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EOB/Bard's Tale rendering techniques

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tau_alex    122
Hello! I was recently replaying Eye of Beholder and Bard's Tale RPGs, it was great fun :) I just was wondering what techniques were used in those game to represent the pseudo-3D world? I'm aware of raycasting, but it seems they didn't use the raycasting, it must be something less CPU intensive. How is the world represented in those games? it should be some kind of a tile map with thin walls between the tiles. I will appreciate any info on this subject. Thanks!

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Endurion    5408
The map is simply tile based and the rendered image is built of image sections. For example: The block to the north and west is a wall, so put a slanted wall image at the screen position.
The image sections are fixed pixeled images, no slanting or other calculations. Just a blit with a transparency key.

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