[Request] Multi-tile pickup (yet again)

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Post » Wed May 27, 2015 9:08 pm

And here's the instanced version:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/666 ... edMap.capx

Took about 5 minutes
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Post » Wed May 27, 2015 9:56 pm

.....ok? I think you're completely missing the point here.
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Post » Wed May 27, 2015 10:21 pm

Nope. You said you can't use a tmx because it uses layers, but instances can work exactly the same way.
If fact you could probably get away with using clones if you load the leave the texture out, and load it at runtime.
Frankly I don't see why you can't use it this way unless your argument is that it takes too long to load separate layers.
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Post » Wed May 27, 2015 11:03 pm

We're talking about 2 different things. I was referring to loading Tiled's tileset layers (with multiple tilesets each) into C2's tilemap objects via the TMX Importer at runtime. The TMX Importer was designed to use sprite objects acting as tiles, so it doesn't provide the necessary features to use tilemap objects instead. On that note, using sprites acting as tiles is horribly inefficient and hard to manage, so if you ask me, the TMX Importer should be canned.

You're talking about importing .tmx layers into tilemap objects in the editor. While that is a solution, it is a really awful workflow when you have many tilemap objects + other objects, zones, triggers, etc. in the layout that you have to account for. Again, it is merely a temporary workaround as far as I'm concerned.

Now...You might be able to load tile layers properly during runtime via XML or something, but that still doesn't justify switching to Tiled. You'll sacrifice everything C2's layout editor has to offer and have to hard-code every single objects' creation and properties, among other things. There's a lot of baggage. It's too late to do that for our game anyway; we're over 9 months in.

Besides, Ashley is almost done with this feature. We already have a single-tile pickup. I'm simply asking he also allow us to pick up multiple tiles with a marquee selection.
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