?
Solved

Unknown picture format header ascii:'E0'

Posted on 2002-05-03
8
Medium Priority
?
295 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20

  Hi !

I've to use some unknown picture files.
The header is the same in these files, but it's unknown
for pic viewers and converters.
Header in hex:
45 30 02 01 00 FF
The first 2 byte in Ascii: 'E0'

After the header there seem to be a palette.

   What can it be ?

If you would like to examine it, please send me an email (stewe@medex.hu), and i'll reply with some of them.

   Thx
0
Comment
Question by:stewe
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:webwoman
ID: 6989019
Can you ask whoever sent them/created them what format they are? Much easier than trying to guess...
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:kamarey
ID: 6990531
Try to open it with ACDSee
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:stewe
ID: 6993318

It's from an old game, and I would like to examine the image architecture. This old game is Civilization 1. I'm currently developing a civilization-like game.
No no, I don't want to steal pics. Just examine them.

ACDSee cannot open it.

    Stewe
0
New benefit for Premium Members - Upgrade now!

Ready to get started with anonymous questions today? It's easy! Learn more.

 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:lyonst
ID: 6993458
Stewe,

What are the file extensions ?

Also you can try this ..

http://ben.com/GIMP/CIV2/

Civilization II Saved Game Loader for GIMP.

Not sure if it will work with Civ 1 files ?

Cheers,

T.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:stewe
ID: 6993472
I'm it won't work with civ1 files.
Completely different.

The file extensions are .pic

Send me an email if you need a sample file.

Thx

   Stewe
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
lyonst earned 2000 total points
ID: 6993615
Stewe,

It's very simple thankfully.

Please download the files here..I have included a copy for you. It included a readme text file which you might find useful.

http://www.indyrad.iupui.edu/public/appldorn/tmp/CIVEDIT/

The file is CIV_DE.ZIP

Unzip the files and then convert the PIC Images into bitmap files from the dos prompt using the following command ..

CIV_DE Spacest.PIC Spacest /B

This Converts / Decodes the PIC File into a Bitmap file which you can then View etc....

Its quite a simple process. I have included the converted / decoded Image of the first file you sent.

Let me know if you need any help with it, but it should only take a few seconds.

Cheers,

Lyonst.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:stewe
ID: 6993631
Thanks a lot!
It's fantastic!!!

0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:lyonst
ID: 6993651
No problem Stewe.

Interesting problem.

Thanks, for the quick response.

Cheers,

T.
0

Featured Post

Want to be a Web Developer? Get Certified Today!

Enroll in the Certified Web Development Professional course package to learn HTML, Javascript, and PHP. Build a solid foundation to work toward your dream job!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Keep your audience engaged and get the most out of your next presentation with these quick Prezi tips.
Many programs have tried to outwit PowerPoint in terms of technology and skill. These programs, however, still lack several characteristics that PowerPoint has possessed from the start. Here's why PowerPoint replacements won't entirely work for desi…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn the basic shortcuts and functions in InDesign.
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 17 hours left to enroll

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question