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Parallax background positions when jumping

I am currently building my first Mobile game. The concept is pretty simple, it's a sideways scroller. I have implemented 5 layers to act as parallax scrolling, these are working quite well for ...
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Implementing a camera on HTML5 canvas?

I am trying to work out the best way of implementing a camera in my simple 2d game. The way it is structured at the moment is my game objects all have draw functions, which are passed a canvas ...
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Character movement relative to cursor position

I want my top-down shooter character to move towards the mouse when pressing the up arrow and strafe relative at right angles to it when pressing the left and right arrow keys. I can't figure out how ...
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Game library for 2D animation JS browsergame [closed]

I am developing a 2D multiplayer online browsergame. On the backend I have set up a Node.js server. Everything works perfectly. On the frontend I will use jQuery and several libs for collision etc. ...
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Making Procedurally Generated Top-Down Landscapes Interesting

I'm working on a game with a procedurally generated world. Ideally, I'd like to generate landscapes as beautiful as Minecraft's worlds are. Minecraft has chasms, and waterfalls, and mountains, and ...
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Application design for specific points on image

Hi guys I am starting a simple hobby app in Unity, its a 2D app, which have some alphabets like A,B,C..Z (images) . There ll be specific paths where user touch one by one to complete drawing the ...
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Should I target a mobile phone or simulation tools are good enough?

I'm starting mobile development, and I would want to know if it's necessary to target a specific smartphone, or nowadays one can run a simulation that will provide accurate data of how the game will ...
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Mega Man screen scrolling in JavaScript [duplicate]

I'm trying to create screen transitions similar to those found in Mega Man or Legend of Zelda (i.e. the active elements of the first screen are stopped as the screen scrolls in the direction of the ...
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Making The Player Stop Bouncing And Stop Sinking In The Ground In A Platformer XNA

Heres a problem i've been having. I have a platformer, and whenever my player hits the ground he keeps bounding. Here's the falling code iceBoy.moveY++; iceBoy.position.Y += moveY; Now heres the ...
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How to make a map [closed]

For school my group and I are going to make a 2d turn based strategy game on android. We are trying to make a simple version of Advanced Wars(screenshot1 Gameplay). But we don't really know how to ...
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2answers
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Does my 2D OpenGL renderer need optimized?

I've started a game engine for learning purposes. I have successfully gotten an opengl renderer working and I can draw textures of varying sizes to the screen. The way I have done this is by creating ...
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1answer
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Drawing Sprites in Android OpenGL efficiently?

I want to basically give myself some sprite drawing functions (making use of openGL) such as; draw(Texture,x,y) I want to do this using OpenGL-ES 2.0 on Android. Since the textures can be varying ...
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2D tile-based collisions: using different methods by tile?

I'm trying to write a collision handling method that handles each of the 9 potentially colliding tiles (the player's and the 8 around him) differently according to a "CollisionType" value attached to ...
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2answers
201 views

Defect in polygon sorting [closed]

I have a 2D game with sprites that come from texture atlases. I'm trying to resolve the sorting of my sprites for rendering. I want two sprites to be ordered by their order of insertion, or z-order, ...
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1answer
469 views

Getting a 2D “pixel” cloud to follow a mouse

I'm working on a 2D game trying to get a "cloud" of a few hundred tiny cubes or discs to follow my mouse cursor without overlapping each other. However, using the physics engine introduces ...
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0answers
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iOS cocos2d - sprite gets stuck in collision detection

I'm developing a top down game in cocos2d and I have collision code that checks collisions between enemies and the player so that they don't go through each other. The code seems to work but the ...
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1answer
266 views

how to make animation for a 2d game [duplicate]

I've started working on a 2d game. I wanted to know how animation usually works in 2d games - I know one way is to make a sprite sheet with frames of the animation, but you wouldn't see big sprite ...
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1answer
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Is caching tiles like this a good idea?

I have a 2d int array which represents tiles on level like this: 0000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000 1111111111111111111111 I have a tileset vector, where each ...
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1answer
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Sprite Animations in XAML for Windows Phone 8

I'm developing a 2D game for windows phone. It will feature rather simple 2D graphics and animations. I can get most things done using XAML an storyboards for animations. The performance is fine as ...
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1answer
222 views

xna: Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game?

Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game? I am making a game much like Doom. The world is 3d but objects and characters are 2d sprites. I am not asking about billboarding objects. I am asking ...
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1answer
239 views

Collision with Two Angled Platforms

I've encountered a problem in my attempt to implement Collision Handling for a game I'm creating, involving a collision with two angled platforms. I'm using GJK-EPA for detecting/handling collisions ...
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2answers
508 views

Is it better to import photoshop files or illustrator files into flash? [closed]

I was wondering what would be better to import into flash for when I animate. My intention is to animate my characters and objects and then export as a png sequence and make a sprite sheet then take ...
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1answer
488 views

In 2d game logic, should I use pixels or world coordinates?

Currently in my game I handle the logic (collisions, movement) using pixels but I find it very limiting espiecially when thinking about variable speed. For example Box2D requires you to use ...
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How does one load TMX files into a SFML game?

How does one load .tmx files from Tiled into a SFML game?
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XNA 2D: How to load/unload specific content by level

I'm writing a 2D room-based* platformer using XNA, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to load resources based on what the current map requires. Basically, I need to (want to) dispose of the ...
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3D isometric depth sorting

How is it possible to depth sort tiles and objects in an isometric environments without any limitations? I've been researching this for a while now and there seems to be no publicly available answers ...
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399 views

2D js physics engine for HTML4

Is there any engine for Javascript like box2dweb that does not use Canvas? I need to build a game that works in HTML4 browsers.
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How to display height information in tilemap

I want to create a hexagonal tilemap and show regions of different height in the same screen. What ways can you think about to indicate which height a tile is on. (current, lower, higher?) Several ...
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2answers
373 views

What java library/framework for a game with baldurs gate like grapics? [closed]

I really would like to create my own small rpg. It could probably look as simple like baldurs gate. So without fancy 3D stuff. As language I want to use java (or scala, I thinking about it - the good ...
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1answer
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Put objects on a 2D maps using a matrix of distances

Is that possible to put objects in a 2D map using only a matrix of their relative distance ? An example would be putting cities on a map using the distances between them. There would be a minimum of ...
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Smooth Sprite Movement - Don't Add Velocity to Position?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to move a sprite smoothly on the screen at different speeds without stuttering, but keeping the effect that it's moving smoothly; especially at faster ...
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1answer
600 views

How to scale a texture in OpenGL/LWJGL?

How would I take a texture and render it to a specific size? The texture I'm rendering has a 1:1 ratio so I want to be able to render the whole image like if the window is wide then put black outlines ...
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5answers
477 views

Limiting a player's movement to the screen's dimensions

I have a player, that I can control using WASD. And I don't want him to leave the screen. So I've tried the following: if (player1.getX()+5 < 974 && player1.getX()-5 > 0) { ...
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Are 2D art assets typically created at their intended in-game display size?

I'm wondering if game makers create their sprites smaller than their intended in-game size in order to be more efficient or whether doing that produces unacceptable quality.
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How can I make sprites like diablo's for my soon-to-be isometric rpg? Like in all directions [closed]

(xna newcomer)I can use blender(3d modelling tool). I just can't make people, but if I have to, I'd learn it. How can I do that? I plan on making a lot of armor sets, equipments too. How would I go ...
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Tile-based game with DirectX - issues with transparency and StretchRect

In my current project I have a class which loads a map file and then it should load all associated tilesets (no transparent tiles - I used to work with magenta as a colorkey) and precreate a surface ...
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Collision detection for Monotouch [closed]

What I want to have for my Monotouch 2D projects: simple collision detection and collision polygons working with UIViews Sounds simple, isn't it? I've evaluated a lot of engines available on the ...
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1answer
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How do I create multiple 2D spotlights?

I'm looking to create a 2D "spotlight" effect that allows a spotlight on multiple entities. I.e., as if several sprites were holding torches. For a single entity (one spotlight), I use a technique ...
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Is it good to sort objects list before every rendering?

I need to render a "tile" game, which are like these: or or I don't know how to render them in correct order. I intend to perform a sorting operator before every rendering (depending on their ...
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1answer
676 views

2D XNA Shooting Game [closed]

im doing a XNA game for a school project but im having trouble with the bullets. I can´t find any way to draw them or "invoque" them went i want. It is a modified Space Invaders that im trying to do. ...
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3answers
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Why use textures that are Power of Two? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are textures always square powers of two? What if they aren’t? I am using C# and XNA (also MonoGame for other platforms than Windows) to create a game in 2D. ...
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2answers
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Collision detection for 2D RTS game in C++

I'm currently working on a real time strategy game in C++, and I need to implement a collision detection algorithm. I need to have a very efficient algorithm because this game will be running on ...
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1answer
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Pygame 2D Scrolling Map

I have currently a pygame program that stores tiles in a 2d list like [[1,1,1] [1,1,1] [1,1,1]] where the 1 is a tile object. I have the character centered in the middle of the screen, and I am ...
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1answer
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How to limit steering force at low velocities

Sorry if this is posted before, but I didn't find an answer for this. I've been banging my head on this for a day now and I seems to be stuck. I've implemented (see below) the 2D steering arrival ...
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1answer
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Simulating flight dynamics in two dimensions

I have decided that in order to improve my math skills and game programming skills I am going to work on a two-dimensional space simulator. The view of the player or camera will be from inside the ...
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1answer
668 views

physics of 2D car racing game with heightmap

I want to develop a simple car racing game where the road is defined by a heightmap. It looks basically like this: The player can use throttle and brake to control the car. I'm wondering what the ...
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Ball bouncing infinitely and constantly

Alright, so I've got hold of some simple physics mechanics, and am currently trying to implement bouncing. Based on the first answer of this question, I've developed the following algorithm: ...
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2answers
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Create a variety a sprites from a single image in XNA?

I want to be able to take a single image and cut them up into a lot of images to make the sprites. How would I do that in XNA since I only know how to load the texture then use it without changing it? ...
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670 views

PNG image as a level map for 2d game

I've been using a tilemap editor for making levels, but I was wondering if there was a way to use PNG images as the level map, as maps created in tiled editor are graphically uninteresting. ...
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1answer
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Please help me with my 2D isometric tile picking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert mouse coordinates to isometric indexes? Okay, I apologise in advance if I make no sense here. Basically, I've got a simple application that takes in a ...