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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How BufferStrategy works

I've used this piece of code a lot in my games, but I still don't know exactly how it works. // Main loop while (!done) { // Prepare for rendering the next frame // ... // Render ...
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Could someone help me understand this game loop logic?

I'm learning Java game development and trying to dissect this game loop: // Game loop final int TICKS_PER_SECOND = 60; final int SKIP_TICKS = 1000 / TICKS_PER_SECOND; final int ...
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Implementing a modal dialog from scratch with C++

Right now I'm implementing my modal dialogs in windows with a separate message loop after popping up the dialog. This straightforward an approach won't work with other systems that don't have message ...
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Finite state machine in C++

So, I've read a lot about using FSMs to do game state management, things like what an FSM is, and using a stack or set of states for building one. I've gone through all that. But I'm stuck at writing ...
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How can I show slow motion?

In my very, very simple 2D game I'm working on, I'd like there to be moments of slo-mo. What is the best method of showing the player that the game is currently in slow-motion? As in, what is the ...
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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 ...
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Varying framerate (FPS) [closed]

In my game-loop, I am using fixed time step for physics and interpolation for rendering as suggested on Gaffer on Games | Fix Your Timestep! However, when the framerate is varying between 30-60fps ...
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Should input be per-frame or per-update?

I'm implementing a GUI system to look around a 2D tile-based world. At the moment, I'm updating it every time the mouse moves (which happens to be per frame, since that's when it polls for events). ...
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Playing with hashmap in drawing

I'm developing a game in Java for Android, using LibGDX. In my render(), between the batch.begin() and batch.end() I'm running through all the game objects and draw them. Every game object is stored ...
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Game loop on windows

I have seen different "basic" game loops both from books like "Introduction to 3D game programming with DX11" or online tutorial ( Rastertek ) and if we take off all the fancy stuff to control ...
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Client and server loops don't match up

I'm trying to build a small networked game using WebGL and NodeJS. I have a basic client and server setup and I'm at the point where I'm trying to implement dead reckoning to simulate what happens on ...
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Does libgdx implement the game loop for you?

Initially, I assumed that the developer has to implement the game loop because libgdx is a library - not an engine. But then I found out that Graphics has getDeltaTime() and getRawDeltaTime() so I ...
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In the game loop, apply dt before the loop starts, or after it finishes?

Say I have a Game class with an update loop that receives a time increment dt by parameter. I was wondering if it's better or customary to apply this dt before the loop starts or after the loop ...
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Pausing the game inside the game loop

Inside the game loop, the game is paused by pressing P, meaning that the game loop does not run anymore. Problem is that after this loop is halted, P cannot be pressed again to resume the loop, since ...
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A deterministic game loop

I want to make a game loop that is deterministic sort of like a physics engine but it's for game update and rendering. I've done a lot of reading and I still was a bit confused. I've read these ...
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How to create a Update function in Java

I have recently started using Java, but have been programming in javascript, and actionscript 3 for a while. I am used to the language giving me the ability to simply do something like: private ...
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Endless Running Game - Changing Lane Function in JAVA

I am developing a kind of vertical endless running game, where the character has 4 possible lanes to be in. I am using libGDX and want the character to change lanes by adding a horizontal velocity to ...
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Why does my sprite player move faster when I move the mouse?

I'm trying to develop a simple game made with Pygame (Python library). I have a sprite object which's the player and I move it using arrow keys. If I don't move the mouse, the sprite moves normally, ...
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is this approach correct to make my game framerate indipendent in javascript?

this is what i did my game loop is run every REFRESH milliseconds loop = setInterval(tick,REFRESH); in the loop i calculate how much time is passed since last tick and subdivide that for how much ...
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Android: Improving surfaceView?

I'm using Surfaceview in my Android app. I have two threads, one for UI and another for rendering and updading the UI. I am limiting my frames per second to 30 fps and have employed frame-skipping ...
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Questions About Game Loops

I've been reading up how to lay out a game loop that'll work optimally in both great and not so great conditions but I think I've confused a few techniques together... so I have some questions... ...
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Should UI be part of the game-loop?

I can't really find a good answer to this anywhere, I have never worked on games in a proffessional environment and I am wondering; Do these games render their UI in the main game-loop? That is, do ...
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How to use multiplication operation in game render delta time?

We are using delta time like this: private static final float SPEED = 200f; // Moving pixels in one second @Override public void render(float delta) { myObject.vx += SPEED * delta; myObject....
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Simple Tanks game - Client-Server communication approach doubts [closed]

I want to create simple a multiplayer 2D game with tanks ( cooperative ) in C# with .NET. I also want to keep it simple, because it is only a semester project, and unfortunately i don't have time to ...
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Movement in gameloop

I wonder what the best way is to move the player. Is it best to always check for movement like I do in the first example of is it better to only access the movement function via the input function ...
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Why is my gameloop slightly faster than 60 per second?

Here is my gameloop (taken from http://www.koonsolo.com/news/dewitters-gameloop/) which is supposed to limit the game (logic) updates to 60 per seconds and render as fast as the device allows: long ...
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Game Logic Update Order

Is there a commonly-accepted general approach to the order of processing logic updates? My current 2D platformer has objects that implement different concerns, including the following: Notifiable - ...
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Unity 2D: Change one instanced prefab then make all the others on the scene like it

I want to get this thing working: I have a prefab with coins, some obstacles and enemies, and i want it to be instantiated each time the player got to the right or left on the stage, to make the stage ...
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render/draw or input first?

When creating the main game loop, what order should things generally happen? IE, should i be getting input, doing logic and then rendering, or something else? does this even matter? when i was coding ...
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Directx 9 Obj Model

There's is a error with my obj load/render that I can't solve I'm a newbie in directx 9, I'm trying to do this in the best way The model is not displayed properly, do not know if this correct model ...
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How do I implement a fixed delta time step with a SDL_Delay(15ms) precision

So I am using SDL2.0 for making a Game Engine. Where I am having a problem is using SDL_Delay(). SDL_Delay's minimum delay time is 15ms, I've tried everything, and my FPS is Stuck at 64 because of ...
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HTML5 game fps render lag

I am currently creating a flappyBird-like HTML5 game using Proccessing.js You can see current work here: http://files.tips4design.com/flappySlothRelease/ The problem is that even though the FPS is ...
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Calculating Delta time , what is wrong?

For 2 days now i am trying to calculate the correct delta time for my game , I am starting to getting crazy since i tried all the solutions that i found on the 5 first google pages... What is wrong? I ...
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What type of loop code on game engines? [duplicate]

Recently I worked on a game on Spritekit Engine. My question is not about spritekit, but generaly about game engines. When I write a loop code and run it (eg while i< 100000) my CPU usage goes to ...
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What is the better way to speed up gameplay as the level rises?

I started with game programming couple of weeks back. For the starters I tried to develop ZigZag (link takes you to 2 min gameplay). I am done with the logic of gameplay by now. It runs well and ...
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Game loop not functioning correctly

I'm working on a game loop in C++ using OpenGL and GLFW and it works like expected (I think), except when I'm focused in the window the FPS drops to 1fps (or 1000ms per frame) but when I'm not focused ...
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Basic Monster Movement

I'm new to game development. Specifically server side. Currently I am trying to implement movement of monsters. From point A to point B. I have used an a* pathfinding library to calculate the path to ...
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Java game loop delta not working

Hello I have game loop where I can change framerate. But when I change framerate to other, delta time not working fine. For example when framerate is lower everything is faster. Here is game loop: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should actors in a game be responsible for drawing themselves?

I am very new to game development, but not to programming. I am (again) playing around with a Pong type game using JavaScript's canvas element. I have created a Paddle object which has the following ...