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Offline latcaro85

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« Posted 2005-04-12 22:37:50 »

Hello!!!
I'm currently trying to build an RPG game in JAVA... I would like to make a really good map... Can anyone tell me which program can I use to make one?

Thanks
Offline kevglass

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-04-15 13:16:26 »

Campaign Cartographer is pretty good. (http://www.profantasy.com/)

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Offline zparticle

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-04-15 17:16:58 »

http://www.blitzbase.de/_mapeditor/usa_home.htm

this program comes with java source for using the maps, I haven't tried it in Java but I really like the editor.

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Offline K.I.L.E.R

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-04-19 19:49:02 »

Am I the only person who creates my own map editor and file formats? :/
I feel like I've been wasting my time.

Thanks for the link, maybe I can save some time by using a pre-made editor.

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Offline gcsaba2

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2005-04-24 22:07:00 »

You're not alone, I've made my own game editor a year ago and whenever I needed one I just used that one and build some features on it.
Though that was in C++, I guess I'll have to write an editor for Java from scratch Sad
Offline nonnus29

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2005-04-24 23:50:31 »

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I guess I'll have to write an editor for Java from scratch


Why not use the c++ editor to create data to load into your java game?  If your working with binary files then you have to convert values due to endianess, but this is a couple of #define's.  Try googling for 'network byte order'.
Offline ZaBlanc

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2005-07-21 19:19:42 »

Free. Quality. Programmable output.  Tutorial. Image editing.  Perfect. :-)

http://tilestudio.sourceforge.net/
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