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quick 2D Z sorting solution for staggered maps

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which should work for diamond maps as well. I just wanted to post this here because I couldn't really find a concise solution on the forum. z = yPos - tileDepth where yPos is the y position in the tile array tileDepth is how many tiles high the object would normally be in 3D space. (not image height in tiles....the amount of tiles the base of the object would take up if it were a 3d mesh) Add all drawable objects into a list...sort by Z and make a render pass. So far I haven't found a situation where this simple equation fails. Probably will at some point but it's a start.

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This is pretty much the Painter's Algorithm, is it not?

You're unlikely to run into any problems with it, for isometric lands; but for more general meshes and whatnot, you'd want to do some cutting - with Newell's algorithm.

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