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What are the most common ways of closing an open world? [closed]

In many open world games, there are several ways to limit them. From original ones such as Desynchronisation(Assasins' Creed) to invisible walls. What are the most common ways to close open worlds?
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How/where to generate RPG world?

I'm programming an RPG in java. It's text based, so movement is more or less from "room" to "room." In the case of cities, they will generally be one room, with some sub rooms for important shops and ...
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I'm making a PHP based browser game with isometric graphic. How to approach players beeing overlapped by high tiles?

As the title says, I'm making a browser game wich is based on PHP, MySQL and Javascript. It has an isometric world where the player can move and see other players/NPCs. But if a tile in the foreground ...
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Creating very rough 3D models [closed]

I am not a modeller, more into the programming side. However say I wanted to create an open world type of game using U4. Is there a way to create very rough models, say of buildings, cars, trees, ...
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World / tileset modeling for large and evolving environment?

I have a world that I'm starting to contemplate modeling. Initially I was going to track variables, but then realized that I have at a large number of variables that affect each "tile" and then there ...
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How to manage game objects, npcs, items? [closed]

i'm making a small 2D game, designed the maps with Tiled, and adding "basic" world object/items/npcs/mobs to test it a bit and have fun. Now i have encountered a relatively huge problem, with further ...
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Scaling a game world both for realism and for mechanics

I am currently working on a turn-based 4X game, and one of the things I quickly ran into was a question of scaling. On one hand, I want things like realistic sizes (having some idea of what each tile ...
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Is it feasible for a Server to send nothing more than a tile-based area to a Client?

To start, I have a good amount of background in networking (hardware, routers, ex.) but very little knowledge past the basics of network programming. This may seem like a stupid question, but I want ...
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Algorithms for rainfall + river creation in procedurally generated terrain

I've recently become fascinated by the things that can be done with procedurally terrain and have started experimenting with world building a bit. I'd like to be able to make worlds something like ...
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Routes on a sphere surface - Find geodesic?

I'm working with some friends on a browser based game where people can move on a 2D map. It's been almost 7 years and still people play this game so we are thinking of a way to give them something ...
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How to create a reasonably sized urban area manually but efficiently

I have a game concept that only really works in an urban area that is of reasonable scale and diversity. In terms of what it should look like, think GTA, in terms of the size think more like a small ...
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Help with a Fast 2D Grid-Based world rendering technique

First I'm going to give you my current situation and explain what I'm attempting. I will then pose my question below. I will attempt to include a "TL;DR" for those of you who prefer things to be ...
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Is there a way to procedurally generate the history of a world?

I am somewhat intrigued by the diagram found here representing 1800 years of cultural history in an imaginary world some guy created. This sort of thing would seem to have strong applications for ...
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How can I know how big my game “world” should be?

here is the world map (randomly generated) for a game I'm making: The green rectangle corresponds to the size of one screen. Each pixel represents 3x3 tiles in my game, this makes the whole map be ...
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Maintaining Consistent Scale (2D games)

How do people making 2D games maintain a consistent scale for everything in their game? Say I'm coding an RPG. A house needs to be proportionally bigger than a person; an item, smaller. Everything ...
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How to design player attribute updates in persistent game worlds?

Take a game with a persistent state that can continue even when players are not online. E.g. your player enters into a fight and loses some health points which are replenished 1 point every five ...
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Procedural world generation oriented on gameplay features

In large procedural landscape games, the land seems dull, but that's probably because the real world is largely dull, with only limited places where the scenery is dramatic or tactical. Looking at ...
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How to implement a never-rebooting test world?

Am looking for ideas on how to do the following: I want to write a simple "world" in Java. One which I could start and then add new objects later at a later date to simulate/observe different ...
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Techniques for mapping “nodes” and paths between nodes in a world space that extends in three dimensions

I'm trying to create a travellable map/world. I want to model able-to-be-occupied nodes/tiles/locations and allowed paths between them to create a space infinitely able to be built upon in all ...