Spatterlight, now with colour cycling animations


Spatterlight release 0.9.7 is out!

This adds support for the Atari ST, Apple 2, Atari 8-bit, and Commodore 64 versions of the Saga Plus games.

There are Atari ST versions of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and The Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle. These have colour cycling animations in many pictures, pretty or annoying depending on taste.

Apple 2, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 have Saga Plus versions of Buckaroo Banzai, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four. As far as I know, there is no Buckaroo Banzai for the Atari ST and no Saga Plus Claymorgue for the 8-bit systems.

Some of the graphics in these games have glitches and artifacts which are hidden by the black background in the original interpreters, so I recommend setting the background to black in Spatterlight when playing them.

In other news, support for the Commodore 64 versions of the TaylorMade games has been added. Note that the C64 version of Blizzard Pass is not a TaylorMade game. It might run in the Quill engine one day, if I ever fix that up.

EDIT: I made a video where I play through the Atari ST version of Spider-Man:

EDIT: I also made videos where I play through the Atari ST versions of The Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle and Questprobe: Featuring Human Torch and The Thing.


UPDATE: I just released version 0.9.8 with support for bitmap graphics in the (non-plus) S.A.G.A. games.

Many of these games were extremely slow to play with graphics on the original hardware or even on emulators. Now the experience is a little more comfortable.


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