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CharPad is a free cross-development tool for designing character mode graphics and game maps for the Commodore 64 computer.



General Program Features...

Design character sets, tile sets and maps.
Pixel level editing of whole tiles at once (OR do it the old-school way).
Edit character materials for collision detection purposes.
Load and save SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit) compatible background files.
VICE Snapshot Ripper, extract level data from existing games.
Many useful operations such as scroll, flip, reflect and negative.
Multiple levels of undo/redo.


Improvements and changes in the latest version...

Complete redesign/rewrite/overhaul using C++/.NET framework.
Tile dimensions are now independently variable up to 8x8.
New GUI format can show all project data on screen at once.
Full screen map editing.
Zooming and smoothing of displayed images.
Bitmap import.
De-tiling/re-tiling using any desired tile size.
Improved compression algorithm.
No more "per tile cell" colouring mode, replaced with "per character".
New CTM5 project file format.


Downloads...

CharPad 2.0 Beta - 31/07/2015

CharPad 1.8 (Revision 3) - 03/09/2011

CharPad 1.0 - 08/05/2003