solidcorp Posted April 18, 2011 Share Posted April 18, 2011 Has anyone ever made a 32 character text display on the 2600? I've seen the 24 character display And I think Thomas Jentzsch did a 28 character display (used in the Harmony cart?). I've been working on one for several weeks and just got it working last night. It's not perfect, it's off center and has a minor character spacing artifact that I'm pretty sure is insurmountable but it's acceptable. I verified it works in both Stella and on the Harmony cartridge (hats off to the Stella team, this kernel uses the hardware in a weird way but the emulation is 100% true to the real platform). It truly can display 32 character strings of any text within the 51 character font. The interleaved text it 10 lines tall and it takes a little more than that to reload the 80 byte buffer. I found an art style/theme that really works within the quirky constraints, I'm not ready to show it though. I haven't finished the Venetian blinds or have it scrolling yet either, but those are details, technically the hard part is done. This will be part of the 64k StarCastle mega cart. By the way, the 64K cartridge hardware with 2 software programmable LEDs is working too. Scott Williamson 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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