I''m currently developing a 2D tile-based platformer, and I''ve gotten to the point where I''m going to have to create a level editor. I orginally planned on coding one with MFC, but one of my lead designers only has access to a Mac. Is JFC a viable alternative? Does anyone here have any experience with it?
I think you''ll find that JFC is a bunch easier to understand AND program than Windows. Couple this with the fact that it is cross platform, and you have yourself a winner.
I have a tile-based level editor written in Java, but I can''t find the code right now. I''ve got a hard copy, but I can''t send it to you like that. I''ll look for it, but it may have been erased (it was part of a package which I removed, but I thought I had a backup). It took me two days beginning to end to write it.
Ok, found a copy. Don''t know if it works, or how old a version it is. Anyway, you can find it at:
I''ll probably keep it up there until one day a year from now I realize that it is still sitting there taking up space. Anyway, check it out. I''d love any comments on it. I included some sample tilesets, but they aren''t really anything special. A tileset is just a gif (?) of a bunch of 16x16 pixel squares in a ?x? grid.