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In Java swing, while handling a 2D top down game, how should I handle scaling for quality transformations (mainly screen rotation)

For my top down game, I plan to have screen rotation where entities don't rotate, but everything else does. I am using a raster array to store my image so I don't have to render things stacked on each ...
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2D planetary system simulation- how to improve gravity model? How to control simulation speed?

I'm making a simple planetary system simulator. I've run into some problems with physics model and simulation speed and I'd like to learn how to fix them. My main class is Body: public abstract ...
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Libgdx distorted texture size

I'm just starting to learn LibGDX and have been having some troubles getting my world size to match with my texture size and box2d bodies. I have a texture 64x64 that I am trying to display but it ...
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Problem with keyListener

I have written some code that makes a labyrinth,and fills the JPanel with my figures (Wall, Player, Road and Gate). I want to move the player with WASD, so I have written the following code. The frame ...
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JBullet - Two RigidBodies will not collide

I am adding two ships into my collision world. (The green dots are the collision shape (an ObjectArrayList) that I am passing to the ConvexHullShape) However they don't seem to collide. In fact, ...
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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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Best way to deal with a large variety of items?

I am currently working on my first java game and I am having trouble figuring out how I should implement my classes that will have heavy variety. For example, I am considering having an abstract item ...
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Libgdx - Jumping, What am i doing wrong?

I really can't work out whats wrong with my code. I have an input listener for gestures, when I Swipe the position goes up on the y axis fine but he doesn't come back down, if with Gravity added. I'll ...
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JBullet - How can I make my object float on the water?

I'm trying to use JBullet for a ship PVP game. I've got two ships which are meant to rest on the water. Obviously these ships will be colliding, but the problem I have currently is "water" ...
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Shaperenderer not showing any shapes

I'm trying to use the shape renderer in LibGdx, but I don't see anything. I followed the docs as well, but nothing appears. Is there something wrong with my setup? public class MyGame extends ...
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Ball oblique impact physic in Java?

I know Q3 + Q4 = 90 I searched internet and many physic topics, but not found how to calculate this values in Java? (I found V3 and V4 but not found Q3 and Q4) So how can i calculate V3, V4, ...
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Platformer collision advice

I've been trying to implement collision for a platformer but I can't find a good way to get the collision of certain sides without it get glitchy. So i try to get the collision of the top rectangle ...
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String of coordinates into an ArrayList? [closed]

I have a String with coordinates which looks like this: (These coordinates are loaded from a text files and tells the position of entities) String coords = "0,0 0,1 5,2 7,4 10,5" My question is, ...
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Pan camera within bounds of large image

I have a camera that I pan around a large image which works fine, however when I reach the end of the image I can keep panning on and on, forver. I have looked everywhere for an answer on how to ...
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GestureDetection Issues - How do I make my Actor jump on Swipe?

I've been trying to solve this for hours now, In theory I totally understand how the GestureDetector works but I'm trying to integrate it with the Libgdx SuperJumper Tutorial (for now). Here: ...
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Why should i set glClearColor and setProjectionMatrix in render method many time in LibGDX?

import com.badlogic.gdx.Game; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.OrthographicCamera; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.g2d.SpriteBatch; public class MyGame extends Game { public OrthographicCamera ...
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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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Hard time implementing AABB collision into a platformer

I have AABB collision working fine. The problem is I can't get it to work with a platformer style game. The collision makes the player move a bit static when colliding and the gravity wont work with ...
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Opengl textures change color of everything

Whenever I render textures, all shapes get the color of the texture. I'm not sure why, but I think it's something to do with the way I render textures. Here's what I use to draw textures: public void ...
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Good approach in designing game classes [closed]

I took a semester-long course in java but I'm still a beginner in Object-Oriented programming paradigm. Suppose that I want to create a simple game where the player can go to different locations. Each ...
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Opengl camera handling

I normally do parallax scrolling with x and y which works, but I'd like to make a camera class instead so I can rotate as well. Right now the camera is set to the player's position but doesn't scroll. ...
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Alternative to world/terrain editing with jmonkey

I have been studying Java for almost a year and have been trying to develop a game using jMonkey. I have tried Unity before but since I only know Java I decided to go with jMonkey. My problem is that ...
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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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How to toggle fullscreen with lwjgl

I'm using glfw in lwjgl-3 to try to create a toggleFullscreen method. However it always gives me errors. I saw this question Toggle Fullscreen at Runtime but it didn't help because glfwOpenWindow() ...
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Java Libgdx: How do you add cells to a TiledMap?

I'm trying to make a Side-Scrolling game that will allow you to place/remove tiles. I'm using the TileMap Editor to render the custom Tilemap but is there any way to add tiles? I have it where I can ...
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Rendering curved text in AndEngine

I'm trying to implement a small game using AndEngine and I have a question about the Text. More specifically, I'm wondering if it is possible to deform the text so that you can have a "curved" text or ...
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In Eclipse using libgdx, what does “project description file is missing” mean?

In a sudden case of nostalgia, I switched my eclipse workplace from my working libgdx projects to an older one. After looking through my old stuff I had some problems switching it back, since I didn't ...
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Correct way to integrate scaled axis angular velocity into a quaternion

Across my travels on the internet I have came across to ways of integrating a scaled axis angular velocity into a quaternion. The first way converts the angular velocity into an axis angle quaternion ...
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Framerate is affecting speed of object

I'm experimenting with building a game engine from scratch in Java, and I have a couple questions. My main game loop looks like this: int FPS = 60; while(isRunning){ /* ...
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JBullet Capsule falls through Plane when Capsule is translated

I am using JBullet (Bullet physics, Java port) and for a player I have a Capsule shaped rigidbody and am translating it for movement (rigidbody.translate()). I even have the dynamicsWorld call ...
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How can I detect a perfect passageway for collision detection?

The problem is when I move diagonal it moves fractions of units and therefore my coordinates might be a fraction of a unit say (40,400) might be actually (40.12,400.40) but another problem is my pink ...
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How and where to handle collisions? [Java] [duplicate]

Okay, so in my game I have a Level class, which hold an ArrayList of entities. In addition to this, I store the Player here (naturally enough). In my Entity class, I have a method which checks for ...
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Handling collision with LWJGL rectangles

I'm testing collision with other rectangles so I can implement it into my current project. The problem is the rectangle starts at the right x and y, but I'm not sure where exactly they are. I'm pretty ...
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OpenGL multiple mesh management

I've been working on coding a new 3D engine in Java. For the moment at least I'm sticking to openGL... Currently I'm reworking how meshes get transformed and then drawn. ATM each mesh created has ...
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Passing of board data in board games

Every time I make board game, I am faced with a decision. I have classes for the board and/or game logic, and another for the UI. I don't know how I should pass the board data to the UI. I could make ...
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JBullet Only Updates Position when I update it in Code

The title is a bit weird...but here it goes: I have JBullet configured so that I can move things in my code, as the game tick structure is something like this (the update code located in ...
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(LibGDX/JAVA) How can I get a rectangle to rotate with this pendulum so I can start detecting collisions?

One of the objects in my game is a pendulum that swings in a semi-circle. This is done by having an update() method like this: public void update() { angleAcceleration = +1.81 / length * ...
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How to add a callback to addAction in scene2d

Sorry if this is a newbie question, I'm still learning libgdx. I'm using scene2d and I am trying to fade a tooltip into my scene and fade it out after 4.5 seconds. Everything is working in my code ...
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Sprites not being rendered on screen change - Android Libgdx

In my game over screen for my Libgdx Android game I've the following code which starts a new game upon a screen touch. if(Gdx.input.isTouched()) { ScreenManager.setScreen(new ...
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Game lags when my player collides with a specific object (solution known, unsure how to implement)

I'm developing a game in Android using LibGDX (although this is more of a JAVA problem than an engine problem). My aim is to have my player bounce off one spring onto another that will eventually take ...
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Scrolling is going too fast

I used delta based off the LWJGL tutorials and it works (I get 16 or 17 delta) but everything is scrolling nonstop. Here's how I render things: public class Game { int camX; int camY; ...
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LibGDX Tiled Map - how to get embedded objects

I am using LibGDX to learn Game Development. I have reached the phase I am learning to use Tiled Maps. In Tiled map editor, there is a feature where we can pick a tile in the tile set, go to View -> ...
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Java OpenGL Perspective matrix not working

I'm trying to render a simple triangle with OpenGL in Java using LWJGL3. Everything is working great, but the projection matrix (perspective) is not working. In C++ I just used to apply the ...
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libGDX's 2D particle editor launching incorrectly

What's going on? Here's my process: I first right-click the referenced library for gdx-tools.jar in Eclipse: I then search for the particle-editor class: It opens successfully, but half of the ...
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Is there any case to mix Android UI with LibGDX?

my question is about creating "non-playable" screens in games with the help of native android tools. For example, I have an Android LibGDX game (singleplatform), what should I use to provide start ...
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Client code handling its own generics when returned by an engine

I'm writing a game engine in Java 8, and have prototype client code written in Groovy. New Game objects can be created with a builder which defines everything which fills in the blanks. To simplify ...
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Libgdx - How to change GestureListener pan finger sensibility?

I implemented GestureListener in my Overlap2dStage to pan the camera when the player drags its finger over the screen. But I also have some actors that extend InputAdapter to detect when the user ...
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JBullet move object rigidbody in code?

I am trying to move an object's Transform (of a coded class, these are for the rendering engine), then convert it into a JBullet Transform. After that, I try to apply any movement to the JBullet ...
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Minesweeper number placement [closed]

My professor gave us a project: make a minesweeper clone. However, he said that he will give bonus points for the 3 fastest algorithms for board generation. I'm currently doing the algorithm that ...
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(Java) Trying to animate an arraylist of coins with a (working) animation class

I have a coin class which takes in an integer numOfCoinsand an enum LayoutType, which can be linear or curved. A linear layout displays the coins in a straight line one after the other - we'll work ...