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

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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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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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Problem with Ogmo Editor (is Tiled Editor a solution?)

I made a level editor for a puzzle game with Ogmo Editor and gave it to our designer/level designer. When he downloaded and started Ogmo, his CPU went to 100%. I looked at my CPU usage while Ogmo is ...
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Generating background tiles for a side-scroller with variable player speed

I'm currently working on a side-scroller which lets the player alter their speed and I wondered how should I properly generate and control background tiles for such a kind o game. I'm using Flixel but ...
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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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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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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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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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Hide collision layer in libgdx with TiledMap?

I'm making a 2D game with libgdx, and I'm using its TileMapRenderer to render my map which I have made in the map editor Tiled. In Tiled I have a dedicated collision layer. However, I can't figure out ...
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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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Tile based map and collision; getting stuck

I'm trying to make my character move around a tile map with collisions. Everything works fine except for one thing. I show you a picture with the problem: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZWI7x.jpg That is, ...
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How to Create a Grid for a 2D Game?

So I'm currently writing the engine for my videogame. I've almost integrated Tiled (I think) so I should have a map-creator here soon. My question is, how do I actually make the grid? I'm really ...
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Movement on objects in 2D tile/grid based game

This question is an addition to both of these questions: Boat passing under a bridge in a 2D tile based RTS How to handle slopes/bridges in a 2d grid turn based strategy game While I get the idea ...
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How do I make a puzzle piece move smoothly between locations?

I'm building a 2048 clone to sharpen my Libgdx skills, but I don't know how to ease a tiles between board locations. When I slide my finger, the tile moves rather swiftly. How I can make the movement ...
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Collision detection via adjacent tiles - sprite too big

I have managed to create a collision detection system for my tile-based jump'n'run game (written in C++/SFML), where I check on each update what values the surrounding tiles of the player contain and ...
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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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Efficient collision detection - tile based HTML5/Javascript game

I'm building a basic RPG game and I'm looking at collisions/pickups etc now. It's tile based and I'm using HTML5 and Javascript. I use a 2D array to create my tilemap. I'm currently using a switch ...
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Isometric 2D game without tiles. Is there a solution?

Is it possible to create an isometric view of the game without the use of tiles? I've already searched in stackoverflow.com and gamedev.stackexchange.com, but I could not find a simple solution for ...
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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 store “chunks” of tiles or How to make my implementation work

I asked a previous question about the loading and unload of chunk data and people noted that my way of storing chunks is weird and I was wondering how I would go about doing it properly. @Byte56 ...
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Which platform and what strategies can I use

There's this game, that I've been wanting to make for quite some time. It's a project that I've started and had to abandon in the middle a couple of times. However, this time I'm determined to finish ...
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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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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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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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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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How to calculate the direction a ball must bounce

I have a tile engine I have made. I can detect collision between the ball(the player) and the tiles. When a collision is detected all the colliding tiles are stored inside a list. My question now is, ...
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Fast, simple procedural 2d island generation

I need to generate tile data for an island based rpg, my goal is have something that looks like this (mountains not required): For the past few days I have been trying to figure out a satisfactory ...
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Procedural Generation of tile-based 2d World

I am writing a 2d game that uses tile-based top-down graphics to build the world (i.e. the ground plane). Manually made this works fine. Now I want to generate the ground plane procedurally at run ...
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Reduce render time for a tiled map in ThreeJS

I'm working on a WebGL game using Three.js, its been a few days and I found my first issue, render time on big maps. The game runs great, there are even some AI mobs that run around randomly like ...
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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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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 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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How is a moving object like a platform represented in a 2d Tilemap

I'm having trouble understanding how I would implement a moving platform in the actual map file. Lets say its a file of character's and maybe the letter 'P' would stand for Platform. Then, how would ...
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Mixing perspectives in an oblique-perspective game

I've been creating an adventure game using 45 degree angled tiles to create a 3D illusion- aka oblique style. Using 45-degree angles... I can create pretty much any size or shape building I want: ...
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How do I make an AI that stays at a distance from the player act correctly when cornered?

I am working on a few different AIs for a tile-based game. I'm trying to figure out one where that tries to keep a certain distance from the player. So if distance becomes small, move away. The whole ...
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How to find all the possible places to go on a grid?

Given the amount of steps you can take in a grid, how could I implement a way to get all the possible places a unit can go to, in a game like Advanced Wars? I have currently got A* path finding ...
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Converting from tile to pixel precision

I was curious as to how you would go about converting from pixel to tile precision on a tile map. For example, let's say my map is comprised of 8x6 tiles, each of which are 50x50 pixels in size. If I ...
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XNA - Making 2D Hexagons Connect With Each Other

Hey so I'm working on a top-down 2D strategy game in XNA, and the tiles are hexagons. I can't have a grid because of the game mechanics, so everything has its own location, and every tile object is ...
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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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Java - 2d Array Tile Map Collision

How would I go about making certain tiles in my array collide with my player? Like say I want every number 2 in the array to collide. I am reading my array from a txt file if that matters and I am ...
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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) ...