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

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How do I avoid lag when dynamically loading a map chunk?

I have a procedural 2d game which extends in all directions, on the surface similar to Terraria. When a player moves their camera close to the edge of the currently loaded terrain, I trigger an expand ...
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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 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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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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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) ...
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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 perfectly....
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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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How to code a multi level isometric map?

I have already worked with isometric grids in the past, but in my current project I found an issue I am not sure on how to solve. I am trying to produce something similar to what's in the below screen:...
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How do I find the set of regions that are fully enclosed by a color?

How do I get all areas surrounded by a certain color in a multidimensional array? For example, this map has three regions that are fully enclosed by red tiles. They are highlighted enclosed in pink. ...
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Java: Problems with Tile Collisions

I have created a tiled map using a BufferedImage (img) from a PNG. From that, I would like to detect the player's (peter) collisions with individual tiles on the map. However, my code will not run and ...
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How can i get object from TMXTiledMap and store it in Dictionary variable ?

I've been following a tutorial to make tiled map in cocos2d x 3.0 , but i couldnt complete the rest of the tutorial because its for coco2d x 2.0 version, How can i get a value of property that is ...
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Designing Diverse 2D Environment Tilesets

Is there an established methodology for designing diverse, quality 2d environment tilesets? I understand creating corners and borders and edges for different terrain types and materials, but I'm at a ...
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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 rhombus' ...
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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 I'...
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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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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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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 don'...
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Store and retrieve different objects on a tile

(I hope the title is clear enough, if not feel free to suggest a better one) I'm trying to make a simple tile-based map for a college project in Java. But I'm stuck on how to literally place things ...
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How can I mimic an isometric perspective using square tiles?

Can an isometric perspective be mimicked with traditional square tiles? Can't the effects of the 45-degree overhead view simply be "drawn in" to the square? How would this work? Picture this: the ...
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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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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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Wang tiles generating

I'm trying to get rid of repetition on terrain, when viewed from up high. To achieve that, I've chosen Wang tiles. One thing I'm missing, and can't really find is any kind of generator that can take a ...
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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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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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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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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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(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) ...