The Spear of Destiny title screen

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The Spear of Destiny title screen

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I recently noticed that the SoD title screen is split onto two parts (as seen in WDC), and that makes me wonder why is that:

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Post by Wolf3DGuy »

VGA images shouldn't reach 64kb or the game will crash, if these two images would be intact, then it's easily larger than 64kb. Splitting the titlescreen onto two parts was a trick to avoid this limitation. The SDL engine no longer has this limitation though.
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Post by ToMi »

Thanks. Do I then have to split my new title screen onto two parts as well?
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Only if you're dealing with the 16-bit DOS code.