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

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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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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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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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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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(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 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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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 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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Random Placement of Objects on a Tilemap

I have read many topics on random world generation on this site and others, and I roughly understand most of it. What I can't see is how to randomly place objects on the generated tile map I get. Say ...
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Movement on tile map when player is the size of 4 tiles, moving in 1 tile increment

I understand how to move a square around a tile map: you have a coordinate of the square (say the center), and if they player press the "up" arrow, just increment the y-coordinate by 1. Question: How ...
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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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OpenGL tile rendering

Currently I'm trying to render a TileMap using OpenGL 2.1, GLSL 1.2. I would like to draw every tile in just one draw call. I use a single texture with all tiles, identifying each one by an index. ...
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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 ...
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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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Required number of images for octagonal tiles

I'm planing to write a game based on octagon tiles. Currently I'm wondering how many images I really need. That is something about graph theory, I know that, but not only. I want to connect each side ...
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Textures have lines between them when zoomed out

These are two screenshots from my new game, a top-down RTS with tiles. The first one is from a normal view with no zoom, the second one is a zoomed out view of the whole map: In the first image, ...
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How to find a free patch of area in a tiled map?

I've been trying to formulate the question and try to find some information on Google, but didn't managed to, so here it is... We've got a nice tropic-themed game that is about to be released soon, ...
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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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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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Quick 3D sight calculation algorithm

I have a tile based board game where units move in 3D space on a 2D isometric view. When calculating attack tiles for a unit, how do I verify that they aren't shooting through a wall or a level too ...
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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 [closed]

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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How to implement a hint-system for nearby matches (in a Match-3 puzzle game)?

Taking Candy Crush as an example: In a Match-3 game, how would you figure out which nearby tiles are 1 move away from creating a match? Do you basically have to do it by trial-and-error on every ...
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Hexagonal Game Board Modal?

Tile-based games like Chess have a simple modal: an array of arrays, each coordinate with an X and a Y value. This is easy to implement, and it is easy to figure out what is going on. However, ...
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Procedual level generation for a platformer game (tilebased) using player physics

I have been searching for information about how to build a 2d world generator (tilebased) for a platformer game I am developing. The levels should look like dungeons with a ceiling and a floor and ...
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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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How to check for collisions in “diagonal” tiles?

I want to create a tiled map in the following scheme: The player should be able to walk on the blue line (street). Now, what is the best way to solve collision detection in this case? For example, ...
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Tiles touching all of same color check

I'm currently having a problem that has stopped my productivity for quite a while. I need to check if all tiles of a color is touching each other for each color like this: I have all my code for ...
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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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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 ...