How to read Autologic GM files

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How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Petri » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:34 pm

I have installed XnView full on Windows 7 and I don't get the .gm extension for open and Autologic Image. Also nor the .gm nor Autologic are on the format list neither on the options menu.
Please, How cant I get it open?

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by xnview » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:39 am

Could you send me some samples, please?
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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Petri » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:35 pm

Hello,

Attached is an image example.

I have an old CD that files more than 1300 images of scanned antique popular devotional songs, with a search and index utility, but it runs only in Windows 16 bits (Win 3.1/95/98/Me), and the company that developed it doesn’t exist. Now, I can run it in a Virtual Windows 95 machine, but I am trying to open the images in any actual image viewer in order to rebuild the search and index utility with actual Windows tools. I have open the image files in an Hex editor and all of them begin with ‘GMz’ (Hex 47 4d 7a).

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by xnview » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:20 am

Ok, i'll check
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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Petri » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:23 pm

Pierre,

Have you identified the .GM file ?

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by xnview » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:39 am

no sorry
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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Petri » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Is there any possibility to open this type of image files?

With what app.?

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Peter2 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:56 pm

This software http://mark0.net/onlinetrid.aspx says:

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File size: 251KB
Match	Ext		File type		Related URL	Def's author
100,0%	BS BIN 	PrintFox (C64) bitmap		Marco Pontello
Infos:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printfox

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Petri » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 pm

Peter,

Thanks for your info., but it is not a Printfox file. It is an image file included with another 1300 plus in an old CD for Windows 3.1 with his own DB manager and viewer, than also works in Windows 95 but can't run in Windows XP nor in Windows 7.

The file signature in a Hex editor is '47 4d 7a 00' and I need an Image Viewer that can show this image format in order to be capable to use all this images in an actual Windows machine, as the company that originally developped the CD doen't exists anymore.

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Peter2 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:52 pm

Petri wrote:... but it is not a Printfox file. ...
:?: :?: :?: :?:

What says Mr. Google when searching filenames and so on? I found an "Autologic" company, but that's maybe another stuff ..

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by XnTriq » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:15 pm

  1. Open G0027.GM and delete everything up until the RJSX string.
  2. Save the file and rename it to G0027.ARJ.
  3. Extract G0027.BMP with your favorite archiving utility (UNARJ will do).
File format list wrote:

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---old ARJ self-extracting archive
OFFSET              Count TYPE   Description
001Ch                   4 char   ID='RJSX' (older versions)
                                 new signature is 'aRJsf'" in the first 1000
                                 bytes of the file)
[url=http://faydoc.tripod.com/structures/15/1594.htm]Format of .EXE file header[/url] (ARJ self-extracting archive) wrote:1Ch | 4 BYTEs | signature "RJSX" (older versions, new signature is "aRJsfX" in the first 1000 bytes of the file)

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Peter2 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:23 pm

:shock:

How did you find this way? A BMP which is ARJed which is modified .... :?:

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by XnTriq » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:30 pm

Peter2 wrote:How did you find this way?
http://www.google.com/search?q="RJSX"+"file+format"
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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by Peter2 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:40 pm

Thanks. Have a nice "evening".

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Re: How to read Autologic GM files

Post by XnTriq » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:45 pm

Peter2 wrote:Have a nice "evening".
Same to you, Peter (-:

As it turns out, 7-Zip/WinRAR/WinZip can open an unedited G0027.GM. You don't even have to rename it.

@Pierre: Does XnView's archive add-on support ARJ? Is there a way to make it treat GM files as ARJ archives?
  • 7Z
  • ACE
  • ARJ = .CBA + .GM
  • RAR = .CBR
  • SQX
  • ZIP = .CBZ + .DOCX + .XLSX + .PPTX + .WMZ + .JAR + .XPI

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