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RastaConverter

Discussion in 'SIG: Atari 8-Bit Software' started by Timothy Kline, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. by Timothy Kline
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    I must be a total noob here, but does anyone here know how one would get started using RastaConverter? @M.D.Baker , you might be the best person to ask about this, actually, but maybe someone else has mucked around with it, as well?

    I get to this point, but see no executables... admittedly, I can be unbelievably dense at times, but that's why I thought I'd just ask.

    --> As far as I seem to be able to get: https://github.com/ilmenit/RastaConverter

    Thanks, in advance!
    --Tim
     
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  4. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    I can't find a newer one from Ilmenit...

    Matt is your go to person on the program, he's done loads of pictures..

    I tried it a couple of times but it was too much time left running for my limited attention span.
     
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    ________ _________

    It'll probably end the same way for me, LOL! But I at least would like to give it a spin.

    Actually, this past week I've been working on BBSing between my Atari and a 486DX/2 66 system running Renegade BBS-- using a ringdown emulator in lieu of an actual phone line. Next up will be trying to rebuild my Carina BBS from the Way-Back of my BBSing days.

    Why BBSing? To get myself initially re-acquainted with networking via Atari and getting a feel for speed of transmission, first across a 2400 baud modem, and then hopefully on to serial-based. :)

    --Tim
     
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  8. by M.D.Baker
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    Sorry to chime in so late, we're busy bees around the homestead. I'm glad you found the latest version. I use it all the time, I have a conversion taking place on my PC while I am on this forum typing this post! I just put up a couple images of airplanes on the AA thread "Images generated by Rastaconverter." I've done hundreds, most are in that thread, but I have them all, and most everyone else's conversions on my PC, I could .zip them up for anyone who hasn't kept up with the thread and all the great graphic images made with Rasta. You'll know my conversions as I'm pretty much the only one who doesn't put his name/handle on the conversions. A personal decision of mine since what I do is only use a converter to convert (badly) other's photos and art.
     
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  9. by Harvey Kong Tin
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    Here's examples/samples of pics via Rasterconverter - except the last 3 rows are from other programs/processes to serve as comparison examples. 3rd last row are Graph2Font pictures from that forum at Atariage. 2nd last row are Fun With Art pictures.. Bottom row - first two are via Technicolour Dream pictures, rest of row are Interlaced images - don't know the details of how the interlaced pictures were made? The bottom row pictures do come out very dark in print form - and on your Atari - those black lines are prominent.
    They're from the Rasterconverter thread at Atariage - some are excellent examples, whereas others are just OK - using default settings. This can be printed out at A3 size for your wall/whatever...
     
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    An excellent sample/array of your conversions, Matt. I know I've run your various themed picture shows, as it were, on my 800XL in the past and I've always got a real kick out of seeing the images in such colourful "high" definition for an 8bit. You put in a great deal of spadework to create these results so once more, I doff my (brick dust filled) cap in your general direction and hope that Tim and others have a crack too as the outcomes are just bloody great to see. Well done, fella and hope you're keeping well around the homestead. - Baz lurking in the Tora Bora cave systems, deepest, darkest, dustiest Hull.
     
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    If you meet Bin Laden in there then tell him he still owes me a fiver!

    The amount of porn on his PC was awful..
     
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