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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 ...
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Matrix rotation wrong orientation LibGDX

I'm having a problem with matrix rotation in libgdx. I rotate it using the method matrix.rotate(Vector3 axis, float angle) but the rotation happens in the model orientation and I need it happens in ...
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Driver inversion

I have a GUI game, which is driven by user every time it clicks the mouse. Every time user clicks a square on a board, the board state is updated (we re-compute the score, the player to make next move ...
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What alternatives are there for creating Keyboard/Mouse controls in LWJGL?

So I'm currently working my way through openGL tutorials, using LWJGL to do all my work in. However as I get to the part on how to access Keyboard and Mouse events in this library, I stumble across ...
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Adding 2d hud/gui to a 3d game engine which has no 2d features

I have been following the 3d game engine tutorial series made by theBennyBox for a few months now, and have finally decided to create a game with it. My problem is that it is a 3d only engine which ...
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Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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Cube projection composed of smaller cubes not lining up

I am trying to make a cube projection composed of other cubes, similar to a Rubik's cube but completely static. I can get one cube to work, but when I join multiple, they don't line up. I am using ...
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Minecraft Modding Errors (.java to .class compression errors) [closed]

Recently I started making a personal modpack. I ran into a block ID conflict and decided to fix it. I figured out how, and managed to change a .class file to .java so I was able to edit it. Now comes ...
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Parse and iterate over SVG path

I need to parse a SVG path expression like m8,295c-4,-292 441,-291 446,-26c5,265 440,263 442,-9 and have a way of iterating over it in [0 ... 1]. I looked into Apache Batik but it doesn't seem to ...
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RGBA values not coming as intended | LibGDX

As it states, my RGBA values aren't coming out the way I want it to be. My RBGBA values are As it states, I am trying to create a orange tinted color on my game. 221, 189, 98, 0.7 I am using a ...
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[ C# ]xna to monogame

I'm thinking of going back to xna and c# because I have used java 2d, slick 2d and some other libraries. I started off with xna and c# but ignored it for java. I'm thinking of going back, but I see ...
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View-Update versus Model-update

I am creating a game using a relatively new platform called "codenameOne", but I'm actually a software engineer, so this question might be rather basic or odd, but I'm unsure what to do. The game is ...
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java slick2d - key press being ignored

I have the following in my update funtion. The first input for key_enter when textPos!=2 works fine, but the one when textPos==2 doesn't work. The key up and down work fine though. The ...
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Libgdx Box2d createfixture crashes vm intermittently

I have a hard to debug problem. I have a Box2D game which creates a wheeled vehicle. I want the vehicle body to reflect when it goes from moving left to moving right. to do this i set a flag in a ...
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Why does my character move up forever when he jumps with this code?

I've been doing some stupid stuff in Slick2D+LWJGL and I've run into a problem. I press the UP arrow and my character continues to go up until I let go :/ Here's the code: if ...
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my movement is working good on keyboard but on android its not

So basically here is what my movement is like for keys: key down if (keycode == Keys.LEFT) { mishi.getAcceleration().x = -13; } key up if (keycode == Keys.LEFT) { ...
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java slick2d - gettileproperty returns true when it shouldn't

I'm trying to implement some collision detection to a test game i've been making. I've used TiledMap to create the map and set a property on one of the tiles to blocked=true This tile is then drawn on ...
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Get the game state using Multithreading in Java Monkey Engine 3

I’ve been trying out Java Monkey’s multi threading recently via the wiki’s tutorial. Since I just wanted to test a prototype clinet, I made a program which creates some cubes using the ‘Cubes’ library ...
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android game development using unity 3d [closed]

I want to learn android game development. I dont have any programing knowledge. So should I learn JAVA and eclispe to develop games for android. Or should I learn Unity 3d. And is knowledge of java ...
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Checkers make move and take move algorithm

I'm coding a checkers game and I encountered a problem and I'm 99% sure is about how the move is done and taken back. The structure of my game data is: an 8x8 array containing my board squares. ...
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JBox2D bodies don't collide?

I have two objects. A dynamic player and a static ground object. It was working for a while until I did some refactoring and suddenly my play falls right through my ground object. Is there anything ...
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How can I avoid duplication of jBox2D physics attributes?

I'm using jBox2D for physics and collision detection in a game engine with an entity-component system. It works, but I'm unsure how to structure my code with respect to the values represented in the ...
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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 construct an efficient game loop and add graphics to it [duplicate]

I am reading killer game programming in java and reffering to foriegnguymike on youtube. I think my game loop is ok but someone said not to use thread.sleep() and i'll work on it. For now based on ...
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Preventing rapid inversions of boolean on Collision detection

I know this is both a strange question and a stupid question. But this is an issue I have dealt with in every single game I've made, and I have yet but to find a solution. I can't be the only one ...