Newb question about player tiles

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Newb question about player tiles

Post by jimbox114 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:51 pm

So I followed the 4.5 tutorial and thought everything clicked together pretty good. Started making my own top down style game similar to the tutorial and ran into a problem. I have been working on my own character from scratch. Everything is sized properly and there are no bad pixels. Problem is when I go to the player tab its showing my background tiles instead of player and I can't find anything online on how to change it. I have tried several searches and found several videos on how to make player one but they just show loading in a file and poof its in the player section already.

I am using 4.5 and I am using the module from the tutorial. Otherwise it is a new project.
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Re: Newb question about player tiles

Post by mouse spirit » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:08 pm

Ok so look into this. Your CHR pic files, in Graphicassets, if you go to your 4.5 nesmaker folder..Scroll down to find ...GameObjectTiles.bmp.
Does it look like background graphics? Because it should be player objects such as player and weapon and maybe death animation.
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Re: Newb question about player tiles

Post by mouse spirit » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:12 pm

And then look at where you see your player graphics. Are they in that folder? Are they in a background image instead?
If not then im sorry,maybe its a glitch.
Also a "tile" more references background stuff here, where as a player graphic or sprite will reference a graphic that is not background mostly ,fyi. :ugeek:
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Re: Newb question about player tiles

Post by jimbox114 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:27 pm

Thanks for the reply. Gameobjecttiles.bmp was blank. I had it saved as player1.bmp. The only other filled graphic file is background1.bmp which is my background tiles.

So I guess when I start saving this stuff I should stick with using the predefined filenames in the future?

I loaded gameobjecttiles.bmp and loaded my player1.bmp and cut and pasted it into gameobjecttiles.bmp. It still is showing the background tiles under player though.
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Re: Newb question about player tiles

Post by mouse spirit » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:31 pm

Absolutely correct. Do not rename those files. Try a fresh start maybe.
Now when editing a picture file, open the correct one. edit, save all within the editor.
If using say photoshop, dont rename or change filetypes, just save over itself and in the same folder.
These picture files should always beeeeeeeee..... the same size that they started as......the same name they started with......and be for the exact purpose they are labeled for.
So in short, only change how they look. And no problem.
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Re: Newb question about player tiles

Post by jimbox114 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:31 pm

Ok think I got it I still had the wrong file listed under my project settings. Have it showing the proper graphic now.

Thanks so much for your help.
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Re: Newb question about player tiles

Post by mouse spirit » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:35 pm

It takes a while to get used to all this. Your first game will most likely be the most broken crap ever, which is fine. Im sure
everyones is.... mine was atleast.You dont want your masterpiece to have all these errors anyway.
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