Gametools update!

new release of gametools (1.6.0).

  • – Wider support of texture format (from XNB assets)
  • – Several bug fixed (GXView UI mainly)
  • – Licensing system now using SLS
Working on the 3D model exports. It should be available in the next release. If you got a license for GameTools less than a month ago, contact me and i’ll send you a new one.
As usual, the download link is on the below page




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Gametools 1.5 Released!

Months after the initial release of gametools, I am very pleased to announce the release of the 1.5 version.

What changed? Not much, but a lot in the same time. The biggest modification was in the XNB support. Files are now parsed directly, not loaded in an XNA app to extract things. As a result, many limitations of the 1.0 version were fixed. (loading an asset on a different platform or with different profile for instance). It changed a lot the architecture of GXView. GXView is more stable, and a wider selection of XNB is viewable.

SpriteFont and Audio can now be previewed/extracted! And I expect to be able to load/extract 3D models and cubemaps really soon.

HMEdit can now generate normal maps (here above). So the tool is not only dedicated to landscape generation, but can help you to create good looking materials.

And ScreenBuddy can now batch-create thumbnails. (Useful to create thumbnails out of a folder containing images, or to generate websites thumbnails)

The licensing terms did not change, nor the download page. I want to warmly thank every donator. It really helped to keep this project alive, and I hope you will like this new version.

The download page: here

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GXView 1.0.2b available, testers welcome!

Hello everyone, and Happy new year!

I improved a little GXView, and here is the latest version! Here below are the key features:

Image manipulation

  • – resize (bicubic, linear or no interpolation)
  • – very straightforward cropping function
  • – undo-redo
  • – rotate
  • – save as…
  • – compile as XNB asset
  • – next/prev image (like the windows image preview)
  • – screen captures
  • – Useful infos : coordinates, RGB, YUV…

3D viewer

  • – Loads FBX, .X or compiled XNB
  • – Compile into XNB
  • – Display useful info (polygon counter, face counter…)

XML

  • – Simple XML Editor/Viewer

3D Environment

  • – Heightmap generator (perlin)

The video capture is still in progress, and the 3D env should evolve a lot soon.

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GXView

There it is! GXView 1.0 beta is released!

GXView is a simple tool designed to make life easier for game developers. Particularly if you work with XNA, this tool is made for you. There will be more later, but the current version already contains many cool features. (xml editor, xnb reader/compiler, 3d viewer, texture resizer, screen capture…)

By the way, it’s still a beta version, so any feedback will be appreciated!


GXView Infos & downloads

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