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

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Simulating pressure in a grid based liquid simulation

I have a 2D grid based water system in my XNA game, we have a method using cellular automata to simulate water falling and spreading. Example of water flowing down a slope: Each tile can contain a ...
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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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Hexagonal grid/tiles tutorials

Are there any platform or language agnostic (preferably step by step) tutorials regarding creating hexagonal grid based maps/games? I'm mainly interested in grid/tiles basics and not advanced game ...
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Territory patrol planning

I am developing a game/simulation where agents are fighting for land. I have the situation shown in the picture below: These creatures are walking around and occupying pieces of land they step on ...
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Optimizing collision engine bottleneck

If this is your first time on this question, I suggest reading the pre-update part below first, then this part. Here's a synthesis of the problem, though: Basically, I have a collision detection ...
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Get ring of tiles in hexagon grid

Thanks to this post I'm able to collect adjacent tiles to a given tile. But I'm pretty much stuck on an algorithm that gives me only a "ring" of tiles specified by an offset. The algorithm given in ...
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Finding shapes in 2D Array, then optimising

I've just been allowed an image...The image below from my game shows some darkened blocks, which have been recognised as being part of a "T" shape. As can be seen, the code has darkened the blocks ...
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Generating a town layout in a grid

I want to generate a town layout in a square grid (rendered isometrically, but that doesn't matter) using the following elements: 2x2 Houses Roads, 1 unit wide Canals, 1 unit wide Sample layout: ...
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Falling Blocks and complex shapes

I currently have a simple Tetris-like game and have come across a problem I cannot solve. Unlike Tetris where there is a single falling shape, I have multiple, potentially interlocking shapes that ...
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Road / river generation on 2d grid map

This is a newbie question, but here it goes: My map is a 2d grid, and I want to generate roads and rivers. The route from the starting to ending point must not be the optimal route in number of ...
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How to find 2D grid cells swept by a moving circle?

I'm making a game based on a 2D grid, with some cells passable and some not. Dynamic objects can move continuously, independent of the grid, but need to collide with impassable cells. I wrote an ...
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Flowfield density conversion

I'm trying to implement flowfield navigation, as described in http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/crowd-flows/ but I can't understand how the Density Function in Figure 4 of the paper is supposed ...
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Storing a Hex Grid

I've been creating a small hex grid framework for Unity3D and have come to the following dilemma. This is my coordinate system (taken from here): It all works pretty nicely except for the fact I ...
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How do I rotate a structure of hexagonal tiles on a hexagonal grid?

My 2D isometric game uses a hexagonal grid map. In reference to the image below, how do I rotate the light blue hexagon structures by 60 degrees around the pink hexagons? EDIT: Main hex is (0,0). ...
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Generating triangles from a square grid

I have a 2D square grid of values representing terrain elevations, and I want to generate triangles from that grid to make a 3D view of the terrain. My first thought was to split each square ...
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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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Square Grid Polygonal Terrain Query algorithm?

I have a square, fixed-grid terrain with one terrain type per grid unit in my game, and I want to do an arbitrary polygonal terrain query which returns all of the grid units enclosed/intersected by ...
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3D terrain map with Hexagon Grids

I'm working on a hobby project (I'm a web/backend developer by day) and I want to create a 3D Tile (terrain) engine. I'm using XNA, but I can use MonoGame, OpenGL, or straight DirectX, so the answer ...
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Finding cells between two points (along line) to finding obstacles

My game is in 3D environment partitioned with 2D grids in 2 dimensioned array So I can get any cell/node by passing row and col like return _nodes[r][c]. When the an attacker attacks an enemy with ...
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Creating the nodes for path finding during run time - more like path making and more

I'm making my 1st game. I'm using javascript as I currently want to learn to make games without needing to learn another language but this is more of a general game dev question. It's a 2d turn-based ...
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More efficient way to implement Line of sight on a 2d grid with ray casting?

Consider a 2d grid of tiles, and an approximated sphere of coordinates - centered on the player - that represents line of sight. The goal is to block the line of sight beyond obstacles (ie walls). ...
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Simulating “line of sight” with obstacles on 2d grid?

Ran into an interesting problem. I need to figure out how to simulate line of sight - simple enough, just on a 2d grid with obstacles. Either a grid cell is visible, or it's not. I can get something ...
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Grids and vertices

I have no idea what this is even called or even to start searching how to solve this problem. So figured I would post here for any information at all. Specially looking for already known solutions to ...
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Grid/cell based light system

I am working on a top-down, 2d cell-based RPG game. I would like to implement a cell based lighting system, something like this and this. I basically have several light sources and light deteriorates ...
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How to choose cell to put entity in in an uniform grid used for broad phase collision detection?

I'm trying to implement the broad phase of my collision detection algorithm. My game is an arcade game with lot of moving entities in an open space with relatively equivalent sizes. Regarding the ...
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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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Algorithm to fit shapes to 2D grid?

Let's say you have an n-by-m grid. Some squares are occupied, some are not. You want to know where in the grid you can fit arbitrary shapes such as to not hit an occupied square. The shapes would ...
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Using uniform grids for collision detection - Efficient way to keep track of what a cell contains

I was looking for an efficient way to implement collision detection in a 2D game. A way that won't result in an O(n^2) level of complexity. A lot of people recommend to use Uniform Grids for this ...
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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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How to create a grid based on random shapes?

How to create a "grid" using actionscript like the image below? Basically you have an area of 1100x615 which should be filled with shapes that could be rotated and scaled... Collision detection ...
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Space Invaders-type game: Keeping the enemies aligned with each other as they turn around?

OK, so here's the lowdown of the problem I'm trying to solve. I'm developing a game in PyGame that's a cross between Space Invaders and Columns. I'm trying to make the motion of the enemies similar ...
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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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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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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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Path finding in grid for objects that occupy more than one tile

In a grid-based game I am working on, I want to add objects that occupy more than one tile of the grid. Are there any algorithms or techniques to find paths for this kind of objects?
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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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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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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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What is grid in Unity and how can I implement it?

I'm a beginner. I need to place a grid on my map in Unity and would like to access it to place a simple object on mouse click. How can I achieve this ? I am unable to understand the grid ...
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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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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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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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Get position of tile in tileset

Take this image: http://ScrnSht.com/nkvusq 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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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 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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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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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 ...