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Unable to load Tiled .json file "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property '2' of undefined "

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I've recently acquired some sprites from Oryx and have attempted to load the sample Tiled file contained within. I'm able to load the assets just fine in my Preloader:


        loadAssets() {
            this.load.tilemap("oryx_tilemap", "assets/tilemaps/maps/oryx_test.json", null, Phaser.Tilemap.TILED_JSON);
            this.load.image("oryx_creatures", "assets/tilemaps/tiles/oryx_creatures.png");
            this.load.image("oryx_items", "assets/tilemaps/tiles/oryx_items.png");
            this.load.image("oryx_tiles", "assets/tilemaps/tiles/oryx_tiles.png");
            this.load.image("oryx_world", "assets/tilemaps/tiles/oryx_world.png");
            this.load.image("oryx_world2", "assets/tilemaps/tiles/oryx_world2.png");
However, as soon as I attempt to "do" anything with the map, it crashes:
        create() {
            this.game.stage.backgroundColor = "#ffffff";
            this.map = this.game.add.tilemap("oryx_tilemap"); // Error here
            this.map.addTilesetImage("oryx_world", "oryx_world");
            this.map.addTilesetImage("oryx_creatures", "oryx_creatures");
            this.map.addTilesetImage("oryx_items", "oryx_items");
            this.map.addTilesetImage("oryx_world2", "oryx_world2");
            this.layer = this.map.createLayer("background");
With the following error message:
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property '2' of undefined
I'm not aware that I'm messing something up, judging from the tilemap example. What could I be doing wrong? Is the tilemap using any properties that are unsupported by Phaser?
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Hello lastnightsparty,



thank you for your input! It steered me in the right direction. First, Tiled does not export the transparent background color. If your tiles have a black background, Tiled will respect that in the editor but not export it. Phaser will then pick up the tiles and render them with a black background.


Secondly, and this is largely my mistake, I used the wrong tileset image. Oops :(


Thanks for the help!

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Thank you so much...

I am having trouble with this the whole day.

Literally spended more than 5 hours cheking my JSON file for anything.

On 11/4/2014 at 5:16 PM, lastnightsparty said:

Hi SoulBeaver,


I encountered this error also a few weeks ago.


The simple fix for me was to make sure that no tiles in Tiled used 'rotation'. Phaser doesn't seem to recognize rotation in Tiled. It's best to create a new rotated file and add it to the tile set.

Saved my party later :)

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