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PIXOTHELLO - Mockup/Tileset Creation Tool

on: March 20, 2011, 11:47:12 pm


Make A Mockup.
Organize Your Tilemap.
Use In Game.


I created Pixothello because I dreaded making tilesets for my games. Now I dig it. I created most of the graphics for the game 0Space with this program. You can create seamless tiles quickly and easily, see if your tileset works before you export it, and organize it accordingly.  Though this started as a project tuned to my own workflow, I was tired of sitting on the program, so I made a few changes to make it more accessible.



Here is the Download Page,
which also sports some videos


While Pixothello is nice, it does have a few shortcomings:
  • Occasionally slow FPS (Made in Game Maker)
  • Can only export .BMP's (Made in Game Maker)
  • Cannot rotate tiles (Did not foresee when I programmed it, and now it's hard to add)
  • Fill tool breaks on erased pixels (No idea)
  • Cannot undo tilemap changes(yet)

« Last Edit: March 20, 2011, 11:58:51 pm by Teknogames »
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Re: PIXOTHELLO - Mockup/Tileset Creation Tool

Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 05:19:07 am
Interesting tool. Thank you for sharing!!

If you try to change the Canvas Size and leave one of the spaces blank and hit 'Enter', it crashes and you lose everything:
ERROR in
action number 1
of Draw Event
for object Window:

to_real: blank string.


Just make it toss up a nag message in the event of a blank field?

Also freeze crashes if you give it really huge numbers. Implement a max cap?


Go to Edit > BG Color and simply press cancel, it selects red for your BG, even though you did nothing.


The blinky stamp marque selection box isn't visible enough on darker backgrounds. I suggest less transparency and a 32fps blink. Also make the box alternate between white and black when it blinks or change the selection box from a solid color to a dotted black/white line, like most image editing apps.


A large canvas, especially with large tiles becomes really clumsy because the testmap in the top-right covers everything.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2011, 05:35:54 am by Mathias »

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Re: PIXOTHELLO - Mockup/Tileset Creation Tool

Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 02:24:05 pm
I love it thanks!!

I dont have any problems ....

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Re: PIXOTHELLO - Mockup/Tileset Creation Tool

Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 03:34:57 pm
look very nice! But why are all those nice little programs for windows only :( I hate to start up my VM