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24 Nov 2020 - Title Screen Help Request

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It's been a while since I have made anything, but I could never figure out how to use the title screen to make high res screens with text. I saw a manual here and there and it's quite confusing to me. Does anyone have a video like YouTube (or something similar) on where to click to make the screen then compile it all into a game or some easier manuals and examples to work with at the beginner level. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. After I get better at this I plan to move on music as that can be a challenge to for background music while playing or at the title screen or game over screen. 

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The Titlescreen Kernel is inevitably complex since it involves converting images to data that the atari can work with, and stitching together a number of assembly display kernels. Once you get used to the process though, it's not too difficult. Since it's designed to be modular, you can start small by e.g. displaying a single image, and adding onto the title screen from there.

 

I don't know of any video tutorials, but I and others can help walk you through the process here. Step one would be creating one of the images you want to use on your titlescreen. This should be a single color e.g. black on a white background.

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17 minutes ago, Karl G said:

The Titlescreen Kernel is inevitably complex since it involves converting images to data that the atari can work with, and stitching together a number of assembly display kernels. Once you get used to the process though, it's not too difficult. Since it's designed to be modular, you can start small by e.g. displaying a single image, and adding onto the title screen from there.

 

I don't know of any video tutorials, but I and others can help walk you through the process here. Step one would be creating one of the images you want to use on your titlescreen. This should be a single color e.g. black on a white background.

Karl G,

 

Thanks. That what I figured. I do okay with programming on a beginner level, but the really nice title screens are tuff. I will probably play with it some and maybe build a PowerPoint like info for work when I pass on information with arrows and where to click and what it does if I can get a simple one going. I'm sure I'm not the only only struggling with the title screens. Thanks again for confirming what I thought about the difficulty.

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15 minutes ago, Lewis2907 said:

Karl G,

 

Thanks. That what I figured. I do okay with programming on a beginner level, but the really nice title screens are tuff. I will probably play with it some and maybe build a PowerPoint like info for work when I pass on information with arrows and where to click and what it does if I can get a simple one going. I'm sure I'm not the only only struggling with the title screens. Thanks again for confirming what I thought about the difficulty.

That would probably be a good service for a number of people to complement the included manual. Some people learn a lot better from visual media like this. Feel free to ask questions here if you have trouble getting anything to work.

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