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#1 ziggystar OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:08 PM

Are there any 5200 games that have sprites that are drawn like the 2600 sprites where every scanline has a different color? It's like a multicolor sprite for instance in 2600 Double Dragon.

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I can't find any examples in the 5200 world. I'm trying to make some colorful sprites without using all 4 sprites for one character.  Multiplexing Might be an option as well.

 



#2 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:48 PM

Check out the Activision 5200 games.

#3 0078265317 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:57 PM

Wow, that looks pretty good for a 2600 game.



#4 ziggystar OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:04 PM

Ahh I see HERO does it. I need to figure out how that can work on the 5200.



#5 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:17 PM

My guess is to use either dynamic DLIs, or make your own 2600 style kernel, thus bypassing the Display List and interrupts feature that 5200 gives you.

I've thought about using one of these 2 methods myself, but never implemented either approach. I wonder if there is a 2600 kernel freely available for you to use and modify?




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