MSX user Óscar Isidro (OsisEs), brings us a couple of BMP to MSX converters for Windows. Óscar was dissatisfied with the BMP2MSX program that's why he decided to make his own tools and this is the result of these Beta versions. The minimum requirements are Windows 32 bits and 1280 pixels wide resolution. Here the main features:

MSX Image Converter 256 colors v0.6b (Screen 8)

  • 5 color modes (MSX2 palette, Light, Dark, Dither 1 and Dither 2).
  • B/W mode.
  • Box selection.
  • Zoom 10x (step 0.5x).
  • MSX-BASIC output file format.

The program will be improved gradually with more additions like image cropping (smaller areas than 256x212 pixels) and image sequence conversion. You can get an idea about the quality of the conversions comparing a original picture versus Mode 1(MSX2 palette) and Mode 4 (Dither mode 1) here.

MSX Image Converter 16 colors v1.0b, Cid (Screen 7)

  • Conversion from 16 colors .BMP files only.
  • RGB palette configuration.
  • Image adjustment.
  • MSX-BASIC output file format.

Apart of some minor bugs pending, the interlaced mode is the next goal to be implemented.

Relevant link: MSX Image Converter 256 colors v0.6b & MSX Image Converter 16 colors v1.0b

Comments (5)

By Meits

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04-12-2014, 20:02

Is 32 bit the max? Windows machines are mostly 64 bit so that would leave out a lot of users...

By Creepy

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04-12-2014, 20:38

64 bits windows normally run 32 bits application just fine, so that should not be a problem.

By osises

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05-12-2014, 08:48

The programs are designed for 32-bit but work correctly in Windows 64 bits. They have been tested on Windows XP, 7, 8 and work correctly in all cases.

By Meits

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05-12-2014, 08:56

Keeping 32 bit away from the system requirements would take away the confusion then, since those Windows are all 32 and 64 bits Wink

By PAC

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05-12-2014, 19:29

Problem solved --> minimum requirements Windows 32 bits and 1280 pixels.

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