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2009-04-30 08:25

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 299
Custom Char paint program?

I wonder: Is there any program that allows you to load (or even edit) your own custom charset (and screen) and then colorize it? It should support hires, Multicolor (yes, also the hires in multicolor!) and ECM!
Back in the day i used Paintmagic because you had *some* control over what color maps to which bitpattern and you could easily colorize chars. But paintmagic neither allows working with charsets and obviously does not support hires!

I think some game graphics tools might do the job, but I don't really know what's easy to use!...

Any suggestions?
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2009-04-30 17:08
Angel of Death

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 175
Try this one.

Graphic Editor (J.Fox)

Never used anything else since 1987.
Map editor is also very easy to use. As far as I know every char can be colorized seperately ($d800 color ram that is ofcourse)
Also contains one the very best sprite editors.
I am not a good coder and an even worse graphician but I find this one very good.

(edited the post. Forgot to include the link. Must be an ageing problem :))
2009-04-30 17:58

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 468
Level System Pro V1.4 is what I use, it handles hires and multicolor but not ecm
2009-04-30 19:04

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 299
Thanks for the suggestions, one of these has gotta do the job! ;-D

And no, I still don't have Windows - nor WINE or Virtual PC! <:-)
2009-04-30 19:46
Wile Coyote
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Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 580
DeeKay, does this mean we might get to see some new dk gfx sometime soon :D
2009-05-01 12:02

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 299
Quote: DeeKay, does this mean we might get to see some new dk gfx sometime soon :D

Nopes, how'd you get that idea? <:-)
I'm merely researching this for academic purposes! ;-D
2009-05-01 14:31

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 299
argh, this is driving me insane!
the lepsi thing simply won't load. gives me a b0rked load-selection menu in VICE and nothing at all on the real machine and 1541u!

J.fox on the other hand WILL load. But the char is b0rked and the screen, too! WTF?
2009-05-01 21:36
Angel of Death

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 175
Heck! That's weird...
(I won't for humanities sake not give you the: "never had any problems myself!" remark.
Is probably a speeddos or a depacking problem.
I do have a .tap image of the original somewhere. If I have some info on the setup you used when it failed to work properly, I can see what I can do.
(if I have to recrack the bloody thing and send a 5 1/4 floppy to germany, then so be it!)
2015-11-23 21:16

Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 822
Does anybody have a good suggestion for this? I'm searching for the same features, more specific an ECM level/screen editor, preferably with a seperate colour map.
2016-03-05 15:50

Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 822
Not exactly, but close: J.Fox Editor ECM
2016-03-06 00:02

Registered: May 2010
Posts: 44
The char/screen editor I wrote in BlitzBasic(!) a while back does mono/multi/ECM, and you can remap the colours without the char changing. (choose colour, right click on screen to paint. I guess that's what you're looking for?) It's a bit clunky because I was the only one using it, but send a us DM Hein if you want a copy.
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