Question about 512 colors in TITAN demo

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Question about 512 colors in TITAN demo

Post by Muzzy » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:17 pm

I guess it was discussed not once, but I can't find the answer in simple enough terms for the noob :oops:

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So the question is - are this 512 "forever colors" in TITAN demo can be chosen from standard+light+dark palettes (around 1408 colors in total), or it only one of 512 colors (standard/light/dark) palette? And it can be done not only for one (background) layer?

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Re: Question about 512 colors in TITAN demo

Post by Sik » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:28 am

1) No S/H involved (so the 512 color master palette)
2) It's changing a lot of colors every line (like the moose chase scene in Mickey Mania)
2b) which also means it's dropping sprites due to disabling display during hblank (the "your emulator suxx" message shows up if too many sprites are rendered)

EDIT: note that enabling or disabling S/H doesn't really matter much here (could have gone with 1408 using S/H if really wanted), just that this particular scene doesn't go to the extent of bothering with it.
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Re: Question about 512 colors in TITAN demo

Post by Miquel » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:27 am

Palettes are an independent element, so it works for whatever element choses it, sprites and both planes alike.

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Re: Question about 512 colors in TITAN demo

Post by Muzzy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:40 pm

Sik, Miquel - thanks for clarification. Guess I need dig into forum-reading at this topic more deeper.

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