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2D - Smooth lighting with shadows for a tile-based game

for the last week or so I have been completely stuck on trying to implement efficient lighting. I've been researching and experimenting and I've looked everywhere that I have been capable of finding, ...
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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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How do I apply different probability factors in an algorithm for a cricket simulation game?

I am trying to write the algorithm for a cricket simulation game which generates runs on each ball between 0 to 6. The run rate or runs generated changes when these factors come into play like skill ...
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Camera scrolling and game boundaries

I am making a platformer game in JBox2D and LWJGL that has a scrolling camera, but I have hit a wall with the boundaries of the camera. Essentially what I have right now is a Box2D world that is ...
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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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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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Libgdx understanding screen size

I'm trying to create my own jumper type game where the player moves up through an infinite y value. The problem I am having is getting the screen size to match up with the android screen. viewport =...
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How to Make Objects Fall Faster in a Physics Simulation

I used the collision physics (i.e. Box2d, Physics Body Editor) and implemented onto the java code. I'm trying to make the fall speed higher according to the examples: It falls slower if light object ...
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Collision detection in libgdx

I am currently writing a little zelda like game and have a little bit of a problem with collision detection. It works but the the character stands to far away from the object. Here is my player ...
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Is it a good idea to make most actions in a game driven by simple tiny threads (in Java)? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of for example making the jump action of a character, that takes ~1s, a distinct runnable, so then other threads can read its state, with additional control over the action itself by the "...
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Server networking - Thread per player

As my game is purely multiplayer, online performance is important. Should I run two threads for each player/connection? (One for input and one for output) or should I run one thread for all player ...
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Swap buttons in layout

Say I have 4 buttons. I want to have button 2 always swap out with another button, randomly. So, when the user taps button 2, it should swap with another button (randomly). Now, button 2 is at the ...
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Different screen sizes?

I have looked through all of the android docs and many stack overflow questions, and I have a question on supporting multiple screen sizes. If I have some drawables, I know I need to put them in ...
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2d very large tile based game, zoom and pan considerations

what's a sensible way of implementing zoom and panning for my game? each tile is very large, 100,000 x 100,000 pixels, with some objects possibly being only a single pixel at maximum zoom (small ...
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Game Programming in java [closed]

I'm new to this site as well as new in game development, so I need to get a great start for it. Can anybody tell me from where I should start and some books or link are appreciable. What are the ...
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JBullet - Detecting when 2 objects collide?

How can I detect when 2 collision objects collide with JBullet? Currently, all body types are going to be of type RigidBody. I have quite literally been trying to find the answer of this for over 2 ...
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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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What is the best way to make UI for an Isometric game in java [closed]

What do you think is the best way to make UI for an isometric game.. I dont have much experience in UI so im not sure where to start. I need something the mouse can interact with and that works good ...
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Java single Array best choice for accessing pixels for manipulation?

I am just watching this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwUnMy_pR6A and the guy (who seems to be pretty competent) is using a single array to store and access the pixels of his to-be-rendered ...
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What is Java missing that might make it difficult to develop fully-featured 2D games?

Without using any external libraries, does Java, including all officially supported APIs give you enough to develop fully-featured 2D games? The reason I ask is that I hear a lot of "bad-mouthing" ...
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How to find the entity I'm looking at?

I am currently making a mod for Minecraft but I have come to a stop because I am lacking in some knowledge. I need to get data for the entity I am looking at, which I believe requires the use vectors, ...
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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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Scaling a game view with letterboxes?

I'm creating an Android game and I want everyone who plays it -- no matter the size or shape of their screen -- to see the same 480x800 playfield but, depending on the actual resolution of their ...
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When to use ShapeRenderer & SpriteBatch in libGdx?

As a beginner(in GdxLib+Android), i found that for rendering particular screen, we can render that using both ways then when to use specific ones? & What is the best option for Updating the ...
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Designing a scriptable questing system

I'm currently working on a scriptable questing system. As for scripting, I will probably use JavaScript, but I'd appreciate some help with the design of the system. My first attempt essentially ...
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Stop map from scrolling but let player still move?

I have a basic method of scrolling around on a map (moving the map instead of the player), but at when the player gets to a certain proximity to the edge, how do you stop the map from scrolling, but ...
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In Slick2D, how can I generate a 2D platformer map from an image?

I'm fairly new to game development. I've been messing around with Slick2D. My map consists of rectangular objects. I want to use an image to represent my map, similar to this: How could I generate ...
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Algorithm for triangle picking?

So i found out that i need a triangle picking algorithm, i need to see if my mouse is over the triangle. I've heard what color picking is, but it would pretty much just drop the performance twice (...
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In JBox2d when dragging a Body, why is the direction is flipped vertically?

Why is it when I drag a JBox2d Body with the mouse, the vertical component is flipped? e.g. If I drag down-right, the Body moves up-right. Is this expected behaviour, a bug in JBox2D, a Mac ...
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Android Game-Loop (rendering & logic removed, but still 'skipping frames')

Overview Guys really hoping for some help here. My game loop is based on code from Fix Your Timestep!. I've read the article more than a few times, but I can't quite work out what exactly is ...
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Drawing textures off screen optimization required?

I recently started using LibGDX and I am wondering if I have to optimize my code when drawing textures/sprites off-screen, just like I used to do with XNA. My biggest concern here is specifically ...
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Efficient way of detecting a touched object in a game?

Imagine a Sims-like 2D game for a touch based mobile phone where one can interact with virtually any object in the scene. How can I efficiently detect which object is being touched by the player? In ...
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Tile based map and collision; getting stuck

I'm trying to make my character move around a tile map with collisions. Everything works fine except for one thing. I show you a picture with the problem: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZWI7x.jpg That is, ...
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Is using the applet class in a Java game a wise thing to do?

I am making an 2D multiplayer game in Java project, by using Java sockets and simple java.applet.* Our teacher told us to use J2EE concepts in the project. Do I have to use JSP? Is it better or ...
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OpenGL Camera causes spatial distortion

I'm trying to implement a 3D camera of the "Orbit around the origin" variety in a game engine I'm developing in order to learn about 3D graphics and game programming. I have a basic handle on the ...
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Java getResourceAsStream as local resource

Before using LWJGL, I used the Graphic method, and there I displayed imageicons, and I had the picture file located in the resources. I used: ImageIcon tcard = new ImageIcon(this.getClass()....
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Collision detection between axis-aligned bounding box and bitmap (pixel perfect) terrain

Working on a Worms-type game, I have my objects in bounding boxes and they sit on the pixel terrain. Currently I am able to successfully do the collision detection for objects when they enter the ...
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Preventing diagonal movement

I was originally fine with diagonal movement but it's clashing with my sprite animation... public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e){ int key = e.getKeyCode(); switch(key){ case ...
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RTS combat system

I am developing a small-scale TB/RT Strategy hybrid, not unlike the Total War series. It's in the classic medieval setting, with only melee infantry combat currently implemented for testing. Units are ...
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How should I do 3D games through Java on a mac? [closed]

I have been self-teaching myself Java on the mac mostly because the language is cross-platform. Recently, I have been only able to develop 2D games using the Graphics2D class. Now, I want to learn ...
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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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Why is there a huge update-delay in my client/server code?

I'm working on my Java game with Libgdx and having trouble with the network code. I can create a server, make multiple clients connect to it, but there is a huge delay between the player's input and ...
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Greedy Mesh generation for a voxel-based game

EDIT: I have already found my problem and fixed it (but I cant accept my own answer for another 2 days) I'm currently making a 3D voxel-based game and now that I have started optimising some aspects ...
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Draw Rectangle To All Dimensions of Image

I have some rudimentary collision code: public class Collision { static boolean isColliding = false; static Rectangle player; static Rectangle female; public static void collision(){ Rectangle ...
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Color based collision detection

I am making a game where you fly a ship around some randomly generated planets. Since I am using a for loop to draw over 5000 planets, using the rectangle class or an oval-type class for this is not ...
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libgdx FollowPath proper usage

I'm developing top-down rpg game and got some problems using https://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/gdx-ai/docs/com/badlogic/gdx/ai/steer/behaviors/FollowPath.html I have a path (picture 1), in this case 2 ...
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How do we adapt our game to work over a network?

A friend of mine has made a Java version of a popular board game in Java, and has it working for multiplayer on one PC with different turns for each player. He's mentioned he wants it to eventually ...
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What are some good resources on creating and reading 2D game levels in Java?

Could some resources be listed in relation to the creation and management of simplistic, efficient 2D game levels, that are available for use with Java?
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Client server design question

I'm working on creating a multiplayer game, with the client in ActionScript and the server written in Java. I'm using XMLSocket in the client to connect to the server. The server code looks something ...
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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 ...