IMO, the Debugger is a powerful and complex tool. Dropping into it just to change a memory location or see the current value within one isn't the best use of it. And with the Cheater, you have to enter your memory locations and values and it constantly updates them in memory unless you uncheck them. Why would I want to continuously update say a screen color change?
As for the terminology "peek/poke", I really don't care what it's called as long as the functionality is there. I do think "peek/poke" sounds more "Atari-ish" than "Mem Change", which sounds more "Microsoft-ish" to me.
All I can say is I think it would be a very useful addition. We'll see.
Please don't think it was a personal dislike of your idea, we are not like that in here, its just that many of us in here are experienced with Altirra be it on its usability or deeply technical, the spread of knowledge in here is wide between folks and we have seen requests for many things and by now we have a good idea of what Avery will like and his style of programming although he does surprise us with all sorts when we least expect it
One thing we know is that Avery likes to keep Altirra as friendly to the user as possible so multiple semi repeat function requests are something we have come to expect as not being favourable but as said, he is the only boss of Altirra here, we just chime in like yourself and he likes it or not, so it either goes on his to do list or he very politely declines.
Can't ask for more..
And yes, as I said I can see how you find the debugger use for something so simple a little overkill which is kindly why the cheat engine was very kindly added as one of my and maybe other requests a long while ago, a third option to manipulate memory was always going to be a push I thought..
Again, the name you liked isn't being treated with dislike and it does sound very 8 bit'ish with the Speccy and C64 being known in the UK as the peek and poke favourites but it was just that it looked a little confusing to me...
Nothing personal, we all love seeing new idea's for features, most of us sit there and say "hell I wish I'd thought of that", some great things have happened because of user requests but they all can't go in and when Da Boss decides we remain grateful that Altirra is as amazing as it is. As exactly the same as you, a fellow user of Altirra I'd hate to think you were put off with suggesting idea's because you hear people say they think it won't happen, its just we have seen so many be added or not and Avery is a busy busy guy so even with the best will in the world not every thing can be added that we all suggest as much as we would love to see them
Edited by Mclaneinc, Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:58 AM.