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Why isn't my background drawing to the screen?

Ok, So I have a game I have been working on for a few months now and I am now stumped beyond belief. My friend who has spent days working on this background gave it to me and I put it in my game. On ...
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How do I detect a tile map collision's direction? [duplicate]

I'm implementing collision detection with the map for my platformer. I have a method that generates a polygon on every tile and checks if the player hits it -- that's all fine. The problem is that ...
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How does the minecraft main menu play a “movie” [closed]

I've been wondering for a while, and been doing a lot of research on the subject: how does the main menu in minecraft play a "video". As far as i can tell, it's not a .gif, it appears to be a movie. ...
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Libgdx Do a fixed rotation for orthographic camera

Im trying to rotate my orthographic camera in the render loop to a fixed angle, but I can only make the camera spin with the code I got: in the create OrthographicCamera camera = new ...
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get current frame from an one row graphic [closed]

I need to get the current frame of a image but it does not work and I don't know why... Could someone help me pls... thx package com.android.testgame; import android.graphics.Bitmap; import ...
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Collision Error

I am having trouble with collision detection part of the game. I am using touch events to fire the gun as you will see in the video. Note, the android icon is a temporary graphic for the bullets ...
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Deleteing Textures in Android OpenGL ES 2.0

I'm confused about how to delete a previously applied texture. So, I've applied my texture and am happily rendering it. I decide I want to delete the texture, so this is what I've tried...... void ...
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Drawing hexagonal grid on Android

I'm trying to draw a hexagon grid in my Android application. I don't want to reinvent the wheel here so I'm looking for some frameworks/libraries or just some basic ideas about how should one do this. ...
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Using VBOs for the begginer

I've spent the past 10 hours trying to understand this and couldn't get any good help. I whatched a youtube video on VBOs and have whatched it many times and tried many things, but I STILL DON'T GET ...
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Failing Screen Resize Method

So I want my game to draw to a specific "optimal" size and then be stretched to fit screens that are a different size. I'm using LibGDX and figured that I could just draw everything to a FrameBuffer ...
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LibGDX stops drawing if I create a lot of Timer Tasks, but only in Android. Why is this?

I'm working on a few small games using LibGDX, and today I just started testing the first one on android rather than the desktop. A few seconds into the game, it stopped drawing. All my print ...
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Make objects slide across the screen in random positions

I want to make an object appear randomly at the right hand side of the screen and then slide across the screen and disapear at the left hand side. I am working with libgdx. I have this bit of code but ...
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Simple Java networking game engine [closed]

I want to create a simple java networking game and search a networking engine that eases use of sockets etc. I have already read some questions on here and the internet about java networking for ...
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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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libgdx arrays onTouch() method and delays for objects

i am trying to create random bullets but it is not working for some reason. also how can i make a delay so the bullets come every 30 seconds or 1 minute???? also the onTouch method does not work and ...
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Creating a voxel chunk with a VBO - How to translate the coordinates of each block and add it to the VBO chunk?

I'm trying to make a voxel engine similar to minecraft as a little learning experience and a way to learn some opengl. I have created a chunk class and I want to put all of the vertices for the whole ...
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(LWJGL)How would a game patch work

I made a game in java that I plan on selling some day. When I do eventually release it,I want people to receive patches instead of buying it again. How does a game patch work, and where the heck do I ...
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libgdx draw issue and animation

it seems as though i cannot get the draw method to work??? it seems as though the bullet.draw(batcher) does not work and i cannot understand why as the bullet is a sprite. i have made a Sprite[] and ...
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LibGDX onTouch() method Array and flip method

How can I add this on my application. i want to use the onTouch() method from the implementation of the InputProcessor to kill the enemies on screen. how do i do that? do i have to do anything to the ...
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libgdx collision detection / bounding the object

i am trying to get collision detection so i am drawing a red rectangle to see if it is working, and when i do the code below in the update method. to check if it is going to work. the position is not ...
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LibGDX - SpriteBatch's .draw() method requiring float[]

Please excuse my lack of knowledge with LibGDX, as I have just started learning it. I am going through some simple tutorials, and in one of them, I draw a string onto the screen like so: // the ...
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2D Polygon Triangulation

I am creating a game engine using the JBox2D physics engine. It only allows you to create polygon fixtures up to 8 vertices, To create a body with more than 8 vertices, you need to create multiple ...
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Best resources to learn Game Development from a Java background? [closed]

I'm an enterprise Java programmer, however something I've been interested in and what got me into the whole programming thing was the idea of being able to create a game. Just wondering if anybody ...
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LWJGL/Java - Implementing a writeable text box?

I would like to create a writeable text box where a user can input text into it. A nice "send" button that the person could click to send the text to the server would also be nice. I currently haven ...
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How would I go about updating my electronic circuit simulator's 'electricity'?

I have made an application which allows the user to place down wires, power sources, and inverters on a virtual circuit board. All connections between tiles are automatic, as shown here: As you ...
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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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convert image to spritesheet of tiles for isometric map?

is there a way to convert an isometric image (like the first image) to a spritesheet (like the second image), in order to place each image on the isometric map with the code? The map looks like the ...
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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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Slick UnicodeFont displays in different location depending on the screen size?

I am using the Slick2D library to draw text. The text draws perfectly, however it is in the wrong location! I could easily draw it in the correct location, however the problem is that the "correct ...
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How to optimize collision detection

I am developing a 2D Java Game with LibGDX. This is what it kinda looks like (simplified): The big black circle is the player, which you can move by tilting the smartphone. The red circles and blue ...
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Moving a tiled map in a jframe

I rendered a tiled map, with the help of slick2d, in my JFrame in Java. I can move my main character, but it is just that the character itself moves. I would like to do it that, if the player moves, ...
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Where can I find tutorials for LWJGL? [closed]

I don't know if this is against the FAQ so if you close this, it'll be no surprise. I have done research but all the tutorials I have seen have been to hard to follow; I reckon there are better ones ...
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How do I find a unit vector of another in Java?

I'm writing a Java formula based on this tutorial: 2-D elastic collisions without Trigonometry. I am in the section "Elastic Collisions in 2 Dimensions". Part of step 1 says: Next, find the unit ...
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What Java class should I use to represent a Vector?

Does Java have a built-in Vector class suitable for handling collision detection / response? It should have methods like subtract(Vector v), normalize(), dotProduct(Vector v), ... It seems logical to ...
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Sprite transparency not effected libGDX

I am making a game using libGDX and Tween Universal Engine. My problem is as follows: I have 2 screens so fars, a splash screen with the logo, and a second one which is the main menu. In the splash ...
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What is “immediate mode” in LWJGL?

I am not sure what "immediate mode" is in the context of LWJGL. I think it's when you use gluPerspective() function?
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Limiting game loop to exactly 60 tics per second (Android / Java)

So I'm having terrible problems with stuttering sprites. My rendering and logic takes less than a game tic (16.6667ms) However, although my game loop runs most of the time at 60 ticks per second, it ...
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Collision Detection on floor tiles Isometric game

I am having a very hard to time figuring out a bug in my code. It should have taken me 20 minutes but instead I've been working on it for over 12 hours. I am writing a isometric tile based game where ...
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Box2D random crash when adding joints

I'm currently working on a project which uses Box2D, when the player uses a certain key it should anchor to the ground. For that I use a weld joint, but when I add the joint the game will sometimes ...
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how to design transparent screen in libgdx

this question is for LibGdx geeks. I want to make transparent screen in my game. For example, when level completes I want a new transparent screen pop up and show player's high score, buttons to ...
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Interpolation using a sprite's previous frame and current frame

Overview I'm currently using a method which has been pointed out to me is extrapolation rather than interolation. As a result, I'm also now looking into the possibility of using another method which ...
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How to rotate a set of points on z = 0 plane in 3-D, preserving pairwise distances?

I have a set of points double n[] on the plane z = 0. And I have another set of points double[] m on the plane ax + by + cz + d = 0. Length of n is equal to length of m. Also, euclidean distance ...
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Sphere-Sphere intersection and Circle-Sphere intersection

I have code for circle-circle intersection. But I need to expand it to 3-D. How do I calculate: Radius and center of the intersection circle of two spheres Points of the intersection of a sphere ...
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How do I put different textures on different walls? LWJGL

So far I have it so you are running around in a box, but all of the walls are the same texture! I've loaded up other textures for the walls (I want the walls a different texture than the floor) but it ...
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Slick and Timers?

I'm making a game where I need events to happen in a precise amount of time. Explanation : I want that event A happens at 12000ms, and event B happens every 10000ms. So "if"s should looks like this. ...
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LibGdx efficient data saving/loading?

Currently, my LibGDX game consists of a 512 x 512 map of Tiles and entities such as players and monsters. I am wondering how to efficiently save and load the data of my levels. At the moment I am ...
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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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Physics like asteroides [closed]

I try to make a ship that has the physic properties like asteroides. I have this for now(All in Java): Ship.class public class Ship { public static final float sMaxHealth = 0.1F; ...
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Problem with boundary collision

The problem: When the player hits the left boundary he stops (this is exactly what I want), when he hits the right boundary. He continues until his rectangle's left boundary meets with the right ...
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LibGDX: Smooth movement on a grid based game

I'm making a game with LibGDX where the player is on a grid (like a Chess board). For now, I'm moving the player by teleporting him 16px in a direction. I'd like to use the delta time to make smooth ...