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

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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 ...
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Is caching tiles like this a good idea?

I have a 2d int array which represents tiles on level like this: 0000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000 1111111111111111111111 I have a tileset vector, where each ...
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XNA seams between 3d primitives in tiled terrain

Every time I draw two primitives side by side, in this case two quads, I always get this seam-like tearing effect right along the sides of them. I'd like to think there is just an easy fix, but the ...
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Does Unity support 2D tiles/blocks? [closed]

I'm working on an XNA isometric game and I've already done lot of work. Since XNA is going to be discontinued, I'm not sure if I should change engines or not. So I'm looking into alternatives. I'm ...
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pytmx: issue trying to get the correct texture rectangle for sprite for objetcs on map

:D Hello :D I am currently developing a game engine. I'm using maps designed with Tiled and I placed several objects on a test map to develop the feature of loading objects as sprites/entities and ...
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Tile Based Engine: Storing Tiles and Levels

I've worked with tile-based engines before (a few years ago when I was pretty green). Now that I know a bit more, I want to revisit tile-based engines but I want to approach it correctly. I want to ...
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How can I move an object over a drawn tile map in HTML 5 without constant buffering?

I've been messing around with HTML5 for quite some time now but this is something that I guess I haven't figured out how to handle well yet. I'm sure there's an extremely easy solution and I just ...
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Tile-based game with DirectX - issues with transparency and StretchRect

In my current project I have a class which loads a map file and then it should load all associated tilesets (no transparent tiles - I used to work with magenta as a colorkey) and precreate a surface ...
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Is it good to sort objects list before every rendering?

I need to render a "tile" game, which are like these: or or I don't know how to render them in correct order. I intend to perform a sorting operator before every rendering (depending on their ...
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TiledMaps and real objects

I'm creating a simple game for the iPhone using Cocos2d. I'm having a hard time understanding how add real objects to a tiled map. I know that you can add an object-layer to the tiled map and set the ...
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Automatic Tile Transitions Not Working Correctly [closed]

I've started writing a tile based game in XNA today using the tutorials here. I'm on the Part 6 - Side Topic - Auto Transitions at the moment. My transitions aren't working correctly as you can see ...
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Saving an arbitrary sized 2d array

I'm trying to create an arbitrary sized(but not infinite) 2d tilebased world. My question is, how do i save a world like this? My idea was to split up the tiles into bigger chunks and then save those ...
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How to draw only visible tiles?

I have a big map with isometric tiles(3d camera), how can i draw only visible tiles ? Whats the best way to do that ? space partitionning (octrees etc...)?
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Please help me with my 2D isometric tile picking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert mouse coordinates to isometric indexes? Okay, I apologise in advance if I make no sense here. Basically, I've got a simple application that takes in a ...
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Tile collision, can't get correct behaviour [closed]

I define a tile with a rectangle. This is displayed below. public class Tile : Sprite { Rectangle rectangle; public Rectangle GetRectangle { get { return ...
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Algorithm to select all cells inside rooms/regions

I have a 2d game map consisting of several 'rooms' For example, here is a 2D map grid: (Brown cells = wall tiles) If I click on a tile (that isn't brown), I would like to obtain an array of all ...
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Images not rendering in Slick

I have built a game that uses the Slick framework. The maps are tmx files and were built using TileD. The game iterates through a list of players and maps - once a game with a player and map is ...
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Tile Draw Order

I started working on a tile engine recently and have been trying to get this depth sorting for the tiles right. I am using XNA and the SpriteSortMode.Deferred to get the tiles to sort correctly in the ...
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Slick2D TileD Map Editor Properties [closed]

So I used the following post to help me render my isometric map in Slick2D: Slick2D Isometric TiledMap Rendering Problem Big thanks and credit to arminb for the code supplied and for the fix to be ...
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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.
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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 handle slopes/bridges in a 2d grid turn based strategy game [duplicate]

I was wondering about the following: In a 2D turn-based strategy game (using some grid(i.e. tiles, isometric hexagons) as movement), what techniques do they use to determine where a character moves ...
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Best technique for drawing isometric tiles

I'm thinking about making a simple isometric game with HTML5 Canvas, and wondering what's the fastest way to render the tiles. Since the tiles are diamond shaped, but drawImage draws rectangles, I ...
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How to stack units in a tile based game?

I'm trying to make it so that no more than 5 units can be stacked on a tile. I have a Tile class that creates each tile's preferences. Should I store the units in an array or arraylist in this class?
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Collision detection with XNA and TiledLib

I recently started learning XNA and after getting annoyed with creating individuals rectangles each time I wanted to add something I went with TiledLib so I could more easily create levels using the ...
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Non-square Isometric tiled maps

I'm beginning to make a tile-based 4x game, but I ran into a conceptual issue: My inspiration for this game are the Civilization games, particularly Civ 2, and I noticed something I was interested in ...
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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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Iterating 1D array and getting 2D tile position

I know I'm missing something very obvious here, but I have a 1D array that contains integers.I have a map that is 30 x 30 and the center coordinate is 0,0 (This is actually 3D, but I'm essentially ...