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#1 yarrow



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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

hi again

I found another converter, which I wrote long time ago
rather than delete it, I will post it here
it was VERY useful when I created polish version of the geoscape screen of ufo

it converts to/from ufo 'land1.dat' and 'lang1.bmp' files
if you want to mess with this, you should read details first:

lang1.bmp can be edited via any graphical program
to create even more language translations ( after conversion to .dat file of course )

lang1.dat can also be used as lang2.dat ( for multi language )
as both files are of the same format in ufo

sample lang1.bmp file is included to serve as a base for others
( polish version, made by myself :P )

some suggestions:
- if you want to edit bitmaps don't create new colors
only use the ones that are provided in geobord.bmp/lang1.bmp
- I also suggest using GIMP 1.2.5, for editing
( yes, it is very old version of gimp, but it doesn't mess with pallete colors )

everything else should be self explanatory for modders

in theory you could replace geobord.bmp pallete with the one used in terror from the deep
so you could create terror versions of lang1.dat files

happy translating ^_^

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Edited by yarrow, 18 March 2012 - 12:57 PM.