Monday, 2 May 2011

Doorplace search

This one is really giving me a constant headache. How to make sure that rooms are connected?

Rectangular rooms are quite ok, but round rooms are the worst. There is a small section, often one tile per facing, where the door can be made. If the corridor and doorplace don't cross it fails. Now, this is where I might try a routine that extends the corridors to find and clear the last couple of tiles. There might be couple of ways to do that, but I think starting from the first tile next to doorplace and then searching with a pathfinder. You can't possibly go wrong with that. Well, unless the room is completely surrounded by other rooms. That's when you need to crash through the room walls to another room.

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