RIPscrip Icon (also known as RIPterm Image, RIP Icon, etc.) is a family of raster graphics formats associated with the RIPterm BBS software. It usually refers to the ICN format in particular. It is mainly used for icons, such as graphics for buttons, but can be used for other purposes.
RIPterm 1.x uses .ICN format, and also .MSK ("mask") and .HOT ("hot icon") formats.
RIPterm 2.x uses standard Windows BMP format, and also .BMM ("mask") and .BMH ("hot icon") formats.
RIPscrip (also spelled RIPscript) is a format for defining user interfaces.
ICN files have a four-byte header indicating the width and height, followed by uncompressed pixel data. Images use a 16-color predefined palette. 256-color images are also said to be possible, though it's not clear how they could be identified.
According to the RIPSCRIP.DOC file, ICN "is identical in design to the Borland BGI graphics putimage() and getimage() buffer format."
Format unknown. Possibly the same as ICN.
BMM and BMH files presumably use BMP format, but interpreted in a special way.
- ripsc154.zip → RIPSCRIP.DOC → "RIPscrip ICON FILE FORMAT SPECIFICATION"
- XnView (read-only)
- RIPterm 1.54 (Self-extracting ZIP format)
- RIPterm 2.20 (Self-extracting ZIP format)
- RIPterm 1.54 (ICONS directory)
- BBS Archives: RIP Art