Impact

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8 years ago by Mitch

I bought the program, unzipped it, and opened up the weltmeister file. It brings me to the editing page in firefox. So I make a new layer and call it "main". Then I click the tileset box and the only thing that comes up is file:///C:/impact/weltmeister.html. Then when I press space on the layer, no tiles come up. Please explain what I need to do.

8 years ago by stahlmanDesign

You have to choose a tileset, meaning some image file that contains your artwork to make the level. Start by playing with the jump n' run demo which includes some art.

8 years ago by MikeL

I'd also recommend going through and following all of the steps for the pong tutorial. You'll need to pull the tiles from Impact's pong example.

8 years ago by Mitch

How do I choose a tileset? and where do I find one?

8 years ago by 80bit

As MikeL explained, you will learn a lot of the basics from following the Pong tutorial:

http://impactjs.com/documentation/video-tutorial-create-a-game

It is also very important that you be running a web server on your local machine or else upload your development project to a web server as the files will not just work straight out of the zip file into your browser.

8 years ago by Mitch

ok one more question, I used XAMPP and made a web server thing. In the instructions it says to put Impact into its root directory, but idk how to do that. Can anyone explain how to put impact onto the server?

8 years ago by 80bit

Sorry, dude super busy, but the internet is your friend. :)

http://www.a3webtech.com/index.php/xampp-2.html

8 years ago by Mitch

can you atleast tell me where to paste a impact file into? I put it into the htdocs folder and nothing happened when I went to http://localhost/xampp/

8 years ago by 80bit

if you go to http://localhost/ you should see whatever you put in your htdocs folder.

8 years ago by Mitch

When I go to http://localhost it brings me to http://localhost/xampp. Is that normal? And where would I see "impact" on the screen? I put the file into the htdocs folder.

8 years ago by 80bit

its important to remember that impact does not run as a traditional packaged & compiled software application would run. It is a javascript framework, meaning that it is a set of tools to speed up the development of a game that you would create by using actual hand-written javascript code.

the weltmeister visual editor is only for the level development aspect of the game engine, but to actually make a game work you will be doing a lot of actual javascript coding, so you must ensure you are comfortable with those principles, or at least comfortable enough to learn the ropes before you proceed.

have you been able to sit down and watch the Pong tutorial from start to finish? Im sorry if i sound patronizing, im truly just trying to be helpful, but your answers to the questions so far lead to the assumption that you might be jumping in head first without understanding some of the basics first.

8 years ago by fugufish

yeah definitely try out the Pong tutorial, and any video tutorial you can get from the site. I spent my first few hours learning by just watching the vids over & over again.

8 years ago by dominic

Quote from Mitch
When I go to http://localhost it brings me to http://localhost/xampp. Is that normal? And where would I see "impact" on the screen? I put the file into the htdocs folder.

If you unpacked Impact in htdocs/impact/, try http://localhost/impact/
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