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Colecovision programming


Gamegearguy

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I've been dabbling with Colecovision Basic a lot. I decided to attempt a port of Flying Hamburgers for it. I have so far a scrolling title screen. For the scrolling, I wanted something simple. Fortunately, I was able to get something working after a few hours and a provided example later.

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I can't believe there's three different shades of green. It helps with the look of the grass a lot. The straight blades help with seeing that the screen is moving forwards. Without them, it looks like it's jittering back and forth. In fact I thought the code wasn't working until I realized that perhaps it was but didn't look like it.

As a test, I made it so you can move the burger around on the title screen. The scrolling made it very hard to move the burger, until I realized that if I nested the burger movement into an if...next loop in the scrolling code, it would move a lot better. This burger is really cruisin'. I wish there was a way to slow it down a bit. Or perhaps I'll keep it in like this to show the power of the Colecovision and just make the enemies move slower.

So now what I need to do is start programming the first level. I'll do this the next time I get bored and want to spend a few hours programming stuff.

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