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Find fastest rotation left or right to face an object [duplicate]

im working on a competition where i am creating an AI for a game that the host has published and made for this event, i have two commands for turning my car and that is left and right, spinning on the ...
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How to make a proper cache on user computer?

Currently when launching the client of the game, it connects to the server and loads all the cachedata in a normal form (= folders, .txt files and .png files). However I don't like that the players ...
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LibGdx - Move sprite in the direction of other sprite

I'm kind new to LibGdx and I'm still learning. I'm working on a small game project to learn this nice framework. However, I'm having some issues with my game. My game is a top down shooter. There is a ...
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Libgdx. Sprite won't stop moving;

I can't stop a sprite from moving. Here's my code: boolean moving; Gdx.input.setInputProcessor(new Input(){ public boolean touchDown(int screenX, int screenY, int pointer, int ...
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How do I make my main character move towards an object? LibGDX/Java

What I want to happen is for my player to bounce from spring to another. For example take the illustration below: Here's my code (what I've tried to do so far). This gets called in an ...
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Libgdx simple movement with velocity [closed]

Ok so this is driving me nuts. I've followed 3 tutorials now and I'm trying to get simple velocity to work and it just doesn't want to work for me. I have an open space and I want the character to be ...
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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 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 - Best way of scrolling background

I'm new to LibGDX and i'm trying to implement a screen where i have a guy running and the ground under him scrolling to give impression he is really running in a sidewalk for example. The ground ...
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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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Help with Resolving Pixel Perfect Collision

Hi I'm having trouble resolving "Collision detection between axis-aligned bounding box and bitmap (pixel perfect) terrain on a Worms type game". (Read previous question to find more information about ...
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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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Gradual rotation of an object in Java

I'm using Java to learn some movement algorithm. I would like to implement the "wandering" algorithm, but in order to do it, i should understand how to rotate an Object gradually. Actually, my Player ...
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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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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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Where the physics should be put

I'm studying a book of artificial intelligence applied to games. It shows several algorithms for each argument (movements, path finding.. ecc). Unfortunately (but obviously) it does not explains how ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I split my entity manager class into a gameworld class and gamerenderer class?

I currently have a libGDX game where I have an entity manager class which is called in the gamescreen. Instead, I would like to utilise it in a gameworld class and a gamerenderer class, but I cannot ...
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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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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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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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How to make a sword swing effect

I'm working on a 2d java game on Slick engine and I always wondered how to make swing effects when striking with a sword? How to code something like this? ...
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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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Basic 2d platform collision detection algorithm has a slight bug (Java)

I'm trying to implement collision detection between Player (the main character) and a Platform. They are both modelled as rectangles; when player hits the side of a platform he should bounce off it ...
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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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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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Animation fails due to a NullPointerException which I'm certain shouldn't be thrown (LibGDX / Java)

What the title says basically. I've been stuck on this error for a few hours I got it to work earlier but I honestly can't see why its failing now (ctrl + z'd back to the working stage). Here's my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rotate heading relative to agent's local space

I'm having a little trouble translating a point in my game's world space to an object's local space. I have a cannon in my game with a normalized heading vector that's always supposed to point in the ...
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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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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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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?