Noptec Vector

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Noptec Vector
Noptec Vector Screenshot
Developer(s): Erik Agsjo
Language: C++
Version: 1.4
OS: MS-DOS
Type: Template:Picture Editor
Localization: English
Website: http://www.noptec.com/



Bitmap Vectorizing tool v1.4
Copyright (c) Noptec (Erik Agsjo) 2000

 


Description

Noptec Vector is an implementation of a bitmap vectorizing algorithm, specifically for creating background picture resources for the Sierra AGI interpreter. The program reads an image in BMP, PCX, or TGA format, converts it to 160 x 168 x 16 colors and writes the result in AGI readable format, optionally showing the result onscreen.


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Usage

Vectorizing an image. Even if the input image is resized and converted to the 16 EGA colors used by the AGI interpreter, it is best to start with a rather simple image. This helps to create picture resources that are small and more easily edited. Dithered images and images with many small dots give poor results.


Known issues

Some resources generated are too big to be useful.


Command line parameters

Usage: VECTOR.EXE [options] <input> <output>

input: the input file (BMP, PCX, TGA)
output: the output file (AGI picture resource)

Options:

-p <prio> Sets input file as priority map
-v Enables the onscreen view of the generated image
-w Makes program wait after each drawn screen shape ESC skips)


Credits

DJGPP (www.delorie.com)
Allegro (http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro/)
"AGI PICTURE FORMAT" Lance Ewing (be@ihug.co.nz)


Author

Erik Agsjo, erik.agsjo@noptec.com
http://www.noptec.com

 

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