ALPS Support Disc (1990) (Alpine Software)

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ALPS Support Disc (1990) (Alpine Software)

Post by JonAbbott » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:23 pm

Image ALPS Support Disc (1990) (Alpine Software)

ID: 10460
Version: Unknown
Developer: Philip Hawthorne
Genre: Addon
RAM: 1024

CPU compatibility: ARM2 ARM250 ARM3 ARM610 ARM700 ARM710 ARM7500 StrongARM ARMv5+
OS compatibility: 3.11 3.5x 3.6x 3.7x 4.x 5.x

Legal info: Distribution rights granted to JASPP by Alpine Software

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This package provides a disc of useful utilities to enhance ALPS, the popular Adventure Games Designer. It includes:
  • Compact - to compact 'Sprite' files used by ALPS games.
  • Compress - to compress ALPS text files.
  • Expand - to re-create a 'Sprite' file that has been compacted.
  • Convert - to convert 'Sprites' to different modes.
By using Compact you will be able to fit many more sprite files onto your disc, allowing you to illustrate more locations in your game. In test, the program has reduced sprites to less than 25% of their original size. An expander program in the run-time code will load, unpack and display each sprite completely automatically. Since we found that Compact was particularly effective in the 256 colour modes, we've included Convert to allow you to change your 16 colour Mode 12 sprites to glorious 256-colour Mode 15.

Compress will squeeze your adventure's text to between 55 and 60% of its original size. This allows you to write that truly mammoth adventure where even a megabyte of memory is not enough. Using Compress you can almost double the amount of text that the memory can hold.

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