A regular tessellation of a surface to create uniform, contiguous cells arranged in a consistent pattern.

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Keeping player aligned to grid in Pacman

I am making a Pacman game using XNA. The game is tile based, with each tile being 32 pixels. As the player moves, I need to know whenever it is perfectly on a tile (ie position of 32, 64, etc...) so ...
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place sprites in grid pattern within an area

I have been trying to do this for a few hours in unity now but cant get my head around it. basically i have 4 points(vector3) 1 each for the 4 corners topleft, topright, bottomleft, bottomright. now i ...
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2D grid based placement (limited to 1 tile in each direction) in Unity

I've been trying to get my head around this for hours now, I hope one of you is able to help. I'm trying to make a small game (2D using sprites) that allows you to place blocks (tiles). That is ...
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what is the simplest way to get player selection system like checkers in unity 3d c#

like lets say the board is a top down grid like if your were in front of an actual checkers board i want to figure out how i would be able to select/deselect a piece then select/deselect a space on ...
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Algorithm for exploring/filling grid map

I'm working on a small game that takes place on a grid map. I'd like to write an AI that is able to explore the grid map by filling as much of its available space as possible. From any given position ...
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Path finding in 2D grid for objects that can rotate and bigger than one tile (Tetris)

I'm trying to check if there is a path between two locations in a Tetris board. On this question it tells how to account for different shapes: Path finding in grid for objects that occupy more than ...
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AI remembering obstacles without a grid

For some research purpose I've build a small tanks game where you have 1 tank controlled by a player and one or more NPC tanks. Now I want these NPC tanks to navigate through a field which they have ...
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How can I make grid tiles/plane transparent

I have made a grid using multiple planes. Now I want to place a image on this grid so that user cant see the grid I have made and I ll have access of all points of the image using grid. The problem ...
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Determine if set of connected tiles can fit inside grid

Feel free to edit the title; I had a hard time figuring out how to explain it in a single line. Here goes. I'm trying to generate these grids automatically, and randomly. I have a grid of 25 tiles (...
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Proper Line of Sight in tile based game

My rendering engine currently takes "xMin, yMin, xMax, yMax" to render a rectangular region of tiles, and will automatically scale based on the size of the panel it is rendering to. However, I am ...
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Increment grid by rotation

I'm currently working on a grid for snapping objects side by side. My current script is working fine, but only for game objects which haven't been rotated. Here is an example video of the problem: ...
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Creating LOS zones on a 2D grid for chase AI

I have a 2D grid, around 20x20, stored as an array. Each grid cell can contain an opaque object or not. I also already have an algorithm to calculate LOS between any two squares via Bresenham. I want ...
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Aligning pathfinding to the center of tiles?

I'm looking to achieve tile by tile movement in a project I'm working on. I employed the use of the asset Simply A* Path-finding to allow a unit to navigate the terrain. Since the tiles are ...
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Help with a Fast 2D Grid-Based world rendering technique

First I'm going to give you my current situation and explain what I'm attempting. I will then pose my question below. I will attempt to include a "TL;DR" for those of you who prefer things to be ...
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How do I code a 2D tile map? [closed]

I'm new to game development and I want to know how to create a tile map. The map should be divided into squares, such that each square represents a location like x : 10, y : 10. The width and height ...
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Fluid Particle Grid

So recently I have been looking at some fluid simulation techniques, specifically Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. One of the key components is a grid to avoid O(n^2) searches. I have been having some ...
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Path finding in hex grid based game

I'm making a TBS with hex grid. Player can move units from one hex to another using bridges, which will be randomly generated. I'm using cubic and axial coordinate system for my grid, it's well ...
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Detecting Units on a Grid

I am making a little turn based strategy game in pygame, that uses a grid system as the main map to hold all the characters and the map layout. (Similar to Fire Emblem, or Advance Wars) I am trying ...
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Best way to create a 2D right-triangle grid

I would like to create a 2D right triangle grid for a game I am working on. Currently I am creating creating a 2D square grid, and each square contains 2 triangles. I am wondering, is there a way to ...
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C++ How to implement a spatial hash (for a 2d Game)

I feel kind of silly for asking this question, but are there examples or tutorials on how to implement a spatial hash (grid/cell-based partitioning), preferably in C++? I'm stuck and I have no idea ...
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Detect if square in grid is within a diamond shape

So I have a game in which basically everything is a square inside a big grid. It's easy to check if a square is inside a box whose center is another square: *** x *o* --> x is not in o's ...
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Shifting values or tiles on a 2D grid (1D array)

I recently turned my practice project into a match3-type game. The game uses a 6x10 grid, internally stored into a single array, with each item being a positive integer (0-based). I have a function ...
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AI on a 2d grid in python

I'm trying to figure out how to do a simple search/chase AI. I know that I'm going to have to search around the mob entity to figure out if the player is close enough, I could probably get that done ...
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Finding flexible patterns in a 2D grid

I'm stumped trying to create a matching algorithm for my game. I have a 2D grid like this for example: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 1, 2, 2, 1, 0 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0 0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0 0, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0 0, 0, ...
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How to find all the possible places to go on a grid?

Given the amount of steps you can take in a grid, how could I implement a way to get all the possible places a unit can go to, in a game like Advanced Wars? I have currently got A* path finding ...
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Storing tile grid in a matrix: row major vs column major

I'm using a generic matrix container to store the tile grid for my RTS game. This is where I am confused: a matrix is traditionally row major, i.e. matrix(0, 10) means 'at 0th row, 10th column.' A ...
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Should I take line thickness into consideration for a grid based light game?

I'm currently rewriting some horrific code I wrote for a prototype and have stumbled right at the start! The game I'm working on revolves around directing light and there is a small ambiguity in ...
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Any way to set up a grid for a board game in cocos 2d?

My first idea was to create a 2d array for my columns and rows, but it seems like there should be a better, or possibly cleaner, way to achieve this. Each square on the grid is going to have a ...
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AI and shapes in 2D Grid

I'm working on a grid- and turn-based strategy rpg. My problem is concerning finding best position for my AI to use a skill. But lets start at the beginning. My plan is to make each skill an action ...
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How to code a Game Grid in Java?

Suppose I wanted to code a game grid in java. Not an abstract text one but an actual grid with graphics and 'cells'. Would I have to draw line by line or is there a more efficient way? Also how would ...
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Converting hexagon grid coordinate system

As I have been building on a RTS game based on hexagon grid built in javascript. I stumbled across a problem regarding the coordinate system. Have been trying to implement a A-star system to find ...
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How can I make a tile appear on top of another without completely blocking the tile below?

Making a small RPG with libdgx just for learning about how to draw tiled maps and move around in them. I've got the tiles drawn and OrthographicCamera stuff figured out so I can see my world. My ...
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Getting fastest path on a grid

How would I go about finding the fastest path to connect two points on a grid? I'm making a 2D game and the map is based around a grid. I need to be able to account for any blocked tiles that the ...
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How to detect collision of a wall with grid movement?

I have this little game, where my player is moving around a simple level, using a grid based movement script (See code below). My problem is that I have tried to implement a 2D raycast, which has to ...
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Logic that can traverse all possible layouts, but not checking every combination of identical pieces?

Suppose we have a grid of arbitrary size, which is filled by blocks of various widths and heights. There are many 2x2 blocks (meaning they take a total of 4 cells in the grid) and many 3x3 blocks, as ...
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How do I match and clear sequences 3 adjacent coloured blocks?

I'm making a game with elements of a match-3 puzzler (such as Columns, Bejeweled or Tetris Attack). I don't know where to begin creating an efficient algorithm for matching and clearing. My ...
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How do I correctly shift arrays on a Tetris line clear?

I'm writing a Tetris clone in C++ and I am at the last stage, I need to delete a row when it is full. Once a piece falls it is stored in a boolean array grid[20][10]. For example I check which row is ...
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What is easiest way to move towards and along the edge on a hex grid?

I have a hexagonal grid with variable radius. My entity can move exacly 2 hexes per turn. How should I calculate next step towards border and afterwards travelling clockwise around map? Preferred ...
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How should I store a procedurally generated grid level of an infinite size?

I have a 2d grid level. It infinitely grows. If it was not of infinite size, a 2D array would be perfect, as I need to constantly have each grid talk to its neighbors. For example, with a 2D array,...
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Finding the “Important” nodes of a grid path

On a Navmesh Grid, all nodes are essentially vertices or turn-points so the returned path is efficient in that it only involves points where an entity must change its direction. A grid path, however, ...
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Finding neighboring coordinates on offset tile map

I have a grid of hexagonal tiles. Every other row is slightly offset for visual reasons. Imagine a player touches any tile - I need to compare the coordinate of that tile, with any tile they touch ...
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How Efficiently preform collision detection in NxN rectangle grid

i have simple level that constructed from NxN rectangle grid some of the rectangles are walls and some of them are the path the player allowed to move only on the path they are also rectangle from the ...
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Simplify paths when a user builds

I am looking for some guidance on how to simplify my nodes on a path when a user builds on the fly. Imagine a path like this with a gap: Logically 3 nodes are required 2 connected one isolated. ...
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Implementing movement on a grid

I have a simple snake game, where I have other NPC snakes on the field. How do I calculate the movement of those other snakes so that they did not hit walls, and each other? So far I have it like ...
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How to implement uniform grids

Up until now, I implemented all-against-all collision detection in my games. It worked fine. But I reached a point where implementing this kind of collision detection, makes the game run poorly, ...
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Filling in gaps in a grid

I have a set of terrain sprites available to represent terrain: Flat North-South Straight Cliff (x 2 allowing for slope direction either way) West-East Straight Cliff (x 2 allowing for slope ...
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Travelling in a 2D grid

I have a 2D grid (x,y coordinates) where each cell corresponds to each pixel of the interface that I am working with and I have a point A(x1,y1). Now I need to travel around in the grid, and I wont ...
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3D Planetary gravity

so i am making a thing in javascript and i want to have planetary gravity in my "universe". But when i use an equation to calculate the acceleration by gravity i get one number. That is how fast the ...
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Implementation of finding an index in a 1D array for a triangular grid

Am using a while loop to find an index within a 1D array, is there an easier, less-time-consuming and/or mathmatical way to find the index? Consider the next grid: 4 o |\ | \ | ...
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How can I highlight and move to adjacent tiles in an isometric grid?

I trying to create a turn-based strategy game where you move a game object from one tile of a grid to another tile near it. I have created the grid using sprites and game objects but can't sort out ...