1. P

    GMS 2 What is the most efficient way to make Multi-Height Level Tilemaps

    First of all, it is important to notice that the game I develop is made to be look like isometric. But it is done using tilesets and tutorial of Shaun Spalding and some fundamental functions of isometricity coordinates translation. So the actual problem is until now I have been using Shaun's...
  2. S

    GML How to depth sort tiles that are bigger than one tile as one object?

    I've come across a huge problem, basically, I can either create loads and loads of individual sprites and corresponding objects to then place in my room which is really not a good way, or I could use tiles. I have a tileset of grass and trees where the trees are 3x2 and made using the brush...
  3. VacantShade

    GMS 2 Custom Tile System

    PREVIEW: I'm implementing a custom tile system into my project, because I'd like more flexibility than what the current system allows. I've already added the system, and it works fine, but I believe it to be very inefficient. Below I'll detail some of my goals and then how my system works. It...
  4. D

    Top down racing game: track tiles and offroad areas

    Hi all, I'm working on a topdown racing game, my idea is to draw different terrains surfaces and tracks using tile layers. one tile layer for terrain (grass, dirt, sand ecc...), one tile layer for the track (straight, curve ecc...) and one instance layer for objects (houses, fences ecc...)...
  5. J

    Tile collisions using grid for a large room

    Hi I'm new to GM and would like to clarify if I'm on the right path in how I'm considering creating my game. It's a top down racing game that will be on a very large room/map. Before I design and draw the room I would like to make sure it'll work. Basically there will be sections of road that...
  6. Cofefe

    GMS 2 Determining the Specific Tile From a Tileset

    So, suppose you were working on a tile collision engine. If you have a tileset with three tiles in it, is there a way you could use tilemap_get_at_pixel() to determine which specific tile from within that tileset it is at that pixel? I tried something with & tile_index_mask, but it didn't work...
  7. L

    Get the ID of a single tile in a tileset

    Ahoi hoi comrades. I make a Game where you can interact a bit with your enviroment and so i want a Tileset that destroys its single components at impact. bit with all the "layer_tilemap" functions i can just change all of the tiles in the tileset. Is there a possibility to change single tiles in...
  8. SeirLord Games

    GMS 2 Tile Shadow Light System

    Hi, I am making a RTS game with... ants, and I was thinking to add some shaders or something to the underground, so it has details and does not seem plain images. So I thought about lights, I like the light used in the game called Empire of the Undergrowth, but is a 3D game. The underground...
  9. matharoo

    GMS 2 Ways to achieve z-depth in 3/4 perspective, with tiles

    Our game is a 3/4 perspective one, with z-axis support. So you can jump around, get on elevated platforms, and all that. It's working, except for the depth system. For the platforms, we have tiles, and each tile layer has its own z position. Here's an example of what we need: The hill and...
  10. Elgarion

    GMS 2 Tiles for bodies, tracks and other footsteps

    Hello GM awsome community ! It's a tricky question (for me, at least). I'd like to optimize my program by replacing my different "non-living" objects by tiles. Today, as soon as a npc dies, I replace his object with a simplier one, with a unique sprite. When an explosion occurs, I create a...
  11. Gigicom

    GMS 2 [SOLVED] Set depth for individual tiles

    Hello Last few days I was searching all over Google for a way of setting the depth (basically like with depth = -y for objects) for an individual tile. I saw lots of threads, but most of them just ended with links to other tutorials that only used the layer depth or the tile_set_depth function...
  12. M

    Legacy GM Need help with tiles.

    Hello, Is there a way to randomly spawn tile in the world that have a random tile image. I have a grass background and a couple of grass tiles with flowers on them is there a way to make the flower tiles get created randomly in the world without using several randomly spawning instances with a...
  13. BigDawg

    Legacy GM Check for tiles at a specific depth

    Hi I was wondering if there is a way to check if a tile depth exists. For example say I have tiles being displayed at a depth of 1003, how would I check if that depth has tiles in it (No specific tiles, just if a tile is at a certain depth).
  14. A


    So, i am making a tower defense game and i want to make it so whenever my mouse hovers over any tile that isnt the dirt path, a different tile replaces it. could anybody help me? i have 0 experience with tiles
  15. R

    Can't place tiles properly when zoomed in

    Hi I'm new to GameMaker. I'm using GameMaker 8.1 Lite and I have a problem with tiles. Whenever I try to place tiles (in the room properties), I have to be zoomed in a specific amount or else it doesn't place under my cursor, and instead will place it somewhere far away from where i want to...
  16. Gillen82

    47 Layout Tile System

    How's it going, guys? I have recently upgraded to GMS:2 and have been working with the new auto-tile feature. I have mastered the 16 tile layout, but can't get my head around the 47 tile system. Are there any good tutorials out there that would help me with this? Cheers!!
  17. J4mie

    Asset - Scripts 2048 Game Engine

    This is a full game engine. With just 3 lines of code you can be running the entire 2048 game. Support for custom images and styles. New update (22-Mar-2019). In this updated I completely re-coded the game engine. Taking advantage of ds_maps for data storage. Shouldn’t be too hard to update...
  18. JesterOC

    GMS 2 How do i colour blend individual tiles in GMS2?

    HEYO! So i've been porting my game from GMS1.4 to GMS2.... But i've hit a snag... I can't seem to blend a tile? Any help is much appreciated.... As for what i need to blend tiles for... it's an enlarged pixel grid you can draw on.. needs colours.
  19. flyinian

    (solved)Using Tile Based Collision for base building

    I was originally going to use objects for collision and I had a safe assumption that I could do base building with that. However, I decided to go with tile collision and now i am concerned that using the tile and tile collisions won't do well with base building and destructible...
  20. muddrox

    Precise Collision checking with tiles

    I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to do precise collision checking with tiles. "tilemap_get_at_pixel(tilemap_element_id, x, y)" only returns whether or not a tile exists in the current cell of the room's grid. I need a function that can do precise collision checks on tiles that have...