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SCR2PC - Convert ZX Spectrum bitmap pictures into ColecoVision bitmap pictures by Daniel Bienvenu aka NewColeco January 2017 There are lots of cool ZX Spectrum pictures released as .scr or .mlt files and tools to make them. Technical Information ZX Spectrum bitmap screens are 256x192 pixels, same for the ColecoVision. ZX Spectrum graphics files are composed of PATTERN and COLOR data tables, same for the ColecoVision. ZX color palette is composed of 15 colors, same for the ColecoVision, but the colors are not the same. The video chip TMS9928 inside ColecoVision do not have two different magenta and two different cyan colors. ZX PATTERN and COLOR data are structured differently, bytes in a different order between them and different than how ColecoVision handles it. Considering all the similarities and differences, I've coded the following simple graphics converter tool. This converter support both .SCR and .MLT files and can generate PATTERN and COLOR data into two files instead of one .PC file. This solution is a CLI (command line interface) written in C. CV Paint 2 can load and ZX Spectrum pictures as well but is no more supported. Example ZX Spectrum Space Harrier title screen by MAC, 2014. Download SCR2PC Version 0.3 (EXE, SRC, BATCH FILE): scr2pc.zip Change log: Fixed typos SCR2PC Version 0.2 (EXE, SRC, BATCH FILE): scr2pc.zip Change log: Added multiple palettes SCR2PC Version 0.1 (EXE, SRC, BATCH FILE): scr2pc.zip Various Links Convert PowerPaint pictures into PC files Simple ColecoVision PC viewer (in Java) Atarimax Coleco Ultimate SD Multicart Gallery: ZX Art Tool: Image to ZX Spec v2.0
Hi everyone! Recently i got successful on creating .rom files for MSX using Boriel's ZX-Basic Compiler. My idea is to do the same for ColecoVision, since it is a hardware very similar to MSX1, since the main differences are the i/o ports, memory arrangements, bios-like routines (or lack of them). What i have posted on forums, available to download (.rom and their sources) are at http://www.boriel.co...m/post4575.html and http://karoshi.auic....hp?topic=2479.0 I'm curious for your comments! cheers!