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My pcx files are covered with confetti?

Discussion in 'Level Editing - Advanced' started by Chrysaor, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    Okay, I'm making new texes right? when i save as .pcx and import them they are all fuxx0rzd look like some ****ing dip**** sprinkled confetti on them. What up? It works fine when I save them as .bmp's but the file size is larger.... (argh)

    Why is they so festive?
     
  2. dead clown

    dead clown self-righteous ****0r

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    you've most likely forgotten to reduce the colour depth to 8bit/256 colours.
     
  3. TheRealFluffy

    TheRealFluffy Retired Attention Whore

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    no, you have to use a good paint program! Paintshop Pro or PhotoShop.... MSPaint is bad in converting to 256colors
     
  4. Hourences

    Hourences New Member

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    lol duh
     
  5. Ulukai

    Ulukai New Member

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    Yeah, some paint programs make a pig's ear of conveting to 256 colours depending on which dithering algorithm they use.
     
  6. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    ah, those dithering algorithms! hehe, okay then.

    Thx guys :)
     
  7. dead clown

    dead clown self-righteous ****0r

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    i posted a topic with a download of an application called irfanview i use for this purpose, you can batch convert any file format to PCX and specify the colour depth. i converted close to 200 max payne texures in a few seconds, the quality was pretty good. if that isn't good enough you can download the Paint Shop Pro7 demo from it's official website.

    ...or you could get the whole program if you know where to look, not that i condone that sort of thing ;)
     
  8. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    kinda like how everyone gets photoshop
     
  9. Exodus-R

    Exodus-R New Member

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    It is the best converter, which I met and use.

    BRIGHT 1.83 (c) 2000 by Erik de Neve, erik@epicgames.com

    "Best palette Reduction for Industrial Grade High quality Textures"

    Epic Games, Inc., while specifically allowing not-for-profit public distribution,retains all copyrights to this software.
     
  10. lucifix

    lucifix I did something m0tarded and now I have read only access! :(

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    i dont use psp now. mspaint will work but its a little harder........
     
  11. Luggage

    Luggage wins.

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    BTW: Does anyone know how to get environmental textures (I mean skyboxes... where you get 6 textures and align them to a cube so they fit each other and create a nice panorama) to fit each others respective border colors? If I reduce their colors independantly, they all have different palettes - their colors dont match. If I reduce on, take the palette off it and induce it on all the others, I mostly get ugly pixeling because of a different color distribution or stuff.
    Anybody, help me?

    Lugg
     
  12. Exodus-R

    Exodus-R New Member

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    Read attentively instruction
     
  13. Luggage

    Luggage wins.

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    I meant bringing multiple textures to match each other's colors most closely... anyways, I d/led that attachment, let's see what's in it...
     
  14. Exodus-R

    Exodus-R New Member

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    bright *.bmp -common
     
  15. Luggage

    Luggage wins.

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    Dunno what you meant but I guess "Bright" does the trick :) So I'll try!

    Lugg
     
  16. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    is there a "non-command line" windows version of this program?
     
  17. Exodus-R

    Exodus-R New Member

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    Bright.exe I very much for a long time have found and did not see analogues
     
  18. TheRealFluffy

    TheRealFluffy Retired Attention Whore

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    You mean dialogues
     
  19. Rabid Wolf

    Rabid Wolf Piano Man Ghost

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    no, he means one like that
     

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