# Tagged Questions

2D games are drawn in a two-dimensional space using two-dimensional objects. To represent its position, each game object will have an `x` and a `y` coordinate.

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### Java 2d Gaming, best practice to update random falling objects

I'm new to game development. I do have basic knowledge in Java and also have moderately good experience in OOP from other languages. I started developing this simple 2D game as my first project. The ...
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### Positioning of AABB / Rectangles

I am wondering what is the best way to position rectangles, the ways I have thought of are: Have an x and y at upper left, then have a width and height Have an x and y at upper left, and an x and y ...
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### Bounding Box not rotating based on draw rotation (Java)

In the process of developing a 2D game and am having some issues with translating coordinates on rotation. The object being rotated is a sword that is attached to the player. The player currently ...
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### Getting normal map of an image

I'm trying to achieve the results in this tutorial: Link So far, I was be able to do that; with these; public PixelMap GetNormalMap(double strength) { var newMap = new ...
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### Bevel outline algorithm in 2D

I'm writing a program that creates animated blobs in 2D, to simulate cells. In order to beautify these objects, I'd like to give them a 3D look by adding a bevel-effect. How can this be achieved? ...
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### How can I handle position in an entity system where position can be 2D or 3D?

I'm working on a game engine to learn how it's done (so I might better take advantage of the techniques involved and other, similar engines in the future), and I've run into a problem when handling ...
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### Why is 2D light ray collision result getting inverted at specyfic angle

recently i've been working on 2D lighting for my game. I've created new little project, and I've encoutered a problem. The collision between light ray and the object is fine at angles 316-360 and ...
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### Can the GUI be used to create game objects?

I want to be able to position 10 various game objects (sprites) within the area of the screen which will be dynamically sized accordingly to the screen size of the device. The area in which I want to ...
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### Parallax effect for layers in Unity2D

I have a simple game scene where i have put a number of images. I combined these images into layers (SortinLayer, to be specific). So now I have 3 layers. I have read a few tutorials, but in them was ...
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### Jelly ground collision

For fun I am trying to replicate the mechanics from The Floor is Jelly. So far I have successfully created "jelly islands/blocks" which are represented by an array of points and then drawn by using ...
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### Dynamically destroy objects when player enters a boxcollider2D

What would be the best approach for destroying dynamically objects when player enters a boxcollider2D? Currently using parent objects with boxcollider2d to activate OnTriggerEnter2D, boxcollider2d is ...
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### Change 2D Angle Into Isometric Angle

i Rendered My Sprite With 72 Angles In Isometric View. Rendered Frame Number 0 And Angle 0 Is When My Sprite Looking Right And And I Rendered My Sprite Every 5 Angle. In My 2D Game My Sprite Moving ...
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### 2D Hitboxing on an HTML image [duplicate]

I want to make a turn-based game where the player is given "opportunities for attack." An image of the in-game sprite character appears when it's the player's turn to attack. The player can mouseover ...
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### How do I perform an xBR or hqx filter in XNA?

I'd like to render my game scaled up with one of the hqx filters (hq2x, hq3x or hq4x) or an xBR filter in a shader. How can I do this in XNA 4.0 and SM3? Side note: this question has been heavily ...
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### Angel2D won't find GLFW

I'm doing my first steps with C++ and game development to build a simple prototype. I've chosen Angel2D as framework to get some help from the beginning but I have problems to get it working with a ...
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### How can I create the illusion of a 3D object moving around in a static background?

I'm designing a Resident Evil clone using OpenGL. I'm curious how the older Resident Evil games used a static pre-rendered background with 3D models roaming around: Here, if the main player ...
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### How to get drawing offsets for an isometric camera

I do have some semi-working code, but I'm really stuck on getting everything to align to the screen properly. Here's my current, broken solution in Javascript: //ts = tile size (i.e. 64), th = ts/2, ...
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### Camera Touch Zoom and Pan with world - 2D

I am doing my first unity2d game and im in need of a little optimization for my camera. I have a camera which could pan and zoom with the speed i have defined. The problem with that is the speed i ...
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### How can I get the position of a cursor on world space on a 2D game

I am trying to make simple 2D top down shooter to train my skills on Graphics programming and I am having trouble getting the input. I am using glm as my math library, what I am trying to do on the ...
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### 2D sprite 360 degrees rotation according to the mouse

I am trying to make my top down character rotate according to degrees between its position and the mouse. I'm using this code: float xDiff = mouseState.X - (graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth / 2); ...
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### How to calculate corner marks of a rotated rectangle?

I've got two elements, a 2D point and a rectangular area. The point represents the middle of that area. I also know the width and height of that area. And the area is tilted by 40° relative to the ...
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### Getting around limitations posed by float in space game

I'm working on a procedurally generated game set in outer space. As in the real world, the game universe will be pretty much 99% empty, with planets/stars/solar systems etc... being very far apart. ...
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### How to generate a “loop room” in a platformer game (by Unity)?

I want to build a level with a room whose left edge is linked to right edge in a 2D platformer game in Unity. My goal is let all objects disappear in one side will appear in other side of the room. ...
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### How to get rid of half pixel artifacts?

I've been having a bit of trouble using OpenGL to make 2D games. I am using a traditional ortho perspective with just some sprites being rendered and moved around. It all works perfectly but there is ...
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### Custom 3D Noise function incorrectly generating in Lua

I have been working on a custom noise generator (not Perlin on Simplex or whatever), which works fine in two dimensional space, but upon converting it into three dimensional space, it turns into a ...
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### Android Canvas 2D Game: Supporting multiple screen sizes/resolutions [duplicate]

I'm planning to develop a 2D game for android devices by using simple Canvas Surfaces (I know that OpenGL might be more efficient - but Canvas should definitely be enough for my type of game). I'm ...
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### Required number of images for octagonal tiles

I'm planing to write a game based on octagon tiles. Currently I'm wondering how many images I really need. That is something about graph theory, I know that, but not only. I want to connect each side ...
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### Layers with parallax in a game with zoom out by a transformation matrix

I'm trying to implement a parallax rendering to my multi layered backgrounds. It's a classic 2d fighting game like The King of Fighters and Street Fighter. It may have a stage composed by 5 layers. ...
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### How do I make a 2D race car turn smoothly? [duplicate]

I'm making a competitive 2-player 2D racing game for a school project. I'm struggling with the movements of my car: I made it a square for testing purposes and it can move left, right, up or down, but ...
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### Using L-Systems to procedurally generate cities

I'm currently making an app that focuses a lot on procedurally generated content. So far, I've successfully implemented the procedural generation of the terrain and shape of a map using simplex noise. ...
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### Location of “units” in Code

So, I've been playing around with the concept of a game, mechanically think of the Civilization games(Tile, turn-based strategy) but I am quite uncertain about where I should store the units location ...
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### How to move vertices of matrix in order to cast a 2d shadow?

I am trying to add shadows to my 2D xna game. Currently I have created a "shadow" using the texture of the caster with a transparent gray color, rotated, and stretched using a matrix. This, though, ...
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### Infinite loop of prerendered 3d graphic

I have a game where I want a never ending pathway for the character to walk along. So in my 3d modeling tool I created a path like this: now I want to loop that model over and over in my ...
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### How can I access a script variable from another script in Unity?

I'm creating a space shooter (think Space Invaders or Galaga) where the GameManager persists between scenes but the player and enemies don't. I need to access a boolean value from the player and ...
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### Rotate an arrow on a plane?

I'm creating a display for a GPS-based embedded system and would like to have an arrow indicating the current bearing. I'd love the arrow to have a 3d appearance by rotating it on a plane tilted up ...
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### Should I have multiple small textures or a single big one? [duplicate]

I'm using SDL 2 to create a small 2D game. Based on the docs, this is what I would do: SDL_Surface *surface = SDL_LoadBMP("image.bmp"); SDL_Texture *texture = SDL_CreateTextureFromSurface(renderer, ...
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### Best view for 2D Android game in Xamarin [closed]

I am trying to create a 2D multiplayer turn-based cooperative game for Android in Xamarin with possible future implementations for Windows Phone and iOS. The main inspiration for my game is Pandemic. ...
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### Xna 2d tile culling

I'm trying to make a simple 2d tile engine here, and I've got a problem with getting a proper cells from a tile grid map when I'm trying to cull off tiles which aren't needed to be drawn. I've got a ...
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### How do I handle rope physics with fixed ends and a sliding weight?

I've been interested in rope physics recently—I've successfully implemented a simple Verlet rope with moveable ends. Now I am trying something a little different: I want to start by recreating the ...
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### How to translate vertex buffer coordinates in 2D

I am trying to (using a 2D Directx9 engine library) rotate/translate a set of points in a vertex buffer. I understand how this would be done in a 3D system - i.e using the vertex shader stage of ...
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### Data structure to store map layers in each Tile while keeping the order of terrain, items and monsters intact

My game represents its map as a 2D array of tiles, each of which stores a stack of layers. I'm looking for a data structure to efficiently represent this . I want to be able to add layers ...
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### How to calculate left/right oriented angle between two 2D vectors? [duplicate]

I would like to calculate angle between two 2D vectors. Here's a picture of what I'm trying to achieve: I have an obstacle line segment AB and incoming moving PC. If I'm coming from one side C¹D¹ ...
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### How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to my whole scene with Monogame? [duplicate]

I am making a topdown isometric real time game using Monogame. I know how to get the mouse position for my camera view. How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to the entire scene? My game's ...
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### Why does my texture-based object picking detect the wrong object? [closed]

I am a LibGDX beginner implementing a RISK-like game. I want to let the player select territories by clicking on them, but for some reason, the wrong territory is sometimes detected. The clicked ...
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### Beginner: How do I calculate a vector?

I am trying to wrap my head around some concepts in a side project I'm working on. I'm struggling with how I can calculate a vector based on my character movement logic. Here are the relevant details ...
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### Is it bad practise to have an object for every tile?

In the game I am working on, many of my tiles must have special attributes (such as triggers when the player steps on them). I was wondering if it would be bad practise to create an object for every ...
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### Design question: best way to model and visualize a long grid of data [closed]

Perhaps some noob questions for a scientific application that you can assist with: I am trying to render a large, evenly spaced grid of data in 2D. The full data set dimensions could be anywhere from ...
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### Why does my A* implementation overflow the stack?

I'm fairly new to game dev and working on my first ever attempt at 2D pathfinding. I'm using the A* algorithm as detailed here. For the most part, it seems to be working correctly and as intended. ...