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How to build an AIManager class

I'm trying to figure out how to write a good AIManager class in Java in order to manage the AI of all the objects in my game. From another post of mine, an user has suggested to do the following: ...
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Libgdx: different speed on different devices

I am running a simple Libgdx app that I have wrote, on my Android phone and Android tablet and I am getting the unexpected result of having different velocities when a body is moved. To move the body ...
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Aligning Camera to Rectangle

I'm working on a game in Java, and I'm having some trouble with finding the correct camera position. I've already made a Rectangle that shows exactly where I want the camera to be, and at what scale: ...
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How to toggle fullscreen with lwjgl

I'm using glfw in lwjgl-3 to try to create a toggleFullscreen method. However it always gives me errors. I saw this question Toggle Fullscreen at Runtime but it didn't help because glfwOpenWindow() ...
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Java Libgdx: How do you add cells to a TiledMap?

I'm trying to make a Side-Scrolling game that will allow you to place/remove tiles. I'm using the TileMap Editor to render the custom Tilemap but is there any way to add tiles? I have it where I can ...
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Framerate is affecting speed of object

I'm experimenting with building a game engine from scratch in Java, and I have a couple questions. My main game loop looks like this: int FPS = 60; while(isRunning){ /* ...
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How can I support remappable controls?

I am trying to allow players of my game to remap the controls (eventually from the menu). Currently, some of the buttons have been defined, but they can't be changed. They are hard-coded. For example, ...
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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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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 can I detect a perfect passageway for collision detection?

The problem is when I move diagonal it moves fractions of units and therefore my coordinates might be a fraction of a unit say (40,400) might be actually (40.12,400.40) but another problem is my pink ...
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JBullet Capsule falls through Plane when Capsule is translated

I am using JBullet (Bullet physics, Java port) and for a player I have a Capsule shaped rigidbody and am translating it for movement (rigidbody.translate()). I even have the dynamicsWorld call ...
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How and where to handle collisions? [Java] [duplicate]

Okay, so in my game I have a Level class, which hold an ArrayList of entities. In addition to this, I store the Player here (naturally enough). In my Entity class, I have a method which checks for ...
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Trying to add a feature to my (basic) level parsing algorithm - not sure how to (JAVA)

Right now this method goes through a list of GameObjects (e.g. JetPack, Platform) with their respective x and y positions in a text file called level1.txt: platform 840 280 platform 1130 280 coin ...
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OpenGL multiple mesh management

I've been working on coding a new 3D engine in Java. For the moment at least I'm sticking to openGL... Currently I'm reworking how meshes get transformed and then drawn. ATM each mesh created has ...
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Passing of board data in board games

Every time I make board game, I am faced with a decision. I have classes for the board and/or game logic, and another for the UI. I don't know how I should pass the board data to the UI. I could make ...
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JBullet Only Updates Position when I update it in Code

The title is a bit weird...but here it goes: I have JBullet configured so that I can move things in my code, as the game tick structure is something like this (the update code located in ...
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JBullet move object rigidbody in code?

I am trying to move an object's Transform (of a coded class, these are for the rendering engine), then convert it into a JBullet Transform. After that, I try to apply any movement to the JBullet ...
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How can I make my main character move in a parabolic arc when jumping?

I'm entering Android game development, and I already have a computer version of a game I want to publish. The thing is, I want to make this as good as it can be. With that said, I need a physics ...
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How to add a callback to addAction in scene2d

Sorry if this is a newbie question, I'm still learning libgdx. I'm using scene2d and I am trying to fade a tooltip into my scene and fade it out after 4.5 seconds. Everything is working in my code ...
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(LibGDX/JAVA) How can I get a rectangle to rotate with this pendulum so I can start detecting collisions?

One of the objects in my game is a pendulum that swings in a semi-circle. This is done by having an update() method like this: public void update() { angleAcceleration = +1.81 / length * ...
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Scrolling is going too fast

I used delta based off the LWJGL tutorials and it works (I get 16 or 17 delta) but everything is scrolling nonstop. Here's how I render things: public class Game { int camX; int camY; ...
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Is there any case to mix Android UI with LibGDX?

my question is about creating "non-playable" screens in games with the help of native android tools. For example, I have an Android LibGDX game (singleplatform), what should I use to provide start ...
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libGDX's 2D particle editor launching incorrectly

What's going on? Here's my process: I first right-click the referenced library for gdx-tools.jar in Eclipse: I then search for the particle-editor class: It opens successfully, but half of the ...
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Minesweeper number placement [closed]

My professor gave us a project: make a minesweeper clone. However, he said that he will give bonus points for the 3 fastest algorithms for board generation. I'm currently doing the algorithm that ...
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Client code handling its own generics when returned by an engine

I'm writing a game engine in Java 8, and have prototype client code written in Groovy. New Game objects can be created with a builder which defines everything which fills in the blanks. To simplify ...
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Libgdx - How to change GestureListener pan finger sensibility?

I implemented GestureListener in my Overlap2dStage to pan the camera when the player drags its finger over the screen. But I also have some actors that extend InputAdapter to detect when the user ...
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(Java) Trying to animate an arraylist of coins with a (working) animation class

I have a coin class which takes in an integer numOfCoinsand an enum LayoutType, which can be linear or curved. A linear layout displays the coins in a straight line one after the other - we'll work ...
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Java Game How to find the x and y for a tile?

Hello I have a java game where you build houses I want to be able to dag my mouse form point a to point b and I want to fill that area with tiles when I release the mouse. What I cant do is get the ...
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How do I reverse this function?

I'm working on an isometric tile rendering engine and I need to reverse a function I used to translate the Cartesian coordinates into isometric coordinates. I've already written a function for this, ...
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How could I implement 3D player collision with rotation in LWJGL?

I have a problem with my current collision implementation. Currently for player collision, I just use an AABB where I check if another AABB is in the way of the player, as shown in this code. (The ...
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Is it possible to implement Steamworks functionality in a Java game? How?

I have a basic game that I want to eventually turn into something better. The game is all Java as of right now, but I want to implement the Steamworks SDK into my game (so it can have achievements, ...
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Using Box2D in LibGDX, is there a reason a fixture set to be a sensor would only -sometimes- detect a collision?

I am working on a 2D game in LibGDX. Currently, I am testing interactions between a player's weapon and enemies - in particular, a sword and an enemy monster. The player has a hurtbox and the sword ...
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Trouble with Raycast Selection using OpenGL

I am currently having trouble with a custom model editor in which I want to implement model selection (eventually featuring face selection to have something like "click-and-drag" to extend the cubes). ...
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Java Slick2D rotating a Shape using transform(Transform.createRotateTransform())

I have spent most of the day trying to debug this tiny piece of code, and I can't for the life of me figure it out. I'm making a pong game for the Mini Ludum Dare currently going on. I am programming ...
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What data-type should I use for in-game currency?

In a simple business simulation game (built in Java + Slick2D), should a player's current amount of money be stored as a float or an int, or something else? In my use-case, most transactions will use ...
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Java how to fill a selected area with tiles [duplicate]

Hello this is my last try at asking this question because my other ones weren't great. I have a game where you build space ships. You can drag the mouse from one point to another and it will draw a ...
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OpenGL enabled Java game not detected by Fraps

Recently I found out that I could enable OpenGL hardware acceleration in my java game with the line System.setProperty("sun.java2d.opengl", "True"); Initial tests showed a big boost in performance. ...
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Dijkstra Pathfinding in Libgdx, some minor problems

I'm having some problems with my Dijkstra implementation in Libgdx. I understand that there are already AI libraries that can probably do this much simplier but this is a school assignment so i'm ...
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What is the difference between .obj files and Collada files? [closed]

I am currently making a game in java using LWJGL 2.9 and I am wondering what the difference between the .obj format and .dae format is. Currently I can load .obj files and would like to load .dae ...
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get the closest points [duplicate]

Let's say I have a bunch of points: What is the best way to get a certain amount of closest neighbors. For example I wan't the 8 closest points for point no 57. This without using brute force. O ...
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JNI multidimensional array as return value

I have some C++ code that I wrote to generate voxel terrain and would like to access it in JAVA. you pass it three integers; the seed and the coordinates of the chunk that it is generating ...
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OrthographicCamera and viewport not giving expected effect

I recently asked a question about this area that I think was too broad, so I will try a new approach. I have the following code I am experimenting with: batch = new SpriteBatch(); ...
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Stack matrix affecting shooting mechanics

I attempted to make a scroller game using parallax scrolling in LWJGL. Everything is fine but I'm having trouble with the matrix stack and the bullets. So basically when I shoot the bullet it moves ...
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How can I split up a large model into an octree codewise?

For collision detection, I am attempting to split up a large model into an octree. If we take this black thing thing to be the ship (104,000 vertices): Then I would like to split up the faces I ...
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Can't perform normal jump after applying revolute joint

I have encountered the following problem: I have two PolygonShapes which I had connected with a RevoluteJoint. The first body is called square the second is called weapon, before connecting the two ...
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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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How do I make a Slick2D TextArea display newlines?

Whenever I press the Enter-key my Slick2D TextArea does not go to the next line. How can I make it do that? Here is the code that involves the TextArea: private TextField ta; public void ...
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Java LWJGL - How can I click to interact with objects?

I want to be able to click on a monster to walk to him and start attacking him. The part that doesnt make sense to me is the conversion between the mouse position, and the actual terrain position. ...
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Use Slick2D for standard application instead of game

I was wondering how well Slick2D would work when used for a custom rendered GUI in a standard application? A standard application not being a game. More like a text editor or 2D level editor that ...
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LWJGL: getDisplayModes() on Linux with two monitors

When calling getDisplayModes() on a Linux machine with two monitors I only get one single resolution, that is, the current resolution set on the main monitor. However, calling xrandr directly gives me ...