Creating pixel art

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By R_Leo_1

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04-03-2020, 21:15

Thanks guys! I really appreciate it Smile

By sd_snatcher

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05-03-2020, 01:29

I also liked the reflection and lighting effects very much!

By R_Leo_1

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08-03-2020, 06:55

sd_snatcher wrote:

I also liked the reflection and lighting effects very much!

Thanks man! I'm trying out the idea of a MSX game using a Greek mythology theme, similar to what I did with the middle-eastern/Arabian nights themed pixel-art.

By defdanny

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04-05-2020, 00:14

Hello fellow pixel-fans,

inspired by the fantastic artwork in this thread I would like to do some pixel art by myself. In former times I used to draw pics with the tool "AGE5" from T&E. I downloaded the disk from Grauws website (here) .
Since my MSX knowhow is a bit faded after 30 years, I need your help, please.
How can I start the program in an emulator like OpenMSX? The disk contains an autoexec.bat, but when I insert the disk (DirAsDisk) and restart the computer in OpenMSX, it will always boot to MSX-Basic. :-?
Guess I need MSX-DOS?

Dummy question, I know, but I can't remember how to do such things.

By Manuel

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04-05-2020, 00:22

Yeah, that program requires you to add msxdos.sys and command.com to the folder/disk.

By defdanny

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04-05-2020, 01:09

Thanks Manuel!
So, are MSX-DOS 1 or 2 files needed?

By Grauw

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04-05-2020, 01:26

MSX-DOS1 is fine.

MSX-DOS2 is also possible but you need a Turbo R or cartridge with MSX-DOS2 ROM like an HDD / SD interface. Probably too much trouble for your use case.

By defdanny

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06-05-2020, 01:44

With a little help of you awesome MSX gurus I was able to get AGE5 started (again after many years). And so here is my first "pixelated art" (well, it's not "pixel art" in a true sense)...
Originally, it is an pen sketch drawing on paper I have done many years ago.
I scanned it, downscaled the resolution to 212x256 and converted it to .BMP, then to SC5 (with MSX2BMP tool). Finally, I added some highlights and pixel corrections with AGE5. Thanks to sfranck72 and others for the nice step-by-step description!


Here is the SC5 file for Mr. Demon: DEMON2.SC5

By JohnHassink

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06-05-2020, 02:56

Looks great mister defdanny, hope you will share more.

By hamlet

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06-05-2020, 06:17

Nice work, def!

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