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Poll: Do you want to see this as a book? (186 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you want to see this as a book?

  1. Yes (312 votes [96.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 96.30%

  2. No (12 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

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#1 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 26, 2003 8:10 PM

Should this tutorial be tidied up, turned into a book and hawked to a publisher for release in hard-copy format?

#2 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 26, 2003 9:03 PM

A book version of this tutorial is an excellent idea. I've been copying and pasting each post into a MS Word Document and tidying it up for myself, but I'd definitely buy a copy if it was published, if anything just to support all of your hard work!

AM

#3 Brian D. Deuel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 26, 2003 9:07 PM

A book version of this tutorial is an excellent idea.  I've been copying and pasting each post into a MS Word Document and tidying it up for myself, but I'd definitely buy a copy if it was published, if anything just to support all of your hard work!

AM


Ditto. Word for word. Exactly.

#4 Cybergoth OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 12:57 AM

Hi there!

Should this tutorial be tidied up, turned into a book and hawked to a publisher for release in hard-copy format?


Hehe, I assume it is killing Mike to see that you are writing the book in a few days under his very eyes, which he was talking about for some three years now :D

Well, to answer your question: I definetely want to have this as a book. I have a collection of some 50+ 8-Bit Assembly books and yours certainly would become the crown-jewels of that collection!

Greetings,
Manuel

#5 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 1:05 AM

Hi there!

Should this tutorial be tidied up, turned into a book and hawked to a publisher for release in hard-copy format?


Hehe, I assume it is killing Mike to see that you are writing the book in a few days under his very eyes, which he was talking about for some three years now :D

Well, to answer your question: I definetely want to have this as a book. I have a collection of some 50+ 8-Bit Assembly books and yours certainly would become the crown-jewels of that collection!

Greetings,
Manuel



Sometimes a bit of competition actually gets people off their bums, and gets products out the door. I would welcome him finally deciding to publish - and meanwhile I'll just keep plodding away!

#6 SPIKE OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 1:07 AM

Should this tutorial be tidied up, turned into a book and hawked to a publisher for release in hard-copy format?


i think it would be EXCELLENT.

i have been laying out the pages in Pagemaker.
(i'm on a Mac)
:)

i have an Atari binder i have been filling up with info from the web for quite sometime. (schematics, OpCodes, bankswitching, source code, mods, etc.)
your info is going in the front with the Stella Programmer's manual.

what would be REALLY nifty is if the book also feature Mods and hack info as well.
maybe a CD with code, tools, and other things.

a really nice compendium for the 2600 fanatic!!!

#7 Happy_Dude OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 1:24 AM

I'd buy that :D

#8 spingk OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 5:08 AM

I'd buy it. Im only on part 3 of your tut atm but it rocks so far!

#9 ATARI TROLL OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 9:40 AM

This will be an awesome book!

#10 adonis_minus_20 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 10:14 AM

I haven't posted in the forum regarding the programming class, but I've been following along. I would definitely buy a book with this information! This is good stuff! :)

Jim

#11 JCroniger OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 6:53 PM

Very cool Andrew. This is a great resource!! Thanks for your time and effort :)

#12 Brad2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 27, 2003 7:26 PM

I'm dying to get into programmin and possibly hacking games myself.

I just need to find some time.

I have several great ideas for games that will go to waste unless I learn how to program.

#13 Cassidy Nolen OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 28, 2003 9:14 AM

Absolutely!

You are the man for doing this. Of course, we would all love a book of it!

Cassidy

Sign me up for a pre-order whenever you can

#14 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 28, 2003 2:49 PM

I'd buy two (2). One for use and one for the shelf to archive. :)

#15 perryrhodan OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 28, 2003 6:38 PM

Maybe a .PDF format file will be extrememy fine too. Or a Word format document.

#16 Sheldon Sims OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 29, 2003 10:28 AM

This tutorial is great. A hardcopy would be fantastic. I vote YES for the book.

#17 Sheddy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 29, 2003 12:32 PM

Definitely worth turning into a book IMO. (Still can't beat the user interface of a book) :D

You've a great way of explaining things, which makes it SEEM almost straightforward to use the 2600!

#18 spingk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 29, 2003 2:19 PM

Maybe a .PDF format file will be extrememy fine too. Or a Word format document.

I have a compiled word copy. http://www.spingk.us/Atari%202600.doc is the url. It has the latest sesions.

#19 atarigamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 29, 2003 2:57 PM

Yes! I would definatly buy a copy!

#20 chadtower OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 30, 2003 9:36 AM

I would absolutely buy one.

#21 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 30, 2003 10:12 AM

Here is a PDF of the lessons to date. I have also included follow-on discussions where appropriate and Andrew's (and others) comments.

It is 687Kb zipped and 3.57MB uncompressed.

Thanks Al for increasing the attachment size limit to accomodate this. :)

Attached Files



#22 seventh sage OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 31, 2003 2:24 PM

Idon't know who wouldn't want to see this great tutorial become a book. I for one, would definately consider buying it. From what I've read (up to session 10) I can tell that this is going somewhere, and it's been very useful to me. Thanks again Andrew. :)

#23 zonk3r OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 31, 2003 7:13 PM

with cafepress.com doing books, you should be able to design and layout the book and print it very easily w/o much legwork on the distribution end as they do all that stuff. of course, you may not make as much per book using cafepress, but that really depends on the publisher you go with and what kind of prices they charge... you might find that the small amount that cafepress gives you is more than what you might make from an independent publisher.

#24 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 31, 2003 11:25 PM

I know I would pay up to $25 for Andrews' book just from what I've read so far. :)

Keep up the great work Andrew!

#25 Happy_Dude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 31, 2003 11:59 PM

Idon't know who wouldn't want to see this great tutorial become a book.

2/47 according to the poll :?




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