Golden Sun Hacking Community
May 28, 2017, 10:20:34 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home   Forum   DC Wiki Help Search Calendar Downloads Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Golden Sun The Lost Age Editor Open Sourced (Dev alpha v0.5 download inside)  (Read 34979 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Atrius
Programmer Extraordinaire
Web Host

Fear my blades

Veteran Member
*

Coins: 1
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Emblems: Website Founder
Clan Position: Creation God of Sol
Posts: 1751

« on: February 25, 2012, 11:07:10 PM »


Developer Alpha Version 0.5


[Download Link]
Developer Alpha Version 0.5, Feb 25, 2012 (1.99 MB .zip)



Wait, the editor is open source now?  What's going on?

I've realized that the editor doesn't just belong to me, it belongs to everyone here.  Combined with the fact that ever since I enlisted in the Military I simply haven't had enough time, or energy to give the project the attention it deserves, this seemed like the logical choice to me.  I'm opening up the project so that anyone with the skills, and desire can contribute to it.  Toward that end I've released the program, and it's source under the GNU public license.  What this basically means is anyone is free to copy, share, and modify the source as long as they give me credit, and it remains under the GNU public license.


As an additional note, I apologize in advance for my poorly organized, uncommented code.

What does this "Developer Alpha Version" nonsense mean?

This is the in-development version of the editor, it contains features that haven't been completed or fully tested.  No guarantee is made about it's level of polish, or stability.


What features that haven't been completed?

1) The sprite editor of course, as I've said before it only works with 2 out of 4 sprite formats right now.  It's extremely slow, hasn't been polished or fully tested yet.  For example, while it's saving the editor may appear to lock up.  It's still working on saving sprites it's just decided it's become too busy with that to play nice with Windows any more, after it's completed saving it will begin responding again.

2) The data viewer (which has been a long time coming, but still isn't finished)  It's a gargantuan feature that won't be polished and final for a LONG time, it's still quite unstable and unpolished.  Still, it can do a lot of cool things: view palettes, tilesets, images, Hex data, ASM code, scan code for data pointers, track where those data pointers are used in the code, e.t.c.


Can I make modifications and release my own version of the editor?

Yes you can!  Just be aware of the following conditions:

- You must label your release as modified, you cannot release it as an "official" version of the editor under my name.
- Your modified version must also be released under the GNU public license.
- You must make your modified source code available for download.
- You can NOT remove any notices in the program that it was originally created by me, or that it is under the GNU public license

To label it as modified by you I highly recommend editing the create event of "obj_about" in the "titlebar buttons" folder of the Game Maker source code to include a statement that it is your modified version of the editor.
Logged

I'm shaking my head in general disapproval of everything
View Profile WWW
Rolina
The Fulminous Witch
Jupiter Clan

Template maker turned lurker

Alchemist
*

Coins: 4
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
I am: wondering if we can get our clan position changed...
Clan Position: Grand Overlady of Jupiter
Posts: 5996

« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 11:13:05 PM »

Okay, now then... let's pull a team together.  If we get multiple people working on multiple aspects, compile them together, and work out the kinks while fixing things like conflicting code and what not, then we'll have a much more functional editor much more quickly.

This is most definitely a step in the right direction.
Logged

View Profile WWW
Kioll
Pyromancer

I'm a Mars Adept! You know, red hair, bad temper?

Regular Member
**

Coins: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 155

« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 01:18:55 AM »

THANK YOU!!!!  You released the feature I needed for my BYOND project.  Now that I can import and export sprites, I can begin the long and painful process of creating base sprites for Golden Sun BYOND.  You, Atrius, are a miracle worker.  Also, what language is the editor in?
Logged

I am the almighty emissary of fire...  the Mars Adept Kioll.  Oh, and did I mention that I'll see you long before you see me?
View Profile
Tetsuya the Azure Blade
The Shadow Fang
Luna Clan

Kick your @#$, that's what I'm gonna do.

Great Member
*

Coins: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 711

« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 09:50:41 AM »

THANK YOU!!!!  You released the feature I needed for my BYOND project.  Now that I can import and export sprites, I can begin the long and painful process of creating base sprites for Golden Sun BYOND.  You, Atrius, are a miracle worker.  Also, what language is the editor in?
The Editor itself is programmed in GML, but I think he needed to make something in C++, or some other language. I think it was a DLL what he needed to make, that is what I think.
Logged
View Profile
Misery
Bad Luck

Great Member
***

Coins: 2
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Clan Position: Mercury Hack Leader
Posts: 708

« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 11:54:57 PM »

This is good news indeed, and possibly a big step towards the completion of the editor. I can understand why you'd be reluctant to make it open source, but I'm glad you did so anyway. Perhaps even I will be able to contribute something... I'm not sure when, though.
Logged
View Profile
MaxiPower
Feed Me Coins!!
Venus Clan

Great Member
*

Coins: 1
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 683

« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 11:55:17 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5bfzT6JALI&lc=BiJw23veE89efoFRyZ4y97jV35yEE4-XNv6ereIQqro&feature=inbox

can anyone explain why my Sakum sprite worked, like it was made not taking the colour/color requirements in mind...

Logged
View Profile
Atrius
Programmer Extraordinaire
Web Host

Fear my blades

Veteran Member
*

Coins: 1
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Emblems: Website Founder
Clan Position: Creation God of Sol
Posts: 1751

« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 12:37:06 AM »

The editor automatically converts imported sprites to Golden Sun's palette.
Logged

I'm shaking my head in general disapproval of everything
View Profile WWW
MaxiPower
Feed Me Coins!!
Venus Clan

Great Member
*

Coins: 1
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 683

« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 12:38:02 AM »

The editor automatically converts imported sprites to Golden Sun's palette.

really, thats amazing.
Logged
View Profile
Rolina
The Fulminous Witch
Jupiter Clan

Template maker turned lurker

Alchemist
*

Coins: 4
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
I am: wondering if we can get our clan position changed...
Clan Position: Grand Overlady of Jupiter
Posts: 5996

« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 01:21:04 AM »

The editor automatically converts imported sprites to Golden Sun's palette.

really, thats amazing.
This.  That'll come in really handy.
Logged

View Profile WWW
Lord Squirtle
His Sexiness
Mercury Clan

Oh yeah, baby!

Prodigy
*

Coins: 26
Offline Offline

I am: A part of the organization of Cool Cats, but more of a dog person in reality.
Emblems: Have a nice day.
Posts: 4521

« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 03:32:37 AM »

I haven't really been able to test it out very much, but it seems pretty nice! Though, if the working sprite formats are 0 and 1, is it possible to convert other sprites and save them in one of the working formats?
Logged

And the Wise One is a Mary Sue!

Hey there! I see you over there, looking at me... Wanna come over for a Milk Drink? ;)
Fusion is just a cheap tactic to make weak Adepts stronger.
Yoshi's Lighthouse is a hacking website in progress. Why not check it out if you like Yoshi or the Mario & Luigi games?
View Profile WWW
Atrius
Programmer Extraordinaire
Web Host

Fear my blades

Veteran Member
*

Coins: 1
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Emblems: Website Founder
Clan Position: Creation God of Sol
Posts: 1751

« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 05:15:33 AM »

Yes, it's slow but it will convert sprites to formats 0 & 1.  Like I said the editor may appear to lock up while saving a bunch of edited sprites, but it should start responding again once it finishes which may take a while.

EDIT: Yikes, this version seems to have quite a problem working with some compression formats that were working in v0.4.  I'll try to get a fix out soon...

EDIT 2:  Luckily it was a very simple fix, original link has been updated too.
[GoldenSunTLA_Editor_DevV0_5_r2.zip]
« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 05:45:36 AM by Atrius » Logged

I'm shaking my head in general disapproval of everything
View Profile WWW
Kioll
Pyromancer

I'm a Mars Adept! You know, red hair, bad temper?

Regular Member
**

Coins: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 155

« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 05:46:01 AM »

Hey, Atrius, is there anyway to export pallette swaps?  Or do I have to export the sprite and find the pallette swap manually?
Logged

I am the almighty emissary of fire...  the Mars Adept Kioll.  Oh, and did I mention that I'll see you long before you see me?
View Profile
JamietheFlameUser
Diamond Pokémon
Mars Clan

Does this look like the face of mercy?

Prodigy
*

Coins: 0
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
I am: Poke poke poke poke... I can't stop it...
Posts: 2626

« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 04:41:57 PM »

Um... It's not opening files for me. At all. I select an unmodified ROM and hit "Open" and it does nothing. I'm currently using Windows XP.

Edit: Actually, it does open files, but it won't open unmodified ROMs, for some reason.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 04:44:06 PM by JamietheFlameUser » Logged

:P

Lloyd: Easy as pie.
Genis: Sweet!
Presea: ...Sweetie pie...
Zelos: Let's not start on this again...

Spoiler for epic mindscrew:
View Profile
Rolina
The Fulminous Witch
Jupiter Clan

Template maker turned lurker

Alchemist
*

Coins: 4
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
I am: wondering if we can get our clan position changed...
Clan Position: Grand Overlady of Jupiter
Posts: 5996

« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 05:34:26 PM »

Wait, seriously?  It can't open a base rom?  That's one hell of a glitch. O.o
Logged

View Profile WWW
Lord Squirtle
His Sexiness
Mercury Clan

Oh yeah, baby!

Prodigy
*

Coins: 26
Offline Offline

I am: A part of the organization of Cool Cats, but more of a dog person in reality.
Emblems: Have a nice day.
Posts: 4521

« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 06:02:07 PM »

It was doing that for me too, and I use Windows 7... Hm, have you tried clicking and dragging the ROM onto the editor? I managed to fix my problem by doing that, since it wouldn't even open modified files for me.
Logged

And the Wise One is a Mary Sue!

Hey there! I see you over there, looking at me... Wanna come over for a Milk Drink? ;)
Fusion is just a cheap tactic to make weak Adepts stronger.
Yoshi's Lighthouse is a hacking website in progress. Why not check it out if you like Yoshi or the Mario & Luigi games?
View Profile WWW
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Cbox
Today at 08:38:45 AM
Fox: The other theory is it could be coming from Mt. Aleph somehow. Umm..?
Today at 08:36:28 AM
Fox: I not really sure... but if it is appearing right there like that... it almost seems like something targetted... but maybe it could be the presence of artifacts that are high in psynergy.... and maybe one of those was in Isaac's cabin.... (High concentrations of psynergy causes vortexes?)
Today at 08:28:53 AM
Fox: One of the vortexes in a town destroys the bridge... and it looks like the vortex at the end could have destroyed the house (OR maybe have some indirect connection/dunno.), and will probably destroy the bridge the PCs are on as well. :P Umm... 
Today at 08:24:53 AM
Fox: at least* Don't they* have*
Today at 08:24:03 AM
Fox: From what I read. (Or atl et least my interpretation/memory of what I read.) ... Don't think only really appear every 10 years...?  And hve some connection to the mourning moon (Probably what the vortex is at the end.)
Yesterday at 11:46:04 PM
Lord Squirtle: I'm not even sure how that could be advanced unless there is a good reason why they stop showing up.
Yesterday at 11:45:13 PM
Lord Squirtle: I think the vortex stuff basically ends maybe 1/4 into the game, at least until the post-credits scene.
Yesterday at 08:47:52 PM
Fox: (That's assuming we make a remake, and take out any contradictions or altar them a bit to fit in.) ... However, here's the thing... the Vortexes were corrupted, so the solution didn't quite work out. (And there might have been others trying to do the same thing.)
Yesterday at 08:43:49 PM
Fox: Anyway... I don't know much about Dark Dawn... but if I was to advanced the story on the Psynergy Vortexes, I would say that Felix was behind it. - It's like in GS1/GS2... How we were at first led to believe the lighting of lighthouses needed to be stopped... and that flips in GS2.... so I'm going to guess the vortexes is similar.
Yesterday at 08:36:22 PM
Fox: If you search "gstla" (even shorter) ... Rom sites are appearing on page 2. .... Hm...
Yesterday at 08:24:47 PM
Fox: And the main reason I thought that was semi-intersting... because it's basically advertising... "Hey you're looking up this game?" "Well, did you know you could emulate it?" ... to those very few (mostly children) who don't already know. 
Yesterday at 08:22:54 PM
Fox: @ratings spot = I mean of the same rom site.
Yesterday at 08:22:00 PM
Foxno ... I need advanced error checking on my English... it's not enough to have error checking in programming. :P
Yesterday at 08:19:35 PM
Fox: Who knew... that a simple search like "Golden Sun 2" (With [bno[/b] text for "rom" or "download"/etc.)  will have a link to a rom site on the first results page... not to mention having a ratings spot in the right side-bar.
May 24, 2017, 06:49:14 PM
Lord Squirtle: I guess I'll make a topic for the GBA concept room in Dark Dawn soon.
May 24, 2017, 04:27:21 PM
Fox: Yep ... There are many libraries for many languages... Python, etc... And then there are things like  the Google apis - e.g. http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?address=(whatever you want to search for)
May 24, 2017, 07:46:43 AM
Luna_blade: I can see how XML/JSON are a thing these days.
May 23, 2017, 04:52:18 PM
Fox: Easier in the idea that I can reduce required external stuff where the source code isn't available/modifyable (Well, there is overrides in some cases, but still.) ; So it's possible the only "Events" I would require are those of the Form.... (Mouse Events, Keyboard Events, Paint Events, Etc. when needed.)
May 23, 2017, 04:42:14 PM
Fox: Anyway... I know I am using built-in controls in my current editor, but it is not out-of-the-question that I might just go and make my own custom controls... so that it is actually easier for me (But that'd take a lot of work.)  I'm thinking about one large bitmap object, and just drawing them on it. Problem is, I'm afraid it might not be efficient enough.  So I haven't decided about doing it.)
May 23, 2017, 04:33:28 PM
Fox: @XML = If I recall, I believe Visual Studio uses it for Settings Variables that remain even after you close the program. (e.g. There's one variable I have in my program that I call "LastRom" to make it easier to get back into the program.)

Affiliates
Temple of Kraden Golden Sunrise
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.101 seconds with 21 queries.