[MD1] SpriteWorld 2.1 Released
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] SpriteWorld 2.1 Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Vern Jensen
Jensen@loop.com
Karl Bunker
KarlBunker@aol.com

SPRITEWORLD 2.1 RELEASED

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

June 6, 1998
Vern Jensen today officially released SpriteWorld 2.1 as freeware to the
Macintosh programming community. SpriteWorld 2.1 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 2.1 is a major update to that release, and provides
numerous improvements, including an impressive list of new features and some
bug fixes. Several cool new demos are also included in the package.

As with the earlier versions, SpriteWorld 2.1 will be of particular interest
to Macintosh game programmers. Using the SpriteWorld library, programmers can
easily produce highly complex sprite-based animation effects, with high frame
rates, smooth overlapping, pixel-precise collision detection, an unlimited
size and number of sprites, optional scrolling and tiled backgrounds, and
many other features. Capabilities like these are necessary for arcade games
such as space shoot-em-ups, or any game in which objects move around in 2D
space and interact with each other.

Here are just some of the improvements in SpriteWorld 2.1:
* Numerous bug fixes.
* Various speed improvements.
* A wide variety of new or improved blitters, customized for various uses and
situations. These include blitters for all bit depths for 68K and PPC
compiles, 68K and PPC blitters optimized for 8 bit color, and blitters for
real-time scaling, rotating, translucency, and lighting effects.
* A new double-rect blitter eliminates the ugly "seams" from scrolling
animations, in addition to making them go faster on most PowerMacs.
* Functions that allow you to move and resize your window, while still being
able to use direct-to-screen blitters.
* You can now provide two callback functions allowing you to draw in the
offscreen areas during the animation after the sprites have erased, and after
they have been drawn, but before the screen is updated.
* Functions for determining whether a sprite has run into a tile or group of
tiles.
* The ability to set "hot spots", used to calculate the location of each
Frame of a Sprite.
* Split-screen scrolling routines allowing two viewpoints of the same game
field.
* Several cool new demos, such as:
- Shark Attack, an example of a real game that uses SpriteWorld.
- Split Screen Scrolling demo, which demonstrates the split screen
scrolling routines.
- Various demos that make use of the rotating, scaling, translucency, and
lighting capabilities.
* SpriteWorld is now completely compatible with the latest version of
CodeWarrior Pro and the Universal Headers, while still remaining compatible
with Think C 6.0 and earlier versions of CodeWarrior.
* Lots of new tips in the SpriteWorld Tips and Tricks file.

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
the 2.1 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, Christofer Akersten, and Anders Bjorklund.

The SpriteWorld 2.1 package can be downloaded from the SpriteWorld 2 web page
at:
http://users.aol.com/spritewld2/

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

A C++ version of SpriteWorld is being maintained by Stefan Sinclair. His web
page is at:
http://home.earthlink.net/~trickys/SpriteWorld2Plus/index.html

No Pascal interfaces have been done for SpriteWorld 2.1, due to lack of
interest.

Requirements:
System 7.0 or later, 68020 or later Mac, and a CodeWarrior or Think/Symantec
programming environment.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

How to manage your time in Bakery Blitz
It can be tricky, especially when you risk burning your kitchen to the ground if you forget a cake in the oven, so make sure to use these time management tricks to keep your bakery running smoothly. Don’t collect the money right away [Read more] | Read more »
Model 15 (Music)
Model 15 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Music Price: $29.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and... | Read more »
How to deal with wind in Angry Birds Act...
Angry Birds Action! is a physics-based puzzler in which you're tasked with dragging and launching birds around an obstacle-littered field to achieve a set objective. It's simple enough at first, but when wind gets introduced things can get pretty... | Read more »
How to get three stars in every level of...
Angry Birds Action! is, essentially, a pinball-style take on the pull-and-fling action of the original games. When you first boot it up, you'll likely be wondering exactly what it is you have to do to get a good score. Well, never fear as 148Apps... | Read more »
The beginner's guide to Warbits
Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning. Positioning is crucial [Read... | Read more »
How to upgrade your character in Spellsp...
So you’ve mastered the basics of Spellspire. By which I mean you’ve realised it’s all about spelling things in a spire. What next? Well you’re going to need to figure out how to toughen up your character. It’s all well and good being able to spell... | Read more »
5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to...
If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun. It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon,... | Read more »
How to navigate the terrain in Sky Charm...
Sky Charms is a whimsical match-'em up adventure that uses creative level design to really ramp up the difficulty. [Read more] | Read more »
Victorious Knight (Games)
Victorious Knight 1.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.3 (iTunes) Description: New challenges awaits you! Experience fresh RPG experience with a unique combat mechanic, packed with high quality 3D... | Read more »
Agent Gumball - Roguelike Spy Game (Gam...
Agent Gumball - Roguelike Spy Game 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Someone’s been spying on Gumball. What the what?! Two can play at that game! GO UNDERCOVERSneak past enemy... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999,...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more
Apple refurbished 2015 iMacs available for up...
Apple now has a full line of Certified Refurbished 2015 21″ & 27″ iMacs available for up to $350 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. The following models are... Read more
Indian Smartphone Market Grows Annually by 12...
India’s smartphone market grew by 12 percent year-over-year, with 24.4 million units shipping in Q1 2016. The top five vendors stayed the same, with Samsung in the lead, followed by Micromax, Intex... Read more
Get Notifications When Your Friend’s Phone Ba...
Calgary, Canada based Stonelight Pictures has announced the release of Battery Share 1.0.1, its new utility for iOS 9 supported devices. The company notes that people are spending more time on their... Read more
11-inch 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for...
Amazon has the current-generation 11″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MJVM2LL/A) on sale for $749.99 for a limited time. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model... Read more
Price drops on clearance 2015 13-inch MacBook...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on clearance 2015 13″ MacBook Airs by up to $250. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air (MJVE2LL/A): $799, $200... Read more
Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP
B&H Photo has Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $449 $50 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac mini: $649 $50 off MSRP - 2.8GHz Mac mini... Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 13″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $130-$200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1169 $130 off MSRP - 13″ 2.7GHz/... Read more
Apple price trackers, updated continuously
Scan our Apple Price Trackers for the latest information on sales, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers. We update the trackers continuously: - 15″... Read more
SanDisk Half-Terabyte SSD Optimized for Every...
SanDisk Corporation has announced the SanDisk Z410 SSD, a cost-competitive, half-terabyte solid state drive (SSD) that enables manufacturers to design for a broad range of desktop PCs and laptops.... Read more

Jobs Board

Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation WHY YOU LL LIKE IT You ll be the Big Apple You ll solve problems You ll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description:SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
*Apple* Subject Matter Expert - NTT Data, In...
…in Owings Mills, MD has a 6+ month contract position available for an Apple Subject Matter Expert. TITLE: Apple Subject Matter Expert LOCATION: Owings Mills, Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.