Version Converters

Posted:
14 Mar 2009 at 00:13

zapS has released two incredibly obvious, and equally useful, utilities, the TSF to 1.23 J2L/J2T converters. These easy-to-use programs take levels and tilesets that have been unnecessarily saved or compiled in the TSF JCS and (assuming they or their tilesets are small enough) convert them to 1.23-compatible files. Unless someone specifically uses more than 1023 tiles in their level or tileset — and there are what, twenty tilesets in existence taking actual advantage of the TSF tile limit? — you need never again complain about things being saved in TSF. Obviously you should have bought TSF yourself long ago, but if you didn’t, now you can play things made by people who did! And if you did, now you can release your works to maximum enjoyment.
Shrunken Jazz, Subsurfacia, Hustar… bring them on, JCS Users! And Chandie had better get a whole new set of fans.

TSF to 1.23 J2L Converter
TSF to 1.23 J2T Converter

- Violet CLM


Comments

FawFul on 14 Mar 2009 at 12:17

and the J2L convertor does convert the animated tiles to! (what overlords patch screwed up : D)

plunK on 14 Mar 2009 at 18:25

Im pretty sure you mean TSF to 1.23 not 1.23 to TSF

cooba on 14 Mar 2009 at 19:21

fixed

FQuist on 14 Mar 2009 at 22:20

not going to code it myself, but would it be an idea to somehow apply the TSF->1.23 utility to TSF uploads that don’t have a correct reason to be TSF?

blurredd on 14 Mar 2009 at 23:08

It would be better to just tell people when they submit a file that if the upload is TSF, they should convert it to 1.23 if possible. And also point out that 1.23 can’t play TSF levels even if it uses a 1.23 tileset. And indicate how to find out which version of JJ2 the uploader has. I actually came up with all of this yesterday, but I wanted to test out the zapS’ programs first, which I still haven’t.

Also, for Shrunken Jazz, Subsurfacia, Hustar and all other awesome TSF tileset, we should make official 1.23 versions—with the permission of the authors if possible—so that we don’t have multiple versions of the tilesets floating around.

Slaz on 14 Mar 2009 at 23:36

There is a bunch of players who only have TSF, and a bunch who just don’t know there’s a difference.. I haven’t ever bothered about the versions because I didn’t knew they were incompatible with each other until I came to J2O, and like most others here I had both versions for long back then.

PT32 on 15 Mar 2009 at 02:24

There’s also a bunch of people who have both….
Lolz. I need to check this stuff out.

CrimiClown on 16 Mar 2009 at 15:50

Instead of auto-correcting the version and such, why not provide a link in the upload form next to the 1.23/TSF box? The link should lead to an article on the difference between 1.23 and TSF, how to tell which version you have and how to convert them back (using these programs).

blurredd on 16 Mar 2009 at 16:20

That’s actually exactly what I’m planning to do. Expect changes soon.

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