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Technical Space Invaders question

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#1 eegad OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:18 PM

Apologies if this has been asked before...

I was just playing Space Invaders and was wondering about the same thing I recall wondering about as a kid. Most times when you shoot an invader, it explodes/disintegrates in a burst of tiny pixels (high res effect for 2600). But sometimes an invader just disappears when shot. Why? I assume there must be some type of timing conflict going on, but just wondering if one of the programming wizards on here could say precisely why it happens.

#2 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 AM

Interesting question indeed. Without looking into the code this is hard to tell. There seems to be no real technical reason for that.

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