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Dynamic Crafting Systems [closed]

I have been toying with the idea of having a game that is based purely around crafting. That on its own is not much of a big deal. The way the crafting would work is the problem. The idea I have is ...
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Dealing with multiple scenes /levels

Overview I have a scene manager in my game and in each 'Scene' I have a render() and a update() method for drawing and updating my game's logic. Basically, when I want to switch to another scene, ...
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How to implement mouse based movement in an RPG? (Java) [duplicate]

I'm making a 2D rpg and I want the character to move with the mouse, ie the user clicks and then the character moves to that location. How do I accomplish this?
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Should FPS exceed ticks/second?

I was once told that you should never re-draw a frame if the game logic has not changed since the last draw. Assuming game logic is updated once every tick, and assuming a game runs at 40 FPS @ 20 ...
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How to determine the distance between a point and a rotated rectangle

This question is very similar to How do I calculate distance from a point to a rectangle?. But that question assumes that the rectangle is axis-alligned, or not rotated. So just like in that ...
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Is object-oriented underestimated for game development? [closed]

I'd like to understand whether the object-oriented paradigm applied to game programming is bad, or whether it's just an urban legend. A friend of mine is developing a game with HTML5 and Javascript ...
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Why Is My AABB Collision Detection Not Working

I am going to be making a 3D game and I need to be able to test for accurate collision. I was able to get bounding sphere collision working (too inaccurate to be used for the whole game), but AABB ...
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How would you declare a Texture object in the libgdx skin json file, using a region from a texture atlas?

I have a texture atlas that is linked to my skin.json file. The atlas contains a region named "game-title". I would like to declare a com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.Texture object in the json file, to ...
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Java 2D RPG Game smart pathfinding [duplicate]

Hello I have a top down survival game where you shoot bad guys(green squares). The player can collide with certain tiles and so can the mobs but I want the mobs to go around the tile if there is a ...
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Calculating Projectile Movement

I'm having some trouble putting together a method that will constantly move a "bullet" in the same direction accurately. Here is what I have so far public Vector3f moveFromPosition(Vector3f location, ...
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Feasability of mobile 2D multiplayer RPG game with interactive bitmap background

I'm looking to develop a 2D multiplayer RPG game for Android, with a bird's eye view similar to that of zelda/pokemon. The game is very simple in all ways since my intent is for thousands of players ...
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How to write a global GameState manager for a game in Java [closed]

My implementation is written in Java: public class GameState { public static String state = ""; public static void setState(String state) { GameState.state = state; } ...
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How to spawn multiple enemies? [closed]

I can store it in an array, ok, but after how can i paint it? Because if i do enemy = new Enemy(); enemy2 = new Enemy(); i create two istances of the object, but afer how can i paint it? I use: ...
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Cover Screen with Snowing Effect in Libgdx

Oddly enough I cant find clear instructions on this theme (I only found rain and the method is very particular) so I ask, how do I implement a whole-screen snow-falling effect? The methods i can ...
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Per vertex diffuse lighting not propogating across entire model

I'm not sure how to describe this problem so I've added a picture. When I add per vertex diffuse lighting to my model (just a field of cubes for simplicity) the lighting effect applies to each ...
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Location of “units” in Code

So, I've been playing around with the concept of a game, mechanically think of the Civilization games(Tile, turn-based strategy) but I am quite uncertain about where I should store the units location ...
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Avoiding memory allocation in Android game development

For obvious reasons, allocating memory on the fly in Android game development is not recommended. For example: http://developer.android.com/training/articles/perf-tips.html: There are two basic ...
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How much is java used in 2d/3d indie games? (before/after Minecraft) [closed]

I wonder for my own use and curiosity, how popular is Java in indie game development , in 2d and 3d? Are there any good open/closed source games done in java?
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What is the relationship between glVertexAttribPointer index and GLSL location?

I've been getting some strange results when trying to implement a normals buffer for the purpose of rendering lighting. It seems to be related to the indexes for glEnableVertexAttribArray, ...
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Screen flashing while window is open [closed]

The screen renders everything in the right place but the entire screen flickers/flashes while it's open. Any Ideas? TileMapEditor class import com.stardust.main.gfx.Assets; import java.awt.Graphics; ...
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Creating bullets at tip of rotateable object? [duplicate]

I am and not very good at trigonometry or whatever it is i'm even using. My problem is that I simply cannot figure out how to create the bullets exactly at the point of my object. The object rotates ...
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How To: Java Game to Steam Greenlight

I am planning to create an indie game using Java and Eclipse IDE and I want to put the finished product to Steam Greenlight. How does the whole process work after the game is finished and running ...
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Rotating an object to point towards the mouse [duplicate]

I'm using slick2d for this process and trying to rotate a minigun to face the mouse. My problem is that the minigun in my game is actually rotating but no towards the mouse at all! Also, the minigun ...
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IBO interfering with VBO data?

I have a vertex and color VBO that render a plane (2 triangles) just fine. However, when I attempt to use an IBO to render the plane, the vertices are completely off. My nice square looks all crumpled ...
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Using IBO's with color

I am trying to familiarize myself with IBO's by drawing triangles etc but I'm finding no way to get the color to apply properly. Can I not use an IBO to index the color values as well? I am having ...
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Smooth anmiation with LibGDX

I want to move a enemy from its current position toward the mouse position in LibGDX. x, y - enemy position saveX, saveY - position where my enemy need to go(or mouse position saved at specific ...
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libgdx building 3D terrain

I've been spending a lot of my time working with libgdx scene 2d & have become very familiar with it. I've decided I want to move over to 3D & take a couple of weeks to learn & better ...
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Why does my texture-based object picking detect the wrong object? [closed]

I am a LibGDX beginner implementing a RISK-like game. I want to let the player select territories by clicking on them, but for some reason, the wrong territory is sometimes detected. The clicked ...
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Why do my Box2D bodies occasionally get stuck and separate forcibly?

I'm making a space game with LibGDX and Box2D. I made a video here to illustrate the issue. Verbal description: When objects collide, they sometimes get stuck together and are then suddenly separated ...
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How do I make an 8 bit sprite sheet using GIMP or Paint.NET?

I'm looking to create a sprite sheet for an 8 bit, 2D RPG I'm making. All I need to do at the moment is render in some textures. To do this, I want to make an 8x8 sprite sheet. Now, I am really bad at ...
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Box2D object wont move until tons of force is used

Im making a game for android im using LibGDX and Jbox2D it is a space flying exploration game controlled with the accelerometer. so I have set the world to no have no gravity. the objects in Box2D ...
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Is this Rotation Matrix correct?

I'm having heavly troubles with setting up a View Matrix and a Projection Matrix. It simply doesnt work. So I think my problem is related to my rotationMatrix function. I'm using this tutorial to ...
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How can I do a weighted cascade down a path in a 3D environment?

I am trying to perform a weighted cascade down a path in a 3D environment. Now, what I am trying to do is have one object(a cube) in the environment scan from its coords 1 in every direction for ...
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Projectile Motion in lwjgl with java [duplicate]

I was trying to make a game with a bow and arrow using lwjgl but I couldent get the arch right. I have a function called projectile that is updated once a frame for each arrow. my frame cap is at 60 ...
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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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JBox2D Objects moving slowly (pixel to meter conversion) (SOLVED) [closed]

This problem is solved When trying to program a game using Box2D, I ran into a problem with Box2D. I filled in pixel numbers for the lengths of the the textures and sprites to create a box around it. ...
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Rotating a scene around a fixed axis

I am looking for a way to move my scene so that when I translate forward/back/left right it moves directly up/down/left/right on the screen. Currently it does do that until I rotate (by anything ...
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How to take a screenshot with java from directX

I'm looking for a way to take a screenshot with a Java application of any running directX game. I use the following code Robot robot = new Robot(); GraphicsConfiguration config = ...
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How do I make a pop-up window with Scene2D?

I have a main-menu screen with a logo and a bunch of buttons. When the Login-button is pressed, I pop up a dialogue asking for a username and password. This works fine, other than the "popping up". ...
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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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Using xinput vibration with java

I need to use vibration for my java game, which is only available through xinput since I use xbox controllers. How can I achieve this with jna? I've never worked with dlls before so any help is ...
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How do I multiply two RGBA colours?

I have two RGBA integers. What procedure should I perform on them to return the multiplied colour? Do I need to split the RGBA integer into its component integers (R, G, B, A)? I'm using this for a ...
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Need some guidance implementing event based game loop in JavaFX card game

i tried to make the title as much informative as possible. Anyhow, i'll try to be brief - I'm fairly new to java programming and programming altogether, after learning the basics and some advanced ...
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Algorithm to verify if a shape is inside another

I have a rectangular canvas and I need to verify whether a shape is totally inside that canvas or not. The shape can be lines, ellipses, arcs, rectangles and arbitrary polygons. Does anyone know a ...
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Slick 2D - how to substract two vectors?

I have two vectors:- Vector2f enemyVec = new Vector2f(enemyX, enemyY); Vector2f playerVec = new Vector2f(playerX, playerY); According to docs, I can use the "sub" method to substract two vectors ...
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Libgdx : point that scrolls on the edge of a circle

I'm not very familiar with libgdx vectors. I want to create my own joystick-controller and I want to know how can I find the coordinates of B by using Vectors. I can calculate the radius and I have ...
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How can I make a swinging rope?

Base question: How can I make a swinging rope in box2d? Context: The idea is to have a rope where the player can grab it, swing a little bit to get more "momentum" and reach the next platform. Like ...
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Entity Component System: Store pointer in Component to Entity

I was wondering if it is a bad idea to store a pointer in every Component to the Entity which owns the Component. E.g. I have a Component "NPC". Each entity which owns this Component also must have ...
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How to move an object uniformly from one point to another at a fixed angle? [duplicate]

In my 2d java game, I need to move Point objects (as projectiles) from Enemy object to Player object in a straight line. I did some research and found out that I can use atan2(x, y) method of Math ...
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Who use javaFX for commercial quality games? [closed]

Are there any companies work with javaFX for building videos games ?