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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:12 pm 
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Just published a blog post about my NES graphics tool - makechr - that I've used for my last few projects, as well as some upcoming works. The new build has a GUI frontend to complement the command-line version, and also is available as a windows exe that works with no install. I realize a lot of folk use NES Screen Tool, but I found it never quite matched my use cases. I've seen some others using ad-hoc one-off conversion scripts, but I wanted something a bit more reliable and flexible. Also, this is completely cross-platform (though the single executable version is Windows-only, it runs great in wine, and a .app is coming soon for OSX).

http://www.dustmop.io/blog/2017/02/16/b ... kechr-exe/

The blog post goes through using makechr's GUI to convert a background image into CHR, nametable, etc, then how to include these files into a ca65 project. It also converts a sprite sheet into 8x16 OAM data, and renders some sprites onto the screen. Hopefully folks find it useful! There's a lot more options for makechr (the README lists them), and I anticipate writing some more about it in the future.

Source on github - https://github.com/dustmop/makechr

Screenshots below!


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This is a pretty cool program! Anyway, the pictures on your blog past image 1 are thumbnails only, even their links. Did you intend to do that?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:15 pm 
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ccovell wrote:
This is a pretty cool program! Anyway, the pictures on your blog past image 1 are thumbnails only, even their links. Did you intend to do that?


Oops! I did not, I am just bad with computer. Fixed now, thanks for the heads up, and the positive feedback!


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