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A specific 3D perspective technically defined as having all 3 axes being exactly 120 degrees apart. In early video games, it is often slightly off to account for smoother pixel lines.

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### Isometric social games. Click to tile

In the Social Isometric Games book, page 53, there is a description of the method, that defines a title using mouse cursor coordinates. It works well, but it is not clear what principles are used to ...
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### Convert Mouse Coords into Isometric Tile ID

Using GameMaker Language, I'm basing off their Adavnced Examples. How can i convert the current mouse position into a tile position? The mouse coordinates are 0,0 from top-left This is the function ...
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### How to code a multi level isometric map?

I have already worked with isometric grids in the past, but in my current project I found an issue I am not sure on how to solve. I am trying to produce something similar to what's in the below screen:...
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### Fastest way to render isometric world with moving entities?

I've got an isometric diamond-shaped world. The world consists of isometric planes like rooms. The walls and floors of the rooms and all obstacles and items in the rooms are isometric entities. So I ...
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### Traffic system in isometric game

I would like to create a traffic system in my tile-based isometric game and I would like to ask for some good approaches because I don't have a clue how to begin. Right now I have a tilemap and keep ...
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### Isometric scene in SpriteKit

I tried play with spritekit in isometric grid. But i can't understand how to fix level. import SpriteKit import XCPlayground let view:SKView = SKView(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, 1024, 768)) ...
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### Libgdx texture bleeding in tile map

So I am making a game in Libgdx using an isometric tiled map but when I set the texture filtering of the tiles to linear, black lines show up between all the tiles. This is caused because each tile ...
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### Color Based Collision Javascript (Cocos2d-js)

Im looking to make an isometric game...so my partner designed the isometric map (jpg image) along with the map objects (png) on adobe ilustrator... so the thing is i would like to set the player path ...
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### Isometric Tile Selection with rectangular bounding boxes

I am having problems trying to determine which tile I have selected with the mouse. Currently it selects two tiles, rather than one. Producing the following results: My tiles height, is half their ...
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### How can I use a data grid to make an isometric turn based game in GameMaker?

I am making a Hero Quest clone. It is a turn based adventure game with an isometric view point. So far I have been able to turn a 2D map into an isometric view but I believe I need to use a data grid ...
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### What are the document grid settings in inkscape for making an isometric tilemap for tiled?

I am using inkscape to create a isometric tilemap. What settings do I need on the grid in document properties in inkscape to make it match up to a 64 x 32 grid in tiled?
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### Box2dMapObjectParser isometric map - bodies have wrong position and size

I'm using Box2dMapObjectParser to load Tiled objects layer onto my IsometricTiledMapRenderer'ed TiledMap. It works OK with a UnitScale of 1 but the position is wrong and some shapes have weird ...
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### How to handle angles in an isometric game?

I am working on my first isometric game, and I am not sure how to go about angles and rotation. Basically, I want the player's forward movement and rotation to coincide with the isometric angles. I ...
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### 2D isometric arrow colides with target [duplicate]

I'm not quite up to this stage of development but it has been bugging me. In a 2d isometric game like Diablo 2, how does an arrow know when it has collided with a target? Should I loop through 5-15 ...
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### Isometric vehicle animation

I am working on a medieval isometric RPG in which the player can ride on horses and in horse drawn carriages. The player's movement is not restricted to the common eight directions; he may move in ...
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### Using XNA to create an isometric tileset?

In XNA, how can I take any given texture, then render it so that it fits completely into a 64x31 (or 32x15) isometric tile such that it tessellates perfectly? My goal is to give various textures to my ...
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### Doing camera shake together with culling isometric tiles

Following this question, I've tried to do camera shake together with culling the tiles to no avail. The base code for camera shake is from this question. This is the code that I tried but failed ...
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### Is it possible to map mouse coordinates to isometric tiles with this coordinate system?

I'm trying to implement mouse interaction in a 2D isometric game, but I'm not sure if it's possible given the coordinate system used for tile maps in the game. I've read some helpful things like this....
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### How do I determine the draw order of isometric 2D objects occupying multiple tiles?

My current sorting method works only for objects that occupy 1 tile and fails for multi-tile objects. For examle, the bed in the above picture occupies 1×2 tiles, and the sorting fails. Also that bed ...
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### Isometric graphics with fake perspective

Diablo 2 is a game with isometric graphics. However, unlike other isometric games, D2 has the option to activate perspective. Obviously, the D2 developers found a clever trick to convincingly fake ...
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### Creating an isometric map with hexagonal tiles for iPad

I'm new to game development, so I need a little help. I have to write down a little game which has a floor with hexagonal tiles but it must be seen in a isometric view like The Sims. Ignoring the ...
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### Layering with slopes in Unity 2D isometric scene

I'm newer to Unity so bear with me. I'm using Unity2D and so far I have my character up and walking around, colliding properly with his surroundings, and I've implemented an effective "isometric ...
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### Libgdx - IsometricTiledMapRenderer and light shading

I am wondering if there is any way to simulate light shading in Libgdx using an IsometricTiledMapRenderer. Here is my code to draw an isometric map, it's able to be moved around with the mouse and ...
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### How do I do random isometric paths?

I'm working on an isometric city generator, and I am looking for a little push in the right direction. I'm looking to randomly generate roads on an isometric plane. I have never done path making ...
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### How do I reverse “Cartesian->Isometric” function?

I'm working on an isometric tile rendering engine and I need to reverse a function I used to translate the Cartesian coordinates into isometric coordinates. I've already written a function for this, ...
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### Isometric screen to 3D world coordinates efficiently

Been having a difficult time transforming 2D screen coordinates to 3D isometric space. This is the situation where I am working in 3D but I have an orthographic camera. Then my camera is positioned at ...
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### Camera angle for dimetric projection

I have a simple 3D engine and I want to make a isometric(dimetric) game, but where tiles are not real 3D planes, but 2D images like this one: As I understand this tile is drawn in dimetric 1:2 ...
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### Isometric rendering code is not rendering correctly

I'm trying to render some tiles in an isometric view, I'm using Java with the Slick2D library. float xoff, yoff; int half = 64; public void render(GameContainer gc, StateBasedGame sbg, Graphics g) ...
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### Difference between “staggered” isometric and “normal” isometric tilemaps?

The Tiled Map Editor v0.9 recently added support for staggered tilemaps in addition to its usual isometric tilemap support. What are the exact technical differences between these two types of ...
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### Isometric Mouse Camera Panning

I am building an isometric game environemnt and i want to be able to pan the camera around the map by holding the right mouse button, can someone talk me through the logic for this please, i have made ...
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### Isometric tiles math for 4:3 ratio (64 x 48 pixels)

I've read and tested the code from this article, http://clintbellanger.net/articles/isometric_math/, and also from this Isometric rendering and picking? and I can get the math and tile picking to work ...
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### Is there a simple way to do true isometric projection with an HTML5 canvas?

Is there a simple way to get a true isometric projection with the HTML5 canvas element?
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### How should I define interaction modes in a strategic game?

I am creating a typical strategic game that gamer can select, deploy and move the game characters (Human mostly) and move or create buildings on its isometric map. These all are going to be done by ...
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### Unregister touch sprite when background scene is zoom and moving

I am new to game development on Android, I use AndEngine framework. I'm developing an application with isometric view, at this time I had problems with touchlistener area on the sprite in the scene ...
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### IsoMetric Map draw: sort with Z-Buffer and anchor point

I'm writing an IsoMetric renderer for my html5 isometric game. The isometric renderer should be able to render objects with floating point coordinates. DEMO: http://matt93.altervista.org/game/ ...
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### convert mouse coords to zig-zag isometric

I was wondering, how do I convert mouse coordinates to zig-zag isometric coordinates? I already know how to convert to isometric using the Diamond approach, so I just need to know about the zig-zag ...
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### PyGame custom isometric engine : caching or not?

In the game I'm making, I need an isometric view with some altitude, which means players can go behind a hill, and be partly or totally hidden. To avoid re-drawing the whole view tile after tile every ...
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### Can I use physics in Isometric map based games?

I am trying to use physics in my game which is an isometric map based strategy game that the player deals with a city full of buildings, roads and people in it. I am writing the game with Swift and ...
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### How should I set camera in Blender for example to render a sprite which can be used in an isometric map?

I am trying to render some 3D model in blender and use them as a texture sprite in a game which uses Apple’s SpriteKit. I have an isometric map with tiles size : 32 as width and 24 as height, Since I ...
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### How do I pick tiles from an isometric map with slopes?

I'm looking for a way to convert mouse/screen coordinates to isometric map coordinates, with the addition that the world has slopes and cliffs, and I have to be able to tell which quadrant of the tile ...
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### 2d pixel art in isometric 3d world

I've been working on an isometric game and I'm using 3d to simplify collisions and also I heard it was just a better idea. My art is 2d sprites, so I've been using billboarding to render them. It ...
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### Tiled tilemapper - isometric

I'm attempting to move from oblique mapping (45 degree angles) to isometric (30 degree angles) in Tiled. I made a test tile in Photoshop: Made an isometric map: But my tile appears completely ...
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### Isometric 3D grid - what order do I render elements in the grid?

I'm trying to create a screensaver, so strictly speaking this isn't for developing a game, but the subjects discussed on this SE site are a better match than any of the other sites, and I think the ...
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### Isometric Terrain Editor

I am trying to make an isometric terrain editor. My problem is not to do with making isometric graphics or rendering them, rather it is to do with indexing of tiles. Let's say I'm making a hill at ...
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### Static blocks - phaser isometric plugin

I'm creating isometric game like minecraft with phaser engine with rotates isometric plugin and I need colliding with player, but when I turn off physics, blocks is not static. Question: How to ...
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### generate box2d bodies from isometric tiled map

I followed the tutorial here to generate box2d bodies from a tiled map and that worked fine.... for orthogonal tiled maps. Unfortunately isometric maps use their own coordinate system where (0, 0) is ...
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### How do I convert screen coordinates to isometric tile map coordinates in libGDX using matrices

I know this has been asked many times but my question doesn't quite fit the others. I have an IsometricTiledMap and I need to get the tile under a set of screen X and Y coordinates. Here is a picture ...
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### Create an 2d Isometric map with tiles?

I'm creating a 2D Tower Defense game and I want it to be isometric. I'm creating it on the XZ plane in Unity(3D mode). I need the map to be based on tiles so I can seperate the monsters' path and the ...