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

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What is the difference between sprites and tiles?

I'm making a game, where it came to adding a tile class, but i already have a sprite one, which does the same at first glance. Can you explain the difference with a couple of examples?
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How do I merge colliders in a tile-based game?

I'm doing a tiled based platformer in unity, and I was having some issues with collisions and I figured the problem was the way my colliders were arranged. So right now, my collision look like this: ...
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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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Best way of approach? Mob moving around a section of tiles

Think the beginning stages of Metroid, where there would be a turtle-like mob that would move around a section of tiles, normally 1-3 in a line. What would be the best approach to accomplish this ...
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Where to cast light/shadows in a 2.5D view?

I'm working on a tile-based 2D pseudo top-down/side-on game very much in the graphical style of Prison Archiect. More specifically, I'm referencing their style of drawing wall tiles where you can see ...
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What is the term for a 3x3 tile set used to create larger areas?

What is the pattern/design name of using a 3x3 tileset (usually in a tiled 2D game) that can be used to create larger areas of itself. For example, these: (Image source) I thought it was a "9 tree"...
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Custom Tile Collision Detection Has Trouble With Edges

So, I'm writing my own game to expand on my abilities as a programmer. However, I have come to a writer's-block of sorts. The game I am building uses tile collision, but allows the player to be in an ...
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How would one generate a Navigation Grid for a 3d world?

I am attempting to find a solution to this problem. I'm trying to build a navigation mesh in the format of a grid of verticies locked to x,y floored coordinates in the shape of squares for 3D space. ...
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Rectangle in object-layer has wrong coordinates in game

I extended the SuperKoalio LibGDX Example about an Tiled Object Layer in the Tiled Level-Editor and draw a rectangle on this layer. Now I would like to draw this rectangle in my game using the ...
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Mouse coordinates to Isometric world coordinates [duplicate]

How can i convert mouse position to isometric world coordinates? I was searching answer on internet, but their solution did not work.
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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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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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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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Repeat texture in libgdx

How to fill region with repeated texture? Now I'm using next method: spriteBatch.begin(); final int tWidth = texture.getWidth(); final int tHeight = texture.getHeight(); for (int i = 0; i < ...
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How to resolve push block physics in a 2D side scroller puzzle

I've been working on a 2D tile-based side scroller puzzle game in Unity with obstacles such as doors, keys, fans, portals, etc., but one type of obstacle, push blocks, is giving me some issues. Here ...
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How should I represent a tile in OpenGL-es

Let me start with I am currently learning OpenGl-es using Android. I have been having the hardest time trying to design a simple and logical way of making tiles (2d flat polygons). The tutorials tell ...
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Hexagonal grid/tiles tutorials [closed]

Are there any platform or language agnostic (preferably step by step) tutorials regarding creating hexagonal grid based maps/games? I'm mainly interested in grid/tiles basics and not advanced game ...
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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 do I create tileable 3D Perlin/Simplex noise?

I have a library which provides functions for 1/2/3/4-D simplex noise. With that I successfuly created a tileable 2D cloud texture (see How do you generate tileable Perlin noise?). Now I want to ...
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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 to generate tile patterns in one dimension, then in a second dimension?

I'm trying to do a 2D Game that tries to emulate the Crossy Road game logic with the Java's GUI programming environment as a college project. I'm having issues designing the way the 'roads' are ...
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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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Jumping to tiles in y coordinate before displaying all tiles in x?

I am learning how to load in tile maps and I have successfully done so, sort of. The problem is that the program is jumping to the tiles in the y coordinate before displaying all the tiles in the x. ...
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How to fix my issue with movement?

I am making a 2D tile game in Java, and I am having problems with movement, could someone tell me what I am doing wrong please? I am having difficulty in "calling" the function vectorFromKey in main. ...
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How can I create a random “world” in a tile engine?

I am designing a game that is working on a classic tile engine, but whose world is generated randomly. Are there existing games or algorithms that do this? The procedural generation algorithms I have ...
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Random layout rooms with intersecting walls

I am trying to layout few rectangle rooms on un unlimited map. The main condition is that every next room has to intersect with one of already placed with at least one point of the wall. The number,...
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Collision between free player and tilebased map

so I'm working on some sort of platformer in javascript where the map is tilebased but the player can move freely. Now, i have a problem with collision detection/response. It's kind of obvious what I'...
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Determine if set of connected tiles can fit inside grid

Feel free to edit the title; I had a hard time figuring out how to explain it in a single line. Here goes. I'm trying to generate these grids automatically, and randomly. I have a grid of 25 tiles (...
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Pathfinding: longest route along tiles of same type

I'm programming a simple tile-based puzzle game, and I've gotten stuck trying to work out a pathfinding algorithm. Here's how the game is set out: The game board is (arbitrarily) 8 tiles wide by 8 ...
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How do I determine the draw order of isometric 2D objects occupying multiple tiles?

My current sorting method works only for objects that occupy 1 tile and fails for multi-tile objects. For examle, the bed in the above picture occupies 1×2 tiles, and the sorting fails. Also that bed ...
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Creating an isometric map with hexagonal tiles for iPad

I'm new to game development, so I need a little help. I have to write down a little game which has a floor with hexagonal tiles but it must be seen in a isometric view like The Sims. Ignoring the ...
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Does scene2d(libGDX) know when an image is drawn out of the screen?

I mean, I want to make a tiled map using scene2d, so in the render method of my game... @Override public void render(float delta) { Gdx.gl.glClearColor(0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 1f); Gdx.gl.glClear(...
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Collision resolution when moving in two directions

I am making a bomberman clone and I'm having problems regarding moving on both x and y axis (pressing down+left, down+right, up+left). Here is a video to demonstrate the problem. I use Tiled for the ...
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2d grid vision(eye sensor) for a neural network bot?

I have a 2d grid and neural network bots living above it. What is a good way to give them vision of tiles in front of them? Below I describe my idea that I don't know how to efficiently(or ...
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Tile-based collision problem with corners

I am currently making a tile based collision system. But I encountered a big problem I can't seem to figure out. Use the image bellow for reference. Gray lines represent the border between tiles. ...
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How did LoZ: A Link to the Past handle sub-tile collisions?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past is rendered with 16×16 tiles. How did they implement collision with tiles where only a quarter or half is occupied? You can see such tiles in the cliff corners ...
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Xna: Texture2D from a png file

I'm making a tile based game, and I'm working for support of tilesets. I'm trying to make it so that a Texture2D is set as a chosen PNG file. I can do this with no problem f I load the image into the ...
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Adding terrain features to a perlin noise heightmap

I'm currently using Perlin Noise to generate heightmaps and model moisture levels as well as tree density to create terrain (in the form of 2D tilemaps - think dwarf fortress). How can I generate ...
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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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About tiles in games

I'm trying to learn how to develop games in Unity and my base is tiled games, I would like to know if a simple tile is an image (sprite in 2D) or a game object in 3D. Since I'm trying to do some kind ...
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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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Efficiently Handling Entity-Interactions in a Tile-Based World

I've been programming Roguelike games lately and there's a common problem I always run into. I can't seem to find a satisfactory solution for handling Monster-Monster interactions. For the intents ...
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Tiled Rendering - Projection matrix

I'm trying to figure out how to perform tiled rendering of my 3d scene (OpenGL). The motivation is to cut the scene up into several textures, combining them into a single image for saving at a very ...
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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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Elegant autotiling

I'm looking for information about how people implement autotiling in their tile-based games. So far I have always improvised it with a bunch of hardcoded "if ... else ..." statements, and now I ...
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Implementing RPG Maker Auto Tiling

I'm currently working with Phaser, making a game that's procedurally generated. I wanted to use some RPG maker art in my game (for reference, I'm using the RTP). I stumbled across this article, which ...
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Difference between “staggered” isometric and “normal” isometric tilemaps?

The Tiled Map Editor v0.9 recently added support for staggered tilemaps in addition to its usual isometric tilemap support. What are the exact technical differences between these two types of ...
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Smoothing edges on procedural terrain

Using perlin noise to create a procedural island for a tile-based game. My map is stored in a 2d array, with each tile having a type (deep water, shallow water, beach, grass, forest, hill, mountain). ...
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How to split a 2D sprite tile set into individual sprites?

I see a lot of sprite catalogs for games provided as single PNG image, like the one below. I'm interested if I have to manually create tiles from that, or if there's some program that can split it ...
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Combining Many Small Colliders into Larger Ones

I am creating a game using a tile-map made of many thousands of grid squares. At the moment, each square has a square collider on it for checking collisions. However, with many thousands of tiny ...