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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:44 AM

Mercator is an Android application that can stitch PC texture packs into MCPE 0.8.0-style texture packs, and vise versa.

This is mainly to help people port desktop terrain packs, although it may also help those who are updating existing texture packs (since they can unstitch their current pack with Mojang's unstitcher, and re-stitch with this tool)

Currently, the application is in an extremely early stage of development.
What works:
- Unstitching the terrain-atlas.tga file into a Desktop-style resource pack directory of .pngs
- Stitching named .pngs back into the TARGA file
What doesn't work:
- Choosing the files. You have to put the extracted terrain-atlas.tga and the terrain.maps files on /sdcard
- Transparency: I didn't take into account premultiplied alphas, so semitransparent textures are screwed up
- Mapping: some .pngs have wrong names compared to their desktop counterparts

This demo release is alpha quality. I've put a timer on the release so that the demo expires in four days. Expect a better demo before then.

Download: http://zhuoweizhang....tor-release.apk
Source code: https://github.com/zhuowei/Mercator
(Please ask me before redistributing this in source or binary format, as I'm not ready to choose a license yet. Pointing people to the official download above is OK.)
Spoiler: screenshots
This application uses code derived from the JOGL project. Thanks! Their license can be read on https://github.com/z...a/TGAImage.java

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:03 AM

it will easy to mod fo new items and adding blocks good idea
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:40 AM

This helps a lot!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:09 AM

This is really great. Before I used an app where I could copy a block texture and paste it to mcpe's terrain.png, but then it wouldn't be the exact same. All the transparent textures turned black and the colors were off. Then I just used Paint. Which was 10 times better. Now this app comes along so I won't have to even use a computer. Thanks alot 500ISE

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:17 AM

In my country and some other countrys in Europe Mercator is  supermarket :P but good job
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:46 AM

Dosent work for me

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

Why was it named Mercator anyway? :P
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:33 PM

Anyway I would find it on PC more useful. But porting it shouldn't be a big problem.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:49 PM

The app doesn't seem to work. But it would be a great app tho. You would have much more varieties of texture packs.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

View Post500 Internal Server Error, on 01 December 2013 - 05:44 AM, said:

Mercator is an Android application that can stitch PC texture packs into MCPE 0.8.0-style texture packs, and vise versa.

This is mainly to help people port desktop terrain packs, although it may also help those who are updating existing texture packs (since they can unstitch their current pack with Mojang's unstitcher, and re-stitch with this tool)

Currently, the application is in an extremely early stage of development.
What works:
- Unstitching the terrain-atlas.tga file into a Desktop-style resource pack directory of .pngs
- Stitching named .pngs back into the TARGA file
What doesn't work:
- Choosing the files. You have to put the extracted terrain-atlas.tga and the terrain.maps files on /sdcard
- Transparency: I didn't take into account premultiplied alphas, so semitransparent textures are screwed up
- Mapping: some .pngs have wrong names compared to their desktop counterparts

This demo release is alpha quality. I've put a timer on the release so that the demo expires in four days. Expect a better demo before then.

Download: http://zhuoweizhang....tor-release.apk
Source code: https://github.com/zhuowei/Mercator
(Please ask me before redistributing this in source or binary format, as I'm not ready to choose a license yet. Pointing people to the official download above is OK.)
Spoiler: screenshots
This application uses code derived from the JOGL project. Thanks! Their license can be read on https://github.com/z...a/TGAImage.java

Just telling you...
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:41 PM

View PostQyMineAsap, on 02 December 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:



Just telling you...
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:25 PM

View PostGoldenApple123, on 02 December 2013 - 05:41 PM, said:

Lol! Posted Image

And btw, it's not a very good supermarket but the app seems great! :P
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

View PostQyMineAsap, on 02 December 2013 - 08:25 PM, said:

And btw, it's not a very good supermarket but the app seems great! Posted Image
Hahahaha!

View PostQyMineAsap, on 02 December 2013 - 08:25 PM, said:

And btw, it's not a very good supermarket but the app seems great! Posted Image
I cant use it because its an apk file but I'll be able to use it when its released on google play! :)

View PostQyMineAsap, on 02 December 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:

Just telling you...
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And did you go there just to get a photo of that or did you get it offline ? (I'm guessing offline because your up in space working with the ISS. :P
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

View PostGoldenApple123, on 02 December 2013 - 09:11 PM, said:

Hahahaha!


I cant use it because its an apk file but I'll be able to use it when its released on google play! Posted Image


And did you go there just to get a photo of that or did you get it offline ? (I'm guessing offline because your up in space working with the ISS. Posted Image

We are going Off Topic but ok, I went to a magical thing called Google Images and typed in "Mercator" Bling! :P
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:15 PM

View PostQyMineAsap, on 02 December 2013 - 09:14 PM, said:

We are going Off Topic but ok, I went to a magical thing called Google Images and typed in "Mercator" Bling! Posted Image
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:48 PM

View PostHexdro, on 01 December 2013 - 11:02 AM, said:

Why was it named Mercator anyway? Posted Image

I think because of the Mercator representation of Earth in a map :P

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:56 PM

Great!

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:32 AM

Beta 2 uploaded.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

Can't wait. Will it have support for animated textures? I doubt it. It would be swag times 1337 if it does.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

I don't understand why you put a timer on it because it should be easy to remove :P
If it runs it's own activity you can simply decompile the app, remove the activity, and then recompile.
Also you could use LuckyPatcher to remove the activity and then rebuild modified APK.
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