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Starting a Java activity in Unity3d Android

I wrote a small Java activity extension of UnityPlayerActivity similar to what is described in the Unity docs. It has a method for displaying a song picking interface using an ACTION_GET_CONTENT ...
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How to implement a 2d collision detection for Android

I am making a 2d space shooter using opengl ES. Can someone please show me how to implement a collision detection between the enemy ship and player ship. The code for the two classes are below: ...
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How should game objects with fixed positions in the world be positioned?

I have some game objects that are always at the same position in my game world as they make up some of the scenery of my puzzle game. At the moment, their positions are sort of hard coded in and some ...
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Distributing cross-platform .jar containing natives for LWJGL?

I'm making a game in Java using Slick2d, which depends on LWJGL. I can get everything to work in my development environment, but when I export it to a .jar, it needs the natives placed in the same ...
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Controlling access to my game

I'm getting near the point where I'm going to be ready to release an alpha of my game. I'm curious as to how to implement a system where the game is un-launchable if a user name and password haven't ...
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Is Java viable for serious game development? [closed]

Ever since I was a little kid, my dream has been to develop games. Well, now that I am older, more mature, and have some programming experience, I would like to start. However, I would like to turn ...
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Using NinePatch in libGDX for Loading Bar

I am trying to create images for a loading bar in libGDX. I came across the NinePatch class and I was hoping to use it for this loading bar, since stretching images with a plain Texture or Sprite ...
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Bukkit saving inventory enchantments

I am working on a bukkit plugin. One thing I want this plugin to do is teleport you to other worlds on the server. However, I don't want the player's inventory to be saved. Right now, I have this ...
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improving speed of 2d ball collision

I am making a game which has many balls bouncing around the screen (around 200-300 balls in a small area). One thing I am trying to do is improve the performance of the collision detection and ...
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basic Theory that we need to know before start learning game programming [closed]

Came from Java (and fairly C++) and I am very confident in my programming skill Now I'm about to move to something more interesting, game programming The thing is as I am new to this, I need to know ...
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libGDX Multitouch Controls

Has anyone had any trouble implementing multitouch on-screen controls in libGDX, such as multiple joysticks? I've tried and I can't seem to get libGDX to play nice with multitouch/multiple pointers on ...
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Using Slick2D/LWJGL to brighten an Image

Using the Slick2D Library for Java, I want to know if there is a way to brighten an instance of org.newdawn.slick.Image. I'm willing to use other image-manipulation libraries if need be.
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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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Minecraft Mod portable torch/lantern

I have just started making a mod for minecraft, I learned how to make items and import custom png's and have gotten all of that to work. I have been searching around the code trying to find a way to ...
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How should I connect objects when using the MVC paradigm?

This has been confusing me for the past week as I am trying to make my first actual game. It's only my 2nd year learning Java so I am really trying to learn how to program like a professional ...
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Implementing pausing functionality

I'm working in LWJGL and trying to implement pausing when the user presses the 'P' key. Thus far I have this: boolean gamePaused = false; while(!Display.isCloseRequested()){ ...
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Using the AssetManager in LibGDX

I am trying to use the AssetManager class in LibGDX and I understand how it works but I am trying to implement a loading screen. I have followed the AssetManagerTest.java file here, but I am having a ...
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Java game engine for android and desktop [closed]

I want implement 2d game as desktop application. And after development move it to android platform. Engine should be have input and network managers. Help me choose.
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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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Waiting specific time to increase sound libgdx

I want to wait a moment (.5 seconds) before I increase the sound, how can i achieve this without using Thread.sleep, because i want my game to keep runnig.
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How to get started in Java Game Programming? [closed]

As I try to program a game, I can't do virtually anything(because I really don't know what do do although I know the basics in Java), except if I look at tutorials. I'd like to ask you, professional ...
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In a component/entity system, what's the correct way to implement entity-specific components?

I'm trying to create a basic C/E game engine for Android, and I'm trying to re-create pong as a basic warm-up. I currently have a EntityManager class that contains a list of all the UUIDs for its ...
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Moving an image by rotating and increasing y axis causes a trailing issue

Forgive me if me anything is unclear, this is a tricky thing for me to explain. In an applet I draw a little ship gif. I have it so I can rotate the object and then increase or decrease the y axis to ...
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Increasing the probability for similar tiles to generate next to each other

I'm working on a tile map system, which insofar looks like this (green is grass, air is white, stone is grey, and blue is water): It uses a simple random number generator so that there's a 45% ...
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SQLite in libGDX

Does anyone have an example of how I can use SQLite in libGDX? I have a class in my original Android code that allowed me to easily access a database but I can't seem to find anything equivalent to ...
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With flash/flex games talking to backend, is it pull only or can the game server push?

With flash based games (or flex), is it a pull or request/response system or is it possible for the game server (say java based) to actually push out to its remote flash clients?
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How do MMO servers communicate with players who are behind a NAT?

I'm now planning to develop a real-time mmo in the future using udp as the transmission protocol since it has lesser overheads than tcp... I understand that between the client and the server, they ...
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Determining Available Recruits in Java Game

I am making a Recruit Army System on my Java Text Based Strategy RPG, so here are the integers by the way: public int Swordsman; //Price: 10 each public int Ronin; //Price: 10 each public int ...
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Random Calculations for Strategy Based Games in Java

I am making a console based strategy game like Genghis Khan: Legend of the White Wolf, although it is in console. How can I implement the Random Calculation in there? First off, the game goes like ...
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Collision Problems in Pacman Clone

I am working on a Pacman clone. I am using Java for the project. I have been having problems with collisions, and allowing the player to pass through objects. Note that the tile size (and player) is ...
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Strings and Variables Inheritance From Another Class in Java

I am working on a program and I want these variables and strings, to be called on another class. So I have these: public static boolean newgame = false; /* * Declares Character Status */ public ...
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SDL, SFML, OpenGL, or just move to Java [closed]

I recently started a new project, and I'm wondering if I should change the technology now before it's too late. I'm using SDL with C++, I have around 6 classes, and the game is going alright, but I ...
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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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Polygon Collision Detection Android

I am starting to try and figure out polygon collision detection in my Android game. I am currently doing pixel level collision detection and it just seems to be too slow (though it works). I was ...
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Rotation of images in Slick2D

I have have a rotation problem in the Slick2d library, the image is just not rotating (ie I set a rotation but no result is shown). Here is the rotation code: if (input.IsKeyDown(Input.KEY_LEFT)) { ...
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A* Pathfinding Problems

I'm trying to implement the a* pathfinding algorithm in my game. I've looked at dozens of tutorials but I can't seem to get it right. My code is below, and It's not working... does anybody see ...
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Slick2D Tile Based 'Fog of War' Blurring Problem

I'm working on my first Java Game and I have run into a little problem I'm hoping to get some help with. I'm using Slick2D displaying a tile based map, and I'd like to know how I can created a ...
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Pong - Changing the Ball's Y location depending on where it hits the paddle

I'm making my first game in, Pong, and I'm trying to make the ball's Y increase or decrease, depending on where it impacts the paddle. After implementing the code below, the ball only goes down, but ...
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Java ~ RPG Game Qs: Music, Inventory, Inv Checker, Array of Weapon List and Calculations [closed]

I am here again to ask how to implement these things on my rpg game...but before that, have you ever heard of the game engine called Legendary Tales? It is like Inform but there is a better GUI and ...
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Separation of world state and animation in a turn based game

How do you handle the separation of animation from the world state within a turn based game? I'm working on a 2D grid based game currently. The below code is simplified to better explain. When an ...
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How to setup JBox2D

I resently downloaded the JBox2D but how do I set this up?.. Its jbox2d-2.1.2.2 All I can see is a bunch of code and folders. Any websites with step by step tutorial?? You know how??
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Which Side Was Hit?

I am working on an Android game and I have two objects A and B (both rectangles) and when they collide I simply want to know which side of B was hit. I have detected the collision fine, but I am ...
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Common ways to keep up with character state in a 2D game?

I am currently developing a 2D Blockdude clone for learning purposes and am wondering about storing character state in the game. For example, the character can be facing either right or left. What are ...
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Resource not found: testdata/alphamap.png

I started a tutorial for java's slick 2d library, called SlickBlocks which is essentally a tetris clone. The problem is I have followed and typed in the code examples to the dot, yet when I run it I ...
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Relating a point after an image is panned and zoomed

For Android, let's say you have a image of a map that you draw inside your view. On this map there are many, many "hot spot" locations where you want your user to be able to select. Given that there ...
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Help for choosing a cost effective game server for Flash client [closed]

I am developing a flash-based game primarily for desktops, to be hosted on facebook platform (like cityville, sims social etc). The gameplay doesn't involve real-time communication between players ...
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AndEngine Making Chase Camera Follow Player

I am playing around with the AndEngine Race Game example. I am trying to make the camera follow the car as the player moves around. The Tile Map is larger than the player's screen but the camera ...
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Ball Physics for Android Game

I am starting work on a new Android game and I haven't had any experience implementing physics before. I am trying to steer clear of external libraries such as box2d, not just because I think it is ...
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Unable to connect to UDP server using ip as hostname

i have a little promblem. When i connect to my UDP server using localhost as a hostname, everything goes fine, but when i use my ip as a hostname, the client cant connect to the server. What could ...
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Real-time multiplayer game server development [closed]

I'm an Android developer, and I want to start developing a real-time multiplayer game, like Pocket Legends. Would this type of server be good for a real-time multiplayer action game - ...