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

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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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Biome Transition in a Grid & Borderless World

I have a universe: a list of "Systems", each with their own center, type and radius. A small part of such a universe could look like this: Systems: Can be very close to a different system, e.g. ...
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Zelda-style top-down RPG. How to store tile and collision data?

I'm looking to build a Zelda: LTTP style top-down RPG. I've read a lot on the subject and am currently going back and forth on a few solutions. I'm using C#, MonoGame, and Tiled. For my tile maps, ...
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Level Select World Map with layers of images for score and completion

I'm working on an android game that will have a "world map" for selecting which level to play. Some examples of other games that implement what I'm trying to do are: Angry Birds, Kingdom Rush, and ...
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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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Possibly a more efficient way to structure my game's map?

I need a little help with structuring my map. I want to make it efficient but I'm not sure if there's a better way to do this: public class Map { Chunk[][] Chunks; Object[] Objects; } public ...
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How do I load real-world map terrain? [duplicate]

I'm new to game development and want know how to make or load a terrain from OpenStreetMap or Google Maps in your current city. (I'm using Unity3D.) My idea is just load or generate a map of the ...
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How can I generate random maps that feel like Age of Empires II random maps?

I like the way Age of Empires II generate random maps turned out (good variety, decent biome transitions, maps felt random without feeling chaotic), but am struggling to replicate the style. I've ...
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2D open world MMORPG; big map memory problem [duplicate]

I am developing an 2d open world mmorpg game for learning purposes, and have a issue with big maps. A year ago i developed 2d open world single player / co-op game. It saved map in chunks, and AI for ...
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Android Jump&Run - Random map generation [closed]

I'm pretty new to game development but I work on an android app. It's a 2D Jump and Run game. I do it in Eclipse and the map is readed out of a txt file right now. But I want to do a Jump and run ...
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What would be the easiest way to keep objects at a constant point on a 2D map, even when off-screen?

Like in Starcraft, where your army units stay put even though your view is moving around the map. I have a static tiled map that I made using Mappy and I can display that fine, I just want my ...
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Why can't I set a single value in a game map Java 2D array? [closed]

I'm trying to set one character on 2D array. map[0][2] = "0"; However, I'm getting 11011 11011 11011 11011 ... I was expecting 11011 11111 11111 11111 ... What am I doing wrong? another ...
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libGDX map transition via try & catch exeption

I have a simple question. Some explination first, however: I am using libGDX and making a Legend of Zelda-type top-down game and I'm having an issue with map transitions. When I made the tilemap ...
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LibGDX polygon caching

I am developing an Android game using LibGDX and I have big world map made of polygons. I use PolygonSprite and PolygonSpriteBatch, when I render map, I get 30-35fps and it feels laggy. I wonder if ...
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How to vectorize a raster image edges into SVG paths?

I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out how to convert a 2D list of points into an SVG Path representing a political map border. I have completed all parts of a 2D terrain generator, including ...
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Scanning a 2D tile map and detecting regions?

I have access to all points/tiles on the map with top-right most point being (0,0). Simplest way to traverse the map would be using for loops, one nested within the other to traverse the x axis, and ...
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How do I make a natural-looking map from some Voronoi regions?

I'm using Voronoi regions to create a map for my game, much like this. However, the lines are too straight and perfect. How do I make the borders more natural looking? As in, less like US state ...
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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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Map color collision problem

Hello i'm doing a game in WPF, 2D version (top view) I have the map and i'm trying to check for color collision in pixel each time the timer is activated Well...with 1 object it works fine but with ...
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How to find a free patch of area in a tiled map?

I've been trying to formulate the question and try to find some information on Google, but didn't managed to, so here it is... We've got a nice tropic-themed game that is about to be released soon, ...
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Roguelike Map Structure [duplicate]

I'm working on a roguelike and would like to know how to structure my map data. I suppose this question could also be extended to any sort of top down 2d game. Anyways! My game will contain object ...
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Using a permutation table for simplex noise without storing it

Generating Simplex noise requires a permutation table for randomisation (e.g. see this question or this example). In some applications, we need to persist the state of the permutation table. This can ...
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2D game big background images for maps

Update: this question is general, not specific to Sprite Kit or a single language/platform. I'm toying with Sprite Kit with an idea to make a 2D side-scroller. Now the backgrounds for the maps are ...
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How to draw a map for the game? [closed]

I wanted to make a small game, it will be about space. But I had a couple of questions, how to draw a map for the game? I would like to have lots of planets, possible consolidation of the system (as ...
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How to divide hex grid evenly among n players?

I'm making a simple hex-based game, and I want the map to be divided evenly among the players. The map is created randomly, and I want the players to have about equal amount of cells, with relatively ...
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How to load a simple minimap, and hide the background?

I developed a small and simple 3D games minecraft style. I would add a "MiniMap". Until here everything is fine. I had the idea to load the entire map in the background, and then I added the edge of ...
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How do I export a .tmx file into a custom format?

I just created a map in tiled software. The problem is that it has created a .tmx file. But I need a different format than that, something I can easily store in 2D int array. By 2D int array I mean: ...
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Making the player fall below the actual map

I have a 2d map of integers 0000000000 0200000001 1111100011 0 = sky/empty 1 = ground 2 = player When player falls in a hole/cliff I want the player to go below the map, so it will look like the ...
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How do I model a real-world building?

This isn't exactly a game development question, but I am planning on using Unity as my engine and modeling in Maya so I was hoping folks on here might have some experience with this. I want your ...
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What's the simplest way to determine the size of an empty space between rectangles?

I'm working on a dungeon generator and I'd like to be able to connect rooms through other rooms. What I currently have set up is two dictionaries and a map (an int array.) The first dictionary holds ...
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Pygame 2d map error [closed]

I'm writing a Legend of Zelda like game in pygame. I have this code for loading a map from a text file. #Load maps f = open ("map1","r")#This file is a text file containing only: 1 map01 = f.read() ...
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Representing a world in memory

I'm attempting to write a chunk based map system for a game, where as the player moves around chunks are loaded/unloaded, so that the program doesn't run out of memory by having the whole map in ...
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Placing nodes in a graph in a random but readable way

I'd like to create a simple map from vertices and lines - you know, like a usual graph. A tree, to be precise. To select the location of the next point that comes from one, I use a simple ...
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generating complex maps in xna

I just wonder how does these maps like in this video are made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6kcOau5oQ I was looking for some tutorials on the web but no success. All I found was some 2D Vectors ...
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Should an actor know its position (or map should know it)

In a tile-based game (in this case MMO), should an actor (e.g., player) know its position, or should only the map know its position? If an actor is placed on a grid map, it is placed on a specific ...
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How do I reset my player's position in Torque 3d World Editor? [closed]

I'm in World Editor and my player has fallen off the level. I'd like to reset him to the spawn location. How do I do that? I can't find it anywhere.
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What's the purpose of layers in map editors?

I have a question regarding map editors, like Tiled, for example. I am currently making my own map editor, and I wondered if someone could explain to me what is the purpose of layering in tiled for ...
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Fair spawning of players on a 2D grid

As new players enter a game, they are given a location on a large grid. The first player is given the location in the center. Now, how should the second player be placed? Then, the third and so on? ...
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create a city top view [closed]

I want to create my first game with java. I need a top view map of a city and i am stuck. Randomly there will be happening events in that city and the player should click on it. Now is my first ...
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How should I provide a navigation system for a world with infinite space?

The world is generated by perlin noise chunks and will only be saved once that chunk has been generated. It will also not necessarily have one obvious (to the user) central point anywhere in the ...
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Loading tile maps from files on the fly in Crafty JS

I'm fairly new to Crafty and have been having problems loading large world maps. So i have a world split up into multiple js files. They are represented by two arrays of tiles: one for background ...
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How can I create a Killing Floor map?

I'm trying to create a Killing Floor map and i have the latest Unreal Engine but i dont know how to export my map to Killing Floor. Where can i find the correct version of Unreal Editor ? How can i ...
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3D BSP rendering for maps made in 2d platform style

I wish to render a 3D map which is always seen from top, camera is in sky and always looking at earth. Sample of a floor layout: I don't think I need complex structures like BSP trees to render ...
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2D Island generator algorithm - chances of tile becoming land

I am developing my first island generator (in c#). I am using this algorithm as my basic idea : http://www.funstormgames.com/blog/2012/09/procedural-island-generation-for-ludum-dare-24/ Basically ...
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How to manage maps in 2D MMO?

I'm curious about how I should be drawing my game world. I'm going to have a map, let's say 1000 by 1000 tiles in size, with many players on it. Each player will be at a position in a map, and when ...
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2D game level progression

I'm creating a 2D game similar to Mario. What is a best practice to allow the character to move through the level given a limited screen size? The way I have it now is the Player moves across the ...
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Game Map Implementation

I want to know how I can create a virtual town or city (like skyrim towns or gta4 liberty city) Should I create something on paper and copy coordinates? (Building1 floor corner coordinates are these, ...
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Manipulating Perlin noise output to create different ore veins in different depths

I am developing a simple project using Java, for Android. It is a side-scroller with a procedurally generated, infinite world. Most of the generation will be working on underground but I expect the ...
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How can efficiently I edit my 2D tile-based maps?

I've been developing a very basic 2D tile-based game for my own experience. I read what must be hundreds of tutorials on what I found on Google with "tile based maps". Almost every tutorial I see is ...
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Problems implementing a Sign Sprite in Libgdx

I am making a tile based game in LibGdx. I am using the TiledMap in .tmx format. I want when my player reaches a tile whose property is set (tileType -> sign), he should see a Sign sprite and on ...