I figure this would be a good place to post some graphics tools I use.
I use a sprite editor / animation tool designed for the C64 Called Spritepad
I has a great on-the-fly animation tool
I wrote an Excel spreadsheet to convert it's export format to Batari Basic format
I will only convert the first line of 8 sprites
Example with pacmania sprites I've been working on:
It requires "Muti-colour mode" & sprites to be all white with black transparency -OR- each horizontal line to have 1 color out of the 4 possible
If more than 1 color per line is used, the sprite will error out on converting
Export the sprite data to asm format:
open spreadsheet, goto data tab, click refresh all, choose the exported asm text file.
copy and paste the generated sprite listings and/or color codes into batari code
Works great for Visual Batari Basic!
NEW VER: Spritepad's export generates a placeholder for color, not the actual color, so I chose Grayscale code (finish color editing in Visual Batari Basic :
Written with Excel 2007 (will it work in OpenOffice?)
old ver: spr-asm to batari.zip 36.84KB 25 downloads
NEW VER: (Sprite displayed, partial color support):
spr-asm to batari 071217.zip 117.15KB 21 downloads
Edited by TheMajorHavoc, Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:34 PM.