[MUD-Dev] Re: Terrain/Landmass & GIF/BMP
alexb at internetcds.com
Wed Oct 7 21:45:34 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998
From: Hal Black <hal at moos.ml.org>
Date: Wednesday, October 07, 1998 8:33 PM
<<Snipped: reason for needing graphics>>
>I suggest looking at the PPM format (portable pixel map) It is a very
>simple format, and I have used it for maps I've made. In a nutshell,
>you output the color values one after another for each pixel. There is
>a binary and even an ascii text mode. The header is a very simple.
>You can view and edit these PPM files in various unix paint programs
>(gimp, etc). Paint shop pro, and I think photoshop, for windows also
Photoshop for windows does for sure.
>Sorry, I don't have any references handy. Search the net for references to
>netpbm and ppm.
has a simple description.
BTW, I asked this same question (for the same reason) of the list about a
year ago. Great answers are in the archives.
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