A hi-res sprite compiler for Apple II
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HiSprite.xcodeproj
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AppleCommander.jar
HiSprite.py
KOLTitle.bin
Makefile
README.md
V2Make.scpt
box_blu.png
box_grn.png
box_mag.png
box_org.png
boxw_mag.png
boxw_mix.png
boxw_org.png
graphics.s
hamburger.png
hgrtableX.s
hgrtableY.s
hisprite.dsk
hisprite.s
macros.s
spaceship.png
spriteBuffers.s
spritegen0.s
spritegen0b.s
spritegen1.s
spritegen2.s
spritegen3.s
spritegen4.s

README.md

HiSprite

A hi-res sprite compiler for Apple II

This was a project done for KansasFest 2017. The goal was to see what the maximum draw rate of a sprite on the Apple II might be, and play with the tradeoffs of size versus speed. This project includes a python script that takes a PNG file and generates Apple II assembly code to render that image anywhere onscreen. This is the essence of sprite compiling, and while it's common on many platforms, it never saw widespread uses on 8-bit Apple II machines. This presentation from KansasFest 2017 explains all the rationale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byVvMsW__Cc

The python code itself is hopefully fairly self-documenting. There's not much to it, really. It just parses a PNG file, looks for colors that match Apple II hires colors, and generates code to render the images.