2D refers to two dimensional space where coordinates are represented with X and Y values.

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Cocos2d Sprite 3D position

When I set a position3D for a Sprite in cocos2dx, it render two times the same sprite, i took a screenshot: I set the position3D because i want to use the Z position the give an effect of distance, ...
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What are the pros/cons of using a 3d engine for 2d games? [on hold]

What pros or cons should a beginner be aware of when deciding between a 2d game engine (like Slick2D/Flixel/FlashPunk) and a 3d engine (like Unity) for 2d game development? I am just getting started ...
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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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How to make a gameobject Scale up from another GameObject script

hi there im having a rought time with this code, trying to make a gameobject grow in scale from touching this one, and when a set amount of scale is reached destroy this game object ( the one who ...
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Do I restart the service?

I have a long running service in my game, that consists of two threads. //MY SERVICE: if(userEnabledProcessOne) //Shared preference value that I'm getting from the settings of my app based on a ...
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Can't play animation from script in unity

I'm making a 2D sidescrolling game in Unity, and when the player shoots an obstacle, I want the obstacle animation to play and then destroy itself. I got it to destroy itself, but the animation won't ...
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Add force towards a point in Unity3d?

I have a Vector2 and want to move an object towards it... (this vector2 is the mouse position when clicked and I made sure I get only one position when its clicked) My initial thought was to apply ...
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Why do characters only move in 4/8 directions in top games? [closed]

In many top down games, like Zelda (4 directions) There are only 4 or 8 possible directions. Why is this? Is it a design choice or a technology limitation? I can't think of any reason that even ...
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Pseudo 3D curve problem

I've converted CodeinComplete's Pseudo 3D road routine to use SDL2 - unfortunately for some reason the curves are incredibly jarring (both entering and leaving it). I've also converted it to ...
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How to remove destroyed clones out of the Hierarchy in Unity2D

I made a 2D edge collider which on contact destroys the other gameobject. When I launch the game all the other gameobjects in fact get destroyed but the clones are still listed in the Hierarchy. How ...
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How to add a UI Text for keeping Score in Unity 5

My Problem is simple I want to show scores on my game. The examples on internet are good but in Unity 5 there are no GUI elements but instead these are now UI elements. I was following this example: ...
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Fixing the size?

I have been stuck on an issue for 6 hours now, and would really appreciate your advice. Currently, my app isn't compatible with all screen sizes. When testing on a small size, my textview overlaps ...
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How do I turn an image into a Box2D physics object?

I'm using Box2D for a Game Programming course, and I was wondering if it is possible to choose the best shape and size of shape for the rigidbody/fixture for a sprite based on its transparency. I've ...
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Modern OpenGL and SpriteBatching

I tried to find tutorials regarding SpriteBatch done in Modern OpenGL 3.0+, but failed to find any good resources so far. So can anybody please provide me a good resource/tutorial to achieve ...
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Need a Sprite creator program for Ubuntu [closed]

Is there any program to create 2D sprites for games with Linux support?
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Positioning 2D (non-UI system) game objects

As an old Flash dev I'm slightly confused about how you position game objects on the screen in Unity since game objects have no width or height (only a scale). Let's say I have a container gameobject ...
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Align SpriteText position [closed]

i have this function which aligns text. static function AlignTxt(obj : GameObject, txtAnchor : SpriteText.Anchor_Pos, txtAlign : SpriteText.Alignment_Type) { ...
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Technical names for camera styles in 2D games

In 2D gaming, the camera movement method has a lot do with the play style of the game. I'm not super familiar with the technical terms for camera styles, so I'm going to describe them in hopes ...
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How do I deal with AABB sweep ghost collisions?

I've been trying to wrap my head around this for some time now. I wrote an implementation of AABB sweep collision detection. I though I understood the idea but it didn't work as expected. I rewrote ...
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Sub pixel Sprite jitter on moving platform

I have written a simple 2D platform game in C++. Coordinates are stored as integers, not floats. To facilitate smooth acceleration, the positions and velocities of the game objects are stored in sub ...
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Change list in game? [closed]

I am really frustrated because I have been trying this for 4 hours today, and I can't find a solution. For some reason, my on long click listener doesn't get detected sometimes! ...
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How do I render a 2D overlay with DirectX 9?

I'm working in C++ with DirectX 9 on a 3D game, but I want a 2D overlay for rendering a HUD. I've heard that I could use D3DXMatrixOrthoLH, but I'm very confused on how to use it. I'm more familiar ...
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How to detect collision position and that position's texture color in Unity?

I have a prefab and I use Circlecollider2D for physics operations. I want to detect the color of the contact position of the collided objects ? Is is possible by using Unity's collider classes ?
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Monogame / XNA - Multple 2D Cameras (Rectangle) on screen

I recently started building a simple 2D roguelike game using Monogame 3.4. I was keen on building the game "engine" myself as I saw it as a fun learning curve. Monogame was pretty much the best option ...
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PhysicsJS on mobile devices: how to optimize for speed

I'm (physics n00b) developing a small animation (gamification) in a mobile HTML5 app (PhysicsJS, HTML5, Cordova, Ionic, JavaScript). This animation is derived from Basket of verlet constraints. This ...
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Circle to Polygon collision response

I'm working for collision response for my 2d game. Character is represented by circle and obstacles are represented by Polygons(in my example it would be rotated rectangle for simlification). The ...
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Problem with collision detection also affecting collision resolution

Hi I am making a 2d scrolling beat em up, I am working on the collision with obstacles like drums and platforms. So far I have the player jumping and falling from platforms but having problem ...
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How can I interpolate between two frames of a sprite-based 2D animation?

For example, I'm looking to animate at 60 frames per second, but clearly my artist isn't going to hand-author 60 frames of art for every second of an animation clip and even if he could, it would only ...
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Drawing circles at the background of a 3D scene and updating their size

So, here is what I am trying to do in Unity 5 (using C#). I want to draw a a 2D circle at the background of a 3D scene and apply a texture/image to fill it. Just like it would be if the circle was in ...
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Orthographic Camera settings for a 2D game

I'm starting out a 2D wrestling game in Unity 5 and i need some help. The default resolution of game needs to be 320x240. The background sprite that i would be using is 640x480. The camera would move ...
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Isometric graphics with fake perspective

Diablo 2 is a game with isometric graphics. However, unlike other isometric games, D2 has the option to activate perspective. Obviously, the D2 developers found a clever trick to convincingly fake ...
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Help with drawing a polygon with N sides [closed]

I am at university on my games development, and I have been given work to fill in an empty pixel plotter program using the methods they have supplied for it to teach us the algorithms used in 2 ...
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Basic 2d platform collision detection algorithm has a slight bug (Java)

I'm trying to implement collision detection between Player (the main character) and a Platform. They are both modelled as rectangles; when player hits the side of a platform he should bounce off it ...
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Creating a Shop in the Game for alternative skins Unreal Blueprint [duplicate]

I'm a beginner developer and I'm trying to create a game with some alternative skins. So when the player gets sufficient money, he goes to the menu, open the shop, buy the new skin and select to play ...
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2D Collision at corners using C# - without xna or unity

I'm trying to make collision for a 2D game, the player (car) has to collide with the walls of the track when it hits them. I looked into pixel color detection, and X,Y -based collision (But since its ...
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How can I change the color of the default android drawable star?

I asked a question before and I got an answer to do this: Drawable drawable = getResources().getDrawable(android.R.drawable.btn_star); drawable.setColorFilter(Color.YELLOW, ...
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In a 2D physics engine, how do I avoid useless collision resolutions when objects come to a rest?

In a physics engine I'm developing (for learning) using love-2d, I implemented collision resolutions in this way: FixedUpdate(dt) // I use fixed timestep foreach collide c1 in allNotStaticColliders ...
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Create a new layout?

After the user gets to a certain score in my game, I wan't to display a medal next to the users name. Doing this pro grammatically will make the image disappear after the user leaves the app. How can ...
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Why does Unity in 2d mode employ scaling and the default othographic size the way it does?

I previously used SFML, XNA, Monogame, etc. to create 2d games, where if I display a 100px sprite on the screen, it will take up 100px. If I use 128px tiles to create a background, the first tile will ...
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Get the tile that my mouse pointer is currently over?

I want to get the tile that my cursor is over in my game. I did some googling though most of the examples we're in other languages/libraries and if they weren't, they didn't work for me because I use ...
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Will this impact my game's speed?

I have read the android developer guide to working on different screen sizes. My question is, if I only provide an image in the drawable file, and let android scale it for me, will it impact the ...
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Adding a small slide when player releases left/right key

The aim is for the player object to slow down and stop instead of just stopping dead. The following codes works ok when the player is not jumping, but gets stuck in an object if the player is in the ...
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Determine facing direction mecanim 2d movement

I'm using this script to move my character in my 2d world: public float speed; //Movementspeed public Rigidbody2D rbody; Animator anim; void Start () { rbody = ...
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How to add images?

I was adding images after reading in the documentation: This means that if you generate a 200x200 image for xhdpi devices, you should generate the same resource in 150x150 for hdpi, 100x100 for ...
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How to create a 2D region where sprites are automatically wrapped?

Edit Finally managed to get this to work, after two separate questions! Here's a video demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ7e0jegvs0 Will write an article about it later when I have a ...
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How to blur entire scene but a specific spot in Unity?

What I want is basically: A way to blur every object/sprite on the scene, but have a "blur-free" circular zone, that can move. And everything that's behind that circular zone won't have the blur ...
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Quick 2D sight area calculation algorithm?

I have a matrix of tiles, on some of that tiles there are objects. I want to calculate which tiles are visible to player, and which are not, and I need to do it quite efficiently (so it would compute ...
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2D deferred lighting calculations not working

I have the following code for my HLSL pixel shader. Modified from another post here on GameDev (Link), but I have a few problems with it: // calculate UV and get texture and normal. float2 UV = ...
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Repaint() in gameloop does'nt work [closed]

Recently I'm working on a PAC-MAN clone. I created 3 classes: StartingClass which extends Jframe and uses KeyListener Board which extends Jpanel Sparx which is responsible for changing the ...
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How can I extract sprites from a SNES games? [closed]

Planning to use some sprites for a fan project but the sprites I want haven't been ripped yet; how can I extract them in a usable form?