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What algorithm can I use to detect simple shapes in a 4x4 matrix?

I'm working on a simple multiplayer game that receives a random 4x4 matrix from a server and extracts a shape from it. For example: XXOO OXOO XXOX XXOO XOOX and XOOO XXXX OXXX ...
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How can I generate a texture that looks like left-over tea leaves?

We are working on a project for iPhone and Windows Phone 7 where we'd like to be able to generate tea leaves at the bottom of a cup. It doesn't have to look photo-realistic, and actually cartoon-y is ...
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Recent mainstream games written in pure C? not C++ what was/is the point? [closed]

Recent meaning the current decade. I had found this post http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/a/15403/6544 wasnt c++ adopted as the industry standard quite some time back. In what sort of situation does ...
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How do I do a game loop in c99?

I'm having trouble with how to structure a game using c99. I've seen a few tutorials on making a game loop, but they are all done with c++ and classes. My main problem seems to be moving data around ...
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Game programming in C, where do I get started? [closed]

I started programming about 6 months back and have a decent knowledge in how to code in C. I have mainly used it to implement elementary algorithms or solve Project Euler questions (reached 50 now :) ...
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Techniques for benchmarking code running on the Sega Genesis' 68000 CPU?

I'm playing around with writing code for the Sega Genesis, which uses a Motorola 68000. I'm not an assembly code guru by any means so I'm writing in C and using SGDK. As it's slower than assembly, I'd ...
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Translating local to global coordinates in ARToolkit / OpenGL

Ok, so I've tried reading over the other questions and something's just not clicking for me. I am working on an augmented reality application using ARToolkit, however it should just be straight ...
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How should I manage multiple entities?

Before I start making a game, I'm trying to figure out how I will manage things. One of the first things I'm not sure about is how to manage entities (enemy, player, projectile...) I'm going to be ...
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glBlendFunc transparency in cocos2d?

GL_ONE, GL_ONE This makes the flamingoes transparent on: http://www.andersriggelsen.dk/glblendfunc.php but not in cocos2d using: sprite.blendFunc = (ccBlendFunc){GL_ONE, GL_ONE} How can I achieve ...
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Processing component pools problem - Entity Subsystem

Architecture description I'm creating (designing) an entity system and I ran into many problems. I'm trying to keep it Data-Oriented and efficient as much as possible. My components are POD ...
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How to save game progress (savefile)

I am currently working on a terminal text game just to practice my skills (C). It will be story driven escape the mansion kind of game. Even though the game will be short I want it to support save ...
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How should I proceed next with my programming skills? [closed]

I am currently studying at University of technology in Brno (Czech Republic). This semester is almost over and I might say I have some knowledge of C. Since I went to this school just for the purpose ...
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Getting started with game dev- allegro and C/C++ [closed]

Was considering getting started with Allegro for learning game development, and I was wondering (yes, sorry) whether I should go with C or C++ :P. I know C++ is way more common in the game dev world ...
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Advice for programming a lobby for a network multiplayer game?

I'm working on learning network programming. I'm working on a simple card game. The basic idea is: Players enter the lobby Players see tables Players sit at an empty seat Once they sit, they do not ...
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Deterministic replay in a modern game

I am doing a study in modern games graphics, and as part of the study it would be really helpful to be able to replay a sequence in the game multiple times. For example, recording a series of inputs ...
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Ogre3D: customize water demo

On the water demo supplied with Ogre3D's SDK, controls are set to actually control the camera and environment, but not actually the ogre head that generates the disturbances. I tried digging into the ...
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Is it possible to write a game that doesn't require a GPU?

I already know many computers today have a GPU that supports DirectX and OpenGL. But what about computers that don't? Can I write a simple 2D game that does not rely on the GPU, so that it works even ...
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Trying to implement Render to Texture

I'm having trouble implementing render to texture with OpenGL 3. My issue is that after rendering to the frame buffer, it appears the rendered object becomes deformed, which may imply a bad ...
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Video game entity storage and structures

I finally have all the working input/output of a game engine. However, I'd like to be able to put an amount of about 2000 shots being simulated in a region, total. I have done other games where all ...
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What are the best ways to serialize and unserialize network messages for C/C++ multiplayer game?

We are using JSON right now and want to move to a binary format for some types of messages between client and server. Should I just read structs into the socket? Use proticol buffers/thrift? How ...
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Are C and Objective-C sufficient for creating games on the iOS?

These days, I'm focusing on games development on the iOS. C++ is the lingua franca for games development but seriously, I prefer to code in C programming language, not in C++. So for iOS games ...
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I want to use Python as a scripting language for my game, can I use it purely with C (not C++)?

I want to use Python as a scripting language for my game, can I use it purely with C (not C++)? It is important to me that I not use C++, and purely use C instead.
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Is it possible to use OpenGL purely with C instead of C++?

Is it possible to use OpenGL purely with C instead of C++? I am wanting to make sure there won't be any problems with my using C and not C++. OpenGL does not depend on any C++ libraries right?
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scanline filling a trapezoid

I have computed the four corners of the viewable bit of 2d map in my 3d view. So I know the trapezoid that is visible, and I want to 'visit' these tiles in my map. So my algorithm is basically a ...
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What popular/famous games are written in C? [closed]

It is very similar to this question: Famous games written in Java Does anyone know of any popular or famous games only written in C?
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CubeRealm OpenGL rotation problems, need help. :\

I'm totally new to OpenGL and I'm working on a Sandbox game called CubeRealm. My problem you see is rotation. I've got it in my head that to rotate the 'camera' I just rotate all the scene by the ...
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Walkin on terrain - Opengl

i wanna walk to terrain... first i created the terrain void desenha_terreno(float px, float pz){ for (int z = 0; z < iwidth-1; z++) { glBegin(GL_TRIANGLE_STRIP); for (int x = 0; x < ...
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How to find the bottleneck of the graphical pipeline

I've been wondering about this issue for a while. How to find the bottleneck of the graphical pipeline. Recently I've been using a program to draw massive amount of polygons in a simple scene with ...
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How do games make fire and smoke effects?

I was wondering around, searching internet about particle system and fire effects but I haven't found any good answers. On some games I have realized that some sort of movie is being shown as the ...
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GML and C/C++ language question

Is GML (Game Maker Language) script is clipped in C/C++ language, and GML wrote the code to Visual Studio C++, it will always be correct, because it is just under C++ language features? I think that ...
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Writing Game Engine from scratch with OpenGL [closed]

I want to start writing my game engine from scratch for learning purpose, what is the prerequisites and how to do that, what programming languages and things you recommend me? Also if you have good ...
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Can I call c functions within the XNA framework?

I would like to make a 360 game and was just wondering if I could re-use some existing C code I have or whether I need to re-write everything in C#. Any help is appreciated.
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Is there are a good double-precision small matrix SIMD library for x86?

I'm looking for a SIMD library focused small (4x4) matrix operations for graphics. There's lots of single precision ones out there, but I need to support both single and double precision. I've looked ...
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connecting multiple anti-aliased lines together

I implemented/copied the wu line algorithm from pseudo-code on wiki-pedia and other places. When drawing a sine wave it breaks down at the point where the line changes from y dominant to x dominant ...
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What shall I choose between CoronaSDK or AirPlay?

1st Question is I want to write a board game for iOS and Android so I'm coming up with CoronaSDK and AirPlay. Since I have a mac, development platform is not an issue but the problem is which one ...
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How to refresh allegro textprintf_centre_ex text upon keypress?

I'm trying to print the coordinates of a drawn square upon movement. The problem is that the x value doesn't get refreshed on screen. This is the code I have: #include <allegro.h> BITMAP ...
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Using Tilemaps in C

I have used tilemaps .TMX files using cocos2d and objective c. How are tilemaps used in C? Are there libraries available or where is a good place to start for using tilemaps in C? I would like to ...
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Constant game speed independent of variable FPS in OpenGL with GLUT?

I've been reading Koen Witters detailed article about different game loop solutions but I'm having some problems implementing the last one with GLUT, which is the recommended one. After reading a ...
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OpenGL Vertex Attributes - Normalisation

Alas, I have searched, and have found no definitive answer. When would you normalize the vertex data in OpenGL using the following command: glVertexAttribPointer(index, size, type, normalize, ...
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Library to load images into textures, Linux, C and OpenGl

I am looking for simple, self-contained C library for Linux to load images from files into OpenGL textures. The licence should be quite liberal: zlib, bsd, mit or something. I have found SOIL, however ...
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3D primitive rendering library

I am looking for a library which would easily allow me to render shapes (cubes, spheres, lines, circles, etc.) in 3D3 and OpenGL if possible. I want to be able to rapidly design visual debugging tools ...
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A good way to build a game loop in OpenGL

I'm currently beginning to learn OpenGL at school, and I've started making a simple game the other day (on my own, not for school). I'm using freeglut, and am building it in C, so for my game loop I ...
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Game Development In C Only. Is it possible? [closed]

I am a first year college student in India and want to make a small game as a this semester project. I am quite good at C and am learning it rapidly but I wanted to ask if developing a game entirely ...
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State Machines: State Object versus sequential check: what are the pro/cons?

I dont know much about finite state machine in AI or other game behaviors in game, except this quick tutorial with a Miner: http://www.ai-junkie.com/architecture/state_driven/tut_state1.html which is ...
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Where can I get DirectX headers for Mingw?

I have downloaded the latest Mingw toolchain from mingw.org, but it seems DirectX headers are missing. Where can I get those? I assume there are open source compatibility headers out there, in ...
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Is quake3/ioquake's OOP good to do a large game?

Everybody heard about the release of the Quake3 source code. But since it's plain C but uses OOP a little, isn't it too complex to decipher or to use for large projects such as a 3rd person ...
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Correct order of rotation and translation

Trying to get this right in openGL: 1) glRotate( cameraRotation ) 2) glTranslate( -cameraPosition ) 3) glRotate( objectRotation ) 4) glTranslate( objectPosition ) 5) Draw Object is that right?
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Should the color of a texture be adjusted for display on a television?

If a 24bit RGB image with a range of 0-255 per channel is displayed on a television that displays a range of approx. 16-235 per channel, color detail will be lost, correct? If so, should images be ...
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How do I build games with scripted actors?

The idea I have an idea for a game. A few games, actually, that can built on top of the same general design. There is a game world that the player and the other actors exist in. The player can get ...
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Any free 2D C\C++ framework that supports iPhone?

I'm looking for a C\C++ game dev framework that supports iPhone. It should have least Objective-C requirement to use it. The closest one I could find is Kanji engine. But that's not free. Other ...