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 PostPost subject: Extracting OS/2 Icons        Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:11 pm 
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Hi, how do i extract those majestic pieces of art from OS/2 Warp 4?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Extracting OS/2 Icons        Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:54 pm 
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In the old days of Windows, Borland C/C++ for windows had a really good resource workshop that could extract icon resources. You may want to try Borland C++ for OS/2.

Of course you could always run OS/2 under emulation, and screen grab the icons, and paste into whatever you want...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Extracting OS/2 Icons        Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:33 am 
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Hi, how do i extract those majestic pieces of art from OS/2 Warp 4?

I don't have any software utilities on-hand, but I wrote an article about the BMP file format (which OS/2 icons are based on) for Dr. Dobb's Journal back in 1995.

Here are links to part 1 and part 2 of the article.

In addition to the text, which explains the file format, as it was defined on all versions of Windows and OS/2 at the time I wrote the article, it also includes a link to the sample code I wrote to go with the article. The sample code reads BMP/ICO files and dumps a text representation of the contents to the console. It's not a viewer, but if you can write code, you can use the routines to read the file and feed the bits into a converter that will generate a format more commonly used today.

Unfortunately, the DDJ web site has some broken HTML, so the text looks funny, but you can read the content and download the zip file with the sample code. (And don't try e-mailing me at the address in the article. That company hasn't existed since 1998.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Extracting OS/2 Icons        Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:33 am 
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what about OS/2 bitmap fonts?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Extracting OS/2 Icons        Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Please have a look into IBM OS/2 Programmer's Toolkits. They contain various graphical tools for icons and fonts.

I'll add a screenshot that I took from IBM OS/2 Programmer's Toolkit 1.3. It's 16 bit, but I guess there are 32bit versions too, or you can even use the 16bit variant.

Furthermore I have found CVTBMP.ZIP and CVTICO.ZIP:
http://kimludvigsen.dk/os2/os2/graphx/index.php

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 PostPost subject: Re: Extracting OS/2 Icons        Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:46 am 
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I used a rexx script to create desktop icons with the icons from PMWP.DLL. When you get a folder full, you then go through and edit/save the icons as ico files.


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