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JNI multidimensional array as return value

I have some C++ code that I wrote to generate voxel terrain and would like to access it in JAVA. you pass it three integers; the seed and the coordinates of the chunk that it is generating ...
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2D water shader in SFML

I want to implement the algorithm for a 2D water surface described here and here. Before somebody finds out, beats me up and deletes this, I'm gonna say it myself. I posted this question over at ...
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How should data about past interactions be stored?

I have been developing a text-based rpg in C++, using sqlite as my database. When it comes to interactions that change the world around the player in some permanent fashion I have been unable to find ...
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How can I optimize per-pixel drawing in SDL?

I've been messing around with C++ the last few days and I'm trying to figure out how to draw the screen pixel by pixel each frame. It sounded simple enough at first, but then I realized for loops ...
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OpenGL Planet Generation - Simple Matrix Issue (Planet “Spins” With Mouse)

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow & was directed here by a commenter. Im currently working on a OpenGL planet rendering. I'm using the Tessellation pipeline. So far things are ...
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Pseudo 3D questions in SDL/C++ [duplicate]

I'm going for a SNES mode 7 effect. From my understanding you do maths, to grab the current pixel from z values. Resulting from this math you take an image and then transcribe it into the screen for a ...
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How do I compile further libraries into my game? [closed]

This might be vague; I don't know how to search for this. How do I link a GUI framework (in my case, CEGUI) to a graphics framework (in my case, SDL)? I'm using a Mac. My mental model on how to add ...
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resolving per pixel collision issue

In space invader, I'm doing bullet to barrier intersection using rect to rect, then I'm testing the first bullet's impact pixel, if it's green I blast a circle, if it's black, it continues travelling. ...
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Modern OpenGL, rendering multiple obj objects not working

I am currently working on a 3D Game Engine that loads a level from an OBJ file and renders it with OpenGL. My problem is related to understanding how to render each object individually when i have ...
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Elegantly simulating NPC movement in inactive areas

My AI is utility-driven in a similar pattern to The Sims, where all unique behavior is coded into interactable objects, and the only thing an NPC does is decide which object they wish to use, path to ...
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missiles skip in collision detection

I'm trying to work on spaceinvader. I have problem that missiles or the bullets skip frames due to its fast speed. I tried to use the previous position of the bullet in the collision check, but still, ...
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State Machine class vs function pointers [closed]

What do you guys recommend to use? A State Machine with function pointers or classes? Or, in which case one would be better than the other one? At work we use the state machine with function ...
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Game mechanic player following path looks very roughly

I want my player entity to follow a path, which works, but it looks very roughly. Like it would stuck everytime. bool arrivedX = false; bool arrivedY = false; float speed = 0.06f; ...
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Space invader barrier implementation algorithm

I've been struggling with implementing the space invader bullet to barriers. I wanted right now to blast a circle around, when the bullet hits the barrier and modifies the circle. As shown in the ...
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Python interpreter as in-game console

Say I have a game which has lots objects (NPCs, monsters, etc.), I want a console so I can change the variables of the objects (like changing HP for example), how could I embed python into my program, ...
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Steam for Linux platform libraries causing Qt application misbehavior

I'm currently having difficulties with a very simple launcher application that's intended to display a webpage and have some buttons to launch a game. When you click a link inside of the launcher it ...
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Weird rendering of bounding box

I'm trying to make a bounding rect for my bullet which is in space invader game. I'm using marmalade, and the bounding rect seems translated and doesn't bound the bullet at all, however the math is ...
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What are the performance difference between unsigned and signed integers? [closed]

I am aware of the performance hit when mixing signed ints with floats. Is it any worse to mix unsigned ints with floats? Is there any hit when mixing signed/unsigned without floats? Do the ...
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OpenGL Indexed VBOS?

I'm a little confused with using indexed vbos in opengl. I understand that different each vertex can only have one uv. How would it be possible to map a texture onto a 3d object if you can't "unwrap" ...
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Runtime resolution changing with GLFW3

I've been trying to figure out the correct method for changing the resolution/fullscreen state of a GLFW window for a while now, but after searching all I found were references of how to do it with ...
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Dynamically allocate memory for object array [closed]

I'm trying to create a RPG game and for a test I thought I might draw the same tile(20x20 pixels) over the whole window(720x480), it works and renders the tiles fine but the amount of memory and CPU ...
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How can I implement triple buffering using Direct3D 9?

I am creating an application using Direct3D 9. I want to implement triple buffering with vsync. I can successfully create a graphics device object with 2 back buffers. How do I know which buffer to ...
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Compiling glfw application mingw [closed]

I am trying to compile a glfw application on mingw. I am using 64 bit windows and 32bit mingw compiler And I have downloaded 32 bit binaries from http://www.glfw.org/download.html I am trying do by ...
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Manage map like The sims game

I'm trying to create a (light) tool to create houses like in the Sims game but I don't know how to manage data/make a valid architecture. For now, I think about something like that: Map: Player's ...
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Per pixel collision using marmalade bug

I'm trying to implement space invader, collision with barrier in which you blast some pixels, for the time I'm drawing a circle, right now I get correct collision but only on the bottom of the ...
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Render to Texture Using Multisampling

I have a DirectX11 application, which has multisampling / anti-aliasing enabled. However, I want to add an effect that requires a render-to-texture step. When I add this extra step, I lose all ...
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Is it possible to use C++ with Unity instead of C#?

The title kind of says it all. Is it possible to replace C# with C++ on a game using Unity?
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Why current scene in cocos2dx has no children when accessed from outside scene class?

I want to access a sprite in a scene, but I cannot get the running scene from outside the scene class. The scene is created using: Scene* MyScene::createScene() { auto scene = Scene::create(); ...
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How can I do sprite batching in SFML?

I'm new to game dev and using SFML. I need to use lots of sprites at the same time, so I will probably need sprite batching. I know that sprite batching is used to draw multiple sprites with a single ...
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How to resolve collision between a dynamic AABB and static AABB?

I wanted to ask, how do I resolve collision between 2 cubes - in my case I want to push a moving / dynamic cube (used for the player) out of another static cube (used for the floor or objects in the ...
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How do I get GLEW to use my Nvidia GPU instead of an integrated Intel card?

I'm new to graphics programming, though not to coding generally. I've been learning opengl from the OpenGL Superbible, 6th Edition. I was trying out the shader examples from the book but couldn't get ...
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How do I create and implement a sprite sheet for my SFML game?

I have a game I am currently working on, and I have created 6 16 frame animations for my player character. Currently each of these are saved as seperate .jpg files, which are about 1.5x bigger than I ...
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Cocos2dx How to show different parts of a scene in a split screen

I come from an SFML background and you could show different parts of a scene in split screens by manipulating sf::View. Is there any way to do it with Cocos2dx? I plan to make a split screen game but ...
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Which opcodes are faster at the CPU level?

In every programming language there are sets of opcodes that are recommended over others. I've tried to list them here, in order of speed. Bitwise Integer Addition / Subtraction Integer ...
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Collision Detection algorithm using Line Detection

For a 2D physics sandbox I am working on, I need a way of detecting detecting a collision using lines. This sandbox uses a class called Particle, which has a x and a y (stored as a struct called ...
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Is there a significant amount of overhead when using STL containers instead of plain arrays?

I have read discouraging statements about using plain arrays in c++. Where videogame development is involved we are aiming, as far as I know, at max speed execution. STL containers (such as ...
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why is glVertexAttribDivisor crashing?

I am trying to render some trees with instancing. This is rather weird, but before sleeping yesterday night, I checked the code, and it was in a running state, when I got up this morning, it is ...
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Problem with 2D matrix transform og shapes

I have set myself onto the task of creating a class BaseObject, which represents a graphics object with an associated shape as the member variable shape, which is a pointer an object Polygon. I'll ...
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Calculating Bounding Rect

I'm trying to clone space invader of atari and I have problem with bounding rect calculations.. the rect is not correctly bounded.. maybe I have problem with the transformations void ...
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How should I choose between Vec3 and Vec4?

I find myself torn between using Vec3's vs Vec4's for representing position, directions, etc in my non-gpu code. I see the obvious benefit of using Vec3s for stuff like data in buffers, to more ...
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How would you implement a simple strategy player controller in Unreal Engine 4?

All player controllers in the C++ game templates are not for strategy games. They all implemented so the player controls just one character. I'm not sure what approach to take when you want to control ...
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C++ DirectX FBX SDK Importer Weird Mesh Problem

I'm having a problem understanding how to render the vertex data in fbx model into directx. This is my two functions and I've already triangulated all the mesh nodes. bool ...
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DirectX RenderTargetTexture bound to both RTV and SRV

After following the 22th tutorial of Rastertek. I and some others on the internet have had an error. Despite following the tutorial to the letter. However, the answers to this error message have been ...
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PointSprite in DirectX9

I was trying to implement a particle system using PointSprites. Draw calls return D3D_OK but I don't see any particle on the screen. I'm not using Vertex Buffer for the particles, but I use two ...
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Object orientated design for RPG character creation

This question may not be helpful to some but I'll ask anyway. I've hit a bit of a object orientated design issue. Making a RPG and the user gets to choose their own class i.e warrior/rogue/etc. ...
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Organizing a Transform class to internally use quaternions

So, I'm interested in building a Transform class similar to the one used in Unity Engine, but in C++. My intent is for it to be user-friendly to change the position, rotation, and scale of a variable ...
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How do I destroy a SDL_Finger pointer?

Hello I'm using SDL with C++ and I got this code: void handleEvents() { SDL_Finger* finger = SDL_GetTouchFinger(SDL_GetTouchDevice(0), 0); } I do not know what SDL does inside the GetTouch ...
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C++ - Error X3501 Main Entrypoint Not Found [duplicate]

I was developing my DirectX 11 app, but when I wanted to add a function to draw a triangle, I get this error from compiler. Error X3501 Main Entrypoint Not Found This is how my main .cpp looks ...
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C++ Entity Component System: Diverse Behaviours

I'm trying my hand at an action RPG kind of game and using a modified version of entityx from alecthomas, which is basically an Entity Component System. I have really big troubles with some of the ...
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How to handle pathfinding and path following with sprites the same size as the grid?

The game I am working on is currently using 32X32 collision boxes. I have implemented a working AI (A* - path finding method) which is based on the Grid Size. Lets say that I use that 16x16 grid , ...