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Handling multiple pressed keys with KeyListeners

I'm making a game Applet with Java that uses KeyListeners to control a paddle (for a game like Breakout/Pong). My basic implementation goes like this: public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) { switch ...
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Java 2D Tile Collision

I have been working on a way to do collision detection forever, and just can't figure it out. Here's my simple 2D array: for (int x = 0; x < 16; x++) { for (int y = 0; y < 16; y++) { ...
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How do I set a single pixel of an image in Slick2D?

I would like to set an individual pixel in Slick (i.e Image.setPixel(x, y, r, b, g)) but I can't figure out how. There is an Image.setPixel function but it doesn't take x and y coordinates. Any ...
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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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Managing Game States

I'm thinking about making a StateManager for my game. I want to know how to design it; that is, how to use a stack to push and pop states onto, and draw them to the screen. For example, should each ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Implementing Vehicles in your game

In the game i am creating as an hobby (learning is the primal goal of it all) i plan to implement a space ship that the player can enter and use to explore it. I tried to search the internet for the ...
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GameState management hierarchical FSM vs stack based FSM

I'm reading a bit on Finite State Machines to handle game states (or screens). I would like to build a rather decent FSM that can handle multiple screens. e.g. while the game is running I want to be ...
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What's the best way of drawing a glowing 3d line using LWJGL?

Sort of like a strip-light effect; not actually a light source, but just a polygon with glowing edges. Can this be done easily? Right now I'm contemplating drawing a line more than once with varying ...
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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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Is it possible to compile an android game for pc desktop?

If I have an android game based on java native libraries. Is it to possible to compile into a windows/linux executable without a 3rd party emulator?
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How can I make my main character move in a parabolic arc when jumping?

I'm entering Android game development, and I already have a computer version of a game I want to publish. The thing is, I want to make this as good as it can be. With that said, I need a physics ...
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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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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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How to check for cube collisions?

I want a method, which takes two "ObjectBox" objects (A "ObjectBox" has .getX() .getY() .getZ() .getSizeX() .getSizeY() .getSizeZ() methods) as a parameter and return true if the two Boxes are ...
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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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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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Add delay between player jumps

I'm developing a platformer game and have implemented jumping for the player. The player is able to jump, but holding the up arrow causes the player to continuously jump. What would be the best way to ...
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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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2D bullet movement speed problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving from A(x,y) to B(x1,y1) with constant speed? My problem is that I can't get my bullet movement right. The current update code I have for it is: speedX = deltaX; ...
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Slick2D, Nifty GUI listeners problem

I'm trying to get Nifty GUI to work with Slick2D. So far everything is going great, except that I can't seem to figure out how to properly interact with the GUI. I'm trying the example in the nifty ...
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How should I do 3D games through Java on a mac?

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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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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How do I limit the rotation speed of a mouse-following object?

I am trying to make a 2D top-down game where player controls a spaceship. The spaceship (a rocket) is just a sprite following the mouse cursor with a fixed speed and is always pointing toward the ...
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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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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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Restarting a libGDX game to apply changes to resolution

How can I restart a LibGDX game to apply certain changes to the game such as changes to the resolution (going from 1920X1080 to 1280X720), or changing full screen. Granted the resize(int width, int ...
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How to make an Actor follow my finger

I'm back with another question that may be really simple. I've a texture drawn on my spritebatch and I'm making it move up or down (y-axis only) with Libgdx's Input Handler: touchDown and touchUp. ...
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Electronic circuit simulator four-way flood-filling issues

I've made an electronic circuit board simulator which has simply 3 types of tiles: wires, power sources, and inverters. Wires connect to anything they touch, other than the sides of inverters; ...
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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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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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Movement doesn't look smooth (slight lag)

Currently I'm using a variable time step and when the FPS drops by even a small amount you can easily notice a slight lurch forward of the player. I'm making a platformer and I'm wondering whether I ...
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How can I remove enemies from my ArrayList after they have died? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I best remove an entity from my game loop when it is dead? Right now, I have an ArrayList like this: List<Enemy> enemies = new ArrayList<Enemy>(); ...
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Moving sprites on a graph in libGDX

In my game I'd like to move sprites on a fixed path. Until this point I was trying to stick with the tools already provided by libGDX, like the Tiled map renderer classes so I'm looking for a solution ...
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LWJGL - Mixing 2D and 3D

I'm trying to mix 2D and 3D using LWJGL. I have wrote 2D little method that allow me to easily switch between 2D and 3D. protected static void make2D() { glEnable(GL_BLEND); ...
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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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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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Dynamically load images inside jar

I'm using Slick2d for a game, and while it runs fine in Eclipse, i'm trying to figure out how to make it work when exported to a runnable .jar. I have it set up to where I load every image located in ...
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MMO Proxy Server

I am building an MMO and someone told me I should never have my application interfacing directly with the net, and that I should have a local proxy. This makes sense, with security issues and scaling ...
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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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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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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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Simple LibGDX Pong game drag player instead of getting x position

I got a working pong game in LibGDX but when I touch the screen the player x automaticly jumps to the coordinates I touched. I wan't my game to detect I touched and then move the player to the ...
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Is it worth it to encrypt data?

I am using Java to write a moderately simple video game and I need to transfer some large files (edit: Live game data and possibly assets.) between the client and the server. I need to decide whether ...
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Accurate sprite rotation with mouse movement

I am using the current mouse position to aim the player sprite, but I am not getting the best results. It will often by off by a noticeable amount, or even a complete ~180 off if I go from one side, ...
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How do I decompile Minecraft?

I'm trying to get started modding Minecraft. I opened up the minecraft.jar file in Eclipse, but it doesn't contain what I expected. In this tutorial the presenter decompiles minecraft.jar and finds ...