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#1 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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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.

 

Cheers,

Dion

 

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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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.



#8 roryjr OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 AM

Got mine Saturday.  There's another book on Lulu, too.  Just ordered that one. Soon, I'll have both.



#9 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 28, 2018 8:00 AM

Soon, I'll have both.

 

 

Cool. Maybe you can compare and provide some info.



#10 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 28, 2018 10:06 AM

 

Got mine Saturday.  There's another book on Lulu, too.  Just ordered that one. Soon, I'll have both.

 

 

I'm not aware of another "Stella Programmer's Guide" on Lulu. Or are you referring to the revised "Atari 2600 Programming for Newbies"?



#11 roryjr OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 PM

 

I'm not aware of another "Stella Programmer's Guide" on Lulu. Or are you referring to the revised "Atari 2600 Programming for Newbies"?

 

Atari 2600 Programming for Newbies - Revised Edition in another thread.



#12 OldAtAtari OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2018 7:38 PM

I just ordered my copy! Thank you, Dionoid!






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