The Dink Network

Scrolling Background

Description
An example of how to make bmps scroll below other sprites.
Released:January 1st, 1990
File Size:186.40 KB
Release Notes:v1.00
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August 27th, 2003
v1.00
Score : 8.5 good
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SimonK
Noble Male Australia
 
Yes this file is exactly what it says a demonstration of how to have a scrolling background. It does not include an explanation of how this works. So you will have to go into DinkEdit or WDE to find the background which is a bmp file that fills the screen (640 by 400 pixels). There is a fence with the script scroll.c attached in the map that has the scrolling background. Look at this script to decipher how the effect was achieved.

I would like to see this file have an accompanying readme text file which goes into a little more depth of the mechanics. Yes I can figure them out for myself, but it would help if I had this information from the author.

The scrolling effect itself is a little jerky, but that is a problem inherent in the Dink Engine (I think)

8.5 out of 10