What is it?
It’s a program that can converts BMP, PNG, PCX and GIF format images into raw or compressed 8×8 pixel separated-bitplane tile data suitable for inclusion in SMS and GG homebrew programs. At the same time, it optimises duplicate tiles, creates a tilemap to recreate the original image and converts the palette for you.
BMP2Tile 0.40 (323KB) - includes source and demos.
Additional compression DLLs:
- Phantasy Star Gaiden tile compression (24KB with source)
- Sylvan Tale tilemap compression (48KB without source; by Nick)
- 1bpp tile conversion (2KB with source)
- 18/3/09 0.40
Rewrote the tile/tilemap code, it’s much faster now; added plugin support; removed 1/2/3bpp output support, plugins can do that now.
- 4/4/05 0.35
Fixed a stupid bug with 8-bit images; modified demo to use more varied source images to help with testing, and included source that got left out of 0.34.
- 31/3/05 0.34
Relaxed image size restrictions as far as possible; added some checking of formats when saving to avoid nonsensical option combinations; added more decompressor code and demos.