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any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:02 pm
by Kitty_Space_Program
Are there any tools that let you make and edit backgrounds on mac?

Re: any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:03 pm
by tepples
If you use GIMP (or any other pixel art editor) for Mac and Python 3 for Mac, you can use savtool.py from NES BG Editor to convert a PNG to a pattern table and nametable format that the NES can read.

Re: any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:39 pm
by Kitty_Space_Program
tepples wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:03 pm
If you use GIMP (or any other pixel art editor)
I don't really have anything like that. But it might be a back up option

Re: any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:39 pm
by tokumaru
Thankfully you can obtain GIMP (as well as a number of editors that can save as PNG) for free.

Re: any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am
by dienben2020
Hi,

On my side, I'm using the following editor on Mac: : https://github.com/tsalvo/nes-chr-editor. If you want, I can provide a napp (I've conpiled it).

It's enough to open an existing ROM tiles (I don't know if all mapper are supported). It's not a level editor, just a way to edit the CHR.

Regards,

Ben

Re: any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:45 am
by Kitty_Space_Program
dienben2020 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am
Hi,

On my side, I'm using the following editor on Mac: : https://github.com/tsalvo/nes-chr-editor. If you want.
Yeah thats what I'm using, I didn't realize it would work for backgrounds.

Re: any programs that lets you make backgrounds on mac?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:29 am
by dienben2020
Hi,

Depending on your mapper, the first Kb is the background. That the way I'm using it for now. You could create your CHR from png and then use, on mac, python script to generate the CHR.

Regards,

Benoit