I need some direction with getting started making a tile based game/map editor.
I've searched everywhere but nothing really answers my question, so I thought I'd ask myself.
Ok, before anyone says, I want to clear it up, I *want* to make a map editor and game separate applications and I have played around with Mappy and TileStudio, it's just I want to learn for myself. I know C++ and I own Visual Studio 2008.
The direction I need is I want to start making the map editor, but I cannot decide on what I should use to make it, should I use MFC (which I haven't learnt yet) or is there another alternative that is easier/better?
A bit of info if you need it, I just want to make a simple 2D tile map editor, make simple maps, export them in a format both my map editor and game can read.
I hope someone can give me some direction on where I should start exploring!