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

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Box2D—how make character tilt

I have got a floating character, which should be a robot like thing, floating over the ground, whereby I am using the »hovercar« effect described here. Zhe Image below outlines the basic setup of the ...
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Box2dLights rendering in bigger scale

So basically my box2dLights are rendering in wreid places. The circle in center is my player and as you can see lamp which should be aligned to player is in the right-top corner. my code: package ...
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How to get width and height from a body in box2d?

I am working on a game in Libgdx framework. I have to get width and height from a body in box2d. is their any way to get width an d height from a body in box2d??
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Movement and rotation of bodies in top down game

We are developing a 2D top down game with libgdx using the included box2d as physics engine. We don't want our bodies to accelerate but to instantly move with the wanted velocity. The bodies are ...
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Scrolling with SDL2 & Box2d - My Camera isn't keeping up with my player

I'm trying to get a game on the google play store before I'm 40 (long held dream to publish a game since the days of the speccy), I have just over a month to go so it's not looking good! Foolishly I ...
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Box2D: Adjusting character position for side-scrolling

In my side-scroller I would like to give the illusion of the character walking forward while his sprite is actually being held in place. If he walks near the edge of the screen, I would like to adjust ...
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How can I simulate a floating character in Box2D?

I am creating a jump'n'run game using the Box2D physics engine. The main character should be a robot like creature without legs, floating over the ground powered by a jet engine. The motion should ...
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Why can't I swap fixtures on collision in Box2D?

I'm trying to swap the fixtures associated with a body after colliding with a specific obstacle. I can listen to the collision event by extending b2ContactListener. I tested it with a trace and it's ...
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How do physics engines like Box2D detect and respond to collisions between arbitrary polygons?

I've always wondered how collision detection like this was achieved, and I've always wondered what the response would be. Do they perform line-line intersection tests for each line making up the two ...
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Maintaining velocity of free fall body using Box2D in libGDX

I want to maintain the speed of a free-falling Box2D body using LibGDX. I'd like the vertical velocity increase with the level. I've applied a linear impulse and velocity actually increases like this: ...
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How do I change the relative origins of a Box2D World and a TiledMap in Libgdx?

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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LibGDX - Box2D: Realistic Light and Layers

I'm having some problems with my current game. Short description: It's a 2D game where you have to avoid the lights or you lose HP. My problem is the following one: Here is the rendering process: ...
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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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Box2d stopping the movement of an object

I am in the process of making a game and I need an object to move only when the buttons are pressed. I have a method that begins the movement, and so far I am ending the movement of an object by ...
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Box2dWeb: setting velocity of bodies using events

I would like to move a kinematic box by pressing the down arrow. As is noted by the console logs, the keydown actually does change the box's velocity... but for reasons beyond my grasp it still ...
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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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How do I make a curved surface out of rectangular blocks?

For a Peggle-like game, I want to make blocks that follow a curve, like this: The blocks would then disappear as the ball hits them. I managed to draw some horizontally, but I'm having trouble ...
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How do I simulate a trampoline?

I'm quite new to game development. I was pretty impressed with the elastic effect I saw in this flash game when the ball hits the trampolines and I'm wondering how to recreate it. I've done some ...
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Box2D setGravity() in Andengine?

Im currently using the Andengine GLES20 branch. I know that the new Box2D method setGravity() isn't implemented yet. Has anyone managed yet to get it to work with Andengine or to write a method ...
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Trying to make sprite float up and down [closed]

Using LibGDX + Box2D and my understanding of the answer posted from this question: Here I apply the following impulse: // modify sprite's Box2d Body object int a = 8; // amplitude int f = 1; // ...
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How do I create a horizontally centered “gravity line”?

Here's my ideal scenario: A game object (in blue) can change its horizontal velocity, but it will be pulled back by gravity (dotted gray arrows) toward a central vertical line (in red). How can I ...
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How could I control an air hockey 's AI paddle?

I am making an air hockey game on Android with Box2D and libgdx. For the manual control, I just use the MouseJoint and it works perfectly. However, for the AI control, there is a problem: I've made a ...
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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 Libgdx removing bodies in case of simultaneous collisions

I am making a clone for the BreakOut game. I'm using Box2D and Libgdx for it. In the game, one scenario is that there could be 2-3 balls at one time. Now the problem occurs when 2 or more balls ...
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Box2d - Allow object to pass but still report collision [duplicate]

I am creating a laser which is a dynamic body with its own collision filtering. I want it to not collide, as it does not currently but I want it to still report the collision or when the two overlap. ...
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How can I find all connected objects of the same type recursively?

In my game, when a user selects an object of some type, I'd like to search for all other objects of the same type that are connected to that first one. For example, if the user selects a object of ...
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Dynamic Hills like Contre Jour in Cocos2d

I'm interested in maps/environments which are flexible and change at runtime, such as those in Contre Jour. I have looked for a long time to find out how to make this effect, but I couldn't find an ...
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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 ...
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How to set a body to a specific position using Andengine

I'm developing a game with a single player and multiplayer mode. Lets say I have walls (static bodies), vehicles (dynamic bodies) and bullets (dynamic bodies). It works fine to control my own vehicle ...
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Floating point precision issue with Box2D

I'm using Box2D and I am putting edge tiles as b2Bodies so that the tile world can have physics: The problem is that there are 3 b2_kinematic bodies under the player right beside each other. Every ...
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Box2D + Citrus Engine - Proper Pong Paddles

I am creating a pong clone for my first Citrus Engine project using Box2D. I've tried two types of paddles, both do not fully work. 1) Paddle is a dynamic body with a restitution of 1.0 and friction ...
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How do I prevent other dynamic bodies from affecting the player's velocity with Box2D?

I'm working on my player object for my game. PhysicsBodyDef def; def.fixedRotation = true; def.density = 1.0f; def.position = Vec2(200.0f, 200.0f); def.isDynamic = true; def.size = ...
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Using Box2D / Physics with Tiles?

Here is my issue. I currently have Box2D setup and working. But, it works with my Entity system. So I can create static objects and dynamic moving ones, and they simulate fine. However, my world is ...
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How can I get the force of a collision in Love2D?

Is it possible to get the force of a collision between two objects in Love2D/Box2D? If so, how?
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Communication between Box2D and libGDX Stage (Scene2D) running in separate threads

I'm making a physics based 2D game using libGDX and Box2D. I want to move the execution of the simulation out of render thread. I use immutable messages and the BlockingQueue to pass the information ...
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How to make box2d bodies block each other but not push each other?

I want to use box2D to create a movement system for an RTS game. How can I make bodies block the movement of other bodies while preventing these bodies from pushing each other?
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Create body on a sprite (box2D)

I'm quite experimented in objective C, but now i'm tried cocos2D and his features. I need to add a body on a spritesheet (if possible on a classic 'UIImageView'), in order to detect collisions after. ...
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How can I convert a tilemap to a Box2D world?

I want to use Box2D physics and lighting with a .tmx map. How can I "convert" a tilemap to Box2D world? My basic idea is to go through the tiles on the map and create an object for them in Box2D. I'm ...
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How can I smoothly rotate a joint to an angle? [duplicate]

I would like to set the speed of my Box2D revolute joint on every update such that it rotates to a desired angle and stops. It should ramp down as its angle approaches the desired angle. My first ...
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Farseer - Difference between Position, GetLocalVector, and GetWorldVector

I have used Box2D extensively, and am used to just calling body.GetPosition(). But Farseer does not have this. Instead it has a property Position, as well as methods GetLocalVector and GetWorldVector. ...
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libgdx default saving mechanism for box2d world

I want to save my game in libgdx, and I have no problem using Kryo to save everything, except the box2d Worlds and the RayHandlers from box2dlights - these are not Serializable and do not have default ...
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Check every body's position and delete or not (box2d performance specific)

I have a simple game with a platform (a ground that's not infinitely long). During the game I have about 10-30 balls on average that'll fall off the platform. There's gravity so I think they'll keep ...
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How to spawn an object on collision in box2d + love2d?

I'm trying spawn collidable debris from a ship when it explodes in love2d/box2d, however, World:isLocked() is true when collision callbacks are called: This will return true inside the callbacks ...
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Make fast thing look slow (Box2D)

I'm working on a game that you control a trebuchet to throw balls to the opponent. It's like a game called 'Medieval Siege'. When the trebuchet is swinging its arm, player need to seize the best ...
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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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How to find collision detection side between two objects?

I am using box2D and I have two objects, one is bouncy ball and the other one is block. I'd like to find which side of the block is collided with, so I can only make the ball bounce when it hits the ...
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2D collision beetween a sprite and an array of sprites [duplicate]

I am creating a simple Android jumper (think Doodle Jump or Abduction) using libGDX so I can get started in game programming. My problem is that I need to figure out a way to check for collision ...
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Syncing world in a multiplayer

I have been working on a client-server architecture for my multiplayer game. The server is used for communication between Clients. There is no cheat control because I trusting all clients :) I don't ...
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Using texture() in combination with JBox2D

I'm getting some trouble using the texture() method inside beginShape()/endShape() clause. In the display()-method of my class TowerElement (a bar which is DYNAMIC), I draw the object like ...