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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #334526] Thu, 24 July 2014 13:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Headhunter

 
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Would it be possible to have 32-bit also?
Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #334528] Thu, 24 July 2014 13:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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Unfortunately not because the STI format can either have a 256 color palette (i.e. 8bit) or use the RGB565 format (i.e. 16bit with 5 bits for red, 6 for green and another 5 for blue). Theoretically I could extend the STI format to cover 32bit as well, but that change would also have to be reflected in the game engine.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #334529] Thu, 24 July 2014 13:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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I don't know if it would be worth it to try enhance STI in that way when you could extend the game's png support instead.


Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #334531] Thu, 24 July 2014 14:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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I think you're right there. Although, I must say that I love the formats ability to be used for 8bit (with and without animations) and 16bit. PNG on the other hand can only be a single image and GIF, which can contain multiple images, is restricted by licensing AFAIK and only has ONE animation, not multiple. Also, if you use GIF, all images have the same dimensions - in STI all images can have different dimensions.

The complete interface of the editor is made with STI skinning. In fact, my custom components set, which I use for all apps, now entirely relies on STI skinning. Even the icons used in the editor are retrieved from a STI file and adjusted to match your skin settings - with the usual approach for icons I would have a folder with at least 56 PNG files...

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335457] Thu, 04 September 2014 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BulletSix

 
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Damn!

missing this suits me well for leaving JA2 alone so long Embarrassed

Anyhow Great that you are doing thins, its much apprechiated Smile

Will you update this thread or announce it in the sub-forum when the beta starts?

Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335651] Tue, 09 September 2014 01:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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Hey guys,

right now I have a lot of work to do and meanwhile I have to find a new flat because my g/f and I broke up after 5 years and I have to move back to where I came from a year ago. Voor de Nederlanders hier: Ken je iemand die een goedkope kamer of woning in Leeuwarden of vlak bij verhuurt? Stuur mij dan een PM!

Aw well, plenty of time for the beta test. Interested? Send me an email (tox@webcodesign.de) or a PM.

Greetz,

Tox

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335655] Tue, 09 September 2014 12:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sevenfm

 
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@Tox is it possible to set the x/y offsets for all frames in one STI at the same time, for example if there are lots of frames and they all have the same size.


Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335657] Tue, 09 September 2014 12:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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good one... no, not yet, added it to the requests list.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335662] Tue, 09 September 2014 17:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sevenfm

 
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A few more requests (from ja2.su)
-gif import/export support (or it was planned for the next extended versions?)
-the ability to add picture to the editor by simply dragging it into the editor window (like it works in photoshop)


Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335663] Tue, 09 September 2014 17:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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sorry, but gif poses a licensing problem Sad

dragging pictures into the viewport is added to the list.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335759] Sat, 13 September 2014 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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Hey Tox, just taken a brief look tonight, loving the instant JA grid feedback, will help a lot when chopping/placing new tiles and dealing with offsets.

One question, is the palette colour chooser available with RGB values? I thought that would be more of a standard requirement as opposed to HSB, for most artists anyway.


Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335858] Wed, 17 September 2014 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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I've chosen HSB because it, IMHO, offers a more intuitive control over color. However, adding RGB is no big deal - added it to the list. Are there other color spaces you guys are interested in? Like CMYK, HSP, Lab, ...

btw, this tool might be interesting for you guys, too: http://www.webcodesign.de/ColorTool/Color_Tool_1.0.1.air (startup is rather slow, didn't update the UI components yet, give it some time Wink)

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335860] Wed, 17 September 2014 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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CMYK's more fitting for print, but guess everyone's got their own preferences.


Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335862] Wed, 17 September 2014 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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that's why I'm asking Wink

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335924] Fri, 19 September 2014 03:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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RGB's implemented. If you haven't done so already, please give JA2STI internet access, so it can check for updates upon startup.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #335934] Fri, 19 September 2014 15:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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Drag'n'drop of images (PNG & JPG) is implemented, clipboard paste is fixed.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #336720] Thu, 16 October 2014 01:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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Several STIHeader related bugs fixed, new color picker (modes: RGB, RGB565, λSL, HSL) implemented.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #336734] Thu, 16 October 2014 20:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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http://www.webcodesign.de/ColorTool/Color_Tool_1.1.0.png

This is the new color picker implemented in JA2STI. Also available as stand-alone: WCD Color Tool 1.1.0

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #338271] Mon, 15 December 2014 01:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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New update available!

- Slight improvements on the color picker
- Current image number now starts counting at zero
- Fixed several saving bugs, now animated and non-animated files should be saved correctly
- Reduced the tilegrid size to increase speed
- Updated to the newest Flex & AIR SDKs
- Fixed low drawing performance due to too aggressive memory cleanup
- Guides now indicate which mode you're in (solid lines = view mode, dashed lines = edit mode)
- Added "open file" action (CTRL+O)
- Added version label and version number to the window title

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #338272] Mon, 15 December 2014 01:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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And another tool that might come in handy:
STI Converter Alpha 1 (v0.0.2)

This tool allows you to convert JPG/PNG files to single page 8bit STIs via drag'n'drop. Drop the file to be converted on the app. The converter automatically creates the palette and saves the file as STI the same folder. Just take a look at it, should be pretty self-explanatory. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #338283] Mon, 15 December 2014 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
yarco

 
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Hi, what I need to open this program (xxx.air)? thx
Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #338284] Mon, 15 December 2014 13:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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Adobe Air (it's free, you should get a prompt to install it if you dont have it).


Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #338290] Mon, 15 December 2014 16:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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and if you don't get the prompt: http://get.adobe.com/air/

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Re: Who wants a new STI Editor?[message #338400] Thu, 18 December 2014 02:42 Go to previous message
Tox

 
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STI Converter now has 16bit STI support, too. http://www.webcodesign.de/JA2STI/STIConverter_0.0.5.air

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