Identically shaped objects (often squares or hexagons) representing spatial information.

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LibGDX drawing portion of tmx map

I am trying to make a tile based game in LibGDX and I have run into some problem. In earlier versions of LibGDX you were able to draw a certain section of a .tmx map instead of a whole and even a ...
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What are the document grid settings in inkscape for making an isometric tilemap for tiled?

I am using inkscape to create a isometric tilemap. What settings do I need on the grid in document properties in inkscape to make it match up to a 64 x 32 grid in tiled?
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Pathfinding: longest route along tiles of same type

I'm programming a simple tile-based puzzle game, and I've gotten stuck trying to work out a pathfinding algorithm. Here's how the game is set out: The game board is (arbitrarily) 8 tiles wide by 8 ...
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Creating an isometric map with hexagonal tiles for iPad

I'm new to game development, so I need a little help. I have to write down a little game which has a floor with hexagonal tiles but it must be seen in a isometric view like The Sims. Ignoring the ...
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Where to cast light/shadows in a 2.5D view?

I'm working on a tile-based 2D pseudo top-down/side-on game very much in the graphical style of Prison Archiect. More specifically, I'm referencing their style of drawing wall tiles where you can see ...
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Does scene2d(libGDX) know when an image is drawn out of the screen?

I mean, I want to make a tiled map using scene2d, so in the render method of my game... @Override public void render(float delta) { Gdx.gl.glClearColor(0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 1f); ...
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Collision resolution when moving in two directions

I am making a bomberman clone and I'm having problems regarding moving on both x and y axis (pressing down+left, down+right, up+left). Here is a video to demonstrate the problem. I use Tiled for the ...
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2d grid vision(eye sensor) for a neural network bot?

I have a 2d grid and neural network bots living above it. What is a good way to give them vision of tiles in front of them? Below I describe my idea that I don't know how to efficiently(or ...
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Tile-based collision problem with corners

I am currently making a tile based collision system. But I encountered a big problem I can't seem to figure out. Use the image bellow for reference. Gray lines represent the border between tiles. ...
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How did LoZ: A Link to the Past handle sub-tile collisions?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past is rendered with 16×16 tiles. How did they implement collision with tiles where only a quarter or half is occupied? You can see such tiles in the cliff corners ...
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Xna: Texture2D from a png file

I'm making a tile based game, and I'm working for support of tilesets. I'm trying to make it so that a Texture2D is set as a chosen PNG file. I can do this with no problem f I load the image into the ...
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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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About tiles in games

I'm trying to learn how to develop games in Unity and my base is tiled games, I would like to know if a simple tile is an image (sprite in 2D) or a game object in 3D. Since I'm trying to do some kind ...
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How do I find the set of regions that are fully enclosed by a color?

How do I get all areas surrounded by a certain color in a multidimensional array? For example, this map has three regions that are fully enclosed by red tiles. They are highlighted enclosed in pink. ...
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Efficiently Handling Entity-Interactions in a Tile-Based World

I've been programming Roguelike games lately and there's a common problem I always run into. I can't seem to find a satisfactory solution for handling Monster-Monster interactions. For the intents ...
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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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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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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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Smoothing edges on procedural terrain

Using perlin noise to create a procedural island for a tile-based game. My map is stored in a 2d array, with each tile having a type (deep water, shallow water, beach, grass, forest, hill, mountain). ...
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How to split a 2D sprite tile set into individual sprites?

I see a lot of sprite catalogs for games provided as single PNG image, like the one below. I'm interested if I have to manually create tiles from that, or if there's some program that can split it ...
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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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Need to produce an animated texture of Water where each image tiles in all directions

I need to produce a 2D 'animated' texture of "water" for a game in which each image tiles in 'all' directions, much like those produced by the Caustics Generator, but with the power and flexibility of ...
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Repeat texture in libgdx

How to fill region with repeated texture? Now I'm using next method: spriteBatch.begin(); final int tWidth = texture.getWidth(); final int tHeight = texture.getHeight(); for (int i = 0; i < ...
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In a tile-based MMO, how do I decide which players need to receive what updates?

I am planning a tile based MMO, like Tibia or top down Minecraft. I'm using a client-server model. I've got almost everything figured out, with a notable exception of state updates. When information ...
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Deterministic steering behaviors

I'm working on a turn based strategy game (like Jagged Alliance), where the player moves his units individually during his turn, while the enemies (zombies) all move and react simultaneously. I use ...
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Memory-Efficient, Optimized Terraria-Like 2D Lighting

I am working on a terraria-clone and I am aiming for it to be able to be run on most Android devices. I am able to generate a world, jump around, etc but I am not looking to add in some efficient ...
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How do I efficiently fill the background with a tiling image?

I'm learning Unity by developing a 2D game. It's similar to RimWorld and Prison Architect. I have a 32×32-pixel grass tile image that I want to fill the background with. Here's a screenshot from ...
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How do I determine the draw order of isometric 2D objects occupying multiple tiles?

My current sorting method works only for objects that occupy 1 tile and fails for multi-tile objects. For examle, the bed in the above picture occupies 1×2 tiles, and the sorting fails. Also that ...
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Snap gameObject to grid tile

I'm making a 2D TD game and currently I have made using quill18 tutorials a simple building system. However I'm trying to have it snap on my tiles as I mouse over them. This is my script applied to ...
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Making a 2D TMX tile map

Should there be a specific link between the characters height as well as the tile size for the tile maps? That is if a tile is 32x32 does that mean that a character sprite has to be the same size? ...
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How do I avoid lag when dynamically loading a map chunk?

I have a procedural 2d game which extends in all directions, on the surface similar to Terraria. When a player moves their camera close to the edge of the currently loaded terrain, I trigger an expand ...
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Tiled based map collision detection problem

I'm working on a tile-based Mario clone. This works all fine when walking and falling. But when the player jumps near a wall and walks to the right in the air, then the player get stuck on the wall. ...
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How to make a map [closed]

For school my group and I are going to make a 2d turn based strategy game on android. We are trying to make a simple version of Advanced Wars (Gameplay). But we don't really know how to make the ...
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Implementing jumping and heightmaps in 2D RPG/Adventure style games?

I've been putting together, albeit slowly, a traditional style game engine in flash/AS3 along the lines of Alundra/Final Fantasy 3/etc etc.. Everything so far is working smoothly (maps from XML data, ...
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Arrays for a heightmap tile-based map

I'm making a game using in C# and Javascript that uses a map which has tiles, corners and borders. Here's a graphical representation: I've managed to store tiles and corners in memory but I'm ...
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2D grid based game merging boxes

Basically what i have at the moment is a tile based game with a grid containing a number of colored cells. this is what i've done so far The prinipal idea of the game is that the user has to ...
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Tile based in-game room building [duplicate]

On a tile based strategy game I'm working on the player may select an area in which a room is placed. To do so the player selects the tiles. Either by clicking on each individual tile or dragging from ...
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Smallest, most memory-efficient way to have tiles? (C++/OpenGL)

I need to have tiles in my game, just 16x16 images, there would be hundreds (or even thousands) that make up a level. Of course it's not viable to have thousands of memory-hog normal entities, but ...
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How do I efficiently generate all valid configuration spaces of a Tetronimo in Tetris?

This question is relevant to How can I do optimal pathfinding for a tetris piece, which assumes we already have a start and end state. How we can efficiently generate all those valid configuration ...
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Mixing perspectives in an oblique-perspective game

I've been creating an adventure game using 45 degree angled tiles to create a 3D illusion- aka oblique style. Using 45-degree angles... I can create pretty much any size or shape building I want: ...
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finding a path from one point to another with obstacles help

Im building a tile based game and im implementing my path finding algorithm. Currently, it can find a path from point A to point B with no problems. However, if there are obstacles between point A and ...
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Java: Problems with Tile Collisions

I have created a tiled map using a BufferedImage (img) from a PNG. From that, I would like to detect the player's (peter) collisions with individual tiles on the map. However, my code will not run and ...
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How do I make an AI that stays at a distance from the player act correctly when cornered?

I am working on a few different AIs for a tile-based game. I'm trying to figure out one where that tries to keep a certain distance from the player. So if distance becomes small, move away. The whole ...
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In XNA, how do I dynamically load parts of a large 2D world map?

I want to develop a huge world map; at least 8000×6000 pixels in size. I have broken it into a 10×10 grid of 800×600-pixel PNG images. To avoid loading everything into memory, the images should be ...
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How do you create your own tileset?

I'd like to create a 2d platformer and I understand that using tiles helps you a lot. I think many use the map editor "Tiled" but I can't find anywhere how do you make your own tileset from a given ...
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Collision detection via adjacent tiles - sprite too big

I have managed to create a collision detection system for my tile-based jump'n'run game (written in C++/SFML), where I check on each update what values the surrounding tiles of the player contain and ...
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Determine whether a shape formed from a series of other shapes is 'unbroken'

I have a grid of tiles in a game and each tile can have a certain simple shape on it. I want to be able to determine whether the combined shape from any given arrangement of these tiles results in ...