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Removing the titlebar while using slick2d?

I recently started using slick2D in my gaming programs and a problem I have is not having the ability to remove the border/titlebar. I usually do this to create my own cutom look/ interface but if I ...
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How to render a tilemap efficiently? [duplicate]

I'm using this code to load a tiled map, composed of 1000x1000 32x32px tiles: map = new TmxMapLoader().load("levels/xyz.tmx"); camera = new OrthographicCamera(); camera.setToOrtho(false, ...
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Why cant I use slick-util with image IO and bufferedImage

My problem is that I get errors when I use texture = TextureLoader.getTexture("PNG", ResourceLoader.getResourceAsStream("TEXTURE PATH HERE")); it gives me these errors: Exception in thread "main" ...
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Ways to represent/store different regions in a non tiled map

I am developing a game where agent tribes fight each other for land.The map is a 2D map.Each agent has an instance of group object that represents their family.And each group object contains ...
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Deciding when to switch focus between UI elements

I've been coding a simple logic game recently and there is a UI decision that has been bothering me. Since certain blocks of logic are going to be used across many levels (e.g. logic to reverse the ...
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Mapped texture to a gluSphere not wrapping correctly

I have a 3D sphere rendered using JOGL by means of GLUquadric. I'm trying to add a texture but it is not rendering as correctly. Does anyone understand why the texture (upper-right of sphere) isnt ...
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Tween Animation Cannot Start

Do you have any reasons why my tween code didn't run or work? I already add the tween engine onto the library folder under LibGDX project folder and "Order and Export" it under Java Build Path at the ...
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Moving sprites on a graph in libGDX

In my game I'd like to move sprites on a fixed path. Until this point I was trying to stick with the tools already provided by libGDX, like the Tiled map renderer classes so I'm looking for a solution ...
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LWJGL - Mixing 2D and 3D

I'm trying to mix 2D and 3D using LWJGL. I have wrote 2D little method that allow me to easily switch between 2D and 3D. protected static void make2D() { glEnable(GL_BLEND); ...
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which is better performance, using a disposable local variable or reusing a global one?

This is for an android game. Suppose I have a function that is called several times for second and do some calculations involving an arraylist (or any other complex objects for what matter). Which ...
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Saving a list of points into a text file

I recently posted a question about this, but was not really sure where to go. I've gotten some progress, and have generated some simple noise here: http://pastie.org/5408655 That works well enough ...
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Rotating a cube using jBullet collisions

How would one go about rotating/flipping a cube with the physics of jBullet? Here is my Draw method for my cube object: public void Draw() { // center point posX, posY, posZ float ...
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Color based collision detection

I am making a game where you fly a ship around some randomly generated planets. Since I am using a for loop to draw over 5000 planets, using the rectangle class or an oval-type class for this is not ...
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how do I add development build number each time I compile and play? [closed]

I wanted each time I play my game, it will show in the console how many times you compiled or run the game. How do I do that?
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Fixed texture size (Pixel) libgdx, java

If I resize the window (e.g. fullscreen) the texture size also changes! I want that behaviour: If I change to fullscreen you will see more of the game world. The size (Pixel) of the texture stay the ...
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PokeMMO. How they do it? [closed]

Well PokeMMO is a JAVA game project which basically is the original FireRed title for the GBA made online. They know this type of projects don't last long because of the copyrighted material used, but ...
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LibGdx drawing weird behaviour

I am finding strange behaviour while rendering TextureRegions in my game, only when pausing it. I am making a game for Android, in Java with LibGdx. When I comment out the line "drawLevelPaused()" ...
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AndeEngine Parallax / Sprite Depth?

What I'm attempting to do is create a game in which a space ship explores a large area of space. I'm randomly generating placement of planets, space stations etc. I want to use the ...
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Box2D platformer movement. Should i mess with velocity?

I have a platformer game in which I implemented the movement using a wheel attached to the hero. For jumping I use this: player.body.applyLinearImpulse(new Vec2(0, 30000000), ...
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Using NinePatch in libGDX for Loading Bar

I am trying to create images for a loading bar in libGDX. I came across the NinePatch class and I was hoping to use it for this loading bar, since stretching images with a plain Texture or Sprite ...
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Waiting specific time to increase sound libgdx

I want to wait a moment (.5 seconds) before I increase the sound, how can i achieve this without using Thread.sleep, because i want my game to keep runnig.
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Relating a point after an image is panned and zoomed

For Android, let's say you have a image of a map that you draw inside your view. On this map there are many, many "hot spot" locations where you want your user to be able to select. Given that there ...
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How can I use an object pool for optimization in AndEngine?

I have read up on a tutorial that allows you to reuse sprites that are re-added to the scene such as bullets from a gun or any other objects using an ObjectPool. In my game i have a variation of ...
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Andengine Traffic game: moving sprites along path on map

I'm developing simple traffic educational game like https://market.android.com/details?id=cz.allianz.krizovatky.android . When the player taps on car sprite, it started to move with other cars. If ...
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Observing particular Port for measuring network game performance

How can I check/inspect the performance of some network application via observing the port it used, I want to test the performance of my network game. If my game is using port 1009, how can I check ...
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Problems with Creating Snake's Clone on Java

I'm creating Snake's clone. My app have too classes: Snake.java and Board.java. Right now I have three problems: 1) There are two constants - BOARDS_WIDTH, BOARDS_HEIGHT. They are meant to be ...
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[JOGL] My program is too slow, how can I profile with Eclipse?

My simple opengl program is really toooo slow and not fluid. I'm rendering 30 sphere with simple illumination and simple materials. The only complex computing stuff I do is a collision detection ...
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How would you declare a Texture object in the libgdx skin json file, using a region from a texture atlas?

I have a texture atlas that is linked to my skin.json file. The atlas contains a region named "game-title". I would like to declare a com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.Texture object in the json file, to ...
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What is the relationship between glVertexAttribPointer index and GLSL location?

I've been getting some strange results when trying to implement a normals buffer for the purpose of rendering lighting. It seems to be related to the indexes for glEnableVertexAttribArray, ...
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When Libgdx says “for Desktop”, do they mean native executables?

I want to clarify whether the Java Framework "LibGDX" can be used to compile games to native executables. The description/strap-line says "Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework". ...
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Java 2d: How to make animation only cycle once, despite control being held down?

I've been working on a 2d game, and I think I've been over-complicating how to make an animation only cycle through once. For example, if the user presses the 'a' key, the character's 'attack' ...
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Why is there a huge update-delay in my client/server code?

I'm working on my Java game with Libgdx and having trouble with the network code. I can create a server, make multiple clients connect to it, but there is a huge delay between the player's input and ...
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How to resize my 2d game to fit the screen?

I am currently making a 2D game using Java (Java 2D). I want to make my game resizable. If you play any game on an emulator (e.g. legend of Zelda in fceux emulator) in full screen mode, you'll see ...
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Scale around a point

I am trying to create an image editing application for the purpose of generating UV maps in my own format. I am currently working on scaling the image for the purpose of zooming. I can get the image ...
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If I convert my LibGDX game to an exe, is it legal?

I have a LibGDX jar file, and I want to have it as an EXE. Would that be legal? (Using launch4j) Also, how do I obfuscate a LibGDX game?
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How should I implement the “Observer” pattern with respect to a game world?

I'm thinking of ways to implement the Observer pattern in a game I'm developing at the moment. I can have a Game World (local map) with Game Objects (player, NPCs, monsters etc...) inside of it. Other ...
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Restarting a libGDX game to apply changes to resolution

How can I restart a LibGDX game to apply certain changes to the game such as changes to the resolution (going from 1920X1080 to 1280X720), or changing full screen. Granted the resize(int width, int ...
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Dialog Title Does Not Fit

I successfully added my own font to the default .json file and it displays, however I get some weird sizing issues. Specifically when I try to create a Dialog. This is what it looks like: Ignore the ...
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Why isn't my background drawing to the screen?

Ok, So I have a game I have been working on for a few months now and I am now stumped beyond belief. My friend who has spent days working on this background gave it to me and I put it in my game. On ...
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Electronic circuit simulator four-way flood-filling issues

I've made an electronic circuit board simulator which has simply 3 types of tiles: wires, power sources, and inverters. Wires connect to anything they touch, other than the sides of inverters; ...
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LibGDX: Smooth movement on a grid based game

I'm making a game with LibGDX where the player is on a grid (like a Chess board). For now, I'm moving the player by teleporting him 16px in a direction. I'd like to use the delta time to make smooth ...
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Interpolation using a sprite's previous frame and current frame

Overview I'm currently using a method which has been pointed out to me is extrapolation rather than interolation. As a result, I'm also now looking into the possibility of using another method which ...
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Bullets won't shoot out of barrel in top-down shooter

So I am working on a top down shoot and have been stumped on why my bullets refuse to come out of the barrel of the gun. I know about the rotation equation which is x2 = x * cos(theta) - y * ...
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[ C# ]xna to monogame

I'm thinking of going back to xna and c# because I have used java 2d, slick 2d and some other libraries. I started off with xna and c# but ignored it for java. I'm thinking of going back, but I see ...
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Libgdx stage rendering issues

I'm using scene2d for the first time, and I can't get anything to draw EXCEPT the stage ui. Say I have my ui on top of my game screen: uiStage.act(): batch.begin(); gameSprite.draw(batch); //does not ...
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2D Collision in JavaFX - Bad accuracy with .intersects()

I have several Shape objects - Circle, Rectangle and Polygon. I use the built-in .intersects(Bounds1, Bounds2) method to detect collision but it's quite inaccurate. Circle c1 = new Circle(20); ...
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Slick2D: Initializing graphics object before game loop

I'm using the Slick2D Java game library and I want to set the scale of the graphics object that gets passed to the render method in my game loop. I'd like to do this outside the render method, so ...
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Using Unity 3D in LibGDX

Is it possible to use Unity 3D engine with LibGDX when making Android game apps? Is it also possibly used for making 2D games using Unity 3D and LibGDX? I would like to know if it's possibly ...
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How can I drag a polygon based on a mouse-moved event?

I have drawn a polygon in Java using java.awt.Polygon. I want to move that polygon with the mouse (by dragging it). I know that I have to use mouseDragged method in addMouseMotionListener. That way I ...
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How should I generate the board for a match-3-style game?

I am trying to create a "match 3" game. I'm stuck figuring out a good algorithm to fill up the game board. My game's board is 8x8. EDIT: A few things: The board should always be solvable. for ...