Jump to content


Bentley Bear: Crystal Quest Game Editor

3 replies to this topic

#1 jwierer OFFLINE  



  • 896 posts
  • Location:Seattle,WA

Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:52 PM

Hello Atari Age,


I was going through some older projects and came across my Bentley Bear: Crystal Quest 7800 Game Editor. The back story on this one. Back in 2012, Bob had just started working on Bentley Bear. I had written a few level editors for some of his previous games (Failsafe, CrazyBrix) and some editors for 7800 Pacman and he asked if I could put something together so he wouldn't have to do all 48 levels by hand. I loved the idea of helping Bob with his most ambitious project and from about Feb to Sept I worked on the following editor that he eventually used to expedite level design. Bentley Bear has been available for purchase and it's been nearly 5 years since I stopped work on this, so with Bob's blessing I decided to share it with the community. 


This works with the final A78/BIN release found here. I built this using the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 (My Windows 7 machine and Windows 10 machines already have this, but you may need to download if you get an error running it)


Attached File  BentleyEd.Build31.zip   371.68KB   21 downloads


Using this tool, you can completely customize Bentley bear with:

  • Graphic (board tile editor / sprites)
  • Level editor (create completely new levels and enemy placement)
  • Create new parallax levels (by modifying the zone speeds)
  • Color settings (change the color palettes for levels and graphics)

I didn't write a manual for this, so you'll have to figure out how to use it via trial and error (maybe somebody in the community can write one up).  Here are some screenshots if you're wondering if it's worth your time.








#2 PacManPlus OFFLINE  


    River Patroller

  • 4,633 posts
  • Atari 7800 & NES Developer
  • Location:Florida

Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:07 AM

Under the 'Settings' tab, you might want to use " _SPRITECOLORLOC=135670" for the correct colors if you use the BIN pointed to above. ;)

#3 gambler172 OFFLINE  


    River Patroller

  • 3,082 posts
  • none
  • Location:germany

Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:14 PM

You know,which tool helped me to build my Asterix game???
A sound editor would make it perfect.
greetings Walter

#4 jwierer OFFLINE  



  • Topic Starter
  • 896 posts
  • Location:Seattle,WA

Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:53 PM

Under the 'Settings' tab, you might want to use " _SPRITECOLORLOC=135670" for the correct colors if you use the BIN pointed to above. ;)


0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users