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Hardware Sprites?
« on: 2012.September.19. 10:28:42 »
Has anyone ever tried using the EC0-3 inputs for hardware sprites?

It looks like it could be done quite easily with either a high speed MCU hooked up to a dual port SRAM to act as a line buffer, or a small 5v FPGA.

Would make an interesting project! :)

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Re: Hardware Sprites?
« Reply #1 on: 2012.September.19. 10:32:47 »
Has anyone ever tried using the EC0-3 inputs for hardware sprites?
I never heard such project :-(

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Would make an interesting project! :)
Yes!

The sprites is the major deficiency in the Enterprise skills  :cry:

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Re: Hardware Sprites?
« Reply #2 on: 2012.September.19. 11:08:25 »
And who will make games that uses hw sprites?

You cant convert games because no specy or cpc games that uses sprites because specy and cpc has no hw sprites...
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Re: Hardware Sprites?
« Reply #3 on: 2012.September.19. 11:14:02 »
And who will make games that uses hw sprites?

You cant convert games because no specy or cpc games that uses sprites because specy and cpc has no hw sprites...

Sorry, I should have elaborated a bit. I'm a game developer by trade, and like the idea of writing new games for old systems as it's a different kind of programming and different set of problems to what we have today. I've been pondering doing something on the Enterprise for a while, but lack the time currently.

I also happen to like hardware development, so I saw the Enterprise as an interesting way to combine the two.

I know it's completely daft as the hardware sprite cartridge itself would probably be a one-off, so the only person who'd be able to see the game would be myself. However I still find the idea really interesting! Hardware sprites were all the rage when I was growing up.... ;)

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Re: Hardware Sprites?
« Reply #4 on: 2012.September.19. 11:17:27 »
You cant convert games because no specy or cpc games that uses sprites because specy and cpc has no hw sprites...
But the MSX have hw sprites!

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Re: Hardware Sprites?
« Reply #5 on: 2012.September.19. 11:18:31 »
But the MSX have hw sprites!

And so does the GX4000 and CPC+ of course... :)