Sunday, November 17, 2013

LayOut 0.1: A Track Editor for OutRun

LayOut: A Track Editor For OutRun
It's finally here. Create your own OutRun tracks and edit the original ones.

  • Track Editing: Create your own OutRun tracks from scratch
  • Import: Edit original OutRun tracks and supporting data
  • Scenery Pattern editor
  • Height Pattern editor
  • Road, Sky & Ground Palette editing
  • Realtime Preview
  • Export and play tracks using CannonBall.
  • Export to original arcade ROMs coming soon.

Download LayOut here.

You will also need the latest version of CannonBall.
You will definitely need to read the manual. And I'd welcome input to make the manual clearer. 

New Forum:
There's a new forum here.
Hopefully this will be a more useful place to post tracks, report bugs and ask questions than the blog comments. Thanks to Steve (Tipus4u) for volunteering to set this up and provide the hosting.

What's Next? 
I'll focus on LayOut support and fixing the inevitable bugs that will be found. However, I need to take a break from LayOut in terms of implementing new features for a short period. I have an exciting hardware/software project planned that I'm working on with Colin from the Jamma+ forums. I'll post some details on that in due course. 


Unknown said...

Congrats on the launch! Can't wait to have a play around :)

Supper said...

It's great to see this finally released! I gave it a whirl yesterday and (aside from a few mysterious crashes) had a blast just throwing down random bits of track. Really makes me appreciate the beauty of this game.

Thanks for all your hard work!

yt said...

If you can reproduce any crashes, feel free to send the details through!