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Looking for graphics in the PCX file-extension.

category: gfx [glöplog]
Im looking for demoscene graphics or pixel art in the .PCX format (ZSoft or more). Where I can find and download. I tried google filetype:pcx without luck, doesn't give me anything. Are there any demoscene database with this file extension?
Thank you.
added on the 2019-01-25 21:09:17 by rudi rudi
IrfanView can save PCX files.
added on the 2019-01-25 21:13:00 by Gargaj Gargaj
Ok cool
added on the 2019-01-25 21:34:37 by rudi rudi
@rudi what you are looking for is the ACE Demoscene Collection Volume 4y, hosted by Scene.org !

Contains tons of Amiga/PC (oldschool) graphics, and I'm sure most of them are in PCX/BMP 8 bit format.
added on the 2019-01-25 21:54:07 by norecess norecess
It’s just 768 palette entries for the 256 colors and then just indexed raw data. Quite easy to make yourself if you need to.
added on the 2019-01-25 22:13:19 by thec thec
thec: you're describing TGA. Your regular 256-color PCX file has a fixed size header, RLE compressed data and the 768 palette entries in the end IIRC. And there's also a version with 24-bit color that had something really funky going on with the way the compression is laid out.
added on the 2019-01-25 22:28:42 by Preacher Preacher
norecess: thanks alot
added on the 2019-01-25 23:03:46 by rudi rudi
Check this too: https://files.scene.org/search/?q=.pcx

You will find PCX files in the entries of many graphics competitions from mid-90s parties.
added on the 2019-01-26 00:54:11 by exocet exocet
DOS days <3
I made a pcx optimizer at some point, available here: http://sol.gfxile.net/zip/pcxlite.zip, it loads pcx, reorganizes the palette for best compression and saves it out. Thus, you can also find pcx loading and saving code there.. should you need it.
added on the 2019-01-26 11:57:59 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
You can load/save PCX files with GrafX2. Also, XnView (a multiplatform program similar to IrfanView) supports this format (among many others).
added on the 2019-01-26 12:41:09 by ham ham
I use these for mostly all of my retro-machines from 486 to p4:
PCX-Viewer: qview103 (DOS) / acdsee3 (WIN9X)
PCX-Editor: dpaint3 (DOS) / paintshoppro5 (WIN9X)
I used source savepcx.pas for encoding picture at vga grabber
added on the 2019-01-27 09:45:04 by g0blinish g0blinish
GrafX2 has a repo with files in the various formats it supports, for testing: https://gitlab.com/GrafX2/pic-samples

I don't think the PCX files you'll find there are otherwise scene-related, though.


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