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Homebrew Chat / Re: Centron 3D - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew
« on: July 05, 2014, 00:05:45 AM »
Hi Guys, thanks for your interest in Centron 3D. We have worked very hard on this project.
It's only been 3 weeks since we started and it usually take a few months to create a great game
and we are only a 4 person business, well only 2 of us created Centron 3D.
Myself and one of my younger employees.

I'm the 6502 programmer and spent many nights working late to get this finished and I'm quite pleased
with the end result.  I can say we did run out of memory a few time so we had to cut back on some
graphics and anims but still it's a great game to play.

I wanted to have as much colour as I could get and the standard Atari graphics modes just wasn't enough,
so I create a new graphics mode called CMODE72.  This mode allows 72 colours on screen anywhere.
Think of it as a graphics mode with 72 different coloured pens. So you could do this COLOR 35:PLOT 10,10 : COLOR 60: DRAWTO 20,20. The colour palette is on our website

What this also means is that software sprites can have up to 72 colours in them.  Think of it as a low res VGA
mode. Resolution is 80x48x72 colours. We tried the higher rez's but with the game specs we instantly ran
out of memory so I had to use 80x48. We also want Centron 3D to run on everybody's 8-bits with 64k and above.
It was totally impossible to create Centron 3D for the 600xl with only 16kram so 64k was our goal.

Oh, playing Centron 3D on an old CRT monitor may flicker. We are using an LCD TV which double buffers the video causing no flicker at all. In fact most LCD T'V's today have double buffer video.
Alterria (Atari Emulator) has a feature called FRAME BLENDING. It works the same way as LCD T.V's.
We are not recommending playing Centron 3D using an old CRT monitor or TV. We haven't tested it on a CRT
due to not have one to test with. Those CRT screens are just to old now.

Thanks again for your support and hope you guys like Centron 3D.

It should be available in a few days. You can order on our website after 7th July 2014.

RPC-Games! Australia

« on: July 04, 2014, 01:29:05 AM »
Hi Guys and Gals, we have been personally been invited to join Retro Video Gamer and a big thank you
for the invite.

We at RPC-GAMES! in Australia are creating a brand new game for the Atari 8-Bit called Centron 3D.

A fast flying 72 colour (on screen at once) game.  We needed more colour on screen for our game
so we have created a brand new graphics mode called CMODE72. This new mode allows us to put
72 colours anywhere or any pixel anywhere on screen including software sprites. 

Centron 3D will be released on the 7th July 2014.

You can also check out the screen shots on our website

A YouTube video will be posted soon.

Thanks again for the invite to Retro Video Gamer.
We Love all 8 bits and 16bit computers.

RPC-GAMES! Australia

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