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#3871610 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on 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.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.../Screen_burn-in




#3871602 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:24 PM

man alive.

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

this is incredibly cool!




#3869965 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on 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:




#3867954 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on 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.




#3866253 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 PM

400/800 Asteroids




#3866216 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:18 PM

well. happy to share anything i can remember :)




#3866203 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 PM

well. i am really me. and i sort of remember 1981. it was a long time ago...




#3866201 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:59 AM

 

Dennis Debro commented nearly half of it.  Don't know if he ever got around to finishing it.  Odd thing, every site that had the file appears to be offline...but this is the most-recent file I had from him:

Thanks! 




#3865363 In defense of Pac-Man...

Posted by Tod frye on Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:52 AM

yeah. well. so. 

does anyone know where I can find a disassembly of the good old 2600 PacMan?

lots of details i don't remember :)