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FindNextValidTechnique fails

My effect file compiles successfully, but FindNextValidTechnique fails. Technique part of the shader: technique Diffuse { pass Pass0 { VertexShader = compile vs_2_0 ...
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What's the most efficient way to deal with in-game messages in Allegro 5?

I have a little 2D game made with Allegro, and I want to introduce strings during gameplay. For example, I've just made it so a key is needed to open a door, so I'd need some tutorial text to appear ...
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AABB Collision Problems in SFML

I have a problem with AABB collision. I am making a top down rougelike in SFML and my collision algorithm does't quite work properly. HERE IS A GIF OF THE PROBLEM. It mostly works, except for when ...
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How to enable depth test with QOpenGLWidget? It renders black screen

Currently I am writing a small application with Qt and OpenGl and I choosed QOpenGLWidget for rendering graphics. That's how I declared my widget: class GLWidget : public QOpenGLWidget, protected ...
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Set the name of an animation in collada to be used by AssImp

I am using the collada file format to contain my model and animation but when I use AssImp to load the file the name will be empty for the animation. Where is the name for animation set on the collada ...
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Visitor-pattern vs inheritance for rendering

I have a game engine that currently uses inheritance to provide a generic interface to do rendering: class renderable { public: void render(); }; Each class calls the gl_* functions itself, ...
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OOP Question for Team System

I'm not quite sure right how I should create my "Team System". Lets say I have 2 teams with 4 players in there. The teams are Team Blue and Team Red. A team knows the amount of its members, the amount ...
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Good design for skills (heal,dmg etc)

I'm trying to create a good designed "skill system" for my game, but curious if anybody knows a good design? Skills can Heal,Damage ofc, they can be single target,multiple(chain), AOE. Instant ...
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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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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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QuadTree nice design for nodes

I'm using c++ and have some problems with the QuadTree design. I have some components which are not related to the QuadTree directly. These components are eg. RenderableMesh, PointLight, etc. Some of ...
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How do I determine the look-at vector of a free-look camera?

I'm trying to create a free-look camera with DirectX 10. I've figured out how to get the directions for forward and back and left to right. However, I don't know how to rotate the look-at vector of ...
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Render specific part of a texture in OpenGL (2D Sprite Sheet)

I've looked at this answer to find out how to render just a part of a texture: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6884285/c-opengl-render-part-of-an-image I tried that, but the problem is, this is how ...
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Entity-components pattern and memory management

I indent to use a level-entity-components hierarchy in my c++ game engine where level is just a placeholder for entities. However, since I'd like to setup all the levels at once (and thus entities and ...
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More efficient way to load a sprite tilesheet(for animation) and how to avoid the texture dissappearing when it reloads? OpenGL, DevIL, C++

I'm not actually developing a game yet but I came here because I figured this would be the place to ask this kind of question. Issue 1: I have these tilesheets that I can load just find and they ...
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Load 2 triangles in a simple DX11 example

I'm following this tutorial, where they show how to setup a simple dx11 demo with a green triangle in the middle. I'd like to be able to modify it so that it shows 2 triangles instead, i modified the ...
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SFML2 parsing .tmx using STP

Im trying to load .tmx maps from Tiled Map Editor into SFML 2.3.2 using an extension library called STP. However, when i try to compile the provided example code from STP i get a linker error. ...
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glsl shader to allow color change of skydome ogre3d

I'm still very new to all this but learning a lot. I'm putting together an application using Ogre3d as the rendering engine. So far I've got it running, with a simple scene, a day/night cycle system ...
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Cannot connecting texture to heightmap using mapped uniform location

In my shader program, I have my attributes and uniforms added to a map for each. What I have displayed is a heightmap, but cant seem to connect the graphic texture to display. mUniformList ...
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Trying to implement Camera

I'm trying to implement a Camera class in order to walk and look on the world as follow: #ifndef _CAMERA_H_ #define _CAMERA_H_ #include <glm\glm.hpp> class Camera { public: Camera(); ...
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Cocos2d background sound not playing a second time C++

I'm using cocos2d-x on windows10 UWP project. I use the SimpleAudioEngine to load the music: CocosDenshion::SimpleAudioEngine::getInstance()->playBackgroundMusic("level_music1.wav",true); On the ...
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Bullet: No Bouncing off the walls

I'm using Bullet Physics for Collision Detection in a first person game. The collision basically work fine, I cannot walk through objects. But if I walk against the wall and release the key I get ...
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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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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 do i implement a hit box system in a fighting game?

In a fighting game a move that you execute is basically just a series of hit boxes that are enabled and disabled at certain times. I want to know how do you create this hit box system. I have no idea ...
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Removing delay at start of a key press

I'm making a simple game, and one of the problems I encountered is the annoying delay when pressing a key continuously. So basically, when I press (for a very long time) for example Up, my object ...
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How to Load and Apply a Cube Map with DDS Texture Loader?

So I have been spending a lot of time recently implementing a working skybox/skysphere, and have almost completed it. The last thing that I need to do is to load my given texture, a skybox texture ...
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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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Frustum culling takes ages c++

I have two ways of doing frustum culling taken from different web sources. First one takes 200ms to check 10k AABBs, second around 50ms for the same box count. I read some forum answers, people say ...
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Should I draw directly on a CCLayer or a CCSprite?

Now I am a little confused in my cocos2d-x cpp project. I want to draw lines with user's finger touch. Following the screenshot of a CCScene: In the screen, there are two squares. I want show an ...
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Unresolved external symbol when compiling the Main.cpp [Game Engine] [closed]

I am trying to code a game engine. It was working fine until I changed few things to make it easy to debug in VC++. But unfortunately I am getting this error when compiling: LNK2019 unresolved ...
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Tick frame: update order problems

Sorry, it's a bit long story but I hope you can help me. First of all: I have an entity class called SceneObject. The SceneObject has components (eg. RenderableMesh, Camera) and transformation data ...
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Shooting Projectiles

I am using cocos2D-x and am trying to achieve the effect of enemies going past and shooting projectiles at the player who is moving around the screen. I am using the code below, which is based on this ...
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Moving one object from one point to another with acceleration

How would someone implement moving an object from one point in 2D space to another using these formulae to update objects: m_position.setX/Y( m_position.X/Y() + m_velocity.X/Y() * dt + 0.5 * m_acc * ...
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SIMD C++ library

In the past, I've used Visual Studio with the DirectX XNA math library. Now, I'm using the GNU compiler collection. Can anyone advise a SIMD math library with a good documentation?
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How to make expanding ring with constant thickness?

I need to generate this burst or (donut-shaped) pulse. I'm having a difficult time how to generate such shape. At first, I was thinking of scaling the image but that didnt work out because the line or ...
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C++ Data structure pattern preferability?

So im looking at ways of handling large amounts of data in situations such as an entity manager or particle system. So i have concluded to use an object pool, and there are two things that I could do ...
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How to buffer an image in winbgim?

So ive always had problems with buffers and never used them before. I read up on the topic online but since winbgim is so old i couldnt find any definite answers to the topic. So im gonna ask them ...
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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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OpenGL App not setting cursor position appropriately

I have written a small application using OpenGL, and have implemented some rudimentary camera controls. Unfortunately, I cannot get the application to set my cursor position correctly. The cursor is ...
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When should i use GL_TRUE or GL_FALSE values?

When using GLboolean, should i just use true and false or should i use GL_TRUE and GL_FALSE, when should i prefer using GL_TRUE and GL_FALSE? or maybe i shouldn't care at all (Because both works)? ...
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Constant buffer not updating

I'm trying to rotate models independently of each other however I cannot for the life of my figure out how. I have gotten to the stage of writing this: std::vector<int>::size_type st = ...
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OpenGL Fast-Object Instancing Error

I have some code that loops through a set of objects and renders instances of those objects. The list of objects that needs to be rendered is stored as a std::map>, where an object of class ...
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3d rotation of a cube using DirectX

I can't solve an apparently simple problem: i have a cube, similar to the one in the following picture I've tried to write a small demo where i can rotate the cube by dragging the mouse, but i ...
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C++ A Star Algorithm [path takes wrong route] using <deque> & unique_ptr

I am having issues, trying to get my A Star algorithm working, the main problem is with my process of the algorithm, I am using something known as the TL engine which has some of its own datatypes and ...
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How to convert mouse location with respect to any camera/object in Unreal?

I am currently working on a VR project (First Person Shooter) where the player can shoot any where on the screen. I am using a Render to Texture method. The VR part is working fine. The problem I am ...
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Do I need to delete a texture after calling SDL_DestroyTexture()?

Let's suppose I have this texture: SDL_Texture* txt = IMG_LoadTexture(renderer, "path"); /* various code */ SDL_DestroyTexture(txt); delete txt; // <- Is this part really necessary? Doesn't ...
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Passing an SDL KeyboardState(Uint8*) to Lua

I'm working on my first big project and I've decided to integrate Lua with my C++ framework. Everything's worked out so far, but the only way I've managed to pass the SDL_GetKeyboardState(NULL) array ...
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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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Rotating a 3rd person camera toward a target

I have a 3rd person camera that doesn't look directly at the player but somewhere in front of him. When the user enter shooting mode, I want the camera to turn around the player to face the target. ...