Hey guys, I’m back! Did anyone miss me? Didn’t think so, I doubt anyone still here remembers me…
Anyway, nostalgia is not the point of this topic, this topic is firmly rooted in the present version of Eclipse.
I’ve come back after a great long time to find much has changed. Some for the better, some for the worse. Its good to see that progress is now being made and updates are happening, but I do have a concern. Hearing that a previously open source project went closed source set alarm bells ringing. Has anyone chased up the licences for the versions above EO4 in the ‘code tree’ that is the long and colorful history of the Eclipse Engine to check compatibility?
On a slightly lighter note, I’m starting a new game project, but can’t find any info on the formats/layouts etc. for the art assets. I mean, I can see that they’re all png files, but I have questions like;
Can I make the tiles an arbitrary size?
Can I make sprites an arbitrary size?
How do autotiles actually work?
What order do the frames come in on sprite sheets?
and so on…
Is there a handy-dandy “all you need to know about creating art assets for Eclipse” that I can send to my artist friend?