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LibGDX Android Application only running once

I'm having trouble trying to figure out why my LibGDX game only runs successfully once on Android. Assuming the game has not been installed on the device, when I run the application from eclipse the ...
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Images not scaling properly in LibGDX when using “batch.setProjectionMatrix(camera.combined);”

I am trying to put Assets into my game but when i put in the line of code "batch.setProjectionMatrix(camera.combined);", which from my knowledge scales the Asset to the size of the window it appears ...
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LibGDX/Java - Trying to find the vector from one object to another

I want to add springs in my game that work like the ones in sonic - i.e. if you can't get over an obstacle you have to hit a spring which sends the main character flying towards another spring that ...
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How can I store tile maps as PNG images?

I want to let players of my top-down game save, load and share worlds as PNG images. How do I read the colors in a PNG file or change them? I imagine something like this: BufferedImage mapImg = ...
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Delay in bullets

I made my character shoot but the amount of bullets he shoots is way too much. I'm trying to add a delay between bullets. I've tried this: int shootTime = System.currentTimeMllis(); public void ...
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Sprite movement only works the first time, can't figure out why [closed]

In my libGDX game I have finally managed to get the sprite to move the way I want him to but for some reason my desired outcome only works the first time I run the code. If I try to run it again, he ...
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LibGDX scene2d good practices

I'm developing a game using LibGDX and in a part it has a pretty complex UI for profile selection and stuff. I have some general problems. I'd like to know good practices when generate good looking ...
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2D game - Missile shooting problem on Android

I have to make a tank that sits still but moves his turret and shoots missiles. As this is my first Android application ever and I haven't done any game development either, I've come across a few ...
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Using Nifty GUI with Slick2D

As seen here NiftyGUI has it's own GameState classes, I want to know if for adding UI to one state of my game I need to make that state NiftyOverlayGameState or still a BasicGameState but to add a ...
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Slick & NiftyGUI. Nifty initialize exception

I found my self into trouble when trying to run a Slick game with a Nifty Game State. This is the code: @Override protected void initGameAndGUI(GameContainer container, StateBasedGame game) ...
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Are shaders the only way to implement 2d lighting?

I'm working on a 2d top down game with libgdx and I think i got the basics. No want I want to implement lighting, I don't know anything about lighting. I want just to have some light sources and ...
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How does one write a wrapper for a game server? [closed]

From what I gathered, wrappers mimic the game server in question, receiving packets from client and sending them to the server (and vice versa). It acts like a bridge between the client and server, ...
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How to resolse collision between moving and static AABB?

What I have is a map represented as list of Rectangles and player's rectangle. Also I have function to determine depth of the collision: Point TestAABBAABB(Rectangle a, Rectangle b) { ...
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Bukkit shoot tnt & help with vectors

I want to shoot a piece of tnt from the players face and then let it explode when it hits the target block. if (cmd.getName().equalsIgnoreCase("cannon")) { ...
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Box2D replace Fixture not working as expected

I am using box2D to develop a simple game, and I am using the Physics body editor by Aurelien Ribon to load the fixtures into bodies. I have written the following method which should scale my ...
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How can I avoid sending the full game state so often?

I'm making a real-time 2D MMORPG in Java. Currently data all surrounding NPCs' and players' data is sent so frequently that the client crashes—it can't handle the data quickly enough. I'm sending data ...
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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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Breakout Collision Detection: Ball gets trapped inside block

I'm writing a breakout clone where blocks to hit can be of various sizes and the projectile can move at different speeds, and I seem to be having some trouble getting the collision detection perfectly ...
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Why does this simple if-statement that checks my main characters state never get called (Java/LibGDX)?

Been working on this for a while - basically I want my player to perform a front flip when he jumps (screen tap -> player jumps). I wrote the animation class Animator (extends Player implements ...
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Is it legal to pack LibGdx libraries in my jar file? And to obfuscate them?

I'm using LibGDX and deploying a runnable jar file, using the Eclipse feature, with libraries extracted into it. There are also .so files and .dlls inside. Is it legal to do so? I didn't find ...
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Collision detection between axis-aligned bounding box and bitmap (pixel perfect) terrain

Working on a Worms-type game, I have my objects in bounding boxes and they sit on the pixel terrain. Currently I am able to successfully do the collision detection for objects when they enter the ...
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save and view snapshot image from android device

I'm having a problem with saving image into an android device this is what i did My java class : package com.test.app; import com.unity3d.player.UnityPlayerActivity; import android.os.Bundle; ...
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Partitioning a Tiled map

In my 2d platformer with libGdx, my maps are quite large (eg. 200x200). The player character is only 2 tiles high. I use Box2d for collision, so in my tiled map I have layers for terrain, ...
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Simulate juggling : how throw and grab objects with JBOX2D

There is an object which simulates a ball and another which simulates a hand (square).I want to be able to catch the ball and throw it with a projection force with the hand on JBOX2D. Any sample code ...
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How can I implement input handling into my game?

I'm making a libgdx game where the player dodges falling objects. To move the player I have it set so that on desktop he moves left and right when you press A and D respectively. I am trying to ...
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How to get used Resources by State/Map etc?

I'm now managing the Loading of my Resources and I got a Question in my mind. How does my Resource Manager know which Sprites,Sounds, etc. are used by the Map I want to load? First I thought of files ...
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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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Texture loading: Everything at once OR un-/loading the needed assets? [duplicate]

Good evening. We've been developing quite a huge game for android on the basis of AndEngine. So we have a lot of assets to load, especially textures. At the moment everything (sound, textures etc) ...
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What version of OpenGL should I target for Steam?

I'm planning on developing a game (targeting towards PC and Linux) and putting it up on Steam in the future but I am not sure of what version of OpenGL to target so that the majority of steam users ...
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When should I load assets for optimal performance?

I'm writing a game using LWJGL and Java, and was wondering if there were best practices for when to load resources. I have seen examples that load all resources when initializing the game (XNA), ones ...
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How can I render a simple lattice in LibGDX?

I have searched all over, but I can't find what I think will be a simple answer. I am using Opengl ES 2.0, and LibGDX. I simply want to use GL_LINES primitives to create a lattice structure. I have ...
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Steering problem in 2d game

I am creating a little 2D non tiled top down game. The enemy uses steering behaviour for chasing player or wandering around, but I do not think my code is working as it should be. My problem is, the ...
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how to make a game object increase/decrease speed each time it touches the x and y edges

i am trying to make an object to invert its speed (increase/decrease) each time it touches the edge of the screen on either the x or y axis with javafx. public void Strategy(){ if ...
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Is there a way to capture back button twice in same activity libgdx game

Can anybody tell me if there is a possibility to capture back button twice in same activity in libgdx. What i want to achieve is that if the user press back button once the game pause. if in the ...
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Update Loop in libGDX

I have a screen class in libGDX. In this screen, I want to change a sprite's texture a certain number of times before the screen changes to a different screen class. I tried having a for loop in the ...
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How can I format the number of digits my stopwatch shows? [closed]

I have made a stopwatch that displays the time in seconds during my game in libgdx. At the moment it shows a bunch of digits after the decimal point as it runs. Does anyone know how to change it so it ...
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minecraft source code for use in mods

So I am teaching a class where we will be using java to make minecraft mods. To keep things simple, we are using a third party program to set up the under-the-hood stuff for us (that way we don't have ...
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FBO and VBO for performance

I discovered VBO's recently and changed my code to use them instead of immediate mode. Now I'm rendering 25000 squares and it's really slowing down my FPS. If I drew all the squares VBO's to an FBO, ...
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How do I efficiently deal with entities moving between chunks?

I am working on a game in which entities need to be stored in chunks. This is the basic chunk format: public static Entity [row][column][entities] chunkEntities; However, some of my entities move. ...
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AI movement in 2D

I've got a prototype of a game I've been mocking up and found myself struggling to find a solution for AI movement in a 2D tile based game. Here's the issue: The player is free to roam throughout the ...
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Should my game handle collisions in the Player object?

I'm making a 2D platform game. Right now I'm just working on making a very generic Player class. I'm wondering if it would be more efficient/better practice to have an ActionListener within the Player ...
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drift/skid in topdown racer with libgdx/java [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a simple top-down racing game and is struggeling to get the steering right. At the moment I'm using a very simple steering and want to add some drifting to the car. I've read some ...
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How do I use a JBox2D ContactListener to check if my character is standing on the ground?

I want to know when my character is touching a wall or floor. I've had no luck searching for information on this. I saw a few things about ContactListeners and getContactList(), but I don't understand ...
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Cross component communication -Java

I am making my first simple game engine and decided to go with a ECS (Entity component system) from inspiration from Unity. I spent quite awhile online trying to figure out how to implement it. I ...
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Dragging an object and moving it back to it's original position on release?

I'm making a small game, and I'm trying to add this mechanic where if you click on an object and move it, then you release the object it will snap back to it's original position. Currently, each ...
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Datastructure for infinite 2D map [duplicate]

I started a 2D Tilegame programmed with libgdx which needs potentially infinite tiles. That means when the player arrives the border of the map it should be possible to generate even more tiles. So a ...
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Can Java be used for developing games for Android in Unity3D [duplicate]

I only know Java Programming Language and no other. Can I develop games for Android in Unity3D using Java?
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Is it a good idea to make most actions in a game driven by simple tiny threads (in Java)? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of for example making the jump action of a character, that takes ~1s, a distinct runnable, so then other threads can read its state, with additional control over the action itself by the ...
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How can I compute which chunk a coordinate is in?

I am working on a video game. Everything (terrain, entities, particles) is stored in 100 by 100 chunks. Here is the array structure for the chunks: public static final int chunkSize = 100; public ...
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Minecraft Server - Get list of online players (Java)

My question is: How do I get a list of online players, not the count of the online players, in Java? //So I could call... String[] players = getPlayers("fnaf.hosthorde.net"); That is how I'd like ...