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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Create an 2d Isometric map with tiles?

I'm creating a 2D Tower Defense game and I want it to be isometric. I'm creating it on the XZ plane in Unity(3D mode). I need the map to be based on tiles so I can seperate the monsters' path and the ...
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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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LibGDX Tiled Map - how to get embedded objects

I am using LibGDX to learn Game Development. I have reached the phase I am learning to use Tiled Maps. In Tiled map editor, there is a feature where we can pick a tile in the tile set, go to View -> ...
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How do I reverse this 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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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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Tile Map Shader?

I'm trying to write a shader in unity that will take tiles from a sprite sheet and draw them onto a tile map. I'm new to shaders so this might be totally wrong, I think it might just be a math error ...
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Tile map optimization algorithm

I've read this artical on tilemap optimization https://www.scirra.com/blog/ashley/3/tech-blog-tilemap-tidbits and wondering what algorithm is used to achieve something like this. I'm wondering ...
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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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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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Storing large layered tilemap

My game consists largely of "sea" tiles and areas of tiles to form "islands". Each "sea" tile is exactly the same. The map is initially large and going to get larger. I'm trying to reduce the map ...
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Store metadata for tile in Tiled Map Editor

In my tilemap-based game, I need to associate lights with light switches, buttons with doors etc. I am using the Tiled map editor (mapeditor.org), but I have yet to find a way to store these ...
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Efficiently rendering tiled map on OS X

I'm writing an original (top-down) SimCity clone in Swift and attempting to use SpriteKit as the basis for the game. However, I am running into performance issues when rendering and animating the tile ...
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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 can I store tile maps as PNG images?

I want to let players of my top-down game save, load and share worlds as PNG images. How do I read the colors in a PNG file or change them? I imagine something like this: BufferedImage mapImg = ...
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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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How can i get a value from object in tmx file in Cocos2d x 3.x?

I want to set my sprite in x coordinate based on an object in TMX map file, this is my code: tileMap = cocos2d::TMXTiledMap::create("ground.tmx"); ground = tileMap->layerNamed("ground"); ...
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How can i get object from TMXTiledMap and store it in Dictionary variable ?

I've been following a tutorial to make tiled map in cocos2d x 3.0 , but i couldnt complete the rest of the tutorial because its for coco2d x 2.0 version, How can i get a value of property that is ...
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HLSL Pixel Shader - Color depending on condition

I am new to shaders and HLSL so bare with me on this one. I have a 2D tile map in my game and want to create a mini-map, at first I was just copying all the data from one sprite batch to another and ...
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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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Datastructure for infinite 2D map [duplicate]

I started a 2D Tilegame programmed with libgdx which needs potentially infinite tiles. That means when the player arrives the border of the map it should be possible to generate even more tiles. So a ...
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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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Network tilebased game updates design

I have a top/down grid based multi-player game. So I have a 2D array on the server that holds the entire map and a much smaller 2D array on the client that holds only what the client needs to see of ...
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How import and draw a tiledmap with slick2d

How I can import and draw a tilemap with different layers? I have the next code and send me error if the tilemap have more than one layer. public class Map { private TiledMap map = null; ...
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how to detect collision with libgdx and tiledmap [duplicate]

As you see , it's a picture from my game map , i have to create a 2d rpg game when a character can do many things. Currently i'm looking for a solution to handle collision between the character and ...
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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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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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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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Isometric Tile maps in Cocos2d-x [closed]

Is there an specific isometric tile map handler in cocos2d-x? I can't find any.
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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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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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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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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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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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Did old games like Golden Axe or Street or Rage use tilemaps? [closed]

I am wondering if old games like Golden Axe (genesis) or street of Rage (genesis) used tilemaps or background bitmaps for the levels. I could not find any resource that explain this and searching ...
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How do I resolve a collision of a rectangle with two rectangular tiles at once?

I am having some problems with collision detection between a player and the environment in a tile-based game. I have a player objects, Tiles and what I call MapObjects. The tiles are all 16×16. The ...
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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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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 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 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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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 can I modify my procedural shadows to also show some of the walls?

I'm rendering shadows in Libgdx with the method from this tutorial. I think it's a nice and easy method. I render all my shadows in a framebuffer, then invert it. Before invert: After Invert: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...