Re: [cc65] Colormania (was: TGI summary)

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: 2009-10-27 20:37:31
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 04:19:57PM -0300, Daniel Serpell wrote:
> The problem with the above is that a program that is designed to
> run on the Atari mode 9 normally expects index 0 to be black and
> index 15 to be white, with all the 14 grays in between, and this
> mapping will break the expectations.

I cannot see a problem with that, since cc65 is not (any more) an Atari
compiler. For a casual programmer, it is probably more important to have a
program run on another machine without much trouble. An Atari hardcode
programmer on the other side has no problem to change the palette.

> Perhaps a new api could be designed modeled on, for example,
> how X11 works:

Please come back to the ground:-) We're talking about 6502 machines with some
10KB of memory. And TGI is the "Tiny Graphics Interface". It was designed to
dive into simple graphics programming rather quickly. It was never designed as
a competitor to OpenGL or DirectX. 



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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