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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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Are SDL games trivially portable from Linux to Windows?

I have a small game made with SDL2 and I want to port it to Windows. Would I hav eto write a lot of #ifdefs to port it or will the very same code work on Windows and Linux? Or is it more complicated? ...
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Is there any easy way to understand the Alpha Beta for Othello?

I'm stuck with coding the Alpha Beta algorithm for a console-based game I'm developping at the moment. I tried to understand how it works for a week but still no idea how to get started with it. Here ...
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Rogue Door Connection logic

I'm having a bit of trouble developing code to figure out which doors connect in Rogue which is written in c. Not the actual path making. I just dont understand how they link to each other. If rooms ...
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What's the correct way to move 2d sprites in opengl 2.1?

I'm getting into Opengl 2.1 and wanted to know how can I move 2d sprites. I already created my vbo and ibo, and the vertex data is already there. But, how can I move a sprite once it's already drawn? ...
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opengl : Running at least 25 windows with different Draw callback

I need to run at least 25 windows concurrently with each window rendering a different game state. I am storing all the 25 game states in the array of type GameState allGameStates[25]. For each of the ...
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Is it possible to use DirectX in pure C program?

I want to try something simple with Direct Sound. Just want to know if it's possible. Or maybe I need some other API?
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Where can I find OpenGL state changes profiling?

Is there any benchmark that actually measure state changes cost in OpenGL 3.x/4.x and gather an average statics for all graphics cards? (I don't want to optimize only for my old AMD card, I'm not even ...
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c - Starting an user defined function after the current one ends

The game I am creating displays a menu before starting, the user may select to start the game, or do some stuff. When the user selects an option, I need to call another function which actually does ...
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How much assembly is really used in modern game code?

On average, how often is assembly used in modern game code? Specifically on platforms that already have good C++ compilers, like x86, PPC, or ARM--because I assume games on embedded systems make ...
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Overload how an object instance of a class is treated when used

So I've made this struct that encapsulates a glm::vec4. This is because vec3s are treated as 16-byte in GLSL, but I don't want to assign a vec4 if I only really need 3 components. Anyway, my question ...
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C++ Ray Traversing in 3D Voxel game

I'm currently working on a Voxel game in 3D and need a tad bit of help to figure out what Voxel the player is looking at. This is the data I currently have: GRRLIB_Camera3dSettings(Player.x, ...
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Is there a sound library for C to generate sound samples from code? [closed]

I'm working on an engine for a retro-style game in C. I'm looking for a sound library that would produce chip sounds from code...I want to make my own simple chiptune tracker for the engine to create ...
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How can I send matrix data to shaders without the Effects11 framework?

I'm making a Direct3D engine but I'm stuck with this one little problem. I want to not use effect files but instead use shader files. What can I use to send matrix variables to shaders if I don't use ...
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Lua mud using c snippet for protocols? [duplicate]

I've been working on teaching myself to program in Lua for the past couple of months and I've been working on my own MUD using lama as my starting point. I've learned a lot and added quite a bit of ...
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How to detect graphics API at runtime with SDL2?

Using SDL2, is there a way to determine at runtime whether the application is using OpenGL, OpenGLES, or DirectX? EDIT: If there is a way to figure it out without using the SDL2 API, I'm willing to ...
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Emscripten code and three.js

I would like, if it's possible, to use Emscripten code generated from C/C++ with the Javascript library three.js. For example, from emscripten code I want to pass rendering information to the three.js ...
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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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Can I directly pass a Boost ptr_vector list to glBufferData?

I have a data structure like this: typedef struct vertex_ { float x; float y; float z; float s; float t; }vertex; Then I add to a list called: boost::ptr_vector<vector> vertices; Is there a ...
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Scaling an SDL Surface

I want to create a button for a game's UI. The background uses a gradient and then I blit a surface on top of the gradient and use SDL_SetColorKey to delete the unwanted pixels. The surfaces are not ...
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which quarter of a triangle the point is in

I've got a world made out of squares. The square are devided in four triangles like this: The corners have their heights stored in a 2D array and the center height is the average of the corners. To ...
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SDL Surface clipping mask

I am creating a GUI for my game, so I use some buttons like . So you can see it is only text surrounded by a rectangle. But I currently use a huge png image with all the buttons I need arranged as I ...
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Sometimes my game runs fine, other times it's shaky, why?

I'm trying to learn how to make games. I just did this very simple 3D game where you control a cube that shoots at incoming cubes. Sometimes I start the game and it runs smoothly from start to end. ...
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Accelerated Motion

I'm making a menu for my game with SDL, when you click on an option a sub menu slides down and is shown, just sliding down is really boring, so I want it to accelerate(like if gravity was pulling it) ...
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Is it a good plan to use 2D physics for a 3D racing game? [closed]

I am working on a 3D racing game using SDL and OpenGL. I thought it would be easier to use a 2D physics engine, since I really don't need the 3rd dimension. There will be no flying cars or jumps, they ...
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How to get scripted programs governing game entities run in parallel with a game loop?

I recently discovered Crobot which is (briefly) a game where each player codes a virtual robot in a pseudo-C language. Each robot is then put in an arena where it fights against other robots. A ...
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How can I capture key events on the Mac when using OpenGL?

I have code that renders a triangle using OpenGL. I would like to control it using the arrow keys on the keyboard. Anyone know how I would do this on OS X? I think I can create an Objective-C file ...
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Which library to choose between SDL and GTK for C game Development (Begginer) [closed]

Note: I know that this is a opinion based question I've been programming in C it's been some time, now I want to get into game development but I'm not sure which GUI library should I use between SDL ...
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Collision detection in Pong clone

Well I'm trying to create a pong clone using SDL and I had some problems with the frames and some times the ball would go through the paddles despite the fact that at other times the collision worked ...
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Is networking programming quite generic

I have only looked into the basics, at least I assume it gets more complex. So does network code really change from one game to the next or is it pretty much portable. For example I can create say a 2 ...
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Render two images to an SDL_window

I want to create a menu for an SDL game, so I load an Image to an SDL_Window as the background, then I try to load the next image which will be a button but it doesn't display the button to the ...
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Background color gradient with SDL

I want to create a menu for a game using a color gradient as the background. Is there a way to create a gradient background instead of using an image for it (since I don't know what size the window ...
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Problem with .hdr/.pic format

So, everything was clear from the specification point of view, but when I moved to reading through some of the original implementations and reimplementations, I ran into this: f = ...
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Is padding brackets objectively the best way to write C programs? [closed]

void Function( int, char ) versus: void Function (int,char) My friend keeps saying otherwise. What is objectively the best way to write brackets?
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Using Lua for configuration and localization data

Since my game is already going to be scripted with Lua, I've decided to make all my configuration and localization data defined using Lua tables. For example, this could be a basic locale file: -- ...
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How to draw or translate into world space?

I've been hacking around with OpenGL, but there's a few concepts which I can not find the answer on. I want to draw three GL_QUADS next to eachoter like so: 1[2][3] I know GL_QUADS are deprecated, ...
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Dealing with interpolation and object creation/destruction

I've implemented a game loop similar to that in Glenn Fiedler's Fix Your Timestep! article. I have an update step running at 50Hz and a render step running at 60Hz (monitor refresh rate). To keep ...
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How to adjust a font to fit inside a speech bubble?

I'm creating a game that contains a speech bubble for dialog. The idea of this function is to allow one call to set new text in a speech bubble. The speech bubble will adjust in size of the new font ...
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SDL gray scale image from a a color image?

I am new to sdl. I have basically have the following codes which can load the images. I know how to access the pixel as below. What I need it to convert the image to 8 bit grey level and 1 bit ...
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Update and Render logic with interpolation

I am working with C and SDL2 and just wanted some insight as to how to properly apply interpolation to the rendering. EDIT - some clarification, update() input() and render() are just hypothetical ...
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bones programmatically in assimp

I am trying to animate a 3d hand object programmatically in Assimp, I have the 3d model being export to collada using Blender. But I have no idea how to go from one bone animate it and then go to the ...
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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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Sampler object not changing texture filter

I am currently binding a sampler object to a texture (GL_TEXTURE12 to be specific) with glBindSampler(12, sampler); and the initial settings are very visible compared to the textures own settings. ...
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Linking error at tessellation shaders in GLSL

I'm testing the triangle tessellation from the link http://prideout.net/blog/?p=48#shaders . All the shader are compiled correctly, but when I try to link the program using the command: ...
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When creating the horizontal blur, how is the vertex shader being called for each pixel?

I am following this tutorial. I am confused as to why the VertexShader is being called each time for the PixelShader. I was under the assumption the VertexShader is called only 6 times during the ...
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Set Sampler states: Linear, Bilinear, Trilinear Filtering/Interpolation

How do you set each of these sampler states in the hlsl Linear filtering Bilinear filtering Trilinear filtering
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Using quaternions, how do I determine if an object is upside down from an original rotation?

Imagine this scenario: An object is laying flat on a horizontal surface, from this an original rotation is determined. Then the object is moved, and at some point flipped upside down and put back down ...
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Should I use select() for networking in my gameloop?

I'm writing a simple networked game in C/C++. To keep things simple I'm using TCP. In my server's game loop I'm using a POSIX select() with a zero second timeout for two things: Discover incoming ...
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Luminance increase in SDL

We have managed to create grayscale picture using the following snippet of codes in SDL. What we need to do now is how to first convert into YUV or YCrCb for it be able to set the luminance value and ...
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Can you use python, c and c++ in udk without plugins?

Im pretty new to game engines and i was wondering if I could use python, c and c++ in udk. I've tried getting the answer all over the internet but the answers i do find aren't very clear. So am i ...