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Convert unix icon to windows NT icon

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I have some icons in a Unix system, XV says its X11 bitmaps
and I want to use them in Windows NT. How do I convert them ? In all tools I tried they appear as default icon (windows flag) and not an icon file.

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I have managed to get hold of these icons in GIF format and
tried to convert these to windows icons. The icons doesnt show in Windows NT 4.0
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Convert the X11 bitmaps into 32x32, 16 bit color GIFS.
Use XV then PaintShopPro to reduce size and color depth.

Then go to
http://sunsite.lanet.lv/ftp/mirror/x2ftp/msdos/programming/convert/
and download
gif2icon.zip
Expand it out.
This is a DOS tool. At a DOS prompt type gif2icon filename.gif
It will create filename.ico

I've tried it. I is old, designed for Windows 3.0 but it works fine.

Marcel
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