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General Category => Programming => Topic started by: Arnaud on 23:15, 23 July 19

Title: Look for CPC Plus Sprite Hardware converter utility
Post by: Arnaud on 23:15, 23 July 19
Hello,
i'm looking for an utility (exactly like img2cpc) to convert image from PC to CPC Plus Sprite Hardware format (palette and sprite data 16x16).

I have found utilities for CPC Plus but none for this basic purpose  ::)

Thanks,
Arnaud
Title: Re: Look for CPC Plus Sprite Hardware converter utility
Post by: dthrone on 00:47, 24 July 19
Don't know of one that does this specifically (would be interesting to know if there is though).  But if you've got your image in something like MS Paint, it doesn't take long to extract the colours and punch the pixels into something like Retro Game Asset Studio to churn out the bytes.  In a couple of hours you can bang out a fair number of sprites but I guess it's quite a boring process and a chore which is exactly what you want to avoid  :P
Title: Re: Look for CPC Plus Sprite Hardware converter utility
Post by: keith56 on 02:24, 24 July 19
I don't think it's quite what you are looking for, buy my AkuSprite Editor can output CPC+ sprite data (It's what I used to make ChibiAkumas V1.666)

You can get it here:
http://www.chibiakumas.com/z80/sources.7z

You can convert existing files by pasting them from the clipboard, palettes have to be defined within the program though - I'm afraid there's no 'bitmap file import' at the moment - though It's something I can add if it helps (its not how I do things, but I understand it makes sense!)

There's a tutorial covering it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INHzA3sRZTg

and here's a guide to coding CPC+ sprites (which use it's output):
https://youtu.be/nl8hSPx7UDM
Title: Re: Look for CPC Plus Sprite Hardware converter utility
Post by: Arnaud on 19:19, 24 July 19
Thanks to all @dthrone (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=350), @keith56 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1886)

In a couple of hours you can bang out a fair number of sprites but I guess it's quite a boring process and a chore which is exactly what you want to avoid  :P

Yes, if it could be automatic it would be a lot of better  :D

I don't think it's quite what you are looking for, buy my AkuSprite Editor can output CPC+ sprite data (It's what I used to make ChibiAkumas V1.666)

Thanks, i'll try it now