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

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Applying Textures to Hexagonal Tiles Seamlessly

I'm doing a tactical game (X-Com / Fallout style) for fun. I've decided to use a hexagonal map, but I'm having a graphic problem. My current map display is HUD-like, with only the border of the map ...
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Tiles and a walkable path

My game a sidescrolling platformer. I've created my own Tile app which in the end export an xml file detailing what each 32x32 space (in the entire image) contains (environment, platform, etc.). I get ...
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2D Tile-based Collision Detection

I've been planning an indie game project for a while now. I'll summarise it for you so I can get right to the question. It's done entirely using the latest version of XNA through Visual Studio. ...
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Container classes in tile-based games.

I've recently begun working on a tile-based tactical game, and I have questions regarding a couple of key moments. Is it feasible to organize the tilemap as an array of containers, which can hold the ...
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Scrolling tile system

I know this is a common question, but I can't find an answer to it that isn't written using a huge game library sadly. I'm trying to write a scrollable tile system, which allows the user to move ...
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Tile editor for flash based games?

I am trying to make the age-old version of pacman. And only then that I realized that I need to spend a heck lot of time for making the tile matrix itself. It gets messy more and more. I've also ...
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Efficient physics and collision detection for RTS

I'm thinking about writing my own RTS game and while I'm more or less clear about how the game engine should work, I need some directions as to how to implement physics and collision detection. Now, ...
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How to create a 3D world with 2D sprites similar to Ragnorak online?

As far as I know Ragnorak Online is a 3D game world with 2D sprites overlayed. I would like to use this style in a game I am making in Unity, so I would like the player to be able to select little ...
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What is the best way to store temporary selected characters and their insertion order?

I'm developing word game similar to word mole. I'm having a hard time determining how to store temporary selected character (and in turn will changed into word). Here's the situations. Say, I have ...
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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 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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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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Rendering tiles on 3/4 perspective

Using a 3/4th perspective, I'm trying to create a way to render cliffs where nothing is overlapped, and it creates an accurate representation of the elevation. This is a rough mockup of how it might ...
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How should I represent a tile in OpenGL-es

Let me start with I am currently learning OpenGl-es using Android. I have been having the hardest time trying to design a simple and logical way of making tiles (2d flat polygons). The tutorials tell ...
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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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How could I handle non-rectangular tile collision in Tiled maps?

BrowserQuest map in question. From what I understand, with tiled, there are two main ways to specify collision: Create an object layer, and interpret the shapes in the engine as collision objects. ...
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2D Camera Acceleration/Lag

I have a nice camera set up for my 2D xna game. Im wondering how I should make the camera have 'acceleration' or 'lag' so it smoothly follows the player, instead of 'exactly' like mine does now. Im ...
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Creating the nodes for path finding during run time - more like path making and more

I'm making my 1st game. I'm using javascript as I currently want to learn to make games without needing to learn another language but this is more of a general game dev question. It's a 2d turn-based ...
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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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How to cull liquids

I use culling on my Tiles in my 2D Platformer (XNA), so only ones needed are drawn on screen. Thats easy to do. However, My Liquid tiles (Water, lava, etc) require an Update Method aswell as the ...
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Implementing a 3d tile engine

I have a pretty decent experience with tile based 2d games and I would like to try to create a mixed 3d-2d game. To 3d elements will be very simple (ground, walls and water), all other elements will ...
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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); Gdx.gl.glClear(...
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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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Slick2D Isometric TiledMap Rendering Problem

I created a Tiled Map using the Tiled Map Editor. In the Editor it looks like this: Desired State In my java program it looks like this: Actual State My java code is: public class Game extends ...
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How to use caching to increase render performance?

First of all I am going to cover the basic design of my 2d tile-based engine written with SDL in C++, then I will point out what I am up to and where I need some hints. Concept of my engine My ...
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Collision Detection on floor tiles Isometric game

I am having a very hard to time figuring out a bug in my code. It should have taken me 20 minutes but instead I've been working on it for over 12 hours. I am writing a isometric tile based game where ...
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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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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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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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Character jittering with this tile based collision code

I have been trying to get my collision code working for hours now but with every resource I have tried my character still jitters. First I tried using the platformer sample but my character still ...
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Storing large layered tilemap

My game consists largely of "sea" tiles and areas of tiles to form "islands". Each "sea" tile is exactly the same. The map is initially large and going to get larger. I'm trying to reduce the map ...
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How would one generate a Navigation Grid for a 3d world?

I am attempting to find a solution to this problem. I'm trying to build a navigation mesh in the format of a grid of verticies locked to x,y floored coordinates in the shape of squares for 3D space. ...
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How to resolve push block physics in a 2D side scroller puzzle

I've been working on a 2D tile-based side scroller puzzle game in Unity with obstacles such as doors, keys, fans, portals, etc., but one type of obstacle, push blocks, is giving me some issues. Here ...
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Tilesets with two dimensions

I have done tiled maps and tile sets quite often, but in a rather simplified way. My tile sets were linear images of the size (tile_width * num_tiles) * tile_height, so I could find an index easily by ...
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Loading and unloading “chunks” of tiles in a 2d tile engine with 2d camera

I am making a 2d tile based game in C# and XNA 4.0. I am having trouble loading and unloading "chunks" of tiles(blocks). The whole world is randomly generated and is infinate on both axis. How would I ...
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Getting isometric grid coordinates from standard X,Y coordinates

I'm currently trying to add sprites to an isometric Tiled TMX map using Objects in cocos2d. The problem is the X and Y metadata from TMX object are in standard 2d format (pixels x, pixels y), instead ...
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How to prevent fleeing monster from backing himself into a dead end?

I've been building a rogue-like for more than a year now, and so far I've only ever implemented very simple monster behaviour - such as moving toward the player when he's in the line of sight, and ...
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How do I make magenta in my PNG transparent in HTML5/Canvas/JS?

I'm putting together a simple hex map to use within an HTML5 / Canvas / JS game and before I get round to sorting any custom graphics, I was wondering if anybody knew how to make the pink/magenta ...
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Representing 3D World Space with 2D Tiles

How can I represent 3D world space with 2D tiles? I do not mean isometric, which is visually represent 3D objects in 2D space. Let's say there's some height map, and each 2D tile (X, Y) represents a ...
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Tile based isometric depth sorting on different size objects.

I am creating a tile based isometric game. The problem we are having is with depth sorting, we tried a lot of methods but none work. They all do a great job but its not perfect, they seem to bug ...
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More smaller maps among which player can travel

I am developing 2d game, where maps are tile based, small about 20x20 tiles and player can travel between a lot of maps (in my game rooms) like this. The maps are connected sometimes verticaly and ...
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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 bed ...
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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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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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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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Drawing hexagonal grid on Android

I'm trying to draw a hexagon grid in my Android application. I don't want to reinvent the wheel here so I'm looking for some frameworks/libraries or just some basic ideas about how should one do this. ...
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Flash AS3 sidescrolling tiles optimization

I'm trying to make a sidescrolling game in Flash that will run on a low performance laptop. While studying the subject from Tonypa I saw that he builds a Bitmap by making copys of the BitmapData of ...
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Path finding in grid for objects that occupy more than one tile

In a grid-based game I am working on, I want to add objects that occupy more than one tile of the grid. Are there any algorithms or techniques to find paths for this kind of objects?
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How to fill a rectangle with tilable texture in XNA?

So, question in the title. I don't know how to create infinite seamless background.