i made a small sdlBasic converter, from parts list (like from toysperiod.com ) to .ldr file a list like: 3005 2 Red 3065 5 White 3002 4 Blue would result into: 1 4 0 0 100 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005 1 4 0 0 200 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005 1 15 100 0 100 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3065 1 15 100 0 200 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3065 1 15 100 0 300 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3065 1 15 100 0 400 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3065 1 15 100 0 500 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3065 1 1 200 0 100 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3002 1 1 200 0 200 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3002 1 1 200 0 300 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3002 1 1 200 0 400 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3002   the code is:  finp$="test.list.txt" function lstinf$(a$,b$,c$) adra=1:adrb=1:blngt=len(b$):d$="" while adrb<=blngt if mid$ (a$,adra,1)=mid$ (b$,adrb,1) then:adrb+=1:end if adra=adra+1 end while while mid$(a$,adra,1)<>left$(c$,1) d$=d$+mid$(a$,adra,1):adra=adra+1 end while lstinf$=d$ end function fout$=finp$+".ldr" open finp$ for input as #1:open fout$ for output as #2 dst=100:vamt=0 while eof(1)=0 setcaption(finp$+"line:"+str$(vamt)) file input #1,trln$ trln$="> "+trln$+" 0 0 0 " q1$=lstinf$(trln$,"> "," ") q2$=lstinf$(trln$,"> "," ") q3$=lstinf$(trln$,"> "," ") v2=val(q2$) '----- if lcase$(q3$)="black" then:q3$="0":end if if lcase$(q3$)="blue" then:q3$="1":end if if lcase$(q3$)="green" then:q3$="2":end if if lcase$(q3$)="red" then:q3$="4":end if if lcase$(q3$)="grey" then:q3$="7":end if if lcase$(q3$)="oldgray" then:q3$="7":end if if lcase$(q3$)="lightgray" then:q3$="7":end if if lcase$(q3$)="yellow" then:q3$="14":end if if lcase$(q3$)="white" then:q3$="15":end if if lcase$(q3$)="multi" then:q3$="15":end if '----- if lcase$(q3$)="transparent" then:q3$="47":end if if lcase$(q3$)="clear" then:q3$="47":end if if lcase$(q3$)="transclear" then:q3$="47":end if if lcase$(q3$)="trgreen" then:q3$="35":end if if lcase$(q3$)="transgreen" then:q3$="35":end if if lcase$(q3$)="trred" then:q3$="36":end if if lcase$(q3$)="transred" then:q3$="36":end if if lcase$(q3$)="tryellow" then:q3$="46":end if if lcase$(q3$)="transyellow" then:q3$="46":end if '----- if lcase$(q3$)="darkturquoise" then:q3$="3":end if if lcase$(q3$)="darkpink" then:q3$="5":end if if lcase$(q3$)="brown" then:q3$="6":end if if lcase$(q3$)="darkgray" then:q3$="8":end if if lcase$(q3$)="lightblue" then:q3$="9":end if if lcase$(q3$)="brightgreen" then:q3$="10":end if if lcase$(q3$)="lightturquoise" then:q3$="11":end if if lcase$(q3$)="salmon" then:q3$="12":end if if lcase$(q3$)="pink" then:q3$="13":end if if lcase$(q3$)="maincolour" then:q3$="16":end if if lcase$(q3$)="lightgreen" then:q3$="17":end if if lcase$(q3$)="lightyellow" then:q3$="18":end if if lcase$(q3$)="tan" then:q3$="19":end if if lcase$(q3$)="lightviolet" then:q3$="20":end if if lcase$(q3$)="purple" then:q3$="22":end if if lcase$(q3$)="darkblueviolet" then:q3$="23":end if if lcase$(q3$)="orange" then:q3$="25":end if if lcase$(q3$)="brightlightyellow" then:q3$="226":end if if lcase$(q3$)="verylightgray" then:q3$="503":end if '----- for l2=1 to v2 stou$="1 "+q3$+" "+str$(vamt*dst)+" -24 "+str$((l2-1)*dst)+" 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 "+q1$ print #2,stou$ next vamt=vamt+1 wend close #1:close #2