Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

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noyen1973
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Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

Post by noyen1973 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:09 pm

Are there are games with random cave/dungeon generation on the Super NES? Do they save the entire map into SRAM (max 128Kbytes)?

Also, I remember there being a site that listed all of the games and cartridges details but I can't recall the website.

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Re: Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

Post by tepples » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:34 pm

I don't know whether a game with random map generation, as you might see in a roguelike, exists for Super NES. But I do know that if one hypothetically did, it would not necessarily need to save the entire generated map. Instead, it could save a random seed that the game could use to regenerate the map at any time.

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Re: Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

Post by Gilbert » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:59 pm

If you count also Japan exclusive games (i.e. including SFC and not just SNES), the Mystery Dungeon games are console roguelikes, the first two of which were released on the SFC.

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Re: Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

Post by Shonumi » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:31 pm

Lufia II had random floors generated for its "Ancient Cave" dungeon.

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Re: Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

Post by 93143 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:10 pm

I may have been a bit hasty with that post; Sim City isn't so much roguelike as procedural. tepples' comment brought to mind the map selection screen, which apparently uses a seed to generate each map instead of storing them all in ROM (this explains why it took forever to "load" them).

Also, I'm not sure the website I used was what you're after, but it does list game details...

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Re: Random Cave/Dungeon Generation

Post by kikutano » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:50 am

I'm working a Roguelike on NES but create a randomized tiles is too slow, so I created some pre setted rooms and a random path from a room to another.

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