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flat assembler > MenuetOS > Setting a background image at bootup

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Mike Hibbett



Joined: 02 Sep 2003
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Location: UK
Hi all,

I've just made a little utility to display a .bmp file automatically on boot up. It's available here

http://adcodex.com/embedded_html/bgset.zip

if anyone else is interested.

Mike
Post 23 Oct 2003, 11:11
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Torrey



Joined: 12 Oct 2003
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Don't you think it's kind of a waste to use 900k of a floppy just for a background image? Personally I started using some really neat tiled backgrounds. Those sizes are way less and they work better...more room for development and apps. The other day I tried to load up a 256 color bitmap and was really disappointed because I didn't know that wouldn't work. I might have to check more into why that doesn't work and fix the code.
Post 29 Oct 2003, 05:06
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Mike Hibbett



Joined: 02 Sep 2003
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I dont use a floppy; I use the floppy image ( well, msetup.exe ) to boot from the harddisk.

I agree with your point though, it's a waste to have a floppy disk with a 900K image!

Your 256 colour image will not work because the image loader expects 3 bytes per pixel. If there is enough interest I could look at a converter that will load a 256 colour image...

Mike
Post 29 Oct 2003, 08:09
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Torrey



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In the file format is says this:

"The biBitCount member of the BITMAPINFOHEADER structure determines the number
of bits that define each pixel and the maximum number of colors in the
bitmap."

Wouldn't be too hard of a fix to detect that and adjust a few variables accordingly.

~Torrey
Post 29 Oct 2003, 10:05
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Torrey



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I know it's a little harder then what I just said, might take a little work, but shouldn't be too bad...I'm going to download the C Library, the screen shots of the things made with it look promising. That should be the thing the web browser is developed with.
Post 29 Oct 2003, 11:24
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