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

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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 ...
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Textures have lines between them when zoomed out

These are two screenshots from my new game, a top-down RTS with tiles. The first one is from a normal view with no zoom, the second one is a zoomed out view of the whole map: In the first image, ...
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Pokemon Black White 2 - Ground Tiles Directory? [closed]

I opened up Pokemon Black 2 in Tinke (https://code.google.com/p/tinke/) and I'm looking for the directory that contains the ground tiles. Here's a picture showing what tiles I'm after ...
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Tiled map editor and objects

Ive been searching for an easy way to group multiple sprites of a spritesheet into a single entity. Im using tiled editor as written at the title. Some objects might be larger than the tile size and i ...
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Smooth moving on tile-based map, how to fix simple collisions?

I've already had some experiences about the work of 2 dimensional square-based playfields and moving a player on them. Though, when a square has multiple pixel sizes, and player moves e.g. 1 pixel per ...
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libgdx: How do you remove a cell from TiledMap?

I am making a Terraria-style sidescrolling game with an open world. I am using a TiledMap to render all of the tiles. If I want to remove a tile, like if it is broken, how would I stop it from being ...
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in a 2D game that has an array as a map how to make graphics look nice?

I have a map that's stored in a 2D Array with 1s being walls, 0s being roads, and 2s being houses. There is a character that is not stored in the map but its position is always checked against the map ...
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How do I make a puzzle piece move smoothly between locations?

I'm building a 2048 clone to sharpen my Libgdx skills, but I don't know how to ease a tiles between board locations. When I slide my finger, the tile moves rather swiftly. How I can make the movement ...
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Seamless tilemap rendering (borderless adjacent images)

I have a 2D game engine that draws tilemaps by drawing tiles from a tileset image. Because by default OpenGL can only wrap the entire texture (GL_REPEAT), and not just part of it, each tile is split ...
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Gaps appearing between Sprites when scaling the stage

  I'm learning to use createjs using this game level to-be as a sandbox: http://www.mboyeman.com/dashingdog/   The level is composed of a single background image and 64X64pixel ...
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Possibly a more efficient way to structure my game's map?

I need a little help with structuring my map. I want to make it efficient but I'm not sure if there's a better way to do this: public class Map { Chunk[][] Chunks; Object[] Objects; } public ...
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Should I use tiles in a snake game? [closed]

I'm building a simple snake game, which is my first game ever. I'm using LibGDX, which is Java-based. I've looked at the Tiled Map Editor, but I don't know if it is necessary in a simple game like ...
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Working with tiledata of different sizes [duplicate]

I recently bought an asset for my game, basically a tilesheet, with seperate pngs as well, but where as previously I've created tilemaps out of identically sized tiles these are all in varying sizes ...
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Units, Layers, and Isometric Ordering

I'm currently using LibGDX and Tiled map editor to render isometric maps. I'm having a two related difficulties. The first issue is, when do I render units that will end up changing position often ...
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Why can't I set a single value in a game map Java 2D array? [closed]

I'm trying to set one character on 2D array. map[0][2] = "0"; However, I'm getting 11011 11011 11011 11011 ... I was expecting 11011 11111 11111 11111 ... What am I doing wrong? another ...
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How can I randomly generate 2D tile-based side-scroller terrain?

I want to randomly generate a map for a 2D sidescroller game using the following tileset: I have found a few great articles on the bitmasking process, for example: ...
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How can I communicate changes to a 2D tile-based world state in a P2P context?

Suppose two players in a game want to build a city together on a blank tile-based game world simultaneously in a peer-to-peer connected context. When a player clicks on a tile it changes the state ...
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How can I use the same number of tiles in any screen resolution, with an isometric projection?

I have an isometric grid with 64x32 diamond images. Each tile is a class, each instance is in a 2D array. Players have different screen resolutions and the grid must take up the whole screen. ...
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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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Algorithmic error in tile engine? [closed]

I'm toying with creating a tile-based 2D java game engine. I can render the "local" area without issues(I.E. deciding which local tiles to render). The problem came when I introduced floating point ...
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How can I “grow” regions representing countries in a 2D grid?

My friend started to make a 'country-generator' type of thing. We have some starting points, and we want to 'grow' countries from them randomly until the whole area is filled. What's is an effect ...
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Get Tile Location On Screen (Java Slick and Tiled2D)

I want to create a rectangle around each tile that's blocked value = true. How can I find the X and Y (on screen) coords of the each individual Tile?
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How do I draw tile in a side-on perspective? [closed]

All the tutorials I've found regarding using tiles in game engines refer to games with an isometric or top-down view, much like this: I want to make a "beat em up"-game, where the view is tilted. ...
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java tile based game :tile lag fix

hi I have a game where it reads a txt file and loads a map 0 represents air and 2 represents dirt I have a class for each tile as well as a tilemap I will show u my code. the problem is it lags like ...
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libgdx get the value of a key

I'm trying to do collision detection (which I have working well) but now I want to use it for a little more. I want to check special circumstances for the collision. Right now I'm checking for ...
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Cell Lighting Propagation Problem

I have in place a cell-based lighting system that works basically like this: (Not my actual code) //Light moves up for (int x = 0; x < width; x += 1) { for (int y = 0; y < ...
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Using an image instead of a colored rectangle

I recently watched a video on how to do tilemaps in java. He has the tiles as colored rectangles. I want them to be images. My code: public void draw(Graphics g){ for(int row = 0; row < ...
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How to get surrounding tiles in a tile array

I've created a tiled map that holds two layers, one for the tile type, and the other for whether it is solid or not. I plan on creating very big maps, and checking every tile seems like it would slow ...
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Collision detection for sloping tiles

I've been looking into adding 'sloping' tiles into my platform game and my first attempt at collision detection with these tiles has produced some promising results (considering it's a first attempt), ...
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What is the definition of “tiles?”

When we talk of tiles, are we strictly talking about images or the underlying data structures? For example, I read an article which explains that tiles are a data structure that holds your game data. ...
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Reduce render time for a tiled map in ThreeJS

I'm working on a WebGL game using Three.js, its been a few days and I found my first issue, render time on big maps. The game runs great, there are even some AI mobs that run around randomly like ...
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How would I implement procedurally generated tiles in libgdx?

I'm creating a simple top down Zelda-esque game in libgdx, and I want to implement tile-based dungeons that are procedurally generated, similar to this. Libgdx does have a class called TiledMap which ...
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Selecting a range of hex tiles within radius of main tile [duplicate]

What im doing is pretty new to me, or at least i think it is, so I'm not really sure of what im looking for. Hopefully someone here knows =-) Using a grid of hexes I generate, i can hover over any ...
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Should tiles in a tile-based game draw themselves? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in game programming, and I want to start with Java (in which I have a strong background I think) and LWJGL. I want to create tile-based games. Let's say I have an object named Tile, ...
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Deferred tiled shading, tile frusta calculation in OpenGL

I'm trying to do deferred tiled shading in OpenGL using the compute shader but I have hit a snag when trying to create the frustum for each tile. I'm using AMD's Forward+ demo (written in D3D) as a ...
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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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What size textures do I need for a 2D grid based game if my tiles are larger than textures I have?

I'm building a grid-based game for iPad, and for usability purposes I've selected my game grid to be built of 75x75 squares. However, so far I've seen that the majority of (free)texture catalogs I can ...
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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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Efficient approaches to updating adjacent grid tiles when one tile is disabled?

I'm trying to update the surrounding grid of tiles if one of them is disabled (not removed). For example, imagine we have a grid of tiles each with x representing one texture: x, x, x, x, x, x x, x, ...
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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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Map editor undo function - Not actually setting values to tiles

I'm currently attempting to implement an undo/redo function for my map editor for a tile-based 2D platformer game made with XNA. I've found a lot of resources online about this and decided to try to ...