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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
05.08.2014, 08:26
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used? (Developers)

Hi,
i've found this open source dos program

http://www.brothersoft.com/paint-brush-program-in-dos-330771.html

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Looking the source seem a C program ,but don't run with my djgpp..
What kind of compiler can be used for create executable?

Seem don't have a choice for screen resolution (may be patch?)

Thanks

Roberto iw2evk

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CZ,
05.08.2014, 11:15

@ iw2evk
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

I compiled it with Borland C++ 3.1 without problems. Program also works under WinXP on fullscreen.

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
05.08.2014, 20:34

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

Hi ,

have you tried to change screen resolution under dos?

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CZ,
05.08.2014, 22:37

@ iw2evk
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> have you tried to change screen resolution under dos?

No, I didn't saw an option, as it use EGAVGA.BGI driver don't expect anything more than 640x480/16. If you need more complex SVGA paint program try to look at old DOS version of Pixel32.

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
09.08.2014, 08:24

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

Can you post the executable for download, thanks?

Roberto

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
09.08.2014, 23:13

@ iw2evk
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> Can you post the executable for download, thanks?

Roberto,

I could not find a download link so uploaded the copy
the I've had for many years.

http://glennmcc.org/px32e96.zip

Archive: PX32E96.ZIP
Length Method Size Ratio Date Time CRC-32 Name
-------- ------ ------- ----- ---- ---- ------ ----
13483 Defl:X 13068 3% 09-16-98 13:35 6e2ca62f CWSDPMI.EXE
288 Defl:X 240 17% 07-13-99 13:49 ec190a2d FILE_ID.DIZ
1071 Defl:X 552 49% 06-06-99 12:19 80beee1b LICENSE.TXT
535 Defl:X 254 53% 07-09-99 11:15 30b868fa README.TXT
91740 Defl:X 90370 2% 07-23-99 12:39 cb7b00a9 SETUP.EXE
100485 Stored 100485 0% 07-13-99 13:39 235d73c4 SETUP.PK0
3135052 Defl:X 3130446 0% 07-23-99 12:38 abc11021 SETUP.PK1
-------- ------- --- -------
3342654 3335415 0% 7 files
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Secundum Artem Pixel32

version 0.96 beta (demo)

- Photo editing and retouching
tool with top technologies
under pure DOS. Most image
formats, plugins, TrueType
font engine, layer, channels...

Web: http://pixel32.hypermart.net
______________________________________

--- license.txt ---

This program is not freeware, copy you have
is only demoversion which you can try and
spread but in unmodified form. After period
of 30 days you must remove this program
from your computer or to buy the full version.
There are many limitations in such demoversion.

Without agreeing this you are not allowed to
install this program on your computer.

There are several methods how to get full copy.
You can contact one of your local distributors
and buy full package with registration card,
or you can order it by mail or at our website.
Last method is registering this program as
shareware. You must send the authentication code
generated by program, you can find it in menu
Help/Register. This is because we must first
check if you have our original program, after
that you will get your registration number and
become a legal registered user with many advantages.
Previously disabled functions in demoversion will
be reenabled for you. More info you can find
in file "register.txt" after the installation.
_____________________________________________________________

--- readme.txt ---

Secundum Artem Pixel32

Minimal hardware configuration:

- PC 486DX, 66Mhz
- 8Mb RAM
- 512kB video card (VESA BIOS v1.2+)
- mouse driver installed
- DPMI server (CWSDPMI, Windows 95/98, QEMM...)
- 20Mb free space on HDD


Recommended configuration:

- PC Pentium, 166MHz
- 32 or 64Mb RAM
- 2Mb video card (VESA BIOS v3.0)
- mouse driver installed
- DPMI server (CWSDPMI, Windows 95/98, QEMM...)
- 100Mb free space on HDD
__________________________________________________________________

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marcov(R)

11.08.2014, 14:05

@ glennmcc
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

A newer site is http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/ though it is several years old too.

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
12.08.2014, 01:00

@ marcov
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> A newer site is http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/ though it is several
> years old too.


Perhaps I'm missing something, but I could not find a download link at
that site.

The "Downloads" link says that if I have read and agree to the lic
agreement I may then download it.... but there's still no actual link
to a downloadable file of any kind.

Even the link to purchase pixel image editor yeilds nothing of use.

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marcov(R)

13.08.2014, 11:36

@ glennmcc
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> > A newer site is http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/ though it is several
> > years old too.
>
>
> Perhaps I'm missing something, but I could not find a download link at
> that site.

I didn't mean to imply there was a download there. It was more meant to allow you to contact the author, who might inform you of the current status of the product. IIRC Pavel went the mobile way, and the desktop products are a bit stale, but that doesn't mean they are 100% dead.

later versions were not only commercial, but IIRC Dos was scrapped from the target list. But that could be a commercial rather than a technical decision though.

I only know things about it because it uses Free Pascal, never used the product.

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
14.08.2014, 04:15

@ marcov
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

I mailed with author many years ago when I found a download of old version 0.99.6. He told that DOS version is obsolete because lack of users interest. Also he had some issues with FPC compiler. DOS version was compiled by FPC 1.0.10 and other platforms by 2.0.1. Also he didn't have DOS machine for testing and test it only under Linux/Dosbox. He made some newer version but it had several issues with redrawing in 8 and 16bpp modes and even worse in 32bpp mode where it crashed. So don't expect any update...

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glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
14.08.2014, 04:32

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> I mailed with author many years ago when I found a download of old version
> 0.99.6. He told that DOS version is obsolete because lack of users
> interest. Also he had some issues with FPC compiler. DOS version was
> compiled by FPC 1.0.10 and other platforms by 2.0.1. Also he didn't have
> DOS machine for testing and test it only under Linux/Dosbox. He made some
> newer version but it had several issues with redrawing in 8 and 16bpp modes
> and even worse in 32bpp mode where it crashed. So don't expect any
> update...

All of that is as we have come to expect.

Which is of-course exactly why you made this suggestion to Roberto...

"If you need more complex SVGA paint program try
to look at old DOS version of Pixel32."

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CZ,
14.08.2014, 14:08

@ glennmcc
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> Which is of-course exactly why you made this suggestion to Roberto...

Sorry I didn't remember all that things. It was about in 2004-2005 when I tried it and I remember that Pixel32 looked impressive, like a photoshop. I went through my mail archive yesterday and recall that for real use it was useless. But maybe one would have some older working licensed full featured copy that is usable pretty well, who knows. It could become abandonware. I don't know any Pixel32 user.

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Zyzzle(R)

14.08.2014, 23:47

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> > Which is of-course exactly why you made this suggestion to Roberto...
>
> Sorry I didn't remember all that things. It was about in 2004-2005 when I
> tried it and I remember that Pixel32 looked impressive, like a photoshop. I
> went through my mail archive yesterday and recall that for real use it was
> useless. But maybe one would have some older working licensed full featured
> copy that is usable pretty well, who knows. It could become abandonware. I
> don't know any Pixel32 user.

You may download DOS version of Pixel32 0.9.9.6 here:

ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/pxd996e.zip

I also remember trying this out in 2003-04 and it looked very impressive but was laiden with bugs and crashes, etc. I do not know anyone who purchased a full version of the DOS version, or if indeed it was ever even released.

iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
18.08.2014, 14:06

@ Zyzzle
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

Hi,

i've download the 2 version of pixel32 (Glenn and Zyzzle) : both are evalutation version and without registration key it's impossible save work.
So it's useless (or someone have a reg key?)

I suppose actually , cause dropping of dos developping, the best choice is Grafx2 for window$ version plus hx extender.
Grafx2 it's supported and under developping..i hope for many years

Off topics : cause of dropping for dos developping i suppose in the next years HX extender must be intensively used if someone search NEW software (not adbandoned or beta versions ...)

Roberto iw2evk

glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
19.08.2014, 03:26

@ iw2evk
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> Hi,
>
> i've download the 2 version of pixel32 (Glenn and Zyzzle) : both are
> evalutation version and without registration key it's impossible save
> work.
> So it's useless (or someone have a reg key?)
>

Perhaps attempt to contact the author to purchase a registration ???

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ron(R)

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Australia,
20.08.2014, 00:23

@ glennmcc
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> Perhaps attempt to contact the author to purchase a registration ???

Or check out other DOS "paint" programs - not subject to licence.

Try: http://www.resoo.org/docs/dos/free_software/graphics.htm

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CZ,
11.09.2014, 10:18

@ glennmcc
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> Perhaps attempt to contact the author to purchase a registration ???

Hint: Pixel32 0.96 DOS accepts the same reg. file pixel.usr as Pixel32 0.99.7 Windows :)

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RayeR(R)

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CZ,
13.09.2014, 04:06

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

To correct this, same reg. file works for 0.96 and 0.99.x but it's linked with PC where KG was run to gen this file. If it's copied to another PC, then new reg. file must be generated.

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
30.09.2014, 20:30

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> I compiled it with Borland C++ 3.1 without problems. Program also works
> under WinXP on fullscreen.

Would you mind to share the EXE to others? :-)

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
30.09.2014, 23:55

@ rr
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> Would you mind to share the EXE to others? :-)

Sure, you can host it on your site, I temporarly uploaded it here.

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glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
02.10.2014, 00:39

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> > Would you mind to share the EXE to others? :-)
>
> Sure, you can host it on your site, I temporarly uploaded it
> here.

RayeR,

I hope you don't mind if I host it as-well.

It is now zipped and uploaded to my site.

http://glennmcc.org/download/

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
02.10.2014, 22:38

@ RayeR
 

dos paint program : what compiler to be used?

> > Would you mind to share the EXE to others? :-)
>
> Sure, you can host it on your site, I temporarly uploaded it
> here.

I put my copy to http://www.bttr-software.de/tmp/grafix2.zip.

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