpaper ( http://www.acc.umu.s...n/derp/rp.pdf )
- Stella Programmer's Guide ( http://alienbill.com...s/stella.html )
- short overview about VCS registers (will be "pretty version" of my vcs.inc file, see attachment)
- charts with available VCS colors
What's still missing:
- 6502 overview
(both lists are incomplete)