SpriteWorld 2.3
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

SpriteWorld 2.3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A MAJOR UPDATE TO THE FREE, FAST, POWERFUL, AND EASY TO USE PROGRAMMER'S
LIBRARY FOR CREATING SPRITE ANIMATION IN MACINTOSH PROGRAMS

March 29, 2000
Vern Jensen and Anders Bjrklund today officially released SpriteWorld 2.3
as freeware to the Macintosh programming community. SpriteWorld 2.3 is the
latest update to the widely respected SpriteWorld animation library
originally written by Tony Myles in 1993-94, and updated to version 2.0 by
Karl Bunker and Vern Jensen in 1996. SpriteWorld 2.3 provides many new
features and improvements, and even some bug fixes.

As with the earlier versions, SpriteWorld 2.3 will be of particular
interest to Macintosh game programmers. Using SpriteWorld, programmers can
easily create animations with high frame rates that contain smooth
overlapping of sprites, pixel-precise collision detection, an unlimited
size and number of sprites, special effects via. custom blitters, fast
scrolling, and many other features. These features lend themselves to the
creation of nearly any kind of 2D game, although action games benefit in
particular, as SpriteWorld's routines are highly optimized for speed.
SpriteWorld comes with complete source code in C, so you can study the code
to gain a further understanding of how SpriteWorld works, or change areas
you want to work differently.

SpriteWorld comes with many demos that show you how to use almost every
conceivable aspect of SpriteWorld, including a complete game. Additionally,
there are third party tools to help you with your projects, including
TileMap and Sprite editors, which you can find in the Links section of the
SpriteWorld home page. And finally, SpriteWorld contains very thorough
Inside-Mac style documentation in several formats, so none of your
questions will go unanswered.

Here are just some of the improvements in SpriteWorld 2.3:
- Almost all of the blitters now support 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit.
- Support for RLE Sprites, which provide much faster loading times, lower
memory requirements, and faster blitting.
- Complete re-organization of BlitPixie, making it easier to use. You can
also now use BlitPixie separately from SpriteWorld.
- Several new blitters, including routines that flip your Sprites or other
objects vertically or horizontally in real-time, as well as blitters that
draw your Sprite as a solid color.
- Full support for multiple monitors.
- New routines for easily displaying numbers in your game by using Sprites.
- Speed-ups in various functions, such as SWUpdateFrameMasks, as well as
faster loading of self-masking Sprites.
- SpriteWorld now supports MPW!
- New CodeWarrior Pro 5 project files, in addition to the old CW 10
project files.
- Various bug fixes and other minor improvements.
- Plus much, much more!

SpriteWorld has a colorful and impressive history. Originally written by
Tony Myles, it was "adopted" and updated for its second major update by
Karl Bunker and Vern Jensen. Vern Jensen took over the role of head
programmer for 2.1 and later releases, and Anders Bjrklund joined him in
developing the 2.3 release. Since its inception, SpriteWorld has not been
solely the work of one or a few programmers, but has benefited from the
contributions and input of many Macintosh developers. The full list of
contributors is too long to include here, but among those whose work on the
project demands at least some mention are: Ed Harp, David Johnson, Brigham
Stevens, Ben Sharpe, Tony Wilson, Brian Roddy, Tim Carroll, Cary Farrier,
Peter Lewis, Stefan Sinclair, and Christofer Akersten.

The SpriteWorld 2.3 package can be downloaded from the new SpriteWorld web
page at:

http://www.SpriteWorld.org

It will also be appearing at InfoMac archives, such as:
http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive.html
ftp://ftp.ou.edu/mirrors/info-mac/_Development/_Library/
ftp://ftp.pht.com/pub/mac/info-mac/_Development/_Library/
http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/info-mac/_Development/_Library/

Pascal interface files for 2.3 have not been completed yet, but will be
posted to the web site once they're ready.

Requirements:
System 7.0 or later, 68020 or later Mac, and a CodeWarrior or
Think/Symantec programming environment. (No Symantec project files are
included, however.)

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Little Snitch 4.0.1 - Alerts you about o...
Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data. Track background activity As soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any... Read more
Sparkle Pro 2.2.1 - $79.99
Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or... Read more
iWatermark Pro 2.0.0fc4 - Easily add wat...
iWatermark Pro is the essential watermarking app for professional, business, and personal use. Easily secure and protect your photos with text, a graphic, a signature, or a QR watermark. Once added... Read more
Amadeus Pro 2.4 - Multitrack sound recor...
Amadeus Pro lets you use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats, etc. Thanks to its outstanding... Read more
iFFmpeg 6.4.2 - Convert multimedia files...
iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard... Read more
EtreCheck 3.4.2 - For troubleshooting yo...
EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to... Read more
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.17 - Easy-to-use...
Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous,... Read more
VueScan 9.5.81 - Scanner software with a...
VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has... Read more
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.10- - Binary dis...
Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32- and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about its... Read more
Viber 6.8.6 - Send messages and make cal...
Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Eden: Renaissance (Games)
Eden: Renaissance 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Eden: Renaissance is a thrilling turn-based puzzle adventure set in a luxurious world, offering a deep and moving... | Read more »
Glyph Quest Chronicles guide - how to ma...
Glyph Quest returns with a new free-to-play game, Glyph Quest Chronicles. Chronicles offers up more of the light-hearted, good humored fantasy fun that previous games featured, but with a few more refined tricks up its sleeve. It's a clever mix of... | Read more »
Catch yourself a Lugia and Articuno in P...
Pokémon Go Fest may have been a bit of a disaster, with Niantic offering fans full refunds and $100 worth of in-game curency to apologize for the failed event, but that hasn't ruined trainers' chances of catching new legendary Pokémon. Lugia nad... | Read more »
The best deals on the App Store this wee...
There are quite a few truly superb games on sale on the App Store this week. If you haven't played some of these, many of which are true classics, now's the time to jump on the bandwagon. Here are the deals you need to know about. [Read more] | Read more »
Realpolitiks Mobile (Games)
Realpolitiks Mobile 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $5.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: PLEASE NOTE: The game might not work properly on discontinued 1GB of RAM devices (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad... | Read more »
Layton’s Mystery Journey (Games)
Layton’s Mystery Journey 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $15.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: THE MUCH-LOVED LAYTON SERIES IS BACK WITH A 10TH ANNIVERSARY INSTALLMENT! Developed by LEVEL-5, LAYTON’S... | Read more »
Full Throttle Remastered (Games)
Full Throttle Remastered 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim... | Read more »
Stunning shooter Morphite gets a new tra...
Morphite is officially landing on iOS in September. The game looks like the space shooter we've been needing on mobile, and we're going to see if it fits the bill quite shortly. The game's a collaborative effort between Blowfish Studios, We're Five... | Read more »
Layton's Mystery Journey arrives to...
As you might recall, Layton's Mystery Journey is headed to iOS and Android -- tomorrow! To celebrate the impending launch, Level-5's released a new trailer, complete with an adorable hamster. [Read more] | Read more »
Sidewords (Games)
Sidewords 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Grab a cup of coffee and relax with Sidewords. Sidewords is part logic puzzle, part word game, all original. No timers. No... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

13-inch 3.1GHz MacBook Pros on sale for $100...
B&H Photo has the new 2017 13″ 3.1GHz Space Gray MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for $100 off MSRP including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY and NJ only: – 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB... Read more
Apple refurbished Mac minis available startin...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac minis available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: – 1.4GHz Mac mini: $419 $80 off MSRP – 2.6GHz Mac... Read more
Apple’s 2017 Back to School Promotion: Free B...
Purchase a new Mac using Apple’s Education discount, and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free. As part... Read more
Clearance 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros available...
B&H Photo has clearance 2016 13″ MacBook Pros in stock today for up to $220 off original MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY & NJ sales tax only: – 13″ 2.9GHz/512GB Touch Bar... Read more
Apple Move Away from White Label Event Apps C...
DoubleDutch, Inc., a global provider of Live Engagement Marketing (LEM) solutions, has made a statement in the light of a game-changing announcement from Apple at this year’s WWDC conference.... Read more
70 Year Old Artist Creates Art Tools for the...
New Hampshire-based developer Pirate’s Moon has announced MyArtTools 1.1.3, the update to their precision drawing app, designed by artist Richard Hoeper exclusively for use with the 12.9-inch iPad... Read more
Sale! New 2017 13-inch 2.3GHz MacBook Pros fo...
Amazon has new 2017 13″ 2.3GHz/128GB MacBook Pros on sale today for $150 off MSRP including free shipping. Their prices are the lowest available for these models from any reseller: – 13″ 2.3GHz/128GB... Read more
13″ 2.3GHz/128GB Space Gray MacBook Pro on sa...
MacMall has the 13″ 2.3GHz/128GB Space Gray MacBook Pro (MPXQ2LL/A) on sale for $1219 including free shipping. Their price is $80 off MSRP. Read more
Clearance 2016 12-inch Retina MacBooks, Apple...
Apple recently dropped prices on Certified Refurbished 2016 12″ Retina MacBooks, with models now available starting at $1019. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and... Read more
Save or Share
FotoJet Designer, is a simple but powerful new graphic design apps available on both Mac and Windows. With FotoJet Designer’s 900+ templates, thousands of resources, and powerful editing tools you... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Poole -...
Job Summary The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionised entire industries. It's the diversity of those Read more
SW Engineer *Apple* TV - Apple Inc. (United...
Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple . If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more Read more
Frameworks Engineering Manager, *Apple* Wat...
Frameworks Engineering Manager, Apple Watch Job Number: 41632321 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jun. 15, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary Read more
Product Manager - *Apple* Pay on the *Appl...
Job Summary Apple is looking for a talented product manager to drive the expansion of Apple Pay on the Apple Online Store. This position includes a unique Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple...
SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.