Useful
Inventions
Favorite
Quotes
Game
Design
Atari
Memories
Personal
Pages

Home > Atari Memories > #7800basic > Creating 7800basic Maps With the Tiled App

Creating 7800basic Maps With the Tiled App

By Atarius Maximus (adapted by Duane Alan Hahn, a.k.a. Random Terrain)

Tip Jar

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. (I get commissions for purchases made through certain links on this page.)

Original Post

I thought I'd review the steps on how to create a tiled background image for use with 7800basic, specifically for a map that will work with the 160A display mode along with 'set doublewide on' in your code. It works great and is a big time saver.

 

Before you start, all of your graphics should be completed. If you make any changes to your tileset graphics in the future, the changes will automatically be reflected in the map. Tiled does not create an image file, it creates an XML file that maps out and links to the different graphics images that you have. If you dramatically change your graphics images you will have to update your map file (or files).

 

Before we continue, here's a note from RevEng:

 

 

Time for Tiled

First, download the Tiled app.

 

Once you've installed it, select File->New.

New File

Make sure you select the correct options for your new map. Select an orthogonal orientation, XML format, 20x12 map size, and 8x16 tile size.

Orthogonal

Now you're ready to load up your tileset graphics. You can load multiple sets.

Multiple Sets

Click on browse to select your tileset. Make sure you set your options as seen in the screenshot.

Browse

Your first tileset is now loaded. I generally increase the size to 400% to make it easier to see.

400

You can now left click on a tile to use on the map, or hold down the CTRL button and select multiple tiles at a time.

Multiple Tiles

You can now draw on the map screen. If you hold the left button mouse down, you can drag the background tile to fill the map screen.

 
Drag

You can load multiple tilesets (each one will get its own tab). I generally increase the map size to 200% to make it easier to see.

 
200

Once you're happy with your map design you can save it as a tmx file and use it in your 7800basic program.

 
Happy

Back to Top

 

 

In Case You Didn't Know

 

B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.

 

 

Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.

 

 

Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.

 

 

Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.

 

 

Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.

 

 

Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.

 

Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda

 

 

Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I started taking those two supplements near the end of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses.

Disclaimer

View this page and any external web sites at your own risk. I am not responsible for any possible spiritual, emotional, physical, financial or any other damage to you, your friends, family, ancestors, or descendants in the past, present, or future, living or dead, in this dimension or any other.

 

Home Inventions Quotations Game Design Atari Memories Personal Pages About Site Map Contact Privacy Policy Tip Jar