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The Starpath Supercharger

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Hi, Pixel Here.

 

I was wondering if i could get any more information about the Starpath Supercharger. I heard it could produce higher-quality graphics and color, but what are the specifications of said improvements?

 

Please let me know of the tech specs of the S.P.S, thanks, and as all-ways, see you!

 

-Pixelcrunch

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On 7/11/2019 at 9:35 PM, PixelCrunch said:

Hi, Pixel Here.

 

I was wondering if i could get any more information about the Starpath Supercharger. I heard it could produce higher-quality graphics and color, but what are the specifications of said improvements?

 

Please let me know of the tech specs of the S.P.S, thanks, and as all-ways, see you!

 

-Pixelcrunch

I don't think the Supercharger changed the 2600s video capacity, but it gave more memory, which allowed programmers to do more detailed graphics.

 

The 2600 is a weird beast in that it has no fixed graphics modes, but the developers are creating the graphics on the fly as the TV draws the image (aka chasing the beam)

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So, with that in mind, what is the maximum resolution of graphics that a stock Atari 2600 can draw compared to a Supercharged 2600?

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I never bought one of the superchargers back in the day because I didn't like cassette tapes.  I have one now that you can use an MP3 audio source.  It would have been interesting if BID they had offered games on vinyl. I can imagine a turntable linked to my 2600. :)

 

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