Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. More precisely, an algorithm is an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function.

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How to render infinite universe?

I'm curious what are the best practices in game development industry to render 3d universe? To be more specific: The data points are given and static. Each point has position, color and size; The ...
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How to calculate normal vector of a curve?

How I can calculate the normal vector for tow dimension curve (I have the points of the curve in plane x y)?
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Gamemaker radius argument and any 'selectors'?

I have the following two questions: Is there a radius of other object argument for the 'if' statement? I'll be using 'cow' for the example. if (instance_number(cow) == 2 && ...
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approach for Indie game development [on hold]

I really want to develop indie games. I have beginner's programming skills. I am learning c# also. But how do i approach game development? What should i learn more ? Which books can help me to be a ...
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Cavity map generation

I am looking for an algorithm how to generate cavity (or curvature) map. There seems to be no refernce to it, only final solutions like xNormal software, but that is not what I want. I am looking for ...
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In 3D, how do I raycast to check for bullet hits?

I am developing a simple jet fighter game. I have x, y and z coordinates for both the shooter and target. How do I determine if a shot hits or misses an enemy object?
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Algorithm for dividing a 2D grid into organic looking plates

the title pretty much says it all: How could one go about segmenting a 2D grid into smaller parts? My goal here is to create tectonic plates for further procedural world generation Details to ...
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Placing an AABB close to a point so that it doesn't intersect any other AABBs

Give a 2D space with a bunch of non-intersecting AABBs, and a point in this space (that may or may not be inside an AABB), how can I find the closest place where I can place a new AABB of a given ...
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Map Generation Algorithm [BOMBERMAN]

I'm looking for some wise tips concerning a specific game development : Bomberman-like. I am currently implementing a "random map" generation for the game, but I feel like I'm not doing in the best ...
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Planar scene graph

Suppose there are many line segments on a plane (2D scene) and I would like to redraw only small portion ("window") of the whole scene. The scene is dynamic, meaning one can add/remove/transform ...
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Java libgdx get clicked square without iter

I would like to detect which square is clicked without iterating over all elements! i don't want to do this anymore for all elements. if( x >= this.getAnchorX()-HalfWidth && x <= ...
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Separation of axis theorem implementation at normals

This might be more of a math question, but it relates to the development of a simple physics engine I am trying to create. I have been stumped on this for about a week now, and have been unable to ...
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How would one determine the position of a participant in a racing game?

Now, for the record, I'm currently not implementing any racing game whatsoever, but this problem just popped into my mind and now I'm curious. So how would one go about finding out which participant ...
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What is an efficient packing algorithm for packing rectangles into a polygon?

I need to put as many rectangle of same size as possible inside a polygon. The algorithm can put rectangles in different orientation(angle). But they cannot overlap. This is image is an example of the ...
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MiniMax strategy - What is the context of the numbers?

I've watched a new videos about the MiniMax concept and invariably the lecturer will say that the computer has 2 parties, Min and Max; Min always takes lower number and Max takes higher number. The ...
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Finding a moving target in a maze

I'm making a game that is a bit of a mix of snake and pacman. Basically, two players go through the maze and each time they pick up a piece of candy, a cube is added to their tail. If one player ...
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How can I generate a lightning bolt effect?

Is there an algorithm to generate a lightning bolt? I would like an algorithm that generates a list of segment or point objects specifying where the bolt will land. The method would need a start ...
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Match-three puzzle games algorithm

I am trying to write a match-three puzzle game like 'call of Atlantis' myself. The most important algorithm is to find out all possible match-three possibilities. Is there any open source projects ...
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finding a path from one point to another with obstacles help

Im building a tile based game and im implementing my path finding algorithm. Currently, it can find a path from point A to point B with no problems. However, if there are obstacles between point A and ...
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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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Is there any easy way to understand the Alpha Beta for Othello?

I'm stuck with coding the Alpha Beta algorithm for a console-based game I'm developping at the moment. I tried to understand how it works for a week but still no idea how to get started with it. Here ...
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Pathfinding in 3d voxel: waypoints?

I have an application where I have a 3d collision voxel space (passable or non-passable at each point) and I want to plot a short unobstructed path between two points. There are no gravity ...
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Getting one-point-collision object to conform to uneven terrain while keeping constant distance covered

This is probably best described by image: I have a character. For floor collision, it uses a single point (the red X). When the character moves, it conforms to the terrain; note how the blue line ...
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Best way to calculate city influence maps similar to civilisation?

As the title says, imagine you want to generate the influence mask for a city, given that the map is a 2D grid rather than hex. An extra bit is that different points on the map might have different ...
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How to gain accurate results with Painter's algorithm?

A while ago I asked how to determine when a face is overlapping another. The advice was to use a Z-buffer. However, I cannot use a Z-buffer in my current project and hence I would like to use the ...
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Integrating specular, diffuse reflection and refraction

I am implementing an MLT bidirectional path tracer. I have a problem integrating diffuse, specular reflection and refraction. 1) The first problem is diffuse and specular reflection. Diffuse ...
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In 2D, how do I efficiently find the nearest object to a point?

I have a sizable game engine and I'd like a feature for finding the nearest of a list of points. I could simply use the Pythagorean theorem to find each distance and choose the minimum one, but that ...
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How can i fix my Ground detection code?

My ground detection works by checking if the player's x position is between the range of a sprite xpos+16 and xpos-16 if it is,then it uses a separate axis theorem on the y axis to see if the player ...
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Choose tile based on adjacent tiles

I am working on a tiled map editor, and I need to choose tiles automatically, based on the adjacent tiles. For example, when placing a road tile, next to another road tile, the two need to be oriented ...
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Need help creating points in an array

I'm creating a lightning geometry shader using hlsl that creates an array of points based on an arbitrary number of generations. The gist of what I want to accomplish is here: ...
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Bubble shooter clone, structure for storing/adding of bubbles

Im having a few issues trying to figure out what the best data structure to use for storing bubbles on the grid, and how to connect new bubbles to the grid when a moving ball collides with a ball on ...
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How can I quantify a drawn line's straightness?

I'm working on a game which requires players to draw a line from a point A(x1,y1) to the other point B(x2,y2) on the screen of an Android device. I want to find how well that drawing fits to a ...
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Determine if a set of tiles on a grid forms an enclosed shape

Given a set of tiles on a grid, I want to determine: If the tiles make an enclosed figure If the tiles make an enclosed figure when you count the sides of the board as an edge of the figure If ...
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Paint game level algorithm

I have a game, and I have a level editor where you can build your level from blocks. Blocks positioned in cells. So blocks can have no neighbours or have one or few neighbours. My problem is that I ...
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Pathfinding in a 2D “sidescrolling” strategy game

I've been thinking up a real-time strategy game that plays on a platformer type of map. The collidable portion of these maps will be made up of square tiles. I've done A* pathfinding in top down tile ...
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Trying to add a feature to my (basic) level parsing algorithm - not sure how to (JAVA)

Right now this method goes through a list of GameObjects (e.g. JetPack, Platform) with their respective x and y positions in a text file called level1.txt: platform 840 280 platform 1130 280 coin ...
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How do I shuffle cards for a card game?

I am trying to develop an card game for Android Can anyone suggest me how to write code for effectively shuffling the playing cards?
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Algo for Minimum no of solving in a level like Bubble Blast2

Is their any way to make a algo to know minimum no of way to solve in Bubble Blast 2. I am trying to make a clone of it. My real problem is only to determine the minimum no of tap to finish the game. ...
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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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Texture to Painted Vertex Algorithm

I want to generate some game textures into coloured vertex arrays. Is there a known algorithm to transform texture/bitmap data into an optimised vertex array. Much like how the Homeworld skyboxes ...
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Recursive backtracking sometimes missing a tile?

I have a basic recursive backtracking alghorithm for a maze. It pretty much works but ocasionally leaves some tiles in the corners untouched. This is the recursive function: void ...
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Minesweeper number placement [closed]

My professor gave us a project: make a minesweeper clone. However, he said that he will give bonus points for the 3 fastest algorithms for board generation. I'm currently doing the algorithm that ...
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Tile map optimization algorithm

I've read this artical on tilemap optimization https://www.scirra.com/blog/ashley/3/tech-blog-tilemap-tidbits and wondering what algorithm is used to achieve something like this. I'm wondering ...
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A* pathfinding not finding shortest path with weird behavior [closed]

NOTE I have read through this thread and have tried the implemented answer The A* pathfinding algorithm works fine most of the time but in some specific cases, it seems to not use the shortest path. ...
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Predicting enemy position in order to have an object lead its target

In my 2D game I have AI turrets that should assist the player by automatically firing towards enemies. I would like to make them fire intelligently and lead their target instead of just targeting an ...
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Fast Ray Sphere collision code

I am looking at here and while it's well organized a lot of links are broken: http://www.realtimerendering.com/intersections.html I am trying to find fast code that will give me the hit point and the ...
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Space invader barrier implementation algorithm

I've been struggling with implementing the space invader bullet to barriers. I wanted right now to blast a circle around, when the bullet hits the barrier and modifies the circle. As shown in the ...
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How does Navigation Mesh path-finding work?

I want to understand how navmeshes work, how to implement them and why it is better than other types of pathing systems.
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How does A* pathfinding work?

I would like to understand on a fundamental level the way in which A* pathfinding works. Any code or psuedo-code implementations as well as visualizations would be helpful.
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In a grid based system, where users can build their own walls to create buildings, how do you determine which parts are indoors? [duplicate]

I've looked around for an algorithm to solve this problem, but I can't seem to find anything. In a game I am working on, data is held in a grid. Certain squares within that grid can be set as walls, ...