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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: EnvisionPC
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sat Mar  7 17:50:17 1998

Date: 27 Feb 1998 19:45:26 GMT

(from the .txt file)


Many years ago, APX released a program called Envision.  It was THE game
design tool.  It had an integrated character editor, map maker and many
other useful utilities.  Having recently returned to the Atari 8-bit
scene, due mostly to the high quality emulators now available, I felt like
pounding out a quick game.  I scrounged around for a copy of Envision--
and was rather surprised to be unable to find one.

As such, I set out to write my own version.  However, this time it runs on
the PC (either Linux or DOS/W95).  I can already hear the gasps of horror.
Why write a design tool for the 8-bit that runs on a different platform?
The answer is twofold: first, it is useful to switch between applications
(i.e. the Atari Emulator, and EnvisionPC). Second, this type of editor begs to
use the mouse.  Since I haven't seen an emulator that uses the mouse--and
since my Atari ST mice are all dead, I decided to write this as a
cross-platform tool.

* Full featured Character/Map editor
* Work on 10 font banks at the same time
* Supports ANTIC modes 2,3,4,5,6,7
* Export fonts to BASIC, MAE, MAC/65, Action! data formats
* Initial .XFD support (may be buggy)
* Binaries for DOS/W95, and Linux
* Full source code included

EnvisionPC: Release 0.5

This is a font/map editing program similar to the old Envision program on
the Atari 8-bits.  It runs on an IBM PC (either Linux or DOS/W95) and
includes all source code.


This is from Mark W. Schmelzenb,

It should be at UMich under Graphics/Editors ...
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

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