Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Discussion and posting of Rip Art
Craig Johnson
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Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:52 pm

Many of us sysops did our own RIP artwork for our BBSs; this is the forum you can show yours in (you need not post them in this thread; it's perfectly kosher to start a new thread for your own RIP art).
To get RIP screens into a "web friendly" form and leave them ready to display here, just follow these easy steps.

1: Shell out to DOS, go to a directory on your PC where you know your RIPs and a program called "FREEVIEW.EXE" are (they should live in the same directory together), and type FREEVIEW FILENAME.RIP (where "filename.rip" is the RIP file you wish to display). If you don't know the filename, just type FREEVIEW * and press the space bar to keep going through all of the RIPs in that directory.
2: When the desired RIP graphic is being displayed, press & release the key on your keyboard labelled "PrtScrn/SysRq".
3: Press & release the ESC key, then type EXIT {enter} to leave DOS and go back to Windows.
4: Load any convenient graphics display program. I choose IrFanView because it's versatile and it's free!
5: Hit the CTRL-V key combination. With some measure of luck, your RIP screen will magically reappear.
6: Select "Save As" from your graphic program's file menu, and select ".GIF" as the file type.
7: Upload your spiffy new .GIF to your own webserver or to a picture hosting facility like Photobucket or Imageshack.

This procedure is known to work properly on Windows 95 and Windows 98 computers; it is not known how Windows XP or newer will fare.

What you from that point depends somewhat on where you stored your picture.

Let's get this show on the road with this gem:

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This is the screen yoyu got when logging off of the now-defunct Paul's Waka Waka BBS (I did all of the RIP graphics seen there).
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Craig Johnson
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Re: Show us your RIP art. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:53 pm

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And here's one of the login screens from my own BBS. :D
It's one of the less "complexicated" screens I drew with RIPaint. :) ;) :)
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Re: Show us your RIP art. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:53 pm

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This is the door games menu I made for Paul's Waka Waka BBS. :)
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Re: Show us your RIP art. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:42 pm

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Here is another login screen that I used for my BBS back in "the good old days". :D
Some of the naughty words and suggestive phrases have been censored. :o

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And this is the Files menu screen from Paul's Waka Waka BBS (I did all of his RIPs).
As you can see, I kinda like Star Trek: The Next Generation. :)
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Re: Show us your RIP art. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:23 am

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This was the main menu of my BBS.
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Re: Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:20 pm

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The weather forecast as I used to have it on my BBS.
It was updated daily.
Yes, at times it did feel like a chore, but yes, I really did update it every single day. :)
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Re: Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:33 pm

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A screen I made using our favourite purple toliet dinosaur: Barney of course!!! :)
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Re: Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:38 pm

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This is a screen from the Atari coin-op arcade video game Tempest from 1980.
Although Tempest is a vector game (not a raster game like most video games and like what your computer video monitor is), it came out remarkably well.
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Re: Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:02 pm

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A graphic I made for use on my BBS asking anybody who was able to snag me some of these halogen torchieres.
The graphic is (I believe anyway) fairly self-explanatory. :)

P.S.
Got the lamps!!! :D
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Re: Show us your RIP art + RIPs that I made. :-)

Post by Craig Johnson » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:13 pm

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This is my very first attempt at using RIPaint v1.54. :)

{Edit 12:02pm PST 12-04-10: Censored a potentially offensive word from the graphic.}
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