Notes from reddit/r/ReverseEngineering job post
23 June 2011¶
Linked pastebin entry starts with
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Viewing the resulting file shows the start of the file is ASCII with the remainder of the file binary data. Part of the ASCII text points to:
Which provides the helpful note at the bottom:
FYI. Atari 2600.
So, interestingly enough, apparently a valid 2600 ROM can begin with ASCII text. :)
Find an Atari 2600 emulator:
And, why not, a disassembler for the 6507 CPU used too (handily enough this disassembler is actually Atarti 2600 specific):
- distella -- "Yes, disassemble, Stephanie!"
distella ships with a
.exe binary but I was able to build it with:
Running the executable without a ROM file resulted in a bus error on OS X--seeming due to a
Oh, yeah, so, I tried setting the first key as
planet but that caused a "ROM Integrity" complaint so I guess it's not that easy. :)
Anyway, this was supposed to avoid the distraction, so stopping here.