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Debug Bitmap

August 25th, 2003
Score : 7.0 good
Peasant Male Australia
Okay this is a little tool designed to detect any bmps you may have created that aren't in 8-bit format.

It does do this, and the instructions are pretty easy to follow.

I ran in under WinMe without any problem.

But the real question is, "Will anyone use this dev file?" - Hmmm I'm not sure. The file that is outputted is rather large text file (although it's size does depend on the number of graphics your testing). I see it's major plus being in checking a DMOD's new graphics right before you either zip up the DMOD, or use ff create. The more graphics you have to check the more useful this tool may be.

Me, I use ACDSee and view my graphics with the details option, which lets me see if any of my graphics are not true 8-bit. This, for me, is a simplier option.

Also I think now that the source code has been released the whole issue of 8-bit and Dink palette will be ancient history.

Overall 7 out of 10