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Every time i try to create a .res or .dcr and load it, as i was told, i get an error "Unsupported 16 bit resource". I tried all
2, 16, 256 etc colors but none worked. Please be more specific about the creating methods of the .dcr,.res files
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"Unsupported 16 bit resource" has nothing to do with colors.
What is it you want to do ?
For creating DCR use Image Editor. I think a lot of colors doesnt work in Delphi. I think it isnt necessary.

For creating res with more colors you must use the command line brcc32. Make a text file with .rc extension, where you put the res instructions. An example :


Supposed this file named myicon.rc then we use

brcc32 myicon.rc

Its creates myicon.res.


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