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 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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What should I use (controls, methods) to make a 2D tile based map editor?

I'm making a 2d game where each tile is a square and it's viewed at straight angle, no skewing, no rotation, it's pretty simple. Two weeks ago I tried using DataGridView, but as the number of rows ...
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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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2D side scroller - How to implement X/Y movement?

I'm currently writing a small 2D, side-scroller-ish kind of game. I have a simple camera that follows the player around and the physics are ready. I'm using 32x32 tiles that build out the world, ...
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Calculating the number of tiles shown on an isometric map

I'm currently changing an existing computer game from a top-down view to an isometric view. The map consists of an infinite number of tiles. Only the tiles which are currently visible in the players ...
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Java tilemap not working, Think it has something to do with my image rendering

Hey can someone help me out, I've been trying to fix this for about 2 hours now, and I'm a noob when it comes to game programming and Java(only been reading and programming with it for a week now, ...
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Storing Tiled Level Data in J2ME game

I'm developing a J2ME game which uses tiled backgrounds for the levels. My question is how do I store this tile information in my game. At the moment it is stored as an array; with each number ...
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Tiled Editor: How is this Map Handling Collision?

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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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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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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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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Collision detection problems - Javascript/Canvas game

What I want to do: I simply want the have a 2D array to represent my game map. I want a player sprite and I want that sprite to be able to move around my map freely using the keyboard and also have ...
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Collision checking problem on a Tiled map

I'm working on a pacman styled dungeon crawler, using the free oryx sprites. I've created the map using Tiled, separating the floor, walls and treasure in three different layers. After importing the ...
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Collision Detection Problems

So I'm making a 2D tile based game but I can't quite get the collisions working properly. I've taken the code from the Platformer Sample and implemented it into my game as seen below. One problem I'm ...
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How do I find which isometric tiles are inside the cameras current view?

I'm putting together an isometric engine and need to cull the tiles that aren't in the camera's current view. My tile coordinates go from left to right on the X and top to bottom on the Y with (0,0) ...
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tiled map - changing textures? (XNA HLSL)

I have successfully created a tiled map of various textures. Right now, i had a Vector4 in my own custom Vertex declaration deciding what texture each of the tiles should be. This is working ...
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Best method for 2 layer tile based map scrolling

What is the best general approach to implement scrolling for a 2D tile based game? I need to scroll the map with a constant speed, lets say 2 pixels every frame (like in a top down shooter). The ...
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Cocos2d+pybox2d vs Cocos2d-Iphone

Myself and two colleagues are working on making our first indie game for PC and, we decided to use Cocos2D + PyBox2D. We decided this based on what we've seen of Cocos2D-iPhone games, but I'm not ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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What broad-phase collision algorithms are suited to a static tiled world with dynamic objects of different sizes?

Sorry for this routine question, but I can't think of what broad-phase collision algorithms really work in the following, reasonably standard, setup: 2D tile based world, consisting of objects that ...
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Slick2D Tile Based 'Fog of War' Blurring Problem

I'm working on my first Java Game and I have run into a little problem I'm hoping to get some help with. I'm using Slick2D displaying a tile based map, and I'd like to know how I can created a ...
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Projectiles in tile mapped turn-based tactics game?

I am planning to make a Laser Squad clone and I think I have most of the aspects covered. But the major headache is the projectiles shot/thrown. The easy way would be to figure out the probability of ...
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Counting point for a recursive domino-like game: Carcassone

I have to build a 2D version of this game: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game) counting scores for Towns and Roads seems easy enough (but I'm not sure), but for Lands I feel I ...
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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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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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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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How can I achieve smooth animation of sprites between discrete tiles?

I'm currently learning game development with C# and XNA and my current assignment is to create a Pac-Man clone. The game is partially tile based, which means that the level itself is built out of an ...
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How can I create a flexible system for tiling a 2D RPG map?

Using libgdx here. I've just finished learning some of the basics of creating a 2D environment and using an OrthographicCamera to view it. The tutorials I went through, however, hardcoded their ...
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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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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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For the handling of buildings on a tile-based strategy game, what aproach should I use?

On a tile-based game of the strategy genre, which allows the player to place buildings over the terrain tiles, there are multiple approaches that can be taken for handling such situation. The ones ...
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(int) Math.floor(x / TILESIZE) or just (int) (x / TILESIZE)

I have a Array that stores my map data and my Tiles are 64X64. Sometimes I need to convert from pixels to units of tiles. So I was doing: int x int y public void myFunction() { getTile((int) ...
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How can I make a tile appear on top of another without completely blocking the tile below?

Making a small RPG with libdgx just for learning about how to draw tiled maps and move around in them. I've got the tiles drawn and OrthographicCamera stuff figured out so I can see my world. My ...
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How can I create tiles that scale to multiple resolutions?

I am trying to create a multiplayer version of the popular Flash game N in Java. However, I'm not sure how to create a tileset that will scale up. Are the tiles for N pre-drawn or are they defined ...
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Detecting a click on a tile

I'm making a simple tile-map system in LWJGL, and I'm trying to figure out how to detect if the mouse is clicking inside of a tile. So far no matter where I click it's always the same tile that is ...
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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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Optimization and Saving/Loading

I'm developing a 2D tile based game and I have a few questions regarding it. First I would like to know if this is the correct way to structure my Tile class: namespace TileGame.Engine { public ...
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How can I efficiently store tilemaps in work memory?

I've been working on different tile-based projects, but never really bothered with being efficient memory-wise. Each tile was represented by a tile class which would hold the following: X and Y ID ...
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How to detect whether or not a tile is occupied?

I'm using Python 2.7 on Win7x64 with PyGame What is the best way to iterate over all the tiles in the game or screen, efficienty? Ideally I have about 800 tiles, but that is a dynamic number I've ...
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How to draw a tileset using HTML5 canvas?

I have a tileset something like this: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 My tileset draw code looks like this: var image = new Image(); image.src = ...
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How can I change the path a sprite is following in real time?

Is there a common way to implement a character following path that is issued and replaced in real time? For example: the character follows a path issued, and while it's on that path, if a new path is ...
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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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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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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 maps in AS3

I want to make a tile-based platformer in AS3. I want my game to read an external maps file (in xml or json or somethimg similar) to draw a tile-based map. I've seen loads of tutorials for this in ...