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

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SDL tiles rendering

I'm pretty new to SDL and wonder what is better if I have to draw tiled map on screen: to SDL_RenderCopy each tile from texture(which presents tileset) and then SDL_RenderPresent it every frame or to ...
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How to tile multiple procedurally generated textures?

I'm trying to develop a procedural tile generator for a game, mostly for the ground tiles, instead of using "hand-drawn" tiles. To achieve this I'm using Perlin noise and a sine wave with multiple ...
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Box2D: Efficient method to create b2Chainshapes for a tile-based map?

I'm working on a platforming game with tile based levels. I store the collision model for my tileset in an array. This is how the collision model for a 4x4 tilesheet would look like (I can't post ...
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OpenGL tile rendering

Currently I'm trying to render a TileMap using OpenGL 2.1, GLSL 1.2. I would like to draw every tile in just one draw call. I use a single texture with all tiles, identifying each one by an index. ...
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Detecting tile with height in isometric game

I'm trying to create an isometric tile-based game (for iPhone) and I'm having trouble with height in tiles. What I currently do (without heights) is apply some mathematic transformations to my ...
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Drawing game objects that are bigger than tiles

Problem: I have 32x32 world tiles, and a 64x64 object. I am only drawing visible tiles around the player. The object has its x and y coordinates in the tile world. I am drawing the object after I've ...
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Tile based map player movement

I'm doing a tile based 2d rpg in pygame. The problem I'm working on right now is character movement... I am already able to create a map by using multidimensional arrays and a 'camera' follows the ...
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How to manage maps in 2D MMO?

I'm curious about how I should be drawing my game world. I'm going to have a map, let's say 1000 by 1000 tiles in size, with many players on it. Each player will be at a position in a map, and when ...
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Best way to load texture2d tiles in xna?

I am making a test xna game as a learning exercise and I have a small question about using 2d textures. Basically the game is a grid of different 'tiles' which are taken from a text map file. I ...
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Loading map in tile based game

I'm currently working on a simple 2D tile based game. I want to let users (=players) to create really large maps without problems with performance. That is why I'm searching the way how to optimalize ...
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Cocos3D: weird line between adjuscent 3d planes

I have created a textured plane in blender of size 2×2 and I am using that as a tile. This is the screenshot of what I have done in blender. Nothing special, the default plane on origin, I just added ...
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Fitting tilemap to any screen resolution

My game is a 2D Single-Screen (i.e. non-scrolling) platformer for Android, but the question here doesn't require a code-specific answer. Basically it's easier for me to show the problem using a ...
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Minimizing amount of comparisons for collisions?

In my 'Terraria' based game I am having lag issues. The cause of the lag is as follows: Every update loop through all the tiles in the world: If the rectangle that was passed as an arg intersects ...
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Chunks - Drawing in a randomly generated and infinite world

I am working on a platformer that is going to have a map that is randomly generated and infinite in 3 directions: left, right, and down. I've figured out that I will need to separate this world into ...
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How to deal with lot of textures in one draw call?

I'am currently developing text rendering & some kind of tile based texturing for simple landscape with textures blending. e.g. something like this but in 3D. In first realization I have been used ...
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Should I make the Cells in a Tiledmap as null when my player hits it

I am making a Tile Based game using Libgdx. I took the idea from SuperKoalio platformer demo by Mario Zencher. When I wanted to implement Collectables in my game , I simply draw the coins using Tiled ...
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How do I create curved ground in a 2D runner game?

If I use tiled based map I can have only rectangular objects. What is a strategy for creating slanted or curved ground in that case? Should I use a tile-based map, or should I define corner points ...
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How to draw tile edges when you don't know where they're going.

This is more of an art question than a programing one but still game development. I have a tile engine that makes a map randomly from tiles, each tile is a square 3x3 grid. The problem is that while ...
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Sprite sheet resolutions and Tile Maps

I am making a game using Cocos2d-x and want to support multiple mobile phone resolutions and sizes. Right now I have made my game sprite sheets set on a resolution of iPad Retina's resolution of ...
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How can I create a tile-based game map from a large source image?

I'm trying to make a huge tile-based map for my game. I've authored a large source image of the map and saved it, but now I'm unsure how to break this up into tiles and render it as a grid so I can ...
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How can efficiently I edit my 2D tile-based maps?

I've been developing a very basic 2D tile-based game for my own experience. I read what must be hundreds of tutorials on what I found on Google with "tile based maps". Almost every tutorial I see is ...
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Problems implementing a Sign Sprite in Libgdx

I am making a tile based game in LibGdx. I am using the TiledMap in .tmx format. I want when my player reaches a tile whose property is set (tileType -> sign), he should see a Sign sprite and on ...
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How to implement tile enemies behavior? [closed]

I'm having a difficult time to understand , how to implement the behavior of an enemy in a tile based game, movement attack behavior per enemy level ( higher level enemies should be hard to kill) ...
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Seamless tiling with TexturePacker and Marmalade/IwGX

I'm looking for a way to get seamless tiling working, where the tiles are sprites off a TexturePacker sprite sheet, and the rendering is done with Marmalade's IwGX's streams. I also need to render the ...
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Android Dynamic 2D Map

My problem is, I want to create a 2D tiled map. Yes, I know it's been asked a lot. I've seen answers that propose the use of tiled however it only allows (or so it seems to me) to generate static maps ...
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Most practical isometric tile, or does it even matter? [closed]

I am asking for the most practical/convenient isometric tile. I have seen a lot of tiles, some like this (you have to zoom in somehow to see the pixels, sorry): I know there are different types ...
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Is the Manhattan distance monotonic when used as heuristic function?

I have a square-based map. Only horizontal and vertical movement is allowed (no diagonals). Movement cost is always 1. I'm implementing an A* algorithm on that map, using the Manhattan distance as a ...
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Is it feasible for a Server to send nothing more than a tile-based area to a Client?

To start, I have a good amount of background in networking (hardware, routers, ex.) but very little knowledge past the basics of network programming. This may seem like a stupid question, but I want ...
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Tile-based multiplayer game: server and client load

I'm developing a multiplayer tile-based game (imagine habbo) and having some trouble with the movement. The idea is to click on a tile (target tile) so your avatar moves there and everyone can see you ...
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How can I achieve smooth shading / glow from one tile to another?

I've been working on a tile-based game in which some areas may be lit (currently seen), some may be black (never seen) and some may be dark (previously seen, but not currently seen). Looking at the ...
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Diagonal line of sight with two corners

Right now I'm using Bresenham's line algorithm for line of sight. The problem is I've found an edge case where players can look through walls. Occurs when the player looks between two corners of a ...
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Quick 3D sight calculation algorithm

I have a tile based board game where units move in 3D space on a 2D isometric view. When calculating attack tiles for a unit, how do I verify that they aren't shooting through a wall or a level too ...
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How to store NPC movement data?

In my 2D tile-based game, I have NPCs that move around on a fixed path. I am putting the information about the NPCs in a .plist file that is loaded on startup. The thing is, I'm not sure how to format ...
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Slick2D and TileD [closed]

I've been learning Java for a while, and with my aims of being a game developer later in life, I've came across Slick2D+lwjgl and following tutorials and making some little things. However; I don't ...
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Displaying possible movement tiles

What's the fastest way to highlight all possible movement tiles for a player on a square grid? Players can only move up, down, left, right. Tiles can cost more than one movement, multiple levels are ...
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Splitting tileset into individual tiles

I'm trying to split a tileset (from here) into individual tiles. For debugging purposes I wrote some code to split the tileset into individual tiles and display them on screen, but some aren't being ...
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Get average tile color

In my 2D game I have TileSet class that loads the texture and creates Rectangle[] array which stores each tile coordinates. Pretty basic stuff. Now I'd like to also calculate and store the average ...
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How to know the boundaries of an isometric tile?

In a 4x4 square tile, it's easy to know which pixels are inside the tile's boundaries. I know immediately that the 4th vertical pixel is supposed to be drawn but the 5th isn't. However, on a ...
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How to create levels (tile maps) [closed]

I am new to game programming and I am having so much hard time learn on my own. My goal is to make a game with different levels. so far my plan: i have 2 classes 1 - main.java 2 - level_01.java 3 ...
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Help developing grid maps

I have been working with Tiled and Cocos2d lately but am having problems understanding how Im suppose to be doing the maps. Tiled is not an image editor, so I create my tileset in Gimp. However it ...
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Implementing tile-based movement on 2D platformer

I'm trying to make a cinematic platformer, in the veins of the first two Oddworld games, Flashback, Prince of Persia, Blackthorne and so on. This article describes very well how this kind of movement ...
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Tiled map seen from an angle

I have working code to display a tiled map. It's composed of a OrthogonalTiledMapRenderer and an OrthoGraphicCamera : camera.setToOrtho(false, WORLD_WINDOW_SIZE.x, WORLD_WINDOW_SIZE.y); ...
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Creating a BufferedImage with several smaller images?

I am making a 2D tile based game. The tiles render fine from a spritesheet and a text file. However, I am using a for loop to draw the map to the screen. When it refreshes, it slows down the loop, and ...
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How to render a tilemap efficiently? [duplicate]

I'm using this code to load a tiled map, composed of 1000x1000 32x32px tiles: map = new TmxMapLoader().load("levels/xyz.tmx"); camera = new OrthographicCamera(); camera.setToOrtho(false, ...
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How do I eliminate black bar artifacts in AndEngine/TMX plugin?

I used AndEngine gles1 along with the tmx plugin to generate my background maps. The image width is not fit to my virtual device, so I increased the tmx image size. Here is my code for the camera ...
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Should I load a game map as a tile map or as an image map? [closed]

Which is better for game prototyping of a game map: a tile map or an image map? What are their respective pros and cons? Should I, in other words: Load the map as a png and set collision points ...
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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(screenshot1 Gameplay). But we don't really know how to ...
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How do I make a custom tileset for Flixel that supports autotiling?

I've been Googling this problem for a while now. I'm currently porting one of my Java games to Flixel, and I want to use the original 16x16 tileset I made. In the original game I implemented my own ...
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How can I draw a map that is stored in arrays [closed]

I have spent over 12 hours with no avail trying to successfully draw my map. The map is stored in an array called Tiles[]. Each value in Tiles can either be 4 numbers: Grass Stone Water Void (EMPTY ...
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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 ...