Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : DEMO4.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

Output of file : READ.ME contained in archive : DEMO4.ZIP
Changes since the third release:

- support for splits and areas to help with visibility problems

- simple pseudo-multitasking

- support for multiple representations of an object based on size/distance

- support for single-vertex polys, displayed as single points on-screen

- support for a simple "world description" file format

- new function: walk_objlist()

- objects now keep track of what objlist they're on; therefore:
- remove_from_objlist() no longer takes an objlist as its first parameter,
but now returns the objlist the object was on before it got removed
- next_in_objlist(), prev_in_objlist(), is_first_in_objlist() and
is_last_in_objlist() no longer take an objlist as their first parameter

- copy_obj function removed (should be at a higher level)

- object_bounds() renamed to get_object_bounds()

- seg_get_rep() and seg_set_rep() have been renamed to seg_get_appearance()
and seg_set_appearance(), to avoid confusion with multiple object reps

- high-resolution timer routines

- fast horizon-drawing

- faster palette loading, so faster startup

- smarter joystick handling

This package consists of: -- the file you are now reading
demo4.exe -- the demo program itself
demo4.doc -- documentation on using the demo
plg.doc -- documentation on the .plg file format
figure.doc -- documentation on figure files
colors.doc -- documentation on assigning of colors
world.doc -- documentation on the world file format
splits.doc -- documentation on the use of splits for visibility
logo.pcx -- a logo that can be used by demo2.exe
body.fig -- a human figure, made up out of cubes
metalman.fig -- a human figure, using metlcube.plg instead of cube.plg
bishban.plg -- the classic "bishop and banana figure", now in color
bishban2.plg -- a second, more colorful version of the classic scene
cube.plg -- a cube (used in body.fig)
metlcube.plg -- a cube with a pseudo-metallic surface
test.plg -- a simple test file with two geometric shapes in it
mtorus.plg -- a pseudo-metallic torus
hand.fig -- a human hand, comprised of the following .plg files:
finger1.plg -- first joint in a finger
finger2.plg -- second joint in a finger
palm.plg -- the palm of the hand
thtip.plg -- the tip of the thumb
thumb.plg -- the main part of the thumb -- a sample set of rooms and objects to go in them
sega.txt -- a circuit description for interfacing to the Sega glasses

For more details, see demo4.doc.

For a snazzy demo, unzip and run "demo4 room4.wld". You can use
a joystick or the cursor pad to move around.

That's it.

  3 Responses to “Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : DEMO4.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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