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Convert ColecoVision picture (.pc) file into Microsoft bitmap (.bmp) file

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PC2BMP - Convert ColecoVision bitmap pictures into Microsoft 16 colors bitmap files

by Daniel Bienvenu aka NewColeco

January 2017

 

 

Technical information

 

Simply put, it generates a valid BMP file, 256x192 pixels, 16 custom colors, 4 bits per pixels, according to BMP file format specifications. The color palette used here is a compromise between colors a bit washed out calculated with the TMS9928 video chip technical information and colors too saturated used on several emulators. Also, this color palette makes a distinction between transparent and black colors with its black color being slightly brighter (RGB values 8, 8, 8 for black, and 0, 0, 0 for transparent).

 

 

Usage

 

pc2bmp [-y] source.pc -o destination.bmp

 

 

Samples

 

Yuki's ColecoVision Smurf Challenge - extracted from original project as a .pc file and converted to .bmp

youki smurf challenge.bmp

 

Rion's ZX Spectrum Unreal - converted from ZX .scr file to .pc with scr2pc and then to .bmp

rion Unreal.bmp

 

 

Download

 

PC2BMP Version 0.1 (EXE, SRC, BATCH FILE): pc2bmp.zip

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