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Relating to the motion of objects through space (in 2 dimensions (x,y)) and time. Including concepts such as acceleration (thrust and gravity), mass, collision response, friction and more.

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Formula for Planetary Alignment

I am attempting to create a game where there is a universe of two 16-bit addresses ranging from -32768, -32768 to 32767,32767, or in hexadecimal, each value can run from $8000 to $FFFF then 0 to ...
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Why is Euler integration sometimes preferred over RK4 even if RK4 is more accurate? [on hold]

Some high quality engines such as Box2d uses the Simplistic Euler integrator instead for RK4 when Eumplectic Euler commits a global error of the order of Δt whereas, RK4 has Δtˆ4 error? RK4 is not ...
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Box2D recommended step, velocity and position iterations

Here in this article there is a nice explanation that velocity iterations and position iterations settings affect the way bodies will react when they collide, and step affects on speed and how gravity ...
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How to make an object that has no rigidbody2d component smoothly fall on the ground in Unty2d?

I have two character in my game: enemy and main character. Enemy can throw different objects into the main character. For this moment i am doing this action in such way: void FixedUpdate(){ if ...
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My pool balls often jump around when there are two or more balls colliding/touching

I'm working through the book 'Introduction to Game Physics with Box2D' and I've created a little pool game with the example code. Despite the name, there is NO box 2D used in this particular exercise. ...
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Creating a Player object in a physics engine

I have a working physics environment using Farseer - but how do I create a player object that can walk around? My current attempt involves applying forces to a rectangular body whenever keys are ...
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Should device tilt give my object a starting speed or acceleration?

I'm developing a game for iPhones, which have a body placed in the bottom center of the sreen, and I want to move that body in horizontal axis by player tilting his device in y axis. Everything ...
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2D animated sprite jumping and gravity physics

I'm currently writing a Megaman clone for my school project. So far all I did was making the character run and stay put when needed. Know I want to be able to make him jump using the 'X' button. I ...
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2D physics collision/gravity problem?

I'm using Love2D and my own physics engine to create a 2D platformer. Y collision works fine, but X collision... well, it's a bit buggy. When I move off of a small platform I've created, I fall but it ...
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Trigger an event when a game object touches a non-solid game object

For a 2d game, I are currently making an AI and I want it to jump when it touches a invisible cube, which isn't solid, how do I do this?
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How do I procedurally animate a cell eating another cell?

The entities in my game are soft-body, amorphous cells. I'd like to create an animation where enemies are engulfed by the player's cell. That is, I want to generate a "cell eating another ...
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A Star pathfinding algorithm, multiple node set optimization

I'm trying to determine if this is an optimization I should pursue or if this is way to complicated to be worth my time. I've successfully implemented the A Star Algorithm for my video game. I used ...
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Numerical integration of multiple off-center forces on a solid body

I am trying to develop a little simulation (for the sake of learning a little bit about physics) involving a circle (mass m, radius r, regular density) and two forces f1, f2 that can be applied on any ...
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Speeding up sprite the second time it passes the screen [closed]

I'm a student studying Games Development. I want a sprite to speed up on it's second passing of the screen. How do I do this? Code I wrote so far: public class Game1 : Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game { ...
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How can I simulate a magnet that attracts a ball in a 2D enviroment?

I am making a top-down game where you have to move a ball from point A to point B. You are attracting the ball using magnets that are standing still. The ball needs to get pulled by multiple magnets. ...
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How to determine positions to draw lines on a screen with AndEngine

I have a screen (480x800), M(mx, my) is a static point, and N(nx,ny) is a dynamic point on screen. Position of N(nx, ny) depends position of touch. I want to determine position of P(?,?) and Q(?,?) to ...
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Unity 2D, C# - Make object move diagonally by a certain angle?

I have a sprite object which I want to move in 8 directions. Left, Right, Up, Down, Left top, Right top, Left down, Right down. The view is 2D with a isometric projection. The difficulties I am ...
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Incosistent jump, stuttering

I've written this C# code to handle movement in my testing project. The game is supposed to be 2D, some kind of a platformer, just to get me started with Unity. However, it seems there's something odd ...
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Implementing a motorized hinge joint

I have a 2d physics engine, with three boxes: "body", "left wing" and "right wing". The wing boxes are connected to the body using a hinge joint. The physics world has no gravity. I'm attempting to ...
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Ease Rotate RigidBody2D toward arbitrary angle

I'm trying to make a rigidbody2D circle return to an orientation after a collision. But there is a weird behavior I do not expect - it always orients to the same direction. This is what I call in ...
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Consistent Space Gravity Simulation

I have done some reading into this subject but haven't been able to come to a conclusion that I'm really satisfied with so far, so here is the situation. I have a game set in space, its top down and ...
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Bullet - objects falling through

I have problem with bullet collisions. You can see problem on this video (around 0:18): http://goo.gl/DiVP8l Objects are "embeded" inside vertical bars - that is not correct - they should be ...
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Determining a sensible gear-like hierarchy for a series of connected objects

I would like a series of objects to behave in similar manner to a series of connected gears. This means that each black object in the diagram below will rotate at a speed based on the ratio of their ...
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Unity WheelJoint2D will not rotate when increasing motor speed

I have a wheel joint 2D attached to a game object in Unity: In its associated wheel script I am increasing the motor speed as described in the tutorial. public class Wheel : MonoBehaviour { ...
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How to handle car game circuits in a top-down view?

I'm already using a physics engine (box2d) but i have no idea about how should I implement circuit's path with wall collision. I tought about checkpoints but this doesn't solve the wall collision.
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Spritekit - gradually apply force vector in different direction (space ship turning)

I have a space ship that I'm applying a force vector to using a joystick for control. I would like this to smoothly fly around when I'm switching directions.. Exactly like minisquadron if you've ...
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Swinging a sword in Xcode with Sprite Kit

I'm working on making an RPG in Xcode, and I'm having a major gameplay issue when it comes to having my character swing his sword in a way that is realistic and gameplay compatible. Right now, when ...
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How to detect collision on specific part of the sprite node

I have a spike and a ball is falling down, when the ball touches the top point of the spike, I want to make the ball invisible, and when it touches on the other part i.e on the sides I don't want to ...
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Best practice for organizing the physics of objects?

Apologies because this is a long post and I am inexperienced. I would really appreciate the input from some experienced developers. These are my two goals for this project: To learn the best ...
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Trajectory Projectile with Collision Detection

Right now I am trying to create projectile for cannon in which I want to detect collision also. At present I have simple working projectile after using two references Unity – How to display ...
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Frame-rate independent friction on movement in 2d game

I have been trying to implement a simple physics system for a 2D space game I am making. I have it pretty much working, but I have encountered an issue with the way I apply friction. I have tried ...
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Box2D collision damage calculation from postSolve or not?

I'm using postSolve to get impulse then calculate damage base on that impulse. But there's some issue: Stability The damage isn't stable. When the same ball is hitting with same speed, the damage ...
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How to Calculate Velocity in a 2D space game

I am currently using screenpos.X = (float)(screenpos.X + velocity * Math.Sin(r)); screenpos.Y = (float)(screenpos.Y - velocity * Math.Cos(r)); For my Movement with r being the Rotation in Radians. ...
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Particle friction with variable timestep in XNA

Alright, so I'm working on an engine of sorts in XNA (yes, it's deprecated, I know) and I'm implementing my own particle system. I've defined a "ParticleEffect" such that when it's supplied a GameTime ...
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Inverse Explosion with Unity2d

I am currently trying to make all other objects push away from the player when the player explodes. It currently works, but it pushes close objects a little and far objects very far. What I want is ...
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Resolution independent physics

I'm making a game like Doodlejump but don't know how to make the physics scale on multiple resolutions. I also can't find anything related to this on Google. Right now I'm scaling the game using ...
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Reflection velocity

I'm trying to get a moving circular object to bounce (elastically) off of an immovable circular object. Am I doing this right? (The results look right, but I hate to trust that alone, and I can't ...
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How can I make an object's hitbox rotate with its texture?

In XNA, when you have a rectangular sprite that doesnt rotate, it's easy to get its four corners to make a hitbox. However, when you do a rotation, the points get moved and I assume there is some kind ...
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Bouncing ball slowing down over time

I use the unreal engine 4 to bounce a ball off of walls in a 2D space, but over time the ball gets slower and slower. Movement happens in the tick function of the ball FVector location = ...
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Sprite Kit - containsPoint for SKPhysicsBody?

I have a ball bouncing around the screen. I can pick it up and drag it onto a "bucket". When my touches finish, I use the containsPoint function to check and see if I have dropped the ball onto the ...
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simple collision detection with box2dweb

im beginner in box2dweb that version of box2d for javascript i wrote simple gravity system and i want to detect the collision between the box and the ground , when the falling box hit the ground ...
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Can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D?

In Unity2D, can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D? I would like to move my character using the circle physics (without fixed-angle), but display him always as if he ...
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Box2d not showing consistent behaviour with sprites

Box2D newbb here. My question is in regards to this create js project:http://mboyeman.com/dashingdog/ (runs best in IE...:3) I wrote a function(assignBlockBodies) to give 2D Edges to sprites based on ...
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How to circle a target at a constant distance

I have an AI ship that stops approaching when it gets within firing range, and starts strafing around its target. The problem is that it doesn't circle its target very well. The following code ...
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Platformer Collision Detection Order

I'm attempting to create a 2D Platformer Game and I'm having difficulty with the physics I have implemented. Each loop my code does the following: Apply the physics to a temporary X and Y ...
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Mixing interpolation with extrapolation in multiplayer game

I am creating a multiplayer drag racing game and have difficulties mixing extrapolation and interpolation. To save network bandwidth i am getting information from the opponent only on his button ...
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2D physics rotation w/ XNA

I'm creating a simple game with space ships made of blocks that are all the same size. After having looked at this: Calculating the rotational force of a 2D sprite I have created the following code ...
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How do I implement friction in a billiards game?

I'm having trouble implementing friction in a billiards game. Currently, the ball only slows on collision with the edges, but I also want some friction with the background. How can I implement ...
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Custom Physics: Preventing objects from losing velocity in certain situation

Illustration: http://s22.postimg.org/7agd30vap/Untitled.png So the little box is my character. The red arrow shows the current velocity(Some force to right + gravity). Below it are 2 blocks which has ...
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Storing rigid body collision shapes in local or world coordinates

I'm writing the beginnings of a lightweight 2d rigid body engine (in javascript, as a hobby project), and i'm debating whether to store collision shapes in local or in (updated as needed) world ...