BBC emulator that takes uncompressed screenshots?

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gizmo1990
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BBC emulator that takes uncompressed screenshots?

Post by gizmo1990 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:32 pm

Basically as above.

I'd like to take some screen shots of a few beeb games but would like them saved out in a uncompressed format so they are pixel sharp.

Could anyone recommend me an emulator that will do this?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by The Master » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:34 pm

I would say use any, and then screenshot it with either OS or fancypants 3rd-party shareware tools, and trim to fit. It's not exactly hi-res, after all ;)
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Post by necronom » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:46 am

If saving pics in an emulator is fiddly or badly done, I just press printscreen (or alt-printscreen), then crop it in PaintShopPro and save it out as a PNG file.
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Post by acorn4eva » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:00 am

Use BeebEm v3 in windowed mode and set the resolution to 640 x 512 pixels.

If you're taking screenshots in Modes 0-6 then turn DirectX Smoothing OFF.

If you're taking screenshots in Mode 7, turn DirectX Smoothing ON.

Then grab a free/trial version of Paint Shop Pro and use the Screen Capture function (make sure you select 'client area' so it doesn't include any of the the BeebEm toolbars/window borders; you might also want to enable 'multiple captures' if you're taking a lot of screengrabs).

Then save each one to PNG format.

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Post by gizmo1990 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:19 pm

Cheers guys! :)

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