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FREE MINT What Icon Format Does It Support?

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4795
02 Apr 2018 22:38


Now that we are happy ATARI OS users and play with FREEMINT all day.

I like to know if there are nice looking icons for FREEMINT?
What format of Icons does Atari support?

Could these PNG icons be used?



Matthew Langtry

Posts 176
02 Apr 2018 22:40


Don't know but cool looking icons did you design them gunnar?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4795
02 Apr 2018 22:41


Matthew Langtry wrote:

Don't know but cool looking icons did you design them gunnar?

No I cant draw that nice.
Its a free Icon set called GANT




Eric Gus

Posts 404
03 Apr 2018 05:38


Mess everyone up and theme FreeMint and AROS with the same icons/color scheme.. get them as visually identical as possible .. show em both in a video.. :-D


Ingo Uhlemann

Posts 33
03 Apr 2018 07:28


Its depend what Desktop is in Use. The Desktop what is used in Amitari is Teradesk and supports only .RSC what is a Icon file. But we could move to MyAES and adapt it to run perfect on Vampire there you can use normal .jpg files als icons and also for the Design elements like window look and feel. So its possiblle to maje MyAES looking like the Worbench ;)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
03 Apr 2018 07:47


eric gus wrote:

Mess everyone up and theme FreeMint and AROS with the same icons/color scheme.. get them as visually identical as possible .. show em both in a video.. :-D

Really nice idea to get visualy improved FreeMINT/AROS with a Vampire, as well as jampacked with anything that has proven to work and is free :-)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4795
03 Apr 2018 08:07


Ingo Uhlemann wrote:

Its depend what Desktop is in Use. The Desktop what is used in Amitari is Teradesk and supports only .RSC what is a Icon file.

How many colors for the icons does RSC support?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
03 Apr 2018 09:08


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

How many colors for the icons does RSC support?

Seems to be a vector Macintosh format up to 256 col.

Win to Mac icon conversion (incl. export to RSC)
EXTERNAL LINK


Ingo Uhlemann

Posts 33
03 Apr 2018 10:23


Maybe interesting too
EXTERNAL LINK 


Anthony Jacques

Posts 8
04 Apr 2018 09:13


 
  Seems to be a vector Macintosh format up to 256 col.

Itís highly unlikely that the Mac RSC format is the same. The Atari RSC format is a container for all of the GEM UI widgets like Windows .rc files.

Back in the day, tools like Interface was considered the best, although this thread seems to present a few alternatives: EXTERNAL LINK 
Note that the support for higher bitdepth icons depends upon the AES, VDI and desktop in use (MiNT itself doesnít directly provide any of those 3 components)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
04 Apr 2018 14:34


Anthony Jacques wrote:

  Itís highly unlikely that the Mac RSC format is the same. The Atari RSC format is a container for all of the GEM UI widgets like Windows .rc files.
 
  Note that the support for higher bitdepth icons depends upon the AES, VDI and desktop in use (MiNT itself doesnít directly provide any of those 3 components)
 

 
  True, its just the same extension name, but not really 100% same format. I suposse "our FreeMINT" runs XAES which has some customization options XAES Wiki at FreeMINT GitHub EXTERNAL LINK

Ingo Uhlemann wrote:

Maybe interesting too
  EXTERNAL LINK 

Exactly, xAES Skinning guide :-) Now some Vampire theme!


OneSTone O2o

Posts 159
04 Apr 2018 16:00


Looks like Gunnar starts to love our little green desktop...


Olivier Landemarre

Posts 90
04 Apr 2018 17:46


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Ingo Uhlemann wrote:

  Its depend what Desktop is in Use. The Desktop what is used in Amitari is Teradesk and supports only .RSC what is a Icon file.
 

 
  How many colors for the icons does RSC support?

Up to 256 colors, most RSC files are only 16 colors. 256 colors can be an issue as no palette is include in RSC file. Computer in 256 color  use or Atari palette (not nice at all coming by default with TOS) or NVDI palette (nice for dithering)




Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
07 Apr 2018 17:16


There are some FreeMINT 16 col icons at Firebee.org (requires Teradesk)
EXTERNAL LINK 
Some guide on setting up MINT abeit on Atari, would need to be reworked for Vamp
EXTERNAL LINK 


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