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Hey all,

I'm trying to make bridges over hills and ledges and such, but for some reason, my character can't cross over them. I checked
the passage for the bridge tiles and it's fine, so I'm not sure of the issue. I'm attaching a picture of an example, though it's not
for an actual design, it showcases my issue more clearly.

If anyone has any clue as to what the problem is, I'd really appreciate some help, thanks!
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The problem is with your cliff edge. It (probably) doesn't let your character pass to the left, so even though the bridge tile is passable, your character can't cross the cliff. This is by design, because you don't want your character to simply walk over the edge of a cliff, even if the next tile is a passable ground tile (which is presumably on a lower floor, so it makes no sense for your character to just cross over).

To fix this, you should use a regular ground floor where the cliff meets the bridge. A regular ground tile should be passable in all 4 directions, so it won't stop your character from crossing over to the bridge. It also makes it look like the ground is connected to the bridge, and serves as a visual indicator to your players that they can in fact cross over and the bridge isn't actually on a lower level.

And just in case you haven't noticed, the cliff on the left side is casting a shadow on your bridge, making it more obvious that your bridge is on a lower level and making it look like it's about 2 tiles farther north than your character is standing (judging by the elevation of your cliff and the lack of shadow under the bridge). As a result, it makes sense from a visual perspective that your character can't cross.
 

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My first thought would be that the cliff edge tile is set to not allow passage to the left.
 

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The problem is with your cliff edge. It (probably) doesn't let your character pass to the left, so even though the bridge tile is passable, your character can't cross the cliff. This is by design, because you don't want your character to simply walk over the edge of a cliff, even if the next tile is a passable ground tile (which is presumably on a lower floor, so it makes no sense for your character to just cross over).

To fix this, you should use a regular ground floor where the cliff meets the bridge. A regular ground tile should be passable in all 4 directions, so it won't stop your character from crossing over to the bridge. It also makes it look like the ground is connected to the bridge, and serves as a visual indicator to your players that they can in fact cross over and the bridge isn't actually on a lower level.

And just in case you haven't noticed, the cliff on the left side is casting a shadow on your bridge, making it more obvious that your bridge is on a lower level and making it look like it's about 2 tiles farther north than your character is standing (judging by the elevation of your cliff and the lack of shadow under the bridge). As a result, it makes sense from a visual perspective that your character can't cross.
Thank you so much, that worked! I'm relatively new to using this so I wasn't aware of why I couldn't pass through the cliff... kinda makes sense in hindsight lol
 

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that is part of a mechanic to allow the engine to simulate a two-level-map when there is only one true level.
the wall-tiles of every tileset are in reality pairs of wall and ceiling tiles, with the player being able to walk on the ceiling tiles regularly, but needing an override (like a ladder) to go up to them.

in the outdoor tileset, those wall/ceiling tiles of the dungeon are used for the sides and the tops of cliffs, preventing people from passing over the borders unless there is one such override.

however any passable B/E-tile is an override, not only ladders - if you place a passable decoration like a flower on the cliff edge, the player can leave the cliff there. No matter if intended or not.
 

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If you have something set up to allow you to also go UNDER that bridge, you might find that you can then walk onto that cliff from the side (where the bridge is), which is also undesirable.

You probably also want to use the shadow pen to remove the shadow from the left side of the bridge.
 

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