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By norakomi

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17-05-2007, 20:28

Hi,

I know I've seen this question before, but......

I need a program which alowes me to put my screen4 characters in screen,
and then it outputs me the data of this map.

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By Maggoo

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17-05-2007, 21:34

Which format are your levels ? You can have a look at this editor, althought it may be a bit limited.

http://vscreen.hypercu.be/vscreen-editor.htm

By norakomi

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18-05-2007, 21:07

Which format are your levels ? You can have a look at this editor, althought it may be a bit limited.http://vscreen.hypercu.be/vscreen-editor.htmcool this is exactly what Im looking for.
although it seems that I cannot create bigger levels than 59x37 blocks.....
Is there a possibility to create bigger levels ? I was thinking more like 100x100 blocks.
Also I would like to have a output file that has the level data only....
so, an output file that (in case my level size is 10x2) gives something like this:
01,04,01,05,07,01,04,01,05,07
32,11,33,07,55,04,01,05,05,09
I suppose thats what the .STG file outputs ???

A problem I have is that I get a purple screen when I insert my own tile grapx,
I use a file (.SC2/.SC4) that I made with BMP2MSX....
how to insert my own tile grapx ???

By norakomi

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20-05-2007, 10:09

aha. yes it is possible to create bigger maps.
And indeed, the .STG file outputs what I need.
The only question that remains is:
How do I convert a .bmp file to a sc4 file ??
If I use bmp2msx then I get a bigger file (14,343 bytes) then
the file that you use in the example (3x1.sc4 = 4,128 bytes)

By GhostwriterP

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20-05-2007, 11:04

Just use an assambler to strip the big file into the format used by vscreen. With commands like output and incbin.

By Maggoo

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20-05-2007, 12:22

If you go on http://vscreen.hypercu.be/ in the Vscreen section, you will also find a converter program for GE5 format (AGE/DDGRAPH) to .sc4. Perhaps this can help.

About the .stg file, the maximum size supported by the editor is 256 blocks by 96 I beleive (Maximum currently supported by VSCREEN) but it could easily be modified to support more if you need it.

By jltursan

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20-05-2007, 12:43

Btw, any news about your VScreen engine? Smile
If there're no plans to update the code, I think that it could be a great idea to write some kind of simple step by step tutorial showing how a game could be created with the engine Wink

By norakomi

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20-05-2007, 20:57

If you go on http://vscreen.hypercu.be/ in the Vscreen section, you will also find a converter program for GE5 format (AGE/DDGRAPH) to .sc4. Perhaps this can help.

About the .stg file, the maximum size supported by the editor is 256 blocks by 96 I beleive (Maximum currently supported by VSCREEN) but it could easily be modified to support more if you need it.Thanx, I got it to work now.
Could you do me one last favor:
I would like the editor to support 256x256 block (instead of 256x96).

^__^ Thanks again !!!!!

By Maggoo

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20-05-2007, 21:17

easily be modified to support more if you need it.Thanx, I got it to work now.
Could you do me one last favor:
I would like the editor to support 256x256 block (instead of 256x96).

^__^ Thanks again !!!!!

Should not be much of a problem, I will look into it next week.

By Maggoo

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20-05-2007, 21:20

Btw, any news about your VScreen engine? Smile
If there're no plans to update the code, I think that it could be a great idea to write some kind of simple step by step tutorial showing how a game could be created with the engine Wink

I'll probably update the code. I have added some new features already but haven't finalized the release. But I don't think I'll write a tutorial. This takes too much time and let's be honest, I hate writing that kind of stuffs Tongue

By jltursan

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21-05-2007, 13:33

I have added some new features already

I'm eager to see them; maybe some shooting ability? Wink

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