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

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Difference between orthogonal map and isometric map

I am laughing at myself ignorant on this. Google didn't produce an obvious answer. Could someone explain what orthogonal map and isometric map are, and how they are different?
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3D Level Navigation Map for a 2D Mobile Game

I am currently making a game in which I want to create a level screen map. The Map doesn’t have to do anything with the game logic and stuff but I just want to add it to include a bit of richness. ...
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Levels Map terminology

I wonder if this thing exists and how is it called? What I mean is not "level editor", but a kind of cover map, where you select, which level you want to play and your character symbol moves to the ...
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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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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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Java map creation

So Im making a topdown 2d rpg in slick2d and lwjgl 2, and I wanna make a map, but not just random map, something like this: The blue stuff is water and rivers, the gray in the middle is "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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Efficient datastructure to store a galaxy map

I'm working on a project for an intro level Ai class, and the project I've closen is to create a simulated universe in which Ai actors play against each other economically and militarily. I have the ...
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Board like strategy map

I want to make a strategy game like Risk. I want to use C# for the mechanics and Unity for the graphics. My problem is that I don't know how to create the map itself and integrate it with C#. I ...
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What's the most optimized way to transform series of points into curves in order to be serialized?

I’m working on a video game where I need to display a map (in 2D) of an actual big European city (Paris, London, Madrid… that kind of big) and the player, displayed as a simple dot on the map, can ...
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How can use a 3D map with 2D characters (Unity)? [closed]

I tried to search something about it but I can't find any complete or well-explained tutorials about how to use a 3D map with 2D characters and items, like Ragnarok or Final Fantasy Tactics. If there ...
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Looking for a scrollable map with constructable buildings-> example, tutorial, guide, anything [closed]

I started to develop a game for platform android. I searched the web but haven't found anything about the following topic: I would like to implement the following functionality Scrollable area with ...
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Hex axial coordinates to table coordinates conversion

I am developing internet game based on hex map. I am storing my data based on axial coordinates system. I developed function which shows me axial coordinates of hexes within $distance from a given ...
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Finding the scale of pixels in map with given dimensions

For the game I am making, I have textures for planets. Each texture has a size of 2048 x 1024 pixels. I also know the size, thus the diameter, of each planet. Not every planet is the same size, you ...
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Embed a real city in a game and use data to find and display paths [closed]

First of all this question is gigantic but it's mainly about Unity, maps, pathfinding, and real data. The problem. In my game the player sees the map of a real city (in 2D), it’s exactly the same ...
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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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What is the best way to render a 2d game map?

I know efficiency is key in game programming and I've had some experiences with rendering a "map" earlier but probably not in the best of ways. For a 2D TopDown game: (simply render the ...
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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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How to write a custom map canvas and project coordinates on it? [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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, ...