The central code loop responsible for handling the running gameplay. At its most basic state, it accepts input, resolves the actions of entities, and renders the scene.

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Game Loop Thread for different activities

First of all, sorry for my mistakes of language. I'm a noob of game programming in Android but I'm trying to make one using canvas and bitmaps. My game have two screens, the Title Menu and the Game ...
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Scrolling background loop however produces little gaps

I have myself a parallaxing background, i'm using SFML to render my background, I have myself 3 sf::Sprites, each sprite has the width of 576, I create myself 3 sprites with x positions 0, 576 and ...
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Designing a multi-level game

I want to know to code structure of a game that has different levels to choose from on the main screen. More precisely, I want to know how does the main loop hands off the rendering to another loop ...
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Multiplying by delta not giving smooth movement

I started working on my first proper game but reached a problem straight away. In short I have a game that runs most of the time at 60 fps. ( I am using Libgdx a popular Java framework) but my game ...
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How can I implement a real-time game loop in a text-based game?

I am trying to make a short text game with c++ to help me learn the language. I have made a version that basically displays texts, waits for an input, once the input is received it displays text, and ...
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Implementing a game loop with interpolation

I am trying to implement the Game Loop interpolated found in this website http://www.gameprogblog.com/generic-game-loop/. Here is my implementation: long frameRate = 50000000; int maxUpdates = 3; ...
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android game development: why is my screen black?

so, im strarting an android game from scratch, and every time I try i stumble uppon the same problem, my screen is not displaying what i want it to. I've read various tutorials but they are either ...
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Cocos2d pause game freezes the screen

I am trying to create pause screen for my game. The game is developed upon continuous scrolling background (top to bottom) with obstacles which are moving independently (left to right). Below is the ...
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Do I really need a render() method in the game loop if the view subscribes to the models?

For a game that I'm working on, we've followed the MVC paradigm. However, in classic MVC, the view subscribes to the model and when the model updates it informs the view. We've implemented this as an ...
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Android Game-Loop (rendering & logic removed, but still 'skipping frames')

Overview Guys really hopeing for some help here. My game loop is based on code from Fix Your Timestep!. I've read the article more than a few times, but I can't quite work out what exactly is ...
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Capping framerate independently of logic updates in single-threaded Android Gameloop

My game is currently using the below game loop (this is an OpenGL ES 2.0 game, therefore the loop-work takes place on the rendering thread in the provided onDrawFrame method). Currently my loop ...
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Checking whether moving object has reached target position

So I have a fast-moving object in my game, let's say a bullet. At each iteration of the main loop I update the object's position based on the delta time value dt and draw it at the new position. I ...
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Using GetTickCount (to shoot missiles) [closed]

I have some difficulties to understand how to correctly use GetTickCount() as I have some problems in my little game. I have to place on a case a space ship. This one will shoot with a certain ...
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Delta time not accurate enough

In my game i have a delta timer based almost exactly on the page from here http://wiki.lwjgl.org/index.php?title=LWJGL_Basics_4_%28Timing%29 But if the the main loop is fast enough, my delta time ...
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NodeJS setTimeOut - How to run callback before delay time exceeded

I'm developing a card game server. I want to do this : While server process a turn for players, players have 20 seconds to do something. If players send a request to server within 20 secs, timer will ...
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How to increase player Lifes count

I am new in Unity Game Development. I am designing infinite game using C# scripting. There are many cubes in my game scene. if single cube is hit by player, He gets 100 points. if same color, two ...
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Can someone provide a practical example of decoupling game world updates from frame redraws in iOS?

Please bear with me as I've been spending some time lately trying to get a better grasp of some game dev fundamentals. My specific issue is a direct result of trying to apply what I've read about ...
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how to handle interactive choice in the middle of the game loop?

I am programming a turn-based game, 2D tile-based, overhead view. I have an update function and a render function running in separate threads. When it's the player's turn, the player can e.g. ...
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Should FPS exceed ticks/second?

I was once told that you should never re-draw a frame if the game logic has not changed since the last draw. Assuming game logic is updated once every tick, and assuming a game runs at 40 FPS @ 20 ...
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Skipping a loop in foreach? [closed]

I'm trying to get Unity to filter through a list of nodes, but I am unsure on how to do so. This is what I have derived. foreach (TileNode z in map.nodes) { int num = TileNode z; ...
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Input processing performance

I'm building a game using SDL in Linux platform. Now I want to read user input with SDL_GetKeyboardState, but my doubt is wich is the best way using a thread or a timer. I tried both and I think ...
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How to detect collision between two directed object?

I'm currently writing a game which is like Battle City game. But right now I'm facing a trouble involved to checking collision between two objects. This is the code that I wrote: ...
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Need some guidance implementing event based game loop in JavaFX card game

i tried to make the title as much informative as possible. Anyhow, i'll try to be brief - I'm fairly new to java programming and programming altogether, after learning the basics and some advanced ...
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Why cap game loop delta-time?

I was reading some game's source code on Github and saw this game loop implementation for the first time: var lastTime = 0; var maxTime = 1/30; /** * @param {DOMHighResTimeStamp} curTime ...
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Interpolating rotated objects

I've finally got interpolation working to 'smooth' out movement, however it doesn't seem to work for objects that are rotating (around their own center) - when I try to do this, the objects in ...
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Is there any harm in having the main game loop run uncontrolled?

I was wondering if there is any possible harm when my game loop runs as fast as the system allows? I currently have a loop, that, by measuring passed time in nanoseconds, runs the game logic and ...
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Is there a good alternative to a world state data structure?

How do you avoid one big data structure containing all the current world state ? Let's pretend we're in a real-time strategy game, how would you code a skill that decrease mana of units around it ? ...
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Trying to understand the XNA fixed time step game loop logic

I came across the blog post Understanding GameTime, and after lots of reading on fixed time steps in game loops this is the approach I would like to take. In summary, this is the logic from the post: ...
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Fixing game loop to 60fps makes animation very jittery

ns is 1000000000 / amountOfTicks; long now = System.nanoTime(); delta += (now - lastTime) / ns; lastTime = now; if (delta >= 1) { tick(glad); updates++; ...
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Best practice for organizing the physics of objects?

Apologies because this is a long post and I am inexperienced. I would really appreciate the input from some experienced developers. These are my two goals for this project: To learn the best ...
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How to change from 60FPS to 30FPS while keeping things smooth?

Here is my current game loop: final int ticksPerSecond = 60; final int skipTicks = (1000 / ticksPerSecond); float dt = 1f/ticksPerSecond; while(System.currentTimeMillis() > nextGameTick ...
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Where should I put my game loop?

I've seen some tutorials on programming a good game loop, but none mention where (in the game code) I should call it. My guess is I should call it from the main() method. Am I right? Is there another ...
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Updating entities in response to collisions - should this be in the collision-detection class or in the entity-updater class?

In a game I'm working on, there's a class responsible for collision detection. It's method detectCollisions(List<Entity> entities) is called from the main gameloop. The code to update the ...
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How does this game loop actually work?

I read this playfulJS post, about ray-casting: http://www.playfuljs.com/a-first-person-engine-in-265-lines/ It looks really interested, so I decided to look at his javascript. I am no expert in ...
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Separate draw and physics loops

I there a point in updating the physics at a different rate than drawing / taking input? Is it just to exploit parallelism? I've heard that many engines update the physics at 15FPS but render at ...
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How can I efficiently update only the entities that matter in a given frame?

I'm making a RTS, which can potentially have lots of units in one map (think Age of Empires). I'm looking for a way to update my units. I want to avoid calling a virtual Update() method every frame ...
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Frameskipping in Android gameloop causing choppy sprites (Open GL ES 2.0)

I have written a simple 2d platform game for Android and am wondering how one deals with frame-skipping? Are there any alternatives? Let me explain further. So, my game loop allows for the ...
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Why does my turn-based game loop allow the enemy to act repeatedly?

I'm trying to create a turn-based game in pyGame but hit a wall when trying to properly handle the main game loop. So I have something like this: def loop(self): while self.stategame==1: ...
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Limiting Rendering in my game loop (Not Game Updates)

My Gameloop (code below), limits the game updates to 60 ticks per second. However, it renders as fast as the device on which it is being run can handle. I'm using a fixed time step in my game and I ...
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Running state in Behavior Trees

What happens, in a behavior tree, when a priority node chooses another branch over a running branch? Small example: Priority 1: Fight Sequence: -Enemy near? -Fight! Priority 2: ...
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Abstracting Game Logic from Game Engine [closed]

I've seen that the Quake 3 Engines uses QVMs and DLLs for the gamelogic. Unity uses some kind of Component-Entity system. My question is basicly: What's a good way to keep the engine seperated from ...
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What's the best way to set up an OpenGL draw loop in windows?

On mac os x, there's a way to pass the system a function pointer that is triggered at an ideal time to start your drawing code. These are the CVDisplayLink tools. I'd like to understand how to do ...
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Game Taking too long during render cycles [closed]

Firstly, I'm not asking anyone to read my code. It is only posted as a reference just in case you want to. I am asking for general tips on how to get my game running at higher FPS on android, for ...
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Make openGL program only update every 1/60 seconds

I'm learning C++ and openGL and have this program as a result from tutorials and playing around. The problem is that the main loop is running at "full speed", making the program unnecessarily cpu ...
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What happens when a character attacked in fighting game?

I went through many websites explaining fighting game systems, frames, hitboxes, but i couldn' find the answer so i ask here. Basically fighting game hitbox system works like this : 1.Player A ...
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Game loop in Javascript

I've been into javascript game programming with html5 and canvas lately. So far I've only been able to implement a game loop with setInterval, but I'm aware this means using fixed timestep. I've ...
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How can I implement a main menu?

I have been following the tutorials at http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/SDL/index.php and although they are all very well written and I have learned more than I would have on my own, I am not sure how to ...
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Should game logic update per second or per frame?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how and when to update an entities position. My game loop updates logic at 25 FPS and renders at 50-60 (Depending on the computer hardware). So lets say I'm moving ...
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Pro's/Con's of separating game logic and render threads

Originally, I have thought that it is good practice to separate my game logic (updating) from my rendering thread. In this threading model, the rendering thread has no limitation on frame rate and ...
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Is a separate thread for game loop compulsory for simple games?

I am new to game development. In order to learn I am recreating this game on android platform. You can observe the game-play video at the above link. It is a simple game. I have read a lot of ...