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How does changing weapons and character animation in 2d games work?

I know how I can make my character move by changing animation-frames. What if I want to use a weapon database? I want the character to fight with a bow and sometimes with an axe (different moves). Do ...
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2D Quads : Translation with OpenGL ES 2.0 on Android [closed]

I have a simple 2D engine that renders 2D textured quads, and right now I can scale the quad or rotate it, but when I try to translate it I have a strange distortion (the quad is squashed in the half ...
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How many Fringe/Base layers in a 2D map editor?

I'm creating a highly flexible 2D tile-based map editor in XNA to make some of my future projects easier (will work for side-scrollers and top-down games). This editor can work with any sized tile. ...
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Generate random starting points at same distance between them

Is there an algorithm to generate random 2D points that are at the same distance between each other? Useful for starting points. Check map: Don't be picky, I know in the image points are not at the ...
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How to simulate pressure with particles?

I'm trying to simulate pressure with a collection of spherical particles in a Unity game I'm building. A couple notes about the problem: The goal is to fill a constantly changing 2d space/void with ...
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bmGlyph alternative for windows (Bitmap font generator) [closed]

I have been using this tool (bmGlyph http://www.bmglyph.com/) to create fonts from apple machines, but now, I'm on windows and need a program with same / more features. The main features about this ...
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What is the best way to handle simultaneous collisions in a physics engine?

I'm writing a 2d physics engine in javascript so that I can learn more about physics in video games. I have it working correctly for rigid body collisions, except for if any body collides with two or ...
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Advanced Animation for 2d Isometric Game?

I need help with workflow suggestions for a flash game. (although the concepts would apply to other game engines, too). In a game like: Hero Academy There are several different character models each ...
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Easiest way to create a 2d game in Java? [closed]

I would like to create a 2d game in Java, but tutorials online for game libraries such as LWJGL are usually filled with errors once I compile the project. Most people do not explain very well, and ...
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How to create biomes

I am creating an 2D XNA Tile Based Platformer. I have a tile engine and a world/terrain generator. However, I am trying to create biomes or areas, For example, Desert in one part of the world, ocean ...
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How do I convert between two different 2D coordinate systems?

I'm trying to convert a coordinate from one coordinate system to another, so that I can draw it on an image. Basically the destination coordinate system is as follows: X range: 0 to 1066 Y range: 0 ...
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How to generate water pools on a 2D tile grid?

I'm coding a algorithm that generate a map, fixed size 2D matrix of tiles (32x32, 64x64, ...), for a game. The game map contains 2 elements, ground and water tiles. I'm trying to flood some water ...
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What is the optimal way for updating different entities in an engine?

EDIT: half of my question seemed to disappear, but thankfully, it was still in the clipboard. When I say entities, I mean instantiations of various classes in my engine (example class: ...
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Map with 20 million tiles makes game run out of memory, how do I avoid it?

While loading extra huge maps, the loading method throws out of memory exception where a new instance of map tile is created. I'd like to have whole map processed at least on server app (and on client ...
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Random terrain generation with caves

I am currently working on a small game that will generate a world with caves and entrances to the caves, something like Terraria if you will. Today I reached some trouble on the world/cave generation ...
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How can I skew my XNA sprites?

I would like to make a 2D tile based game, but, to make it look a bit prettier, I would need to skew textures so that it would look more like a 2.5D game. So I thought maybe I should skew textures to ...
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How to properly simulate object aproximation towards camera in 2D?

I'm trying to make some objects come towards the camera but it just doesn't feel right... you can check the progress here: http://testing.fyrastudio.com/lab/tweetOlympics/v0.005/ You run by ...
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2D game libraries that support positional stereo sound?

I would like my game to have semi-realistic sound, where the left/right channel volume depends on the position of the sound source within the world. I've looked and it seems that it's not possible ...
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2D Tower Targeting (Tower Defense)

so just to be more specific this question isn't in regards to how to target enemies or anything like that rather its purposed towards a specific targeting issue i have with me enemies in its current ...
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Are my programming methods for java games sufficient

so I'm making a 2d Java game with the slick2d and MarteEngine libraries. This is the biggest project since I made checkers for my Java class. I am still pretty new to programming concepts and using ...
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Dynamic 2D soft shadows with concave polygons?

I've implemented dynamic 2D soft shadows from this article on gamedev.net. It uses an image for the penubmra and is fast, physically accurate and looks good in most situations, so I really like the ...
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Joystick example problem for android 2D

I've searched all over the web for an answer to this, and there are simular topics but nothing works for me, and I have no Idea why. I just want to move my sprite using a joystick, since I'm useless ...
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Boolean checks with a single quadtree, or multiple quadtrees?

I'm currently developing a 2D sidescrolling shooter game for PC (think metroidvania but with a lot more happening at once). Using XNA. I'm utilising quadtrees for my spatial partitioning system. All ...
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Shaky Camera Effect 2D

The camera in my game engine can be modified by following a rectangle properties, that can be scaled, moved and even rotated. I need this effect for the shaking of the screen when a zombie attacks a ...
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How does sprite customization in 2D games work?

I´m working on the design of a new game concept at the moment and I would like to know how to handle a customization of sprites. (In 2D that is, hence the topic.) This is my scenario: The player will ...
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Big level objects collision system for 2d game

I read many variants today and get some knowledge in general, so here is a steps of mine thoughts in pictures (horrible paint.net ones). We need to develop grid system, so we check only thing near, ...
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How can I run and jump at the same time?

I'm having some trouble with the game I started. http://testing.fyrastudio.com/lab/tweetOlympics/v0.002/ The thing is that i have an athlete running and he must jump at the same time. A race with ...
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XNA 2D Collision with specific tiles

I am new to game programming and to these sites for help. I am making a 2D game but I can't seem to get the collision between my character and certain tiles. I have a map filled with grass tiles and ...
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Drawing 2D Grid in 3D View - Need help with method

I'm trying to draw a simple 2D grid for an editor, to able to navigate more clearly around the 3D space, but I can't render it: Grid2D class, creates a grid of a certain size at a location and should ...
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How to build Arena-ish level using grid tiles?

I had an idea of procedurally generating arena-type levels in which the player would either fight hordes of enemies, or another skilled opponent. The level would be built at the very start of the ...
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Crash when trying to detect touch [closed]

I've got a character in a 2D game using surfaceView that I want to be able to move using a button (eventually a joystick), but my game crashes as soon as I try to move my sprite. This is my ...
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How to draw lines between user draggable points?

I want to create a triangle using three different points on the SurfaceView using OpenGL. Line indications between the points with one color and fill the triangle with different color. I want to pull ...
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Why use 3d matrix and camera in 2D world for 2d geometric figures?

I'm working in XNA on a 2d isometric world/game and I'm using DrawUserPrimitives to draw some geometric figures... I saw some tutorials about creating dynamic shadows but I didn't understood why they ...
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Using 2d collision with 3d objects

I'm planning to write a fairly basic scrolling shoot 'em up, however, I have run into a query with regards to checking for collision. I plan to have a fixed top down view, where the player and ...
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Resources for 2D rendering using OpenGL? [closed]

I noticed that there is quite some difference between 3D and 2D rendering using OpenGL, the techniques are different - pixel-perfect placing is a lot more desirable, among other things. Are there any ...
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2D animation example in pyglet (python) looping through 2 images/sprites every x seconds

Suppose you have two images: step1.png and step2.png . Can anyone show me a very simple example in pyglet how to loop through those 2 images say every 0.5 seconds? The character doesn't have to ...
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Split a 2D scene in layers or have a z coordinate

I am in the process of writing a 2D game engine, and a dilemma emerged. Let me explain the situation... I have a Scene class, to which various objects can be added (Drawable, ParticleEmitter, ...
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Dynamic quadrees

Recently I started writing a Quadtree for creature culling in Opendungeons game. Thing is these are moving points and the bounding hierarchy will quickly get lost if the quadtree is not rebuild very ...
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XNA texture stretching at extreme coordinates

I was toying around with infinitely scrolling 2D textures using the XNA framework and came across a rather strange observation. Using the basic draw code: spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, ...
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How to perform efficient 2D picking in HTML5?

I'm currently using an R-Tree for both picking and collision testing. Each entity on screen has a bounding box for collisions and a separate one for picking. Since entities may change position very ...
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Recommended method towards making custom maps for a 2d game?

I am planning on making a 2D game, however different from my last personal projects I want this one to have enhanced graphics, with custom-designed levels. My previous 2d platformers were tile-based, ...
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How to cull liquids

I use culling on my Tiles in my 2D Platformer (XNA), so only ones needed are drawn on screen. Thats easy to do. However, My Liquid tiles (Water, lava, etc) require an Update Method aswell as the ...
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Algorithm to reduce a bitmap mask to a list of rectangles?

Before I go spend an afternoon writing this myself, I thought I'd ask if there was an implementation already available --even just as a reference. The first image is an example of a bitmap mask that I ...
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DirectWrite Producing Strange Artifacts?

I've written the basis to my UI system around Direct2D. I like it because it's fast and easy to use (even if I had to do some messy work to get it to work with DirectX11). However, I notice when using ...
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Essential 2D engine features [closed]

I have decided to make a simple engine for a new game I'm working on, and now, I'm wondering: what are the essential features of a 2D game engine? Or, a game engine in general?
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How to handle animations?

I am coding a simple 2D engine to be used with HTML5. I already have classes such as Picture, Scene, Camera and Renderer, but now I need to work on Animations. Picture is basocally a wrapper for a ...
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Sprite sorting issues

I apologize for the vague title, I'm not sure how else to phrase this problem. I am using tIDE to assist me in my game's world development. To give a dynamic effect to map layers within tIDE, it has ...
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Handling hitboxes

So I have an issue that I'm laughing at myself about, because it really seems like it should be something that I should be able to figure out pretty quickly. I am designing a 2D action platformer; I ...
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Transform 3d viewport vector to 2d vector

I am playing around with 3d transformations and came along an issue. I have a 3d vector already within the viewport and need to transform it to a 2d vector. (let's say my screen is 10x10) Does that ...
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Slopes in 2D Platformer

I'm dealing with Slopes in a 2D platformer game I'm developing in XNA Game Studio. I was really tired of trying without success, until I found this post: 45° Slopes in a Tile based 2D platformer, ...