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Newcomers DBPro Corner / Can FPSC be used to create levels for a 3D Platformer in DBPro?

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PsychoMuffin
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Posted: 24th Mar 2014 21:58
I'm wondering if FPSC, the free version since I haven't purchased the full version as of yet, can be used to create levels/maps for use in a side-scrolling 3d-Platformer (similar to games like LittleBigPlanet) I'm planning on developing using Dark Basic Professional. Normally I'd have chosen to use Cartography Shop 4.1, however when I try to launch that program, I'm greeted with a message stating, "Failed to load color scheme ''.".
BMacZero
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MrValentine
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Posted: 27th Mar 2014 12:49
Quote: "I'd have chosen to use Cartography Shop 4.1, however when I try to launch that program, I'm greeted with a message stating, "Failed to load color scheme ''.". "


What system are you running on? have you tried running it as an admin? did you try a reinstall?

PsychoMuffin
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Posted: 27th Mar 2014 14:39
I believe I've tried running it as admin, but I'll double check to make sure.

Regardless however, while I was waiting for a response, I happened to stumble on a different program called MapScape, would anyone know if this would happen to be more preferable over Cartography Shop?
MrValentine
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Posted: 27th Mar 2014 15:21
MapScape by Evolved is much better than Cartography Shop, for CS is discontinued, and was an introductory tool to sell 3DWS which is also dead...

BatVink
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Posted: 28th Mar 2014 22:31
The tutorial BMacZero linked to is your best option, if it is suitable for the maps/levels you have in mind. The main reason is that it includes automatic occlusion of polys that are not visible, and light-maps the scene beautifully.

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