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RTS Voxel Engine using LWJGL - Textures glitching

I'm currently working on an RTS game engine using voxels. I have implemented a basic chunk manager using an Octree of Octrees which contains my voxels (simple square blocks, as in Minecraft). I'm ...
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fast java2d translucency

I'm trying to draw a bunch of translucent circles on a Swing JComponent. This isn't exactly fast, and I was wondering if there is a way to speed it up. My custom JComponent has the following ...
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JBox2D Polygon Collisions Acting Strange

I have been playing around with JBox2D and Slick2D and made a little demo with a ground object, a box object, and two different polygons. The problem I am facing is that the collision-detection for ...
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Poor mobile performance when running from Eclipse

So after weeks of thinking my rendering code was bad, I accidentally discovered the following: Running my game on a Nexus S From Eclipse (Debug as -> Android application): 12fps From the device ...
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What concepts are used to procedurally generate video game content using music like in Audiosurf, Beat Hazard & Symphony?

I'm curious as to how video games like Audiosurf, Beat Hazard and Symphony procedurally generate content using music. What are the common concepts used to accomplish this? And in what way is the music ...
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Split up a screen into regions

My task: I want to split up a screen into 3 regions for buffs-bar (with picked items), score-info and a game-map. It doesn't matter are regions intersect with each other or not. For example: I have ...
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Java network game - synchronize state

I'm creating a networked frame-based game (like Tetris battle), using the Java Sockets API, and right now my main concern is how to 'synchronize' the game state between two players. I've already ...
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How to scale openGL textures by a ratio based on height/width (or alternative)

I have been able to successfully allow my UI to extend over edges of my game on higher resolutions by using the Android Guide and by implementing this code on the GL10 object: ...
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Abstract Java game objects for Jython

I want to create an abstraction layer between my Jython Script objects and my Game Objects. I am not making the all of the engine in Jython. Most of my game logic is in Java. I just want to expose ...
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How do I make my camera follow a Box2D object?

I'm implementing a camera in my game. It worked for regular objects, but I began using Box2D and obviously things changed a bit. I have a Body object that I want to draw at the center of the screen. ...
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Why do my update and draw loops throw a concurrent access exception?

I've taken up the challenge of creating a basic 2D side-scrolling monster truck game for my little brother. It seems easy enough in theory, but jumping into Java out of XNA feels strange. My game ...
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Multiplayer in a game. How to design it object wise?

I was suggested on StackOverflow to ask this question here. I'm working on a simple game and I was thinking of adding multiplayer feature but I'm a bit stuck. I'm not sure what approach should I ...
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How to handle scripted events in a 2d java game?

I'm in the planning phases of a 2D java game. The game is a tile-based platformer with some action-y parts to it, like a Metroidvania formula game. The static portion of each stage is expressed as an ...
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libgdx collision/picking

I am trying to make something with java libgdx (2D). One thing that I can't figure it out is how to check mouse intersection with (fore example) isometric textures that are not rectangle shaped ...
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How to implement a multi-platform Java 2D game engine's graphics?

I'm not sure whether this question should be posted here. I'm trying to make a basic generic game engine in Java. Here's what I have so far. public abstract class Device { public abstract void ...
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Jogl2 won't accept jogl 1.0 code - GL_LIGHTING and GL_LIGHT_MODEL_AMBIENT cannot be resolved or is not a field?

I'm trying to run my code on jogl 2.0 , for the first time (until now I worked with jogl 1.0) however Eclipse throws to almost every that I have a "cannot be resolved or is not a field" message . ...
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MVC with looping view

For our school project we'd like to develop a game using the MVC pattern. We're all moderate new java programmers and absolutely new in game development. With our current view (containing only menu) ...
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Camera not strafing (GLSL)

I use this code in my GLSL vertex shader, where v_position is the vertex position: gl_Position = v_position * u_camera; and set u_camera as follows: meshShader.setUniformMatrix("u_camera", ...
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Android Virtual Pet Gameloop

Hello I'm looking for a bit of advice in which way is the best to proceed creating my applications 'gameloop' - It doesn't want to be a game loop in the truest sense since I'm not really rendering any ...
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Is jButton in Java suitable for a Game GUI?

Recently I have encountered the issue of trying to add a GUI into my game using Swing. The game will randomly & infrequently flash the jButton or Swing component when I add it to my jFrame. I'm ...
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Adjusting the rate of movement of different objects on the same timer

I have a series of objects moving along the straight lines. I want to implement slight changes of velocity of each of the object. Constraint is existing model of animation. I am new to this, and not ...
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How to manage my model

I have in my model, a list of Classes : Player, NonPlayerCharacter, Monster, Item, NonMovableItem etc With AndEngine I've a list of sprite for each piece of my model, How can I manage the ...
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Positioning entities in adjacent maps

Say I have a 2D tile based game engine (I don't, but I will soon). I was wondering how I would manage drawing adjacent maps. That is, imagine we have a map that is 50 by 50 tiles wide. Then next to ...
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Compressing 2D level data

So, I'm developing a 2D, tile based game and a map maker thingy - all in Java. The problem is that recently I've been having some memory issues when about 4 maps are loaded. Each one of these maps ...
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Best practice to use Sprites in a game using AndEngine GLES2

Currently I am having static reference to all my sprites and loading and initializing them in my OnCreateResource mthod of SimpleBaseGameActivity, But now I have to override onAreaTouched listener on ...
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Question about JPanel “transition” for Java Swing

I want to make like a sort of main menu (in GUI). When the user clicks the start button, the screen transition into another "screen" (JPanel). This image will make it easier to understand. ...
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Help Decide between C#/XNA client or Java

The game runs on a client/server architecture currently setup for TCP, and the client code was built in AS3 to be web based. What we're running into is 3 problems for the client. AS3 has no ...
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Snake game - collision detection causing new position of apple to be rendered multiple times

I have a collision method implemented through the use of slick2d. When ever the snake collides with the apple, it causes the apple to be rendered in multiple places before the snake moves further ...
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Changing DisplayMode seems not to update Input&Graphic Dimension

I'm writing a small game using Slick and Nifty-GUI. At the program startup I set the DisplayMode using the following lines: AppGameContainer app = new ... app.setDisplayMode( 800, 600, false ); ...
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Problems with moving 2D circle/box collision detection

This is my first game ever and I'm a newbie in computer physics. I've got this code for the collision detection and it works fine for BOTTOM and TOP collision.It miss the collision detection with the ...
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Rending 2D Tile World (With Player In The Middle)

What I have at the moment is a series of data structures I'm using, and I would like to render the world onto the screen (just the visible parts). I've actually already done this several times (lots ...
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Is using the applet class in a Java game a wise thing to do?

I am making an 2D multiplayer game in Java project, by using Java sockets and simple java.applet.* Our teacher told us to use J2EE concepts in the project. Do I have to use JSP? Is it better or ...
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Horizontal wrapping with AndEngine

How would one implement the effect of a sprite disappearing on one side of the screen and appearing on the other using AndEngine? Like in Kid Icarus, seen here at around 1:22.
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Why wont the LibGDX's main class Initialize on Android Launcher?

So I was searching for different ways that could suit me in programming and came across LibGDX. Naturally I looked at the tutorial. As I was doing it, I was following the steps word for word, except ...
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Bukkit saving inventory enchantments

I am working on a bukkit plugin. One thing I want this plugin to do is teleport you to other worlds on the server. However, I don't want the player's inventory to be saved. Right now, I have this ...
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improving speed of 2d ball collision

I am making a game which has many balls bouncing around the screen (around 200-300 balls in a small area). One thing I am trying to do is improve the performance of the collision detection and ...
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Java game engine for android and desktop [closed]

I want implement 2d game as desktop application. And after development move it to android platform. Engine should be have input and network managers. Help me choose.
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Random Calculations for Strategy Based Games in Java

I am making a console based strategy game like Genghis Khan: Legend of the White Wolf, although it is in console. How can I implement the Random Calculation in there? First off, the game goes like ...
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2D bullet movement speed problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving from A(x,y) to B(x1,y1) with constant speed? My problem is that I can't get my bullet movement right. The current update code I have for it is: speedX = deltaX; ...
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Slick2D Tile Based 'Fog of War' Blurring Problem

I'm working on my first Java Game and I have run into a little problem I'm hoping to get some help with. I'm using Slick2D displaying a tile based map, and I'd like to know how I can created a ...
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How to setup JBox2D

I resently downloaded the JBox2D but how do I set this up?.. Its jbox2d-2.1.2.2 All I can see is a bunch of code and folders. Any websites with step by step tutorial?? You know how??
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Dynamically creating astar node map by triangular polygonal map

My game's map format uses a bunch of triangles to make up the platforms and terrain in 2d. Right now I can set up a 2d array of nodes for the astar algorithm that basically is a bunch of rectangles ...
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Java how to color text without using JNI?

I am working on a small text-based game in Java. I am trying to understand the concept of how to color the output without needing to use JNI. C++ has the ability to modify the console directly and ...
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Converting 2D Physics to 3D

I'm new to game physics and I am trying to adapt a simple 2D ball simulation for a 3D simulation with the Java3D library. I have this problem: Two things: 1) I noted down the values generated by the ...
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Filling in 3d Shapes

For a college project I need to draw an empty cube and then show the cube being filled. So far I have heard that JME and voxels is the way to go but I have no idea where to start. Can anyone point me ...
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Are there any Java based libraries that provide game mapping features?

I'm working on a Java web based game in my spare time (springMVC / JSPs etc), and I'm wondering what are my options for dealing with the "game world" or mapping element. My game will be 2d / text ...
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What heuristic should I use for A* pathfinding?

So, I've successfully implemented A* pathfinding (java) (http://www.cokeandcode.com/main/tutorials/path-finding/) in my game, but that pathfinding doesn't work as I wanted it to work. I don't know ...
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Slick2D Networking Crash

This is my first post, so I apologize if it's been put in the wrong place or something. Anyways, here's my problem: I've run into an issue with running my client-side code in one of my game-states. ...
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How can I automatically fit elements in libGDX layouts?

Recently I wanted to use libGDX's Table to show four buttons. But my table doesn't fit on the stage: Here is the code I used: table.add(new GameButton("1")); table.add(new GameButton("2")); ...
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Fixed timestep periodical “lags”

I have fixed timestep code in my main thread, it looks like this: float oldTimeSinceStart = 0; float accumulatedTime = 0; float maxDeltaTime = 0.1f; // 10 FPS float fixedTime = 0.016f; // 60 FPS ...