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

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LibGDX , what is box2d [on hold]

I am using libGDX to create games , but I want to know what can I do using box2d ? shall I use sprites , stages , actors if I use box2d? is there good tutorial of box 2d?
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Running multiple box2D world objects on a server

I'm creating a multiplayer game using LibGdx (with Box2d) and Kryonet. Since this is the first time I work on multiplayer games, I read a bit about server - client implementations, and it turns out ...
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How can I create a character design that maintains a fixed rotation body, while allowing the body's “arm” to rotate 180 degrees?

I am attempting to create a 2d shooter in Farseer Physics on the Xbox360. I have a player body which has a fixed rotation, as I do not want the body to rotate at all during gameplay. I am now looking ...
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Box2d pathfinding using raytracing / predicted collisions

I have a Box2d/Cocos2d iOS game with enemies that attempt to follow the player (to attack). I'm working on improving the pathfinding logic so that the enemies won't crash into objects in the world. ...
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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 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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Box2D platformer: Why does horizontal movement stop jumping?

I'm writing my sBox2D game character's movement code, but my implementation of jumping is failing: When I press the Jump key, the character jumps OK. However, when I press jump and another key (like ...
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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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Box2d - Attaching a fired arrow to a moving enemy

I am firing an arrow from the player to moving enemies. When the arrow hits the enemy, I want it to attach exactly where it hit and cause the enemy (a square) to tumble to the ground. Excluding the ...
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Letting the user draw a Polygon Body and Image

In my game, I want to provide the user with a drawing feature. By free hand drawing, the user creates a polygon shape. Then, in my game implementation, I have to create a body for the found vertices ...
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Client-server architecture with box2d

I am running a client-server architecture with an authoritative server running box2d and the client running box2d as well. If gravity is set to 0, is there any point to linear interpolation and ...
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Box2d bodies that are really close together, are getting “stuck”

I'm using a tiled tmx map, and I created a class that adds bodies to each tile within a certain layer. This has been working great so far except for when a character or an enemy moves around on the ...
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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 create Whirlpool/Vortex effect?

Im trying to make a Vortex effect on a Circle Body that is a Sensor. I've been looking for this and all examples i look for are in C++ or Objective C and i dont seem to translate them well. when my ...
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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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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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Physics don't apply on a unique body AndEngine

I am developing a game in AndEngine. So far I managed to create everything I wanted for my sprite that was connected to a BoxBody. I was rotating it, moving it, everything was great. I wanted my ...
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Box2D `ApplyLinearImpulse` is not working whereas `SetLinearVelocity` works

I need to mimic jumping behavior for the player in my game. Player consists of two fixtures with circle and rectangle shapes. Rectangle I use to detect ground and it is a sensor. Is some point for ...
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Only render/calculate the chunks in frustum!

I have a 2D world in form of a Block[][]-Array that holds all the blocks of the world. Every block has it's own Box2D Body (I want a "minecraft"-like 2D world for this project). Naturally I don't want ...
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How to move a body from one world to another?

I have a Box2D world for each level in my game. When a level is completed, I want the player to be removed from the completed level's world and added to the next level's world. How do I do this?
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AndEngine; Box2D - high speed body overlapping, prismatic joints

I'm trying to make good suspension for my car game, but I'm getting nervous of some problems with it. At the beginning, I've tried to make it out of one prismatic joint/revolute joint per one wheel ...
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Rotating an object about a point (2D) using box2d

i just started developing using box2d on flixel and i realise the pivot point of the rotation of an object in box2d is set to the center of an object. i had read on forums and i found out that ...
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LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem

LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem Tearing my hair out on this one. I am an experienced software developer, but very new to LibGdx and Box2D development. I am writing a game ...
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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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Box2d linear velocity unit in AndEngine

I’m using AndEngine with Box2d for a game with many moving objects. I’m developing in iOS Sprite Kit simultaneously . in iOS Sprite Kit , I use, physicsBody.velocity The physics body’s ...
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Box2D.js b2ChainShape

I'm using box2d.js (asm.js ported) and need to create a b2ChainShape. var bodyDef = new Box2D.b2BodyDef(); var fixDef = new Box2D.b2FixtureDef(); bodyDef.set_type(Box2D.b2_staticBody); var chain = ...
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Change the shape of body dynamically

I have a problem where i have a ballon which i need to continuously inflate and defalte in update method, I have tried to used setScaleCenter but it is not giving desired result. Below is a code i am ...
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Libgdx/Box2D PolygonShape has no position… well, what now?

As my prototype works perfectly fine I want to advance to more fun areas of the project and add a more complex player-character body. So for Box2D I figured I'd need multiple fixtures, like one for ...
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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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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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Box2D body rotation with setTransform

I' having a problem rotating a body with setTransform(), The body has multiple sensors that should rotate with the player. The rotation works but it rotates around the bodys local 0,0 position instead ...
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Fix joint length in Box2D?

I'm having some difficulties with Box2D DistanceJoints, I'm trying to create a rope using DistanceJoints connecting some bodies together but the length of joints between bodies change due to weight of ...
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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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Making Player Jump

I have been editing a piece of code and I have already implemented gravity so I would like to know how i could make the player jump when the screen is touched. I would like the player bucket to jump. ...
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Ball bouncing with box2d in libgdx

I just started using Box2d and libgdx. I followed this tutorial, https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Box2d And a ball would bounce if I run the following code I took from the tutorial. // ...omit ...
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“Running” against a steep slope on a Box2D Platformer

Ive seen alot of pages talking about how to emulate a platformer on Box2D, specially about how people dont want to slide down a slope. Well, my problem is different and Im surprised I cant find ...
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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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Libgdx import bin/xml/json from physics editor

I'm using Libgdx. I did a simple json file in Physics Body Editor and I don't have any idea how could I import it into my physic world in libgdx. Any idea will be appreciated. P.S: Sorry if there ...
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[LibGdx]Moving a fixture on a body

I'm working with Box2D and I have a basic platform and a box bounces off of it. // Static Platform bdef.position.set(160 / PPM, 120 / PPM); bdef.type = BodyType.StaticBody; Body b = ...
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Box2DLights - the center of sprites are always 100% unlit (black) unless Xray is on

I'm using a ConeLight at 180 degrees, with this setup: pl = new ConeLight(rayHandler, 256, new Color(0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 1f), 280f, 400 - x, 300 - y, 0, 180); And the object I'm casting a shadow on ...
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JBox2D Polygon Collisions Acting Strange

I have been playing around with JBox2D and Slick2D and made a little demo with a ground object, a box object, and two different polygons. The problem I am facing is that the collision-detection for ...
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How to tell if a fixture is being squeezed by two other fixtures in Box2D?

Let's say I had a ground fixture, a player box, and a kinematic block moving up and down. If the player stands under the block, weird things happen. I want to simply play an event where the player ...
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Bodies going through the walls of a box

I have a game where the user controls a box to collect falling balls. However, very often the balls will just fall through the walls of the box and be flung away. What could be causing the balls to do ...
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Box2D Get Bounding Box of a Body

In Box2D, I was curious if it's possible to get a bounding box of a body already created in the world. So basically, the Body is created, it's interacting with the world and such. And I needed that ...
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Multiple gravity “zones” in a world

I have a world that I want to divide in two like this: ____________________ | | | | | A | | | | | ...
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How do I make my camera follow a Box2D object?

I'm implementing a camera in my game. It worked for regular objects, but I began using Box2D and obviously things changed a bit. I have a Body object that I want to draw at the center of the screen. ...
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Why are my Box2D wheels slipping on ground?

I have a car, set up in Box2D as a rectangle connected with two wheels using WheelJoints: The wheels are defined as follows: FixtureDef wheelFixtureDef = new FixtureDef(); ...
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Get position of Fixtures

I'm constructing a Body (a box2d body using AndEngine) using multiple Fixtures and later I need to get the world position of these Fixtures. Currently I am trying something like this; // ...
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LibGDX Box2DLights shadow offset problem on bodies

Hello I just started to use LibGDX, and it's awesome. I looked at the Box2DLights library, and started to learn how the lighting work here. I got something up: As you can see, it works, but the ...
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Love2D Box2D RevoluteJoint and Anchors

and apologies in advance for this fairly random question. I'm using Love2D 0.9.1 and Box2D to create two bodies joined by a revolute joint. A simplified representation of the two bodies is a Sphere ...