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TitleAuthorDescriptionCategoryPlatform AscendingGameVerLevelDate
Atari 2600 Memory MapKrokoA memory map of the Atari 2600. As you may notice, the memory of the Atari 2600 is very limited.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int08 Sep 2010
Atari 2600 TIA MapKrokoThis chip makes all the video displays and sounds for the 2600 VCS. It also has 6 registers which are used as A/D converters and for the trigger buttons on the joysticks. The chip also controls the RDY line of the CPU to initiate horizontal syncroni….Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Int08 Sep 2010
Atari 2600 TIA Hardware NotesAndrew TowersThere are a great deal of notes about the Atari 2600 TIA chip by Andrew Towers. It’s a long but worthwhile read.Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Adv06 Mar 2003
Atari 2600 Music And Sound Programming GuidePaul SlocumIt is difficult to do music on the Atari 2600 due to the limited pitch and two voices, but I’ve discovered some tricks to produce some pretty good music. This document covers most of what I know.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Adv19 Feb 2003
Atari 2600 RIOT MapKrokoThis is a memory map of the RIOT chip/device that reads all the console switches excluding power, including joysticks and controllers. It also contains the only RAM in the system and a general purpose timer.Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Int08 Sep 2010
Atari 2600 VCS Precise Sound Values and Distortion BreakdownGlenn SaundersThis document is a description and chart of the various values for notes and distortion of the Atari 2600 sound.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Int02 Apr 1997
Changing Atari VCS Graphics The Easy WayAdam TrionfoThis is an old but effective document in hacking graphics in Atari 2600 games. The document also shows you how to use DiStella and DASM that is relevant to hacking the graphics. It’s also much easier since graphics are more easily edited by bina….Graphics Hacking2600N/A1.0Beg08 Sep 2010
Programming the Atari 2600Andrew DavieThis document is for beginners to learn how to develop games for the Atari 2600. It’s a long read but covers a lot of concepts and doesn’t assume that you know everything about programming on this console.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int04 Jan 2006
Stella Programmer's GuideSteve WrightThis document appears to be official as it was written in 1979 by Steve Wright. This is a programmer’s guide but is also a very tough read for those not familiar with assembly programming and hardware.Assembly2600N/A1.0Adv03 Dec 1979
Atari 2600 VCS Sound Frequency and Waveform GuideEckhard StolbergThis is a guide to the TIA sound device and various charts for notes and distortions for both PAL and NTSC. A must read for hacking sound data.
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Miscellaneous2600N/A1.01Int25 May 2000
Cart InformationKevin HortonThis is a document about cart sizes and bank switching which could be very important to know when hacking some of the larger Atari 2600 games.Hardware Info.2600N/A6.0Int18 Apr 1997
TIA Color ChartsGlenn SaundersA TIA color chart for NTSC,PAL and SECAM. A valuable chart to have when hacking or programming colors in a game.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Beg08 Sep 2010
Guide to Cycle Counting on the Atari 2600Nick BensemaYou need every advantage when hacking and/or programming Atari 2600 games. Cycle counting is a necessary technique to master and this guide shows you how.Assembly2600N/A0.5aAdv17 Jul 1996
How to Disassemble 8K Games with DiStellaThomas JentzschThis document is a guide on how to disassemble 8KB sized games with the DiStella disassembler.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int13 Feb 2002
Sega 32X SDKOEMThe official Software Development Kit for the Sega 32X.Miscellaneous32XN/A1.0Adv12 Aug 1997
Collection of Sega 32X ManualsOEMWe’ve got the official SDK and we’ve got the official manual for this little beast. Seriously, if you’re even remotely interested in programming this puppy, you owe it to yourself (and possibly your unborn children) to download this an….Hardware Info.32XN/A1.0Adv29 Mar 2000
Official Documentation on the SH-2OEMHitachi’s docs on the 32x’s two main processors.Hardware Info.32XN/A1.0Adv18 Aug 1997
BIOS OS and Asteroids Source CodeOEMThis is the source code to the Atari 7800 BIOS and code for the game Asteroids as one package. This archive does not have any tools or assemblers.Source Code7800N/A1.0Adv30 Jan 1989
Neo*Geo MVS Hardware NotesCharles MacDonaldA description of most of the registers of the Neo Geo MVS along with detailed timing information and a few programming precautions. Most of the information is also applicable to the home console and CD platforms. Quality resource for hackers and ho….Hardware Info.ARCN/A1.0Adv22 Apr 2007
SH-4 Hardware SpecificationsOEMSH-4 programming manual. You’ll need it to work with the Dreamcast processor.Hardware Info.DCN/A1.0Int04 Mar 1999
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