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Tile map is a technique of re-using small graphic pieces, tiles, over and over again to shape the game field.

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Random map generation

I'm starting/started a 2D tilemap RPG game in Java and I want to implement random map generation. I have a list of different tiles, (dirt/sand/stone/grass/gravel etc) along with water tiles and path ...
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Choose tile based on adjacent tiles

I am working on a tiled map editor, and I need to choose tiles automatically, based on the adjacent tiles. For example, when placing a road tile, next to another road tile, the two need to be oriented ...
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Algorithm for procedureral 2D map with connected paths

Problem to solve: Generate a random 2D dungeon map for a tile-based game where all rooms are connected. I am looking for better solutions than what I currently have. My current solution is that I ...
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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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How do I convert the coordinates of a click to a tilemap position?

How do you turn a tilemap (produced by TileD) for cocos2d where I can click on individual items and get a callback? Is it just a case of converting captured touch and finding out where it is on the ...
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Road / river generation on 2d grid map

This is a newbie question, but here it goes: My map is a 2d grid, and I want to generate roads and rivers. The route from the starting to ending point must not be the optimal route in number of tiles....
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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 ...
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finding a path from one point to another with obstacles help

Im building a tile based game and im implementing my path finding algorithm. Currently, it can find a path from point A to point B with no problems. However, if there are obstacles between point A and ...
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How do I resolve a collision of a rectangle with two rectangular tiles at once?

I am having some problems with collision detection between a player and the environment in a tile-based game. I have a player objects, Tiles and what I call ...
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Generating tile map

I am programming a tile based game and I have some basic tiles (grass, dirt, etc..), but I can't figure out how to make good random map generation, because when I do some really random selection, if ...
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How can I convert a tilemap to a Box2D world?

I want to use Box2D physics and lighting with a .tmx map. How can I "convert" a tilemap to Box2D world? My basic idea is to go through the tiles on the map and ...
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Circle-Rectangle collision in a tile map game

I am making a 2D tile map based putt-putt game. I have collision detection working between the ball and the walls of the map, although when the ball collides at the meeting point between 2 tiles I ...
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[2D] Finding largest possible straight lines around body

I've got a 2D-map, largely consisting of rectangular tiles, but with some none-rectangular objects mixed in as well (tilted lines on corners for example). Take this image as an example: I now need ...
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How do I calculate the position of a vehicle moving between tiles, over time?

I'm working on a small multiplayer game where players can create cities, and these cities will be placed on what's called the "world map." The world map is basically a giant coordinate plane made up ...
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How can I tell if a set of tiles form an enclosure?

I have this tile-based game I've been messing around with and I want to have a way to check if a set of wall tiles make an enclosed space. Here's some more details: I have a tile map. Each tile has ...
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Random seed function for map generation?

I am looking for a function to generate a random tile-based map as the visual boundaries of the map change (by going through the map). I want the map to be infinitely large, and have maze-like ...
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Tile map/terrain implementation with differing heights of neighbouring tiles

Ahoy! I'm looking for some information about tile maps, or rather, what a specific type of tile map is called. I'm interested in the kind of implementation used in rollercoaster tycoon, or the ...
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Effecient tilemap rendering

I have done mostly tile based games, but never really bothered with optimization. I always just rendered all the tiles that convered the viewport. I am currently working on platformer for a mobile ...
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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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Seamless tilemap rendering (borderless adjacent images)

I have a 2D game engine that draws tilemaps by drawing tiles from a tileset image. Because by default OpenGL can only wrap the entire texture (GL_REPEAT), and not ...
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Unity procedural TileMap generation without creating gameobject per tile

I've been searching internet to find an efficient way to create a procedural tilemap without creating a GameObject per tile. All the TileMap tutorials I've found are creating tiles by creating ...
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Adapting tilemap algorithm to support isometric tilemap

I'm using Phaser to build an isometric game. The framework doesn't have support for isometric tilemaps yet, so I'm starting to write a PR for it to support. What I currently have, loading an ...
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Checking if an object is inside bounds of an isometric chunk

How would I check if an object is inside the bounds of an isometric chunk? for example I have a player and I want to check if its inside the bounds of this isometric chunk. I draw the isometric chunk'...
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Making Edges of Hand-Drawn Tileset Match Up

I'm making a tile-based platformer. A friend at college is doing all my art, and so far it's beautifully hand-drawn. The problem is, I can't seem to make the edges of the tilesets match up. He ...
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Is there a name for this technique to put the tiles on the corner of a level?

A very common approach in development of old games is to put the tile set on the corner of a level, to use it as a reference. For example: On this level, the developers put a set of tiles in the ...
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Create a seemless grid-based polygonal tileset

The aesthetics I am going for is demonstrated by many simulation games such as Simcity. But I am looking at this particular example: Polygonal Planet Project by Oskar Stålberg. I understand the ...
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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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Error in Finding Nearest Hexagonal Tile

Using Openfl for a game using hexagonal tiles Working out the problem of walkability in a game, and I've run into an issue with my Hexagonal tiles. I think it is an odd rounding error of sorts. When ...
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How to properly scroll a 2D tilemap?

Hello and I'm trying to make my own game engine in Java. I have completed all the necessary ones but I can't figure it out with the TileGame class. It just can't scroll. Also there are no exceptions. ...
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generate box2d bodies from isometric tiled map

I followed the tutorial here to generate box2d bodies from a tiled map and that worked fine.... for orthogonal tiled maps. Unfortunately isometric maps use their own coordinate system where (0, 0) is ...
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How to calculate the direction a ball must bounce

I have a tile engine I have made. I can detect collision between the ball(the player) and the tiles. When a collision is detected all the colliding tiles are stored inside a list. My question now is, ...
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Handling large 2D MMORPG map

I have 1000*1000 (1,000,000 tiles) fixed size map composed of 3 layers (3,000,000 tiles) every tile has 4 values X,Y,Z and ID (12,000,000 values). When a client connects and requests map data, server ...
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How to make a noise gradient?

Introduction: I am working on a heat map made by Perlin Noise with the next result: (Figure 1) ...
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Tile Maps and vertexZ order for sprites

Here is the setup. I have a orthogonal tile map made with Tiled. There are 5 layers. The bottom 4 comprise the background, while the top layer is the foreground that I will refer to as the “tree” ...
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In Slick2D, how can I generate a 2D platformer map from an image?

I'm fairly new to game development. I've been messing around with Slick2D. My map consists of rectangular objects. I want to use an image to represent my map, similar to this: How could I generate a ...
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Basic Random Tile Map Generation

Currently I've got a map like this: It's pretty simple but what I want is that area of tiles to be random, with the number of tiles present being random (Within a minimum and maximum amount of tiles ...
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Looking for an elegant way to represent fixed parts of a randomly generated level map

I'm coding from scratch a small experimental game on a medium-sized random rectangular square tile map. (Say, a map of a dungeon.) There are several types of tiles (for example: floor, wall, monster, ...
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Array of map data renders the map the opposite way

A while ago by following some tutorials I made a game map array consisting of 0, 1 and 2. I program it the way I want to see it: ...
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Tile map collision is not working properly

I am having problems setting collision between my sprite and the tiles. I have only done the code for colision for moving upwards but some places on the map it moves up and some places it doesn't. ...
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Rending 2D Tile World (With Player In The Middle)

What I have at the moment is a series of data structures I'm using, and I would like to render the world onto the screen (just the visible parts). I've actually already done this several times (lots ...
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How can i get a value from object in tmx file in Cocos2d x 3.x?

I want to set my sprite in x coordinate based on an object in TMX map file, this is my code: ...
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Player gets stuck on edges between TilemapCollider2D tiles

I'm currently working on a simple 2D Physics-Based Platformer Project. However, I ran into the following issue: I'm using a Tilemap and a TilemapCollider2D to display the world. When I move the player ...
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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. I'm ...
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Electronic circuit simulator four-way flood-filling issues

I've made an electronic circuit board simulator which has simply 3 types of tiles: wires, power sources, and inverters. Wires connect to anything they touch, other than the sides of inverters; ...
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How do I properly load maps?

I'm trying to load my map properly, but it takes some time (after the games has been started) to be how it should. Am I doing something wrong? Why is this happening? AndroidStudio: Tiled (map editor)...
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How can I deal with tilemap position in the editor?

Right now it is quite hard in Unity 2017.2 to track where is the (0, 0) coordinate in the tilemap editor, when painting. I tend to use a displayable dummy game ...
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Error rendering map android

I'm trying to read this text file and render the corresponding tiles on the screen. The code for reading the map is as follows: ...
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I can load new tiles but how do I load new chunks?

I have successfully been able to add new tiles and place random trees on a 2d map grid however I haven't used chunks. I just load a new tile when the player moves and save it to the map array. But I ...
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LibGDX: Issue with unitScale for Tiled and Box2D

I've got the following: I use a TiledMap (loaded from a .tmx), each tile 32x32 pixels in size and generate the Box2D bodies for ...