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Help with dropping items in a game [duplicate]

I am making a game where i have items or blocks stacked on top of each other. What i would like to do is, when the first item(or the item at the bottom of the stack) is removed, i would like to shift ...
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Slick2D v LibGDX: [closed]

Okay. You might have seen some of these posts on forums here and there, but I wanted to ask this here mainly because everyone here is focused on game-dev and there seems to be quite a few Java ...
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Android - OpenGL ES 2 - Cube with different texture in each side

I need to create a 3d cube, with a different texture on each side. Here is my cube class, which my other classes extend: import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.nio.ByteOrder; import ...
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How do i make collision detection more effective?

In the game i am developing, there are 220 circles that are not moving. One of the circles is moving and in every update, it iterates through an ArrayList that contains all the circles and check if it ...
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Set value in an array[3], that the sum of all three values is always 1.0

So I'm working on a Civ like game right now and want to have a setting how taxes are split in gold income, science and luxury goods. private double[] rate = new double[] { 0.4, 0.6, 0.0 }; now I ...
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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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Help with Interactive Grid for Turn-Based-Strategy game [duplicate]

So right now I have all of the menus, and game saving/loading stuff done, but I need help creating my actual game. I have a basic idea of what I want the game to be like. But I just need help with the ...
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2D Side Scroller Game Without A TileMap

I want to create a 2D side scrolling game in a similar style as the game "Castle Crashers". (Go to: http://store.steampowered.com/app/204360/ to see some pics of the game). I have experience ...
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Is game maker studio actually flexible enough to cater to an avid programmer? [closed]

After I got burned by RPGMaker which seemed fine what with the semi-open Ruby-like engine until you encountered some nasty surprises like the draconian resolution limitations etc., I've become more ...
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Line of Sight with Bresenham

I have a simple function to determine whether an entity can see another, in a top-down tile-based game (this is actually a tiny bit more complex in my game, to determine whether to see the first ...
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Get position of Fixtures

I'm constructing a Body (a box2d body using AndEngine) using multiple Fixtures and later I need to get the world position of these Fixtures. Currently I am trying something like this; // ...
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How to efficiently change VBO size?

I have created a menu class and now I'm working on getting it to render using OpenGL's VBO's. The menu is fairly simple, it has a number of buttons, the user can press up and down to highlight the ...
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Picking a local origin as the centroid of given three points in 3D

Given three points non-collinear P, Q, R in 3D, I need a generic method to generate x', y', z' unit vectors that behave like origin of local coordinate system. x' and y' vectos should be on the plane ...
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Tilemap graphic rendering

Say i have 10 towns in my world map. the world map right now is just a very large Tilemap. I'm curious as to what the standard is. I think it would be much more efficent to have a Tilemap for each ...
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Where to implement textures for tiles?

So I just learned the basics of Java and was ready to try to create a protoype game in the style of Civ. So a tile&turn based game. I created an enum for the different tiles: public enum ...
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Cannot Efficiently Loop SequenceAction

Why doesn't this work and how do I fix it/create a different, working loop for this SequenceAction? public void setLoopingFade(float time) { fadeLoop = Actions.sequence(Actions.fadeOut(time), ...
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LibGDX Box2DLights shadow offset problem on bodies

Hello I just started to use LibGDX, and it's awesome. I looked at the Box2DLights library, and started to learn how the lighting work here. I got something up: As you can see, it works, but the ...
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How do I efficiently collide and match groups of coloured circles?

I am new to game programming and working on clone of this game in libgdx. The game has some static balls and one ball that moves. I want to check if the moving ball collides with any static ones, but ...
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Master sound volume in LibGDX

I have been searching everywhere for master volume for sound and music in LibGDX but to no avail. Can anyone tell me if it is implemented somewhere or do i need to implement such functionality myself? ...
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Slick2D changing image's color with drawFlash and using alpha

I have an image, where I have a round soft white feathered ball in the center of it. I plan to use it for my lighting in my 2D game. I could not find any proper way to drawing lighting with many ...
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How should I implement the “Observer” pattern with respect to a game world?

I'm thinking of ways to implement the Observer pattern in a game I'm developing at the moment. I can have a Game World (local map) with Game Objects (player, NPCs, monsters etc...) inside of it. Other ...
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Slick2D/LWJGL Drawing coloured lights problem

I am using the Slick2D engine. I've followed this snippet for creating light sources. I have followed step step, added what is actually important for me, and tested it and the lighting effects ...
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Daily Unlock in LibGDX

I am trying to make a game that is a collection of mini games. The mini games will unlock daily. There are story for each day. And the story cannot be repeated so for example the player start playing ...
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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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Smoothing Pathfinding on Tile-Based Terrain but Free-Roaming Player

I'm sorry if this is a long post, but I feel as though the details should help clarify gray areas. I'll try and provide a detailed layout of what I'm trying to achieve, what I have so far, and where ...
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Avoid threads/multithreading [closed]

So here is the thing: I have made a thread for each generator an outpost has. We have a total of 6 outposts , 5 generators each. 3 teams, engineers can only repair generators and prevent their ...
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TiledMap not drawing completely [closed]

While attempting to constrain camera scrolling to within the TiledMap I discovered that it seems the renderer for the map is not drawing the entire map. The map is 1600x960px so one would assume the ...
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Processing move between tiles with an animation in isometric map

In my isometric map, entities can only be in the center of the floor tile. So it's tile per position. This is my map with an entity: Entity can either move forward, left, or right. Where forward ...
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Drawing tile images with bigger height on floor tiles on 2.5D isometric map

Hello I am creating my first isometric game. I have floor tiles which are 112*56 in size. This is a simple strategy game I am making, it's an existing game, I just copied the idea for practice since ...
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Array of map data

I'm looking for your thoughts on the best way to store map data. I need to store data for territory ownership for each pixel on the map. The data for each pixel is as such: Player 1 points: 24 ...
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AI / Pathfinding gets stuck

In my tile-based game, I'm using a A-star algorithm, which I have not written myself but I believe should be correctly implemented. The problem I have is that the enemy AI can get stuck so that the ...
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What is the easiest way to make an object follow the edge of a sprite?

I have a rounded rectangle sprite and another sprite that's just a circle. I want the center of the circle to follow the edge of the rounded rectangle. Is there any easy way to accomplish this task? ...
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How to render multiple VBOs in LWJGL

I'm still trying to grasp the understanding of VBOs. When you create the floatbuffer, I was told if you keep adding to the put, you would get more points for a shape with more points. My problem is, I ...
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LibGDX Images not loading

Now my Image isn't loading to the screen. I tried to be decorative with the code but since it isn't working I made it just like the video I'm whatching. I don't get any exceptions, but the image ...
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java capping fps [duplicate]

hello again I have a basic platformer game and I want to make an fps counter and cap the fps to 30 but I don't know how. I want this because when I start up the game sometimes the character moves ...
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Does LibGDX abstract OpenGL ES away or can I still use my OpenGL ES knowledge?

I've been learning OpenGL ES, and am now turning my attention to using LibGDX. My main concern with LibGDX is, if needed, will I be able to apply my OpenGL ES knowledge to something if needed and ...
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Tiles touching all of same color check

I'm currently having a problem that has stopped my productivity for quite a while. I need to check if all tiles of a color is touching each other for each color like this: I have all my code for ...
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Drawing jbox2d shapes in slick2d

How would be the best way to go about drawing polygons in slick after forces where applied to them via jbox2d? There seems to be no way to get the vertices of a body defined in jbox2d...
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Problem to match font size to the screen resolution in libgdx

I'm having problems to show text on my game at same size on different screens, and I did a simple test. This test consists to show a text fitting at the screen, I want the text has the same size ...
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libgdx ScissorStack problem

Im making a user interface using libgdx I created a Window class & a Textfield class, that both use clipping. I use the ScissorStack class of libgdx for clipping. The Textfield is drawn inside ...
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Collision between player and heightmap

Im programming a small project, an opengl height map. It is build of triangles, which points are fit to the right y position (read out of an image). The player is represanted by a cuboid. (p1, p2, ...
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How do you create a game overlay that makes the underlying graphics inactive?

I've created a simple game, and I drew a large rectangle in photoshop with faded edges that I want to use to overlay the game until the user presses "Begin" (on the overlay). The problem I'm currently ...
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Java Game: Fullscreen images

Hi I am making a football stratedgy game and I have it the game working. I was playing prison architect and minecraft in fullscreen and noticed there was no windows it was covering the whole screen. ...
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InvocationTargetException caused by IllegalArgumentException due to trying to create a new OpenAL instance

So, after creating this class, (in this LINK) , I ran into a new problem, I recieved an InvocationTargetException, which is generally caused when a method is invoked and an exception is created when ...
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Using Graphics from my Frame's paint() gives cutting effect every call to repaint()

Every frame the run() method of my thread calls the repaint() of the frame subclass, in this frame subclass I override the paint(Graphics) and since I want to have different screens from my game I ...
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Is there any benefit to using sprite sheets in Java with awt?

I am aware that this question addresses the issue for flash and this question addresses the issue vaguely for miscellaneous rendering engines like OpenGL. The way the latter asserts the superiority of ...
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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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Centering a textbutton in a table libGDX

I have a few Tables spread across a Stage, now I have a problem. In one table, all the TextButtons are centered, while in a different one they aren't, like this: Table 1 Table 2 XXXtextXXX ...
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Libgdx - Sprites disappearing [closed]

I'm facing a little problem and I have no idea to bypass it. I've made a dungeon generator and I'm able to spawn randomly mobs, the problem is that when they are not moving the game is fine, but at ...
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background move to the right

I'm developing an android app and want to make move the background to the right. The problem that I have is if it moves it does not repeat the background. I appreciate every suggestion. Thanks. The ...