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Graphic Blitting Engine (Basic)

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Submitted on: 1/7/2015 5:32:00 AM
By: Kamilche (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 12 Users
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     BlitEngine is a 'mini graphic engine' suitable for games. It uses no DirectX - these are pure GDI API calls. It illustrates several concepts, including transparent blitting, 'dirty rectangle' processing, double buffering, multiple on-screen sprites on the screen, loading pictures into memory bitmaps instead of picture boxes, 8-bit vs. 24-bit color, 'inverse masks' which enable transparency, tracking frames per second, animating graphics on the screen, implementing a 'demo' mode, and more. With this app, I get 42 frames per second on a 233 mhz Pentium and 140 frames per second on a 350 mhz Compaq. What speed do YOU get, on what machine?

 
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