NeoDesk icon

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'''NeoDesk icon''' is an icon format associated with the NeoDesk graphical environment for the Atari ST family of computers, developed by Gribnif Software.
 
'''NeoDesk icon''' is an icon format associated with the NeoDesk graphical environment for the Atari ST family of computers, developed by Gribnif Software.
 
As far as we know, the format has not been decoded. It is reported to be compressed, and "complicated". That said, some .NIC files are clearly uncompressed, so evidently there are multiple .NIC formats.
 
  
 
== Identification ==
 
== Identification ==
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Version 3 begin with the ASCII signature "{{magic|.NIC}}".
 
Version 3 begin with the ASCII signature "{{magic|.NIC}}".
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== Software ==
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* [http://snisurset.net/code/abydos/ abydos]
  
 
== Sample files ==
 
== Sample files ==
 
* http://cd.textfiles.com/geminiatari/FILES/NEODESK/
 
* http://cd.textfiles.com/geminiatari/FILES/NEODESK/
 
* https://telparia.com/fileFormatSamples/image/neoDeskIcon/
 
* https://telparia.com/fileFormatSamples/image/neoDeskIcon/

Latest revision as of 13:43, 22 October 2020

File Format
Name NeoDesk icon
Ontology
Extension(s) .nic

NeoDesk icon is an icon format associated with the NeoDesk graphical environment for the Atari ST family of computers, developed by Gribnif Software.

[edit] Identification

There are 3 versions NeoDesk icon files. Version 1 and 2 are uncompressed and have no signature or header. (Since the first icon often depicts a floppy drive which is oblong in it's appearance the top row, consisting of 32 bits, is often empty and thus consisting of zeros.)

Version 1 always have 9 icon, 232 bytes each, a total file size of exactly 2088 bytes.

Version 2 can have any number of icons, 244 bytes each. Thus the file size is a multiple of 244.

Version 3 begin with the ASCII signature ".NIC".

[edit] Software

[edit] Sample files

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