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HermIRES 1.2   [2013]

HermIRES 1.2 Released by :

Release Date :
6 January 2013

Type :
Other Platform C64 Tool

C64 hires graphic editor

Website :

User rating:awaiting 5 votes (1 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Design .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular
Bug-Fix .... Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDrip Alliance, Singular

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User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 15 January 2013
I uploaded an improved/optimized version meanwhile:
HermIRES 1.26

However primarily developed on Linux, should run on Windows much better due to the used more up-to-date allegro library (v4.4).
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 7 January 2013
I removed the Windows binary because it was built with the wrong allegro devpak and was not really Windows-friendly.
The 1.25 optimized+improved version is coming in some days...
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 7 January 2013
Oh, I found what caused the Ctrl/Shift/Alt stuck in Win7: the used allegro devpak version was wrong! arghh...
I compiled it with a 4.4 devpak, and what a surprise :) it works well, so my source-code was correct, no need for extra Windows-specific key-settings in the source as I supposed...
I'll work on the other issue, to make CRT emulation faster. I'll rewrite it not to include 'blit' functions, but I'll try to emulate it by software in a faster way...
And of course, a few additions are coming based on people's ideas...
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 7 January 2013
Hi. Good to hear it works in XP for you too...
BTW, I just had the chance to try on Win7, and for the moment Win7 sucks with HermIRES! Control key behaves strange - stays virtually 'ON' after pressed - and for me (maybe depending on some 'theme' settings) sometimes Win7 destroyed the app after a while if it was minimized in background...
As most of you probably use Win7 (assuming from download-numbers), I'll try to make HermIRES work well on Win7 too...
Until that you should use it in Linux or winXP...I'm curious how the OSX port will behave, hopefully better than the Windows-port... note, I develop&test it on Linux primarily, which seems to work well according to my experience and some feedbacks..
Coming soon with the more 'platform-specified' versions...
User Comment
Submitted by redback on 7 January 2013
Brilliant! With this update it now works on my WinXP - both desktop and virtual (ie VMware) setups.
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 7 January 2013
It wouldn't be hard, SPRedit uses the same allegro library and it was succesfully compiled on OSX by my SRA bandmate Werdy who is OSX user.
I just don't have an OSX on my machine (though I have a Mac Mini 2011 I prefer using the lightweight Lubuntu on it and unfortunately couldn't make a proper dual boot yet successfully).Maybe I'll try to translate for OSX in VBox...
If you set up a build-environment (g++ and allegro-dev) you can compile it easily I guess, but I'll work on installer packages for the 3 major platforms (MSI,DEB,DMG).
User Comment
Submitted by Keys on 6 January 2013
Any hope for a Mac release?
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 6 January 2013
If you experience slowness it might be due to the CRT emulation which Windows seem to handle much slower than Linux (especially Win7 I guess)...I shouldn't have enabled it by default...
If you switch the CRT emulation OFF with 'CRT emul.' button, the program should work much faster...
User Comment
Submitted by Frost on 6 January 2013
Tried it out on my Thinkpad x41 with win7.
The result?
So slow it's utterly useless.

I'll try it on a little bit more powerful computer when I get back home.
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 6 January 2013
Excellent as usual!!! Go ahead :)
User Comment
Submitted by Moloch on 6 January 2013
Fantastic, fast updates and bug fixes makes this a nice editor to use. Thumbs up!
User Comment
Submitted by FATFrost on 6 January 2013
Great work Hermit!!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 6 January 2013
Thanks very much Hermit for a fast fixing and improvements . i will test it soon. its a great tool for pixeling and i may use it for my further gfx releases.
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 6 January 2013
A new HermIRES version...I made a lot of improvements and added new features. The most significant:
-auto-adjustment of GUI size after detecting desktop-resolution (please don't change resolution in Windows while using HerMIRES, it will probably hang by that.)
-PNG import and export (not just .bmp)
-improved selection and copy/paste/move mechanism
-[ ] keys can set pen-diameter ('PhotoShop' style :)
-Pen-diameter and Undo/Redo toolbar buttons can act as repetitive (useful on Windows where keys don't seem to repeat in allegro)
-CRT emulation to preview what will be seen on real TV set or C64 monitor (scanlines, PAL-blurring/smoothing)
(The CRT emulation might be slow on Windows according to my experience. You can turn it off, but above 12x magnification it's turned off automatically...)
-last used file opened automatically
-sliders to set brightness and CRT-blur
-HermIRES.cfg is now saved into program's folder safely
-buttons are more responsive
-Palette buttons are colorized according to loaded .vpl file
-moving with middle-mouse-button follows better...
-pen-drawing is never aggregated from now...
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