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Free Image Converter from GSHelper.com

tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
edited October 2013 in Miscellaneous
Hey Everyone,

Brand new tool from GSHelper.com! GameSalad now supports TGA files which reduce load times for your games. But what if you have already done all your art in .PNG format? This handy converter takes care of the hassle for you!

And best of all, it’s free.

Courtesy of GSHelper.com!

- See more at: http://gshelper.com/shop/tools-2/gshelper-image-converter/

Edit: tga's only work in the nightly builds at the moment. they are hopefully coming soon to the public releases. Right @codewizard ?

It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

Comments

  • CodeMonsterCodeMonster ACT, AustraliaPosts: 1,078Member
    reduce load times? free? how can this get any better :D thanks @tenrdrmer for this post
  • ikhoataikhoata Posts: 53Member
    Thanks @tenrdrmer.
    I tried all the ways to reduce load time (no preload art, less actor at welcome screen...) but it seems no change, still needs 6 seconds to load a 40 MB retina iPad app.
    Will try this tool.
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    @ikhoata I don't recommend just flat converting everything. tga's are uncompressed images which means your file size will increase. so start out trying to apply the conversion to just the larger images in your game. its the process of uncorpressing the large ones that slows things down.

    Cheers
    Aaron

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • ikhoataikhoata Posts: 53Member
    Thanks @tenrdrmer.
    This gonna help many devs.
  • hzappshzapps Posts: 173Member, PRO
    Thank you. Your Rock!
  • gotyoursgotyours Posts: 246Member
    Cant get it to work on my mac
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    @gotyours can you send us a support ticket so we can try to forge out what's going on?

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • CodeMonsterCodeMonster ACT, AustraliaPosts: 1,078Member
    yeh this doesnt work on windows :(
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted to let you guys know we now have a Windows version on their too. Its of course free as well.

    Enjoy!

    Aaron

    http://gshelper.com/shop/tools-2/gshelper-image-converter/

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • fadamionfadamion Posts: 309Member, PRO
    So this is just recommended for larger images? About what size would that be? thanks for this I've tried it and it works great. I did find out that if you try to open a folder in the "select source file" opener it will crash.
  • Abigail111Abigail111 Posts: 5Member
    Hi there
    Thanks for your sharing.It's really helpful for me.My previous image converter is powerful.But it costs me some money.So i've expected a free image converter for a
    long time.I'd like to have a try.Thanks
  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 828Member, PRO
    I've download it but it crashes when i launch it... :(
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    @pinkio and/or everyone else. If you have a problem with this please contact us at gshelper. This thread is just to announce the tool. GS forums are not here to trouble shoot issues with our products.

    Cheers
    Aaron

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

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