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I am at the moment trying to implement a tile Engine. Would it be faster to stuff all my tiles into a static vb and render everything that it contains or should I use a dynamic vb and sort of cull the tiles? And I will have to lock it every now and then to update the texture coords for tile animation and so on.

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Well chances are that you will have multiple textures, so on. One VB will be faster (as you dont have to swithch VBs a lot) with textures batched so you only have to call your Draw*Primitive() a few times. On that note you should use an index buffer to store indices of your polygons so that you can make use of the vertex cache of your gfx card. Culling tiles will be a good idea but you need to do it effectively. Look into a way of culling tiles on a large scale.

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