Castle Designer v1.11 (+Android)

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Castle Designer v1.11 (+Android)

Post by tempestua » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:10 pm

I saw some good screenshots of a castle design program, but sadly it was only available through a web browser and has since been taken down. So I've taken it upon myself to write a Java application that some of you will hopefully find useful.

Features
  • Fast placement of buildings by dragging the mouse
  • Save and load castle designs locally (.png format for easy viewing later)
  • Share designs with other users by copying/pasting a text string into the export/import options (warning: These strings can end up quite large). Or you can just send your saved file to someone.
If you have Java installed, you only need the small StrongholdKingdomsCastleDesigner-1.10.jar file, if you don't have Java installed there is a ~60MB zip file provided that has Java bundled with it. This bundled Java will just sit there in that directory, i.e. it won't get "installed" in the normal way so no Firefox plugins or automatic updates etc.

https://github.com/DavidATGreen/strongh ... ag/v1.11.0

New!: There is now an Android version of the castle designer on the Google Play Store. Use this button to get it:

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Thankyou to DavidSpy for providing artwork to make it look awesome!

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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by bukland » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:38 pm

Hi very nice ty.
But i've a little problem, the last row of tiles in lower side of the castle is hidden, it there a way to resize the window so i can see the whole building area?

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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by tempestua » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi bukland. I've uploaded a new version (1.1) that should hopefully fix your problem. Let me know if it's still not working for you.

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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by bukland » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:49 pm

Great Thank-you it works :))

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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by tempestua » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:10 am

I've released a new version that makes it look a bit prettier. Instead of using plain colours it now uses images for most of the buildings.

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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by bukland » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:39 pm

yes it is better it gives a more precise idea :)

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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by DavidSpy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:01 pm

:D Wow, this is great, thank you ever so much. :D I was so sad when the web browser designer was taken down, having it local is so much better. I did some textures intending to make one myself. :lol:
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Re: Castle Designer Application

Post by tempestua » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:47 pm

You're very welcome DavidSpy - I'm glad you like it :)

I've uploaded a new version 1.3 (source and executable) that will warn you if you build too many of a certain building (i.e. more than 10 ballista towers).
I've also changed the look and feel to mimic whatever OS you're using so the Open/Save windows should look much better.

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Re: Castle Designer v1.3

Post by Ilok » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:56 pm

I like your Castle Designer very much! Thanks for it!

I have one remark: Gateways can't be built next to towers in the game. Could you implement that in your next version? Thanks!

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Re: Castle Designer v1.3

Post by tempestua » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:50 pm

Ilok wrote:I like your Castle Designer very much! Thanks for it!

I have one remark: Gateways can't be built next to towers in the game. Could you implement that in your next version? Thanks!
Thanks for letting me know - I'm not sure how I missed that one! :oops:
I've uploaded a new version that fixes it.

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