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    Smile How can we mimic an Atari 2600 flickering on MMF2?

    When 3 or more objects are on the same vertical position, how can we make them flicker like old times?
    And while at it, have a look at this page I made about using MMF2 to create Atari-esque games:
    http://aloan.site90.net/atari_graphics_simplified.html
    have a nice day!

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    Ok friends! here I am after 2 years of this question and today I found the answer, but somewhat! I need expert help heheheh!

    Well - my answer was to flash the object for: 1/100 of a second while on the same horizontal position as the other object... Fine... BUT....

    My question now is: 1/100 or 2/100? the flicker is less noticeable with 1 and more noticeable with 2...

    It seems that with 2 it ressembles more the Atari 2600 way... what do you guys think? 1 or 2? Btw, the game is set for 60 frames per second! which is the same as was on the Atari 2600!
    I read on the net that the flickering on the Atari VCS occured 30 times a second... so does the "2/100" mean 30 times a second? since the game is in 60 fps?
    I hope to get a yes?!

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    well no worries! I will stick with 1 less flicker and 2 normal flicker - btw, above webpage has been updated to only talk about drawing everything in one form!
    (in a 320x192 canvas)
    it is easier and right to the point of making that Atari 2600-esque game!
    and as time allows, I will continue to update my Atari 2600 demo "engine" mfa to be closer still to what the real Atari 2600 could do (as I've been studying more about its limitations) - when I upload I will post at the webpage!
    hey, Happy new year to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for sticking in there with this! I appreciate it!

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