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  1. Lot of suff done today : asp visualizer, shaders and a bit of stratego ai.. I'm definitely going to sleep.
  2. Great idea! Another interesting topic would be "how to build a GUI" ,so for example stuff like: from object coordinates to screen coordinate, proportions of the GUI components, various resolutions issues etc!
  3. Working on an action-rpg :)
  4. Thanks for the answer but for many sprites it's very annoying! I've found a solution with Image Magick and its advanced command-line tool! If there are people interested, details are in this post : [url="http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/37198/sprite-sheet-generator"]http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/37198/sprite-sheet-generator[/url]
  5. Hello, I need to generate a sprite sheet with squared sprite for a 2D game. How can I generate a sprite sheet where each frame has x = y? The only think I have to do is to "insert" some blank space between sprites (in case y were > x in the original sprite). Is there any program that I can use to trasform "irregular" sprite sheets to "squared" sprite sheets?
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