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Thomas Jentzsch

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Thomas Jentzsch last won the day on March 9 2015

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About Thomas Jentzsch

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    Thrust, Jammed, SWOOPS!, Boulder Dash, THREE·S, Star Castle
  • Birthday July 18

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    Always left from right here!
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    Düsseldorf, Germany, Europe, Earth
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    Programming, (TV- :-) Sports, Travelling

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  1. Wow, this is really a very impressive number. A big thanks to anyone who made this possible! And while the money will help for sure, the positive feedback is worth a lot too! BTW: If you cannot donate money, maybe you want to donate knowledge and become part of Stella development?
  2. Sorry, but you cannot overclock an Atari 2600. IIRC what I did was, I changed a counter variable, which controls the frames between each step of the miner. I would look it up, but my internet is currently dead slow.
  3. James, have you announced the event in the Marketplace forum too? Collectors might be very interested into anything special.
  4. Looks like I can participate some time during the first 2-3 hours of the 12 hour marathon and maybe a some minutes during the last 1 or 2 hours.
  5. I suppose you are using a modern TV and not a CRT, correct? Then the effect depends on how your TV handles the unusual signal coming from the 2600. Especially interlaced displays, like the Harmony menu (or e.g. Stellar Track and Dark Mage), are giving many modern TV problems to display well. Try your TV's settings, maybe you can find a setting which improves the display.
  6. I suppose the software was designed by MacOS users only.
  7. I think going to extremes is wrong in both directions. Also the UI has to be structured very well. I have seen cars where you have to navigate through 3, 4 or even 5 levels just to change the radio channel.
  8. The order as shown above is odd. Except for MacOS the standard is exactly the opposite.
  9. A very minor issue: When marking the site as read, the popup appearing has the buttons reversed.
  10. I am a fan of touchscreens, but replacing e.g. the radio volume and air condition temperature rotary knobs in a car with touch is IMO a major step backwards in usability.
  11. Ah, I see. Then my suggestions would change the gameplay significantly. More ideas: Flicker all sprites at least with 30Hz (even if not necessary), this makes increased flicker less noticeable. Use "luma boost" for flickered sprites, so that flickering sprites are not getting that much darker Alternatively, when enemies are flickering a lot, try using missiles which approximate a sprite shape. This means, when you combine the first two ideas, use no luma boost for 30Hz flickering, one level boost for 20Hz and maybe even more levels for 15Hz and below.
  12. Checkout Zeropage Homebrews (Twitch and YouTube), they have played a WIP some months ago.
  13. A26 is just another suffix for a raw ROM. A better ROM dump format has been discussed in the past, but has not been defined and implemented for various, mostly historical reasons.
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