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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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. ...
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How can I support objects larger than a single tile in a 2D tile engine?

I´m currently working on a 2D Engine containing an isometric tile map. It´s running quite well but I'm not sure if I´ve chosen the best approach for that kind of engine. To give you an idea what I´m ...
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Generating tile map

I am programming a tile based game and I have some basic tiles (grass, dirt, etc..), but I can't figure out how to make good random map generation, because when I do some really random selection, if ...
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Drawing and scrolling very large zoomed tilemaps

I've been working on my game editor and doing some performance tests. In the meantime I realized that my editors performance goes significant down if I draw a large map and zoom it. 100% zoom = 112 ...
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convert image to spritesheet of tiles for isometric map?

is there a way to convert an isometric image (like the first image) to a spritesheet (like the second image), in order to place each image on the isometric map with the code? The map looks like the ...
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Electronic circuit simulator four-way flood-filling issues

I've made an electronic circuit board simulator which has simply 3 types of tiles: wires, power sources, and inverters. Wires connect to anything they touch, other than the sides of inverters; ...
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How to remove seams from a tile map in 3D?

I am using my OpenGL custom engine to render a tilemap made with Tiled, using a well spread tileset from the web. There is nothing fancy going on. I load the TMX file from Tiled and generate vertex ...
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Moving a tiled map in a jframe

I rendered a tiled map, with the help of slick2d, in my JFrame in Java. I can move my main character, but it is just that the character itself moves. I would like to do it that, if the player moves, ...
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How would I go about updating my electronic circuit simulator's 'electricity'?

I have made an application which allows the user to place down wires, power sources, and inverters on a virtual circuit board. All connections between tiles are automatic, as shown here: As you ...
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XNA - Finding boundaries in isometric tilemap

I have an issue with my 2D isometric engine. I'm using my own 2D camera class which works with matrices and need to find the tilemaps boundaries so the user always sees the map. Currently my map size ...
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What design pattern should I employ for validating character movement?

I'm developing a RPG in Java and have a Map class, which will contain all the MapObjects (the Player, Enemies, Walls, etc.): Map.java public class Map { private int width; private int height; ...
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How do I efficiently display image tiles in Unity 4.3 free

I previously wrote a TileEngine with SFML that I would like to port to Unity3D 4.3, but have not found a way to draw a tile on the screen programmatically in Unity. All I am looking for something ...
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Box2D and randomly generated tilemaps

I am making a 2D Terraria-style sidescrolling game. I want to use box2d for the physics. However, I am using tilemaps for the maps, and I do not know of a processor-efficient way to use Box2D bodies ...
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Creating a tilemap region of clickable buildings in cocos2d

How do you turn a tilemap (produced by TileD) for cocos2d where I can click on individual items and get a callback? Is it just a case of converting captured touch and finding out where it is on the ...
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LibGDX keep camera within bounds of TiledMap

I have a simple TiledMap which I can render fine. I have a player hopping (with Box2D) around and my camera follows the player around: cam.position.set( player.position().x * Game.PPM + ...
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In Slick2D, how can I generate a 2D platformer map from an image?

I'm fairly new to game development. I've been messing around with Slick2D. My map consists of rectangular objects. I want to use an image to represent my map, similar to this: How could I generate ...
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Seamless tilemap rendering (borderless adjacent images)

I have a 2D game engine that draws tilemaps by drawing tiles from a tileset image. Because by default OpenGL can only wrap the entire texture (GL_REPEAT), and not just part of it, each tile is split ...
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Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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Gaps appearing between Sprites when scaling the stage

  I'm learning to use createjs using this game level to-be as a sandbox: http://www.mboyeman.com/dashingdog/   The level is composed of a single background image and 64X64pixel ...
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Adapting tilemap algorithm to support isometric tilemap

I'm using Phaser to build an isometric game. The framework doesn't have support for isometric tilemaps yet, so I'm starting to write a PR for it to support. What I currently have, loading an ...
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Collision in Tiled Map - LibGDX

I have collision code that deals with left or right or top or bottom. I am using Tiled Map with LibGDX. Question is: How do I detect collision with other cells by all 4 sides, and not specifically ...
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Best visual way to build a “near isometric” 2D view

I'm working hard in a 2D platform game, as far as I got is a standard 2D view (only x and y are visible) But I want to change the perspective so I can see the floor also. But the MapBuilder I ...
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Detect obstacles in path on a tile-based map

I'm creating a 2d game with a tile-based map, but smooth movement. I currently use A* in combination with some other tricks for pathfinding, and one issue what I've been dealing with is getting the ...
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Aspect ratio in LibGdx

I'm learning LibGdx and I need some help with the camera. Let's see, I'm making a Chu Chu Rocket! clon to start. I've loaded a TiledMap (10x10), and I've created an OrthographicCamera to show the ...
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Tile System with moving Platforms

I am using a tile based system where the level is stored in a char: char[,] Level2 = {{'.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.','.'}, ...
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How do I change the relative origins of a Box2D World and a TiledMap in Libgdx?

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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Should I use tiles in a snake game? [closed]

I'm building a simple snake game, which is my first game ever. I'm using LibGDX, which is Java-based. I've looked at the Tiled Map Editor, but I don't know if it is necessary in a simple game like ...
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Tile map propagating fire

I have a Model(I use the MVC pattern), that holds an 2D Array with Tile objects. A tile object have a member, whether it burns or not, a member how long it takes until the neighboring tiles get fire ...
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Working with tiledata of different sizes [duplicate]

I recently bought an asset for my game, basically a tilesheet, with seperate pngs as well, but where as previously I've created tilemaps out of identically sized tiles these are all in varying sizes ...
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HTML5 - Dynamic canvas grid for scrolling a big map

I've been working on different scrolling algorithms for my JS-based game. My main problem is that I need to draw a huge map and also have it scroll smoothly. I've made a few attempts and while they're ...
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XNA 2D Tile Map zooming to arbitrary point [duplicate]

I'm working on a game in XNA with a 2D tilemap as the playfield. I'm using a spritebatch with a transformation matrix to provide movement and scaling of the playfield. I'm trying to add a zoom ...
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Tile map collision and object handling

I want to program a game. In this game there is a tile map and objects that interact with it and them self. For that I made first a TileMap class, in it is only the data of the tile map. Its a very ...
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Save “Explored Area” to SQL Database

For a strategy game, the area "already explored" has to be saved to a DB, so that the player can (upon resuming his game) see where he has already been. The game will be a mmo-game, so i have to ...
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Representing multi-tile objects in a tilemap

I'm building an isometric tiled game, where the terrain and objects are represented by a 2-dimensional array of lists. Depth of objects on the map is derived from the tile (and a per-tile sorting ...
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How can I randomly generate 2D tile-based side-scroller terrain?

I want to randomly generate a map for a 2D sidescroller game using the following tileset: I have found a few great articles on the bitmasking process, for example: ...
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Collision detection via adjacent tiles - sprite too big

I have managed to create a collision detection system for my tile-based jump'n'run game (written in C++/SFML), where I check on each update what values the surrounding tiles of the player contain and ...