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This page will discuss the following:
I did not create most software mentioned here! If you have a question about any of these programs, please try to contact the author first. I won't be able to provide more information than is included with the product!
For the software that I did write (or helped write) there is a buglist available. It mentions known bugs to the software. You should check it out before reporting bugs to me.
Here are the files you might need to play the game. Note that, depending on
your system and the software you already have you will not need all of these
files. Please read the line in Bold for each of these programs, as it
will explain if you need that file.
If you are new to Supaplex, and want to download/install it, please read the
Download and Install page instead.
If you want to make your own levels for Supaplex, here are some level editors
for you. There are some large differences between them, so maybe you should
try a few before you decide which one you will eventually use, or maybe you
decide to use several of them.
If there is a homepage mentioned for a certain editor, you should check it
out, as it may contain a later version of the editor.
Here is a list with miscellaneous software for Supaplex. Some useful tools,
some related things, etc.
Chapter 2 - The game itself
If you are new to Supaplex, and want to download/install it, please read the Download and Install page instead.
The game Supaplex. This zipfile is adapted to make installing the game easier for you. Note that if you don't know how the game works, you might want to check out the Download and Install page, or see the README.TXT file in the zip.
The game was NOT written by me, but by the real authors, listed in the credits. (Who made Supaplex?)
This file is only for those of you who want the original (1991) version of the game (if you have DOS or Windows.) Most people DO NOT want to download this file.
This version requires codes to start the game. I can not provide these codes for you. If you don't have the codes, this version will be useless to you.
This is the ORIGINAL game Supaplex, as it was distributed on disk in 1991. For those of you who really want it (you don't need it.)
If you already have Supaplex, but not the SpeedFix (or an old version of it) you should download this file.
Note that this is NOT a standalone program. You need the game Supaplex for it to work!
For help with installing this file, please refer to Chapter 2.2 of the Supaplex Help.
The SpeedFix fixes bugs in the original (1991) Supaplex game and adds useful features. It was written by Herman Perk and me (adapted from the original game). The latest version fixes the joystick problem, adds a new way of naming recorded demo's, automatic attaching of signature to recorded demo's, and lots more bugfixes. See documentation (spfxi63.doc) for more information about this.
If you have a Macintosh, this is the file for you.
For help with installing this file, you are on your own, since I have no experience with Macintosh machines.
This is Infotron, very similar to Supaplex, only this program runs on a Macintosh in stead of a PC (DOS). I don't have a MAC myself, so I don't know how to use it (*.HQX files should be no problem for MAC owners). There is an alternative graphics set available too (MAC only).
Note you may need a 'slow' Mac to play it, since it seems to be running fast on fast Mac's (you can still try it though). A quote I got from a player: "I got a LC630, which is the fastest mac among the LC familly. I guess maximum mac speed is LCII or LC3 to play the infotron. LC630 uses 68040CPU and I think infotron is adequite on the 68030CPU."
See also the author's website at http://delver.org/games.html.
If you have a DOS or Windows machine, just use the version at the top! However, if you want to play the Amiga version which is almost identical you can try this one... More instructions available by clicking on the link. (Please don't ask me about it, as I know nothing that isn't already mentioned there.)
Chapter 3 - Clones
In this section, Supaplex clones are listed. Please be aware these are
usually technically illegal, though it's unlikely there will be any problems
with them. Only true clones are listed: Those that (try to) achieve 100%
Chapter 4 - Level editors
Recommended for Windows 95 or better
If you run Windows, this is the recommended editor for you. It has loads of options like special paint tools (open or filled box, selection and copying, etc.) editing the graphics and player information, and loads more. Works well and has online help to explain everything. Made by Toli Cuturicu.
Recommended for DOS
The 'original' Supaplex level editor (VGA) v3.2. This editor uses Mode-X graphics in DOS, so there is a small chance it will not work on your machine. Should work in most Windows environments as well, but you may then be better off with a dedicated Windows editor (see above). This one was made by myself (Maarten Egmond).
A Supaplex level editor (textmode) made by Gert-Jan de Vos.
The Supaplex Level Builder v1.2, a textual editor to create your own Supaplex levels with, written by Colosoft. Not well documented, but that's being worked on. Homepage: click here.
This is yet another level editor. It requires EGA graphics, and uses a mouse. A handy feature from this one, is that you can edit the additional data in the level (e.g. gravity ports) if you know where it is, and the author didn't. There is a table of values which you can edit for that. This editor was made by Jacopo Vettori (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And another level editor. This one uses text mode, and a special font to make the objects clear. The main disadvantage is that the help is in Russian (well, if you can read Russian...), though the editor is fairly easy to use (you don't really need much help). Author is Goikhman Mikhael.
You wouldn't believe it! Another Supaplex Level editor. This one is for Windows 95/NT, and runs best at 800x600xlots of colors. A bug will probably make the graphics almost black on resolutions other than 800x600. It should be fixed in the next version. The editor is completely in Italian, except the README, but that doesn't give too much information about it. An english version should be made sometime, but I don't know when. Still, it's a good editor (you get to see the whole level, in stead of just a part of it, and you can use the mouse easily to do everything). Have fun with it if you know Italian, or are not afraid of it! Homepage: click here.
I know it's incredible... Another editor. This one is for Windows 95/NT, and in addition to supedit.zip, it requires three files which might already be on your system (which saves you a lot of downloading time). Please check first (now) if you have these three files before downloading them. Due to diskspace, I had to delete them from here, so you can use the links below to use ftpsearch to find them at a site near you, or check out the homepage of this editor to find them. click here.
Yet another level editor. This one is quite small, and works in textmode. Enjoy!
Another small level editor. Have not seen it myself, so you check it out. Kaupo Erme made it.
This is a textmode level editor. It's a golden oldie, but just recently released to the public. Very simple editor, though the keys used take some getting used to. Made by Tuukka Jurvanen.
This is another textmode level editor. Made in 1992, but just recently discovered. If you're a programmer, download it - It includes the complete C source code! Made by Humble Tim.
This editor can edit Supaplex .DAT files. It's not a complete level editor, but allows you to edit options like the number of infotrons needed and the advanced port options (gravity, freeze zonks). Make by Mark Zwaneveld.
This is a 'normal' level editor created by Mark Zwaneveld. It runs in DOS and is completely graphical. Easy to use (a help screen is shown at the start of the program) which is always very helpful.
Chapter 5 - Miscellaneous software
This is a BASIC program which will make textual screenshots of the Supaplex levels. Made by Herman Perk.
You can now edit the PLAYER.LST file (player name, skipped levels, playing time, etc.) with this program made by W. Terlouw. Usually, this is called cheating. (How can I cheat?)
SupaShow v4.02 is another Utility from Herman Perk which shows the Supaplex levels in miniature format on screen, and allows playing and editing of the levels directly from this program. This time, there is no special update version, so download this one. (Bug fix since 4.01: special ports would not be displayed correctly.)
NOTE: The very first line of the file SUPASHOW.INI must be edited with any common text editor because it still refers to SPFIX61 in stead of the current version SPFIX62.
The Supaplex Song available in S3M format. Download it to get thoses memories back. You can email Miguel (author) with your comments at email@example.com.
The Supaplex song available in MP3 format. This is really what the original song sounds like! Thanks to Miraesoft (http://www.miraesoft.com).
Another version of the song. This is the Amiga sound, which is also pretty close to the DOS version with a SoundBlaster (if I recall the sounds correctly from 15 years ago!) The sound quality is a little bit less than the other version, but hey, that's what life was like back then!
Supaplex signatures are basically plain text files. You can add your personal signature to your Supaplex demo's with this program. It helps people know who recorded the solutions when they use them. Become famous! Use it if you ever record solutions. It can also be used to see how long your solutions/demos take, so you can compare them with the entries in the hall of fame. Version 1.1 is made for the SpeedFix v5.3 or higher, and will display the time according to the slowest speed using during play (record), in stead of the time it takes at default speed.
(ONLY for MAC owners!) This should be an alternate graphics set for Infotron. Again, this can only be used on a Macintosh. It's not for DOS Supaplex!
The sprites from Supaplex in GIF format. All the moving and static sprites should be included. Thanks to Herman Perk.
Some windows icons for Supaplex-related software. You can use them for the shortcut to Supaplex, if you have made it, or for your favorite level editor, etc.
This zipfile contains 5 pictures, scanned versions of the original documentation that was included with my copy of the game I bought in 1992. (Included is the English version and a picture, I've left out the entry codes and the German version.)
This zipfile contains 2 pictures, scanned versions of the original box (top and bottom) that my copy of the game was in.
This zipfile contains SpLaunch which will allow you to use command line options for the SpeedFix from within Windows 95 easily.
This is a small cheating utility for Supaplex. It allows you to change up to which level you have played, and how much time spent. The two disadvantages are that it will overwrite the first player in the list, and that a file SUPAPLEX.EXE must be present (if you use the speedfix, you will have to copy it to SUPAPLEX.EXE)
A small ZIP-file that allows you to easily get to the graphics from Supaplex, if you can edit/view .LBM files. It seems just the headers are 'missing' from the supaplex graphics, so this ZIP contains a batchfile that copies those headers in front of the datafiles so they are legal .LBM files.
Supasave is a program which aims to provide an easy way to deal with supaplex demo recordings. It deletes demo's which don't solve a level, it copies the fastest solutions to a separate directory. Created by Frans Meulenbroeks.
Gif2Dat enables you to modify the .DAT files included with Supaplex. It converts GIF files to DAT for you. Not very easy to use, but you can use the example.gif that is included and work from there. Made by Mark Zwaneveld.
You can use this program to edit any Supaplex player file. Of course this is usually called cheating, but may be exactly what you want! The file is a self-extracting installer, so just run it after downloading.
This is an installer with DOSBox and Supaplex combined, for 32-bit Windows operating systems. This is easier to do that installing DOSBox and Supaplex yourself, but is not guaranteed to work.
This is an installer with DOSBox and Supaplex combined, for 64-bit Windows operating systems. This is easier to do that installing DOSBox and Supaplex yourself, but is not guaranteed to work.
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Here are the files you might need to play the game. Note that, depending on your system and the software you already have you will not need all of these files. Please read the line in Bold for each of these programs, as it will explain if you need that file.
If you are new to Supaplex, and want to download/install it, please read the Download and Install page instead.
If you want to make your own levels for Supaplex, here are some level editors for you. There are some large differences between them, so maybe you should try a few before you decide which one you will eventually use, or maybe you decide to use several of them.
If there is a homepage mentioned for a certain editor, you should check it out, as it may contain a later version of the editor.
Here is a list with miscellaneous software for Supaplex. Some useful tools, some related things, etc.