Re: sprite clipping

From: MagerValp (MagerValp_at_Goth.Org)
Date: 1998-03-18 15:43:18

>>>>> "Marko" == Marko Mäkelä <> writes:

MV> I could place an opaque sprite that would cover them, but since I
MV> need all the sprites for the characters I'm trying to figure out a
MV> way to do this without sacrificing a sprite. Ideas, anyone?

Marko> Well, you could try Uridium's approach. [snip] Actually most of
Marko> the space station is in the background color, and only the
Marko> structures on it are painted with multicolor 1 and 2, which
Marko> stay under the shadow sprite even if the background has
Marko> priority over it.

Is this true for hires-multicolour as well?

Marko> What I'm suggesting is that you use the character color
Marko> sparingly on the playground and use it to clip the sprites off
Marko> at the right.

And a darn good idea it is. It was something like this that I was
looking for. Since sprites will only appear on the ground, I can still
use character colour on buildings and other inaccessible parts of the
landscape. Great :)

Marko> Or, if you cannot do that, use several sprite shapes to trade
Marko> memory for the amount of CPU needed for the clipping.

The game won't be running in 50 fps, so memory will be tighter than

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