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)
BentleyEd.Build31.zip 371.68KB 27 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.