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Follow behavior with randomization factor

I'm trying to make enemy follow player as in picture below, the code below is code for following player with steering behavior ( i'm not sure it steering works tho but it does follow player ), how ...
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How can one make multiple movable images in OpenGL ES 2.0? [closed]

I was wondering, I've only seen examples of OpenGL ES 2.0 where people have used one or perhaps two images. I didn't see multiple images of where they each had independent movement. What if someone ...
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Using random numbers with a bias

I appear to be awful at describing the question so I'll try and describe the problem. I want to add a random amount of heads to my creatures but I want to be able to determine several things. a) The ...
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Are there methods faster than Strings for sending a sprite's state over UDP?

I'm programming a 2.5D networked game in Java. The networking works like this right now: Create new networked sprite object at the client. Send it to the server. Server distributes and saves it. ...
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Why are my game ticks longer than expected?

I was working on my game, adding stuff to it, when I noticed my ticks were in the low 50's when I had set it to do a constant 60. This is my run method. public void run() { init(); long ...
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LibGDX Cross Platform Networking

Backstory: I've been developing a game with LibGDX for the past two years, and I've seen it refactored more times than I remember. I jumped on the iOS iKVM port as soon as it was released. But I've ...
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Dynamic “Light Level” System based on alpha levels

My team and I have been working on a game in Java using the Slick2D engine and there are a few things I have questions on. As of right now, the code that I've written basically takes a cosine function ...
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Java Tetris - Matrix Rotations

I'm building Tetris in Java and am trying to use linear algebra to rotate a piece composed of 4 tiles. My friend was explaining the way to do it is: He said: "To clarify, you do need to rotate ...
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Tetris - Rotations using Linear Algebra (Rotation Matrices)

I'm making Tetris in Java and am at the point of rotations... Originally I was hardcoding each rotation: if (direction.equals("right")) { if (shape.equals("Bar")) { if ...
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LibGdx: How do I combine 2 GestureListener objects from 2 seperate classes into 1 GestureDetector

I'm trying to make 2 separate classes, 1 a VirtualJoystick class and 1 a VirtualButton class. I want to implement a GestureListener class in each, it just seems like good code to do so, but when I go ...
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Calling opengl32.DLL from java?

I don't like LWJGL in some cases, so I prefer to use Swing. The thing is that Swing doesn't have OpenGL. I have tried JOGL and it's a mess to install, needs external jars, and I have yet to get it ...
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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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How to put OpenGL in a state for drawing blended, colored, nontextured polys?

Using OpenGL1.1 (sadly) I'm trying to draw a cube, which is colored and alpha blended. It is instead showing up as opaque black. Even without including alpha in the color it still shows up as opaque ...
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Slick2d Particles loading xml returning null [closed]

I've made a particle class that creates a particle of Slick2d library, but the XML file doesn't want to load , it keeps giving me null error. I gave it the path as I do for everything but it refuses ...
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How to properly limit movement based on collision [closed]

I have a confusing problem on my hands. I've managed to get tile-based collision working, and I'm using the following code in my update loop to restrict my character's movement. for (Block b ...
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Writing and reading from an XML file with Slick2D [closed]

I was wondering how you would go about writing and the reading from an XML file using the Java library Slick2D. I have googled for the last couple of days and have found nothing succinct and simple ...
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Hiding pixels inside a Shape

I have a player wich is a png image and I want a part of him to be able to go behind things, so I need to know how to hide pixels that are inside of a shape
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How can I display an image for a predetermined amount of time?

I want to display an image, then return to the previous after one second when a certain key is pressed. I'm using Slick2d and Java. How can I accomplish this?
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Refering to an object from an array in Java [closed]

In my game, the whole thing is based off of grids. So the map is a dual dimensional array of 32 (32 x 32 grid map). Now what I want to be able to do is to grab a grid and be able to access it and ...
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Java Slick2d particles error [closed]

When i run the game particles crash the game, im not sure what am i doing wrong because the program doesnt tell me. But i know particles are causing this , if i remove the code in update code at ...
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How to save and restore Bullet Physics state?

I'm looking for information on how to save the runtime state of rigid bodies with Bullet Physics. Most of my world consists of static objects, but I have a few dynamic and kinematic objects as well. I ...
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Entity moving Up and Down but not Left and Right [closed]

I am trying to create an entity class for my game but I'm having difficulty with the movement, I can get the sprite moving along the Y-Axis but not along the X-Axis. Here's my code:- package Game; ...
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animation runs only onces [closed]

I found this tutorial on sprite sheets that works great. Managing sprite sheets for animation I am not sure how I could modify it, so that it loops through just once. My thought was to add an if ...
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Low FPS on Java drawing in BufferStrategy

I ran into a very strange problem while using BufferStrategy, I've tried searching for an answer but all I have found are non-relevant threads and discussions. So here is my query. for (int i = 0; i ...
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Java 2D game programming: Different approaches to make a game loop

I am new to Java game programming, but the more I read the more I'm confused, because I've seen several different approaches to make a game loop: 1. The standard approach, that uses the Timer class ...
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Storing data for a pokemon like game

The game I'm developing is close to Pokemon. How should I store the data? I am currently thinking of text files where I save the map and have a corresponding textfile for the trainers and their teams ...
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fire multiple events in InputListener

I have two Actors on my stage in libgdx and and both have a InputListener. I override the touchDown method and it works fine. My Problem is that when I press my Actor Z and a second later Actor Y only ...
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Distortion Effect

I'm trying to make a distortion effect for a space game. The idea is that the effect has a central point, and all nearby objects appear to swirl into that point. I've made a preliminary version and it ...
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How can I make a sprite-sheet-based animation system? [closed]

I want to make animations based on a sprite sheet, but I'm stuck implementing it. The key things I need my code to do are: Play through a set of images once (e.g. a jump animation) Loop through a ...
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Java Slick2d collision feedback [closed]

I'm trying to build a collision response ( it uses vectors2f from slick2d ) so that enemies don't overlap on each other so basicly what I'm doing right now is, I loop trough all enemies in array ...
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Sidescrolling troubles [closed]

I'm making a sidescroller using java and Lwjgl. But I'm having some trouble getting the screen to actually ... well... sidescroll. The world is randomly generated and drawn in blocks. Like so: ...
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change bullets java

i need some help with java. i am creating a game where i have a player and he shoot bullets. u can also change u types of bullet. bullets are just fillOval. and change types of bullets is different ...
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How do I export my Blender model to OGRE XML format for jMonkeyEngine 3?

I'm an amateur software engineer with several simple 2D-game projects under my belt. I'v recently turned my attention towards creating a basic 3D game, nothing too fancy, just to get a grip on things. ...
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How should I store resources generated at runtime? [closed]

I in my game I generate some images at runtime depending upon the size of the text that will go over it. Right now I am storing these in a hashmap using a string resembling the text. The question is, ...
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Java Slick2d Delta ( time )

In Java slick2d , i started printing out Delta which is supposed to be the time and it prints out is 16 or 17 forever, so how does this help me if i want to tell an object when it needs to do ...
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I need help generating terrain for a 2D circle [closed]

How would you go about generating terrain for a circle. To be specific i am using a 5x5 .PNG as the thing or object that will fill the circle. At the moment i am having problems making the terrain ...
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How do I undo changing the color of an image in Slick2d?

This code colors the enemy red: enemies.get(i).image.setColor(0,1,0,0,1); enemies.get(i).image.setColor(1,1,0,0,1); enemies.get(i).image.setColor(2,1,0,0,1); enemies.get(i).image.setColor(3,1,0,0,1); ...
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3D models on 2D tilemap perspective when scrolling

I am creating a small top-down game, where the player traverses a 2D tilemap, with an illusion of depth provided by 3D models for things like buildings or trees. Having gotten to the point where I ...
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2D Top down acceleration vector

I have been wanting to solve the issue of movement once and for all... with all that I have learnt and read through, should be a piece of cake one would have thought... , seems it isn't. Having ...
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How to I rotate a triangle by dragging the mouse in libGDX?

More specifically, I have rotation working in a way I don't like as follows: //Draw the triangle using this draw method //batch.draw(texture, x, y, ...
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Get back or delete an existing OpenGL object, then change it and draw at new. How?

With OpenGL i'm drawing for example a circle. Can i take this drawn circle back out of the window and change something and then draw it back on the window? Or can i /have to delete it and then draw ...
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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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How to make the background of an OpenGL object transparent? [closed]

It sounds so simple but i didn't get it to work. The Background of my FrameLayout where i add the GLSurfaceView in is colored blue but there is only black. So here is my method to initiate the ...
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Can't call method out of a timer. Why? [closed]

I have another problem i can't solve by myselve. My situation: I have four FrameLayouts in LinearLayouts. I color them, set Layout hight and width at wrap content and just change the minwidth to ...
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Collision and gravity problems

So this is an easy question. I need to implement gravity in my game but where I'm stuck is what variables do I need in my Entity object for the calculations and a good algorithm that I can use for ...
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Inputting Only Alphabetical Input - Slick2D

I'm trying to obtain the user input for when they enter their own name. However I would prefer to have it Alphabetically. This is what I'm doing at the moment: if (input.isKeyDown(Input.KEY_A)) ...
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Cost of changing scene in andengine

I'm working on a simple 2d puzzle with small textures (in count and quantity). Now after I finished the game logic I'm considering tow options to switch between levels: Remove all objects manually ...
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Android bitmap placing

I've recently added an explosion in my game, for when enemies get killed, and it works fine and all, but the explosion wont "spawn" on the enemies x and y. The problem is that I'm not drawing the ...
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What's the best way to draw lots of trees

I'm writing an app which renders a random island planted with trees. The trees are currently two quads, criss-crossed and drawn with textures. I plan to have more complex meshes that form different ...
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How do I pass textures into a fragment shader in Slick?

I've written a shader that uses three different textures, tex0, tex1, and tex2. I can load it into Slick and successfully display it, but I can't figure out how to set the three different textures. ...