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tIDE Open Source Tile Map Editor
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colinvella



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: tIDE Open Source Tile Map Editor Reply with quote

tIDE is a fully-featured, open-source, .NET-based tile editor that allows level designers to easily create content for tile-based games. tIDE supports a custom XML-based map format, however, support for additional formats may be included via the .NET-based plugin system.



Features
    * Intuitive user interface
    * Support for multiple tile layers to facilitate the design of games featuring parallax scrolling
    * Animated tiles
    * Full-featured drawing toolbox to facilitate level design
    * Layer ordering and visibility
    * Support for an extensive range of display sizes to facilitate alignment when desigining multi-layer maps
    * Support for arbitrary tile sizes and multiple tile sheets
    * Brushes to facilitate reuse of common composite elements
    * Multiple file formats
    * Full undo/redo capabilites
    * Support for custom properties at every level of the map structure
    * Full-screen editing mode
    * Zooming capabilities
    * Map structure navigation and manipulation via the Map Explorer panel
    * Intuitive tile picker
    * Auto-scrolling capabilities
    * Dockable editor compoonents
    * Tile sheet auto-update feature to streamline content creation pipeline
    * Painless tile sheet rearragement
    * Tile guides and layer viewing options
    * Statistics on dimensions and tile usage
    * Estensive potential for customisation via a plugin management system
    * Built-in help system


The codebase for the project is available on CodePlex:
http://tide.codeplex.com/[img][/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks good Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome. I'll give it a go if I find time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will have to take a look at this...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: tIDE v1.0.1 released Reply with quote

Version 1.0.1 addresses some important fixes, and introduces support for the Tiled TMX map format (all data encodings supported - XVL, Base64/Plain/GZIP/ZLIB, CSV)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, the same format as Tiled uses? Standardisation of tools is good Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also planning to support Mappy and Tile Studio formats. I'm trying to make tIDE a useful alternative without locking the user into its built-in format (.tide maps)


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I've just released version 1.1.0 with support for auto transitioning tiles (autotiles)
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