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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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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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How do I change the relative origins of a Box2D World and a TiledMap in Libgdx?

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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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: Convert from mouse screen co-ords to screen co-ordinates?

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 co-...
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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. ...
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Run menu in gameloop or as activity?

Currently I am running my menu (with buttons "new game" and "choose level") as an xml view of an activity, that then starts my gameactivity with custom view run on a gameloop. But Im starting to see ...
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Data structure fo a ship like in Faster Than Light

I am wonder me, whats the best data structure for a ship like in FTL. At first I thought its easy and I need only to make a array with the rooms(Tiles). But than I noted, that I must put somewhere the ...
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How can I draw a part of a texture in slick2d?

I know the method for drawing a region of a texture in slick2d: image.draw(x, y, srcX, srcY, srcX2, srcY2); But I have no idea how the texture coordinates work. To draw a region of x:16, y:16, ...
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How do I make a cube move by rolling?

I am learning jMonkeyEngine by making some small games with it. I have a simple rectangular cube that I want the player to be able to roll around the game world. When he presses the arrow keys, the ...
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libgdx - collision detection with tiled map java

currently, I am working on a 2d rpg game which is similar to final fantasy 1-4. I can load up a tiled map and the sprite can walk freely on the map. However, I will like to create a wall for it to ...
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Random movement avoiding walls

I have a top-down game you can scroll through placeable tiles I have some NPCs that do nothing at the moment I want them to freely move around without going through wall tiles etc. For the freely ...
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Tile map collision and object handling

I want to program a game. In this game there is a tile map and objects that interact with it and them self. For that I made first a TileMap class, in it is only the data of the tile map. Its a very ...
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Change game from portrait to landscape dynamically

I have multiple classes that implement Screen. I want to, say, have the Main Menu screen portrait, then the Play Screen landscape. Is there anyway of changing the orientation dynamically? I thought ...
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How should I implement a Game Over menu in Android?

By Game Over menu, I mean a menu displayed when you die, with an option to play again. I have two approaches in mind: Use OpenGL Have some button textures ready. When the character dies, draw them....
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Libgdx Get Font Height with a Wrap

is possible to get the 'Height' of a font drawed with the drawWrapped methods (with a wrapWidth) ? getMultiLineBounds only works when \n is used, but when drawing with drawWrapped it doesn't give the ...
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How to make platforms spawn without touching other platforms

So I am making a doodle jump like game where there are platforms scrolling by but right now how I have platforms spawning is completely random. I would like the platforms to be spread apart so they ...
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how to implement A Star path finding on 2D map with large tiles

The map tiles I have im my game are 64x64 pixels, and the characters are 16x16 pixels. I was reading about A Star path finding and I was wondering if I need my tiles closer to the size of my ...
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Stop diagonal selection in my Match-3 game [duplicate]

I have a matching game where the user drags their finger over items to select them. The problem is, i only want the user to be able to select items by dragging vertically or horizontally, not ...
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Circular dependency when creating entities

I have the following problem: I have a a class called Stage, that keeps an list of entities, which it iterates over every update loop, and updates them. One of these entities might be a weapon (PEW ...
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How can I create delays for sprite animations that work correctly when the application is killed and restored?

Please see my original question here: How should I use system time to compute delay times without stutters? In summary, I am attempting to to introduce a delay (say of 5 seconds or so) before a ...
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Fog Of War - Is looping over every tile inefficient?

I'm trying to optimize my static FOW code for my 2D tile-based game and the bottleneck seems to be in the rendering of the fog (rather than the circle drawing algorithm or other aspect of the code). ...
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Strange collision in Breakout [closed]

My Breakout game works fine so far, but I struggle with the collision detection... Well... just with the collision from the ball with the brick... Here's the relevant code: List<Brick> ...
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How do I implement Breakout's “multiball” powerup?

I'm just starting out and making a breakout clone as my first game. I'm implementing all kinds of powerups, but I'm stuck on multiball. The powerup adds additional bouncing balls to the game. So far, ...
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Java Angle Math: Calculate how near the player looks to an entity [duplicate]

I am programming a Minecraft Bukkit plugin and need a way to calculate an input number from 0 to 360 for displaying a custom compass / radar. So if the player directly looks at the object (shouldn't ...
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Slick2D: constructor vs. init method

What is the difference between the constructor of a BasicGameState and the init method? It appears that they are both called at the same time when the BasicGameState is registered in StateBasedGame, ...
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How do I double-buffer renders to a JPanel?

I'm trying to make a little breakout game with Java and Swing. The only issue so far is that drawing on the JPanel causes lots of flickering! The relevant code: JFrame frame = new JFrame("Breakout");...
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Why can't I set a single value in a game map Java 2D array? [closed]

I'm trying to set one character on 2D array. map[0][2] = "0"; However, I'm getting 11011 11011 11011 11011 ... I was expecting 11011 11111 11111 11111 ... What am I doing wrong? another ...
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Expandable 2d environment by spawning and controlling individual tiles

what is the best way to implement an environment that is "expandable" in every direction so that when the player moves in any direction a new row or column of tiles that can be manipulated ...
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LWJGL Rotating is moving

I am trying to rotate my QUAD even just a little bit. I have read pages like http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/lwjgl-tutorial-series-moving-and-rotating-triangle/30679/view.html In my render() method,...
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What's the best way to time a character AI movement on android/java?

I'm creating an android game and I'm trying to figure out the best way to time a character position change, something like this: public void move() { //this.posX += 5; this.posY += 5; if ...
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Slick2D: Initializing graphics object before game loop

I'm using the Slick2D Java game library and I want to set the scale of the graphics object that gets passed to the render method in my game loop. I'd like to do this outside the render method, so ...