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« on: August 29, 2010, 04:25:51 PM »


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 executable
Flash 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. Grin

List of features to be added (implemented features will be slashed), listed by priority in no particular order:
- Floodfill
- 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/copy/paste
- 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
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 05:12:13 PM »

Any chance of a fill-tool and/or "bigger" brush size?
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 06:01:42 PM »

Mmm, those are good ideas. I'll add them in eventually.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 06:20:36 PM »

Damn, this is really fun to use! Are all of the characters standard or did you create some of them yourself?

Also,
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 06:33:37 PM »

holy shit gamete, that HUD is awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 09:46:59 PM »

Damn, this is really fun to use! Are all of the characters standard or did you create some of them yourself?

Also,


Haha, that's awesome. Though using the white color for those dots makes looking at the game window VERY hard.

But wait, why does your character set look like that? That's not how it is in the swf/exe I provided. Shocked

Also, the character set is standard, though in the version I provided it SHOULD have many of the characters, like those 'frame' ones down there and the spades, altered to look more appealing (though I'm certain purists would disagree).

Also also, if anyone notices, yes, I know the text tool isn't perfect and doesn't work with all keyboard keys. I'll rework it eventually. For now you can add the characters that are missing manually.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 10:03:22 PM »


This is a pretty cool program.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 10:14:03 PM »

whoa, that is very cool markham
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 11:28:44 PM »

Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

Markham, that's delicious. I love it.

Hey man, could you pass me the project file of that thing, if you kept it? I wanna use it as the 'advertisement' image for the program. Basically just the screenshot I'll show on the first post.

I'll give you proper credit.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 12:45:37 AM »

Also also, if anyone notices, yes, I know the text tool isn't perfect and doesn't work with all keyboard keys. I'll rework it eventually. For now you can add the characters that are missing manually.

That's an understatement... Space creates a line break and I don't know how to actually place the text I've typed.
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 01:25:28 AM »

Haha, yeah, it's not properly explained anywhere. I'll add a help screen eventually.

For now though, here's how it works:

When you place the position where you want the text to be in, hold and drag the mouse to the right to enlarge the text width. The text will stay within that width, so you can make proper text boxes.

To actually draw the text you just typed into the layer, click on the downward arrow on the lower left of the first tile the text is on (it's the only downward arrow that shows when you're typing).

I'm open to suggestions to make this more intuitive, but this is the best I could come up with in short notice.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 02:08:27 AM »

This shit is fly, homie.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 09:51:03 AM »

First of all, that looks awesome. I especially like those isometric walls. Kiss

Second of all, why is your Punch Artist so mean to children? Sad

Third of all, what the crap's an Ooloo? WTF

Forth of all, I added Markham's and Xion's pictures to the first post as advertisement. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2010, 11:06:04 AM »

Half-assed attempt
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2010, 11:13:32 AM »


This is a pretty cool program.
Oh good golly gosh.
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