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Best practice for saving items?

In a game that I'm working on, any player has (at max) 460 items within their inventory. Each item has simple attributes, such as owner and quantity, but equips have different attributes, such as ...
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How to make a “GUI In Game”?

My game is very GUI based, the way how it works is that I have a GUI class, which contains the basic GUI elements, a parent GUI object, and a copy of the main game's class object. The game starts out ...
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Terrain square loading

Games like Skyrim, Morrowind, and more are using quads or square to divide the terrain if im correct. The player is always at #5 1 | 2 | 3 4 | 5 | 6 7 | 8 | 9 So whenever you cross the border you ...
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Will having many timers affect my game performance?

I'm making a game for android, and earlier today I was trying to add some cool stuff to my game. The problem is this thing needs like 5 timers. I build my timers like this: timer += deltaTime; ...
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What datastructure would you use for a collision-detection in a tilemap?

Currently I save those blocks in my map that could be colliding with the player in a HashMap (Vector2, Block). So the Vector2 represents the coordinates of the blog. Whenever the player moves I then ...
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Checking game objective status in efficient way on each update call

I am creating a 2d mobile game where there are three levels. Each level has 20 objectives. This can increase in the future. Examples: Level 1 Current Objective: 2/20 Objective : Collect 1000 coins ...
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Reversi/Othello early-game evaluation function

I've written my own Reversi player, based on the MiniMax algorithm, with Alpha-Beta pruning, but in the first 10 moves my evaluation function is too slow. I need a good early-game evaluation function. ...
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Error in my Separating Axis Theorem collision code [closed]

EDIT 2: Made some more alterations, now the one area i'm still confused on is: how to work out the vector to project on the separation axes? My projectOnto(..) method has some huge gaps now and i know ...
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(int) Math.floor(x / TILESIZE) or just (int) (x / TILESIZE)

I have a Array that stores my map data and my Tiles are 64X64. Sometimes I need to convert from pixels to units of tiles. So I was doing: int x int y public void myFunction() { getTile((int) ...
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What web technology could I use which would support a decision tree?

I am a big game development fan but I haven't done any commercial work in the past. I have been asked by a non-profit to look at developing a game similar to the award-winning www.playspent.org They ...
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How can I create tiles that scale to multiple resolutions?

I am trying to create a multiplayer version of the popular Flash game N in Java. However, I'm not sure how to create a tileset that will scale up. Are the tiles for N pre-drawn or are they defined ...
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Enemy class architecture

I'm developing a game for Android in Java. I would like to know how a good Enemy class architecture could be implemented. I've created an abstract class called Enemy. It stores common properties like ...
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OpenGL Camera causes spatial distortion

I'm trying to implement a 3D camera of the "Orbit around the origin" variety in a game engine I'm developing in order to learn about 3D graphics and game programming. I have a basic handle on the ...
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Client server design question

I'm working on creating a multiplayer game, with the client in ActionScript and the server written in Java. I'm using XMLSocket in the client to connect to the server. The server code looks something ...
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Collision Problems

I'm having some troubles with a 2D platformer type game (there's more to it, but that's all that matters for this question). I had collision with the platforms working fine, but if the character hit ...
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Is game maker studio actually flexible enough to cater to an avid programmer? [closed]

After I got burned by RPGMaker which seemed fine what with the semi-open Ruby-like engine until you encountered some nasty surprises like the draconian resolution limitations etc., I've become more ...
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Cover Screen with Snowing Effect in Libgdx

Oddly enough I cant find clear instructions on this theme (I only found rain and the method is very particular) so I ask, how do I implement a whole-screen snow-falling effect? The methods i can ...
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Improving performance of perlin/simplex noise calculations

I'm using perlin noise to calculate different values for 3d block-world terrain. I calc roughly six (at most) noise values for various terrain features for every 4 blocks in a chunk. The missing ...
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How to flip a quad (openGL es 2.0 Android / Java)

bHow would one go about 'flipping' a quad i.e., either horizontally or vertically? (Just a single quad, not everything in view). I know how to rotate a quad, this is my rotation method: public void ...
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LWJGL MouseY Coordinates are flipped

So I'm very new to using OpenGL and LWJGL, although I am proficient in Java itself. One of the first things I read in the documentation of the Display class was that it maps the origin to the bottom ...
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Perpendicularity of a normal and a velocity?

I'm trying to fake angular velocity on my vehicle when it hits a wall by getting the dot product of the normal of the edge the car is hitting and the vehicle's velocity: Vector2D normVel ...
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How to efficiently manage animations and/or textures (resources) in a game?

I am using Java, particularly the Slick2D library. Seeing as this is my first game, I have no idea how I should manage the Animations and the textures in the game in a way to be both memory efficient ...
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Easiest way to create a 2d game in Java? [closed]

I would like to create a 2d game in Java, but tutorials online for game libraries such as LWJGL are usually filled with errors once I compile the project. Most people do not explain very well, and ...
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Pass information between states in slick 2d?

I am making simple game in java using Slick 2d. My question is how many ways of passing information between states are available in Slick 2d. I am having a Hero class that holds all the hero stats and ...
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How can I blend up to 3 textures on a polygon without blend maps?

For my voxel game I need to blend up to 3 textures in the same polygon. It would be preferable if I could specify a texture id for each vertex, but other solutions are accepted as well. Here's an ...
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Boost per-pixel rendering

I'm writing my own renderer in pure java without any external libraries. I'm using per-pixel rendering. I'm rendering an image with this method: public void renderImage(int x, int y, RawImage image) ...
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Optimizing Collision Detection in a 2D Game

I am optimizing my "little" Java (LibGDX) shooter game, and perhaps unsurprisingly, collision detection is a "bottleneck"; I've kind of reached my performance goals already, but I want to tweak the ...
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Save a mouse coorinates after a specific number of seconds

I have a specific method that saves my mouse x and y coordinates. I want that mouse coordinates be saved by specific time (for example after 1000ms). How I need to do that in Java? Please add a simple ...
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Why does my code dividing a 2D array into chunks fail?

I have a 2D-Array representing my world. I want to divide this huge thing into smaller chunks to make collision detection easier. I have a Chunk class that consists only of another 2D Array with a ...
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2D Side Scroller Game Without A TileMap

I want to create a 2D side scrolling game in a similar style as the game "Castle Crashers". (Go to: http://store.steampowered.com/app/204360/ to see some pics of the game). I have experience ...
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Handling XBox 360 Controller Connections in LibGDX after Game has Started

I am currently making a game with the java library LibGDX and want to add XBox 360 controller support using the GDX-Controllers extension. At the moment I have a setup where I create a listener to ...
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How can I create a VBO when I don't yet know how many vertices it will contain?

I'm trying to convert my 3D block work rendering from immediate mode and display lists to VBOs. I'm having trouble understanding how to properly handle creating the buffers: I really don't know how ...
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Should I use an arraylist to store client connections [closed]

I am running a server, and I have an arraylist of clients. When a client connects, I create a new object in the arraylist(all running on their own threads) When a client disconnects, the server ...
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How should I handle the relationship between my Player and keyboard input classes?

Just a quick one really, as I can't find anything definative. Started developing in Java, to learn and take on a bit of Game Dev. Have a PHP background, and I'm a massive sucker for best practices, ...
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Linking classes together

My game is now getting to the point where I have alot of classes. Currently, I'm linking all those together through my MainGame Gamestate class. So in my MainGame class I have a Camera instance, a ...
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Java looking in wrong directory for XML [closed]

I found this suggestion on a Stack Exchange site to print out what the current directory is: File file = new File("."); for(String fileNames : file.list()) System.out.println(fileNames); ...
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Minecraft - How do I check if someone has a clear inventory

How do I check if a player has a clear inventory? I'm making a PvP arena plugin but I need it so when someone types /pvp join, it checks if they have a clear inventory. If they do have a clear ...
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How should I generate and store the boundries of a cave?

I am making a small cave copter game (seriously, where did this type of game come from anyway) and I am trying to figure out how to make and store the procedural generated walls. I am thinking about ...
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Back to front drawing in an Unorginized array of tiles

I have an Array of tiles in no particular order. How would I do a isometric back to front rendering on it? Do I HAVE to order it?
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LWJGL GL_QUADS texture artifact

I managed to get working LWJGL in Java, and I loaded a test image (tv test card), but I keep getting weird artifacts outside the image. Code: glBegin(GL_QUADS); glTexCoord2f(0, 0); glVertex2i(10, ...
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Minecraft custom name laucher

I'm trying to create a custom name laucher for Minecraft. I run an offline server and was wanting to give some of my friends a laucher to use so they can play. I have done this before with a batch ...
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GL11.glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 1.0f); 1.0f screws the image up

I recently started using LWJGL in my java programs for the graphics. I'm currently working on a simple game, which I make, to get better at this kind of programming. I ran into some trouble when ...
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Random Sprite Speed

I followed the Rain Catcher tutorial from libGDX and I made some modifications to the code, allowing the rain drops to appear faster. But I cant figure out how to make the raindrops fall at random ...
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What is a library for event-driven mouse and keyboard input in Java?

The title basically says it all. The only thing to take into consideration is it needs to be cross platform.
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How should game objects with fixed positions in the world be positioned?

I have some game objects that are always at the same position in my game world as they make up some of the scenery of my puzzle game. At the moment, their positions are sort of hard coded in and some ...
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How do I set a single pixel of an image in Slick2D?

I would like to set an individual pixel in Slick (i.e Image.setPixel(x, y, r, b, g)) but I can't figure out how. There is an Image.setPixel function but it doesn't take x and y coordinates. Any ...
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Java 2D Tile Map and Moving Sprites with threads

I'm having difficulties understanding how to use threads and I'm not sure if my basic structure is right. This is my Board Class: package mortifera; import java.awt.Color; import java.awt.Graphics; ...
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Android pong clone, having trouble getting the paddle to stop at the screen edge

Well, I'm obviously very new to game dev and android. I've got a ball bouncing around (successfully detecting screen edge collision so that the bitmap stays within screen) and a paddle that the user ...
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How do you create a fractal cube-map?

I want to create a map similar to how Mincraft and other related games do. I just haven't the faintest clue on how to do so. Can anyone point me to a decent tutorial or give me a decent run through? I ...
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Level Creating Help

I am making a little 2d overhead RPG type game just for fun. I have almost all the basic stuff set up, but I just need a little help on level creation. I can already make a level and place each tile ...