# Best way for 2D platform collision?

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I am trying to think of what the best way for collision in my platform game should be. My friend and I cant really decide on how to approach it as well. Any ideas?

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Easiest way would be making it tile-based. So the collisions are just simple rectangle intersections.

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Easiest way would be making it tile-based. So the collisions are just simple rectangle intersections.

Well i know that :p But what is the best method to use to do this?

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If you can wait a few days, I am currently writing a article in 2D collision, SAT implementation etc. So it might prove usefull.

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Well i know that. But what is the best method to use to do this?
Check each axis of the two rectangles to see if either overlap. If so, separate by either the minimum axis of overlap or by some heuristic based on the direction of travel.

This is pretty simple, what exactly are you having trouble with detecting and resolving axis-aligned rectangles?

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Well i know that. But what is the best method to use to do this?
Check each axis of the two rectangles to see if either overlap. If so, separate by either the minimum axis of overlap or by some heuristic based on the direction of travel.

This is pretty simple, what exactly are you having trouble with detecting and resolving axis-aligned rectangles?

We got the rectangles working now its just making the player stay on top of the block. I currently have it reset the Y position of the player to a constant part of the map but how can I get it so the players position will be set to the top of the block?

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Calculate the depth of the intersection and then add or subtract it from the y position of the player.

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Or just set the y position of the player to be equal to the top of the block it is standing on minus the height of the player block.

It can be helpful in a simple, AABB based tile physics system to do your x and y modifications to your player's position individually. If you first move the player by its y velocity, if you intersect with a block after this move, you know from the direction of the y velocity whether to move the player to either sit on top of or be directly under the block.

If you then do the same with the x, again using the direction of the x velocity to determine which side of a block to align the player with in the case of intersection, you get a very solid, sliding physics that is suitable for simple games.

All this goes out the window if you want to use anything other than AABBs, but sounds like that is a long way off.

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Collision works now, but when the player is standing on a tile and lets say a tile is on his right and he is touching it. He cant jump up.

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You need to check if the collision is happening below, or to the sides of the player.

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