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

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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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Finding a moving target in a maze

I'm making a game that is a bit of a mix of snake and pacman. Basically, two players go through the maze and each time they pick up a piece of candy, a cube is added to their tail. If one player ...
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Show a range grid movement as3

How do I show range of grid movement in AS3? When player controls a character and chooses "move" options, the grid of movement will be displayed as 3 grid of X, 4 grid of Y (Both sides, + and -). So, ...
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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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Round position to center of current grid position

The title may not make sense, nor may the question - I'll try nevertheless. I'm attempting to make a game similar to The Powder Toy. Essentially, this is a physics simulation game, where the users ...
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How to attach a sprite to a TMXTiledMap at a particular coordinate, in AndEngine?

I am trying to add a sprite at a "grid" location on the tiled map. The TMX tiled Map is like a grid, and you can access the size of the grid by calling mTMXtiledMap.getTileRows() and ...
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How would I go about making a movement system like Mario Party?

Main question How would I go about getting a movement system similar to the one they have in Mario Party only minus the dice roll? Things I have researched I have been studying the uses for ...
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Detect clusters of tokens on an x y grid

Ok, so I have a two dimensional grid working on integer x and y coordinates. Each of this coordinates can have one and only one token on it. The tokens have the capability of check and return an ...
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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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2d grid vision(eye sensor) for a neural network bot?

I have a 2d grid and neural network bots living above it. What is a good way to give them vision of tiles in front of them? Below I describe my idea that I don't know how to efficiently(or ...
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Laying an hexagonal 3d grid on a 2d-isometric game

I'm trying to create an hexagonal grid for my 2D game, but I got stuck when determining what exact angles/rotation for this 3d plane to have in order to fit with the current 2d isometric art. So right ...
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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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Creating placement grid in Unity

I'm fairly new to C# and Unity, so I don't really know much about it. I want to create an RTS like game where you have a huge grid that the whole world is placed on. Then you can place houses, walls ...
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How do I generalise Bresenham's line algorithm to floating-point endpoints?

I'm trying to combine two things. I'm writing a game and I need to determine the grid squares lying on a line with the floating-point endpoints. Moreover I need it to include all the grid squares ...
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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 ...
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Why don't we use octogonal maps instead of hexagonal maps?

I understand the advantage of hexagonal tiles over square ones. But why aren't octagons used instead? I would think they would provide better, more natural movement in eight directions. I was ...
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List cells in a 2D grid that belong in a sector / portion of a circle

Are there any algorithms to find out which cells in a 2D grid lie inside/is part of a slice of a circle - a pie slice shaped region? Essentially, as per image below, I need to list out all the green ...
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Collision between complex polyominoes travelling at different velocities

My first post here if there's anything wrong please do highlight it :) First and foremost the problem I'm facing is practically identical to this earlier post here : Falling Blocks and complex shapes ...
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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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Positioning game object on a grid

I am learning how to code by programming easy, 2D games. Here I want to try to get only a map, like in strategy games (2D isometric) and put new objects (pictures) on it. In short: I want load a big ...
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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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How to test for adjacency?

I need to come up with a better way to test for adjacency in a grid environment. Imagine that the blue is water, the green is land, and the red dot is a character. What I need to do is efficiently ...
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Unity: Can I use sprites for tiles to overlay a grid over a plane mesh?

I have a plane mesh in Unity. I have various other meshes on this plane (props) with tags that denote the areas under these props are unwalkable. I raycast, project and generate a grid on this plane ...
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how to avoid circular references between objects and map

I've been working on a turn based tactics game on a grid. I've been trying to figure out how to store and relate the grid and the objects on it. Essentially, my question boils down to how to ask ...
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need a pathfinding algorithm from 1 column to another

grid contains weights and I need a max path sum from one column to another possible movement directions are (right, up & down only). Can Djikstra or A* help ??
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Best way to handle cornering in a 2D maze game?

I want to implement smooth cornering in a grid, much like Pacman moving in his maze. A big difference with Pacman, my characters can stop- thus the player has to keep pressing the controls to keep ...
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Analyzing movement data for a checkerboard

For a psychology experiment - subject has to learn that the 2D grid is a checkerboard, and collect all the 1s (rewards). How do I test if subjects are actually doing it in the most optimal way -- ...
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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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Grid board fill with special cells - predicting movement

I have to create an algorithm which will fill a board, which is made of square cells, with elements. Board can have different sizes and it doesn't have to be a square. Elements fall from top to ...
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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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Calculate land center on grid

I have a grid based game. The main map is 2d array with land ids, something like this (here are 2 lands on the map, one formed where the 1's are and one formed by where the 2's are): [ 1 , 2 , 2 ] [ ...
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How can I calculate “All squares within R” in a natural looking manner?

I'm working with a square grid, and I have a couple of effects that target all squares within R; in other words, a circular (or spherical) effect. But, circles being, well, circular, and squares ...
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Is there such thing as a hybrid View that combines SurfaceView and GridView in Android?

I am trying to develop several Android games that work on a grid system. I will need to update the game surface frequently, so using a GridLayout does not seem to be a good option. The frequent ...
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How to render infinite universe?

I'm curious what are the best practices in game development industry to render 3d universe? To be more specific: The data points are given and static. Each point has position, color and size; The ...
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Map building grid to planet

I'm trying to build a space game and one of the key parts is building on spherical planet. I want the buildings to be build on a grid (some building are 1x1, some 6x4,..., kinda like StarCraft). My ...
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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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Get position of tile in tileset

How can I get the position of tile 14 (or any other) when only knowing the following: Tile ID: 14 Rows: 4 Columns: 7 The end result should be 2x4.
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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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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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Determine if a set of tiles on a grid forms an enclosed shape

Given a set of tiles on a grid, I want to determine: If the tiles make an enclosed figure If the tiles make an enclosed figure when you count the sides of the board as an edge of the figure If ...
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Grab all tiles within a radius?

I'm working on a 2D tile based game. I want NPC's to be able to destroy tiles, and ideally I would have a function, which takes a central x,y and then based upon a circular area from that point ...
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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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How do I recognize squares, rectangles … (like in TwoDots)?

I currently working on a small mobile game. Not a clone of TwoDots(!) but I need to recognize patterns like they do and I use the game as an example. How the game works? Players have to connect dots. ...
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In a grid based system, where users can build their own walls to create buildings, how do you determine which parts are indoors? [duplicate]

I've looked around for an algorithm to solve this problem, but I can't seem to find anything. In a game I am working on, data is held in a grid. Certain squares within that grid can be set as walls, ...
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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 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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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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How to calculate corner marks of a rotated rectangle?

I've got two elements, a 2D point and a rectangular area. The point represents the middle of that area. I also know the width and height of that area. And the area is tilted by 40° relative to 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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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 |\ | \ | ...