Tile map is a technique of re-using small graphic pieces, tiles, over and over again to shape the game field.

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What's the best way to make game landscapes? [on hold]

I've been planning a Final Fantasy style RPG, a bit like FF4 DS version. I was wondering what's the best way to make my landscapes eg. height maps, tiles, hand model, etc? I'll be using blender to do ...
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Hexagonal buttons

I'm trying to create a map of touchable hexagons and the playing area would be like in Catan game. I would like to use Sprite Kit to do the job but is it cabable of doing that? Process goes like ...
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Create a Minimap of a Tiled Map with LIBGDX

thanks for stopping by to help! Having a little trouble with OrthogonalTiledMapRenderer. I've got a Tiled map that is 250x250 tiles, each 16x16 pixels. Trying to use a separate camera to draw a ...
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AI movement in 2D

I've got a prototype of a game I've been mocking up and found myself struggling to find a solution for AI movement in a 2D tile based game. Here's the issue: The player is free to roam throughout the ...
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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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Rendering mountains around a tile layer [closed]

When making a 2D Pokémon game, I just faked elevation by putting mountain tiles underneath the land. Now my tiles are 3D models, so I'm using layer properties to define their elevation. What I don't ...
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Storing walls that are between tiles

I am writing isometric engine in c++. I decided to take a more realistic approach and make walls occupy space between two tiles, not a single whole tile, as shown in the picture below (just like in ...
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Help slope tile collision platformer (XNA/C#) 2D

I have been creating a platform game in C# and XNA, everything works pretty well least the slope (down left and right). This is the project that I have so far. PlatformGameEngine.rar if the ...
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Memory strategy for multilayer, tilebased maps

I am currently developing a 2d mmorpg and am having some memory issues with regards to my tile based map. The client takes a little while to load and then sits around 1GB ram, because I am loading ...
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How can my entities avoid walking on certain tiles?

In my tile map, created with 'Tiled', I placed some tiles that need to be avoided by my mobiles. Tiles like water or obstacles. The entities "wander" in the map, choosing random directions, and their ...
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How can I mimic an isometric perspective using square tiles?

Can an isometric perspective be mimicked with traditional square tiles? Can't the effects of the 45-degree overhead view simply be "drawn in" to the square? How would this work? Picture this: the ...
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How do I draw a tilemap within unity3d?

I'm pretty new to Unity and after a bit of googling around I have come up with this code to draw my tilemap (the script is attached to my camera). I am simply trying to use nested for-loops to draw a ...
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Tile map only rendering 1 layer when it should be 3 [closed]

I've been working on this for a while and I can not seem to figure it out. I had the fileParser() method in the constructor and it worked fine. Then I was told it's very bad practice to have it in the ...
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How can I tell if a set of tiles form an enclosure?

I have this tile-based game I've been messing around with and I want to have a way to check if a set of wall tiles make an enclosed space. Here's some more details: I have a tile map. Each tile has ...
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How to overlay texture materials on top of each other in Unity 2D tiled game

I'm learning how to do a 2D tile-based game. So far, I have followed this tutorial which seems like a good starting point. With his method of building the raw triangles and then applying the uvs, I ...
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Screen flashing while window is open [closed]

The screen renders everything in the right place but the entire screen flickers/flashes while it's open. Any Ideas? TileMapEditor class import com.stardust.main.gfx.Assets; import java.awt.Graphics; ...
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TileMap not not rendering [closed]

I have a tile map that I would like to be able to move while playing the game. In the code you will see the posX and posY variables. I used these variables so that when I complete this, I can have the ...
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How to create polygons from tilemap areas?

I'm currently working on a project which needs simple AI's to walk around using pathfinding. I'm trying to find a way to generate a polygon based on the connected tiles (explained below), an i'm ...
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How to handle tiles on top of players

I am creating an 2d bird view tile game using the pixijs render framework. Like pokemon or oldtime zelda. In those games you sometimes walk behind buildings where the tile would be drawn on top of ...
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Tiling 2D textures in random order

I am wondering what the best way to make a random set of 2D textures. Currently I have tried the follow code but I am aware that when this comes to collisions that would be an issue. Therefore I would ...
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LibGDX Box2D TileGame Efficiency

I am trying to implement Box2D into my top down tile game in LibGDX. Each world consists of a set of chunks, and each chunk is 16 tiles wide/long. The maximum/minimum chunks loaded at one time is 9 (a ...
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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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Gameobject-Component model with many background tiles - long iteration time

So I'm making a game engine for a game I'm making - the game is a 2D tile-based game I've implemented a gameobject-component style for the engine, for decoupling reasons However, every frame, the ...
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I can load new tiles but how do I load new chunks?

I have successfully been able to add new tiles and place random trees on a 2d map grid however I haven't used chunks. I just load a new tile when the player moves and save it to the map array. But I ...
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Is there any way to load pieces of a tile-map as and when needed, and not the entire map at once?

I created a tile-based rpg game in java, but it runs really really slow, the reason is the big tile-map that is stored in the buffer. Is there any way to programmatically load pieces of the map when ...
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Best practice to implement persistent data when using Tiled TMX map files?

A friend of mine and I are always talking about our current progress in learning game development. Recently, saving the game (data persistence) came up, and when I summarized how I tackled that for my ...
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Create dynamic cities of perspective angle x with least amount of tiles

I found you can create unique building sizes with perspective with six tiles using parallel projection, whose angles are always 45 degrees... this allows you to connect to the next tile without issue: ...
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Smooth path/direct movement

I have a tile based isometric map and an A* algorithm that returns a path. I am looking to smooth this path efficiently but with good aesthetics. Basically i am using my grid for building the map and ...
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isometric tile tiled format javascript [closed]

Okay im having a problem with drawing an isometric map exported from tiled. Here is my problem. where it should be like this Here is the code that i used to reproduce the 1st image, what's wrong ...
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Efficient way to calculate “vision cones” on 2D tile map?

I'm trying to calculate which tiles a particular unit can "see" if facing a certain direction on a tile map (within a certain range and angle of facing). The easiest way would be to draw a certain ...
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Procedual level generation for a platformer game (tilebased) using player physics

I have been searching for information about how to build a 2d world generator (tilebased) for a platformer game I am developing. The levels should look like dungeons with a ceiling and a floor and ...
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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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Is it possible to make a TileMap that adjust it self to multiple screens?

I need to build a tile map that is supposed to fit nicely in several screen Sizes. However, Tiled the tile map editor I use allows only to produce absolute fixed size tile maps. Is there an easy way ...
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How can I author objects with perspective that fit into a tile-based map but span multiple tiles?

I'm creating a tilemap city and trying to figure out the most efficient way to create unique building scenes. The trick is, I need to maintain a sort of 2D, almost-top-down perspective, which is hard ...
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What datastructure would you use for a collision-detection in a tilemap?

Currently I save those blocks in my map that could be colliding with the player in a HashMap (Vector2, Block). So the Vector2 represents the coordinates of the blog. Whenever the player moves I then ...
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Algorithm for procedureral 2D map with connected paths

Problem to solve: Generate a random 2D dungeon map for a tile-based game where all rooms are connected. I am looking for better solutions than what I currently have. My current solution is that I ...
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Image layer into tile map concept

I'm not really familiar with programming but I wanted to ask if someone could give me some tips. I would like my game maps could be easily designed in some kind of graphics editor. I came with an idea ...
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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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How do you replace a tile in a Tileset in TILED without destroying entire map?

I want to make an early version of a map for my game but then I want to be able to change some of the tiles for new and improved ones without destroying my entire map...is this possible?
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Using Tiled (tile maps) for creating just parts of the game

I am creating an endless scrolling 2D orthogonal side scrolling game. But I am having an issue : In my game I want certain buildings to be there of random widths and height. Now the buildings are not ...
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How big should my tiles be for tilemaps?

I'm creating my first tilemaps. Tutorials usually do 32x32px (example), but this tutorial did 128x128px, which made it easier for me to see without zooming in so much. In tiled, I did a 40 x 40 tile ...
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AI, Pathfinding - Searching Behavior

I'm developing a top-down 2D game mostly based off a tilemap/grid. The player will be able to build structures on this grid while other objects like vehicles will move around freely. I've been working ...
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Sprites on scrolling tmx map (LibGDX)

I have .tmx map loaded, and a camera to see it. The map is bigger than the camera viewport, so I need to move that viewport scrolling the camera. Now I want to draw a sprite on the map. To do that, at ...
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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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Help with Interactive Grid for Turn-Based-Strategy game [duplicate]

So right now I have all of the menus, and game saving/loading stuff done, but I need help creating my actual game. I have a basic idea of what I want the game to be like. But I just need help with the ...
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Tilemap graphic rendering

Say i have 10 towns in my world map. the world map right now is just a very large Tilemap. I'm curious as to what the standard is. I think it would be much more efficent to have a Tilemap for each ...
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How to check for collisions in “diagonal” tiles?

I want to create a tiled map in the following scheme: The player should be able to walk on the blue line (street). Now, what is the best way to solve collision detection in this case? For example, ...
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Drawing tile images with bigger height on floor tiles on 2.5D isometric map

Hello I am creating my first isometric game. I have floor tiles which are 112*56 in size. This is a simple strategy game I am making, it's an existing game, I just copied the idea for practice since ...
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Tilemaps and colour overlays

I am currently developing an isometric tile game for android. I am currently working on how I to handle rendering the tiles in an efficient way. So I was wondering about the possibility of using a ...
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Get a GID listing?

I have about 16 tiles in my spritesheet that I'm using for Tiled, and I'm trying to build a GID map so I can properly convert them in my game. I'm using the JSON format for my map, if that helps. ...