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[Help] Image in batch file

#1 Post by Tameima » 07 May 2017 13:06

I'm working on a simple text based adventure game, and i need to add some images to my batch file like images for items, locations, background.
Is there any way? Tool, Plugin?

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#2 Post by ShadowThief » 07 May 2017 15:36

The command line is text-only. The closest you're going to get is with ASCII art.

Also, text-based adventure games by definition do not have graphics.

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#3 Post by PaperTronics » 09 May 2017 07:00

You can use InsertBMP.exe made by aGerman. You can find this plugin on my website: http://www.thebateam.org/2016/11/how-to-show-images-on-cmd-console.html

Though if you have a image in another format e.g JPG or PNG insertbmp.exe will refuse to work

But....

You can convert it into BMP using Microsoft Paint. Just click on the button near the Home text at the top of the window and then Save As > BMP Picture



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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#4 Post by Compo » 09 May 2017 10:19

PaperTronics wrote:You can use InsertBMP.exe made by aGerman. You can find this plugin on my website: http://www...

I must say it's a little shameful, on a site frequented by aGerman, to use his work as yet another plug to your website.

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#5 Post by aGerman » 09 May 2017 13:17

It's freeware. So I'm fine :wink:

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#6 Post by PaperTronics » 12 May 2017 07:26

Compo wrote:
PaperTronics wrote:You can use InsertBMP.exe made by aGerman. You can find this plugin on my website: http://www...

I must say it's a little shameful, on a site frequented by aGerman, to use his work as yet another plug to your website.


Compo I just pointed to my website so that he could know how to use it. I could've added the syntax of InsertBMP in the reply but I din't want to make it long. So that's why I pointed to my website.

My apologies if I did anything wrong

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#7 Post by craftdium » 02 Aug 2019 10:46

I would like to make insertbmp.exe work with the latest version of Windows 10

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#8 Post by penpen » 03 Aug 2019 07:41

If i remember right, then aGerman is the developer of "insertbmp.exe" and gave misol101 the source who implemented it in his utility "CmdBkg.exe":
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If "insertBmp.exe" doesn't work under winows 10, then i would suggest to use "CmdBkg.exe" instead.


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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#9 Post by aGerman » 04 Aug 2019 02:18

Yes, CmdBkg is definitely the better choice. Not only that I don't know the reason why insertbmp doesn't work anymore, it would only draw in the console window itself which makes the image volatile.

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#10 Post by misol101 » 04 Aug 2019 03:12

CmdBkg will stretch the image to cover the entire cmd window though, which might not be what you want.

Cmdgfx_RGB might be a better choice (it can show BMP images among many other things), although I agree it seems strange that InsertBmp does not work.


Edit: there is also Cmdwiz ”insertbmp” operation, try if that works (simpler to use than cmdgfx_RGB, a few more options than aGermans insertbmp)

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#11 Post by craftdium » 08 Aug 2019 10:34

thanks for all the answers you gave me what I would like to do is do exactly like InsertBmp with windows 10 but the problem is that it does not work with Windows 10

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

#12 Post by aGerman » 08 Aug 2019 13:13

I am the author of insertbmp. I did several tests and I confirm that this tool doesn't work using the new Windows 10 console. It still inserts the image, but it persists only as long as the insertbmp.exe process lives (some milliseconds). That means Microsoft changed something in the new console host. I don't know how to work around this issue.

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Re: [Help] Image in batch file

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