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

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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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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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Level Creating Help

I am making a little 2d overhead RPG type game just for fun. I have almost all the basic stuff set up, but I just need a little help on level creation. I can already make a level and place each tile ...
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Full map image loading, vs individual tile loading

I want to make a isometric tile game in java, like a lot of strategy games out there. What is the best approach to loading the map for this game? Would it be better practice to load one single image ...
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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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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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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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Saving a list of points into a text file

I recently posted a question about this, but was not really sure where to go. I've gotten some progress, and have generated some simple noise here: http://pastie.org/5408655 That works well enough ...
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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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Image splitting / tiling software for Mac

I have been programming for a bit and for 2D games and other applications I frequently make large images for the levels / the maps. Before I place these into the games I split the large images down ...
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Tile based game engine for WP7?

I showed my friend a demo of what I was doing with the farseer physics engine on the windows phone and he wanted to know if farseer would be good for a game he wants to develop. It's a tile based game ...
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Do you need to make a tileset for a platformer?

I've been tasked to make a platformer, I've never made a tiled game before, is this necessary? I.e. can I just make different child classes of a Sprite class and add place them on the map, adding ...
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Tiled Map Editor - Isometric View Problem [closed]

I'm using the latest version of Tiled Map Editor (0.9.1) to create isometric maps. I have objects that are larger than my tile size (64 x 32), so I am breaking them up into two tiles of the correct ...
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Best way to load texture2d tiles in xna?

I am making a test xna game as a learning exercise and I have a small question about using 2d textures. Basically the game is a grid of different 'tiles' which are taken from a text map file. I ...
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Android Dynamic 2D Map

My problem is, I want to create a 2D tiled map. Yes, I know it's been asked a lot. I've seen answers that propose the use of tiled however it only allows (or so it seems to me) to generate static maps ...
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Java: Tile-based Collision Detection with Rectangles

There are a few tile-based collision detection questions out there, but none seemed to suit my need. I guess I really would like to know why this method for collision detection isn't working. It ...
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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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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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How to unpack tileset or image atlas

In order to define boundary of each tile, I need to have individual image of the tile. Is there any way to extract each image of tiles from a tileset?
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How do I determine if a tile is a slope based on the tile image?

In my game, every tile is a 32x32 texture. All the slopes are a 0 - 45 degree angle. I would like to determine, at the time I load the tile, if the is sloped by examining its texture/bitmap data. How ...
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2d very large tile based game, zoom and pan considerations

what's a sensible way of implementing zoom and panning for my game? each tile is very large, 100,000 x 100,000 pixels, with some objects possibly being only a single pixel at maximum zoom (small ...
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Collision Detection for sidescrolling Tile based Game

I've been working on a tile based game with a 2d array as fundamental ground for my tiles. Now my next step is to have the wall tiles be impenetrable, so that the player can walk ontop of them and ...
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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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Get Tile Location On Screen (Java Slick and Tiled2D)

I want to create a rectangle around each tile that's blocked value = true. How can I find the X and Y (on screen) coords of the each individual Tile?
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How many VBOs should I use and should I keep a copy of their data?

Firstofall, I am sorry if my question is to broad. I am developing a tile based game and switched from those gl.Begin calls to using VBOs. This is kind of working allready, I managed to render a ...
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Detecting tile with height in isometric game

I'm trying to create an isometric tile-based game (for iPhone) and I'm having trouble with height in tiles. What I currently do (without heights) is apply some mathematic transformations to my ...
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Cocos3D: weird line between adjuscent 3d planes

I have created a textured plane in blender of size 2×2 and I am using that as a tile. This is the screenshot of what I have done in blender. Nothing special, the default plane on origin, I just added ...
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How to deal with lot of textures in one draw call?

I'am currently developing text rendering & some kind of tile based texturing for simple landscape with textures blending. e.g. something like this but in 3D. In first realization I have been used ...
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Sprite sheet resolutions and Tile Maps

I am making a game using Cocos2d-x and want to support multiple mobile phone resolutions and sizes. Right now I have made my game sprite sheets set on a resolution of iPad Retina's resolution of ...
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How can efficiently I edit my 2D tile-based maps?

I've been developing a very basic 2D tile-based game for my own experience. I read what must be hundreds of tutorials on what I found on Google with "tile based maps". Almost every tutorial I see is ...
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Seamless tiling with TexturePacker and Marmalade/IwGX

I'm looking for a way to get seamless tiling working, where the tiles are sprites off a TexturePacker sprite sheet, and the rendering is done with Marmalade's IwGX's streams. I also need to render the ...
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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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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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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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Custom Content Pipeline with Automatic Serialization Load Error

I'm running into this error: Error loading "desert". Cannot find type TiledLib.MapContent, TiledLib, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null. at ...
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SDL: How would I add tile layers with my area class as a singleton?

I´m trying to wrap my head around how to get this done, if at all possible. So basically I have a Area class, Map class and Tile class. My Area class is a singleton, and this is causing some ...
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What's the difference between Tiled maps' various tilewidth/tileheight values?

I'm parsing Tiled maps (.tmx) for my game, and even after reading the documentation, I don't understand what the difference is between the attributes tilewidth and tileheight of the map element versus ...
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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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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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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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hexagon tiles to square tiled map

in a previous question asked here:how-to-create-a-hexagon-world-map @Tim Holt has provided code that does the job that i'm wanted to do, the only difference I would like is to have it as squares ...
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(LibGDX) Changing Origin of Box2D World relative to TiledMap (or Vice Versa)

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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How can I communicate changes to a 2D tile-based world state in a P2P context?

Suppose two players in a game want to build a city together on a blank tile-based game world simultaneously in a peer-to-peer connected context. When a player clicks on a tile it changes the state ...
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Making a 2D TMX tile map

Should there be a specific link between the characters height as well as the tile size for the tile maps? That is if a tile is 32x32 does that mean that a character sprite has to be the same size? ...
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LibGDX drawing portion of tmx map

I am trying to make a tile based game in LibGDX and I have run into some problem. In earlier versions of LibGDX you were able to draw a certain section of a .tmx map instead of a whole and even a ...
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How to tile multiple procedurally generated textures?

I'm trying to develop a procedural tile generator for a game, mostly for the ground tiles, instead of using "hand-drawn" tiles. To achieve this I'm using Perlin noise and a sine wave with multiple ...
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Box2D: Efficient method to create b2Chainshapes for a tile-based map?

I'm working on a platforming game with tile based levels. I store the collision model for my tileset in an array. This is how the collision model for a 4x4 tilesheet would look like (I can't post ...
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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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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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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 ...