Wow! Thanks for all the great feedback. I'll try to answer all the questions. I want to put together a HELP file for the tool, also...eventually!No Carrier wrote:Gonna give it a try! I'll try to keep my eye out for updates, but please continue to post here when new features are added!
EDIT: Some suggestions after a quick glance. Perhaps when showing the palette, you can include the hex number for each color. Also, it would be great if you could magnify (2x) the nametable editor.
1. Exporting to binary or assembly source is supported. Right click on anything in the left side, like a background pattern or the PATTERNS (to export all) and you should see "Export Binary" or "Export Source".
2. To magnify the nametable editor from 1x, 2x, 4x to 8x, either mousewheel over the nametable graphic or right click and select Zoom->100%, 200%, etc.
3. To organize assembly banks to different addresses, use the .org directive. You can specify several ".text" segments (give each a name) like:
Size is not yet implemented but I thought something similar to P65's .checkpc would be appropriate.
I will definately look at implementing the suggestions, all great and hope to make this a very useful tool.
I used the Windows "CArchive" class to save/load (the project is in MSVC++ after all). I agree a better file format could be used. There is indeed a mix of binary and text data in the file.
I am adding features daily. Some of them are "little" while others are big. For example, I had just added the "Alpha tile and "Set Alpha Caret" feature to the nametable dev form right before posting. I saw it listed as a feature in someone else's tile editor and thought it'd be cool!
More later! Keep the suggestions flowing. I'd be happy to answer questions via direct mail, also...