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Stella Programmer's Guide - reprinted book

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#1 Dionoid OFFLINE  


    Combat Commando

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Posted Sun May 6, 2018 4:50 AM

Hi there!  I just joined AtariAge a few months ago because I bought an old Atari VCS and now want to write my own game(s).

I did some C64 assembly before, but programming for the Atari 2600 is a real challenge!


While browsing for good technical documentation, I noticed a lot of people recommended to read the "Stella Programmer's Guide" by Steve Wright, which can be downloaded as PDF.


I thought it would be nice to have this guide as an actual booklet, so I took the PDF, cropped and scaled it for printing on US Trade Size (6" x 9"), then added a nice book-cover and finally uploaded it to lulu.com (the on-demand printing company).


You can order it for $2.45 here: http://www.lulu.com/...t-23612618.html

(in Europe the price is somewhat higher: €3.45)


Note that I'm not making a single dollar-cent on this; you only pay for the printing of the booklet. And lulu.com regularly has these promotions where they offer free shipping, making this a real bargain.


The booklet has a full-color cover (showing a heavy sixer) and looks and feels really nice - if I may say so myself.  Please see the attachments.





P.S. On the back of the booklet, I added a little photo of a bike. I think you can guess the brand :-)



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Edited by Dionoid, Tue May 8, 2018 4:22 PM.

#2 scitari OFFLINE  


    Space Invader

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Posted Sun May 6, 2018 5:45 AM

Wow! Thanks for doing this. This is awesome. I definitely plan to order one.

#3 JeremiahK OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun May 6, 2018 3:30 PM

Nice work! I will have to order one tonight!

#4 cimmerian OFFLINE  


    Star Raider

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Posted Wed May 9, 2018 11:37 AM

Great stuff, thanks so much for doing this! Just ordered one, it'll be nice to have the guide cleanly formatted in paper form!

#5 tdp OFFLINE  


    Chopper Commander

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 PM

Nice one. Ordered.


Discount code for today - 14th May = BOOKSHIP18


10% off and free shipping.

#6 JeremiahK OFFLINE  


    Chopper Commander

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  • Location:Indiana, USA

Posted Wed May 16, 2018 1:57 PM

Just got mine today, it's even nicer than I expected!  Thank you for taking the time to do this.

#7 stephena OFFLINE  


    River Patroller

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 2:03 PM

Got mine a few days ago.  Didn't get free shipping or a discount, but I'm still very satisfied with the product.

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