Programming project idea

dorindorin Registered User regular
I'm wanting to start a new programming project, and looking for ideas on what to do. I'd like to make a simple tool, related to making games, but don't have anything more specific than that.

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    Does it have to fill a hole currently lacking in good tools, or are you just looking for a project to practice?

  • dorindorin Registered User regular
    Just practice

  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    99% of the tools I use are related to art assets and converting data to or from XML. How about a tool that reads a directory of images and generates xml based on the contents? That's sotra like something we use for real (except it reads a .fla instead) and feels like a tool that people would use for real.

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    How about an automated tool that will animate a set of spritesheets

  • dorindorin Registered User regular
    Korror wrote: »
    99% of the tools I use are related to art assets and converting data to or from XML. How about a tool that reads a directory of images and generates xml based on the contents? That's sotra like something we use for real (except it reads a .fla instead) and feels like a tool that people would use for real.
    What sort of data would be useful? I assume you are looking for something more than just a list of files

  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    In a real life situation, I'd probably be interested in the images dimensions so I could just run this tool, generate the xml and then use the xml when I'm loading these images from a server to make sure I set the correct dimensions and the images aren't warped when I load them in. I'm not 100% sure if that's possible though.

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  • dorindorin Registered User regular
    @Korror: Thanks for the suggestion. That turned out to be just what I was looking for. Here's the program if you're interested. gigashare.in/ea16f

  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    @dorin Nifty, I'll try it out.

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