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Converting Doom maps to JSON [closed]

This is a really cool demo of a Canvas Doom Engine made back in 2006: http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/84/play.xhtml Here is the e1m1 map in JSON format: http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/84/map1.js ...
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Why wouldn't one use Canvas for HTML 5 game development? [closed]

I'm just getting into the HTML 5 game development. I've discovered that some games seem to be created using just JS/CSS/HTML instead of the canvas. Since canvas seems to enjoy good browser ...
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Good technological solutions to build an ascii map and moving characters in a browser (like dwarf fortress)? [closed]

I'd like to build a webapp for my game website that involves using text characters to represent animals and people, and have them move around on map squares with independent (server driven) AI. So ...
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Algorithm to zoom a plotted function [closed]

I'm making a game in android and I need plot a function, my algorithm is this: @Override protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) { float e = 0.5f; //from -x axis to +x evaluate ...
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EaselJS SpriteSheet isn't responding to gotoAndPlay

I'm developing a Fez-based HTML5 Canvas game using EaselJS and I've found a problem, that I can't solve myself, while trying to implement SpriteSheets to the hero. The problem is that I've defined ...
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Client Side Logic vs Server Side Logic for HTML5 Game

I'm writing an HTML5 game that takes place in a single screen and does not have any data that would need to be saved (except for a score). I am writing all of my canvas logic on the front end. because ...
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creating an html5 game [closed]

I am working on a really simple online version of the parachute shooters game that was preprogrammed on old iPods. I'm pretty new to game development and so at first I tried to build the whole game ...
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Should I render all of my HUD views to a single SurfaceView?

I'm using a SurfaceView and canvas to implement a game HUD, title screens etc., by overlaying standard Android view widgets over my SurfaceView. This works reasonably well and maintains an acceptable ...
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HTLM5 canvas game (easeljs) slow peformance on ipad (ios7) with phonegap

I have developed a game with easeljs for HTML5 Canvas. the game is a single HTML5 page with canvas and a lot of javascript. All this time I tested the app on iOS Safari (iPad3 iOS7) with 40~50 fps ...
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How do I use createPattern with a spritesheet? [closed]

Say that I have a spritesheet like this And I want to use the dirt tile at (1, 1). I know that I can repeat an entire image using createPattern but how do I create the pattern from just the tile ...
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How to make Moving road/track for android game? [closed]

I am very much new to Android game development. and i have little idea about the canvas and open GL. in one of my requirement i wanted to draw a moving road/track(Jazzy). how should i start. please ...
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JavaScript: Rotating a canvas around its center for a 2D sidescroller

I've been making a 2D sidescrolling game using JavaScript and HTML. The game is set in space, where the player character can fly around (Up, Down, Left and Right keys) and rotate the world around him ...
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HTML5 Canvas: Get rect coords after rotation (relative to screen)

update: function(delta) { for (var i = 0; i < this.bullets.length; i++) { this.bullets[i].velocity = this.bullets[i].speed * delta; this.bullets[i].contextX += ...
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HTML5 - Dynamic canvas grid for scrolling a big map

I've been working on different scrolling algorithms for my JS-based game. My main problem is that I need to draw a huge map and also have it scroll smoothly. I've made a few attempts and while they're ...
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How to create 2D shadows [duplicate]

I'd like to create lights and shadows in a 2D environment, like in the image below: I did several searches but got no results. Do you have any hint?
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Glitch-free cross-fades in HTML5

In my HTML5 canvas game, I need to cross-fade two sprites which have some glow around them. (Glow is backed into sprites.) Initially, the first sprite is visible. During the cross-fade the first ...
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How can I center a circle around a point on an HTML canvas?

I've got a job to make an engine and light game for canvas in HTML5. I like the things I make to be centered on the x,y positions I give it, I don't know why, it just helps me think about them ...
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What's the best way to time a character AI movement on android/java?

I'm creating an android game and I'm trying to figure out the best way to time a character position change, something like this: public void move() { //this.posX += 5; this.posY += 5; if ...
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2D to 3D perlin noise, I'm not sure I get it

I've been using 2d perlin noise to generate height maps for a little isometric terrain experiment. The noise value is directly related to the z-layer a tile will appear in: Math.floor(noise * 10). ...
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Calculate tile ID on a Reus style world with canvas context.arc()

I need a bit of math help for my game. I'm using Javascript and the Canvas tag to create a circular world, think God Finger, and Reus. The current version of my game is here: ...
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Update function in html5 canvas game isn't working properly [closed]

Jsfiddle : http://jsfiddle.net/seekpunk/6eeKH/15/ the code : if (this.collection.length > 0) { if (((this.collection[0].blockX + this.collection[0].blockW) >= cw) || ...
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Is it more efficient to encode rotation in a spritesheet or rotate at runtime?

I'm developing a game with JavaScript and HTML5 and I'm wondering about the performance implications of sprite rotations. There are two ways that I know to rotate a sprite: Rotate the actual sprite ...
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What would be a good way to scroll a large html canvas (that contains little repetition if any)

What would be a good way to scroll the content of a huge html5 canvas so that the scroll is crisp and smooth, and memory consumption (and cpu load or battery consumption) is also reasonable? any ...
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Canvas setTransform function clarification

I'm currently building some kind of fake-3D dungeon, and I'm facing some difficulties understanding the behavior of the setTransform() function. Here's my simplified code: var can = ...
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My game is just about finished! What do I do now? [closed]

I have an HTML5/canvas game just about finished and ready to launch. It's a 2d game in which you explore and disrupt a procedurally-generated landscape, crafting items and structures to survive. I ...
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Clicking on a canvas getting polygon [duplicate]

I'm using Canvas to create polygons like this: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/6675193 I want each of those polygons to represent a clickable province. How do I know which province is clicked when the ...
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translating canvas for rotating sprites that shoot

I am trying to align bullets to my different sprites guns (top down 2D for android). Right now Im using this method to draw my bullets: public void draw(Canvas canvas){ update(); ...
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How can I detect mouse events on sprites in a canvas?

I'm making an HTML 5 game. I want mouse clicks on sprites drawn in a canvas element cause events that my code can react to. At the moment, I'm doing it by checking through all of my sprites in a ...
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How can I repeat only a portion of an image in Javascript?

So I'm trying to repeat a portion of my spritesheet as a background. So far, I have attempted this: var canvas = $("#board")[0], ctx = canvas.getContext("2d"), sprite = new Image(); ...
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Jump handling and gravity

I'm new to game development and am looking for some help on improving my jump handling for a simple side scrolling game I've made. I would like to make the jump last longer if the key is held down ...
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Implementing fog of war on HTML5 canvas

I have been wrestling with creating fog of war for a while now. I actually did create it, but I consider the implementation too resource-heavy to be usefull. For initial information: I use createjs / ...
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How to draw many identical quads in WebGL efficiently?

I have recently been trying to develop a more basic one of those 'falling sand'/'powder game' style games (See here) the past few months, and after prototyping on a plain canvas, then trying PIXI.js, ...
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UI in Canvas-Games [closed]

I am quite new to programming with <canvas/> and WebGL, but very familiar in HTML5. So far, I have made to render some entities on the <canvas/>. Next would be to add a simple HUD to it. ...
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Alpha Value at 0 Shows Black for Android Canvas Bitmap

There have been a few questions similar to this but none seem to give a straight answer. If I am creating a Bitmap from a .png image and want to set a color (i.e. true pink) to transparent, the color ...
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What's the difference between Canvas and WebGL?

I'm thinking about using CAAT as a part of a HTML5 game engine. One of it's features is the ability to render to Canvas and WebGL without changing anything in the client code. That is a good thing, ...
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Tile Map Coordinates

I am have now this code: http://jsfiddle.net/DK67k/2/ In here is 2D tile map and when you click on tile you get coordinates on alert. But for get precises coordinate you need click on top left ...
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Is it possible to rotate an image on an HTML5 canvas, without rotating the whole canvas?

So I basically want to rotate single sprites on the canvas without rotating the whole canvas, is that someway possible. I also don't want to create a new canvas for each object I have. Also, it ...
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Replace a div (with a ball picture in it) with a 3D canvas ball [closed]

I am trying to make a game where you have to keep the ball on a green platform. At this point the ball is a div with a ball image. You can move the ball over the field, all works great. See it in ...
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Is pre-rendering Canvas graphics with ImpactJS safe? [closed]

I have several fairly complex menus I'm loading into my HTML5 game created with ImpactJS (skill trees, journal, equipment, ect). In order to draw them with a low performance impact I'm rendering them ...
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Converting cartesian geo-coordinates to isometric (real world map to game map)

I need to create an automated method to convert real cartesian, geo-coordinate data (such as roads and parks), into isometric coordinates as a game map view for use in HTML5 Canvas. Here is an image ...
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How to update off screen bitmap in a surfaceview thread

I have a Surfaceview thread and an off canvas texture bitmap that is being generated (changed), first row (line), every frame and then copied one position (line) down on regular surfaceview bitmap to ...
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Testing HTML5 canvas games on low resource computers

I've made a game in HTML5 & JS and want to test it on varying types of user setups as I've heard it doesn't perform too well on older MacBooks. How can I accomplish this? I'm thinking of ...
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Best way to do “cutscenes” [closed]

I'm curious about the best way to display cutscenes in canvas. When I say cutscene I mean something like a static image fading from one to the other. Would it be best to use a timeout for a certain ...
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HTML5/JS - Choppy Game Loop

I have been experimenting with HTML5/JS, trying to create a simple game when I hit a wall. My choice of game loop is too choppy to be actually of any use in a game. I'm trying for a fixed time step ...
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Do you need to make a tileset for a platformer?

I've been tasked to make a platformer, I've never made a tiled game before, is this necessary? I.e. can I just make different child classes of a Sprite class and add place them on the map, adding ...
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What would be a good way to implement/render a 2D tiled map for a browser game?

I coded a a little RPG in ruby and I used an array to contain the map squares. The elements of the array (which defines the X coordinates) are arrays themselves whose elements defines the Y ...
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OpenGL slower than Canvas

Up to 3 days ago I used a Canvas in a SurfaceView to do all the graphics operations but now I switched to OpenGL because my game went from 60FPS to 30/45 with the increase of the sprites in some ...
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Why does my goblin only choose a walk direction once? [closed]

I'm working on a simpe 2d canvas game that has a small goblin sprite who I want to get pathing around the screen. What I originally tried was a random roll that would choose a direction, the goblin ...
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Can I use a translate function to implement a viewport?

I read this great question and its accompanying great answer about rendering a viewport in a top down 2D game: As for actually drawing the objects the camera can "see", you now draw all objects ...
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HTML5 Canvas Parsing image into tileset while preserving transparency

I'm trying to import a Tiled Map Editor JSON file into my HTML5 canvas game but I'm having trouble with separating out the tileset image into separate images while preserving the transparency. ...