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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How to Simulate Height in a Tiled Top-Down Game

How can I simulate height in a top-down tiled 2D game? One way I thought was to make tiles which are supposed to be higher brighter, but I was wondering if there was a standard or better ...
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Calculating the number of tiles shown on an isometric map

I'm currently changing an existing computer game from a top-down view to an isometric view. The map consists of an infinite number of tiles. Only the tiles which are currently visible in the players ...
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What maps sizes did old 2D RTS games like C&C and WarCraft support?

I'm looking for the size (in tiles) of the maps for the old 2D games Command and Conquer and Warcraft 1 and 2.
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Efficient tile maps in Corona SDK

I need to create a tile map based level system for Corona SDK that loads files created with Tiled [1]. It also needs to support user touch scrolling and zooming. I've searched the Corona forums for ...
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Slick2D Tile Based 'Fog of War' Blurring Problem

I'm working on my first Java Game and I have run into a little problem I'm hoping to get some help with. I'm using Slick2D displaying a tile based map, and I'd like to know how I can created a ...
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Moving a sprite over a tile map

I am working on a tile based game in Java. I have a 2D array of tiles (JComponents) in a GridLayout, this is fine for creating the world (I think), but I am stumped at how to move the sprite smoothly ...
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Using tilemaps for an isometric football game with cocos2dx

I am writing a simple soccer game in cocos2d-x and recently found out that older iOS versions do not support cocos2d sprites larger than 1024x1024px. I was thinking about using isometric tilemaps to ...
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How do I handle specific tile/object collisions?

What do I do after the bounding box test against a tile to determine whether there is a real collision against the contents of that tile? And if there is, how should I move the object in response to ...
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Cocos2D: TileMap performance question

I´ve got a question regarding TileMaps. Each level in my game is going to be determined by the length of the tile map. I would like to create a map that will be about 5 mins (in length) long. I want ...
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Isometric game data structure and rendering

I'm starting development of a 2d isometric(tiled, roguelike) game and i'm brainstorming wich kind of data structure i would use to store runtime data like tiles and entities, but i don't want to use ...
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Storing large layered tilemap

My game consists largely of "sea" tiles with sections of tiles that form "islands". The sea tiles are all exactly the time. The map itself is pretty large and only going to get larger. I'm trying to ...
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Java 2D Tile Map and Moving Sprites with threads

I'm having difficulties understanding how to use threads and I'm not sure if my basic structure is right. This is my Board Class: package mortifera; import java.awt.Color; import java.awt.Graphics; ...
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Best way to solve tile drawing in 2D side scroller?

What i still can't figure out is which would be the more sane way / easier and faster way to draw the map on the screen.. I mean i will use many tiles for my maps in my side scroller.. But problem is ...
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Good baseline size for an A* Search grid?

I'm working on a grid based game/prototype with a continuous open map, and are currently considering what size to make each segment. I've seen some articles mention different sizes, but most of them ...
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How can I create a random “world” in a tile engine?

I am designing a game that is working on a classic tile engine, but whose world is generated randomly. Are there existing games or algorithms that do this? The procedural generation algorithms I have ...
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Tilemap rendering with openGL (why the rendering is extremely messed up)

I'm using SDL & openGL to render a tile-map. The issue is that the tile-map rendering is extremely messed up, and i'm just a bit unsure what i'm doing wrong exactly. Here's an image of the ...
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Question About Scrolling A Tilemap In C++/SDL/OpenGL

I been working with scrolling this week but I recently encounter a problem that I don't understand why it's happening. In a 2D scroller I want to scroll a tilemap pixel per pixel which gives a smooth ...
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Loading tilemaps, entering buildings, chopping big maps

I´ve got some questions regarding the loading of tile maps. I´ve got a world with several buildings in it that guide the user to a new map. This map can be a small room, but also a big area. To change ...
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Random seed function for map generation?

I am looking for a function to generate a random tile-based map as the visual boundaries of the map change (by going through the map). I want the map to be infinitely large, and have maze-like ...
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How to extend Tiled and Cocos2d to create an Isometric map that supports elevation

I've been looking and looking and looking, and I cannot seem to find a solution out there for making a game that uses cocos2d and Tiled to make an isometric map that supports elevation. I am not ...
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[2D] Finding largest possible straight lines around body

I've got a 2D-map, largely consisting of rectangular tiles, but with some none-rectangular objects mixed in as well (tilted lines on corners for example). Take this image as an example: I now ...