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

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How to put basic scripting/variable changes into dialog xml files?

I have a simple XML structure for my dialog between the player and NPCs. What I'd like to do is put variable changes (and maybe other things) directly into the XML. So, for instance, if you select a ...
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Is there a robust way to get a pointer to a resource when I have a handle to its base type that doesn't rely on dynamic_cast?

I'm building my own pet engine and after struggling with how to handle resource ownership for a while, I came across this question and specifically Josh and Sean's responses (as well as Sean's blog on ...
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What is the difference between an API, Framework, IDE, and Game Engine?

I am just starting out trying to learn to develop games. At first I thought c++ and Opengl were the tools a beginner would start out to make a game, but quickly found out the Opengl was just a API for ...
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Endless terrain in jMonkey using TerrainGrid fails to render

I have started to learn game development using jMonkey engine. I am able to create single tile of terrain using TerrainQuad but as the next step I'm stuck at making it infinite. I have gone through ...
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How should I setup my minecraft-like world rendering for the best performance?

I want to know what technique will give me most fps in game. I have minecraft-like world and I need to display it. Now I have only one cube, created as VBO and if i need to display cube I just display ...
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Increasing flexibility of a data passing system in a component based entity system

I'm creating a Component orientated system for a small game I'm developing. The basic structure is as follows: Every object in the game is composed of a "GameEntity"; a container holding a vector of ...
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3d transformation of game world keeping gameplay 2d - COCOS2D 2.0

Using: COCOS2D + iOS. I want to rotate the game world, may be loading another .tmx file for another dimensions when user want to switch dimension. the effect what I am looking for is something like ...
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The right way to start out in game development/design [closed]

Greetings everyone I'm a 19 year old student looking for some help in the field of game development. This question may or may not seem a bit overused, but the fact is that game development has been ...
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Making an interface for input in C - How?

I have a big question. I started to develop a simple 3D engine (or should I call it framework?). I use OpenGL for rendering and it is developed for Windows. It is all written in C. But I don't know, ...
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Sharing VBO with multiple objects and fixed size buffer data

I'm just messing around with OpenGL and getting some basic structures in place and my first attempt resulted in each SceneObject class (just contains vertex information right now) having it's own VBO ...
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Math major as a viable degree [closed]

While I realize there are many topics about CS vs software engineering vs game school programs, I haven't found anything relating to whether pure math degrees (with CS minor and electives) would also ...
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Andengine Traffic game: moving sprites along path on map

I'm developing simple traffic educational game like https://market.android.com/details?id=cz.allianz.krizovatky.android . When the player taps on car sprite, it started to move with other cars. If ...
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Beginning RTS game student project [closed]

I have experience with XNA and Unity3D. I have also built my own engine with Tao and C#. I am in last year of college and I want to make a small RTS game demo, nothing fancy I won't bother much with ...
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Tile based game engine for WP7?

I showed my friend a demo of what I was doing with the farseer physics engine on the windows phone and he wanted to know if farseer would be good for a game he wants to develop. It's a tile based game ...
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What technique would I use to animate a 2D curling tentacle?

I have played around in Cocos2D-X and I think I understand the limitations of sprite-based animation fairly well. I want to have a game with some characters curling and extending a tentacle which ...
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AntTweakBar doesn't register SFML mouse events

I'm trying to add GUI for easier level editing in our game engine. We're using SFML for all the basic stuff (window management, input events etc). I've chosen AntTweakBar because it is a well known ...
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Coordinate system for a strategy game

I am working on a personal project of developing a simple 3D strategy game. I am working on my own game engine (let's assume that I have to have my own) and I have one theoretical question. How to ...
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Resource streaming with job threading system

I am currently researching resource streaming for my current game engine. To add a bit of context, I am doing a contiguous world for a Baulder's Gate style CRPG. So while the camera is usually looking ...
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When should we save our game data?(Before quit game or just when some data changed?)

For standalone game, what's the best time to save game data, such as player's coin, player's level, skill data and so on. Save data before we quit game.So we just save data to file just one time, ...
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Is it possible to run GLFW eventhough my graphic card(Nvidia) supports Direct3d API? [closed]

I have Nvidia 820M GPU installed in my windows 7 machine. In nvidia control panel it is showing it supports Direct3d API version 11. Am I able to run OpenGL applications(using GLUT,GLFW) on my machine ...
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Does game engines (like Unreal, Unity, Crafty) add value compared to pure js frameworks (react, ember..) for my isometric tile-based games [closed]

I'd like to create a huge tile-based board (say 100K tile). The game does not have any advanced graphics (you don't see the players or landscapes), the main difficulty is that it has 100K tiles to ...
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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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What's the difference between an “SDK” and an “engine?”

In delving into Game Programming, I have encountered both SDKs and Game Engines. Please define these, and give their relationships and differences to each other.
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Using Unity 3D in LibGDX

Is it possible to use Unity 3D engine with LibGDX when making Android game apps? Is it also possibly used for making 2D games using Unity 3D and LibGDX? I would like to know if it's possibly ...
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How would I detect if two 2D arrays of any shape collided?

Say there's two or more moveable objects of any shape in 2D plane, each object has its own 2D boolean array to act as a bounds box which can range from 10 to 100 pixels, the program then reads each ...
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OpenGL / Assimp oddity or error?

A friend and I are working on developing a game engine in C++. He doesn't live anywhere near me, so we use Dropbox to sync our files. I opened his project to test his code, and I kept getting errors ...
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Do “write once run anywhere” engines require platform specific code for multiplayer?

I've been investigating the myriad selection of mobile game dev engines that allow compilation of your code onto multiple target platforms, but, something I can't seem to figure out is if ...
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Progressively loading the racing arena in a 3D driving sim

I need advice and resources on a 3D car simulator. I want to progressively load the track for the player as I'm thinking of porting the game to mobile devices. This seems too difficult to me as I'm ...
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Informing GUI objects about screen size - Designing

I have a problem with designing classes for my game which I create. In my app, there is: class CGame which contains all the information about game itself, e.g. screen width, screen height, etc. In ...
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Help with Collision Resolution?

I'm trying to learn about physics by trying to make a simplified GTA 2 clone. My only problem is collision resolution. Everything else works great. I have a rigid body class and from there cars and ...
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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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3D space game development [closed]

I want to develop a 3D game (sci-fi type with spaceships) which can be played on multiplayer mode and by multiplayer i mean around 10 players for start as it will be a personal testing project and ...
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'Game rules' as data in data driven engines?

I've read the definition of data driven game engine in several places and one item usually mentioned is the game rules: separating them from the logic of the engine. What is meant by a 'game rule'? ...
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Game Engine Collision Handler

I'm making a collision handler for a Java game engine. I made an interface called Collidable. I have a method called onCollision which takes the parameter of my Engine Game Object. public void ...
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Facial expressions capabilities in various engines [closed]

For a research project, I am developing a small game focused on non-verbal communication clues, like facial expressions (smiling, frowning, looking bored, etc), eyegazing, proxemics, etc. My main ...
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Inventory Management concepts in XNA game

I am trying to code the inventory system in my first real game so I have very little experience in both c# and game engine development. Basically, I need some general guidance and tips with how to ...
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How to integrate game logic in game engines

Recently I'm working on a 2d game engine example in .Net with C#. My main problem is that I can't figure out how I should include the game logic within the game. Currently I have a base engine which ...
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What are C++ libraries? [closed]

I am a total beginner in C++ and programming generaly. I have watched a couple hours of C++ tutorials and read a lot about it (Can anyone recommend some tutorials?), but what I've come across and ...
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Whats the best cross-platform game engine that supports Linux? [closed]

What is the best cross-platform game engine, being the most commercially supported, there is for free available for development on Linux? I'm planning on creating multiple, non-commercial, fps games ...
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Network Abstraction for a Java Game Messaging System

I'm currently working on an online java game. Currently building the messaging system between the client/server and I came across a big if. I am not experienced as a game programmer, only worked with ...
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Managing game states (states flow, controlling the state machine…)

I am currently struggling really bad to make the game states management. Before we dig into the problem, I must point out that I do know about state machines, I do have both implemented (states and ...
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Where could i find 3d items in 3d points array?

I've been reading a lot but i can't find any answer, evenmore, English is not my main language so i don't even know how to ask it correctly. I'm currently working on a 3D render engine on JS and ...
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In-app update, live update, hotfix for mobile game

I'm researching how to make an in app update on mobile game. When there is a hotfix, or an update, users don't have to go to Playstore, or App store to update but update inside the game. (E.g. Clash ...
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Updating children nodes in a game engine

I am writing my own small game engine (thin layer based on SDL2) in C++. My base class is Node (contains information on an entity's position, scale, rotation, etc.), And I've got two special ...
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How can I do sprite batching in SFML?

I'm new to game dev and using SFML. I need to use lots of sprites at the same time, so I will probably need sprite batching. I know that sprite batching is used to draw multiple sprites with a single ...
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State system and animation of derived classes

I'm trying to get some kind of state system for my game objects. I have a base Actor class that is derived by classes like Policeman, Informant or Brawler. Each of those classes describes different ...
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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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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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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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How can I manually control the lifetime of actor objects in C#?

I have the following Actor and Scene classes : public class Actor { string name; vec3 position; quat rotation; public void Update() { ... } public void ...