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Using Java on mobile, should I avoid object construction to reduce GC overhead?

I new to both Java and game development and working on my first LibGDX game targeting mobile systems. How problematic is the garbage collector in a mobile environment? Should I try to reuse as many ...
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LibGDX how to change animations

I have a Player Class and i have 3 different Animations for it. I can render them perfectly but i don't know how to change from one animation to another. For exmaple i have 3 animations, one for ...
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libgdx actors and instant actions

I'm having trouble with actors and actions. I have a list of actors, they all have either no action, or 1 sequence action This sequence action has either : a couple of actions (some are instant, ...
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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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libGDX using Stage and Actor produces different camera angles on desktop and Android Phone

libGDX using Stage and Actor produces different camera angles on desktop and Android Phone. Here are pictures demonstrating the problem: http://brandonyuh.minus.com/mFpdTSgN17VUq On the desktop ...
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Java - Trouble with recursion and rectangle placement

I am using Android API's and using the RectF class for rectangles. I have a list of blocks that are on the screen at one time. Each block is given a random position, and then I go through all of the ...
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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 to fetch unit coordinates for AI?

I have been designing a simple turn based Civ-like game over the last two days with libGDX to test myself. I have a units class that can be extended to make unit types and I have my game board set ...
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Tilesets - how to make the pink color appear transparent

recently I searched for some free to use Tilesets on the internet. And wherever I found a sheet of sprites there is this pink color in the background. i know that all the spots having that color ...
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LibGDX - Rendering things in different classes

thanks for your time! I'm really new to LibGDX (and Java itself). Which approach should I use to render my different game parts? I want to show a background, the main character, a bunch of enemies ...
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OpenGL Vertex Array Object(VAO)

I have drawn a triangle and a square using open gl and everything was fine. I have then tried to draw the same triangle and square, while implementing VAO's and now I only get a white triangle - ...
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get View from LibGDX for Android

I am making a LibGDX app, and I need to get the view to put to an Android app. Here is the code to get the view: package jangkoo.game.shadowfiend.android; import ...
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How can I rotate a quad around it's center?

My code is: GL11.glPushMatrix(); // rotate around center GL11.glTranslatef(-200/2, -200/2, 0); GL11.glRotatef(30, 0.0f, 0.0f, 1); GL11.glTranslatef(200/2, 200/2, 0); // draw quad ...
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LibGdx - Move sprite in the direction of other sprite

I'm kind new to LibGdx and I'm still learning. I'm working on a small game project to learn this nice framework. However, I'm having some issues with my game. My game is a top down shooter. There is a ...
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Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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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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LibGDX Bounding Rectangles

I'm creating some rectangles surrounding my sprites for my player and bullet class to detect collisions with the overlaps method in Intersector class of LibGDX. I have a question: When I instantiate ...
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Camera.unproject(Vector3) method is not working in libGdx

I know the touch postioning in libGdx uses OpenGL, making 0,0 the bottom left corner while the camera uses the top left corner as 0,0. I did some searching and found this SO question that specifies ...
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How to implement the server-side game loop?

The server needs to handle the physics, because all the movement will be handled by it. So for that I need a game loop. The thing is that the server doesn't have the render part, it's just a console. ...
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Rotate heading relative to agent's local space

I'm having a little trouble translating a point in my game's world space to an object's local space. I have a cannon in my game with a normalized heading vector that's always supposed to point in the ...
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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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Libgdx - IsometricTiledMapRenderer and light shading

I am wondering if there is any way to simulate light shading in Libgdx using an IsometricTiledMapRenderer. Here is my code to draw an isometric map, it's able to be moved around with the mouse and ...
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how to move an object to the mouse in Java

I have just recently started using Java, literally 2 days ago, and I have run into an issue. While I have been easily able to figure out most of the syntax and methods, because I have used multiple ...
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Why do my Box2D bodies occasionally get stuck and separate forcibly?

I'm making a space game with LibGDX and Box2D. I made a video here to illustrate the issue. Verbal description: When objects collide, they sometimes get stuck together and are then suddenly separated ...
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LibGDX - Executing 2 different touchDown events in the same method

On the bottom left of my screen is a circle with an Arrow and on the bottom right is a circle with a gun. If the player is in jetpack mode and the Arrow "button" is clicked he flies like flappy bird ...
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How can I make an soundsystem with slick?

My Question would be , how can I develop an easy-to-use Soundsystem under slick-util? Under the function a.playAsSoundEffect(1, 1, true, x, y, z); it allready works to create a static ...
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box2d ChainShape into curved line

i need to draw a curved line , i searched the internet and found nothing , maybe someone with knowlegde on the subject can help me with a link , i used chain shape and did this , and i don't know ...
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In JBox2d when dragging a Body, why is the direction is flipped vertically?

Why is it when I drag a JBox2d Body with the mouse, the vertical component is flipped? e.g. If I drag down-right, the Body moves up-right. Is this expected behaviour, a bug in JBox2D, a Mac ...
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How to draw my android Hexagons in a grid?

I am trying to create a hexagon grid using the Android ’Canvas’ package. I have a working ’Hexagon’ class that when used in a view will draw a single hexagon on screen. The problem is that I need many ...
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Kryonet with multiple clients overhead server, how to deal with this? [on hold]

I'm developing a server-client multiplayer game using Kryonet and libGDX. My server contains 100 entities and sends updates at 20 packets per second to clients using udp. Each packet contains the 100 ...
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Is it possible to compile an android game for pc desktop?

If I have an android game based on java native libraries. Is it to possible to compile into a windows/linux executable without a 3rd party emulator?
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Java XML file data mangment. sorting by multiple tags [on hold]

So lets say I have this xml file. <Building> <firstfloor> <biome_urban id="1001"> <dosomthing></dosomthing> </biome_urban> ...
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Design pattern for animation sequence in LibGDX

What design pattern to use for sequence of animation that involve different actor in libGDX. For example I am making a game to choose a wolf from a group of sheeps. The first animation played when the ...
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Adjust bitmaps according to screen ratios on android

I always thought that pixels were square... it turns out i'm wrong, and I am quite worried by this. This means that if I draw a circle, it will be round on my screen but it could be an ellipse on ...
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problem adding bumpmap to textured gluSphere in JOGL

I currently have one texture on a gluSphere that represents the Earth being displayed perfectly, but having trouble figuring out how to implement a bumpmap as well. The bumpmap resides in ...
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LWJGL: Camera distance from image plane?

Let me paste some code before I ask the question... public static void createWindow(int[] args) { try { Display.setFullscreen(false); DisplayMode d[] = ...
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Moving a Polygon based on Camera position [JAVA]

I am in the process of implementing TMX Maps (made in Tiled) for my game. In Tiled, I can create polygons, which leaves a tag, containing the points. Loading in these points to a Polygon ...
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Java 2D Game Hitbox Detection & Rounded Corners

I am working on a simple 2D game with Java, swing and no framework. I have a rectangular player that the user can move around. On the map are few obstacles which the player should not be able to go ...
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KryoNet/Multiplayer Basic Design Questions

I am building a simple turn-based multiplayer Android game that resembles chess a bit. I'm using KryoNet for the multiplayer. The only thing I got working so far is the login server and game ...
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Is the standard collision detection in Slick2D too heavy for broadphase?

I was wondering two things about the built in shape detection of Slick2D. When executed on a lot of shapes, how performant are the intersects and containsmethods, and what kind of algorithm is behind ...
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Vertex Skinning OpenGex Incorrect Transformations

I'm following the formula here, I'm using LJWGL, OpenGl, OpenGex, and Blender: I implemented the code and it works but there is a few things. First, there is a gap between the two bones, or on each ...
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Java: Exported JAR file doesn't load images

I am using Netbeans to create my game. The images do seem to load when I run it in Netbeans. However, the built jar file only leaves me with a blank screen. This is how I call the images in my game. ...
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Multithreaded or Thread pooled server for real time multiplayer games? [closed]

So if the Thread pool handles 10 players out of 100 per second, this could make a delay that will be no good for real-time games, so as I see it that MultiThreaded will be better, thus it will handle ...
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What is the best way to send/receive data about user coordinates and other properties?

For example If I have 2 users, and each of them have an object, and that object has: x coordinates, y coordinates, angle, state, and other properties... I use java let'say the game changes at 30 ...
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Unknown length of primitive array

For my Voxel like game I need to generate terrain meshes from an array of ids. Because of that I have no idea how big the final vertex array will be. Currently I'm doing like this: generate mesh and ...
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Java: Problems with Tile Collisions

I have created a tiled map using a BufferedImage (img) from a PNG. From that, I would like to detect the player's (peter) collisions with individual tiles on the map. However, my code will not run and ...
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How to map texture to shape in Slick 2D

I need to map texture to shape. Texture: This is a example of shapes I need to map texture to: Notice that each piece in mesh has exactly 4 point to map texture. Logic is pretty straight ...
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LIBGdx - Kryonet with an InetSocketAdresse

I'm trying to implement Kryonet in my game and i'm facing some trouble. Using the source from the code i develop my server like that : try { this.server = new Server(); ...
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Libgdx Statebased game not working

I'm using Libgdx and I wanted to change the default application to a Game with multiple screens. I get an odd nullpointer that has to do with the engine. I'll show you my little setup code. Here I ...
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LibGDX - Best way of scrolling background

I'm new to LibGDX and i'm trying to implement a screen where i have a guy running and the ground under him scrolling to give impression he is really running in a sidewalk for example. The ground ...