Re: [stella] Paint tool for screen mock-ups?

Subject: Re: [stella] Paint tool for screen mock-ups?
From: Julian Squires <tek@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 12:10:32 -0230
On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 10:18:12AM -0400, Erik Mooney wrote:
> The problem is getting the right aspect ratio in a paint program.  The 2600's
> 160 x 192 is actually at an aspect ratio of 5:8 horz:vert (an object 8 pixels
> high and 5 pixels wide will be visually square), and the 40 x 192 is 5:32.
> I don't know offhand of any paint programs that would properly use and let
> you work within that aspect ratio.  Paint Shop Pro here doesn't.  If nobody
> else knows of one, maybe you can play with the sizing controls on your
> monitor to fake it?

gfx2 (no longer maintained, but reasonably high-quality) is a deluxe paint
clone that allows one to work in a variety of modes. The classic VGA 320x200
mode provides an 8:5 vert:horz aspect ratio. All this talk of demos reminded
me of it, as it's (even now) often used by demo-sceners and hobbyist game
artists for other platforms. It seems to still be available at

 |/|  Julian Squires <tek@xxxxxxx>

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