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Creating a Player object in a physics engine

I have a working physics environment using Farseer - but how do I create a player object that can walk around? My current attempt involves applying forces to a rectangular body whenever keys are ...
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How can I create a character design that maintains a fixed rotation body, while allowing the body's “arm” to rotate 180 degrees?

I am attempting to create a 2d shooter in Farseer Physics on the Xbox360. I have a player body which has a fixed rotation, as I do not want the body to rotate at all during gameplay. I am now looking ...
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Setting up collision groups in farseer

I'm trying to set up collision groups in Farseer so that the items in the picture collide as follows: G1 Collides with All. B1 and B2 collide with each other and G1, but not R1 or R2 R1 and R2 ...
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Farseer: How can I create a body with a hole in the middle

I want to create a shape that looks like the black contour in this picture: The shape must be empty in the middle(white surface). The white surface must not be part of the shape, just the black ...
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Is it possible to change the position of a Farseer joint tie point?

When I create a revolute joint in Farseer, then there is always a tie point in the center of each of the two bodies. Is it possible to change the position of a tie point? For example: I created a ...
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How can I combine multiple bodies into one in Farseer? [closed]

I want to create a windmill in Farseer, but I don't know how to combine the 3 windmill sails bodies to one body. During gameplay, the sails could get destroyed. For example, if another body hits one ...
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How can I move bodies in Farseer, using touch input?

The player should be able to move a Farseer body with it's fingers. How can I do that? What is the best way to create a Farseer body for the player's finger so that the player can move other Farseer ...
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How can I limit the movement angle of a Farseer joint?

How can I create rectangles in Farseer that behave like the two red rectangles in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0p2y4dRylQ I created an angle joint, but it behaves weird. Should I use ...
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How can I create a seesaw with Farseer Physics Engine?

I want to create a seesaw like in this picture: I created two rectangular bodies, one for the diagonal rectangle and one for the little rectangle in the middle. But I don't know how to connect the ...
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Why is BayazitDecomposer inaccessible when upgrading from Farseer 3.3.1 to Farseer 3.5?

I used the following code in Farseer 3.3.1 and it worked correctly, but in Farseer 3.5, I always get an error message in the following line: list = BayazitDecomposer.ConvexPartition(textureVertices); ...
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Creating unfilled circle shapes using Farseer

I have a project idea that I need to create a sphere and use it's interior for collision detection. I can only find information in Farseer that creates a filled circle. Is there a way to do it with ...
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Farseer: How can I break a body into multiple pieces?

I created a breakable body but the pieces are not flying around if the ball touches it. What is wrong? Why is the breakable body not breaking into pieces? I made a video and I enabled debugview, so ...
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Farseer: What can I do so that a body can move through a special kind of bodies?

I have three different kinds of rectangles. Black, white and blue rectangles. The rectangles are moving and can collide with each other. But with one exception, the blue rectangle can collide normally ...
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How can I determine the contact point of a collision?

I have two Farseer bodies. A static rectangle and a dynamic ball that is flying around. I want to determine where the ball touched the rectangle. I need the exact coordinates of the contact point. ...
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Height and width of a Farseer body?

I have a body named PersonA. If PersonA collides with another body, the width and height of that body should be saved. I tried it like this but I always get error messages that "Width" and "Height" ...
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How can I create a bomb explosion in Farseer that pushes nearby objects away?

I'm trying to create a bomb explosion in Farseer. I created a circle for the bomb. However, if the bomb explodes, the objects (bodies) that are around it should fly away because they're pushed back by ...
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How to apply steering to a physics body correctly when using a physics engine?

I have a top down 2d game that uses a physics engine (Farseer). I'm using the standard steering behaviors to make the AI move around but I'm not sure the correct way to take the so called "steering ...
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How does Raycasting work in XNA Farseer and player collision?

Wanting to know how to figure out if player's bottom is colliding with object so that I could allow the player to jump. I was trying to use OnCollision but was referred to ray-casting, I looked ...
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How can I measure the weight in Farseer?

I have two different objects(star and rectangle) and I want to measure the entire weight that lies on the balance. How can I do that? Is it possible to know the entire weight that presses on the ...
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Farseer Player Movement and Collision

I have added a video link for any one who whats to see what the problems are by watching the game. I am trying to create a player movement system and there are small problems that I am running into. ...
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Player Movement Systems

I am working on a project were in class my group of students help produce a video game. We are creating a 2D platformer and was trying to make a pixel based system collision witch fell through. Now I ...
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How long will it take to jump from point A to point B?

I need to know how long it takes to jump from one point to another. Because if the jump time takes for example 2.0f(float jumptime = 2.0f), a jump animation is played during a time interval of exactly ...
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Farseer Physics, mass affecting velocity

I have just started with Farseer Physics, so I am kind of a newbie in this theme, so not a surprise that I have encountered something that is not involved by the engine, or I just don't know about it. ...
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Farseer for platformer - (Almost) constant velocity

I am building the prototype for a platformer and would like to use farseer physics engine. I got the feedback that it might not be a good idea to use physics engine, but I would like to have elements ...
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Farseer: How can I calculate the needed velocity in this case?

I have two platforms and one ball. The ball should fly from the red platform to the blue platform. The ball should land somewhere in the purple rectangle of the blue platform. How can I know how ...
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A Sensor’s ContactList Keeps Old / Ignores New Contacts, When That Contact Is still

Okay this is a hard one to explain so I’ll try my best. Basically every time my enemy class updates, it runs a SightCone Sensor Contact List test, so this is every single frame it checks for all the ...
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Attaching a Body to another, without the new body impacting the physics of the first in ANY WAY

Basically I want to add a vision / sight cone to an enemy body, So I have the sight cone body, and enemy body, but every joint or weld I have tried so far has caused the sight cone to severely ...
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Cant get a Farseer Physics body’s rotation to follow the mouse

Here is what’s in my HandleKeyboard() method that is called from the Game1 Update method. MouseState mState = Mouse.GetState(); // the Vector2 that will hold the angle from the player ...
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How can I measure the velocity of a Farseer body?

I want to know how fast my body(a circle) is moving. How can I do that? How can I measure the velocity of a body? In addition, I want to limit the velocity of a body. For example, I want that a body ...
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Farseer Circle Body Problems, Please help!

I have created a circle body class, but in game my player body just passes through it. the circle will not move, only rotate. however when i create the circle body just straight up, raw in the game1 ...
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Farseer - Difference between Position, GetLocalVector, and GetWorldVector

I have used Box2D extensively, and am used to just calling body.GetPosition(). But Farseer does not have this. Instead it has a property Position, as well as methods GetLocalVector and GetWorldVector. ...
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XNA : Character walking on tiles and getting stuck

I develop games for my own pleasure and also to share experiences with my kids learning coding. Lately I have been working on a classic retro platform game using XNA and Farseer. One issue I am ...
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Changing the position of a Gravity Controller - Farseer

I'm trying to create mini black holes for my XNA game using farseer physics. Problem is I can not get the gravity source to stick to the Body I've attached it to, as it scrolls across the screen, the ...
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Body is pushed back from the wall sometimes

I have a strange issue with the collision between the wall and my player. If I press W and D or W and A to move up and right respectively up and left, the player sometimes gets pushed back from the ...
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Farseer: Cutting body from texture

Is it possible to cut a body from a texture in Farseer 3.0? I have a texture converted to a body with multiple fixtures ( using BayazitDecomposer, CreatePolygon method, ..) and can even do it as a ...
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Why is Farseer not working in Windows Phone 7/8?

I created a new Windows Phone Game (4.0) project in Visual Studio Express 2012 and added the Farseer project to the solution explorer. But adding a reference to the Farseer project is not working. I ...
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Farseer: Shooting a ball in a certain angle?

How can I shoot a ball in a certain angle? When I press the Space key, the ball should be shot in a 45 degree angle. How can I do that?
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Farseer: Difficulties with implementation of DebugView

I added the project "Farseer Physics Engine 3.3.1 HelloWorld XNA\DebugView XNA\DebugView XNA.csproj" to my solution explorer in Visual Studio. In addition, I added a reference to my project and the ...
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Farseer: RemoveBody is not working [closed]

I want to remove bodies after they touched the character(playerrect). But the bodies get not removed. I set a breakpoint in the following line but it doesn't get yellow: ...
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Farseer: How can I remove a body?

I have many sensors(coins) in each level and I want to remove the sensors(coins) when the player rectangle(Mario) touches them. I check in OnCollision if Mario touches a coin, if he touches it, it ...
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Farseer: Difficulties with ContactListener

How can I register the ContactListener in XNA? In the box2d manual is written: 9.4 Contact Listener ... At run-time you can create an instance of the listener and register it with ...
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How do I make a tile passable in one direction only?

I want that my character can jump through some of the tiles, like Mario does in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIPYzbNrNhc In this video, Mario jumps up through orange platforms, but ...
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Farseer: are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?

I want to create a polygon in Farseer. I found an example in the documentation but it's not working because I get this error message: The type or namespace name 'Vertices' could not be found (are you ...
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Farseer: Ball is not getting slower

The ball is not getting slower when it rolls over a straight platform. I added friction but that changed nothing, the ball still gets not slower. I want that the ball gets slower and slower and stops ...
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Farseer: Ball is not bouncing realistically

I created a ball that is rolling over platforms. When it falls from one platform to another, it should bounce just like in real life, but the ball keeps bouncing constantly and I don't know how to ...
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Getting a uint color array from a portion of a Texture2D

I'm currently using the Farseer tools to create a body from a Texture2D. However, my texture is a spritesheet and I need to get the uint array containing the colors from a portion of the full ...
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My 2d Shader in XNA falls apart the second I put it into Farseer [closed]

I wrote a simple light shader that I tested in a simple 2d spaceship shooter and it worked fine. Once I imported it into my friend's farseer project with rotatable shapes, it doesn't seem to work ...
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Texturing 2D vectorial terrain (or simply masking texture)

I have a procedurally generated terrain, as follows: It is generated and then built using Farseer Physics, however I haven't found a way to create and apply a mask to texture it properly, I have ...
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Farseer Physics: How to create shape from Vertices?

As you can understand from the title, I'm pretty new to game development. I'm doing this for fun. Anyway here's my question. I have this Farseer Physics samples and i've been studying them for a few ...
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Developing an interactive book for Windows-Runtime

My three year old loves playing with the interactive books on our iPad, and I love playing with code and I love my Surface RT... So I thought I'd try and make a basic animated book using WinRT, I've ...