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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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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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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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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 should I access frame buttons from a controller in an MVC approach?

I'm developing an italian card game using the mvc pattern. I have the class GameFrame that contains the view. The user's card are buttons (JButton objects). I have 3 controllers: GameController: to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get stick analogue XY position using Jinput in lwjgl

I want to capture the movement of the analogue stick of the gamePad. is there any equivalent function to this? public void mouseMoved(MouseEvent mouseEvent) { mouseEvent.getX(); //return the X ...
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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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Java Slick2d Animation not working

Hello everyone I am trying to make a simple 2d game using java and the slick2d library. this is my first time doing it and i need some help. Right now I am trying to make the Animations for the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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If player leaves a rectangle take him back to his previous position

Okay, I'm making a game. The map contains all the blocks/buildings/structures etc... The map is bordered by a rectangle. So what I want is if the player attempts to exit the rectangle he goes back to ...
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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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SurfaceView.Callback.surfaceDestroyed is called too early in Android

I'm making a simple animation application. Everything works as planned, except one little detail: About 50% of the time, exiting the application (Home or Lock button), makes the Logic throw a ...
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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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What design pattern should I employ for validating character movement?

I'm developing a RPG in Java and have a Map class, which will contain all the MapObjects (the Player, Enemies, Walls, etc.): Map.java public class Map { private int width; private int height; ...
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AndEngine GLES 2 Animate Character [closed]

I want to animate my character in game. My graphic animator prepare for me three options. Frame-by-frame by this is over 9MB for one animation. With TextureSpriter 4-5MB. Spriter but I can't find ...
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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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TiledMap resizing and aspect ratio with LibGDX

I'm making a game and I don't know how to resize my TiledMap when the window is bigger but keeping its squared shape. Here is a screen: When I change window size, here's what happens: I want ...
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libGDX SpriteBatch reuse

Using libGDX, sprites or simply texture regions must be inserted into the batch for drawing: void render() { batch.begin(); batch.draw(...); batch.end(); } Is the VBO being uploaded ...
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Resizing the window moves and stretches the texture

I have a basic screen with 3 TextureRegions rendered on the screen rendered with this code(Ignore the hardcoded numbers, bad decision I know will be replaced later): Gdx.gl.glClearColor(0, 0, 0, 0); ...
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Should I use more than one panel in a java game ?

I' m creating a game in java, and it has this schema: I use the main class to launch my game and I create a frame to add a panel, that is defined into GamePanel class. public class MainFrame { ...
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Box2D and randomly generated tilemaps

I am making a 2D Terraria-style sidescrolling game. I want to use box2d for the physics. However, I am using tilemaps for the maps, and I do not know of a processor-efficient way to use Box2D bodies ...
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Collision intermittently fails when multiple bullets on screen

I'm building a very simple Java game where a player rectangle fires bullet rectangles at enemy rectangles. When a single bullet is on screen, it always correctly collides with enemies. When multiple ...
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Wall jumping collision detection anomaly

I'm creating a game where the player ascends a tower by wall jumping his way to the top. When the player has collided with the right wall they can only jump left and vice versa. Here is my current ...
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How to make a sidescrolling effect in lwjgl

I use the following methods and the screen moves away from the player. glTranslatef(h.x - width/2, h.y - hieght/2, 0); if ((Keyboard.isKeyDown(Keyboard.KEY_D))) { h.x += 10; ...
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How to handle runtime exceptions that occur on a loading process delegated to newly spawned thread

I am looking to multi-thread the resource allocation routines (i.e world loading) in my game so that they can occur in the background whilst rendering a loading screen etc... The problem is, I used to ...
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How to load resources in LWJGL [duplicate]

I've been searching for days. When I export and create my fat jar it loads and disappears. It can't find my images. This is what it all looks like. I used something like this to load them: File a; ...
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libgdx: How do you remove a cell from TiledMap?

I am making a Terraria-style sidescrolling game with an open world. I am using a TiledMap to render all of the tiles. If I want to remove a tile, like if it is broken, how would I stop it from being ...
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How can I center an arbitrary string over a sprite?

Eyesore: The problem is, the text should be exactly centered over the player, I want something like this: My code to draw username above the player is: g.drawString(username,(int) playerX,(int) ...
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Why is my Slick2D spritesheet animation cut off when it loops?

I am loading a SpriteSheet with Slick2D and using the Animation function in the render method to display it. The spritesheet loads perfectly, but when the animation loops, it does so moved down a few ...
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(LWJGL) Exporting Textures with JarSplice [duplicate]

I have another game that uses rectangles instead of textures and works just fine. when I run this I get this error: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. ...
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How do I scale a rectangle image while retaining its border thickness?

I want to create a programmatically scalable image like this: scales to . Both have a one pixel border. If I scaled from the first to the second in Paint.NET, there would be a two pixel horizontal ...
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Does Unity let you code in Java?

I am fairly new to Unity3D experience , but I have a very good knowledge of Java and Android development. I am really confused that if Java is at all needed for developing android applications? I read ...
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In Slick2D, how can I generate a 2D platformer map from an image?

I'm fairly new to game development. I've been messing around with Slick2D. My map consists of rectangular objects. I want to use an image to represent my map, similar to this: How could I generate ...
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How to create a 2D overlay over a 3D game? (LWJGL/OpenGL) [duplicate]

GameDev! I would like to create a 2D overlay over a 3D world, using LWJGL (Java version of OpenGL), to show information to the player, for example, a chat box, health bar, selected cannonball type, ...
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Bullets won't shoot out of barrel in top-down shooter

So I am working on a top down shoot and have been stumped on why my bullets refuse to come out of the barrel of the gun. I know about the rotation equation which is x2 = x * cos(theta) - y * ...
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How can I make a snake's tail follow the head?

Following an assignment and just getting started with libGDX by building a small Snake clone I've run into an issue that I'll probably be ashamed for in a little while. I currently have a snake's ...
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How to implement “move to touch location” function?

What is the formula/logic to implement moving an object towards a TOUCHED location. I want character A to move to my finger and it must be accurate. Here is what I have tried so far: @Override ...