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General stuff

The graphics in SCI are generated using four resource types:

  • Pic resources for background pictures.
  • View resources for images.
  • Font resources for drawing text.
  • Cursor resources for displaying the mouse pointer.

Those resources are drawn on three distinct maps:

  • The visual map, used for displaying the actual pictures the player sees
  • The priority map, which keeps information about how the depth of the screen
  • The control map, which contains special information