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Is it possible? (allegro)

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punkeskimo    122
Hi I was just wondering if it was possible to use gifs with allegro instead of bitmaps.. I can only find a good program for making animated gifs and I can't find one that will save an animated bmp... If you can't use gifs.. then does anyone know a program that will save animated bmps? Any help would be appreciated.

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vaneger    100
you can however create your own animations of sorts using compressed datafiles to store each frame of the animation as a bmp.

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jmics    128
You're best option is to is to create or put a bunch of frames into a bitmap and cycle though the frames like this


if (++framecount>framedelay)
{
framecount = 0;
if (++currentframe>maxframe)
frame = 0;
}

where framedelay is a variable that determines how long it waites before it draws the next frame

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konForce    592
You can download a GIF loader to read GIF images, but you should handle all your animation with code. The only real reason to even use GIF is if you want to load external data from the user.

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Rob Loach    1504
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I personally created my own file type that stored a series of bitmaps along with animation info (like offsets and keyframes).
Whoa.... Welcome back, Chris. Where have you been?

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Never left. Just don't have much to contribute to SDL threads. [smile]


So C.B. do you have a g/f now or what? Are you still playing wow? You know everyone at a.cc is pissed because you abandoned them....

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23yrold3yrold    941
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Never left. Just don't have much to contribute to SDL threads. [smile]


So C.B. do you have a g/f now or what? Are you still playing wow? You know everyone at a.cc is pissed because you abandoned them....

Off-topic!! [flaming]

Heh; I'll go update my journal or something. I have a day off tomorrow ...

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