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#1 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 21, 2003 8:51 PM

I'm tempted to start an interactive course/dialog to help newcomers to '2600 programming get up and running. Just wondering how many people would follow such a happening.

* If you would be interested in participating, post a reply to this
* What particular areas of progamming would you like to see covered
* what level of knowledge should be assumed
* any comments?

My tentative title for the course would be "000001010 00101000 00000000 01100101" - 10 points to the first person who can tell me what on earth this means :)

Cheers
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#2 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 21, 2003 8:55 PM

* raises hand
I forgot to take down the Christmas lights? j/k

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Posted Wed May 21, 2003 8:56 PM

Only 2 points for figuring that out? ;)

A little binary humor.

#4 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 21, 2003 9:03 PM

D'oh!

#5 The Historian OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 21, 2003 9:34 PM

2600: 101

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 4:32 PM

i will only be learning mc68000 from the jaguar. and next to that . i also want another system to program for. so count me in for the atari 2600.

however. i nwould aprreciate it. if you made an .txt/.word file of everything you described. that would be much better than all the topics.

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 5:15 PM

I would like to try it although I have almost no programming knowledge at all so I imagine I won't last long.

#8 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 5:16 PM

Hi Guest! It's been a while!

#9 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 5:30 PM

Hi Guest!  It's been a while!


Oops says Albert as he runs to fix the posting permissions for this forum..

..Al

#10 NE146 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 5:36 PM

My tentative title for the course would be "000001010 00101000 00000000 01100101" - 10 points to the first person who can tell me what on earth this means :)


It means the name of your course in decimal is 170,393,701? :P

#11 SPIKE OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 6:44 PM

* If you would be interested in participating, post a reply to this


COUNT ME IN!!!!

* What particular areas of progamming would you like to see covered


starting from scratch.......
how to make any game idea a reality through the 2600.
(of course given the limitations of the 2600)

it would be nice if it started with only 2k and 4k size games.

* what level of knowledge should be assumed


no assumptions.:ponder:

* any comments?


I AM REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THIS!
i have been struggling with the info on "How to Program" the 2600 that i have gathered for quite some time. i understand a lot but then it just becomes a mess after a while.:sad:

hacking games is one thing but making a game from scratch is the only TRUE personal endeavor in the Atari 2600 that i would REALLY like to pursue. :D

#12 Agent X OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 24, 2003 7:15 PM

I'm interested!

#13 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 26, 2003 3:19 PM

Excellent! It'll be interesting to see some information above and beyond the (wonderful and useful) Space Invaders graphics mod pdf that is out there. I'll be tuning in!

Buck

#14 jredant OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 7:24 AM

I'm working on something similar. So I'm definately going to snag some ideas!

#15 ATARI TROLL OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 7:59 AM

Im interested. Course I hope the teachings are compatible for MAC users using hex editors and hack-o-matic!

#16 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 8:36 AM

Im interested. Course I hope the teachings are compatible for MAC users using hex editors and hack-o-matic!


We are not going to learn how to hack existing programs. We're big boys now, and we can put the toys away. Nothing I'm teaching should be platform-specific, so MAC users are very welcome to come along.

#17 ATARI TROLL OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 9:38 AM

Cool. Glad we don't have to use the toys anymore! Thanks again for replying back!

#18 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 28, 2003 2:47 PM

Count me in Andrew! :)

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Posted Wed May 28, 2003 2:51 PM

Count me in Andrew!  :)


andrews avatar looks more scarier than the avatar fro the guy that drinks blood from his hands.

anyhow ron. nice avatar. just wanted to say that.

#20 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 29, 2003 11:12 AM

anyhow ron. nice avatar. just wanted to say that.


Thank you sir. It comes from the Atari Collection Vol. 1 :)

#21 wapchimp OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 30, 2003 3:51 AM

oooompa loompa doopity do - you can count me in if I were you.

responce inspired by Buck's avatar :D

#22 Sharky OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 31, 2003 2:32 PM

Im interested too!

But I dont a very little or none at all about assembly language programming but im very eager to learn.

Plus if I felt if I can learn how to successfully program the 2600, I feel like im then capable of learning anything.

#23 wapchimp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 31, 2003 3:29 PM

good point sharky - it looks well complicated - I'm gunna give it ago - but it's about time a vintage 2600 programmer-programmed some sort of developement suite - there will be new games all over the place then.

If I can do it my first game is gunna be called atari safari, Ive designed the cover already & got the concept - no-one will guess, it's to obscure :P

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#24 Sharky OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2003 12:25 AM

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The designed for game/cartridge would obviously be the easy part, hopefully you make soon be able to make your Safari a reality.

How come its copyrighted 1981 :| ?

#25 wapchimp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2003 7:55 AM

Oh it was in another thread - I just copied an old cart & pasted my stuff over it - thats all - plus it gives a proper 'retro' look. ;)




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