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 center a tilemap in Phaser?

In Phaser, I am loading a Tilemap from JSON. I would like my Tilemap to display in a particular position (for simplicity here I say the middle of the screen). var map = ...
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Cocos2d savegame cctmxtiledmap

my game features several tilemaps that are initially loaded from a tmx file and modified during gameplay. How can I save the changed tilemaps in a save game? Will NSCoding do the trick here or is the ...
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Algorithm to make an entity follow tile edges in a tilemap

I'm implementing something like the electric balls seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWyB56AlAWw (skip to 1:55 and you will see this electrical balls follow tile edges in the ...
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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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How do I draw a tilemap in SFML (C++)?

I've been working with SFML and I've used what I know to try and create a TileMap. However, opening the RenderWindow will only display a black screen and the image I have loaded in the files will not ...
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How to attach a sprite to a TMXTiledMap at a particular coordinate, in AndEngine?

I am trying to add a sprite at a "grid" location on the tiled map. The TMX tiled Map is like a grid, and you can access the size of the grid by calling mTMXtiledMap.getTileRows() and ...
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Two pass blur shader using libgdx tile map renderer

I am trying to apply the following technique: blur effect using two pass shader to my libgdx game using the OrthogonalTiledMapRenderer. The idea is to blur the background wich is also a tilemap but ...
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Slow tile map rendering

I'm having an issue with my tilemap renderer, with small maps (like 40*40 tiles) it works fine but with maps that have 400*400 tiles the framerate becomes really slow when I try to move the camera. ...
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Tile tilemapping render error

I'm having rendering issues in Tiled with a border tile I'm applying to shapes. In Tiled: In game: I'm using Tile Flipping to reduce work. I thought this may be the issue, so I tested out a few ...
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Generating “tile map” by stamping a full map

I'm building a game using Tiled tilemap editor. I was originally creating tilesets to stamp around and create my map in Tiled. Id prefer to create the base map in a Adobe Illustrator and stamp in ...
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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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Projection type/camera angle in Alien Soldier

I am trying to build a 2D game similar to Alien Soldier from oldies (Sega Genesis). The problem I am having is with assets. What kind of projection/camera angle does the Alien Soldier use for it's ...
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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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How do I reverse “Cartesian->Isometric” function?

I'm working on an isometric tile rendering engine and I need to reverse a function I used to translate the Cartesian coordinates into isometric coordinates. I've already written a function for this, ...
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Optimization for lots of UV coordinates update for tilemap animation

In my game, I procedurally generate tile map mesh and modify it when travelling around the "world". Each tile is a quad. So they each, have their own UV points. (Obviously) I am using Unity for this, ...
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LibGDX - Map Boundaries

Synopsis Well, I'm making a little top-down JRPG and today I was like 'Yeah, I'm gonna bust out this whole map collision thing!'. I failed. Problem So I went on the internet and looked up 'LibGDX ...
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Is it possible to map mouse coordinates to isometric tiles with this coordinate system?

I'm trying to implement mouse interaction in a 2D isometric game, but I'm not sure if it's possible given the coordinate system used for tile maps in the game. I've read some helpful things like ...
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Adding terrain features to a perlin noise heightmap

I'm currently using Perlin Noise to generate heightmaps and model moisture levels as well as tree density to create terrain (in the form of 2D tilemaps - think dwarf fortress). How can I generate ...
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Wang tiles generating

I'm trying to get rid of repetition on terrain, when viewed from up high. To achieve that, I've chosen Wang tiles. One thing I'm missing, and can't really find is any kind of generator that can take a ...
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Making Edges of Hand-Drawn Tileset Match Up

I'm making a tile-based platformer. A friend at college is doing all my art, and so far it's beautifully hand-drawn. The problem is, I can't seem to make the edges of the tilesets match up. He ...
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How to use 16/32 square pixel tiles in tilemap on arbitrarily sized canvas in Phaser

My question is about Phaser and Tiled but I'm not quite sure how to ask it so please bear with me. Do I need to make the size of the canvas or area on which I want to display my tilemap a multiple ...
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How to prevent tendencies to upper-left corner? [closed]

In a 2D tile-based game I'm making, I have a loop that runs through each of the tiles to check and apply values. One of the effects is intended to make a circle around itself, using a similar method. ...
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How to combine tiles in a procedurally generated level in 2D tile based maps?

I am developing a 2D tile-based top-down game. It is currently instantiating square objects with a sprite renderer to procedurally generate the map. Each floor and wall is a 1-unit wide object. I ...
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LibGDX hexagonal tilemap getting adjacent tiles

How do I get all adjacent tiles to a hexagonal tile, my tile map is using a staggered co ordinate system with an odd stagger index and I am using libgdx java. if (x % 2 == 0) { hexAdj[0] ...
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XNA Platformer - Where should tile collision handling be?

I've started using XNA and am working on a simple 2D platformer (single level). However, I am stuck as to where the collision detection should be handled. Here is my current project structure: The ...
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Store and retrieve different objects on a tile

(I hope the title is clear enough, if not feel free to suggest a better one) I'm trying to make a simple tile-based map for a college project in Java. But I'm stuck on how to literally place things ...
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Generating hexagonal tilemap in libGDX

How would I go about generating a hexagonal tilemap in Libgdx? My idea before was to just use a prebuilt tilemap and then change tiles on it but I'm having problems with the hexagonal co ordinate ...
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Hexagonal Tilemap is being distorted

So i made a hexagonal tilemap of ocean tiles and then picked a few tiles to be land when i pick all adjacent tiles to the hexagon it usually work but for tiles that are on certain columns it does not ...
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How should I use Monte Carlo method to simulate some police cars that keep patroling in a tile based map?

I have a tile map (isometric) and I have some police cars that they patrol all the time on the map, there is some building and other cars in map too so they are considered as constraints in my ...
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Referencing individual cells of a tilemap and changing texture

I have a tilemap and am trying to proceduraly generate islands on it by changing the texture of the tiles and marking it as land ( I want to do this without texture atlas for now). How do you change ...
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Libgdx HexagonalTiledMapRenderer

How does the hexagonal tiled map renderer work in libgdx I'm trying to render a hexagonal tiled map and I can't quite get it to display correctly I've used the orthogonal tiled map renderer before and ...
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Java image in JFrame rendered weirdly

I'm not sure if this is intended or not, if it is, I'd like to know a way of preventing this: I've got this image (which is for testing purposes, the actual one has a texture, but I'm not using it ...
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State machines and map transitions

I've implemented a [basic] FSM in my game and it currently does its job very well. Recently I have come across a "problem" that I need to show a "Loading map. Please wait..." screen for as long the ...
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Elegant autotiling

I'm looking for information about how people implement autotiling in their tile-based games. So far I have always improvised it with a bunch of hardcoded "if ... else ..." statements, and now I ...
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Implementing RPG Maker Auto Tiling

I'm currently working with Phaser, making a game that's procedurally generated. I wanted to use some RPG maker art in my game (for reference, I'm using the RTP). I stumbled across this article, which ...
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Difference between “staggered” isometric and “normal” isometric tilemaps?

The Tiled Map Editor v0.9 recently added support for staggered tilemaps in addition to its usual isometric tilemap support. What are the exact technical differences between these two types of ...
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How do I stop off-screen tiles of a 2D tilemap from being rendered?

I am seeing lag because I render all tiles in my map at once. How can I exclude off-screen tiles from being rendered? My tiles are 32×32 and my player is always in the centre of the screen. Here is ...
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How to make TMXTiledMap responsive?

I've been struggling with Cocos2d-x (C++) and finally I got to the point I feel more or less comfortable with that. My game is a 2D car-based one, with a straight infinite map where I've finally been ...
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Building placement in tilemaps (pattern matching)

I'm building a small RTS and in my code I've given my buildings a pattern, much like you would pieces in tetris, i.e. I want to place irregularly-shaped buildings on a map without overlaps. The map ...
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How can I quickly check if my sprite tiles well?

I am trying to create tilemap sprites that tile nicely, but checking how well they tile is really cumbersome. Ideally, I'd like to have an image editor that shows a layout like this, so I could see ...
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How do I make my foreground tiles stand out more from the background?

(the background implemented in the game) In the game that I work on, the background and the map tiles are pretty indistinguishable for new players, probably because they have similar colors and ...
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xna split tileset into individual tiles

I am trying to break a tileset image from my content folder into individual tiles during program. What I would like to have happen is that i can fill a list (of thing) with each possible tile so I can ...
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Combining Many Small Colliders into Larger Ones

I am creating a game using a tile-map made of many thousands of grid squares. At the moment, each square has a square collider on it for checking collisions. However, with many thousands of tiny ...
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Error rendering map android

I'm trying to read this text file and render the corresponding tiles on the screen. The code for reading the map is as follows: private void loadMap(InputStream is) throws IOException { ...
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how to avoid circular references between objects and map

I've been working on a turn based tactics game on a grid. I've been trying to figure out how to store and relate the grid and the objects on it. Essentially, my question boils down to how to ask ...
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How do I properly load maps?

I'm trying to load my map properly, but it takes some time (after the games has been started) to be how it should. Am I doing something wrong? Why is this happening? AndroidStudio: Tiled (map ...
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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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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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Pixel thin lines appearing between sprites on camera move

I'm going to apologize in advance for the lack of screenshots, but this was a very hard thing to capture, but very obvious to see. I'm using LibGDX to create a tile base rogue-like. Everything is ...
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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 ...