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MapIt is a tile world editor.  MapIt was built around the concept of reversing Dragon Warrior map images.  MapIt can take image input and produce a tile and world array.

MapIt features Unity style dragable labels that adjust property values.

Map_It_Drag_Area.gif

MapParser is a C++ project that scans images for unique tiles.  MapParser is very fast.  Due to hard drive failure, many bugs were restored b/c I had to rewind many years.  Frustrated with the design, I wrote a new version from the ground up.  This New Version:  AutoIt Front-end, command line controls, and shared with the world; so that I can't lose it again.

You can toggle the C++ MapParser off to see the difference in speeds between the MapParser CPP verse AutoIt function.  Function is named Scan_Tiles() in AutoIt.  You can also chose to download without MapParser.exe.

At the moment Scanning a image resets the arrays, but you can add tiles after scanning.

Images can be added as tiles without scan image at all.  Then configure settings to give your world parameters and manually fill the world data with tile indexes.

Using the settings you can change tile size after a scan.  Example: you wanted to replace a map with different sized tiles.

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Setting_Setup.png

Changing and replacing tile / world data is easy.  B/c tile world editor.

Map_It_Create_Replace.gif

Hotkeys, I use CTRL+R in image above to signal replace tile action and I use "G" to Get the tile under mouse.

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Hotkey_Setup.png

Hotkeys are not saved to disk and thus are set to default between sessions.

I might draw the world to pre-rendered surfaces and use them as multi-layer someday.  I do that in my AutoIt, DragonWarrior Remake but I could spend forever unsure what features are important for this.  The DW_Remake has a method of replacing a tile with a tile on two layers.  So you could replace a tree on the first layer with a grass, and a tree in the second layer.  This is all getting very confusing.

I attempted to write the good code.  If something could be better, please advise.

Fifth release.  Enjoy.

For download, videos, and example of created world file data; please visit the MapIt webpage: http://songersoft.com/programming/mapit/mapit_about.phtml

Special thanks: @AdmiralAlkex, @Melba23, @MrCreatoR

Main AutoIt source file: Will not run without other Includes and SDL DLLs.

Last Update: 5/26/2018 3:45 PM EST

REMOVED CODE BLOCK:  I was informed the this page loaded very slowly, one solution so far has been to remove the 2k lines in the code block.

When I recieve more feedback from the User I may reduce image size or remove images.

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Added: $eSETTING_TILE_LAST_PATH
I have the weekend, I want to write world layers with aBoard surfaces.

 

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TheSaint

Brilliant Xandy, just brilliant. :D

@TheDcoder and I, have had the privilege to share part of the journey with you as you have been developing this (discussions in HexChat and many youtube clips and code examples), and to say we are impressed, as I am sure Dcoder will agree with me, would be a huge understatement. :gathering:

We haven't been able to contribute much, other than enthusiasm and encouragement, but it has been a joy to see you conquer things etc and progress.

You are one very dedicated and talented man/coder. :thumbsup:

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Great program @Xandy, would certainly be useful for those who want to do some tile extraction from games :)

@TheSaint has stolen words out of my mouth :D

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If I have hurt or offended you in anyway, Please accept my apologies, I never (regardless of the situation) mean to do that to anybody!!!

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7 minutes ago, TheDcoder said:

@TheSaint has stolen words out of my mouth :D

Actually, it was out of the upper left quadrant of your brain.

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But don't tell anyone about my MapIt mind reading powers ... that Xandy taught me ,,, over Burritos and Donuts. o:)

 

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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