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The Internal Magic of Activision Dragster

0Activision's first video game Dragster™ is a perfect example of this We all know by now that the Atari 2600™ was designed to display two 8 bit objects like the tanks in the Combat™ cartridge So how is it that Dragster™ can have two 48 bit wide smoothly moving objects on the screenThe Technical Wizardry Series includes a number of interactive volumes featuring hands on illustrations t.

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O explain the many techniues used to turn the lowly Atari 2600™ game system into the most versatile gaming platform of the last centuryVolume Two explains the extremely obscure technical tricks invented to make a game like Dragster possible Later volumes explore other popular 2600 games and how the simple video circuitry of the system was manipulated to make those much complex games possibl.

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The Atari Video Computer System™ started it all There were other early game systems but the Atari VCS also known as the 2600 was the first commercially successful programmable home game playerThen along came Activision the first third party video game cartridge publisher Founded by unappreciated Atari game designers Activision greatly expanded the state of the art of programming for the 260.


About the Author: David Crane

David Patrick Crane born 1953 in Nappanee Indiana United States is a video game designer and programmerCrane originally worked in the field of hardware design for National Semiconductor Crane started his programming career at Atari making games for the Atari 2600 He also worked on the operating system for the Atari 800 computer After meeting co worker Alan Miller in a tennis game Miller



1 thoughts on “The Internal Magic of Activision Dragster

  1. says:

    An outstanding inside look at the tricks behind writing code for the Atari 2600 Some understanding of 6502 assembly is helpful

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