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LibGDX vs Flash/Starling

I currently use Flash/Starling to develop cross platorm games. I love it because it has awesome features like tweens, texture atlases, DragonBones, touch gestures, ad integration, in app purchase ...
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How to use LWJGL Vertex Buffer Objects?

I have been learning how to make a game with LWJGL for a while now by following YouTube tutorials online but I've recently been having a problem understanding Vertex Buffer Objects. I've looked at ...
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Box2dLights rendering in bigger scale

So basically my box2dLights are rendering in wreid places. The circle in center is my player and as you can see lamp which should be aligned to player is in the right-top corner. my code: package ...
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3D Camera Rotation

Please, forgive me, but I need help and I've been stuck on this for a few weeks now, I'm making no progress and everywhere I go and I see a different answer, everything I try doesn't work. I've had ...
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Is it possible to implement Steamworks functionality in a Java game? How?

I have a basic game that I want to eventually turn into something better. The game is all Java as of right now, but I want to implement the Steamworks SDK into my game (so it can have achievements, ...
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infinite parallax libgdx

I need help with my Parallax Libgdx, he manages to make the scroll, but not getting any way to repeat it infinite. public void render() { ParallaxLayer layer2 = null; float a = 0; ...
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3D Camera Y-Axis wrong angle

I am trying to build a camera class, though I am running into a problem. When I move the camera above/below, and try to move towards the ground, I am moved off in what seems to be about 45 degrees in ...
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Artificial physics : ball angle bouncing (Vector2) [duplicate]

My question is : how can I manage to move my object (ball) on a trajectory , and onContact with another object, it bounces, respecting the angle
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How to draw a rectangle or curve between two co-ordinates in libGDX

I am new to libGDX.I just want a Rectangle or a small curve drawn between the object and the clicked position .I know libGDX has RECTANGLE class. I just want to draw a rectangle or a curved line to ...
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How to match user click and the sprite object position in libGDX framework

I am using libGDX Java framework for developing a practice game in Eclipse. My game is in landscape mode and I am using sprite image for game assets. Actually I am trying to follow the Kilobolt ...
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How do I handle collision involving many characters?

My collision checking works fine. The problem is what to do after two zombies collide so they still walk towards the player but don't go through each other. My current method works fine for two or ...
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Concurrent touches not being detected

I have pretty much the same controls on the race example of the engine. A AnalogOnScreenControl and a button defined by a Sprite. The problem is, when I'm using the analog directional, touching the ...
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Java Animating using drawImage

Hi I have a tile based game and I would like to know how to animate the grass image this is what I have so far: public class dirt extends block{ float frame = 0; public dirt(int x,int y){ ...
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How do I handle collision response between many different types of game objects?

I am looking for a way to avoid the dreaded switch or if/else scenarios between numerous game object types when a collision takes place in a game. For example: You have a list of game objects which ...
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Java : 2D Sidescroller Terrain [closed]

Okay so After all this Edits here is the main question. How I can generate Terrain with a 2d Simplex Noise Algorithm, I am deletng old info so the post its more readble. I´ve been doing some tests and ...
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Why isn't my texture changing after calling display list?

I can't bind another texture after calling glCallList. It does nothing. However if I change texture inside the list, it works.
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Distorted LookAt When Looking Up or Down?

I have a weird problem and I have no idea what's going on with it. Recently started doing some OpenGL programming, going pretty well, hit some rough spots but worked my way through them and otherwise ...
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Best mobile games resolution ratio

What is the best landscape and portrait resolution ratios that will fit the most of the devices out there and the black bars size will be minimum?
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Java JscrollPane [closed]

Hello I have a game where you can have a shop and buy stuff. when you press enter the shop stock menu opens. I want to be able to show all of the items available and I want to be able to scroll threw ...
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libgdx get rotated sprite coords points

I would like to get the position of each edge of a sprite when he has been rotated. I have no idea how to do it, I made a image to explain it. I would like to get the X and Y position of each Red ...
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What is wrong with my smooth shading code?

I am having trouble getting smooth lighting to work in Java Monkey Engine. My terrain is voxel-based, with an iso-surface generated via Marching Cubes over the data field. Up until now, I have been ...
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Map in Scene2d/LigGdx

I'm a little lost for my game. For the moment I've a car, who work, but now I want to create a map (like hill Climb Racing for example, not necesserly randomly generated). I don't know how to do ...
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How to blend bullet sprite from white to yellow in libgdx

Does anyone have a clue that will make my bullet sprite fade from yellow to white? As the bullet is created it will be white but when it trails on it will turn yellow. Any ideas how? Is it a simple ...
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Astar optimalization (A*) [closed]

So I have written own implementation of AStar (A*) algorithm to find paths around my 2d tile based map. My problem is that if I call it each frame (I need to do it) and I'm searching path from corner ...
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Are display lists faster than VBOs?

I'm making a voxel rendering engine. My "chunks" are 32 * 32 * 256 blocks and I can render a 16 * 16 square of them (which corresponds to Minecraft's maximal render distance). I'm using VBOs holding ...
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Android and OpenGL, single thread vs double thread

I'm trying to optimize my Android OpenGL ES 2.0 application, and I find myself being CPU bound. After googling, I've found this, which suggest to use a thread for updating objects, and a thread for ...
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Maintaining velocity of free fall body using Box2D in libGDX

I want to maintain the speed of a free-falling Box2D body using LibGDX. I'd like the vertical velocity increase with the level. I've applied a linear impulse and velocity actually increases like this: ...
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Cannot distinguish depth in an isometric cube

I am having a problem with distinguishing different depths in my new 'game.' It is a game similar to Minecraft, only it is rendering in isometric format. The problem is, I cannot think of a way to ...
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Finding the correct transformation in vertex shader for easy sprite drawing

Before we begin the question: Here are the necessary meta information: I want to use JOGL / OpenGL to create a library that is only, and I repeat only, able to draw and manipulate 2D sprites on a 2D ...
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(LibGDX) Changing Origin of Box2D World relative to TiledMap (or Vice Versa)

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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How do I inline images between text in a Table?

I have a Table and a Label with wrapped text. I want to display some images in-line with the text. For example: This is an image -IMAGE_HERE-, and now some more text showing, yet, another image ...
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Java how to add sound to an application [closed]

Hello I would like to know how to add sound to an application I have viewed a video on utube but it only works on an applet and other ones need extra libraries. I don't know how to approach this at ...
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Swing for game development - regarding threads

For those of you who use Swing to develop their real-time Java games. (Meanign a game that constantly updates game state and redraws the screen using a constant loop). As I see it, there are three ...
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Game Update in Libgdx

In libgdx, the game loop is the render() method. But why is that, and is there a way where I can make an update() method that is called 60 times a second? As in the update() method, I would add the ...
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Slick2D: Animation not being parsed from spritesheet correctly

I have a 960x960 spritesheet with each tile being 192x192. I initialized my spritesheet and animation like so: spritesheet = new SpriteSheet("resources/spritesheets/player.png", 192, 192); ...
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Artillery Simulation [duplicate]

I need some help on a simulation of an Artillery like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YktWSKo_UbA. I cant figure out how to make the "tomato" to get to the selected spot. Where can I get ...
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Top-down player collision with walls

I am having trouble trying to think of how I am going to approach collisions in my game. My idea which sucked in the beginning because it would reduce performance dramatically has failed which was ...
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How do I merge quads to simplify a heightmap?

I'm trying to improve my frame rates. My map has an area of 200 * 200 vertices, where each vertex has a height. 200 * 200 = 40000 vertices per frame. I'd like to create a method to simplify the ...
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Java 2D World question

I have a 2D world background made up of a Grid of graphics, which I display on screen with a viewport (800x600) and it all works. My question is I have the following code to convert the mouse ...
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Pixel Perfect collision detection on rotated bitmaps [duplicate]

I have two bitmaps which are being drawn onto a canvas using a matrix canvas.drawBitmap(bitmap, matrix, paint); first to work out if I need to check for a collision i am using eucilidean vectors ...
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How do I implement a “sliding out of / into” effect on a settings menu similar to that in Angry Birds?

I'm trying to implement a settings menu component similar to that in Angry Birds - a button control that makes an options menu slide out of it and back into it when clicked on. I use scene2d.ui to ...
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Should I use tiles in a snake game? [closed]

I'm building a simple snake game, which is my first game ever. I'm using LibGDX, which is Java-based. I've looked at the Tiled Map Editor, but I don't know if it is necessary in a simple game like ...
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how to do picking in 2d lwjgl

I searched the whole internet, but I couldn't find something useful. How to do picking (like ray picking) in lwjgl in orthographic mode (2d)? I think this is less confusing than picking in 3d, but I ...
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Is this the correct way to detect ray-sphere intersection?

I have this java function that should return a true or false for any sphere passed to it if they intersect. However it seems to end being true a lot of the time when it shouldn't and false sometimes ...
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Efficient way to check collision with potentially hundreds of objects [duplicate]

I am trying to make a top down shooter that could potentially have hundreds of objects at once at one point. I need to check collision with projectiles, walls, and enemies. I am currently using ...
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How should I go about protecting my script files?

I am working on a small multiplayer game with a whole bunch of scripting components. I know I can't store my files in plaintext otherwise anyone would be able to change the functionality of core ...
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Java Scrolling 2d Block game - Optimise my code?

I have a 2d game where you look down from above and can scroll up, down, left and right using a viewport and a much bigger map. I have been having trouble drawing a rectangle around the block under ...
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Actors (Label) not being drawn to stage [closed]

I have a weird issue that when I try to draw a Stage with only an Actor, a Label to be more precise, added to it and nothing seems to be getting drawn. This is how my setup goes: I have a Sprite ...
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Tile map propagating fire

I have a Model(I use the MVC pattern), that holds an 2D Array with Tile objects. A tile object have a member, whether it burns or not, a member how long it takes until the neighboring tiles get fire ...
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How can I check for key releases between keyReleased callbacks?

Slick2D's Input class has a isKeyPressed() method that returns a boolean value according to whether the specified key has been pressed. I want to check if a key has been released in the same fashion. ...