I released a new tool today! It takes pixel font "tilesets" and converts them into actual TTF fonts! It is also 100% web-based, meaning that you can try it out right now. And this post details the development process for it. Also it doesn't have a catchy name for now since I've not come up with a good pun yet.Continue reading
While developing HTML5 games using GameMaker Studio, it may eventually come to your attention that the game does not render at native resolution, depending on the device, looking variously blurry as result. This small post is about fixing that.Continue reading
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If you follow me on one or other social network, you might have seen me post this gif on April 1st.
Most readers were quick to suspect something, but what if I told you that it was more real than you might have thought?
This small post is about that.Continue reading
Illustrating why you should escape your URL parameters
If you are using HTTP requests in your GameMaker projects, you may need to encode parameters in URLs accordingly to prevent your requests from becoming accidentally (or less accidentally, if user input is involved) malformed.
With some luck you may have already found the script on YYG helpdesk, but there's a minor caveat - as of writing this post, it does not support Unicode, so any non-Latin glyphs will be lost in process. Also it's not as fast as it could be, coming from pre-GM:S days and all.
I have at one point implemented URL encoding for sfgml and have now made a cleaner-looking, single-script version of the function. This post is about that.Continue reading
It came to my attention that no one published a user defined language mode for Notepad++ that would allow you to view BB code tags in the editor relatively comfortably, so I decided to correct that omission by publishing mine.
As far as technical details go, there isn't anything of particular complexity here - various tags are defined as delimiters and URLs use the same trick that the built-in Markdown UDL uses.Continue reading
I was randomly asked whether I was going to write a summary-of-the-year post or anything, and I thought "sure, why not", and proceeded to spend a day doing that.Continue reading
FontForge comes with two scripting systems - largely-regular Python and an unnamed scripting language that uses the extension .PE.
While the documentation advices to prefer Python scripting where possible, it is still nice to be able to read the existing PE scripts easier.
This User Defined Language for Notepad++ aids with that, adding folding and syntax highlighting for built-in functions and variables of the scripting language.Continue reading