Sprite Tester 2

Screen Shots:
Where To Get It: Click here to download. Program Type: Java Application
(Executable JAR file)

Michael Henson
Design and programming

Future Plans:
  • Support for sprite sheets.
  • Updates to take advantage of improvements in MHFramework.
  • Maybe an option to create animation files through the GUI.
Release History:
  • Version 1.2 (2012)
  • Version 1.1 (2008)
  • Version 1.0 (2003)

Back in the late 1990s, I created a simple little utility in C++ to play the animations I was creating for my projects at the time. Since I used the same tools as I did on the original CTG (ActiveX controls that encapsulated DirectX funtionality), this project fell victim to the exact same fate as the original CTG.

When I learned Java well enough to embark upon larger-scale games, I realized that I still needed a simple sprite animation viewer, so I completely redesigned the software, added a whole ton of new and better features, and ended up with a vastly superior product.


Sprite Tester 2 was the first full application created with MHFramework, so it made for a good way to test out those first primitive classes, but my only real motivation was that I needed a new Sprite Tester program that wasn't so difficult to install or hindered by software licensing issues.

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