To decompile the mbm files place
bmconv.exe into the directory with the .mbm file in and type:
bmconv /v filename.mbm
This produces information on how many bitmaps are stored in there, there colour settings, pixel sizes and compression rates.
Obviously when creating the text files (create and extract) in the next part match the amount of bitmaps to the amount stated when running the
bmconv /v filename.mbm utility.
In this instance, for the
irRemote.mbm file, we need to decompile the individual bitmaps for editing to do this we create a text file called
extract.txt with the following text in:
/u irRemote.mbm bitmap1.bmp bitmap2.bmp bitmap3.bmp bitmap4.bmp bitmap5.bmp bitmap6.bmp bitmap7.bmp bitmap8.bmp bitmap9.bmp bitmap10.bmp bitmap11.bmp bitmap12.bmp bitmap13.bmp bitmap14.bmp
extract.txt file in the directory where the
bmconv.exe and the
irRemote.mbm file is. At the command prompt type
bmconv extract.txt, this will then create 14 Bitmaps for editing!
Edit the bitmaps that you want to, you must keep to the pixel sizes and files sizes previously used.
To recompile into a mbm file, create a text file called “create.txt” and put the following text in:
irRemote.mbm /c12bitmap1.bmp /c12bitmap2.bmp /c12bitmap3.bmp /c12bitmap4.bmp /c12bitmap5.bmp /c12bitmap6.bmp /c12bitmap7.bmp /c12bitmap8.bmp /c12bitmap9.bmp /c12bitmap10.bmp /c12bitmap11.bmp /c12bitmap12.bmp /c12bitmap13.bmp /c12bitmap14.bmp
/c12 setting means that the bmp files will be compressed to 4096 colours, the same as used on the Nokia 7650 screen.
Then go to the command prompt and type
bmconv create.txt and you will have a new file with edited .bmps compiled into a