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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
08.08.2013, 08:37
 

vga paint 386 file formats (Developers)

Hi all,

today i've downloaded from bttr site vga paint 386

http://www.bttr-software.de/products/vp386/

I've make some drawing tests , but at the moment to save i've discovered the program don't have " modern" file formats (i.e. JPG, GIF, PNG etc).
It's difficut add this formats?
Can be use other dpmi server )i.e. cwdpmi or japheths dpmi?

Thanks

Roberto iw2evk

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Australia,
09.08.2013, 02:58

@ iw2evk

vga paint 386 file formats

> today i've downloaded from bttr site vga paint 386
>
> http://www.bttr-software.de/products/vp386/
>
> I've make some drawing tests , but at the moment to save i've discovered
> the program don't have " modern" file formats (i.e. JPG, GIF, PNG etc).

Why not "paint" your pictures to whatever format you can, then use one or more of the conversion programs available to DOS ?
e.g. Jan Patera's PICTVIEW.
http://www.resoo.org/docs/dos/free_software/graphics.htm

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DOS386(R)

09.08.2013, 10:34

@ iw2evk

vga paint 386 file formats

> today i've downloaded from bttr site vga paint 386
> I've make some drawing tests , but at the moment to save i've discovered
> the program don't have " modern" file formats (i.e. JPG, GIF, PNG etc).

GIF isn't modern at all :clap:

> It's difficut add this formats?

Not much for a C programmer ... but VGAP386 is done for a very obsolete version of WATTCOM ... but hadn't we already discussed this (+ crashes ... just before rr accidentally destroyed the forum over 6 years ago :-) ) ???

> Can be use other dpmi server )i.e. cwdpmi or japheths dpmi?

Try DOS32A or D3X or WDOSX ... WATTCOM extenders don't love DOS-based external DPMI hosts too much.

Try some convert program like NCONVERT.

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10.08.2013, 05:54

@ DOS386

vga paint 386 file formats

> Try some convert program like NCONVERT.

NConvert for DOS (2011-May-12) is here:

http://download.xnview.com/

There is also ImageMagik port for DOS (2008-Dec-10) here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/user/magick/

You get the whole 9mb multiple-utility package, but what you want is the CONVERT.EXE program.

- Doug B.

iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
10.08.2013, 08:27

@ Doug

vga paint 386 file formats

Hi Guys,

i've understand the difficuty to "update" vgapaint (another dos "dead" project..)
So ,for avoid to workaround with image converter i've downloaded a deprecated
version of grafx2 for win .

http://code.google.com/p/grafx2/wiki/KeyFeatures

They have many standard format like png or gif on reading/writing.
The last release have a missing import .. so i'used a deprecated version.
The source is C (exist also win version source) so may be ported to dos.

Thanks

Roberto

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