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Introduction: 2600 Programming for Newbies

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I'm tempted to start an interactive course/dialog to help newcomers to '2600 programming get up and running. Just wondering how many people would follow such a happening.

 

* If you would be interested in participating, post a reply to this

* What particular areas of progamming would you like to see covered

* what level of knowledge should be assumed

* any comments?

 

My tentative title for the course would be "000001010 00101000 00000000 01100101" - 10 points to the first person who can tell me what on earth this means :)

 

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A

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i will only be learning mc68000 from the jaguar. and next to that . i also want another system to program for. so count me in for the atari 2600.

 

however. i nwould aprreciate it. if you made an .txt/.word file of everything you described. that would be much better than all the topics.

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I would like to try it although I have almost no programming knowledge at all so I imagine I won't last long.

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Hi Guest!  It's been a while!

 

Oops says Albert as he runs to fix the posting permissions for this forum..

 

..Al

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My tentative title for the course would be "000001010 00101000 00000000 01100101" - 10 points to the first person who can tell me what on earth this means :)

 

It means the name of your course in decimal is 170,393,701? :P

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* If you would be interested in participating, post a reply to this

 

COUNT ME IN!!!!

 

* What particular areas of progamming would you like to see covered

 

starting from scratch.......

how to make any game idea a reality through the 2600.

(of course given the limitations of the 2600)

 

it would be nice if it started with only 2k and 4k size games.

 

* what level of knowledge should be assumed

 

no assumptions.:ponder:

 

* any comments?

 

I AM REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THIS!

i have been struggling with the info on "How to Program" the 2600 that i have gathered for quite some time. i understand a lot but then it just becomes a mess after a while.:sad:

 

hacking games is one thing but making a game from scratch is the only TRUE personal endeavor in the Atari 2600 that i would REALLY like to pursue. :D

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Excellent! It'll be interesting to see some information above and beyond the (wonderful and useful) Space Invaders graphics mod pdf that is out there. I'll be tuning in!

 

Buck

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Im interested. Course I hope the teachings are compatible for MAC users using hex editors and hack-o-matic!

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Im interested. Course I hope the teachings are compatible for MAC users using hex editors and hack-o-matic!

 

We are not going to learn how to hack existing programs. We're big boys now, and we can put the toys away. Nothing I'm teaching should be platform-specific, so MAC users are very welcome to come along.

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Count me in Andrew!  :)

 

andrews avatar looks more scarier than the avatar fro the guy that drinks blood from his hands.

 

anyhow ron. nice avatar. just wanted to say that.

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anyhow ron. nice avatar. just wanted to say that.

 

Thank you sir. It comes from the Atari Collection Vol. 1 :)

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oooompa loompa doopity do - you can count me in if I were you.

 

responce inspired by Buck's avatar :D

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Im interested too!

 

But I dont a very little or none at all about assembly language programming but im very eager to learn.

 

Plus if I felt if I can learn how to successfully program the 2600, I feel like im then capable of learning anything.

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good point sharky - it looks well complicated - I'm gunna give it ago - but it's about time a vintage 2600 programmer-programmed some sort of developement suite - there will be new games all over the place then.

 

If I can do it my first game is gunna be called atari safari, Ive designed the cover already & got the concept - no-one will guess, it's to obscure :P

 

safari.gif

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safari.gif

 

The designed for game/cartridge would obviously be the easy part, hopefully you make soon be able to make your Safari a reality.

 

How come its copyrighted 1981 :| ?

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Oh it was in another thread - I just copied an old cart & pasted my stuff over it - thats all - plus it gives a proper 'retro' look. ;)

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