Originally Posted by pdiddles03
So ok, let's say I have my map all written out and generated.
Next, i put my character on top, how would I go about clearing just the character when I move him, and not the map?
Well, the obvious answer is to *NOT* change the map, *AT ALL*.
Instead, just make your character *SEPARATE* from the map, with a z-index higher than the map, so he ends up appearing in front of the map.
But what is the big deal about swapping the character image for one of the map images and then, when he moves, swapping the map image back in???
That's trivial, though it won't look as good as having the character as a separate image (a ".png" or ".gif" image, with transparencey!) that moves smoothly from one square to the next instead of having the ugly double replacement.