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Custom Tile Collision Detection Has Trouble With Edges

So, I'm writing my own game to expand on my abilities as a programmer. However, I have come to a writer's-block of sorts. The game I am building uses tile collision, but allows the player to be in an ...
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What advantage do OpenGL, SFML and SDL have over software rendering?

I started watching the Handmade Hero stream, where Casey Muratori creates a game engine without using frameworks or such. Yesterday I got to the part where he showed how an image is drawn onto the ...
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Having issue's with a confusing access violation? - C , OpenGL 3.3+ , SDL 2.0+

Hello this code seems so well done and yet I'm getting this weird access violation error when I use anything but 0 in glShaderSources 2nd argument : glShaderSource( fragshader, 0, fragfilebuff, NULL )...
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GLSL shader with light colors wrong on nvidia optimus

So, I built some code to draw a spinning cube with a red light on the right side, and a blue one on the left. I run it on my laptop with optimus graphics, and on my desktop with nvidia. On the laptop, ...
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What causes SFML pollEvent to segfault here?

I'm writing an SFML application in C. Currently sfRenderWindow_pollEvent() and sfRenderWindow_waitEvent() always segfault. Here's the cleaned code that shows the issue. sfRenderWindow* window; ...
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Simulate Keyboard Button Press [SDL Library]

I am trying to simulate an SDL keyboard button press (using C). I have looked up the SDL info pages online but I still don't have anything that consistently works. I have the following (removed the ...
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csfml wait event

I would like to spawn a separate thread to deal with inputs using c and sfml. I made a prototype that waits for input in main() and it works fine. I made a prototype that spawns a new thread and waits ...
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Creating a Roguelike game in C

I'm trying to create a simple rogue-like game in ncurses in a C program. The idea here is that, I'd parse a file like this: 10X10 ds2 de2 dw5 12X12 ds3 de2 dw1 14X14 ds5 de1 dw5 10X10 ds5 de3 dw5 ...
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Grapling hook in 2D platform game (C programing)

I'm new in the programming world and I'm studying programming for video games, and I'm trying to create a game for a class project. I need my character to throw a grappling hook into a specific "rock"...
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OpenGL dynamic font glyph cache library

I have begun work on an OpenGL application (all on my own and with little knowledge) and started with FTGL, rendering true type fonts, which, with alot of text has a great impact on frames per second. ...
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Confused about arrays in C [closed]

Hey guys I am learning the basics of C language and I am a little bit confused about how to use arrays. I mean what are they used for?
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how is c useful in game development [closed]

I know that C++ is the king in game development especially in the AAA market can anyone tell my how is C helpful I am a Computer Science student in my first year and are they any aspects of C i have ...
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How to execute game logic every 100ms but render as fast as possible?

I have created a simple snake clone and would like to execute game logic every 100ms while rendering as fast as possible. How can I achieve this when the program might run with very different frame ...
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Having trouble making game time pause and unpause

I've been trying to make it where when the player does a certain task, the game's time will pause. When the player does another action, the game's time would unpause and continue. I had my code like ...
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SDL2 SDL_CreateTexture returns pointer to existing texture

I have an initialized renderer in SDL2 that works fine. I create some textures from images using SDL_CreateTextureFromSurface and store them in a vector. Afterwards, I create an empty texture so as ...
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Arduino C Snake

I'm trying to make a snake game using the u8g lib on a arduino uno connected to a 5110 screen, with arduino C language. But for now, only the second body part of the snake follows the head, where I ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 + Cairo HUD

I have posted this on StackOverflow before finding this Q&A so please excuse the double post but I think there will be more experts in terms of OpenGL around here. I am trying to render a HUD ...
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traversing the area

i want to move point along spiral like hexagon for example i want to traverse the whole area and my player (point) is standing where i have placed it manually. now i want to start from this point and ...
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How do I extract the right information from my projection matrix for frustum culling?

I've tried several different tutorials for Frustum culling, however I cannot understand them. Here's my function that sets up my projection matrix (someone else helped me with this, but I don't know ...
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Quaternion rotations & transforms from global to local space

I am trying to solve this problem and getting no where, could really use some assistance. Rotation is defined as X (rotate left/right), Y(rotate up/down), Z(roll) Coordinates are X: Forward/backward, ...
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Setting up an efficient OpenGL rendering loop

This is the code that I use to setup my shader char* vertexShaderSource = getResource("vert.shad"); char* fragmentShaderSource = getResource("frag.shad"); vshad = readFile(vertexShaderSource); fshad ...
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opengl matrix multiplication

Can someone provide some type of example of multiplying a 4x4 matrix without using loops? typedef struct matrix4 { data[16]; } m4; can someone provide a sample of how you you'd multiply two of ...
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a shader type class in c

Is it possible to setup something sort of like a class in C++ but in c in the simplest terms? I want to avoid using c++ but I would like to create a simple struct that has glsl shader program. for ...
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Segmentation fault on reallocation of memory but why? [closed]

I have been learning to code in C from this amazing resource http://c.learncodethehardway.org/book/ I am on exercise 17. Basically creating your own simple database using Malloc. I modified the ...
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Cannot Get The Texture Showed Up Correctly glDrawElements

I still have this problem almost 1 month. Tried to search on Google but did not find any solution to this. I have loaded all the data correctly but don't know why the texture came up like this. Here ...
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Move towards view direction opengl?

I'm trying to get the basics of 3d with opengl 2.0(I know, I know, it's deprecated etc, etc. It's just for the sake of prototyping). I'm trying to get a cube on the screen which you can move around. I ...
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2D day night mapping

I'm looking for this kind of effect MINUS the lights and snow (Another problem). It needs to change depending on the time of year. Doesn't need snow or city lights. Now I'm pretty new to shaders (...
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Registering a C++ callback with Lua API without additional libraries

Basically, I'm trying to register a callback into a Lua state like this: class MyClass { public: int myLuaFunction(lua_State* L) { //do something } }; I ...
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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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Are SDL games trivially portable from Linux to Windows?

I have a small game made with SDL2 and I want to port it to Windows. Would I hav eto write a lot of #ifdefs to port it or will the very same code work on Windows and Linux? Or is it more complicated? ...
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What's the correct way to move 2d sprites in opengl 2.1?

I'm getting into Opengl 2.1 and wanted to know how can I move 2d sprites. I already created my vbo and ibo, and the vertex data is already there. But, how can I move a sprite once it's already drawn? ...
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opengl : Running at least 25 windows with different Draw callback

I need to run at least 25 windows concurrently with each window rendering a different game state. I am storing all the 25 game states in the array of type GameState allGameStates[25]. For each of the ...
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Rogue Door Connection logic

I'm having a bit of trouble developing code to figure out which doors connect in Rogue which is written in c. Not the actual path making. I just dont understand how they link to each other. If rooms ...
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Where can I find OpenGL state changes profiling?

Is there any benchmark that actually measure state changes cost in OpenGL 3.x/4.x and gather an average statics for all graphics cards? (I don't want to optimize only for my old AMD card, I'm not even ...
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Overload how an object instance of a class is treated when used

So I've made this struct that encapsulates a glm::vec4. This is because vec3s are treated as 16-byte in GLSL, but I don't want to assign a vec4 if I only really need 3 components. Anyway, my question ...
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C++ Ray Traversing in 3D Voxel game

I'm currently working on a Voxel game in 3D and need a tad bit of help to figure out what Voxel the player is looking at. This is the data I currently have: GRRLIB_Camera3dSettings(Player.x, Player.y,...
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c - Starting an user defined function after the current one ends

The game I am creating displays a menu before starting, the user may select to start the game, or do some stuff. When the user selects an option, I need to call another function which actually does ...
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How can I send matrix data to shaders without the Effects11 framework?

I'm making a Direct3D engine but I'm stuck with this one little problem. I want to not use effect files but instead use shader files. What can I use to send matrix variables to shaders if I don't use ...
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How to detect graphics API at runtime with SDL2?

Using SDL2, is there a way to determine at runtime whether the application is using OpenGL, OpenGLES, or DirectX? EDIT: If there is a way to figure it out without using the SDL2 API, I'm willing to ...
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Emscripten code and three.js

I would like, if it's possible, to use Emscripten code generated from C/C++ with the Javascript library three.js. For example, from emscripten code I want to pass rendering information to the three.js ...
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Can I directly pass a Boost ptr_vector list to glBufferData?

I have a data structure like this: typedef struct vertex_ { float x; float y; float z; float s; float t; }vertex; Then I add to a list called: boost::ptr_vector<vector> vertices; Is there a ...
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Scaling an SDL Surface

I want to create a button for a game's UI. The background uses a gradient and then I blit a surface on top of the gradient and use SDL_SetColorKey to delete the unwanted pixels. The surfaces are not ...
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which quarter of a triangle the point is in

I've got a world made out of squares. The square are devided in four triangles like this: The corners have their heights stored in a 2D array and the center height is the average of the corners. To ...
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SDL Surface clipping mask

I am creating a GUI for my game, so I use some buttons like . So you can see it is only text surrounded by a rectangle. But I currently use a huge png image with all the buttons I need arranged as I ...
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Accelerated Motion

I'm making a menu for my game with SDL, when you click on an option a sub menu slides down and is shown, just sliding down is really boring, so I want it to accelerate(like if gravity was pulling it) ...
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Is it a good plan to use 2D physics for a 3D racing game? [closed]

I am working on a 3D racing game using SDL and OpenGL. I thought it would be easier to use a 2D physics engine, since I really don't need the 3rd dimension. There will be no flying cars or jumps, they ...
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How to get scripted programs governing game entities run in parallel with a game loop?

I recently discovered Crobot which is (briefly) a game where each player codes a virtual robot in a pseudo-C language. Each robot is then put in an arena where it fights against other robots. A ...
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Which library to choose between SDL and GTK for C game Development (Begginer) [closed]

Note: I know that this is a opinion based question I've been programming in C it's been some time, now I want to get into game development but I'm not sure which GUI library should I use between SDL ...
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Collision detection in Pong clone

Well I'm trying to create a pong clone using SDL and I had some problems with the frames and some times the ball would go through the paddles despite the fact that at other times the collision worked ...
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Is networking programming quite generic

I have only looked into the basics, at least I assume it gets more complex. So does network code really change from one game to the next or is it pretty much portable. For example I can create say a 2 ...