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[Tool] Beta - Put any image on your LCD screens without mods - an Image to Monospace conversion tool

Discussion in 'Programming Guides and Tools' started by Luchs, Jan 4, 2017.

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  1. Luchs Trainee Engineer

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    Hi folks!

    I'll keep it short and sweet: I've put together a small tool that converts (almost) any image to the corresponding Monospace-Font pixel string - and therefore makes it easy to get pictures on LCD screens in game without the need of any mods. I was looking for something like this, but couldn't find anything, so I gave it a try myself.

    All you do is take an image, resize/crop, convert - paste it to LCD screen in game (which should have the Monospace font on 0.1 font size) - and you're done!

    Here's a video of it in action:


    You can, of course, download a copy. (I noticed that when I tested the download myself Chrome found it 'suspicious' and required an extra click; not sure why. It's a standard .NET 4.6 WinForms app - if you want to gut it with a a .NET reflector be my guest, it'll be on Github soon anyway).

    Feedback is always appreciated; I haven't spent any time figuring out actual image sizes for anything but a large ship wide lcd (so if you feel like doing that... I'll happily add the numbers and selections if someone were to provide them). I'll see if I can get some feedback of any sort first, and do plan to toss this on Github shortly.

    Enjoy!

    Regards,
    ~Luchs
     
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  2. Roxette Senior Engineer

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    This is so much easier than the jenky PoS I made to do the same thing last year... new tool \o/ Thanks
     
  3. Kham Apprentice Engineer

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    This is excellent. Very useful to save having to make up SBC files just to add a single image to a single screen. Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  4. dirzi Trainee Engineer

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    Thank You, Sir! It's very useful especially considering the limitations in 20 pictures, which can be added in the usual way...
     
  5. Forcedminer Senior Engineer

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    now the real question is what to display? :)

    I know those lcd paintings in system shock 2! :D
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Robert Catterall Trainee Engineer

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    Now I Can have space News, great tool dude thanks
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  7. Lord Wraith Apprentice Engineer

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    Lovely and simple, perfect for the like of me, THANK YOU!!!!
     
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