The Hall of Fame

I hope I've remembered everyone who ought to be mentioned here. If your name should be included, my apologies, and please tell me so I can correct the oversight!


A.Cottrell (andrewc at dbworld dot net dot au).
Changed the grabber to use a more robust (locale-independent) date format.

Adrian Oboroc (doba at corefx dot com).
Wrote the LBM loader.

Alex Demko (alex_demko at mbnet dot mb dot ca).
Suggested lots of improvements to the datafile system, and provided code for handling the 8x16 BIOS font format.

Alessandro Monopoli (almonopo at tin dot it).
Added the Italian translation of the system messages.

Andreas Kluge (bitland at aol dot com).
Wrote the Ensoniq Soundscape driver and fixed division bugs in the fix class.

Andrei Ellman (ae-a at wackonet dot fsnet dot co dot uk).
Contributed the polygon_z_normal() function and suggested some additions to the docs.

Andrew Ellem (krand at ican dot net).
Wrote the original version of the digital audio streaming code.

Andrew Geers (andy at geerswj dot clara dot net).
Added the -ppassword and -nosound options to the grabber, scrolling support in the image viewer, and the flipped rotated sprite routines.

Andy Goth (andygoth at vetec dot com).
Made the gfx_card config variable more flexible, added the 256x256 tweaked VGA mode, and wrote the d_text_list_proc() dialog object.

Angelo Mottola (a dot mottola at libero dot it).
Added the BeOS joystick, MIDI and windowed graphics drivers, added mouse wheel, display switching and close button support for BeOS, and wrote the DGA2 driver and close button support for X. Contributed a bfixicon utility. Added triple buffering support to the BeOS port and added fetch_mode_list() to the BeOS and DGA2 fullscreen drivers. And, oh, contributed the QNX port too.

Annie Testes (annie at kezako dot net).
Added font_height, render_char, char_length hooks to FONT_VTABLE. Fixed several glitches in the unicode support. Added a pack_fdopen() function. Caught a misordering in the X system shutdown. Found ASCII strings that needed to be converted. Fixed some device name strings in the setup program. Fixed a bug with patterned drawing in the C version and another one with asynchronous I/O mode restoring under Linux.

Antoine Mathys (mmathys at bluewin dot ch).
Added the Swiss keyboard mapping.

Anton Ragnarsson (anton dot ragnarsson at swipnet dot se).
Contributed the Swedish keyboard mapping table.

Antti Haapala (ztane at lyseo dot edu dot ouka dot fi).
Fixed the setup program to display the right frequency list for each type of soundcard, and contributed the Finnish translation of the system messages.

Antti Koskipaa (antti dot koskipaa at nic dot fi).
Wrote the DOS driver for WSS (Windows Sound System) cards.

Arne Steinarson (arst at ludd dot luth dot se).
The fixed point square root routine came from his fix-float library.

Attila Szilagyi (attilabox at hotmail dot com).
Fixed SVGAlib horizontal scrolling.

Ben Chauveau (bendomc at worldnet dot fr).
Added support for Tseng ET6000 cards (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project).

Ben Darnell (bdarnell at vnet dot net).
Put together the 2.11 release of Allegro while I was away from the net, and wrote the original version of the Allegro FAQ.

Ben Davis (entheh at users dot sf dot net).
Added set_volume_per_voice(), made silent voices continue playing, and fixed other minor bugs in the mixer. Fixed a bug in create_rgb_table(). Adapted polygon functions to handle two coincident vertices. Added the set_window_close_button() and set_window_close_hook() framework. Added support for timers with parameters under Windows. Documented the non-standard behaviour of pack_feof().

Benjamin Joel Stover (stovertech at intellisys dot net).
Wrote the initial version of the fullscreen X-Windows graphics driver.

Benny Colyn (email unknown).
Added a Dutch translation.

Bertrand Coconnier (bcoconni at club-internet dot fr).
Modified routines in poly3d.c for subpixel and subtexel accuracy. Speed enhancements in polygon functions. Fixed blending in C version of atex_lit scanline functions, added scanline subdivisions in C scanline functions and Z-buffer polygon functions. Merged in Calin Andrian's P3D library.

Burton Radons (loth at gec dot net).
Optimised the truecolor pixel blending function, converted the blenders to the new single-handler format, and added the range of Photoshop-compatible blender functions.

Calin Andrian (calin at ibd dot dbio dot ro).
Wrote the truecolor, MMX, 3DNow!, masked lit mode, translucent and Z-buffered polygon rendering routines, the clip3d_f() function, and also the scanline sorting functions for 3D scene rendering, and his P3D addon library was merged in.

Calvin French (frenchc at home dot com).
Added the -w (always update) switch to dat.exe.

Carsten Schmidt (email unknown).
Wrote the the initial version of the Linux GGI driver.

Carsten Sorensen (csorensen at ea dot com).
Wrote the the ESS AudioDrive soundcard driver.

Cloud Wu (cloudwu at 263 dot net).
Optimised the truecolor pixel blending functions.

Chris Graham.
Suggested to add a new flag for Windows NTFS compressed files.

Chris Jones (cj at jibblers dot plus dot com).
Worked around a problem with DOS file attributes under Win2k.

Chris La Mantia (celamantia at home dot com).
Wrote the d_radio_proc(), d_icon_proc(), and d_slider_proc() dialog objects, added the D_DISABLED flag, improved the GUI handling of different font heights, and added the right aligned text functions.

Chris Robinson (crobin_99 at yahoo dot com).
Wrote the fixed point clip3d() function.

Christian Schueler (cschueler at gmx dot de).
Changed the optimisation settings for better performance.

Daniel Nilsson (daniel7 at algonet dot se).
Enlarged the starfield in exstars, and fixed an incorrect range in exlights.

Daniel Schlydler (daniel at dascdev dot net).
Fixed problems with get_executable_name() under Windows.

David A. Capello (dacap at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Made dotted_rect() avoid bank switches. Fixed a problem with lost GUI mouse clicks. Made d_menu_proc steal/return focus when activated/deactivated and fixed a problem with submenus.

David Kuhling (dkuelhin at hell1og dot be dot schule dot de).
Optimised the fsqrt() routine, and added fhypot().

Dave Thomson (gameskitchen at geocities dot com).
Added the RGB <-> HSV conversion routines, the autocrop function to the grabber, and wrote the 3d starfield example program (exstars.exe).

David Calvin (calvid at rpi dot edu).
Wrote the original version of the sound setup utility.

Deepak T (coolbool at gmx dot net).
Fixed clipping in three C sprite drawing routines.

Dmitriy Kazimirow (mariann at mail dot ru).
Provided the Russian keyboard mapping and message translation files.

Dominique Biesmans (Dominique dot Biesmans at ping dot be).
Wrote the mode-X version of draw_sprite() and the mode-X <-> linear blitting functions.

Doug Eleveld (D dot J dot Eleveld at anest dot azg dot nl).
Wrote the d_textbox_proc() dialog object and the new grabber help system.

Eduard Bloch (edi at gmx dot de).
Fixed a freeze caused by the ESD detection code, fixed a bad behaviour of the config routines, and suggested better ways to find the path to the executable in Unix.

Edward Boone (Lucien dot Boone at ping dot be).
Provided scancode mapping tables for the AZERTY keyboard layout.

Elias Pschernig (eliaspschernig at aon dot at).
Added a COLORCONV_KEEP_TRANS mode. Contributed the wfixicon utility. Contributed several enhancements to the grabber. Fixed a bug in midi_seek(). Added support to use the saved window position for initial window placing under Windows. Optimized the load_bitmap() function family when no palette is specified and documented the feature. Revamped the cross-compilation section of docs/build/mingw32.txt.

Eric Botcazou (ebotcazou at multimania dot com).
Made the DGA driver work better in 8bpp and 32bpp modes, improved the DirectX windowed driver and Windows graphics subsystem, partially revamped the Unicode API and added uszprintf(), added file_select_ex(), the unified al_find*() interface, an Unicode example, a new filetest, rewrote the fixdll script, revamped the Borland C++ build process, fixed lots of bugs and did truckloads more work on the Windows port too.

Erik Sandberg (eriksandberg at geocities dot com).
Optimised the 8 bit draw_sprite() and draw_trans_sprite() functions, and helped with the Swedish message translation.

Ettore Perazzoli (ettore at comm2000 dot it).
Optimised the linear -> mode-X blitting function.

Evert Glebbeek (eglebbk at dds dot nl).
Put set_gfx_mode on a diet, added a config entry for specifying the card to be used for GFX_AUTODETECT_WINDOWED, added a '-fullscreen' switch to the grabber, added the detection of SunOS/Solaris and added configure options for x86 processor optimisations on Unix systems.

Fabian Nunez (faybs at iafrica dot com).
Added support for the CH Flightstick Pro and Logitech Wingman Extreme joysticks, 3-button mice, and the extended keys on a Microsoft keyboard.

Fabrizio Gennari (faybs at iafrica dot com).
Contributed the DB9 and TurboGraFXoystick drivers.

Francois Charton (deef at pobox dot oleane dot com).
Wrote the Paradise graphics driver (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project), improved the VGA palette setting code, and helped with the TexInfo conversion of the docs.

Frodo Baggins (l41273 at alfa dot ist dot utl dot pt).
Made the Portuguese keyboard mapping.

Garret Thomson (g at sirsonic dot com).
Wrote the music used in the demo game.

George Foot (gfoot at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Did a great deal of work on the Linux console version. Also wrote the AWE32 driver, added the MIDI pause/seek functions, and provided the basis of the SoundFont reader used in the pat2dat utility. Fixed the C fceil() function and added the ffloor() function.

Gorka Olaizola (olsago at jet dot es).
Added the Redhat RPM .spec file.

Greg Hackmann (hacker at ididitmyway dot com).
Contributed the Borland C++ Builder port.

Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz (gradha at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Wrote several of the example programs, suggested the "compress" makefile target, translated the docs and system error messages into Spanish, suggested the idea of embedding the setup utility into other programs, wrote some documentation and corrected the .texi generation to improve texi2dvi output, improved the makedoc utility, added reload_config_texts(), added the email address mangling code and did plenty of other things too.

Grzegorz Godlewski.
Contributed a Polish localization patch and added support for lower and upper altgr tables.

Grzegorz Ludorowski (pajonk at ajax dot umcs dot lublin dot pl).
Wrote several of the example programs, and made the intro animation and graphics for the demo game.

Guilherme Silveira (thedarkage at geocities dot com).
Modified the file selector to only list valid drive letters.

Gunter Ladwig (gladwig at iname dot com).
Wrote the OS/2 detection routines and added the three-button mouse emulation.

Haruhiko Okumura, 12-2-404 Green Heights, 580 Nagasawa, Yokosuka 239, JP.
Wrote the original version of the LZSS compression code.

Hein Zelle (hein at icce dot rug dot nl).
Revamped the cross-compilation section of docs/build/mingw32.txt.

Henrik Schmidt (hbs at ks dot informatik dot uni-kiel dot de).
Found a workaround for the switching problem under Windows, made gcc pass '-h' instead of '-soname' to the linker and replaced '-L' by '-h' in shell comparisons so as not to break on Solaris.

Henrik Stokseth (hstokset at tiscali dot no).
Contributed a native Mingw32 build which can also be built with a cross-compiler and the Cygwin compiler. Much improved OS detection. Added get_gfx_mode_list() and methods for querying the VGA, Mode-X, Xtended, VESA, VBE/AF and DIRECTX drivers for a list of possible GFX modes. Rewrote the mode-selector to use get_gfx_mode_list(). Rewrote/updated some scripts and reworked the build system many times.

Igor Gnip (gnipi at mindnever dot org).
Removed the requirements for fileutils on DOS/Windows platforms and added the detection of MSYS to the MingW32 port.

Isaac Cruz (icruzbal at teleline dot es).
Fixed a bug with accelerated drawing onto sub bitmaps of DirectDraw surfaces, added the GFX_DIRECTX_WIN driver, fixed a Windows sub bitmap locking bug, added Windows desktop_color_depth and yield_timeslice routines, and made extensive modifications to other aspects of the Windows code.

Ivan Baldo (lubaldo at adinet dot com dot uy).
Wrote the 15/16 bit dithering code and optimised the sprite rotation routines.

James Arthur (jaa at arfa dot clara dot net).
Documented the Photoshop-style truecolor blender routines.

James Hyman (frooge at mindless dot com).
Added support for quoted strings in the get_config_argv() function, and the dithering code for paletted images.

Jan Bruun Andersen (jba-dk at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Fixed a compilation problem with Cygwin.

Jan Hubicka (hubicka at horac dot ta dot jcu dot cz).
Vastly improved the speed of the create_rgb_table() function.

Jason Wilkins (fenix at io dot com).
Wrote the quaternion math routines, and contributed the BeOS port.

Javier Gonzalez (xaviergonz at hotmail dot com).
Corrected mouse movement speed, made allegro_message() use title from set_window_title(), added close button hook support and improved switching in Windows, fixed bad clearing of subbitmaps, and made bug reports and suggestions for improvement. Contributed bidirectional looping support, backward playing support and bugfixes for the DirectSound driver, and did plenty of other things too.

Jim Flynn (jflynn at pacbell dot net).
Removed floating point calculations from the AWE32 MIDI driver.

Joaquin Hierro Diaz (Joaquin dot Hierro dot Diaz at fresno dot csic dot es).
Made the mapping table for Spanish keyboards.

Joerg Rueppel (sharky-x at gmx dot net).
Added more flexible wildcard matching for object names in dat.exe, and the find_datafile_object() function.

Johan Peitz (d98peitz at dtek dot chalmers dot se).
Fixed and enhanced the Win32 joystick driver. Contributed an 'Alex the Allegator' icon.

Johan Venter (leonjventer at bigpond dot com).
Fixed some problems with the RSXNT and Mingw32 makefiles.

Jonas Petersen (joXonoX at berlin dot snafu dot de).
Added the save_bmp() function, and support for the OS/2 BMP format.

Jonathan Tarbox (jonattar at rocketmail dot com).
Wrote the mode-X setup code, the FLI/FLC player, and contributed parts of the joystick handler.

Jorrit Rouwe (j dot rouwe at cpedu dot rug dot nl).
Provided a new and much cooler set of FM instrument definitions for the Adlib MIDI driver.

Jose Antonio Luque (skylord at LatinMail dot com).
Improved the Windows joystick driver, and optimised the 16 bit blit() and masked_blit() functions.

Joshua Heyer (joshua_heyer at yahoo dot com).
Wrote the original version of the OSS sound driver.

Keith Gerdes (kwg at softhome dot net).
Fixed the DirectDraw overlay mode driver.

Kerry High (khigh01 at umr dot edu).
Contributed the SNES joypad driver.

Kester Maddock (dmaddock at xtra dot co dot nz).
Wrote the Wingman Warrior joystick driver.

Knut Pape (Knut_Pape at t-online dot de).
Improved the Mingw32 readme file.

Krzysztof Krzyzaniak (eloy at arrakis dot cs dot put dot poznan dot pl).
Wrote the load_voc() function.

Laurence Withers (lwithers at users dot sf dot net).
Added destroy hook to font structure, worked on const-correctness throughout the library, implemented the new FONT structure, made some modules avoid linking dependencies and added a '-windowed' switch to the grabber.

Lee Killough (email unknown).
Added the low-level hook routine to the keyboard handler, and fixed a couple of bugs.

Lennart Rolland (chimeni at hotmail dot com).
Contributed the Norwegian message translation.

Lisa Parratt (lisa at thecommune dot org dot uk).
Spotted a BSDism that IRIX doesn't like@all and added IRIX detection.

Lorenzo Petrone (_lano_ at libero dot it).
Contributed the gfxinfo utility and added two FAQ entries.

Lucas Vignoli Reis (lucasvr at bestway dot com dot br).
Added the Portuguese (Brazil) message translation and keyboard mapping.

Magnus Henoch (mange at freemail dot hu).
Made the gfx mode selector keep the current selection as much as possible.

Maiolino Carmelo (cmaiolino at ctonline dot it).
Added the Italian keyboard mapping table.

Manni Heumann (manfred dot heumann at uni-bielefeld dot de).
Fixed some problems with the German keyboard mapping table.

Marcel de Kogel (m dot dekogel at student dot utwente dot nl).
Not content with fixing my broken MPU-401 driver, Marcel went on to provide a set of vastly improved drum sounds for the OPL driver, to help me sort out some problems with reentrant interrupts, to supply the half of the joystick code that didn't come from Jonathan, and to locate a stupid mistake in my VESA linear framebuffer code.

Marcel Smit (marcel dot athlon at hccnet dot nl).
Corrected a bug that caused errors when drawing persp. correct polys facing the screen. Made the show_video_bitmap() method of the Windows windowed driver wait for a vsync.

Marco Campinoti (marco at etruscan dot li dot it).
Added 15 and 24 bit support to the native Tseng ET4000 driver (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project).

Marco Marmulla (Viper005 at usa dot net).
Added 16 bit support to the load_voc() routine.

Marian Dvorsky (mdvorsky at dodo dot sk).
Wrote the Windows GDI interface routines.

Marius Fodor (iceman at teleport dot com).
Added support for the Sidewinder and Gravis GamePad Pro.

Marek Habersack (grendel at ananke dot amu dot edu dot pl).
Did the original Linux console port (brave man: this was the first ever work done on porting Allegro away from DOS), which is the basis of the code we are still using today. Added support for the more recent Trident chipsets (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project).

Mark Wodrich (mwodric at eleceng dot uct dot ac dot za).
The brain behind sub-bitmaps, flicker-free mouse pointers, and the ability to import GRX .FNT files into the grabber.

Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer (markus dot oberhumer at jk dot uni-linz dot ac dot at).
Fixed the Video-7 scrolling function (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project), optimised the color mapping routines, and made many useful suggestions like the addition of a vid_phys_base field to the graphics driver structure.

Martijn Versteegh (m dot versteegh at hccnet dot nl).
Added the config hook extension mechanism.

Mathieu Lafon (mlafon at ifhamy dot insa-lyon dot fr).
Added the French keyboard mapping, support for the Pause/PrtScr keys, and changed the key[] table to a normal/extended bitfield.

Matt Witherspoon (spoon at vt dot edu).
Fixed a bug in the scroll() method of the Linux SVGAlib driver.

Matthew Bowie (catcat at nmt dot edu).
Added support for 4-button joysticks.

Matthew Leverton (matthew at leverton dot cc).
Fixed a bug with mouse mickeys in windowed mode under Windows. Fixed a problem with al_find*() and NTFS partitions under Windows. Added missing header files to be installed by the Windows binary distribution, made the DOS/Windows makefiles use 'copy /B' instead of 'copy', added the detection of left-hand mouse configuration under Windows and fixed a bug with pack_fgets().

Maxime Carey (werfu at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Contributed the Canada (French) keyboard mapping file.

Michael Bevin (michael dot bevin at stonebow dot otago dot ac dot nz).
Optimised the create_trans_table() function.

Michael Bukin (M dot A dot Bukin at inp dot nsk dot su).
Ported the whole thing to Unix/X, and contributed a _lot_ of patches to improve the portability, robustness, and performance of pretty much the entire library.

Michael Rickmann (mrickma at gwdg dot de).
Ported the Windows code to Mingw32.

Michael Tanczos (webmaster at logic-gate dot com).
Fixed some bugs in the FLIC player.

Michal Mertl (mime at eunet dot cz).
Wrote all the 24 bit graphics code, the optimised palette generation function, and a fair amount of the other truecolor stuff too (bitmap scaling, image loading, etc).

Nathan Albury, aka Rubicant (gt4558a at prism dot gatech dot edu).
Improved the fire routine in examples/exflame.c (my original version didn't really look very much like flames :-) and gave me some extremely useful ideas about how to implement translucency.

Neil Townsend (neil at robots dot ox dot ac dot uk).
Improved the accuracy of the timer routines, and added the callback parameters.

Nicholas Davies(master_goodbytes at hotmail dot com).
Made the fix class not trigger warnings with gcc -Weffc++.

Nick Kochakian (nickk at worldnet dot att dot net).
Wrote the DirectSound input driver.

Ole Laursen (98zOLaw at aalborghus dot dk).
Contributed the Danish keyboard mapping table and system message translation, and made the Unicode utolower() and utoupper() functions understand the entire 16 bit character set.

Olly Betts (olly at muscat dot co dot uk).
Modified the djgpp makefile to support cross-compiling on a Linux machine.

Oscar Giner (O_giner at hotmail dot com).
Added the Catalan translation, corrected the Spanish translation and fixed a conflict between the magic main and the MFC.

Owen Embury (owen at gememail dot demon dot co dot uk).
Wrote part of the translucency/lighting code.

Owen Rudge (alleg at orudge dot freeuk dot com).
Contributed a DLL version resource script and a mkdata.bat script.

Ove Kaaven (ovek at arcticnet dot no).
Fixed a bug in the ATI mach64 driver (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project), added native truecolor and linear framebuffer support to the ATI driver, contributed the Norwegian keyboard mapping, and added MIDI and sample input features to the MPU and SB drivers respectively.

Patrick Hogan (patter at iname dot com).
Wrote the draw_gouraud_sprite() function, and made Windows audiostreams work properly.

Paul Bartrum (bartrum at xtra dot co dot nz).
Contributed the ellipse drawing functions.

Paul Furber (paul at sprintlink dot co dot za).
Provided the floating point apply_matrix_f() function.

Paul Hampson (Paul dot Hampson at Pobox dot Com).
Improved and fixed some problems in the SNES gamepad driver.

Paul Pinault (diskaleg at infonie dot fr).
Translated the system error messages into French.

Pavlos Touboulidis (gtoub at otenet dot gr).
Made file_select() able to include or exclude files based on their attributes.

Pedro Cardoso (pcardoso at viriato dot ipv dot pt).
Contributed the tweaked 80x80 VGA mode.

Peter Cech (7cech at nw dot fmph dot uniba dot sk).
Added grabber support for the 8x8 BIOS font format, and support for hot-swapping between a custom keyboard layout and the standard US mapping. Optimised the alpha sprite blending routines. Added non-ASCII space recognition to uisspace().

Peter Monks (pmonks at iname dot com).
Wrote the Video-7 graphics driver (now available as part of the FreeBE/AF project), and showed me how to set up the unchained 640x400 mode.

Peter Palotas (blizzar at hem1 dot passagen dot se).
Added the keyboard callback routine.

Peter Pavlovic (Peter dot Pavlovic at st dot fmph dot uniba dot sk).
Added the Slovak keyboard mapping and message translation, stopped the DOS file selector from listing virtual drives, did the same for the Windows file selector, improved the support for accented character maps in the keyboard driver, and made aesthetic modifications to the GUI menu system.

Peter Puck (zaqhaq at netscape dot net).
Helped with the Mingw32 native build.

Peter Wang (tjaden at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Added the mouse_z wheel input support to the Linux code, fixed problems with the ESD sound driver, wrote the ALSA sound driver, wrote the BeOS sound driver, added OSS MIDI and sample input support, added banked mode support to the SVGAlib driver, wrote the X DGA mode switching code, improved the Linux joystick driver, X11 fullscreen, DGA2 and DGA driver, added pthread timers under Linux/Unix and did loads of other things too.

Phil Frisbie, Jr. (pfrisbie at geocities dot com).
Wrote the CPU type detection code.

Philipp Thomas (pthomas at suse dot de).
Fixed all comparisons between signed and unsigned types, thus allowing to build with -W -Wno-unused on Unix systems, fixed the compilation on x86-64, fixed all function prototypes, thus allowing to build with -Wstrict-prototypes on Unix systems, and added the German translation to the RPM spec file.

Przemek Podsiadly (ppodsiad at elka dot pw dot edu dot pl).
Added hicolor versions of the 3d polygon code.

Revin Guillen (revin at phylo dot com).
Added the position_dialog() function.

Richard Davies (richard at debaser dot force9 dot co dot uk).
Added support for PSX and N64 joypads.

Richard Mitton (100740 dot 1271 at compuserve dot com).
Added support for 6-button joysticks, and wrote the 12-bit color example program (ex12bit.c).

Richard Reeve (r dot e dot reeve at stir dot ac dot uk).
Fixed a silly mistake with gcc 3.0.x detection.

Robert J. Ragno (rjr at mit dot edu).
Wrote the Gravis GrIP driver, and made some improvements to the Wingman, PSX, and throttle input code.

Robert J. Ohannessian (voidstar at ifrance dot com).
Added MMX optimisation for the 8 and 16 bit clear() functions, and fixed bad clearing of subbitmaps. Also added SSE detection and optimized some masked_blits with SSE instructions. Added some routines to the unified color convertor and made some of them more robust. Revamped the retrieval mechanism of CPU capabilities. Did plenty of other things too.

Roberto Alfonso (rpgrca at labint dot frba dot utn dot edu dot ar).
Added an srand() call in the demo game.

Robin Burrows (rburrows at bigfoot dot com).
Provided a new page flipping code for the DirectDraw subsytem, added a Windows sound driver using the Allegro mixer and another using waveOut. Fixed two glitches in the DirectDraw code.

Romano Signorelli (romanos at bigfoot dot com).
Added an arc plotting routine.

Ronaldo Hideki Yamada (r dot yamada at uol dot com dot br).
Contributed the Macintosh port of Allegro.

S.Sakamaki (emt at geocities dot co dot jp).
Added the VESA 3.0 refresh rate control code.

S.Suzuki (s-suz at sunfield dot ne dot jp).
Wrote the IF-SEGA /PCI, /PCI2, and /ISA joystick interface drivers.

Salvador Eduardo Tropea (salvador at inti dot edu dot ar).
Improved the keyboard routines (better handling of extended scancodes, keyboard LED support, capslock and numlock, and alt+numpad input), contributed the 320x100 VGA graphics mode, added support for proper 16 bit sample mixing, fixed compilation on GCC 3.x and made numerous other useful suggestions, contributions and bugfixes.

Santeri Saarimaa (gridle at mbnet dot fi).
Made the Finnish keyboard mapping.

Sask Allegro (sask_allegro at iespana dot es).
Added support for more than two joysticks in the Windows port.

Scott Harrison (scotth at calderauk dot com).
Added the OpenDOS detection code.

Sean Gugler (sean at epal dot com).
Added the set_leds() function.

Seunghwan Ji.
Made makedoc output correct html and rtf files for Korean.

Seymour Shlien (seymour at dgbt dot doc dot ca).
Contributed the Windows BMP file reader, bezier spline drawer, and justified text plotting function.

Shawn Hargreaves (shawn at talula dot demon dot co dot uk).
Progenitor. Wrote everything that wasn't written by somebody else.

Stefan Eilert (seilert at rz dot Uni-Osnabrueck dot DE).
Added support for a second joystick.

Stefan Schimanski (1Stein at gmx dot de).
Wrote the original Windows version pretty much single-handedly.

Stefan T. Boettner (virtual dot man at t-online dot de).
Wrote the Linux SVGAlib driver.

Stepan Roh (src at srnet dot cz).
Added a Czech keyboard mapping and system message translation, the Latin Extended-A characters in the default font, and the codepage support in the textconv utility, fixed some problems with the ESD sound driver, and helped make Allegro build better on some Unix platforms. Fixed const related problems in C versions of ASM routines.

Stephen Kittelson (stickman2000 at juno dot com).
Made bugfixes and tweaks to the keyboard system.

Sven Sandberg (svens at it dot uu dot se).
Fixed a problem with save_bitmap() rounding the image widths, optimised the create_light_table() function, optimised the fixed point trig routines, provided the Swedish message translations, improved the file selector sorting algorithm, optimised the spline routines, added the ustrrchr() function, improved the usprintf() handling of floats, changed the Z-buffer API, improved rotation functions and provided other bugfixes.

TBD/FeR (tbd at usa dot net).
Added the 320x600 and 360x600 resolutions to the mode-X driver.

Teijo Hakala (teijo dot hakala at imnetti dot fi).
Added wheel support to the Windows mouse driver.

Tero Parvinen (Tero dot Parvinen at hut dot fi).
Designed most of the new sound API.

Theuzifan Sumachingun (uzi at simauria dot upv dot es).
Improved the cpu detection for Cyrix chips and made the file selector only list valid drive letters.

Thomas Klausner (wiz at danbala dot ifoer dot tuwien dot ac dot at).
Added NetBSD detection.

Thomas Wolf (two at chello dot at).
Corrected some errors in the German keyboard mapping, and added the German translation of the system messages.

Tim Bird (tbird at caldera dot com).
Worked on the Linux console port.

Tim Gunn (timgunn at eastwind dot com dot au).
Wrote the TGA reading/writing routines.

Timothy Terriberry (sundance at sprintmail dot com).
Fixed several bugs in the RGB <-> HSV conversion routines.

Tom Breton (tob at world dot std dot com).
Added the functionality selection #ifndefs to allegro.h.

Tom Fjellstrom (tfjellstrom at home dot com).
Wrote the ALSA MIDI driver.

Tom Novelli (tnovelli at cyber3 dot servtech dot com).
Wrote the original version of the digital MIDI driver.

Tom St Denis (tomstdenis at yahoo dot com).
Fixed clipping of transparent objects.

Tomohiko Sugiura (tmsugi at d4 dot dion dot ne dot jp).
Added the KEY_ABNT_C1, KEY_YEN, KEY_KANA, KEY_CONVERT, KEY_NOCONVERT and other keys to the input handler, and organised getting the IF-SEGA joystick drivers by S.Suzuki merged into my codebase. Added more aggressive Sidewinder joystick driver.

Ville Skyttä (scop at users dot sourceforge dot net).
Fixed a problem with make install libdir= and modules on Unix systems.

Vincent Penquerc'h (lyrian at kezako dot net).
Added the D_DIRTY flag and mouse button press/release events to the GUI system, optimised the 256 to truecolor blitting code to avoid repeated conversions of the palette table, added scare_mouse_area(), added the yield_timeslice() function, added the update selection function to the grabber, added the XCRP and YCRP properties to datafiles in general, and made various other bugfixes and improvements. Responsible for the big header split up, and did loads other stuff too.

VolkerOth (VolkerOth at aol dot com).
Integrated the concepts of scrolling and edit_proc objects.


First, a big thank you to all the people who help me test and debug this code. It sometimes gets frustrating to receive hundreds of messages saying "it doesn't work!", but they are useful all the same...

Andre Baresel (baresel at informatik dot hu-berlin dot de), and Craig Jackson (Craig dot Jackson at launchpad dot unc dot edu), provided a tremendous amount of information about SB hardware.

Benji York (Benji at cookeville dot com).
Provided hardware information for the Gravis GamePad Pro.

Charles Mac Donald (cgfm2 at hooked dot net).
Showed me how to set some cool tweaked VGA and mode-X resolutions.

Charles Sandmann (sandmann at clio dot rice dot edu), DJ Delorie (dj at delorie dot com), Eli Zaretskii (eliz at is dot elta dot co dot il), and everyone else who has contributed to djgpp. I love it.

C. Schwerdtfeger (schwerdt at physics dot ubc dot ca), for his help (and enourmous patience!) in getting the SB Pro-I MIDI driver to work.

Finn Thoegersen, Nordbanevej 3 C, DK-7800 Skive, Denmark.
Most of my SVGA hardware information came from his VGADOC package.

Eric Jorgensen (smeagol at rt66 dot com).
Varmint's Audio Tools (VAT) gave me many useful ideas about how to play MIDI files.

Jamie O'Connell (JamieOConnell at msn dot com).
Several of the new Adlib drum patches, and the specifications for the .IBK file format, came from his SBTimbre package.

Jean-Paul Mikkers (mikmak at stack dot urc dot tue dot nl).
MikMod was the source of a lot of information about programming the SB, and also gave me the idea of dynamically reprogramming the PIT to get a really high resolution timer.

Joel H. Hunter (jhunter at kendaco dot telebyte dot com).
His SB library for djgpp is excellent, and helped me a lot.

John Pollard (74723 dot 1626 at compuserve dot com).
The FM instrument definitions are based on his MID-KIT library.

Kendall Bennett and all the other cool people@SciTech Software.
These guys gave the world UniVBE, the VBE/AF API, and a lot of free information and example code. Plus they very kindly sent me a copy of the VBE/AF spec when I wanted one.

Kris Heidenstrom (kheidens at actrix dot gen dot nz).
His PC timing FAQ was a big help.

Mark Feldman.
It goes without saying that the PCGPE was an invaluable resource.

Michael Abrash.
You just gotta love that man...

Paul Fenwick (bg914 at freenet dot carleton dot ca).
Various bits of the mode-X code (notably the split screen stuff) came from his XLIBDJ library.

powerjaw (powerjaw at dnai dot com).
Sent me a Sidewinder gamepad so I could fix some problems with the driver for it. What a cool thing to do...

Robert Grubbs (rwgrubbs at vt dot edu).
Provided hardware information for the Sidewinder joypad.

Robert Schmidt (robert at stud dot unit dot no).
The register values for the 400x* mode-X resolutions came from his TWEAK program.

Tom Grandgent (tgrand at canvaslink dot com).
Organised and hosted the Allegro mailing list. Hurrah!

Vladimir Arnost (xarnos00 at dcse dot fee dot vutbr dot cz).
Provided hardware specs for the OPL3 chip.

Frank Zappa, Mike Keneally, Pink Floyd, the Doors, Tori Amos, and all the other great musicians who provide me with things to listen to while I am programming.

My parents, John and Nancy.
I would never have made it through all those late night coding sessions without the cafetiere they gave me last Christmas :-)