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Assain

Joined: 02 November 2003
Posts: 979
02 November 2003 01:13 (UK time)

In the sprite editor i cant import the PCX images. I think its because i am makeing my images wrong. WHAT I DID: i used paint (.bmp) to make my image then renamed the file a PCX. the PCX reads my image and displayes it, but it comes up with an error in Meteor when i hit import on the immage and it wont show my image. plz help!

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JohnWE

Joined: 13 October 2003
Posts: 52
02 November 2003 03:05 (UK time)

Are you creating the files as bitmaps (.bmp) and then in Windows Explorer renaming them? That won't work, as it only changes the name of the file, not the type. You can't save files as .pcx in Paint. You'll have download a .bmp to .pcx convertor from the internet. Just do a web search for one.

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Assain

Joined: 02 November 2003
Posts: 979
02 November 2003 18:14 (UK time)

Ya i searched but it came up with BMP to GIF and stuff like that or just a "cannot find". Not a BMP to PCX. Can u give me a link to a download of one? or james: a download of one on this site. TY!

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James Bunting
Joined: 17 September 2003
Posts: 1302
02 November 2003 23:17 (UK time)

Irfanview will convert between just about any image format and it is free.

<a href="http://www.irfanview.com/" target="_blank">http://www.irfanview.com/</a>

You will need to make sure that you use the correct palette and "magic pink" (pallete index 0) for transparent pixels. Basically if you are using MS Paint then copy an existing game image first and then edit it.

If you want the power to make new images with the right palette then you can use Paint Shop Pro (<a href="http://www.jasc.com" target="_blank">www.jasc.com</a>;), they do a demo but it expires. You can buy the FV cheap from <a href="http://www.ebuyer.com" target="_blank">www.ebuyer.com</a>.

<b>Related Links:</b>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.jbgames.com/MeteorDocs/mods.htm" target="_blank">Read Meteor Modding Guide</a></li>
<li><a href="ftp://ftp.jbserver.com/pub/jbgames/meteor/resources/MeteorPalettePsp.pal" target="_blank">Download Meteor Paint Shop Pro palette (Colours -> Load Palette)</a></li>
<li><a href="ftp://ftp.jbserver.com/pub/jbgames/meteor/resources/MeteorSourceGfx.zip" target="_blank">Download Meteor Source Images</a></li>
</ul>

Edited: 02 November 2003 23:23


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Assain

Joined: 02 November 2003
Posts: 979
03 November 2003 01:21 (UK time)

Hey thanks! Hope to be adding some stuff to this site soon... I am working on a USSR MOD (based off of C&C Red Alert)

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