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

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Encapsulating variable elements into one drawable object - XNA/MVVM

Ok so I'm building a game and there is a class for an Object which gets the Values of a specific card from a XML Table and stores them in varibles. Note: I will have many "Card"'s instantiated at any ...
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How can I create a web player for a game engine?

This web player is for UDK and works very well without a browser plugin. I'm wondering how it's built. How can I build my own? My game engine is written in C++ language.
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How do I connect my objects to my meshes?

I am creating a simple 3D engine and I've run into a problem. I have an array of objects [Camera, Player, Player, MonsterA, MonsterB, MonsterA] and a number of mesh files that I need to associate ...
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Gluing libraries together into a 3D engine [closed]

As I read about people wanting to write their own 3d engine from scratch and people recommending using existing engines, it occurred to me that a middle-ground exists between developing your own ...
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How can I implement jumping in a 2D game using bounding box collision?

Problem: I'm trying to implement basic jumping to my 2D game engine, but have failed several times. Basically what I've done so far is disabling gravity and using a separate function moving the player ...
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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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Making money with engines? [closed]

As the title says. Making money with games, especially free to play ones, is a well-known topic that‘s often discussed. So one can either sell the game, fill it with ads, get a sponsorship, find a ...
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Cross Game Engine Compatibility - Multiple Game Engines for one Game

I am new to Game Development, infact getting started with it, so reading as much as I can. I came across game engines. Now atleast I have an idea of what a game engine is, and what it does. In order ...
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What is a Game Engine? [duplicate]

I am new to Game Development, All I have developed is some 2d Games, using Game Maker by YoYo Games. There game development is much more easy, just as simple as Drag and Drop. But, Now I wish to ...
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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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Is SFML A game engine?

I am a little confused on the difference from a game engine and a actual game By making a game are you making a game engine or is a game engine the same thing as a library used to make a game?
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How can I handle rendering on multiple monitors with differing refresh rates?

What's the best way to deal with a situation that may arise where a user has two or more monitors with different resolutions and vertical sync intervals? This would apply when a game has a fixed ...
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Handling cyclic dependencies in entity/components system

I built an rather standard C++ entity/component system (a bit like this one). Components can access other components through their associated Entity. This is usually done by getting some kind of ...
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When storing voxels in chunks, how do I access them at the world level?

I'm not looking for how to store the voxels data wise, I'm looking for the theory. Currently, my voxel engine has no global list of tiles. Each chunk has it's own list, and it's hard to do things like ...
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what is world space and eye space in game development?

I'm reading a book about 3D stuff and OpenGL. The book often talks about world space and eye space. What exactly is the "world space?" Does the "eye space" mean the projection?
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What makes games responsive to user input?

Many games have been praised for its responsive gameplay, where each user action input correspond to a quick and precise character movement (eg: super meat boy, shank...) What makes those games ...
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Why does this exported cube have too many vertices?

I'm trying to export md5mesh models. Just as a test I decided to export a simple cube (i.e. with 8 vertices). When I opened the .md5mesh file it lists the following: numverts 24 numtris 12 ...
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Multi-Threaded Pipelined Game Engine Data Synchronization Questions

Let's say I'm setting up a worker pool based game engine with pipelining. Let's say I have 4 stages in my pipeline as such: Stage 1: Physics Stage 2: AI/Input Stage 3: Game Logic Stage 4: Rendering ...
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Does a game engine affect the quality of pre-baked Global Illumination?

If I were to pre-bake Global Illumination into light maps using a high quality renderer like Mental Ray or PRman, and loaded it into two different engines such as Unity and Unreal, would there be a ...
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Free Game Engine with Inverse Kinematics Support [closed]

Is there any free 3d game engine that supports inverse kinematics at runtime? Also that is cross-platform (supports Android).
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Performing intersection testing in world's or object's space?

Am adding basic ray casting and collision detection for my game, also adding bounding volumes/collision mesh. Given that the ray is cast in world space and each mesh's node can track world ...
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How do I choose the scaling factor of a 3D game world?

I am making a 3D tank game prototype with some physics simulation, am using C++. One of the decisions I need to make is the scale of the game world in relation to reality. For example, I could ...
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What's the best engine for a procedural game that doesn't compromise on graphics? [closed]

We have a very interesting idea for a new game mechanic that would allow us to make our game procedural and entertaining. To bring this game to life, we need the ability to generate the game world on ...
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Using an Entity System Architecture with Task Based Parallelism

Background I have been working on creating a multithreaded game engine in my spare time and I currently trying to decide the best way to work an entity sytem into what I have already created. So far, ...
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Emulated vector scaling with raster graphics?

this is a fairly loaded question. I'm looking to develop a Tech Design Document with my programming team and we're now on the fence about a major 2D graphical engine decision. What we would like to ...
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Preferred way for game to interface with game engine [closed]

I've been trying to find some mention of how ones game project should interface with a game engine, to no avail. This is my question: You use different engines in different ways, some examples: The ...
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How to implement input handling in a C game engine?

I am starting to learn C programming (though I have a lot of experience using higher-level languages). I want to write a game engine using C and OpenGL. I think I understand the graphics rendering ...
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Scripting a game engine

I'm kinda new to scripting and combining languages with each other so i have a question about something that confuses me about it. If you want to script a game engine, do you embed the script in the ...
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Game Engine Design for the LWJGL [closed]

I'm about to begin on the engine for the game I am making. However, I am quite uncertain how I should design it. I have heard lots about threaded games, component and asynchronous systems. I'm ...
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Source Engine not clearing back buffer?

In the Source Engine, when the map has got no skybox, I can see that typical "no-back-buffer-gets-cleared-artifact". I just want to know, why the source engine does that. Does it have any performancee ...
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2D engine that uses Flash Platform classes? [closed]

I want to develop a 2D game for Android, but, I want to use Flash Platform's framework APIs, ex: Sprite, Shape, Graphics, Bitmap .. etc as I have already wrote my game in AS3 .. Is there a 2D engine ...
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Should i use a graphics engine or do the low level graphics myself? [closed]

programming is more of a hobby for me right now as i'm still in highschool. when i get to college i plan to make it less of a hobby and more of a profession. but for now what would you guys suggest ...
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How to handle Gameflow and Progression

Iam building my own 2D Engine and i try to handle the Progression of my Character. For Example when the Player got an special Item an Door opens or when he talks with someone and got an Item the ...
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What do I need to get an independent developer license for CryENGINE 3?

I have searched Google and CryEngine forums and I can't seem to get a solid answer to this question. I have seen threads where developers are complaining that they can't sell their game because they ...
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How would one store global context data in an entity component system?

My question is this: How would one store global context data, ie. world data information, current world time, etc in an entity component system? I'm think of working towards building a Dwarf ...
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How to represent projectiles in video game?

I'm making a simple fixed shooter game (similar to Galaga) as part of a presentation I'm doing. I'm wondering, what strategies/data structures would people use for tracking projectiles (like lasers ...
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What advantages does bare OpenGL provide over frameworks/engines to small developers? [closed]

I've noticed a trend of indie developers steering away from frameworks and engines, and moving towards using bare OpenGL, or using it combined with SDL/SFML2. As an indie developer, I can't see what ...
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ParallaxBackground AndEngine

I'm new to game development andengine. I want to add ParallaxBackground but I don't know how to change background on player move. I'm using arrow for moving a player. Now my question is where I write ...
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Correct way to use a GameObject.Find method in Unity C#

I have been following along with a Lynda.com video course to familiarize with Unity. I am currently attempting to grab a reference to a scene's First Person Controller's transform as follows: ...
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Correct way to update my physics frame rate

I've searched around here and Google and at last I looked at Fix your Timestep! article on the web which most of the people suggest. In according to that article I came up with an update method like ...
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How to program dynamic touch events that scale according to device?

When using openGL to build a UI for my prototype I find that that I am still required to use pixels to capture touch events. To make matters worse the Android Docs make this subject slightly ...
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How to scale openGL textures by a ratio based on height/width (or alternative)

I have been able to successfully allow my UI to extend over edges of my game on higher resolutions by using the Android Guide and by implementing this code on the GL10 object: ...
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Human to Monster Morph on 2D graphics [closed]

A friend and I are writing a topdown RPG called NecroMonster. In the game when you defeat an enemy you can take its shape (basically morph into it) and we dont know how to make this look right. First ...
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How can I maintain a rectangular formation when units are added or removed?

I've got bots in a rectangular formation with rows and columns. A problem arises when a bot is added or removed from the formation. When this happens, the bots have to rearrange themselves so that the ...
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What is an acceptable input delay?

It is common knowledge that if the framerate of a game is over 25-30 fps, we humans perceive it as running smoothly (more is better but if it is above that it at least doesn't lag). Is there any ...
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What is data-driven design? [closed]

I've been reading up on a lot of articles covering data driven design for games. It seems to come down to: No hard coding No game-specific code in the engine Scripting for AI, cutscenes, et cetera. ...
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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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C++ FBX Animation Importer Using the FBX SDK

Does anyone have any experience using the FBX SDK to load in animations. I got the meshes loaded in correctly with all of their verts, indices, UV's, and normals. I am just now trying to get the ...
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Managing resources

I have a resource manager that loads and returns resources. Currently I just return shared_ptrs for the resources I create, but I'm thinking about going over to using something like simple handles, ...
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Node.js/V8 as a Platform for High End Local PC Game Development?

As a Web/UI dev rapidly expanding into more wide-open generalist territory, the more I learn about how its done in other languages, the more I love JS for architectural and basic ...