iDmakeDL v2 - now with GUI

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Mr.Blinky
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Mr.Blinky
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Joined: Dec 26 2012, 09:46 PM

Dec 6 2016, 09:54 PM #121

Looks like it's hard to find a working public link for binary's tool so I've put a copy up on my webserver:

http://mrblinky.net/tama/tools/iDmakeDL2-v2.0.0.20.zip
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Bico
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Bico
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Joined: Mar 11 2013, 08:46 PM

May 9 2017, 04:09 PM #122

Hey, Ive seen a pack of Id-L downloads converted for the P's to use-- is there a way to create items with the same animations for the P's? iDmakeDl offers only a few options from the ID L's list and they're...kind of limited. I'd wish to make a few more or change some of my old iD L downloads for the P's, is there any way to do it?
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taiyakitchi
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Joined: Jun 19 2017, 08:21 PM

Jun 19 2017, 08:29 PM #123

Somewhat related, but I'm new to the graphics needed for import to iDmakeDL. I understand that (unless it's for wallpapers), the graphics files need to be 4-bit .BMP files with transparency. Is that right?

Does anyone have any tips on how to achieve the transparency on the graphic images? I just can't seem to get that part right. I've tried Photoshop, Paint, and GIMP 2 and nothing I'm trying is saving the transparency right once I've created a meal item in iDmakeDL.

Thanks very much!
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binary
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binary
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Joined: May 16 2006, 05:07 PM

Jun 20 2017, 12:02 AM #124

I haven't tried the lastest version of GIMP2, but here's what worked for me with the not-latest version.

Load image into GIMP2 then click Image - Mode - Indexed. For Colourmap, select "Generate optimum palette", set "Maximum number of colours" to 16, and then click Convert. (Note: if your image uses less than 3 colours, GIMP may save it as a 2-bit colour image, which will not be suitable for use in a download file.)

To specify the transparent colour, click Colours - Map - Rearrange Colourmap. A row of boxes containing each colour used in your image will appear. Drag the box containing your background colour into the left-most position, and then click OK.

To save your changes, click File - Save As. Set the Name as you wish. Hit Enter or click Save. When the "Save as BMP" dialog appears, make sure the "Run-Length Encoded" box is empty, and then click Save.
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taiyakitchi
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Joined: Jun 19 2017, 08:21 PM

Jun 20 2017, 12:55 AM #125

binary @ Jun 20 2017, 10:02 AM wrote: I haven't tried the lastest version of GIMP2, but here's what worked for me with the not-latest version.

Load image into GIMP2 then click Image - Mode - Indexed. For Colourmap, select "Generate optimum palette", set "Maximum number of colours" to 16, and then click Convert. (Note: if your image uses less than 3 colours, GIMP may save it as a 2-bit colour image, which will not be suitable for use in a download file.)

To specify the transparent colour, click Colours - Map - Rearrange Colourmap. A row of boxes containing each colour used in your image will appear. Drag the box containing your background colour into the left-most position, and then click OK.

To save your changes, click File - Save As. Set the Name as you wish. Hit Enter or click Save. When the "Save as BMP" dialog appears, make sure the "Run-Length Encoded" box is empty, and then click Save.
That worked!! I knew it felt like I was missing something minor. It was the colormap -- I had no idea about the Rearrange Colormap feature. My hot dog meal works perfectly now! Thank you so much, binary! :pop:
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