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Tiled TMX export

LDtk allows you to export your project to TMX files, along with the normal LDtk JSON file.

This feature ONLY exists as a temporary method to load a LDtk project JSON in a game framework that only supports TMX files.

It is strongly advised to parse the LDtk JSON file to get the best results.

LDtk can export to TMX format

How to enable Tiled export


  • Because of LDtk ability to stack multiple tiles in a single grid cell, tiles (from tile layers or auto-layers) might be exported as multiple Tiled layers.
  • IntGrid layer type: the array of Integer values is exported as a tile layer with a dummy tilesheet containing small plain squares.
  • Array of values in Entities: Tiled only supports basic types like Int or Float. Therefore, any array of value in LDtk will be exported to sequential values in Tiled properties (eg. an Array of Int "myArray" = [10,6,15] will become the following properties in Tiled: myArray_0 = 10, myArray_1 = 6 and myArray_2 = 15)
  • Points and Enums value types: they will be exported as String in Tiled.
  • Entity coordinates: the pixel coordinate of an Entity will always be based on its top-left corner. However, you can retrieve LDtk original coordinate values using the following Tiled properties : __anchorX/__anchorY (pixel coordinates) and __cx/__cy (grid based coordinate).