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Old 06 June 2011, 09:08   #1
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Wallpaper for an Amiga 600

What is the format/type picture used for wallpaper for an Amiga 600 , I have tried png but it didn't work so what is it?
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Old 06 June 2011, 09:25   #2
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WB up to 2.1 cannot use pictures, only patterns.

WB since 3.0 uses datatypes to load pictures. By default there is only IFF ILBM datatype installed. But you can add datatypes for PNG, JPG, GIF, whatever you like.


Read the requirements carefully. Many recent datatypes need OS 3.9 and/or 68020.

Also be aware that decoding image files needs a lot of processor power. A 68000 might need a significiant time before the image is shown.

Similarly the background picture needs quite a lot of chip RAM. So don't be surprised if half of your memory is gone when you've managed to install a wallpaper.
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Try to keep the wallpaper to four or eight colours, then it's at least somewhat usable.

If you only have chip ram and no fast ram at all, perhaps it's not a good idea. :-)
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