Vscreen Level Editor 1.0

by Maggoo on 05-06-2005, 20:42
Topic: Development
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A new version of the Vscreen Level Editor has just been released. Together with Vscreen itself, Vscreen Level Editor enables you to create your own smooth scrolling platform game in SCREEN 4 with great ease. New in the Vscreen Level Editor:

  • Support for tiles GFX in .SC4 format
  • Updated interface, fully mouse controlled
  • Separate resizable zoom window
  • Separate "Special Tiles" window to control tiles library compatibility

Relevant link: Maggoo's website

Comments (18)

By Abi

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05-06-2005, 21:21

Great job!!
I still have the plan to make a game with it Wink

By Sonic_aka_T

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05-06-2005, 21:29

Go VSCREEN! Big smile

By ro

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05-06-2005, 22:02

the editor is for PC ppl, not MSX. good job, mags!

By ARTRAG

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06-06-2005, 11:03

Very nice tool ! I will (in 10 years) do a similar tool for my screen 5 platform (when I will finish it).

By selios2000

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06-06-2005, 13:50

But... how can I export the "game" to run in a MSX???

By Maggoo

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06-06-2005, 14:09

Simple: Export the level files (.stg, .lev, and all the other ones you linked) to a disk with the Vscreen engine, then type

vsload "name" where "name" is the name of your .lev file.

By Latok

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06-06-2005, 15:41

Of course, I've followed the Vscreen development, but erhm. Is it in a stage now where it is possible to create a complete platformgame? BGM, Scores, demos etc. etc. all included?

By Maggoo

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06-06-2005, 19:40

So far it only take cares of the game part, editing levels, linking them, selecting music, gfx, gameply options.

BGM/Demos have to be developped separately. Not sure it's possible to make an advance demo engine that would suit everyone's need. If anyone's willing to create one, I'd be happy to link it to the game engine.

By wolf_

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06-06-2005, 20:44

Maggy, in which lang. did you make that editor?

By Maggoo

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06-06-2005, 20:53

Blitz+

By viejo_archivero

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06-06-2005, 22:37

So, now it is possible to build a complete game using vscreen?. If so, is there any tutorial for beginners with in-depth info on how to start creating a game?. I'm very curious with this engine Smile

By Maggoo

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06-06-2005, 22:50

Yes it's possible. Of course you can make it better if you use some extra coding but it's already possible to make a decent looking game. I'm working on a quick start guide right now, takes me more time than programming as I hate writing that kind of document *L*

BTW, the files created with editor 1.0 need to work with Vscreen Engine 1.0 which I'll release in a couple of days (file formats have changed a bit).

By Maggoo

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06-06-2005, 22:57

ARTRAG: Might be possible to update the editor to support both SC4 and SC5 GFX if needed. Or you can wait for Wolf's universal editor Smile

By selios2000

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07-06-2005, 08:32

I've tested the examples in my MSX and the scroll is super smooth! It is incredibly. We can make very good platform games with it!

By snout

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07-06-2005, 09:56

_O_ VSCREEN 1.0.. Can't wait for its release Wink

By ARTRAG

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07-06-2005, 22:10

Magoo: probably I should spend same time in studying your formats for storing object and sprites... this could help in having a compatible developement tool...

By flyguille

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07-06-2005, 22:29

i played vscreen ... and as gamer it is too cool man! from where you got that nice scrooller!!!!

By Maggoo

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08-06-2005, 17:54

Flyguile: Nothing fancy, just a combination of setadjust register, vertical scroll register and lotsa out to refresh the screen Smile