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How do I move the camera in 2D LWJGL openGL?

I am making a top-down rpg game with the LWJGL but I can't figure out how to make the camera follow the player. I've tryed using GLU.gluLookAt() but it seems to be designed for 3D and when I try it ...
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Game Structure in depth [closed]

I've been curious about game structure for some time now. Does everyone who is a game programmer come up with there own approach to structure there game, or is there like some sort of defined layout. ...
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Lateral Friction Phisics

I am trying to create a physics engine for my game, and need to cancel out any lateral velocity for when entities turn. I have tried to mimic this page's example, but it is not working. I have objects ...
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Algorithmic error in tile engine? [closed]

I'm toying with creating a tile-based 2D java game engine. I can render the "local" area without issues(I.E. deciding which local tiles to render). The problem came when I introduced floating point ...
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What do the 6 points stand for in Polygon().getPoints().setAll?

I have the following code to create a polygon: Polygon poly = new Polygon(); poly.getPoints().setAll(14d, 17d, 26d, 17d, 20d, 27d); // What do these mean? What do these 6 points stand for?
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Getting entity type object [closed]

I have a custom entity class and what it does is create a SQUARE object. public class Entity { Rectangle rect; public Entity() { this.rect = new Rectangle(20,20); rect.relocate(200,200); ...
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Get Tile Location On Screen (Java Slick and Tiled2D)

I want to create a rectangle around each tile that's blocked value = true. How can I find the X and Y (on screen) coords of the each individual Tile?
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How do you divide the screen into tiles? [closed]

I have been reading alot on tile-based game programming but i could not find a satisfying answer to this question. I want to know how i can divide the screen into tiles of a size like 32? I am doing ...
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3d Water Simulation formula questions

I have created a Grid: At each point along the grid, is a vertex (Intersection Points): Each of these points has an x,y,z position. Vector3f(x,y,z). In an attempt to animate the grid into a group ...
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What caused rotation in exported blender model to jMonkey? (OGRE)

First off, I am very new to jMonkeyEngine 3 and still learning. Not exactly sure what could be causing my snowman to have already been rotated before import. I created him in blender and it was facing ...
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How does this formula for generating water waves work?

I have been trying to implement the wave equation described in this paper ("Water Simulating in Computer Graphics," Kai Li and Liming Wu) in Java. Part of the paper discusses modeling waves as a sum ...
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Libgdx - Collision position - Box2D

I'm actually developping my own game but i'm facing a little problem. I trying to figured out how to get the position of a fixture (collision) between two entities. For example this : ...
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How should I model rotation caused by bounce friction? [duplicate]

In my Java2D simulation, I have a disc which, when it bounces off the boundary of a 2D region, begins to rotate, as if it had gotten some spin from the wall. I'm having trouble relating the ...
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java tile based game :tile lag fix

hi I have a game where it reads a txt file and loads a map 0 represents air and 2 represents dirt I have a class for each tile as well as a tilemap I will show u my code. the problem is it lags like ...
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Grid based Collision Detection between circles [duplicate]

I am working on a 2d arcade game where I have 5 types of circles with different sizes: The ship, the missiles, and 3 types of monsters. This is what it looks like: Currently I'm using brute force ...
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How to update libgdx scene2d Label text dynamically?

I display a BitmapFont on the screen, update its text and the font is updated dynamically on the screen as well. I seem to fail to do the same with a scene2d Label added as actor to a Stage. The ...
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Space invaders 2d array to represent scene [duplicate]

For code optimization purposes, I want to create a 2d array that contains 40 equal squares (10x10px). Each square represents 1\40 of the displayed window (400x400px). I populate the 2d array with the ...
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Game Design: Faction/Player circular relationship

For a Java game, say I have two classes: Player, representing a player in the game. Faction, representing a faction of players in the game. When the game starts up, all factions are loaded into some ...
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How do I create a World Healing Wave effect?

I want to change my dark and depressing background to a happy grassy background, in real-time, such that the happy background is shown in a radius around a game character. A forcefield of happiness, ...
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How to have the game world get rendered on just a part of the screen?

I am implementing a game on both Desktop and Android. The Desktop version will just rely on the keyboard to handle the user input on the game screen, whilst the Android one will have to have a set ...
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unable to launch LibGDX Particle Editor.jnlp

I am not able to launch LibGDX ParticleEditor.jnlp file on my system(win7 64 bit) with java7. when I execute this file with javaws.exe in jre7/bin folder, it displays splash screen of badlogic games ...
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Game states vs calling new activities

I am trying to decide what the best method is to call "level complete-screen" and "game over-screen" in my real-time android 2d game. Currently I am using game-states and only updating my game when ...
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Invert Alpha on Image

I'm making a lighting system right now, and the last part I have to do is to invert the alpha channel on the final light map. My previous code that used to work was DataBufferByte buf = ...
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How to swap the position of two sprites? [closed]

I'm making a game like Candy Crush with Cocos2D in Android. I've made the sprites but I want to swap to sprites by touch . How to swap the position of two sprites?
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How do I show a Quit button on Desktop but don't show it on Android with libgdx?

So I would like to display a Quit button on the Desktop main menu screen, but I wouldn't want to have it on Android too. What is the correct approach to achieve this? Do I have to check the ...
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Why aren't resources such as Pixmap disposed on finalization in LibGDX?

I've been looking at the LibGDX framework, and certain classes such as Pixmap require to be disposed manually when you are no longer using them (call the dispose method). I'm wondering, since this is ...
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Universal Tween Engine: are accessor hierarchies possible?

Background: I'm using Universal Tween Engine, which allows generic accessors to be implemented to permit tweening of arbitrary atttributes. I have a hierarchy of game entity classes that share a ...
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How can I extract the Geometry from a j3o file?

I created a blender file and then converted it into the j3o file. The only way to load the 3d structure in the game is through a Spacial object: Spatial towerModel = ...
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GameServer UDP or TCP Java [closed]

This is a Java related question. I've got this question and I searched on the internet but didn't really get any clear answer. I want to develop a little multyplayer game which needs real time ...
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Using Unity 3D in LibGDX

Is it possible to use Unity 3D engine with LibGDX when making Android game apps? Is it also possibly used for making 2D games using Unity 3D and LibGDX? I would like to know if it's possibly ...
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Does anyone know a good knockback algorithm? [closed]

I was just wondering if someone had a good knock back algorithm for a top down shooter game. I was hoping for not as much as a knock back but more of a push. that would be great.
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Android local multiplayer

I am working on a FPS game for Android and I want to make a support for local multiplayer with no additional devices or server required. One of the player's devices would serve as a server, getting ...
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How can I kill a libGDX AsyncTask immediately?

Is there any way of killing a running AsyncTask immediately in libGDX? The AsyncExecutor that submits it seems to just have one method (dispose()) that kills all the AsyncTasks that it handles after ...
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AndEngine - Smooth scaling on a sprite

I'm trying to implement a pinch zoom on a sprite. I would like to get an effect like the SmoothCamera, but on a single sprite. I've managed to pinch zoom on the sprite by changing its scale, but the ...
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Switching screens in a game

I am working on a simple 2D game in Java. I want the game to have an opening screen, instructions screen, and the screen with the game itself. From the opening screen the user presses buttons to get ...
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Java High-Resolution Timer for a simple game

I want to work on a model of some kind of simple shape shooter game I would develop for either the desktop or the Android, using the libGDX library. There's something I want to incorporate into the ...
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Match-3 algorithm to fill empty space left from removing matches

I am currently creating a match 3 game. I am at the point where I have objects dropping down in the column when only one item is removed. So if an item is removed, the above item moves into its old ...
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How can I drag a polygon based on a mouse-moved event?

I have drawn a polygon in Java using java.awt.Polygon. I want to move that polygon with the mouse (by dragging it). I know that I have to use mouseDragged method in addMouseMotionListener. That way I ...
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How can I move an object towards another along a straight line

How can I move an object (like a cube) towards another object? Let's say that we have a red cube in the center of a floor, and a blue cube in another location, there aren't objects between this two, ...
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How can I create a cross-fade between two quads?

I have two quads, and I would like to have each one of them on the screen for 5 seconds, then fade to the next one. How could this be done? My code: package net.makerimages.Unacrawl.stateSys; ...
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How would you draw a tile map with perspective?

I want the maps in the game I'm working (in Java) to be draw with perspective just to sugar coat it, but I'm not sure how that can be done. If anyone has an article about the math behind it or ...
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need help in implementing KeyListener for 2D game in Java

i stated coding my first game in java, i need some help in imlementing KeyListener to fit my game. after some search in tutorials i've imlemented it like this : frame.addKeyListener(new KeyAdapter(){ ...
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Java Tilemap Collision

I have tilemaps represented by values from 0 to 4. How can I make the player collide with tiles represented by 3 and stop the player from passing through it ? Here is my code for the player and ...
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Using System Time to compute delay times that correctly deal with app pauses?

In my Android app I have the requirement to introduce small (for slowing down animation) and larger delays (for the purpose of delaying the appearance of a character for example). I've experimented ...
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How can I get the entity a player is looking at in a Bukkit plugin?

I'm creating a wizardry plugin for Minecraft, and I was wondering how you would get the entity that a player was looking at, I know that you would have to use a Vector, but I really am not familiar ...
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How can I draw a single line using JMonkeyEngine?

I need draw a line between two boxes using their respective positions. I've created the Line object but I don't know how to show it in the scene. Line ray = new Line(box1.getLocalTranslation(), ...
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How can i Randomize Unique Numbers in Java [duplicate]

So i'm making a game where i have to randomize 52 numbers from 1 to 52 so the order has to change i use this class Deck { Random r = new Random(); int[] Card = new int[52]; }
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LWJGL Camera Rotation Issues

I am quite new to LWJGL and OpenGL and I am trying to create an FPS camera. I had no problem with 2D stuff, so I decided to step things up and try and make some things in 3D. I have this 3D camera ...
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Using an image instead of a colored rectangle

I recently watched a video on how to do tilemaps in java. He has the tiles as colored rectangles. I want them to be images. My code: public void draw(Graphics g){ for(int row = 0; row < ...
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Bounding box should rotate - Skews instead [duplicate]

I have a method to rotate a sprite's bounding box around the center of the sprite (the sprite rotates and I need the bounding box to rotate with it. The sprite is rectangular). Instead of being ...