Zappit! is a sprite editor from Quest Automation Ltd which provided an easy means of creating, editing and adding moving coloured sprites to your own SuperBASIC programs, using in-built machine code functions.

You basically have a sprite movement file, which details the number of sprites you wish to create, their size in pixels and position of each sprite. You then enter the number of pixels in a chosen direction that the sprite will move.

Having done that, you then create a separate sprite shape file, which determines the colour of each individual pixel for each sprite (in 8 colours), allowing you to see a magnified view of the sprite, as you enter the details.

A neat utility.

Advertised features include:

  • Up to 99 sprites on screen simultaneously
  • Each sprite in up to 8 colours
  • Up to 80 x 40 pixel size
  • Automatic collision detection
  • Adds 13 new BASIC commands
  • Can be incorporated into your own program from BASIC, no PEEKs or POKEs required

Title: Zappit!
Language: unknown
Author: Martin Gilpin and Mark Leaman
Publisher: Quest Automation Ltd
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at June 1985: £14.95
Reviews: QL World (October 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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