Game engines are a collection of libraries and tools that provide a framework to create games.

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Game Programming Gems series still of value? [on hold]

Former Nintendo dev Mark DeLoura wrote a series of books called "Game Programming Gems". (http://www.satori.org/game-programming-gems/) Do these books still contain valuable concepts, considering ...
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libgdx or JMonkeyEngine which one is the best to start? [on hold]

I want a game engine which is totally written in java. I have two options, LibGDX supports only 2d where as JMonkeyEngine adds support to 3d. I want to know which one is the best comparing those two?
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Should I use DirectX 11 for 2d games or should I stick to DirectX 9? [on hold]

After two years now I wanted to continue working on my sandbox project which I actually used to learn and experiment with various C++ features and DirectX. So far I have simple elements for 2d ...
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Mobile Game Graphics [on hold]

I am a sketcher and am learning 2D game art from 2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.in This is something which is really I want to learn but there are certain things that aren't present on this blog too ...
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Game Engine Null Pointer Exception? [on hold]

I am currently developing a 2D game engine in java just to play around with, but for some reason out of the blue, it started to crash with a null pointer exception telling me something from my player ...
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Stuck with which approach to take (architecture) [closed]

I am currently in the process of building a 3d game engine in c++ however I have kind of slowed down development because I am unsure of the architecture that I want to use, more specifically the ...
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At what scale do I need to make tools? [closed]

In making a game, if I'm writing my own engine, at what sort of scale of team should I invest time in making a level editor tool? If it's just me on my own will it be worth it? Or when there's a team ...
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What is it Game Engine of Game like Simpsons Tapped out,Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff,…? [closed]

i have a question what is it Simpsons Tapped out , Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff , SpongeBob Moves In , Clash of Clans , Boom beach , ... game engine? i believe someone say they have own engine but ...
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Looking for simple aabb physics engine [closed]

as you saw in the title, I'm looking for a simple aabb physics engine. I need the following features: NEEDS: ~aabb collision detection ~solid bodies ~gravity ~velocity and accelartion PREFERRED: ...
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Render system should know entity manager?

in an ecs based game architecture, I think the entity manager is a "high-level" system, and the render system a "low-level" system. When I move my entity (that means I edit the position component of ...
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If I released a game engine under GPL v3, can I specify what parts of their code can be released under their own license?

I have a few questions about what users of my engine could copyright in their own project. The way the engine would work would be that it would be a standalone program in Java that would load all of ...
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AndEngine - Making the game loop [on hold]

I am trying to develop a game with simple touch combinations. You must click on 4 different monster in a specific combination. The combination is generated using public int generateNumber(){ ...
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Implementing a Graph-Based Material System?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how material systems like this, this are implemented. These powerful and user-friendly, graph-like systems seem to be relatively common as a method of allowing ...
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reduce/eliminate sql queries using server game engine/ram [closed]

I am playing around with php on server and html/js client for a game/experiment. Right now, real time data is being updated and queried from mysql but in the very near future I want to expand from a ...
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How to compute matrix transform local/world on OpenGL

I'm developing an OpenGL program where each object / entity contains m_WorldPosition, m_WorldOrientation, m_WorldScale and m_WorldTransform (Vector3, Quaternion, Vector3 and Matrix4f). The problem is ...
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Collision detection algorithms with images (2-Dimensions)

Lately, I have been researching different Collision methods, how to deal with multiple collisions and different types of bounding shapes, circles, rectangles, polygons and ellipsoids. Some common ...
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Change one prefab without changing all prefabs

I have this code that will spawn in a lot of prefabs. It then edits the prefabs. The problem is that every time it changes a prefab it will reset and move all the other ones. Can you please explain ...
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Removing extra blank window when adding Jmonkey based sound to Java based game

I'm currently programming a simple run and jump game in java. I'm in the process of implementing sound and I'd like to use Jmonkey's sound because I'd like to eventually switch the whole game over to ...
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Scripting APIs and scripting to make games

I am confused, what is scripting and what is scripting API? Is scripting the process of writing the game program? And is the scripting API (as in unity scripting API) the API provided by the game ...
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3D engine for technical application [closed]

I am looking for a 3D engine for a very technical application. I want to visualize orbits around bodies of the solar system, and thus need some way to easily display 3D Models and draw lines in 3D ...
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How to make sprites from multiple images using SDL2

Using SDL2 in C++ I can load textures with out problem however, I have sprites that are from about 15 different png's that I was hoping I could load them all up and for loop through them. However, ...
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Alternative to singleton based game class [duplicate]

Lets say I have my main game class: class Game { public GameLoop Loop; public Scene ActiveScene; } and in my implementation of a game that uses it I do something like: Game game = new ...
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How to spawn multiple enemies? [closed]

I can store it in an array, ok, but after how can i paint it? Because if i do enemy = new Enemy(); enemy2 = new Enemy(); i create two istances of the object, but afer how can i paint it? I use: ...
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RPG game engine HTML5/javscript [closed]

I am planning to build a 2D RPG game (Zelda style). I am looking for a game engine that has the following features: Map editor to create maps (preferably orthographic grid), with solid objects, ...
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How does one make games playable before they are fully downloaded?

Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 have a nice feature: I can start playing before the full game/update has finished downloading. How does this work? How could I implement a similar feature? I guess Diablo 3 ...
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Xna 2d tile culling

I'm trying to make a simple 2d tile engine here, and I've got a problem with getting a proper cells from a tile grid map when I'm trying to cull off tiles which aren't needed to be drawn. I've got a ...
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How does making of games using game engines happen? [closed]

I am a complete beginner to game programming. I have decided to give a try on UDK game engine. I have some simple doubts. I searched Google for the answers but couldn't get my doubts cleared. This ...
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Do I have to compile Unreal 4's source myself in order to make games with it?

Now I understand the need for this if people want to make modifications to the engine itself, but if I want to use the engine as is and just program games with it, do I need to do all this? I figured ...
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Handle many objects to draw in XNA

in my 2D engine - using XNA 4.0 - I´ve an issue with handling many objects. The way my engine works is that I only draw visible sprites (base objects) and ignore those sprites out of the current ...
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Modify game based on screen size

I'm making a game in JavaScript (something like Sonic or Subway Surfers, but much more simple and only 2d) - link to old version here: http://anagmate.moxo.cz/RUN/beta/. Right now, I want to have as ...
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Handling game-state updates in an MMO while the player is logged out

I have a plan to build MMO strategy game like Goodgame Empire or Travian for windows phone. I want program it in C# Monogame (because I have some good experiance with it). But I still can't figure ...
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Accessing the command line from in-game?

Is there a way to interact with the command line (Linux/Windows) from in-game using a game engine such as Unity or Unreal? I would like to have the user be able to jump on a console or even just ...
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Recommended approach for event system in Java

What are the recommended approaches for an event system of a turn-based RPG's battle engine? The system I'm currently working on has a runEvent method that sorts the actions queue based on their ...
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How do I convert a Source engine NPC model to a player model?

The Source engine's NPC and player models differ: An NPC model applied to the player has no animations. It cannot walk and holds its arms out to the side by about a foot. The weapon is held in the ...
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how to disable touch in Quintus?

hi i'm new in web games development and trying to build card game using the Quintus game engine i have object called card i can touch and drag it in the screen but i want just to touch and drag it one ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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How are entity systems cache-efficient?

Lately I've been doing a lot of reading on entity systems to implement in my game engine (C++/OpenGL). The two key benefits that I constantly hear lauded about entity systems are 1) the easy ...
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Do total conversion mods require absolutely no programming or scripting skills? [closed]

I tried to look up total conversion and other mods as examples (Counter-Strike, Defense of the Ancients, Gunman Chronicles, Dear Esther, Natural Selection) but it is a bit difficult to find out if ...
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How to run C++ functions from other files [duplicate]

I want to set up my game engine I'm making to essentially load C++ code from another file, and to load initialization variables from those files also. I was thinking a system that has files that store ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 state management best practices [closed]

I use a game engine with dynamic sprite batching for 2D games on mobile platforms (MOAI SDK). It already handles redundant state changes pretty well - with the use of texture atlases it only flushes ...
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GLSL Processed Image to OpenGL

I've tried wording and rewording this question in various forms of search and can't seem to find an answer to it. If I'm wording it wrong and/or just not finding the right information, feel free to ...
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Gamemaker vs Unity2d - Speed of Development [closed]

I know coding, so programming is not a problem Money is not a problem at all, I can get both GameMaker Master Collection and Unity Pro I want to make a 2d game. So which one is better for speed of ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...
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How to run physics simulation in the background for possible future outcomes?

I'm designing a physics-heavy game in 3d. The core mechanic of this game is that the user gets to choose his actions based on probable future outcomes. For example - the player has a choice whether ...
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GPL Game Engine - What needs to be released under GPL?

I'm hoping I can clarify this issue. Note, a similar question has been asked here, but it doesn't really give a specific enough answer that I can comprehend at this point! :- How does one escape the ...
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Proper way for Player object to communicate with Map object?

I'm writing my first game (in javascript / node over websockets) and am running into a bit of chicken and egg problem, and am afraid how I'm doing it right now won't scale once the game gets more ...
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What is the optimal way to handle matrix internal data storage for interop with native graphics apis?

I'm writing a managed (c#) game engine and have stumbled on a bit of a crossroads in design/implementation regarding matrix types. Matrix types need to be optimized for marshaling to native graphics ...
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What types of matrices are needed for game and graphics programming?

I am writing a 3D math library for general game development and want to know what type of Matrix classes I should include. Is just a 4x4 matrix enough, or must I provide 3x4 and dedicated rotational ...
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Fire Delay Timers

I currently have a turret that can fire projectiles. I can control the delay between shots (fireDelay), and I can control the time needed to reload the magazine of the gun(reloadDelay). I do the ...
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Moving multiple hingejoints based on joystick input

I'm controlling a 2D side-viewed (facing right) stickman with a joystick. The movements are fairly intuitive: Joystick down -> Stickman crouches down Joystick up -> Stickman stretches out ...