Let’s Make A Retro Game – EP14 – TMS9918A Graphics
This is the 14th video in my series, where I am going to work through the steps required to make a home brew game for a retro 8-bit console or computer system.
In each episode I will work through various topics, such as tools, methods and design.
All of the information referenced in each episode will have an associated article on my web site.
In this episode we are going to step away from our game to learn a little bit more detail on how graphics work on computers that use the TMS9918A graphics processor. At the end of this episode we will have put together a bit of a graphical demo.
I have included the complete code for this section, so you can follow through the various steps without having to worry about typing in code.
The supplied code has folders for Coleco, MSX and Spectravideo systems and each one contains two folders:
Start – where we start in this episode and
End – the final code and a copy of the ROM file.
The corresponding article with all download links and more detail on what is covered in this episode is available on my website here:
Next episode we continue covering some more details of the graphics capabilities of our TI-993X systems i.e. MSX, Colecovision, Sega SG-1000 etc.
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