[Coco] Next arcade port to CoCo 3
msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Mon Apr 9 20:43:30 EDT 2007
Marcus Vinicius Garrett Chiado wrote:
> The very next arcade port I´d love to see is ELEVATOR ACTION.
> Do you think our CoCo can handle it?
IMHO - and I'd love to be proven wrong - I'd have to say no.
The main CPU is a 4MHz Z80. Sound involves a 3MHz Z80, another MCU and no
less than four (4) AY8910s - so definitely no sound except for samples I
suppose. I bit much to ask of a 1.79MHz 6809...
The biggest problem I see is scrolling large areas of the screen as the
player moves up and down in the elevator - something done in hardware on the
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