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Moving a character to a point without any floating point operations

So I'm writing an adventure game for MSDOS, just a fun challenge for me. I'm trying to get the character to walk along a straight line to his destination (either the next navMesh node or where you ...
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Jumping to tiles in y coordinate before displaying all tiles in x?

I am learning how to load in tile maps and I have successfully done so, sort of. The problem is that the program is jumping to the tiles in the y coordinate before displaying all the tiles in the x. ...
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SMFL C++: IntRect intersection not working?

I'm trying to find free space to place rectangles, but even though I check for a collision using .intersects(), it still places them through eachother and somehow doesn't see the intersection ...
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How should my engine Identify objects

I'm making a fairly basic openGL 3D engine, at the moment, when you load an object, you would write manager->LoadObjFile("cube.obj"); manager->AddParent("uvmap.bmp", "cube.obj", "cube", ...
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Should I Include the W-component of a vector when calculating it's length or dot product?

The reason I'm asking this is because I saw an implementation which did it that way but I don't quiet understand it. I mean, usually I want to get the distance between two points in 3d space and if W ...
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How can I make the ball in pong move even if no event is taking place in Allegro5?

I've been trying to make a pong game with C++ and allegro5, I found moving the ball around easy with SFML, but in allegro5 I don't know what I can do to move it around, right now, it moves but only ...
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DirectX 11 Problem with texture loading

I am trying to load a texture into my 3d graphics application. I am having trouble with my sampler state specifically. There are no errors generated just my little popup window saying, "Texture failed ...
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Player position not updating when referenced in seperate class?

In my player class I have my players position set to update when you tap the directional keys, that works fine, but when I access my Players position variables, in my projectile class constructor, ...
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Convert a direction vector (normalized) to rotation?

Say i have something like this: pos += glm::normalize(target - pos) //PLEASE NOTE: pos is a glm::vec3 and so is target This makes "pos" translate towards "target", but what if i want to make my ...
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Boost vs cereal for Serialization

I am preparing to make a simple 3D game with OpenGL and one thing that came up pretty quickly was storing the required data. If I recall correctly, Java has a class called "ObjectWriter" which ...
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Unable to load two enemies with same pic in sdl2

I have loaded two enemies(with the same pic) into my game. However, when I draw them onto the screen it only draws and animates one enemy, instead of two. I can't seem to figure this out. Here is my ...
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Strange shadow behavior when light direction is parallel to a plane

i have a strange problem with shadow acne. It occurs when the light direction is parallel to a plane. Here is my code and a few images of the problem: //this calculates the shadow matrix ...
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How come these 2 lines of code are causing a memory leak? [closed]

I'm confused, I commented these 2 lines out resulting in no memory leaks, and when I added them again it's leaking. However I can't understand why it's actually leaking? This is the 2 lines of ...
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Non-real time simulation of overlapping repulsive balls

I want to make a non-real time simulation of overlapping repulsive balls, initially in 2D and later in 3D. With "non-real" I mean that rendering is not needed after each time step. First of all, ...
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How to replicate Unity's Rigidbody.AddForceAtPosition in C++?

I am trying to replicate the function Rigidbody.AddForceAtPosition of Unity in C++, it means, to apply force to a body offset from its center. How could I achieve that in C++?
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Irrlicht app: Creating STL exception leads to segfault

I'm developing application with C++ language and Irrlicht engine. When I add std::runtime_error("err") expression into my code, I got segmentation fault at address 0 (before entering to main). If ...
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How can I represent a tile-based map and related properties on disk?

I'm trying to load a tile-based map in my game. I've been watching SDL tutorials for a while now but they never covered how to represent the map in a file? How can I represent a tile map on-disk in a ...
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How to “reload” a TTF Text during runtime?

As the title says I would like to know how to reload a TTF_SDL Text during runtime in C++. What I want to do is to update all the values of the text each frame so I can, to example change the font ...
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Should all textures be power of 2 in SDL2? [duplicate]

I come from Gamemaker background, and I know that anything you give Gamemaker is put onto a texture page that is power of 2 size, but I am now making an SDL game engine and I am wondering, should all ...
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How can I clear the screen in Xcode?

so I am following a tutorial to make a snake game in my Xcode console. But the tutorial i am following is using windows and therefore the "system("clear")" command isn't working with my mac, and all ...
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C++ render Umlaute with Spritefont

I have a SpriteFont-Class and with that I render text to my game. Now my problem is, that it doesn't render Umlaute like ä, ü, ö, ß... Because I am German it is very important, that I can render these ...
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How do I toggle color writes in SlimDX 11/Direct3D 11 with FeatureLevel 10?

I'm having trouble setting the RenderTargetWriteMask field of a RenderTargetDescription struct. I simply want to toggle color writes but every time I try to enable the the color writes are changed ...
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Collisions being detected before objects are intersecting

I'm making space invaders (in OpenGL/SDL) and I'm currently having issues with getting the collisions (box collisions) between the bullets and the enemies to be properly detected. In my update() ...
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DeltaTime won't create smooth movement

The problem : I tried adding deltaTime into my game, which seems to not be working when I try to smoothly move a object in my game. How I calculate delta time : Delta Time variables : ...
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Methods to load .fbx using FBX SDK in binary data chunk

I am trying to acquire model information from .fbx in binary data chunk to see if loading time can be faster than regular accessing. For this purpose, I found a sample called "My Own Reader/Writer" ...
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Black Screen when using High-Performance NVIDIA Processor

I have an issue where my program renders a black screen on other computers. I narrowed it down to when a different graphics card is being used. When I run the program using Integrated Graphics ...
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Is it safe to set Lua Table data from multiple C++ threads?

As the title states. I'm curious if it's safe to set data in different Lua tables that exist in the same lua state. From multiple C++ threads. I'm asking this because my current system actually has a ...
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How to render IDirect3DSurface9 in my window?

I have some code that captures the screen and save data into a surface. g_pDirect3D_Device->GetFrontBufferData(0, pSurface); All is ok, now I want to display pSurface in my window. I want to ...
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Why does invoking glm::refract function return NaN?

At the present time, I make a simple raytracing project and I encounter an issue : When I invoking the glm::refract function, it returns me a vec3 with "NaN" values. However, my input data seems to be ...
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How would one generate a Navigation Grid for a 3d world?

I am attempting to find a solution to this problem. I'm trying to build a navigation mesh in the format of a grid of verticies locked to x,y floored coordinates in the shape of squares for 3D space. ...
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My Sprite class generates a EXC_BAD_ACCESS error, and is sometimes NULL? Rect has weird values?

So, lets start off with the weird Sprite* object sometimes being NULL. I run my game, the EXC_BAD_ACCESS error comes and sometimes, only sometimes my Sprite* has a value when it crashes. Sometimes ...
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Allowing a unit to equip only certain types of weapons

I'm making a FireEmblem style game, and I am working on items at the moment. I have a Weapon class from which Sword, Axe, etc. are derived. I also have character classes like Swordsman, Mage, etc. I ...
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How to make a triangle move and rotate using GDI in C++

I want to make a triangle move from one place to another then rotate it 270 degrees using Polygon() function does anyone knows how to?? Just a simple one.
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How can I avoid referring directly to the state type when transition to new states in a state machine?

I finally found a good way to implement a "stack-of-states" to manage what screen I am on. Minimal example: class gameEngine { public: //Removes state at the "back" of the stack and puts the ...
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Why does Intel Graphics Monitor crash after I set a depth stencil state in my Direct3D 11 application?

I'm programming a managed Direct3D 11 application with SlimDX. I want to use Intel Graphics Monitor to capture draw calls for a single frame. When I try to set a depth stencil state my application ...
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Cocos2dx : Lua with C++: lua_pcall closing my app

I'll try to explain what is happening with my current project: I want to make some custom scripts myself without using the lua script engine from cocos2dx, so I linked lua51.lib on Linker->Input, and ...
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Optimal batching for 2D objects with transparency

I have a collection of 2d objects with transparency. Each object has a depth value to determine draw order and a material. I'm trying to batch them in an optimal way to minimize draw calls. Assume ...
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How can I access the members of XMVECTOR?

So I have been reading these articles, and I find implementing them a trouble. Currently, all I am trying to do is add two vectors together, leaving my question more specifically this: How can I add ...
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Doing camera shake together with culling isometric tiles

Following this question, I've tried to do camera shake together with culling the tiles to no avail. The base code for camera shake is from this question. This is the code that I tried but failed ...
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Issue translating objects by one unit in the y direction

I'm currently making space invaders (in OpenGL/SDL) and I'm running into an issue with the movement of the aliens. I have a 2-d vector of aliens (5 rows of 11) and I'm translating each in the x ...
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Why does SDL render the background from the operating system to the window?

My code displays a fully transparent window that copies the background from the operating system. This is the code I use for rendering: void render() { SDL_RenderClear(renderer); ...
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Example/Tutorial of passing structured data over network C++

This is very general question, about strategies how to pack same informations about state of my game-world on server ( e.g. position/orientation of players, projectiles, etc. ) into data stream so ...
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Memory leak with glfwSetWindowTitle? [closed]

I am using GLFW for a game, and I have a function which allows me to set the window title. // PROBLEM WITH INCREASING MEMORY USAGE void WindowSystem::setTitle( const string & title ) ...
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Sprite quickly disappears after rendering

I'm currently making space invaders and I'm using the game loop pattern as described here. I have an entity class from which there is a spaceship derived class. The base entity class contains all of ...
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Screen Size 2D Gameboard Background

I am trying to get the screen size of the current monitor and then render the game board to match the screen orientation but currently I am scaling the game board to a larger size which not the best ...
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Updating a multithreaded Entity-Component-System

I am currently trying to implement an (sort-of) Entity-Component-System. I've got the gist of it, that is, how an ECS is supposed to work. So far i have 4 classes in my design (not yet fully ...
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Screen tearing in fragment shader on R9 380 GPUs

two players are encountering an issue with my game where the screen is tearing when it uses a fragment shader but it only seems to be doing this for players with a R9 380 GPU. Here is what it looks ...
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Calculate matrix transformation components separately

It is possible to calculate the translation, rotation and scale that were used to build a matrix? I mean if I have a matrix M can I calculate the rotation, scale, and translation it represents? Of ...
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How can I correctly instantiate an octree in UE4?

I tried to create a simple Octree like this: (I looked at the FMeshTriOctree source code since no question in answers.unrealengine.com helped me) // My FVertex class is slightly more complexe, but ...
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Sprite Sheet Texture not being rendered

I'm making space invaders (in OpenGL/SDL) and I've run into a problem when trying to draw the sprite for the spaceship from the spritesheet. In my entity class, I have a pointer for the sprite that ...