Patterns of identical shapes (often squares or hexagons) that have no gaps. They usually represent the playfield in various games.

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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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Tiled Rendering - Projection matrix

I'm trying to figure out how to perform tiled rendering of my 3d scene (OpenGL). The motivation is to cut the scene up into several textures, combining them into a single image for saving at a very ...
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How to find all the possible places to go on a grid?

Given the amount of steps you can take in a grid, how could I implement a way to get all the possible places a unit can go to, in a game like Advanced Wars? I have currently got A* path finding ...
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How can I do optimal pathfinding for a Tetris piece?

Imagine a standard Tetris board (10x20) using the standard set of 7 tetrominos. Given a Tetris game state and a target position, how can I find the optimal sequence of moves that will get the ...
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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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Movement on objects in 2D tile/grid based game

This question is an addition to both of these questions: Boat passing under a bridge in a 2D tile based RTS How to handle slopes/bridges in a 2d grid turn based strategy game While I get the idea ...
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Designing Diverse 2D Environment Tilesets

Is there an established methodology for designing diverse, quality 2d environment tilesets? I understand creating corners and borders and edges for different terrain types and materials, but I'm at a ...
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Placing tiles on 2D Simplex noise [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with 2D Simplex noise for a mini-project and while I cannot say I understand the maths behind it, I begin to feel quite confident with how I can manipulate it to get ...
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How can I smoothly move from tile to tile?

I've looked at other games with tile based movement. I am aiming to create a game like pokemon, where the player moves smoothly to the next tile. I am using KeyAdapter, in my KeyInput class. This ...
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How can I tell if an object in a tile grid is surrounded?

I'm making a game which uses a 10x20 matrix to store the position of the objects. I have a castle object, represented by a number in a matrix. It is randomly deployed in some cell of the matrix. I ...
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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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Assigning multiple game objects to a single sprite (Unity)

I've been making a pokemon game clone on my own with Unity, as I'm a beginner and just trying to learn. Up until now I've been splicing the town pictures and manually putting them together, but this ...
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Place tile values over 'chunk' boundries

My game has a 'chunk' engine similar to Minecraft's but in 2 dimensions. Each chunk is a square of 32 by 32 tiles. What I want to do is generate a defined shape across multiple chunks without ...
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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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Required number of images for octagonal tiles

I'm planing to write a game based on octagon tiles. Currently I'm wondering how many images I really need. That is something about graph theory, I know that, but not only. I want to connect each side ...
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Protecting tilesets [duplicate]

I have a game and my tilesheets are placed in the images/ folder. If a user edits the tilesets, they can make them transparent (I use white as my transparent color on them) and in game basically ...
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Random Placement of Objects on a Tilemap

I have read many topics on random world generation on this site and others, and I roughly understand most of it. What I can't see is how to randomly place objects on the generated tile map I get. Say ...
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How to implement a hint-system for nearby matches (in a Match-3 puzzle game)?

Taking Candy Crush as an example: In a Match-3 game, how would you figure out which nearby tiles are 1 move away from creating a match? Do you basically have to do it by trial-and-error on every ...
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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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Grants a Higher Texture downsized a better quality than a texture with the downsized resolution?

if i use a texture in a game with a resolution of 128*128 for a tile which is actually 64*64 on screen and both textures show the same image just in different resolutions. One in 128*128 and one in ...
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How can I optimize performance when updating tiles?

So I'm making a side-scrolling adventure type game in Java. The worlds are procedurally generated, so I can't manually place tiles. Therefore, I every 20 ticks (1/3 second) I update every block's tile ...
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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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Movement on tile map when player is the size of 4 tiles, moving in 1 tile increment

I understand how to move a square around a tile map: you have a coordinate of the square (say the center), and if they player press the "up" arrow, just increment the y-coordinate by 1. Question: How ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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Procedual level generation for a platformer game (tilebased) using player physics

I have been searching for information about how to build a 2d world generator (tilebased) for a platformer game I am developing. The levels should look like dungeons with a ceiling and a floor and ...
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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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How can I have 2 different images seamlessly tile with each other?

If I Google for "seamless tile" I can find many great answers to create a single image that will seamlessly tile with itself. GIMP even has a filter that will automatically make an image seamless in 1 ...
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diagonals on a tiled map

I have a map of tiles that is drawn using two triangles. I draw my map using a height map to generate vertices and make a Cell(tile) out of 4 vertices like so: cells[x][z] = new Cell(corner1, ...
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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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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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Fast, simple procedural 2d island generation

I need to generate tile data for an island based rpg, my goal is have something that looks like this (mountains not required): For the past few days I have been trying to figure out a satisfactory ...
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How do I find the tile I'm standing on?

I want to get the specific tile I am standing on. My Tiles are in an Arraylist so I can destroy them later. How can I do this? Here's my Level-class (where my Lists are): public class Level { ...
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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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Converting from tile to pixel precision

I was curious as to how you would go about converting from pixel to tile precision on a tile map. For example, let's say my map is comprised of 8x6 tiles, each of which are 50x50 pixels in size. If I ...
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How do I handle this type of collision?

So I've been messing around with simple game development for a while and just found an interesting game idea here . I'm using SFML 2.1 with C++ and so far I have a tilemap in a VertexArray using a ...
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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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Rotating a view of a chunked 2d tilemap

I'm working on a top-down (oblique) tile-based engine. I would like for the tiles to have a definable height in the world, with Characters being occluded by them, etc. This has led to a desire to be ...
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Tiles touching all of same color check

I'm currently having a problem that has stopped my productivity for quite a while. I need to check if all tiles of a color is touching each other for each color like this: I have all my code for ...
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Tile Collision - subtracting a minor value to the box size

I'm having a certain problem when doing collision checks on bounding boxes that have their edges aligned with upper or right tiles. It shouldn't count as an intersection but I don't know a good ...
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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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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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XNA - Making 2D Hexagons Connect With Each Other

Hey so I'm working on a top-down 2D strategy game in XNA, and the tiles are hexagons. I can't have a grid because of the game mechanics, so everything has its own location, and every tile object is ...
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Tiled and tmx files

i started using the software tiled and it very simple to create an image and object positions over there. I am using the library XNA and i would like to load the image and the objects into my code, ...
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Zelda-style Top-down RPG. Storing data for each tile type

I'm creating a Zelda-style RPG using Tiled, C#, and MonoGame. When my code parses the .tmx file, it will get a number to associate with each tile type based off of their position in the tile sheet. If ...
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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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Technical differences between square and hexagon for a grid?

I'm developing a 2D city-building game and trying to decide on the type of grid. There will be vehicles, so the unit movement is important too. I know there are visual differences for using Squares ...
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2D Boxes/Vertices merging

I want to optimize my colliders geometry, at the moment is composed by boxes (it's a tile based game) of the same dimensions, i want to remove the inner vertices to have, at the end, only the shell. ...
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Zelda-style top-down RPG. How to store tile and collision data?

I'm looking to build a Zelda: LTTP style top-down RPG. I've read a lot on the subject and am currently going back and forth on a few solutions. I'm using C#, MonoGame, and Tiled. For my tile maps, ...
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Procedural Generation of tile-based 2d World

I am writing a 2d game that uses tile-based top-down graphics to build the world (i.e. the ground plane). Manually made this works fine. Now I want to generate the ground plane procedurally at run ...