Aren't I the most GORGEOUS Dane you've ever seen? I love to play and do tricks, but my most important asset is my great beauty! Minibyte got me as a present from her friend Joy and named me Welkin because of my blue fur. "Welkin" is an archaic word for "sky."She tells me that I am a really wonderful dog, but that I shouldn't take so much pride in how I look. Minibyte says weird things now and then... she even chases people to beat them with wet noodles! A very odd lady.
Uh oh... She's telling me if I don't start hosting this Playscene page properly that she will appoint some other pet to do it. Soooo... here goes. Playscenes are, of course, the various places where your petz can play. In Petz 3 there was no Playscene Editor. As a result, there aren't as many playscenes for Petz 3 as there are for Petz 4 and 5. A few clever hexers did figure out how to create Petz 3 playscenes with a hex editor. This was no easy job!! There were many limitations. The only way to create a new scene was to edit or modify one of the game scenes. But there was no way to change the placement of ledges or to change the horizon. Hexers had to find or create images which would "fit" properly so that petz wouldn't end up walking across the sky! Sounds were really difficult to change, too. If you download and use any of the Petz 3 playscenes you will find in here, APPRECIATE them! If you don't, Minibyte might come after you with her wet noodles.
The Playscene Editor which comes with Petz 4 and with Petz 5 makes creating playscenes much easier and every Petz player now has a chance to make scenes without having to learn how to hex. There are still problems, though.
There is a strange bug in Petz 4. Not all, but most Petz 4 gamers could not use playscenes that other people made because the scenes wouldn't show up in the Custom Scene list! Many also discovered that sounds wouldn't work, even if they had the proper wav files in the Playscene Editor folder. As a result, not many scenes were circulated and widely used. This all changed, however when Lesley's husband (Lesley of APKC) created a program that fixed playscenes that didn't work properly for people. If you are having such problems, you can download the Playscene Converter from APKC.
Those bugs were fixed in the Petz 5 version of the game. Unfortunately, new bugs were introduced. In Petz 4 one could use either jpg or bmp images. Petz 5 lists jpg as an option for image importing, but many people discover that jpg images don't appear in an image list! Worse yet, one can no longer create well done animations. You can still set paths and select objects (images) to move along them, but the tool to make the image transparent doesn't work. Minibyte tried to put a crow flying in the background of a garden scene. The crow flew.... but it flew surrounded by a white box!
One good thing. The Playscene Editors, even with their bugs, allow us to adapt or convert playscenes from Petz 4 to Petz 5 or from Petz 5 to Petz 4. I have converted several for your enjoyment and they are available here.
Click on the Room you want to visit, download the files and let your petz enjoy some new scenery!