Bitmaps and overlays
I have to admit that I haven't payed much attention to all the graphics applications because I haven't needed it. I've seen some real cool graphics done on the P2 in the console emulation thread but tecnically the P2 emulates some special hardware (blitter, GPU...) and executes code origionally written for different platforms.
But is there a native graphics library that supports animated 2D graphics for the P2? It would be nice to have...
- Bitmaps independent of the actual frame bufffer to support double buffering, overlays or sub-windows
- copying of one bitmap into another with masking to make non-rectangular windows
- transparent text to be able to display text labels on top of a background image
I think I could write this on my own if necessary. But I don't want to re-invent the wheel.