WIP Advanced Location Loader (Input from map editors needed!)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Entoarox, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Entoarox

    Entoarox Oxygen Tank

    I am working on a mod project to allow xnb mods to override existing locations without needing to replace xnb files.
    This same mod is also intended to allow for new locations to be added easily, or for tiles in existing locations to be edited without needing to replace the whole map.

    Below is a link to a example of the intented json file structure to make all this possible:

    What I am asking is for map editors to take a look at it, and suggest any ways that this could be improved/added upon.
    If you have questions ask them, I will answer them ASAP.
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    • Jinxiewinxie

      Jinxiewinxie Farmer Fashionista

      Hmm, I wish you and this fella would work together! I think with your powers combined, etc. etc. ^_^
      • Entoarox

        Entoarox Oxygen Tank

        I am afraid that we are actually going at the same problem from two very different angles, but when it comes to modifying a location that is much easier to use, when it comes to adding or replacing them, my mod would be better simply because it is actually adding the maps in question directly into the game, not patching existing ones :)
        Perhaps one day this mod wont be needed anymore, but for now I'm developing it as a stopgap until complex mods like that are capable of doing everything map-makers can imagine without issues :)
        • Inccubus

          Inccubus Star Wrangler

          I wish I had something more constructive to add, but I'm not fluent in java. That said, I'm all for a better way to go about map editing.
          If I understand the manifest format you linked it seems pretty well organized, but never having done this before that's all can say.
          Good luck!
            Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
          • Entoarox

            Entoarox Oxygen Tank

            First beta version currently being tested out by a select group, interested map makers can ask for a invite to the beta testing group :p
            • BoffoBoy

              BoffoBoy Existential Complex

              Love it mate! No issues converting the bus stop maps with this fine tool.
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              • Entoarox

                Entoarox Oxygen Tank

                We're making progress people, hopefully I will be able to release ALL soon! :D
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                • BoffoBoy

                  BoffoBoy Existential Complex

                  Entoarox ├╝ber ALLes!
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                  • Entoarox

                    Entoarox Oxygen Tank

                    Feature creep is the bane of all existence, So to make it so ALL is released eventually, I have forced myself to stop the creep and get 1.0 released before any more features are added :p

                    Hopefully I can finish off the current beta in a build or two, and everyone will get to enjoy the magic that is ALL :p
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