Learn Assembly Language by Making Games for the Atari 2600

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Programming games for the Atari 2600 platform using 6502 Assembly Language

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Gustavo Pezzi


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r/atari • comment
6 points • gimp3695

There is a really interesting Udemy course made just for this. I haven’t taken it but check this out.


r/computerscience • comment
4 points • HarshGopher

Learn Assembly Language by Making Games for the Atari 2600 is a very good udemy course that I can suggest.

r/atari • comment
5 points • Scoth42

If you're asking about how to program 2600 games, you basically have two options. The easiest is going to be batari BASIC. It's fairly straightforward but you aren't going to be able to fully unlock the "power" of the platform with it. The other option is going all-in with assembly language. This will allow you to squeeze every bit of power out of it, but it's not easy. The 2600 is a particularly difficult platform for various reasons.

Keep in mind you're not really going to be "porting" anything so much as reimplementing it from the ground up. This is well before the era of cross-platform development tools where you tweak some compile options and suddenly have a working release for another platform. You might could adapt some of the assembly from other 6502/6507 ports for certain aspects but I wouldn't count on it. In addition, the 2600 is such a different platform architecturally to anything that came later (for example, it has no framebuffer, so you're building the screen line by line every frame) that trying to reuse/hack/adapt existing code is going to be tricky.

r/thenetherlands • comment
1 points • lacerezamakesyoumove

Het is deze: https://www.udemy.com/course/programming-games-for-the-atari-2600/

En duurt 11 uur.

Normaal doe ik wat rond het web, dus ik ben reuze benieuwd.

Kijkt naar verstoft LISP boek.

Dit gaat lukken. 💪

r/programming • comment
1 points • watr

The course is super well done. I am thoroughly enjoying it. The guy teaching it is really very good at teaching (no surprise, as he's an actual professor):


r/beneater • comment
1 points • rehsd

Sounds awesome! I'm going to go through this course this weekend: https://www.udemy.com/course/programming-games-for-the-atari-2600/learn/lecture/13211942?start=0#overview. :)

r/Atari2600 • comment
1 points • jaganganesh

Hello @thatatomcat, I recently purchased a book Making Games for the Atari 2600 by Steven Hugg. If you are interested in developing games for Atari 2600, I would highly recommend this book.

Apart from this, I also enrolled in Learn Assembly Language by Making Games for the Atari 2600 Udemy Course.

r/asm • comment
1 points • lopsidedcroc