Latest Uploads
PixeLink P ... zle Editor

rockford

PixeLink

rockford

image-21-0 ... -21-29.jpg

Jayenkai

image-15-0 ... -19-40.jpg

Jayenkai

image-15-0 ... -20-07.jpg

Jayenkai

Bumble Bee

dna

Forum Home

PlayMyCode: Tiled Procedural Caves/Maps

UserMessage
Posted : Monday, 07 May 2012, 03:09 | Permalink
Krakatomato


A few months ago I was playing around with procedural cave generation and came across an idea by Noel Berry that used the concept of "miners" to create the map. I knocked up a prototype using PlayMyCode which produced the following:



Obviously, the above is pretty ugly and needs to be tiled to look more like a map. The usual approach is to use a shedload of nested if/else statements, but last night I came across this incredible idea:

www.saltgames.com/2010/a-bitwise-method-for-applying-tilemaps/

so I applied it (very quickly I might add) to the above map generator and ended up with:



(Use the arrow keys to move the map around and hold down shift and press up or down to scale it)

The tiling code is ridiculously short and simple - amazing

The source code is available on PMC.
Homepage : http://www.fivesprites.com
Posted : Monday, 07 May 2012, 12:57 | Permalink | Mark Here
rockford


We discussed something like this before - socoder.net/index.php?topic=2308&seenpost=26508#26508
Posted : Monday, 07 May 2012, 14:15 | Permalink | Mark Here
Krakatomato


Thanks for the excellent link - provides greater detail to the other I posted
Homepage : http://www.fivesprites.com
Posted : Tuesday, 08 May 2012, 10:21 | Permalink | Mark Here
daniel11111112


awesome ive been thinking of starting a dungeon crawler/rpg but didnt know how to do a randomly generateing map so ill try this :3
Latest Posts
RIP : Jay's Nan
Kuron Tue 05:31
Willpower
Kuron Tue 05:24
RIP : Lynda Bellingham
steve_ancell Mon 15:07
Grrrrr Nintendo!....
rockford Mon 12:15
Welcome, Matthew
steve_ancell Mon 11:09
Video Hosting
Kuron Mon 10:26
Learning With Daleks
Jayenkai Mon 08:14
MagicMan's Return!
Jayenkai Mon 08:11
How's things?
Jayenkai Mon 06:28
NerdBlock
rockford Mon 06:01
More

Latest Items
Techy : My Newest Toys
Jayenkai Sun 04:16
News : Newsletter #239
Jayenkai Sat 05:34
Showcase : Preppie!
Jayenkai Fri 13:00
Rant : I Stubbed My Toe...
steve_ancell Tue 09:47
Blog : Bedroom 2.0
Kuron Mon 18:59
Link : Message(s) from the grave
Jayenkai Tue 09:27
Blog : 20 Years Ago....
steve_ancell Mon 15:28
Life : Back Online
Kuron Tue 11:48
Showcase : Munky Blocks DX
Jayenkai Mon 07:06
Showcase : Little Nemo's Nightmare
Jayenkai Sat 04:14
News : Newsletter #234
rychan Fri 08:02
Showcase : Space Rocket Adventurers
HoboBen Thu 16:56
Blog : Health Update : August 2014
Jayenkai Sat 11:31
Techy : Back from Game Dev Con!
Jayenkai Sun 16:52
Family : Sunday
Jayenkai Wed 03:31
More

Who's Online
Kuron
Tue, at 05:38
rockford
Tue, at 05:32
Jayenkai
Tue, at 05:31
shroom_monk
Tue, at 04:01
Dabz
Tue, at 03:21
spinal
Tue, at 03:19
Krakatomato
Tue, at 02:07
steve_ancell
Mon, at 18:11
blanko1324
Mon, at 15:05
Afr0
Mon, at 11:31
Link to this page
Site : Jayenkai 2006-Infinity | MudChat's origins, BBCode's former life, Image Scaler.