Box2D is an open-source rigid-body 2D physics simulation library for games, written in C++, with ports in various languages

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Ledge climb animation and movement (2d platformer)

Struggling to make a decision on the implementation of a ledge climb mechanic for a physics driven 2d platformer. What is the best way to go about this without it getting overly complex? So far I ...
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LibGDX Box2D TileGame Efficiency

I am trying to implement Box2D into my top down tile game in LibGDX. Each world consists of a set of chunks, and each chunk is 16 tiles wide/long. The maximum/minimum chunks loaded at one time is 9 (a ...
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Creation of a tiled map editor polyline in box2d is not working correctly

I'm currently trying to create a box2d polyline object in my libgdx game, but it's not working as expected. To get a better picture of my subject, have a look at how it should look like, and how it ...
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LibGDX Box2D Lights - Illuminate background

I have a box2D world made of tiles. I use a custom DirectionalLight for light up the scene from above (It shines through transparent blocks [eg.: the water] more deeply). The problem is (as expected), ...
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Wheel Joint Implementation in AndEngine

I am currently developing car game in AndEngine. In which I was using revolute joint for car wheel and chassis attachment. But my friend suggest me that use wheel joint for that purpose for better ...
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How to handle two players playing on one keyboard with Box2D (LibGDX)?

I'm making a racing game with LibGDX and Box2D. I've been using this tutorial to implement the basic physics, and it works properly. My main problem is to implement two different sets of keys ...
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Box2D fixed timestep updating is twitchy on constant FPS

I'm messing around with libgdx and box2d and I'm trying to implement sidescroller movement with fixed timestep logic according to the famous Fix Your Timestep! tutorial/guide. However, logic updating ...
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LibGDX Box2D texture on dynamic generated body

I'm creating a game that is similar to hill climb racing. I've generated the ground and now I want to add texture to the ground. Here is a screenshot of a game Here is my code (I create ground using ...
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Problems managing collision filtering

I have my character fixture and body(is a tank), so when I press the screen it throws a rocket(which also has a body and a fixture) that the player can controlll touching the screen. My game also has ...
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Rotating towards a point in Box2D

I'm using Box2d as my physics engine and I'm trying to solve what would normally be a simple problem but what has become a nightmare for me and preventing me from finishing my app. (6 months work) ...
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Lighting shadow casting sprites with box2Dlights

I currently have something like this using box2Dlights Ideally, I would like objects casting shadows to be lit, so the object is lit but there is still a shadow cast around it. Right now the object ...
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Changing Box2D Body from Kinematic to Dynamic after contact

What is the correct way to change a Kinematic body into a dynamic body? context - I have a dynamic body as a projectile which has to be fired at a kinematic body (it is kinematic because i am ...
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Drawing Shape in DebugView (Farseer)

As the title says, I need to draw a shape/polygon in Farseer using debugview. I have this piece of code which converts a Texture to polygon: //load texture that will represent the tray ...
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How to split a screen in half using LibGDX without scaling?

I am currently working on a racing game with libGDX and I need to split the screen in half for a two-players mode. (Player 1 in first half and Player 2 in second half). I already have Camera1 that ...
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Box2dWeb: rotating object about a point

I am having problem rotating box2d object back and forth around a point. To better understand my problem i have prepared an example clicking on key rotate the paddle when u click again the paddle ...
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Libgdx + Box2d working with 2 cameras

Recently I have read that you can work with 2 cameras whenever you involve Box2d, which only works in meters. In my Renderer class, I receive all the entities in the game and then draw them. I work ...
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How to unload/remove body components in Box2D?

I want to know how to release/clear/remove a variable. (specifically b2BodyDef, b2Body, b2FixtureDef, b2PolygonShape types.) I've heard there's a keyword called delete, guessing by it's name it may ...
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Black screen when launching on phone

I am coding a game in libgdx. While adding the background I used the html module to watch the results fast and easy on my computer. But when I try to see it on my phone I just get a black screen. My ...
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Box2d Coordinate System

In the game I'm trying to code I got to have two bodies. One StaticBody and one DynamicBody. I want to have the DynamicBody on top of the StaticBody. Somehow all I get is this: Is it possible that ...
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Set Position of multiple bodies

I have a character composed of five bodies which are tied together by a lot of joints. On of them is the overall chassis, to which all forces and impulses are applied to move the whole Character. All ...
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How to draw a curved line in Box2d?

I need to draw a curved line, I have searched the Internet but found nothing that would suit my needs. I used b2ChainShape but it's not completely what I need. How can I draw a curved line with ...
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What's the difference between Box2D and tweening?

It seems like Box2D can be used to move sprites across the screen, so how does this differ from tweening? Is it that Box2D is for physical collision detections and tweening is just animations?
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Collision function calls before colliding

My Box2D contact listener class is calling post solve and beginning the contact function before colliding? This is causing my object to bounce back before hitting the ground. What could be causing ...
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Box2D Static-Dynamic body joint eliminates collisions

I have a static body A, and a dynamic body B, and a dynamic body C. A is filtered to not collide with anything, B and C collide with each other. I wish to create a joint between B and A. When I ...
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Create Box2D and engine polygon Box2D body without sprite

Hey I have created my body using following code: (please read full description) Body polyBody; final BodyDef mBodyDef = new BodyDef(); mBodyDef.type = BodyDef.BodyType.DynamicBody; ...
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LibGDX Box2DLights - Global Illumination

I'm using LibGDX + Box2D to create dynamic lights in my game, but I'm currently stuck. I'm trying to light up every game object in the game with its own shadow, kinda like global illumination. Do you ...
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Libgdx Box2D - Object not showing up

I am trying to put a sprite into my b2d-world. But for some reason, it is not showing up. I've already checked the camera settings, they are defenetly correct. Then I came to the point to check the ...
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Rendering BOX2D shapes with LIBGDX

I have been creating a game on my own and I need a little help to begin with graphics. I haven' t found much in the internet about this topic, so I came here. Right now I've got a chainshape that i'm ...
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Touch and Collisions not working together in AndEngine when i set a custom Physics Handler

I have a set of custom sprites which implement a custom physics handler. The aim is to allow the user to move them by touch, then upon release they should act like a spring is connecting them to the ...
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Box2D revolute joint positioning

I'm trying to auto test some basic assumptions about how bodies tied together with a revolute joint should be positioned: void tst_GameController::physicsJointInitialPosition() { ...
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DynamicBody diving into StaticBody

In my game I want a DynamicBody to dive down into a StaticBody. I set up both bodies. At the moment they are colliding. How can I get my DynamicBody to dive down? Is it going to work with this ...
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Box2D collision between dynamic body

I'm implementing Box2D for my 2d top down LIBGDX game and i have some struggle with two dynamic body. Currently, my two bodies are created that way : BodyDef bodyDef = new BodyDef(); ...
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boost/geometry replacement in Java/for the JVM (Destructable Box2D terrain)

I'd like to reimplement https://github.com/seemk/DestructibleBox2D in Java. The main problem is finding an adequate replacement for the boost/geometry library. Any ideas?
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Raycast trouble

i'm having some trouble with the RayCast. I'm raycasting from the player position and my mouse position. I have this situation : http://i.imgur.com/h7iplnY.png (the white line is a representation of ...
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Which Box2D-like physics engine parameters need pixel conversion?

The official guide does not have any useful details on the matter: http://www.box2d.org/manual.html Position is an obvious one. What about velocity? Density? Anything else? Update: the context is ...
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Use libgdx box2d for dynamically generated top down map

So, I've already found some information on how to use box2d and tiledmap together. Since I want to generate my top down map (100 by 100 tiles), I thought about only using box2d. The tiles would be ...
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LibGDX , Box2D body Mass Center

I am creating complex bodies using this editor. But the mass center of the body is not in the right place , when I apply force to it it begins rotating . So I am confused why is the masscenter in the ...
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Adapting qml-box2d to work with QGraphicsScene: transform origin is incorrect

I'm taking the convenient QObject wrappers from the Box2D QML Plugin and using them with a QGraphicsScene-based game. My motivation is to save time writing them myself, as I need to expose stuff to ...
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Why does physics interpolation give me periodic jumps/flickers?

I have seen this question but it didn't solve the problem. I have followed the same steps as in this article. What I notice in my Android game is that my interpolation alpha (or fraction or ...
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Box2D shape/fixture position vs. body position

I load my rectangular shapes from a simple Tiled level into libGDX and want to create a physics world out of it via Box2D and attach sprite assets for rendering. I get the tiled object layer and ...
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How can I make a swinging rope?

Base question: How can I make a swinging rope in box2d? Context: The idea is to have a rope where the player can grab it, swing a little bit to get more "momentum" and reach the next platform. Like ...
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Speed seems random with constant impulse

I'm shooting an object from the top vertex of a triangle using Box2dWeb. The issue I'm having is that the projectile speed seems to be fairly random, even with applyimpulse set to a constant. The ...
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Drawing a object with Box2D and HTML5 canvas on current mouse position

I'm attempting to create a air hockey type game with HTML5 canvas and JavaScript, using Box2dWeb for the physics calculation. I need a way to draw the puck at the current mouse x and y position every ...
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Shifting the camera and setting a new scene when using Box2D

My jsFiddle: // START -- MOVE CAMERA var p = new b2Vec2(); p = (ball.body.GetWorldCenter().x) * physics.scale; pos.push(p); var length = pos.length; var s = (pos[length - 1] - pos[length - 2]); //in ...
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Box2D—Dropshadow

I am about to create a Jump'n'run game using Box2D for the physics. I am asked to add a Dropshadow to the main Character, but as I noticed this could become quite complicated. Basically the Light ...
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Simulating a single water droplet in Box2d

This is for a class project. The main character in the game is an oil droplet and we're trying to simulate it using Box2D. One of the levels in the game is where the oil droplet is in contact with ...
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Prismatic Joint causes a crash-Box2D(cocos2d)

tried to set up a prismatic joint, but I get this error upon run time: Assertion failed: (IsLocked() == false), function CreateBody, file ...
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Andengine Box2D Physics “disappearing”?

I have problems with my PhysicsWorld in Andengine GLES20. Sometimes when i first load my app and level there is no velocity added to my bodies. they also rotate slower as it seems. This also happens ...
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Box2D Soft Body Wheel in Unity3D

I was watching this video made with IForce2D, its about creating soft bodied wheels in box2D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-aDMZUVw0c I wanted help in being able to increase the Radius of the ...
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box2d's ApplyForce works wrong after cocos2d-x's replaceScene

i'm practicing making a breakout game, using cocos2d-x 3.x and box2d, referencing here. i create a ball in the scene's init function and apply force. when ball hits bottom wall, if i touch screen ...