I thought of creating this thread in the DevLogs board, but I think this will interest people in here a lot more.
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ASCIIPaint is a little project that was born from me trying to make a Flash roguelike engine with the help of Flixel. It's essentially a paint program allowing you to easily make hand-made ASCII art and save pictures as PNG to show other people.
It's somewhat crude right now, and will probably require a bit of fooling around to get the hang of it, but in time I'll polish it further. It may be a little reasource-heavy in slower computers, but hopefully not enough to be a problem.
Downloads:Windows executableFlash SWF
(load it in a Projector in MacOS and Linux systems to be able to use the save/load/export features)
Hotkeys (don't work when using the Text tool):
Z - Undo
B - Brush
E - Eraser
P - Color/Character Picker
L - Fill/Clear Layer
C - Copies with select tool
V - Pastes copy onto select tool's position
I welcome all feedback and suggestions. I'd love to see someone making some artwork with this. Or roguelike mockups.
List of features to be added (implemented features will be slashed), listed
in no particular order:
Variable brush size
- Use Zaratustra's suggested character set
- Line tool
- Rectangle tool, filled and not
- Alternative palletes
- Alternative character sets
- Reorganized character select window
- Select tool with move/
- Improved text tool
- In-program tutorial to use the tools
- Improve file saving/loading
- Create an AIR version to use better filesystem methods
- Multiple undo's