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Tod frye

Member Since 8 Oct 2017
OFFLINE Last Active Oct 22 2017 10:12 AM

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In Topic: In defense of Pac-Man...

Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:29 PM

I keep seeing this brought up in this thread, but I thought it was common knowledge that Atari (at the time) demanded games like Pac-Man and Defender have a non-black background, because they wanted colorful games, and black was only for space games.

At the time there was a firm guideline that games which were not set in space could not use a black background.

Not that we wanted colorful games - but bright colors on black backgrounds would 'burn in' much more quickly.

And the compliant employee that i was obeyed without question.




In Topic: In defense of Pac-Man...

Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:24 PM

man alive.

total call out to http://8bitworkshop.com !

this is incredibly cool!

In Topic: In defense of Pac-Man...

Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:30 AM

HI Tod. Why did you assemble,and not just use the original Rom? Your Pac version was disappointing BITD, but we've read about the restrictions you were under, so it's all good. Many of us played it endlessly!

i use the disassembly because i am more interested in coding for the 2600 than i am in playing the games :smiley faced emoticon:

In Topic: In defense of Pac-Man...

Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:17 PM

well. what an odd feeling. 

just got my dasm and stella.

and assembled Pac-man for the first time in over 36 years. 


Some sort of time-warp. 

Mind boggling.

In Topic: In defense of Pac-Man...

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 PM

400/800 Asteroids