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Tiled game design question

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Tiled game design question
« on: June 03, 2012, 13:27:58 »
Hello, I am a new member here and I would ask one question regarding 2D tiled game design.

I am making a MotherLoad inspired digger game and am doing pretty well, but don't know how I should go about one graphical aspect of the game - the borders of the dirt tiles.

This is how the randomly generated level looks now:

(That creeper face was totally not intended.)

The tileset I am using/developing:

And this is how MotherLoad level looks like:

The question is simple, how should I approach round corners on tiles? Alpha blending or some other trickery?

Re: Tiled game design question
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 18:38:43 »
IMO For your patterns – tilemaps, add a border tile to your set of tiles. One tile will be sampled into 4-5 smaller tiles : 4 borders (w/ rounded corners) and 1 center tile. If you intend to have several patterns (grass crossing sand, or grass crossing water, etc.) the more rounded borders collection you have to collect..  ::) 
« Last Edit: June 03, 2012, 18:40:54 by broumbroum »