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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to find a free patch of area in a tiled map?

I've been trying to formulate the question and try to find some information on Google, but didn't managed to, so here it is... We've got a nice tropic-themed game that is about to be released soon, ...
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Hide collision layer in libgdx with TiledMap?

I'm making a 2D game with libgdx, and I'm using its TileMapRenderer to render my map which I have made in the map editor Tiled. In Tiled I have a dedicated collision layer. However, I can't figure out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...