New technique:

Alpha fade!
Put a black background up and then blit the foreground with increasing
levels of alpha!
Try it with two images!

Okay, okay, so it’s been done before, but it looks really cool. :slight_smile:

Prototype alpha blit works.

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga (slouken at–
Author of Simple DirectMedia Layer -

Adding joystick support to Maelstrom took all of half an hour, using
the new SDL joystick API. :slight_smile:

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga (slouken at

Lead Programmer, Loki Entertainment Software–
“Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature”
– Rich Kulawiec