[Coco] Cartridge size limit?
lee at 8bitcoder.com
Wed May 4 09:24:33 EDT 2016
I don't think one should loose site of memory constraints of 8-bit machines, even now when memory is cheaper. It's part of the fun, and reason for coding on a system with 64KB instead of 64GB! Use the extra memory to make the game bigger and better. Like more frames of animation.
I'll probably go back and instead of pre allocating the memory needed for a level, I will just point to a free block of ram and use it. Looking at my source, I would save 4.5K right there.
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10 + 1 = 3
> On May 4, 2016, at 09:00, Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>> On 4/05/2016 10:50 PM, Robert Gault wrote:
>> and you require a much smaller ROM.
> It might have made a difference back in the day, but now... ???
> I had a discussion very recently with the guy who is porting Pentagram (Knight Lore sequel) to the Atari 8-bit. I mentioned that I was considering pre-flipping all the sprites as an optimisation on the Coco3 which would require an additional 16KB of RAM. His response was that it was a "waste of memory". I thought it a funny comment to make, because the memory is just sitting there empty if I don't use it! :)
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