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

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A*, Tile costs and heuristic; How to approach

I'm doing exercises in tile games and AI to improve my programming. I've written a highly unoptimised pathfinder that does the trick and a simple tile class. The first problem i ran into was that the ...
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Do you need to make a tileset for a platformer?

I've been tasked to make a platformer, I've never made a tiled game before, is this necessary? I.e. can I just make different child classes of a Sprite class and add place them on the map, adding ...
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Libgdx OrthogonalTiledMapRenderer not rendering map properly

I'm using a little hack to change the coordinate system to the one i'm accustomed to (left and up is negative and right and down is positive) but this causes the tiled map renderer to render the map ...
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Generating tileable terrain using Perlin Noise [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out the solution to this particular algorithm. I'm using the Perlin Noise implementation from: ...
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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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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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Should static tiles and dynamic tiles share the same parent class?

I want to make an abstract Tile class for all of the tiles in a platformer game - walls, platforms, floor traps, everything. This parent class has basic things every tile will have, such as width and ...
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What's the purpose of layers in map editors?

I have a question regarding map editors, like Tiled, for example. I am currently making my own map editor, and I wondered if someone could explain to me what is the purpose of layering in tiled for ...
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How to handle the top of a slope in a 2D tile-based platformer?

I'm working on a 2D tile-based platformer that supports 45-degree slope tiles. There are several questions on the topic, but none seem to cover this precise problem that I have. This excellent ...
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Tiled Map Editor - Isometric View Problem [closed]

I'm using the latest version of Tiled Map Editor (0.9.1) to create isometric maps. I have objects that are larger than my tile size (64 x 32), so I am breaking them up into two tiles of the correct ...
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How do I draw these tiles without them overlapping?

I want to make a map that is tiled, and I want to start the map with all grass. I use this tile: When I display this tile and place another next to it I get the following result: How do I get ...
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Finding possible moves for an entity in a 2d tiled game

I'm having issues coming up with a specific search term for this, but how would one go about finding the possible moves in a 2D turn-based strategy game (i.e. FF:Tactics, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars). ...
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Spritesheet vs single tiles

I am currently programming a 2d platformer and this is the first time I am coding a video game. Now I've downloaded the 'platformer art deluxe' package. In the tiles folder there are single tiles and ...
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Auto-tiling with Yoshi's Island style tiles

I'm creating a 2D platformer and I'd like to implement an auto-tiling system. Normally, this wouldn't be particularly difficult. However, I'd like to have tiles like in Yoshi's Island, where the ...
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Full map image loading, vs individual tile loading

I want to make a isometric tile game in java, like a lot of strategy games out there. What is the best approach to loading the map for this game? Would it be better practice to load one single image ...
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cross resolution level design advice [closed]

I was looking for some beginner advice regarding level design across multiple resolutions. I believe the answer is likely "it depends", but any input from anyone with real experience is very ...
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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 ...