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Old 20 May 2020, 01:46   #1
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MapTapper seems to be frozen...

As an exercise, I am trying to rip the maps from "Solid Gold".
I managed to rip the first two ones (from level 1) but on the second level (password MEXICO), after finding the tiles, when I click on "Match Tiles", the search begins, then display "Checking for duplicate tiles..." and, nothing : the progress bar doesn't continue to progress.
I left the computer for more than one hour, but the progress bas hadn't moved at all
Any idea why such things may happen ?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 21 May 2020, 03:02   #2
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It depends on the data and how bad the match is. For example, if you select a small selection of near identical tiles, or a "run" of tiles that match lots of times (eg. a sequence like 1,2,3,4) it will find thousands of matches, and its also searching for any sequence that's similar in case your offset was wrong. So if the game has 2,3,4,5 it'll find that too.

Your best bet is to make a selection of tiles at least 3 rows of 3 (or 2 rows of 4) and you should have far better luck. If it matches to a sequence like "0,0,0 and 0,0,0 and 0,0,0" you'll probably find it locks up as there will be hundreds of thousands of matches and it's not a threaded search in the current version.

I'm aware of it but spare time is a rare thing.
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Old 12 June 2020, 01:15   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
Will have another go tomorrow, now that I again have a laptop under my hands.
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I generally only use the Map Search once if I can't work out the settings. The same settings usually across levels although you might have to adjust the tile and map start addresses a little.
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