What's the challenge in this game? I could finish a level by placing a single coffee table in front of my desk, and then I could let all employees simply walk over, they each paid $30 for coffee and then took their wage of $15. Did I find an exploit? :)
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First of all thanks for your interest in supporting me! Indeed there are several tip jars, the easiest being to pay for Tiled on itch.io, which you can also do after you have already downloaded and tried it. There's also Patreon, which allows you to set up a small monthly donation and in return receive updates on what I've been up to as well as an orange nick on the Tiled Discord server!
Tiled as such has no direct connection to Unity, but there are several solutions for bringing your Tiled map to Unity, both free and commercial. That list is a little outdated though. I think most people are using SuperTiled2Unity, which has comprehensive support for Tiled's features, uses the latest Unity features and is actively maintained.
First off thanks for your donation! Unfortunately, I may have to disappoint since this program is only a level editor, not an image editor. For editing tile graphics I'd recommend using a dedicated image editor like GIMP or Photoshop. You can use Tiled to preview and try out your tiles as you paint them, since it generally reloads the image automatically when it changes.
Yes, I've set a goal of $200 now and if it is reached one way or another, I will start work on this feature. With the move behind us I am again working 2 days/week on Tiled so now it's just a matter of priority.
Please trim your message. Your log is very long because you have included 5 failed launch attempts that all look pretty much the same.
The problem appears to be that the itch app is not able to find any executables. Maybe something went wrong when installing Tiled. In that case please try deinstalling _all versions_ of Tiled (also make sure no Tiled is mentioned in the "Add/Remove Software" Windows settings panel), and then install Tiled again.
While you guys are free to choose itch.io or Patreon to support me and make this feature a priority, I guess this would also be a good time to use Bountysource. I've set a $200 bounty goal at https://www.bountysource.com/issues/47007415-gamemaker-studio-2-support.
Just note that I have no time to work on Tiled at all this month since we're about to move to a new place and there's a lot of work remaining to be done even apart from moving all our stuff. I expect to be back on Tiled as usual by the 5th of March.
Actually Tiled can do isometric maps at any degree. If you choose Isometric but set the height and width of the grid to the same value, then the isometric grid will be at 45 degrees.
Btw, feel free to link Wograld map editor so people can check it out if they're interested.
Hey Soulessfighter, normally yes but turns out I'm very busy with renovations this week so I moved my Tiled development days to next week (I'll be spending the full week on Tiled). I hope it's not a problem to wait a few days longer? Btw, I don't think I've received your donation yet.
Thank you so much! You can subscribe to the $200 tier here (wait till 1st of January, otherwise you will be charged twice). This week I will start looking into the exact format and I'm pretty sure I will be able to finish it sometime next week. Officially the reward is one full day of development, but I'll make sure to finish this task in case it takes longer.
Hey Soulessfighter, support for GameMaker Studio 2 would definitely be nice, but so far it has not been a priority. I'd be glad to put this on the roadmap in the short-term (I'm confident I could finish this in January) if you'd support me at the $200 tier. It's great to hear you like Tiled so much. I'm doing my best to keep making it better!
Ha, that's funny. Well, good to know another person is having this problem. I'll really have to see if I can reproduce it and to find some workaround, because we can't have Tiled crashing on startup of course.
I guess some versions of Python could definitely cause that problem. It would be worth to look into automatically disabling the plugin when this affects many users. Do you remember where you read about deleting the Python plugin?
I definitely plan to look into the possibility. To do what you're asking, it would not be enough to define a new piece of UI in a script, but also to integrate it into the Tiled UI somehow, specifically the Properties view. Support for such things is not going to be automatic, but it's something that could be worked on. About the custom properties in general, there are plans to add support for data structures, arrays, enums and options like min/max value, in which case you may not need to code a custom UI. But all that is going to take time as well.
Alright, I had looked at the download page and did not notice a download for Linux. After some searching I've now found the beta releases for Linux on the forum. The latest one is many versions behind the macOS and Windows releases, but it did run (although I do have this problem). Anyway, it wasn't my most important point, but it does mean I may find time to try out Unity's tilemap support at some point. :-)
About tile-heavy projects, note that Tiled is also a pretty decent level editor for levels that are not tile-based. I know the name may suggest otherwise, but you can work with shapes, points, polygons and arbitrarily scaled and rotated images to build your levels. The Sticker Knight example project demonstrates this very well. In Tiled 1.2, many usability improvements have been made to this area and I do plan to expand on that in future versions as well.
Until earlier this year my answer would have been "What tilemap system?", but now that Unity also has a tilemap system, and even extended it with support for isometric maps just 3 days ago in Unity 2018.3, it is an interesting question. If you're using Unity anyway, then I would suggest trying out both Tiled (possibly together with SuperTiled2Unity) and the Unity tilemap tools to see if you can find an answer.
In general, there are several basic advantages to using Tiled:
- Tiled is free software. This means anybody is free to change it and to redistribute changed versions. The tool is effectively yours, while Unity is theirs. There are also no restrictions on what you can do with Tiled, or how much you can earn before it stops being free.
- If you use Tiled, the maps you develop for your game are not locked into Unity. They are stored in the open TMX map format or as JSON, with support libraries available for most programming languages. You can develop your game using any language or framework and publish to any platform you like.
- Tiled runs on GNU/Linux, in addition to Windows and macOS.
There are many features in Tiled that are missing in Unity's tilemap support, but obviously Unity will have some features that Tiled doesn't currently support as well (like scripted brushes, but they will come to Tiled soon). Both projects are actively maintained and continue to be improved.
No, it was due to me still needing to update the files that Tiled uses to check for updates. I usually wait a bit with this to see if I missed any major issues before notifying all existing installs about the new version. It's a bit late now, but the files have been updated!
Thanks for your nice feedback and desire to support! I think that other similar tools are generally way overpriced and do not agree with the businessmodel of most proprietary software, because of the disconnect between income and actual development effort.
I think both approaches to terrain transitions have their benefits. RPGMaker's version may appear to handle one-tile wide rivers, but since it works by first splitting up the tiles in even smaller pieces and then recombining them, it is not immediately clear how this could be implemented nicely in Tiled. In addition, that system is very specific to RPGMaker and outside of RPGMaker I've seen the majority of tilesets with such transitions using the system upon which the Terrain Brush is based.
That said, there is an issue open about supporting the RPGMaker autotile format and maybe one day somebody will find a nice way to implement it.
Also, regardless of the autotile format, Tiled should of course enable the easy placement of fences, roads and rivers. I think the Wang Brush could be improved to enable this.
Tiled was designed as a generic map editor, so that game developers would spend less time building their editors and more time creating their games. That it also provides an alternative to proprietary editors like the one found in GameMaker is a nice plus. :-)
Hmm, which Linux distribution are you using on your Rapberry Pi? The person who asked on the forum was using Raspbian, so if you're also using that maybe you can ask in that forum thread for help with getting snap to work.
Ah, you mean the need to click on a selected object to toggle the handles? I based that behavior on Inkscape and I guess I hoped it would be generally expected like that. But I see that for example Inkscape displays the following text in the status bar when you select an object: "Click selection to toggle scale/rotation handles". In the end, it would be good to provide such context-sensitive help, in addition to the manual which did mention this (though many other things still go undocumented).
I'm certainly also not opposed to adding a toggle between scaling and rotating on the tool bar. Thanks for bringing this up!
Did you maybe already have a different version of Tiled installed on your system? The installer only supports a single installation of Tiled per system, so you may be able to resolve your issues by going into "Add/Remove Software" and uninstalling all listed versions of Tiled, before trying again to install Tiled through the itch.io app. If the installer continues to fail for you, you could instead use the "snapshot" version, which is distributed as plain zip archive.
Tiled has not needed Qt5OpenGL.dll since a long time, so I think something went wrong with an upgrade. Normally you can resolve such problems by making sure all versions of Tiled are uninstalled (through Add/Remove Programs) and then to install the version of Tiled you'd like to use.
Maybe you can bypass Windows SmartScreen (is that what you meant?). If not, you can try to use the snapshot download instead, which is not an MSI file but a simple .zip file that you can extract somewhere. Being a snapshot, it also includes new features developed for the upcoming Tiled 1.2.
It's an interesting idea, but how well is that supported? Are there any other Qt applications that have already done this? I have currently no plans to work on this, but I'd welcome any effort to get that to work.
What says Tiled should be installed on a local hard drive? If the installer isn't working for you, try the snapshots which are packaged as a .zip archive that you should be able to extract and run from anywhere. I'm assuming you're using Windows.