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RECOIL 3.2.0 released

Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL) displays and converts pictures in over 200 formats native to Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari Portfolio, Atari ST, Atari Falcon, Commodore 64, Macintosh 128K, MSX, SAM Coupe, ZX Spectrum and (new in this release) Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 16 and ZX81 computers.

New in 3.2.0 are the following formats: INFO, SCR (Amstrad CPC), HGB, FNT (Amstrad CPC), HGR, DHR, SHR, RYS, HCI, MCPP, DUO/DU1, DU2, PL4, BB0, BB1, BB2, BB4, BB5, BBG, P4I, A64/WIG, SCA, SCC, SRS, EPA, MSP, P.... read more

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2015-01-28

RECOIL 3.1.0 released

Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL) displays and converts pictures in over 200 formats native to Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari Portfolio, Atari ST, Atari Falcon, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and (new in this release) Macintosh 128K, MSX and SAM Coupe computers.

New in 3.1.0: new formats (3, 4BT, FD2, GRP, MAC, MLE, SC2, SC8, SCS4, SR8, VIC), OS X Quick Look plugin, GNOME 3 thumbnailer, Linux .DEB and .RPM, Android application improvements.... read more

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2014-06-25

RECOIL 3.0.0 released

Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL) displays and converts pictures in over 200 formats native to Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari Portfolio, Atari ST, Atari Falcon, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum computers. This project is a direct continuation of First Atari Image Library (FAIL).

Changes from FAIL 2.0.2: Amiga, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum formats, Android port, Paint.NET plugin, new Atari 8-bit formats: BGP, DGI, LEO, LUM, SIF, improved default Atari 8-bit palette, single-file XnView plugin.... read more

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2014-02-26

FAIL 2.0.2 released

First Atari Image Library (FAIL) displays pictures in about 100 formats native to Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Atari Falcon and Atari Portfolio computers.

New formats in this release: Interlace Character Editor font (ICE), GEM Bit Image (IMG), Multi Palette Picture (MPP).

Homepage: http://fail.sourceforge.net/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fail/files/fail/2.0.2/

This is the last release of FAIL. But don't worry! We are just renaming our project to Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL), because we are going to support formats from 8-bit and 16-bit machines other than Atari. Stay tuned!

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2013-09-15

FAIL 2.0.0 released

First Atari Image Library (FAIL) displays pictures in about 100 formats native to Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Atari Falcon and Atari Portfolio computers.

New in 2.0.0: code rewritten in the Ć programming language, created HTML 5 port, added new formats: IPC, NLQ, PMD, ACS, PCS, HPM, MCS, A4R, DGC, DC1, CPT, IFF, BL1, BL2, BL3, BRU, fixed decoding of RIP, TIP, SGE, HR2, AGP, AP3, APV, DGP, ESC, ILC, PZM, APP, CIN, CCI, added auto-detection of Atari STE 4096-color palette, more information in FAILWin and XnView, the win64 package is now sufficient on 64-bit Windows, reduced CPU and memory usage in fail2png.... read more

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2013-02-15

FAIL 1.3.0 released

First Atari Image Library (FAIL) now supports Atari ST and Atari Portfolio in addition to Atari 8-bit pictures. More formats are supported, compatibility of CIN and RIP has improved. There are some minor enhancements and a fix in FAILWin.

Homepage: http://fail.sourceforge.net/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fail/files/fail/1.3.0/

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2012-07-23

FAIL 1.2.0 released

In these release of First Atari Image Library (FAIL) we have added support for 24 additional file formats, improved decoding of RAW, MIC, RIP and FNT files and created GNOME thumbnailer for Linux file browser Nautilus.

Homepage: http://fail.sourceforge.net/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fail/files/fail/1.2.0/

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2011-12-20

FAIL 1.1.0 released

This release of First Atari Image Library (FAIL) includes several bug fixes and improvements, as well as new features.
If you use Windows Vista or newer, you will enjoy the new thumbnail provider. For all Windows users there are several user interface fixes in FAILWin viewer. For all ImageMagick wizards we updated IM coder installation on both Windows and Unix-like systems. We also introduced support for 64-bit Windows platform, providing thumbfail and failmagick in 64-bit versions. And finally, there are important fixes in decoding ILC, AP3, RIP, PIC, CPR, HIP and CIN formats, as well as added support for even more: MCH, IGE, 256, AP2, JGP, DGP, ESC, PZM, IST and RAW.
See the project home page: http://fail.sourceforge.net/ for more details or download the new release here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fail/files/fail/1.1.0/

Posted by Adrian Matoga 2011-04-18

Trackers and mailing list started

We encourage you to post bug reports and feature request using trackers and mailing list. We will also welcome patches and your code that makes use of FAIL library.

Posted by Adrian Matoga 2009-08-27

FAIL 1.0.0 released

FAIL is a new viewer and converter of 8-bit Atari images. Currently it supports the following formats: ap3, apc, cci, cin, cpr, fnt, gr8, gr9, hip, hr, ilc, inp, int, mic, pic, plm, rip, sxs, tip. The release contains fail2png, failwin (viewer for Windows) and plugin for XnView.

Homepage: http://fail.sourceforge.net/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fail/files/

Posted by Piotr Fusik 2009-08-26