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Really simple count down timer

I'm making a little 2D tank game that fires bullets depending on where you click (This has been done and works a treat). I'm currently working on a timer class with a simple function that displays a ...
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Creating A TickRate Class

I need to implement tickrate into my engine to handle timed events such as pushing out entity updates and I don't know where to start. I have access to a timer which allows me get the time in ...
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Assimp skeletal animation matrices

I startded to make an assimp only opengl skeletal animation demo. For that I used this: http://sourceforge.net/p/assimp/discussion/817654/thread/5462cbf5 And something is not correct in bone matrices. ...
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cocos2d-x .. How to detect which sprites are underneath a touch event

I was wondering what the best solution is in the following scenario: Lots of sprites floating around on screen. A user can touch one sprite and drag to another sprite. Throughout this entire time, I ...
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Designing Character Movement Need Advice

(This game is written in C++ with GDI+ It's a simple side-scroller.) I am having a problem deciding on how I should handle player movement. Currently it runs at 20 frames per second (I just chose ...
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Estimated framerate for custom engine?

I've been writing my own engine with C++ and DirectX 11. I've got 3d models loaded in with diffuse maps, normal maps, and shadows. There's other things with the engine but my question doesn't pertain ...
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C++ timer function acts as if time limit is instantly reached if it is less than 1 second [closed]

I'm trying to make a Snake clone with C++ and OpenGL/GLUT, but I've been having trouble with programming the timed input. I made a timer class, as you'll see below, to be used for the short time ...
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How to change the Android NDK jni calls dynamically?

Some people are using NativeActivity for working with Android projects exclusively in C++, but this also carries some disadvantages, so I, like many others, decided that I'd use instead a Java glue ...
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DirectX9 Drawing Sprites out of place due to offset

This is my very first time into DirectX. Im trying to make a simple 2D game, just for learning the basics. And i've achieved that. The next step is to draw an animation using sprites. For that, i ...
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How can I run on multiple platforms using a custom engine?

Game engines like Unity and Unreal can run on mutiple platforms. I am wondering how they do this. I have been using C++ and OpenGL for a while, and what I am looking for is resources to integrate ...
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Update and render in separate threads

I'm creating a simple 2D game engine and I want to update and render the sprites in different threads, to learn how it is done. I need to synchronise the update thread and the render one. ...
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How do I handle this type of collision?

So I've been messing around with simple game development for a while and just found an interesting game idea here . I'm using SFML 2.1 with C++ and so far I have a tilemap in a VertexArray using a ...
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Problem when using two different shaders

I have created a simple shader for drawing my scene in OpenGL. When another shader was introduced, a problem appeared. I use the first shader and draw few objects in the scene. Then I use the second ...
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Implementing directional lighting in voxel based polygon-engine

I'm having trouble implementing directional lighting. (I'm not that familiar with 3D.) The problem is that the lighting does not "follow/flow with" the other blocks next to them. How should I fix ...
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DX9 system crash on Intel Atom CPU Z530 with Intel GMA 500

our project has to run on a very specific hardware, which is listed below: WinXP Professional 32bit Intel Atom CPU Z530 with Intel GMA 500 (2 CPUs, 1.6Ghz, 512 MB RAM) DX 9.0c 800 MB swap memory ...
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glDeleteBuffers causing other objects not to draw

I have few objects in scene and they exist until I turn off the application. Their calls for glDeleteBuffers are in destructor. Since I don't delete anything in the middle of the game everything is ...
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Get derived Pawn from collision actor in UE4

I am trying to build a basic RTS unit selection but any time I try to possess the target pawn it crashes. The pawn in the collision is a blueprint derived directly from APawn. Am I casting from the ...
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Game Engine Entity/Component with Services Architecture

I'm currently working on my first game engine and decided to use the entity/component model with services. Background: My GameEngine class is an Entity and has multiple services that are Components, ...
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game mod security question

So I'm in the process of building a game in C++ for the engine and Python for behavior and moddability. One of the planned major features is that when the game client connects to a game server with ...
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SDL_AddTimer + SDL_GL_MakeCurrent not working on Windows [closed]

I'm messing around with C++, OpenGL and SDL doing a game that should be able to run in Windows and Mac OS X. I have a problem that only happens on Windows. Let me describe the scenario. First I ...
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Does allocating and freeing a huge chunk of memory at startup “clean up memory”?

The book Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition, chapter 5 (Game Initialization and Shutdown), section Checking Memory contains this interesting code sample: bool CheckMemory(const DWORDLONG ...
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How can I manage entities(in entity component system) using Lua scripts?

Suppose I have a code like this in C++ // Game.cpp Entity* hero; Entity* witch; ... // entity initialization if(/player near witch/) { if(hero->get<HealthComponent>()->getHealth() ...
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Tile Collision - subtracting a minor value to the box size

I'm having a certain problem when doing collision checks on bounding boxes that have their edges aligned with upper or right tiles. It shouldn't count as an intersection but I don't know a good ...
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Is video compositing feasible?

I've been considering the idea of a game client that acted as a video compositor, only drawing, by itself, the terrain, the characters... deferring other graphic elements to separate processes. For ...
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OpenGL Hello Triangle troubles [closed]

Just trying to get the simple OpenGL hello world program set up and for what ever reason I just cant see why I can't get it to work. I'm able to create a resizeable window and set the background ...
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Identifying groupings of objects

I have a cloud of objects, each with a 3D position, and I want to pick out tight groups of these objects. Specifically, I want to find all objects which form a grouping of radius r within a large ...
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How can I simplify this code to compute the shortest rotation between two angles?

The following code will find the shortest rotation (in radians) (from pi to -pi) that I need to apply to from to leave me with to. Scalar rotationBetween(Scalar from, Scalar to) { Scalar fromMod ...
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Why are god objects so common in game programming? [closed]

This is a bit of a philosophical question. Excuse me if it's out of place here. Most modern games developed in C++ use (or at least purport to use) an object-oriented approach. A common axiom of ...
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Bullet 3D Physics Objects Not Rotating?

So I've got Bullet 3D controlling the motion of objects rendered with DirectX. In the clipping below I've got 2 identical rectangles & 5 balls. The lowest rectangle has a mass of 0 and doesn't ...
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More Precise PathSmoothing

I'm reading a book about AI - Path planning and path smoothing. Yet this book is using c++ code. And i'm coding in c# with the XNA framework. I have a path smoothing working, yet the book says it can ...
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MSAA deferred implementation issue

I recently implemented MSAA in my deferred renderer, it looks good but I just got a feeling I might have done it wrong. Here is what for example the directional light fragment shader looks like: ...
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How do I avoid circular dependencies with game events in C++? [closed]

My question concerns three objects in my game: EnemyConfig (a derived class of Event - it's an event that concerns throwing enemies at the player and making her deal with them) and Enemy. The ...
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FBX SDK Getting Tangents and Binormals From a Mesh?

How do I import tangent and binormal data per vertex from a FBX Mesh. I already know how to get Vertices, Normals and UVs but how would I get tangents and binormals? For example this is how I would ...
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Can you specify which VBO/EBO to use with glDrawElements?

I'm creating a voxel-like game. I'm not sure if I am using VBO/EBO's correctly. I am creating a new VBO & EBO for every chunk. This is done once, but chunks call a render function in every block ...
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Manual occlusion culling with glDrawElements [duplicate]

How should I go about doing occlusion culling with glDrawElements? I am dealing with voxel-like terrain. I want to avoid drawing the faces that are facing another block. I just don't know how to ...
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How to Calculate K-Dops Faster

Ok so I have my general understanding of K-Dops for collision detection. I understand how to calculate them. I also understand the super slow way of recalculating them. Example: I have a simple ...
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FBX SDK Colors problem

I've imported control points, normals, and indices successfully and now i'm trying to import vertex colors, but something is not right. Here's the code: FbxLayerElementMaterial* ...
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How to set HUD elements position and size depending of resolution [duplicate]

How can I set HUD elements' position and size when changing resolution and maintain the desired layout? All HUD elements (including menu items such as play button, setting button etc) need to get some ...
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How does game asset file encryption work?

How does file encryption in game assets work, for example the unreal engine has a .assest extension, or I also see a .dta extension in another game, are these .zip type packages which have a custom ...
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DirectX9 Normal/Bump Mapping Weird Texturing Artifact

As you can see the artifact here is like a triangle of the mesh getting more light. The important part of my code is below. This is the vertex declaration. VertexElement[0].Stream = 0; ...
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Is there a common way to execute a task at a certain pace, without relying on the task priority feature of the OS?

There is no cross platform way to set process priorities, and I don't want to use threads since there are no standard method of setting priority to certain threads, apart from the fact that threads ...
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How and when to choose which objects to run collision tests on?

This might be problem with plenty of good solutions, but it's all not very clear to me, so I though I could ask and probably get some good hints. I'm having trouble figuring out how to handle ...
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Path smoothing while path following

I can't find a nice way to do path smoothing while i'm following a path. I have tried this piece of code but aparently it doesn't work as suspected. The idea of how it should work is: Edge 1 (the ...
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Why does my SFML game cause screen tearing on Linux?

I wrote a little game of a bouncing ball, using SFML and Box2D. On Windows, the graphics animate smoothly. However, on my Linux machine, the animation stutters randomly. To be precise, I get a ...
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OpenGL flickerinng near the edges

I am trying to simulate particles moving around the scene with OpenCL for computation and OpenGL for rendering with GLUT. There is no OpenCL-OpenGL interop yet, so the drawing is done in the older ...
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What's the best way to handle numerous recurring log entries in game loop?

I have a custom logging system, use of which is scattered all over the engine and game. The system is linked to a "LogStore" that has an std::vector<string> logs[NUM_LOG_TYPES] - each vector ...
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How to create a scripted sequence [closed]

Like countless other video games, I'd like to have scripted sequences in my game. Character 1 says something, the player replies, then a rock falls, that sorta stuff. I could find a way to do it, but ...
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FBX Importer - Vertex Color

I imported vertex positions, indices and normals successfully in OpenGL using fbx sdk, but I just can't figure out how to import vertex colors. I tried to fetch the pointer to array of colors trough ...
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How can I compile a Direct3D 9 effect from a file?

I started working with shaders recently in DirectX9. I noticed that there is a D3DXCompileShaderFromFile function for IDirect3DVertexShader9 and pixel shader. Which compiles the shader and gives you ...
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Do I need to store a generic rotation point/radius for rotating around a point other than the origin for object transforms?

I'm having trouble implementing a non-origin point rotation. I have a class Transform that stores each component separately in three 3D vectors for position, scale, and rotation. This is fine for ...