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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Level/Map file creation and processing with OpenGL

How do levels/maps work in the game development world? Counter strike, which is a popular FPS that uses OpenGL as it's graphics library, has it's levels/maps created as *.bsp files. How do you create ...
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Generate equal regions in a hex map

Taking for example large (X by Y) hex map, how can I divide the map into N regions of connected hexes to simulate countries? The goal is to generate a hex map that looks like a real life map with ...
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Help understanding Simplex Noise

Introduction This is less of a "how to" on using 2D simplex noise and more of a quest to understand what is happening both in the math and visually. I would rather not copy and paste the code I've ...
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How can I make “falling away” 3D terrain like Animal Crossing?

Animal Crossing has a unique way of scrolling the world map: When the character moves down, the the world rolls around and over at the top, like it's stuck to a cardboard tube: This video shows how ...
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Spherical map representation

My latest game will take place on a small planetoid. I am looking for good data structure for representing cells on the surface of a sphere. Triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons? Which one ...
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Best way to create line-of-sight occlusion in no-tiled game? [closed]

Suppose I want to create a 2D game where the player can freely move in a map with walls (including diagonal ones). I don't know the best way to create a game like this but I suppose using tiles is not ...
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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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Broadcasting terrain data

How can i send from server to client a large amount of tile data? Having chunks of almost 2MB of data seems prohibitive to send this information just like that. Minecraft compress each chunk and ...
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Partially observable game map — is A* appropriate?

I know very little about game development and I'm trying to wrap my head around pathfinding algorithms. Consider this setup: an agent is on a 2D map and must find the shortest path to a globally know ...
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A* path finding for road network - data structure to represent directivity

I have been reading A* path finding to apply on a road like network structure. Most of the code I saw is about A* on tile based maps. There is a short description at Amit's page here about what I am ...
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Creating a simple 3D view of a galaxy [closed]

What would be the easiest and most maintainable way to create (or use an already existing technology) a sort of Google Maps in 3D for a galaxy? Its not the main focus of my game, but I would like it ...
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How a 3D game map is stored and handled

I'm a programmer but have not yet developed any games. I have played various 3D games and always wondered how the Map of the field is stored and rendered. I know some acceleration card is a ...
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Legality, implementation, and viability of using the BSP map format in a procedurally generated XNA game? [closed]

First off, this is not a "which technology should I use" type of question, but rather a question about the viability (And legality, and how to implement) BSP maps into an XNA game. The legality part ...
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How to make 2d map that isnt based on tiles

I am working on a game, and need to make a 2d map that isnt based on tiles. An example of something similar to what I want is all those racing games like "bike race" where the map is just somewhat a ...
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Getting UV maps from UDK?

I have created a map using UDK and I am exporting it as a .fbx for use within an XNA project. My question is, can I generate a UV map for texturing the map or is there an easier way to texture a map ...
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Random Zelda-style map generation

Im trying to randomly generate a map of rooms connected by doors, and I've succeeded in generating one using this code: public void generate(GameContainer gc) { rooms = new ...
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Path-finding with obstacles that can be destroyed

There are several buildings on the map with size n * n, and a lot of tiles of obstacles that can be destroyed. Suppose I put one soldier on (x,y) of the map, the soldier can reach a building by ...
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Should I load a game map as a tile map or as an image map? [closed]

Which is better for game prototyping of a game map: a tile map or an image map? What are their respective pros and cons? Should I, in other words: Load the map as a png and set collision points ...
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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(screenshot1 Gameplay). But we don't really know how to ...
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pytmx: issue trying to get the correct texture rectangle for sprite for objetcs on map

:D Hello :D I am currently developing a game engine. I'm using maps designed with Tiled and I placed several objects on a test map to develop the feature of loading objects as sprites/entities and ...
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Put objects on a 2D maps using a matrix of distances

Is that possible to put objects in a 2D map using only a matrix of their relative distance ? An example would be putting cities on a map using the distances between them. There would be a minimum of ...
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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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How can I move an object over a drawn tile map in HTML 5 without constant buffering?

I've been messing around with HTML5 for quite some time now but this is something that I guess I haven't figured out how to handle well yet. I'm sure there's an extremely easy solution and I just ...
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Ways to represent/store different regions in a non tiled map

I am developing a game where agent tribes fight each other for land.The map is a 2D map.Each agent has an instance of group object that represents their family.And each group object contains ...
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Game maps with “counties” that are split along lines that aren't necessarily straight

I want to create a game environment that supports a 2D map. This is a really basic map, but must be split along lines that are not necessarily straight. So imagine a country with county boundaries. ...
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How do I generate a 2d grid-based map without screwing it up?

I'm relatively new to the mechanics of game development - catching up fast, but there are still some things that escape me. For example: generating a fully-accessible map on a 2d grid. See the ...
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How do I calculate how an object will move from one point to another?

Here's the problem: A player starts the game in the 0 coordinate (x=0,y=0). When the user clicks on the screen, it returns the coordinates of the destination. Now the player has to move from its ...
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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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Collision detection problems - Javascript/Canvas game

What I want to do: I simply want the have a 2D array to represent my game map. I want a player sprite and I want that sprite to be able to move around my map freely using the keyboard and also have ...
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Good map file structure?

I need a map file structure for my game but does anyone know a good way to map it out? I was thinking something like this: name=MyMap add[floor[stone]][solid][20, 640] add[playerspawn][20, 620]
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Algorithm to select all cells inside rooms/regions

I have a 2d game map consisting of several 'rooms' For example, here is a 2D map grid: (Brown cells = wall tiles) If I click on a tile (that isn't brown), I would like to obtain an array of all ...
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Java 2D tile map and rendering it [closed]

Please help me! I am thinking of generating different terrains environment every time the game loads again. But i am thinking of loading or drawing a image containing all the units like river, land ...
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rpg 3d open world map & entity loading-streaming

Hello I'm a web developer and recently I started reading about game development. I followed some tutorials regarding c++ and openGL (whatever I could find online because as you know not many up to ...
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How to make an infinite map

I was wondering if someone could explain to me how to implement a seemingly dynamic infinite map like the one at http://wordsquared.com/ My main issue is really generating new tiles in any direction ...
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What is the appropriate way to implement collision in 2D worlds?

If I want to create a 2D game map which features areas traversable by a player through standard up/down/left/right inputs, and then have areas that are NOT traversable... perhaps just a bush, or a ...
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Transmit map vs Transmit seed

Given a map created with procedural generation algorithms, should the server transmit the seed used to generate this map (so client must contain the same algorithm) or maybe send all the information?. ...
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2D/Isometric map algorithm

First of all, I don't have much experience on game development but I do have experience on development. I do know how to make a map, but I don't know if my solution is a normal or a hacky solution. I ...
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How to achieve selection of a tile from a tile sheet based on an ID?

Let's say I have a tile sheet that contains 8 sprites per sheet. Each sprite is a tile of 30x30. I wrote my own custom map parser/map loader however I'm having trouble extracting a certain tile ...
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Algorithms for rainfall + river creation in procedurally generated terrain

I've recently become fascinated by the things that can be done with procedurally terrain and have started experimenting with world building a bit. I'd like to be able to make worlds something like ...
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How can I create a flexible system for tiling a 2D RPG map?

Using libgdx here. I've just finished learning some of the basics of creating a 2D environment and using an OrthographicCamera to view it. The tutorials I went through, however, hardcoded their ...
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Map format for 3d open world

I am making an open world 3d platformer in Ogre3D, and I have no idea on what kind of 3d map file format I should use for it. I want to make low-polygon blocky-style objects. Probably rectangles and ...
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Routes on a sphere surface - Find geodesic?

I'm working with some friends on a browser based game where people can move on a 2D map. It's been almost 7 years and still people play this game so we are thinking of a way to give them something ...
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Gigantic 2d maps?

I've been thinking about a game idea for a week or two and the last few hours I was thinking of some technical stuff and came up with that the map would need to be 360,000x360,000 pixels in size. To ...
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What is a good format for a 3d topview map?

I am building a 3d topview game like GTA2. In this game the ground is mostly one level (except for tunnels and highways). Most of the ground is also city so the ground is usually covered by either ...
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map data structure in pacman

i am trying to make a pacman game in c# using GDI+, i have done some basic work and i have previously replicated games like copter-it and minesweeper. but i am confused about how do i implement the ...