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georgpotthast(R)

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05.07.2011, 19:25
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen (Announce)

I have made a VESA driver which sets the screen to e.g. 16bit truecolor mode.

Now I would like to make screenshot of what is displayed to send that image via email. What program can I use for that purpose?

Georg

tikbalang(R)

06.07.2011, 05:21

@ georgpotthast
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> I have made a VESA driver which sets the screen to e.g. 16bit truecolor
> mode.
>
> Now I would like to make screenshot of what is displayed to send that image
> via email. What program can I use for that purpose?
>
> Georg


search for:

Screen Thief for DOS v2.03 (Villa Software)
VideoThief version 0.07 (Andrew Aksyonoff)

i don't have links at the moment but i can search my old HD and zip it for you if you can't find them online.

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
06.07.2011, 06:37

@ georgpotthast
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> I have made a VESA driver which sets the screen to e.g. 16bit truecolor
> mode.
>
> Now I would like to make screenshot of what is displayed to send that image
> via email. What program can I use for that purpose?
>
> Georg

Try this:

Image Snarfer
Snarf is a TSR program that takes snapshots of virtually any DOS graphic or text screen. It's particularly useful under Windows XP, which will not capture DOS graphic screens. Although Snarf is not an XPL0 program, it's so useful it had to be made available somewhere. It's 100% assembly code, and the source (of course) is included. Download Snarf15.zip (31k, 25-May-2007).

nando(R)

19.07.2011, 14:56

@ Rugxulo
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> Try this:
>
> Image Snarfer
> Snarf is a TSR program that takes snapshots of virtually any DOS graphic
> or text screen. It's particularly useful under Windows XP, which will not
> capture DOS graphic screens. Although Snarf is not an XPL0 program, it's so
> useful it had to be made available somewhere. It's 100% assembly code, and
> the source (of course) is included. Download
> Snarf15.zip (31k, 25-May-2007).

I found Grabber and SNARF to be excellent for screencapture. These tools allowed me to screencapture an active DougMenu window. I could not get screenThief and videothief to do that.

Now the problem with Grabber is the occasional "print registration document.." shareware nag on startup, plus the shareware logo it adds to screencapture files. It also saves files in the now older PCX format. The author appears to have disappeared so can't get a full version without these 'features'.

The problem with SNARF is there is no ability to specify which directory to save files - it saves to whatever the current working directory is and there is no native way to unload it. However, these can be fixed by:

1) using loadsys to load snarf. Then I can use loadsys to unload it.
2) modding the snarf binary, changing the capture filename ascii entry from snarf000.bmp to be s:scn000.bin. Prior to loading snarf I use subst to create a S: drive of the directory I want snarf to save my files to.

With those two workarounds I found SNARF to provide excellent screencapture ability.

I have also contact the author of SNARF requesting native abilities to unload itself and specify a directory of where to save screencaptures to. They may be added to a future version.

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
19.07.2011, 16:18

@ nando
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> Now the problem with Grabber is the occasional "print registration
> document.." shareware nag on startup, plus the shareware logo it adds to
> screencapture files. It also saves files in the now older PCX format. The
> author appears to have disappeared so can't get a full version without
> these 'features'.

Maybe Jerry became a lawyer: http://www.calfee.com/Gerald_A__Monroe.bio

nando(R)

20.07.2011, 01:58

@ rr
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> Maybe Jerry became a lawyer: http://www.calfee.com/Gerald_A__Monroe.bio

Got a reply confirming that he is the author of Grabber. Fancy that .. a lawyer that's pretty good at programming.

Now discussing if Gerald wants to release Grabber as Abandonware+src or wishes to update details of where to get the nag-free version. I've advised that snarf exists that's nag-free and can save in BMP format.

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RayeR(R)

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CZ,
20.07.2011, 09:48

@ nando
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> Got a reply confirming that he is the author of Grabber. Fancy that .. a
> lawyer that's pretty good at programming.

Of course, everybody here on this forum is good programmer and even better lawyer - if I remeber long discusions about GPL and other licensing... :-D

> Now discussing if Gerald wants to release Grabber as Abandonware+src or
> wishes to update details of where to get the nag-free version. I've advised
> that snarf exists that's nag-free and can save in BMP format.

Snarf seems to be only 4 years old, maybe too early for abandonware but it would be nice if he feels that will have no time for maintainging that he release it...

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Khusraw(R)

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Bucharest, Romania,
20.07.2011, 17:38

@ RayeR
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> Snarf seems to be only 4 years old, maybe too early for abandonware but it
> would be nice if he feels that will have no time for maintainging that he
> release it...

BTW, Loren Blaney's (the author of Snarf) webpage address has been changed. The new link is http://www.xpl0.org/.

marcov(R)

27.07.2011, 12:06

@ RayeR
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> > Got a reply confirming that he is the author of Grabber. Fancy that .. a
> > lawyer that's pretty good at programming.
>
> Of course, everybody here on this forum is good programmer and even better
> lawyer - if I remeber long discusions about GPL and other licensing... :-D

And how necessary that is, is shown at once in this very message:

> > Now discussing if Gerald wants to release Grabber as Abandonware+src or
> > wishes to update details of where to get the nag-free version. I've
> advised
> > that snarf exists that's nag-free and can save in BMP format.
>
> Snarf seems to be only 4 years old, maybe too early for abandonware but it
> would be nice if he feels that will have no time for maintainging that he
> release it...

Well, to my best knowledge abandonware has no legal status at all.

georgpotthast(R)

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Germany,
06.07.2011, 18:59

@ georgpotthast
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

Thank you very much for your recommendations. I tried snarf first and that did work very well. So I did not test further.

By the way, here is the link to Videothief including source:

http://shodan.ru/

Georg

mvojvodic(R)

16.07.2011, 18:31

@ georgpotthast
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> I have made a VESA driver which sets the screen to e.g. 16bit truecolor
> mode.
>
> Now I would like to make screenshot of what is displayed to send that image
> via email. What program can I use for that purpose?
>
> Georg

You can download Screen Thief 2.01 for DOS (last freeware version) at

ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/st201f.zip

or you can go to http://www.sac.sk and browse GRAPH directory to find something similar.

DOS386(R)

29.07.2011, 09:27

@ georgpotthast
 

Screenshot of SVGA screen

> I have made a VESA driver which sets the screen to e.g. 16bit truecolor mode
> What program can I use for that purpose?

1. Some TSR screenshooter (see above)
2. BOCHS (run it inside)
3. A camera (gives bloated poor quality shot)

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