|Changing Atari VCS Graphics The Easy Way||Adam Trionfo||This 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 Hacking||2600||N/A||1.0||Beg||08 Sep 2010|
|TIA Color Charts||Glenn Saunders||A TIA color chart for NTSC,PAL and SECAM. A valuable chart to have when hacking or programming colors in a game.||Miscellaneous||2600||N/A||1.0||Beg||08 Sep 2010|
|Atari 2600 Memory Map||Kroko||A memory map of the Atari 2600. As you may notice, the memory of the Atari 2600 is very limited.||Assembly||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||08 Sep 2010|
|Atari 2600 TIA Map||Kroko||This 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.||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||08 Sep 2010|
|Atari 2600 RIOT Map||Kroko||This 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.||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||08 Sep 2010|
|Atari 2600 VCS Precise Sound Values and Distortion Breakdown||Glenn Saunders||This document is a description and chart of the various values for notes and distortion of the Atari 2600 sound.||Miscellaneous||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||02 Apr 1997|
|Programming the Atari 2600||Andrew Davie||This 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.||Assembly||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||04 Jan 2006|
|Atari 2600 VCS Sound Frequency and Waveform Guide||Eckhard Stolberg||This 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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|Miscellaneous||2600||N/A||1.01||Int||25 May 2000|
|Cart Information||Kevin Horton||This 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.||2600||N/A||6.0||Int||18 Apr 1997|
|How to Disassemble 8K Games with DiStella||Thomas Jentzsch||This document is a guide on how to disassemble 8KB sized games with the DiStella disassembler.||Assembly||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||13 Feb 2002|