Walnut Creek CD: .RLE Images

The Walnut Creek CD has lots of images on it from the 1980s and this article displays a selection of the .RLE images that can be found on the CD. Where there are duplicates they are only shown once.

.RLE Image Format

CompuServe developed what is probably the earliest widespread image format in the mid eighties, possibly before 1985. It encodes black and white images in resolutions of 128×96 or 256×192, compressed using Run Length Encoding. I have taken a look at some .RLE image viewers for CP/M in a recent article: Image Viewers on CP/M.

An interesting detail that can be seen on some of the images is that they have been signed with a CompuServe user ID in the form 7xxxx,xxx and 7xxxx,xxxx.

File: rdump10.lbr

The following images were contained within the file, rdump10.lbr, on the Walnut Creek CD. This file can be found in the following location on the CD:

File: rlegraf1.lbr

The following images were contained within the file, rlegraf1.lbr, on the Walnut Creek CD. This file can be found in the following location on the CD:

There are also 4 further images in this archive not shown below because they are NSFW.

Directory: /enterprs/c64/gfx/

The images below were contained within the following directory on the Walnut Creek CD.

There are also 4 further images in this directory which are not shown below because they are NSFW.

Video of Images

You can see the images displayed as a slideshow in the following video.

The copyright of the images remains with the original owners and I make no claim to them. They are contained here as they have been freely available via the Walnut Creek CD for over 20 years.

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