ok so i'm still a newbie
whats a sprite?

Posted on 2001-11-23 23:23:40 by titan
A sprite is a little graphic

Like Mario in the Mario brothers games or Sonic in his early genesis games
Posted on 2001-11-24 00:56:45 by Torch
you have sprites and tiles. tiles are tiled ;) mostly they are 24x24 or something (nice to calculate with) and they are grass, (parts of) houses, etc.

sprites are often interactive, enemies, people to talk with, boards to read, etc. (i'm talking from the rpg view ;)

Posted on 2001-11-24 04:24:57 by lifewire
Sprite is a carbonated soda

Sprite is a fairy

Sprite is more than a pixel or pixi :grin:
Posted on 2001-11-24 04:36:04 by bitRAKE
A sprite usually also has a transparant colour associated with it. That way when it is rendered to a scene you can have non rectangular shapes.
Posted on 2001-11-24 05:51:26 by Eóin
Complicating sprites can be collections of graphics, standard variables and code.
Posted on 2001-11-24 15:57:04 by -T-
sometimes sprites are also called BLOBS (blitter objects), a word
originated by the good old AMIGA.
The difference is, that sprites are hardware supported, while
other little gfx need to be drawn (blitted) on screen by "hand".
Posted on 2001-11-26 05:56:02 by beaster
Sprites aren't necessarily hardware supported, while I'd say BLOBS
"probably" are ;).
I mean, on our crappy PC hardware, we've had to do almost everything
manually for quite a lot of time, and we called them little pictures
sprites nevertheless.
Posted on 2001-11-26 06:25:01 by f0dder