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comment Finding shortest path on a hexagonal grid
@PandaPajama, there's another interesting trick you can use - you can use the non-jagged representation for coordinates, then abstract the backing for your data storage behind something that uses the "jagged" method. I've found the coordinate system of non-jagged is far easier to deal with but of course once it's abstracted away, the backend can do whatever it likes to make things efficient :)
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comment Finding shortest path on a hexagonal grid
I'm saying that your rendered image doesn't have to bear much resemblance to the internal structure. I'm suggesting that internally you use N S E W and NW/SE, but you display it to the user as if it were a grid. Attaching an explanatory diagram to the original reply :)
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answered Finding shortest path on a hexagonal grid
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comment Does an inventory limit in an MMORPG make sense?
Much of game design is about interesting resource management. With the exception of shipping cargo around in Puzzle Pirates and Eve Online, I've never found WoW-style or Diablo-style inventory management to be interesting . . . mostly frustrating.
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comment How much is java used in 2d/3d indie games? (before/after Minecraft)
It's not really any better at readability than any other language. Every language has its strengths and its weaknesses, and Java is no exception.
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answered FreeType2 Crash on FT_Init_FreeType
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comment How to detect collisions in AS3?
Feel free to accept your own answer, btw :)
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revised My GLSL shader isn't compiling even though it should. What should I investigate?
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