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1  Java Game APIs & Engines / Java 2D / Re: Sidescroller tile based game on: 2011-07-22 18:37:13

Thanks, great link. Got some new ideas from free files but I'm still kind a confused.
Probably need to buy that book soon if I'm not getting this work Tongue

Would be nice if anyone have really simple "source code" that would have.
character like a circle or something.
scrolling tiles(only painting tiles on screen)
and collision detection to tiles.
and probably that buffered images thing, I read that it helps with flickering.

I have been fighting with this for over week now Cheesy.

2  Java Game APIs & Engines / Java 2D / Sidescroller tile based game on: 2011-07-16 22:18:00

Sorry for my bad english skills Tongue

I started making tile based side scrolling game couple days ago. I started with character control because I wanted to make it good as possible because its have been flaw on my games always. :>
So now I want to make map which scrolls horizontally and vertically.
First of all is it the best way to do this, by using tiles ?
if so, I have couple questions.

I started by making 2 dimension array which contains 0 = walkable and 1 = not.

should I make another array which only contains tiles on screen? and couple rows and columns outside screen. Then just update array when moving on.
or can I just make big map and move everything on screen?
or what is the best way to keep good performance?

and what about collision? should I just make rectangle for objects and use intersects? and only test it for tiles that are close to player.

What about graphics.. should I use same tiles as graphics which I'm using for collision or make another layer for graphics ? also I'm interested how hills can be done.

also I would like to hear if you have good techniques for tile based game or some good links where I can get more information.

thanks Smiley
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