SvOlli's Atari 2600 VCS hacking
These are the slides used for talks about the Atari 2600 VCS, which
can be seen on YouTube.
- The Atari 2600 VCS: The Ultimate Talk
- Video: YouTube, Slides: Ultimate_Atari_2600_Talk-28c3.zip (Size: 6669401; Date: 2012-01-07, 20:41 CET)
- A Demo Coders Guide To The 2600
- Video: YouTube, Slides: 2600_Demo_Coding.zip (Size: 618504; Date: 2013-04-30, 14:18 CEST)
- Yeah, it looks nice... but why are you doing this? - Why demo coding?
Three answers in five minutes.
- Video: YouTube, Slides: Why_Demo_Coding.zip (Size: 923361; Date: 2013-12-29, 18:39 CET)
- Yeah, it looks nice... but how are you doing this? -
Explaining a simple demo effect.
- Video: YouTube, Slides: PlasmaIn5Minutes.zip (Size: 13934815; Date: 2014-12-27, 17:11 CET)
- The intro for "The Ultimate Atari 2600 VCS Talk"
- Source+Binary: 28c3intro.tar.bz2 (Size: 9529; Date: 2013-05-06, 21:22 CEST)
- The intro for "A Demo Coder's Guide To The 2600"
- Source+Binary: rev3intro.tar.bz2 (Size: 9849; Date: 2013-05-06, 21:22 CEST)
- A test program for the unstable ane ($8b) instruction
- Source+Binary: test-ane.tar.bz2 (Size: 5382; Date: 2013-05-06, 21:29 CEST)
- Scene Demos 6-in-1
- The first ever successful release of a demo pack.
- Binary: demo6in1.zip (Size: 100390; Date: 2013-04-30, 14:43 CEST)
- Cover artwork: demo6in1cover.zip (Size: 278611; Date: 2013-06-23, 11:57 CEST)
Write Your Own Demo In 3 Hours
These are archives that contain everything used in my workshop on getting
people to write their own simple demo. Both tar.gz and zip archives are
available, you only need one. Each of these contains the tools needed for
assembling and running the code for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Just add
your favorite editor and off you go.
2600workshop.tar.gz (Size: 21806023; Date: 2013-12-29, 19:28 CET),
2600workshop.zip (Size: 21882180; Date: 2013-12-29, 19:30 CET)
How To Use CA65 To Develop For Atari 2600 VCS
I code my stuff in a Linux environment. Some other people use Windows, so
I decided to write up some small notes on how my code can be assembled and
run on Windows.
Now you should be able to build the software using "make".
- Install MinGW/msys as described here: http://mingw.org/wiki/Getting_Started.
You can uncheck the C compiler, but must check the "MSYS Basic
System" (second from the bottom). I will assume that you installed the
software to C:\MinGW, as suggested. If you chose otherwise, you have to
replace the pathnames provided here accordingly.
- Create the directory "C:\MinGW\local".
- Download "cc65-win32-version.zip" from ftp://ftp.musoftware.de/pub/uz/cc65/.
- Unpack the content of this archive to the directory created in step
- Download Stella-version-windows.zip from http://stella.sourceforge.net/downloads.php.
- Copy Stella.exe and SDL.dll from the 32-bit folder of that zip to the
- Edit C:\MinGW\msys\1.0\etc\fstab and add the following line:
- Added slides for third talk and workshop info and archives.
- Initial version of Page.