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

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Implementing rule engine so Mud engine supports D&D, Pathfinder and other rule sets

I am currently building a Mud game engine and have quiet a bit of it done. I am now starting work on building out how characters interact with the world around them, such as dialog, battle searching ...
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How to should I create a connection between a simpe Unity UI and a game? [on hold]

This the link to the UI :https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/25468 And I wish to connect it to my game.What should be the code for It
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Empire earth increase size map? [closed]

Apologies for not understanding. My question is about the game " empire earth " . The game "random map " mode generates the map to giant size. How I can increase or modify the size of giant map? ...
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Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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Need an engine to create an MMO real time strategy game or just some advice? [closed]

I'm trying to make an MMO real time strategy game that is a similar format to GoodGame empire http://empire.goodgamestudios.com/ I have some minor knowledge in HTML5 programming and can learn easily. ...
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What are my options other than game engines? [closed]

I'm a programmer. I've experience in Java, python, and c++. I see that some big games are built using game engines (Crysis uses Cryengine). However, other don't (Bayonetta for example). what's their ...
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What GameEngine to choose [closed]

I concider myself an amateur, but I have quite some experince in Unity3D. Over the course of the next three years - before I can quit my job and go to colledge - I want to make ONE game. Now the ...
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Why do game developers write their own engines instead of using existing ones?

I observed that most of the most, big and well-known game titles developers oftenly develop their own engines - like Valve has their engine, Crytek has their own, Ubisoft has their own, Epic games has ...
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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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Cleanly and quietly passing decrypted gamedata to game engine executable? [duplicate]

What? I've been developing a fairly large game in the Blender Game engine (an open source GPL game engine) for a little over a year and a half now and have been struggling with a commonly used method ...
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Unity engine vs JS engine for browser game [closed]

I'm trying to do a browser based game and I don't want to create my own game engine, no sense in recreating the wheel. Should I use Unity as my game engine? Or should I focus on a more Javascript ...
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Physics-perfect (or somewhere near) 3d sound engine [closed]

I'm new to game programming, although I have some years of experience in console/web development. My problem is not so much that I can't find what I'm looking for, it's just that I don't have the ...
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AndEngine - Performance problems with many entities

I'm developing a rolling scene based game I'm loading all the entities from a XML file and create them in the Loading Scene recently I increase the game width , and by doing so , in the whole level I ...
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FBX Importer - Texture Name

I have a problem with the FBX SDK. I read in the data for the vertex position and the uv coordinates. It works fine, but now I want to read for each polygon to which texture it belongs, so that I can ...
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Grid collision - finding the location of an entity in each box

I am trying to implement grid-based collision in a 2d game with moving circles. The canvas is 400x400 pixels. Below you can see the code for my Grid class. What I want it to do is check inside which ...
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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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Game Programming Gems series still of value? [closed]

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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Should I use DirectX 11 for 2d games or should I stick to DirectX 9? [closed]

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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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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MMOs based on .Net? [closed]

Are there any real MMOs where the server engine is based on .Net?
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Entity communication: Message queue vs Publish/Subscribe vs Signal/Slots

How do game engine entities communicate? Two use cases: How would entity_A send a take-damage message to entity_B? How would entity_A query entity_B's HP? Here's what I've encountered so far: ...
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Is AGS outdated for Point & Click Adventures? [closed]

I am working on a Point and Click Adventure game being coded on the AGS engine, and just recently, the question of 'is this outdated?' has come up. I'll admit, AGS is a rather old, and kind of went ...
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Why should I use separate initialization and clean up methods instead of putting logic in the constructor and destructor for engine components?

I'm working on my own game engine and I am currently designing my managers. And I've read that for memory management using Init() and CleanUp() functions are better then using Constructors and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why don't more games use vector art?

It would seem to me that vector art is more efficient in terms of resources/scalability; however, in most cases I have seen artists using bitmap/rasterized art. Is this a limitation put on the artists ...
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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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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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Fixed time step vs Variable time step

What is better for games when developing game loops, fixed time steps or variable time steps? What type of games are better with one or the other? Variable time steps: With variable time step, I ...
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Sony PSM SDK's 2D game engine

I have started with the Sony PSM SDK this week, I'm interested in creating a little 2D game and have been reading through the web about a so called "2D game engine" integrated into the SDK. Some ...
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How do I prevent memory-modification cheats?

There are many memory-altering programs out there nowadays (Cheat Engine & co). Is there an efficient way to keep a constant variable actually constant? I had two ideas: Make a separate thread ...
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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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How can one implement hot-swappable C++ modules?

Fast iteration times are key to developing games, much more so than fancy graphics and engines with truckloads of features in my opinion. No wonder many small developers choose scripting languages. ...
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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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How do i choose what technology to use for a 2D game like Pokemon? [closed]

I apologize in advance for the wall of text about to come. I've had an idea for a game for a while now, and am stuck at step 1 of game development: Choosing a language/engine. I've read a whole ...
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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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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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C++ property system interface for game editors (reflection system)

I have designed an reusable game engine for an project, and their functionality is like this: Is a completely scripted game engine instead of the usual scripting languages as Lua or Python, this uses ...
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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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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 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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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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Game development with D programming language [closed]

I have recently found out about D programming language and its basic features. It seems D is quite powerful alternative for C++ and more effective at some points. Also D can interface to C, but ...
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What are some good resources for creating a game engine in XNA? [closed]

I'm currently a student game programmer working on an indie project. We have a team of eleven people (five programmers, four artists, and two audio designers) aboard, all working hard to help design ...