Transparancy drawing in 8 bit mode


Perhaps a very dumb question, but i will ask anyway:

I have set up my program in 8 bit mode. Yet i am able to draw a 16 bit
picture with transparancy, to draw a ‘shadow’ .

Basically i do:

  • draw the transparancy (or is it transculent? excuse my english) 16
    bit picture - the shadow
  • draw the picture itself (8 bit) opaque.

This all seems to work well, but i wonder if this is just luck.

Is this ok, or will i get in trouble later on?–
Stefan Hendriks