This file contains Microsoft Paint from Windows98. The purpose of this file is to provide the most simple method possible for converting bitmap images to 256 color format so they appear correctly when ingame without needing to use any more advanced but more complicated software.
To use, open the exe and drag 'n drop the scenariobkg.bmp from your aoc folder into paint, then copy paste whatever image you like into the paint program. Save as 256 colors.
Im sure there are any number of ways to do it. This file isnt aimed at professional modders in the community here. Its simply an option thats out there to use. Personally I spent ages banging my head against the wall as various programs wouldnt cooperate with me to make an actual 256 color image. User error for sure, but this way is simple and works for me.
Posted on 02/27/18 @ 06:15 PM
Great! I will try to have that in my personalized campaigns!
Posted on 03/12/18 @ 08:03 PM
As someone else mentioned, Turtlepack already has this function.
The MS paint 256 conversion should be used as a last resort as the end result is usually quite bad.