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

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Compressing 2D level data

So, I'm developing a 2D, tile based game and a map maker thingy - all in Java. The problem is that recently I've been having some memory issues when about 4 maps are loaded. Each one of these maps ...
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How many Fringe/Base layers in a 2D map editor?

I'm creating a highly flexible 2D tile-based map editor in XNA to make some of my future projects easier (will work for side-scrollers and top-down games). This editor can work with any sized tile. ...
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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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Tilemaps in a Entity System Framework?

I have been reading up on Entity System Frameworks specifically Artemis. I am trying to decide if it is right for me. I strictly work on tile based 2d pixel art games, and I don’t think they will ever ...
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How create a respawn area in a tiled map

I'm creating a RPG game, I need to create a monster respawn area like the Pokemon games where if I walk through the long grass areas a Pokemon can appear. I already created the battle scene, I've seen ...
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Extracting tiles from a tileset programatically?

How do I programatically extract tiles from a tileset such as this one: http://opengameart.org/sites/default/files/grassland_tiles.png I want to use these tiles in my game. I see that some tiles here ...
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Map tile terrain transitions with 3-4 different types

Making transitions between two different tiles is a fairly well understood problem. The easiest way is to look at the 0.5, 0.5 and use the resulting 4 corner points to select a transition tile, as ...
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Tile engine Texture not updating when numbers in array change

I draw my map from a txt file. I am using java with slick2d library. When I print the array the number changes in the array, but the texture doesn't change. public class Tiles { public Image[] tiles ...
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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 Looking at this forum and stackoverflow.com and gamedev.stackexchange.com. (I work with Corona SDK and could not find a ...
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XNA 2D Collision with specific tiles

I am new to game programming and to these sites for help. I am making a 2D game but I can't seem to get the collision between my character and certain tiles. I have a map filled with grass tiles and ...
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Multiplayer tile based movement synchronization

I have to synchronize the movement of multiple players over the Internet, and I'm trying to figure out the safest way to do that. The game is tile based, you can only move in 4 directions, and every ...
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Find nearest tile of type x

I currently have an array of tiles which makes up the tilemap (stored as an int array) and I want an NPC to be able to move itself to the nearest tile of type X (ie find the nearest tree and chop it ...
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Java - Finding distance between player and tile in array

What is the best way performance wise to do this? When I click a tile I want it to get the distance and if I am close enough I can interact with the tile. One way would be to find the tile by doing ...
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Keeping player aligned to grid in Pacman

I am making a Pacman game using XNA. The game is tile based, with each tile being 32 pixels. As the player moves, I need to know whenever it is perfectly on a tile (ie position of 32, 64, etc...) so ...
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Why does the player fall down when in between platforms? Tile based platformer

I've been working on a 2D platformer and have gotten the collision working, except for one tiny problem. My games a tile based platformer and whenever the player is in between two tiles, he falls ...
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Random map generation

I'm starting/started a 2D tilemap RPG game in Java and I want to implement random map generation. I have a list of different tiles, (dirt/sand/stone/grass/gravel etc) along with water tiles and path ...
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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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How to deal with animated doors in isometric tiles

I've got a tricky issue I'm not sure how to tackle best: I have an animated tile of a door. When it's closed it should be sorted one way, but when it's openend it will need to be sorted a different ...
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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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Grid pathfinding with a lot of entities

I'd like to explain this problem with a screenshot from a released game, DROD: Gunthro's Epic Blunder, by Caravel Games. The game is turn-based and tile-based. I'm trying to create something very ...
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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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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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Connecting tiles to make a large image based on text file

If I am building my level from a text file 0,0,0,0,0 0,1,0,1,0 0,2,1,0,0 0,0,0,0,0 and I want to draw a large image, how do I go about doing that? do I take the image, separate it in tiles (the ...
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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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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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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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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 do I prevent my platformer's character from clipping on wall tiles?

Currently, I have a platformer with tiles for terrain (graphics borrowed from Cave Story). The game is written from scratch using XNA, so I'm not using an existing engine or physics engine. The tile ...
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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 do I check to see if a tile corner is visible in 2d space?

I am trying to implement fog of war, and I have run into trouble. I want to check to see if the player is able to see the corners of each tile within a certain radius, however I am unsure how to check ...
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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 create tilted (height) isometric tiles

This is perhaps best explained pictorially. I am trying to create a 2.5D isometric game. My vision is for the game to look something like my goal: I am not a graphics artist, so I'm having some ...
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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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Designing an entity system for a tile-based puzzle game

I'm developing a tile-based game creation library in C# and along with it I'm creating a game to test all of its functions. This is a screenshot of the game: You've probably never heard of the ...
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How to remaster a retro game's graphics?

I want to remake an old game, which graphics is pretty old (1980s game), and I want to make a "HD version" of it. Of course, the game will have an "old graphics" setting, but I want to remaster 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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Tile transitions - external vs internal

I've been looking at a couple of games and noticed that the transitions between tiles are handled somewhat different. I was wondering which methods are to be used in different situations and why. ...
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Scale DIV with tiles

I am trying to create a repeating background. I have a main DIV with a grid of small 16x16 DIVs. I am trying to scale the main DIV in CSS; when the small DIVs simply have a red background color ...
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How do I pick correct tile in isometric 3D map?

I want to know how to pick the correct tile on a isometric map in 3D space. Here is a 2D example. They use a colour key map to correctly pick the coordinate. How can I achieve this in 3D space? Is ...
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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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Canvas tile grid, hover effects, single tilesheet, etc

I'm currently in the process of building both the client and server side of an HTML5, canvas, and WebSocket game. This is what I have thus far for the client: http://jsfiddle.net/dDmTf/20/ Current ...
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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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Whole map design vs. tiles array design

I am working on a 2D RPG, which will feature the usual dungeon/town maps (pre-generated). I am using tiles, that I will then combine to make the maps. My original plan was to assemble the tiles using ...
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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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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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How can I design good continuous (seamless) tiles?

I have trouble designing tiles so that when assembled, they don't look like tiles, but look like a homogeneous thing. For example, see the image below: Even though the main part of the grass is ...
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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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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 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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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, ...