Create SymbOS backgrounds

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By spl

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07-03-2008, 11:20

Hello:

Some time ago I've managed to create some wallpapers for SymbOS with Symstudio. The problem is that now I am trying to do some new backgrounds, but I never manage to do full screen wallpapers or 512x212 backgrounds. Have you any guide step-by-step of how to do symbos backgrounds?

Yours,

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By spl

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10-03-2008, 17:12

Nobody knows or remembers?

By Trebmint

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10-03-2008, 18:02

Sorry it seems I didn't extend the export function properly when I updated the last time. I will attempt to fix this this week

By spl

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10-03-2008, 23:51

Ok, thanks very much Smile

By NYYRIKKI

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11-03-2008, 01:30

Ok, I just made a quick and dirty tool for making the backrounds... Don't expect any error messages if you have write protected disk, disk full etc. It also does not yet look nice, but I'll fix it some day I have more time... I now had just few hours free...

Here is quick how to:

- Download BMP2MSX from http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~hra/software/bmptomsx/index.htm

- Download symbos.pll

- Convert the picture to SCREEN 7 with custom palette. (Use Load Palette to load symbos.pll) Here are the settings that I found pretty good working:
msx.fi/temp/settings.gif

- Now download sc72sgx.com and use it to convert the result to SymbOS (MSX-DOS program).

Usage: sc72sgx filename.sc7
Output: filename.sgx

- Have fun...

By NYYRIKKI

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11-03-2008, 01:58

Now ain't that desktop cool Tongue

msx.fi/temp/shot1.jpg

By wolf_

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11-03-2008, 02:26

y00 cheat! Use png or gif instead of a blurry jpg! Hannibal

By NYYRIKKI

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11-03-2008, 08:24

y00 cheat! Use png or gif instead of a blurry jpg! Hannibal
@wolf: Ok, here is "no cheat" version. Now can you say from bottom of your heart, that this gives better understanding, what it looks like on real MSX?

msx.fi/temp/shot1.gif

By ro

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11-03-2008, 10:16

Wolf's right in these cases. Thanx for the no-cheat version. It does look good, thanx NYY!

By wolf_

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11-03-2008, 10:26

ofcoz the lossless version should've had a 1:2 ratio Tongue

By spl

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11-03-2008, 22:10

Thanks very much NYY and Wolf!!

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