Table of contents
|Chapter 01 : Warming up||In this chapter, we get to know Mega Drive’s beating heart – the 68K. We write our first miniature programs in 68K assembly, convert those to a ROM using a custom tool and run them in an emulator.|
|Chapter 02 : The Blue Screen of Birth||In this chapter, we build the shortest imaginable program that actually does something on the Mega Drive: change the background color. We achieve that by writing very specific stuff to very specific memory locations.|
|Chapter 03 : Taking out the trash||This chapter walks us through the ugly business of initializing hardware.
We manage however to ameliorate the ugliness with some preparatory work. We find a decent assembler that allows us to include files, and we write subroutines and macros that automate stuff for us and make the code more structured and presentable.