How to setup custom properties like this?


#1

Hello,

When i make and save a map, it has the following code:

https://pastebin.com/UVSHRQPd

But, i want that, when saving the map, it has custom properties which let it be saved with the following code:

https://pastebin.com/25GHfdNr

Is that possible? If yes, how?

Due to text quantity limit, i had to use pastebin to show each code for you all here.

Thanks.


(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #2

That is an entirely different map format, apparently used by the Battalion Map Editor. Tiled currently has no support for this map format. Since it does seem to be tile-based, I imagine a plugin could be written that exports (and maybe even reads) that format.


#3

Oh, ok.

Is there a way to make a plugin for Tiled by myself? If yes, where do i can see the tools and their respective docs for that?

Thanks.


(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #4

There is only some documentation about how to get started with writing a Python plugin for Tiled.

Alternatively, you can add a C++ plugin. You’d do that by setting up a Tiled development environment (see Contributing to Tiled) and then looking at any of the existing plugins as example. I think the GameMaker: Studio 1.4 plugin is a good example because it also writes out an XML file.


#5

Thx for this, friend. =]


(Les) #6

Not sure where you stand programming wise but…
You might find it easier to write a stand-alone conversion program, since you want to just convert one xml file to another.
That way you don`t have to learn the code behind tiled which could end up taking longer than learning to code.


(Thorbjørn Lindeijer) #7

On the other hand, such a program would need to both read the TMX format and write the desired format, whereas a plugin only needs to write out the desired format.

But of course you are right it does not need to be a Tiled plugin, and a stand-alone script could be easier to set up, especially since there are libraries for reading the TMX format available in many languages.


#8

To tell you the true, this is for something personal.

I played Battalion: Arena, an online turn-based strategy game, which got offline since April 1st, 2012. It featured a map editor.

I had make some maps when i played this game.

But it wasn’t the only game of the entire franchise, instead, just second multiplayer game of the series. After it’s launch, developer launched another offline version of the series: Battalion: Vengeance.

After datamining it’s files, i discovered that even being a single-player version, it still has all codes from multiplayer game, Battalion: Arena.

What i am trying to do is use Tiled as Map Editor and export all maps i create to format which Battalion: Vengeance can load and run to let me play.

Before you ask: they are flash games (.swf) and i am able to do such things i described here by using jpexs decompiler.

If i am able to achive that goal, i’ll be even more happier, hehe.