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       bi2cf - a map conversion tool for Crimson Fields


       bi2cf mapname [-p 1|2] [-f b|1|2|h] [-l] [-t mapname] [-i mapinfo]
             [-o outfile] [-d mapdir] [-O destdir] [-q]

       bi2cf {-h | -v}


       bi2cf is a map conversion tool for Crimson Fields. It takes the data
       files of maps from Battle Isle, Battle Isle Data Disk 1 or 2, or
       History Line 1914-1918 and converts them into map sources usable with
       the cfed(6) map compiler for Crimson Fields.  bi2cf can handle both
       uncompressed maps and levels crunched with TPWM.

       For some units and tiles there are no corresponding counterparts in
       Crimson Fields. These cases are mapped to similar ones if available. As
       a result some maps will not be as balanced as the originals, others may
       be unwinnable, and still others may even fail to compile. If this
       happens the map in question needs to be adjusted manually.


       -d mapdir
          Set the location of the Battle Isle map files.

       -f b|1|2|h
          Force map type to Battle Isle / BI Data Disk 1 / BI Data Disk 2 /
          History Line, respectively. Use this option when map format
          autodetection does not work correctly. Maps from BI Data Disk 1 will
          always be detected as standard Battle Isle maps, so you have to use
          -f 1 in that case.

          Print a usage message on standard output and exit.

       -i mapinfo
          Set map info message.

          Skip last row and column of the map. This is necessary for maps from
          the PC version of Battle Isle.

       -o outfile
          Write map to file outfile. Default file name is mapname.src.

       -O destdir
          Set target directory for the converted map. This setting is ignored
          if a map name was given using the -t option.

       -p 1|2
          Set default number of players for this map.

          Run quietly. Don’t print processing information on standard output.

       -t mapname
          Set title and file name for the converted map. Default is

          Print version information on standard output and exit.


       cfed(6), crimson(6)


       Copyright © 2002 Florian Dietrich

       This software is distributed under the terms of the [1]GNU General
       Public License (GPL).


       Florian Dietrich <>


       1. GNU General Public License

                                  Jan 30 2003