Changing the map size

12-5-2017

Be prepared to be dazzled by images

Whoa pictures…

The map that comes with the example code is a rather large map 11×2 or 22 screens in total. While the map size is compressed, it still takes up valuable space, so we need to reduce it to our 1×1 map size.

Our Original map

It’s Huge!

Nice map, but it’s not what we need for this game. Ours will be a much simpler map, none at all. Just a single screen.

Drill to the /gfx folder and open up map.tmx to see the large map in all its glory, now it’s time to destroy it.

Drill to map – resize map

You can see the map is 175 tiles wide by 21 tiles high.

The tile layout for a Spectrum game using either FASE or Churrera is 10 tiles high by 15 tiles wide. This is based on a tile size of 16 pixels wide by 16 pixels tall.

So to resize the image, it’s a simple process of setting the tile hight and width to reflect this.

Press OK, Save and Bingo.

Map size achieved, back to your regular programming.

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Author: andydansby

I'm a hobbyist coder working with the ZX Spectrum. Living in New York state near the Syracuse area. I grew up in Virgina. The first computer my parents bought for me was a Timex Sinclair 2068.

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