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

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How to make a map [closed]

For school my group and I are going to make a 2d turn based strategy game on android. We are trying to make a simple version of Advanced Wars (Gameplay). But we don't really know how to make the ...
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1D Terrain Generation in Java

Not able to implement Perlin Noise for 1D Random Terrain Generation. I've tried everywhere and I cannot find anything useful, sure I sort of understand Perlin Noise but everytime I try it nothing ...
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How to write a custom map canvas and project coordinates on it? [on hold]

I am writing a game with Objective C ( xcode ) and I need to use the users location service to mark their position on a map but since I need to create my own map component, I am not able to use the ...
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Climate / weather generation on 3d hex map

I am working on 3d hex map game. I am aiming to dynamical generate map (as new players joins). To make the map realistic I am looking for some climate/weather models which possibly I could use so that ...
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Löve2D: Making a random map/city generator [on hold]

So I'm making a game using love2d where the player will find himself in an zombie infested city but I don't want the city/map to be just the same all the time, so I want to create a random map/city ...
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How to design programatically a game map like Risk?

I'm making a quiz-game based on map territories with a system similar to the Risk game (except there are no tanks but tickets). The map isn't the world but a custom map that I designed and I'll ...
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Strange offset when accessing pixels from an SDL surface

I am using a routine to map a triangle from one surface to another. The problem is that the function below chooses the correct pixel to draw on the destination surface, but the pixel selected from the ...
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Linking maps in Java game

In my Java game, I've got a number of randomly-generated maps made of tiles. I'm struggling with writing the code to handle the entering/exiting of the maps. Originally, I only had Ascend and ...
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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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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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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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zoom to cursor calculation

I want to be able to zoom in and out of the map using the scroll wheel. I want to zoom towards the cursor like google maps does but I'm completely lost on how to calculate the movements. so far, all ...
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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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Entity position: In map or in script?

I'd like to know how others have handled the issue of storing the entity's position. (Or maybe it's not an issue and I just make it too complicated.) I'm undecided on whether to store the position of ...
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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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Where can I find real-world map data for a game?

I want to build a game with a concept similar to Ingress, where the game map is overlaid on a real one. Where can I find map data for an app like that? How (generally) do I integrate my own game ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Generate islands/continents with simplex noise

Managed to get something like this using a simplexnoise port i made from the original javacode to php: Used some tips from other post: Understanding Perlin Noise basically, lowered the frequency ...
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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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How to zoom randomly generated maps?

I made a Java program which generates a random map based on Perlin Noise + Poisson Algorithm + Voronoi Diagram. Here you can see a generated map. White are caves, black is empty. The problem is ...
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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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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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isometric drawing order with larger than single tile images - drawing order algorithm?

I have an isometric map over which I place various images. Most images will fit over a single tile, but some images are slightly larger. For example, I have a bed of size 2x3 tiles. This creates a ...
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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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How can randomly paired players fairly select a map?

I'm developing a website for a board game that revolving around user-created boards. Matches are currently created by selecting two people who have been waiting in a queue the longest and creating a ...
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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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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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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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Where can I learn about Substance maps for 3ds Max 2012? [closed]

A new feature in 3ds max 2012 is Substance procedural textures. Are there any good online libraries or resources for substance maps?
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...