A visual representation of a geographic region, showing physical features.

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How to increase the number of available chapters for an HL2: EP2 mod?

I created a mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that has 39 chapters (or maps, here it is the same). The problem is that the game seems to see only 32: when clicking "new game", and clicking next, I count ...
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How to render/load world chunks? (Java) [closed]

I am developing a top down 2d rpg called "MasterQuest", using Graphics2D in java. Most of the code that I have written has come from my own head, and this is really the first time that I have had the ...
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How to reference a map position in code?

I'm coding a digital version of the Macao board game which has a flat map similar to below. Players have a "ship" which starts in the blue box and can follow the dashed lines in any ...
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Making a node map with PNG alpha channels

I currently creating a 2d game that requires the usage of boats that travel from one country to another. The countries are individual objects with there own png. Nehow I've got the original map of the ...
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Making a zoom out/in space map in Unity

I'm new to unity, I was wondering how would one go into implementing a dynamic 2d space map. Let me give you an example what i mean. You see our solar system on the map, if you zoom out at a treshold ...
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Map coordinates system

I am planning to implement in my game very big map. I won't be showing all map at once but rather only selected part of it. Additionally I would need to connect hexes into bigger pieces (provinces) ...
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Shadow mapping bone animated model

I am trying to get shadowmapping right for my animated models. It works perfectly for static meshes but the animated models are just wiggeling a bit here's the vertex shader for rendering to the ...
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How to read a custom map format [closed]

I am trying to create a custom map format for my own little 2D RPG, so my question is rather how do I manage reading and creating a custom map format properly and flexible. First off, I am writing my ...
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Store a Unity map on server-side

For a 3d Hack'n'Slash game I am currently using Unity as client and Java wit OGserver (Netty with some game-related features) as Server. I am on the map part of the development, actually I just have ...
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How can I store additional attributes on DCEL edges?

I am currently working on a city generator, and I've ran into some issues with data storage while working on the roads. I currently use a doubly-connected edge list (DCEL for short), to store the road ...
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Libgdx, tiled map - how to reload layer?

In the simple platform game I'm making, when player collects coin, its cell is set to null. Is it possible to recover all cells from layer "coins" after player dies? I have tried multiple things but ...
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227 views

How to draw the simplest grid map OpenGL 1.0 [closed]

I want to draw a simple black & white grid map, like that: I have been searching for a way to generate tile, a tile map and tho and I want to draw this map and thats all. I mean that I want to ...
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Zoom to Mouse on a Globe using a Perspective Projection

I am trying to create a strategy game that takes place on a globe (i.e. a textured sphere). I would like to be able to zoom to mouse like on google maps. My camera always points towards the center of ...
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maps in a multiplayer diablo clone - unity3d

I'm messing around with unity3d free, trying to figure out if i can get away with using its readymade graphic engine. I have some problems figuring out how maps should be implemented/handled (the ...
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How to draw a mini map OpenGL & OpenGL ES?

I'm trying to draw a mini map. Succeeded to put current screen to smaller screen (mini map) via FBO. But I do not know how to make the mini screen brighter when hover. You can imagine that, the real ...
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How to make a grid layout in Ruby (Gosu)?

So I'm attempting to make a simple Snake game. However, there's one major problem with that - I don't know how to make my playing field as a grid. So far I've split my snake into segemnts, which are ...
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What map projection is needed to transform a shapefile into a 3D earth?

I'm looking for a way to create a 3D earth in Flash, something like the wonderful SolarSystemScope, only in my map the countries should be clickable and whatnot. To get started I've got map data from ...
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Easiest way to make a 3D overworld [closed]

Using something like Blender, would it be easier and more time and space efficient to create 'tiles', and use some kind of software like Tiled to use these tiles in the various maps, or would it be ...
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Legality on BSP maps and creating them using Open Source Editor Tools

I saw somewhere when you use BSP Quake Map Format with Id Software Official Tools that you need to acquire licensing when you release your game commercially with a map created with Id's own editor ...
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How should I store a city map on disk?

I'm working on a game where players travel in a city. This city is defined by streets (names, positions...), points of interest (cinemas, restaurants...) and different zones (high criminality zones, ...
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Logic level representation that distinguishes “<<under>> and <<above>> the bridge”

I have an logic level/map representation for a 3D game that uses vector<Area> where: class Area{ vector<Point2D> bounding; //determines the shape of the Area, its borders ...
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How can I detect connected (but logically distinct) bodies of water in a 2D map?

I have a 2D hexagonal grid map. Each hex cell has a height value used to determine if it's water or ocean. I'm trying to think of a good way to determine and label bodies of water. Oceans and inland ...
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Is there a reason to keep maps in memory?

I've noticed for a long time that games (mostly FPSes) do not unload the map when the user has finished with it (aka, disconnecting from servers, server changing maps). The result of this is that the ...
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How do I choose where to position a mini-map in the HUD? [closed]

In a game with a minimap, what factors should be considered when choosing where to put the minimap on the screen HUD? What choices are typically made when wanting to emphasize a particular factor?
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How do I make a scrolling map within an HTML5 canvas?

My project is a 2D tactics game with a square grid. It's all HTML5/Javascript/JQuery. I have been able to draw out the grid and have a system where I can load different maps with tiles where units ...
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OpenGL Bump Map — Texture artifacts ?

I am learning OpenGL (and learning the math behind it) and I'm making a simple OBJ viewer, nothing fancy. I have diffuse, specular and ambient light/texture working fine and now I am implementing the ...
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ID3D11DeviceContext Map/Unmap bottleneck

I maintain a small rendering engine that displays models in Direct3D 9. I'm currently migrating this to Direct3D 11, and I've hit a snag in how I display points on the model. Using a sphere mesh, I ...
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273 views

How do I create a custom “Google Maps” visualisation from game map images?

I am attempting to create the equivalent of a Google Maps map for a private Ultima Online server, with a custom map replacing the default map. I'd like to allow players to pin important locations on ...
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Data structure to store map layers in each Tile while keeping the order of terrain, items and monsters intact

My game represents its map as a 2D array of tiles, each of which stores a stack of layers. I'm looking for a data structure to efficiently represent this . I want to be able to add layers ...
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111 views

What are the most common ways of closing an open world? [closed]

In many open world games, there are several ways to limit them. From original ones such as Desynchronisation(Assasins' Creed) to invisible walls. What are the most common ways to close open worlds?
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Any good map editors [duplicate]

So I've been looking for a tiled map editor but more specifically, one that exports as a png where each tile is represented as a pixel with a unique color so my game can load in the png read each ...
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Phaser / PIXI: World size vs. Stage size

I am using Phaser to build a zoomable / pannable 2D map with the intended functionality being that the home camera position is always in the middle of the World coordinates. I have a problem where my ...
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Quick algorithm to identify undrawn rectangles inside a map

I already have a working algorithm for this but it's home-made and there is some redundancy in the things it checks, so I'm looking for a fast algorithm (or the name of it) that would detect undrawn ...
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Hexagonal Game Board Modal?

Tile-based games like Chess have a simple modal: an array of arrays, each coordinate with an X and a Y value. This is easy to implement, and it is easy to figure out what is going on. However, ...
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Are random generated mazes a nuisance? [closed]

To me, random generated maps such as in Diablo2 were often a nuisance. Many times, you find yourself in a dead end and have to find another way. However, Diablo2 became a very popular and addictive ...
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How to approach players beeing overlapped by high isometric tiles?

I'm making a browser game wich is based on PHP, MySQL and Javascript. It has an isometric world where the player can move and see other players/NPCs. But if a tile in the foreground is so high that it ...
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What does the “random element” do in Cellular Automata

I'm reading this post on TutsPlus regarding procedural level generation using cellular automata. My question arises in this code snippet: float chanceToStartAlive = 0.45f; public boolean[][] ...
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2D Game with a big block-based Map - Create for each block one block-object? [duplicate]

I'm working on a 2D game in Java which will be similar to Terraria (Mincecraft 2D). I want to generae the world-map random. The world (the ground) consists of 32x32 blocks. How I should handle all ...
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Is there a size limit when using UICollectionView as tiled map for iOS game?

I'm working on a turn-based strategy game for iOS, (picture Civilization 2 as an example), and I'm considering using a UICollectionView as my game map. Each cell would be a tile, and I could use the ...
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Data structures for territories in a 2D map

I am diving into game development with a 2D game. The game will display a territorial map (borders, capitals, etc.). What is a common data structure to use for storing and manipulating the data in ...
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How to represent a map in a top-down perspective game with low algorithm complexity?

This is the first time I develop a video-game, and I am kind of lost. I would like to know about ways on representing 2D maps on a top-down perspective game... (Like this one: ...
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Animal Crossing-like Map Data Structure

I've been looking closely at how Animal Crossing (for GameCube) creates town maps, and as far as I can tell, it's something like this: The town is made up of a 5x6 grid of acres. Each acre is 16x16 ...
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map/world “decorator” algorithms/patterns

I've spent a lot of time working with perlin/simplex noise for different styles of map gen, but I'm having a hard time finding advice/resources on how to populate the map with "world decor" that have ...
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How do i initialize and use a Texture Array? LibGDX

First of all, I am new to Java and LibGDX.. What I am trying to do is Load my texture images into an array so that I can reference them in my drawing code by number, rather than by name. I am drawing ...
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Creating a seamless open world 2d game map

I'm creating an open world game similar to Pokemon. Should I load the full map, or divide it into chunks and load only the the nearby area? I don't want my user to get to a point where it will ...
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2D Side Scroller Game Without A TileMap

I want to create a 2D side scrolling game in a similar style as the game "Castle Crashers". (Go to: http://store.steampowered.com/app/204360/ to see some pics of the game). I have experience ...
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Array of map data

I'm looking for your thoughts on the best way to store map data. I need to store data for territory ownership for each pixel on the map. The data for each pixel is as such: Player 1 points: 24 ...
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multiple textures into one texture

Can i fusion multiple .tga or .jpeg into only one, and texturise my model with it ? Here is an example to explain my self better : I have Mr Bowser as 3d model and i want to integrate it in a game. ...
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Generate 2D Triangular Mesh from Vertices on a Map

Given a map of vertices {(x1,y1), (x2,y2), ... (xn,yn)}, how can I generate a 2D triangular mesh covering all vertices, and where the area of all triangles completely covers the map? The triangular ...
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Approaches for a clickable map of nations (such as a Risk game) with Spritekit

I would like to create a political map where each country is clickable by tapping but I'm not sure the best way to determine which nation was selected. Imagine Risk where each country can be ...