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Converting to DXT-1 files...

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Is there a program that will batch convert 8-bit bitmaps to DXT-1 format? Better still, is there a way I can get PSP to open this format?- Martin

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don't know psp, I use Corel Photopaint. Martin Wright has provided a utility called convim.exe that will convert an 8 bit palletted image to dxt1. http://fly.to/mwgfx/ Bob Bernstein

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>You can use ImageTool to convert images in a batch process. >I am use it will be able to convert the 8-bit bitmaps to the >DXT 1 format. Really? How? I know there's a "Save All" function in the menu, but It does not seem to convert them. Can you clue-me-in here?- Martin

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If you use ImageTool from the DOS prompt you can let it convert more then one texture at a time. Use "Imagetool -h" for more information about the switches you can use.ArnoMember NL2000 Teamhttp://home.wanadoo.nl/arno.gerretsen

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The problem with the Image tool is that it is known for doing a very poor job as far as preserving the quality of the original BMP in the conversion process, for this you would be much better off using Martin Wright's excellent programs.Paul

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I haven't really tried Martin's DXT tool, but for the old Fs2000 bitmaps I prefered ImageTool above BMP2000, because with BMP2000 the mip maps often had pink colors in them, which looks bad in the scenery.ArnoMember NL2000 Teamhttp://home.wanadoo.nl/arno.gerretsen

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Just did an little test and DXTBMP indeed gives better results then ImageTool. I also don't see the color problem from BMP2000 anymore.Thanks for the tip....ArnoMember NL2000 Teamhttp://home.wanadoo.nl/arno.gerretsen

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