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Moving a sprite towards an x and y coordinate

Given a sprite with an x and y coordinate, how would I move it toward another sprite with an x and y coordinate? I've already made it face towards the other sprite, and I've made it move towards the ...
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Creating a frozen bubble clone [closed]

This photo illustrates the environment: http://i.imgur.com/V4wbp.png I'll shoot the cannon, it'll bounce off the wall and it's SUPPOSED to stick to the bubble. It does at pretty much every other ...
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Isometric Error: decrement iteration removes tiles [closed]

I am new to isometric and game programming in general. Just cannot figure out how to iterate the grid from behind. I want to do it so that the tiles overlap properly. My grid starts at [0][0] which ...
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Staggered Isometric Map: Calculate map coordinates for point on screen

I know there are already a lot of resources about this, but I haven't found one that matches my coordinate system and I'm having massive trouble adjusting any of those solutions to my needs. What I ...
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What is better for the overall performance and feel of the game: one setInterval performing all the work, or many of them doing individual tasks?

This question is, I suppose, not limited to Javascript, but it is the language I use to create my game, so I'll use it as an example. For now, I have structured my HTML5 game like this: var fps = ...
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Simple javascript HTML5 canvas start menu

I'm currently looking for a simple and basic start screen for a game using javascript, so basically its the first function that is called and then press play which then goes into the game. Looked ...
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Optimising out tiles outside of viewport

I am playing around with the HTML5 canvas and have begun implementing a tile engine. However, it's currently very inefficient: I have a 100x100 2D array and my code loops through the whole thing ...
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Compare Mouse X,Y with Grid X,Y to find the closest grid position [closed]

EDIT: From two very good answers I have decided to use isometric projection instead of my silly grid of cordinates. I am doing a game entirely in canvas, and I find it quite troublesome right now. I ...
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Y and X - Am I doing it wrong?

I sometimes run into small issues when doing my JavaScript projects. That is because most build in functions of JavaScript run X,Y if positions are needed. (In that order). But when I build a 2D ...
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HTML5 Game (Canvas) - UI Techniques?

I'm in the process of building a JavaScript / HTML5 game (using Canvas) for mobile (Android / iPhone/ WebOS) with PhoneGap. I'm currently trying to design out how the UI and playing board should be ...
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Dynamic Textures

I am pretty new to this 3D designing and animating, and as an indie developer I need to do everything on my own I have created this simple box character And I want to texture it, have looked around ...
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Are javascript MVC model implementations too slow for games?

I wanted to implement a game in javascript with an MVC design pattern, with each entity's state stored in a model. So for example, In an update loop we iterate over all models and apply the velocity ...
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How can I change the acceleration of an object to arrive at a particular time?

I'm trying to write some code to change an acceleration factor so a ball will arrive at a destination in a desired time. The problem is I don't know time (t) but I do know I want it to arrive at (t - ...
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Do any open source JavaScript 3D physics engines exist? [closed]

I'm working on a web-based 3D FPS game using WebGL, HTML5 and JavaScript. It is supposed to target PCs and net-books with WebGL-enabled browsers installed. I'm wondering if there's an existing open ...
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How to make a Unity3d program/plugin and publish it on Asset Store?

I want to make a plugin for Unity3d, like TornadoTwins's FPS Control. How can I do that? I already have Visual Studio 2010 installed.
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Simulate forces on a connected chain

I'm building a 2D space game where the player uses a chain to grab on to nearby asteroids. The asteroids move along a specific path with a constant velocity. The chain has a maximum length L and ...
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Receiving keyboard events on a canvas in Javascript

I need to receive keyboard events in a canvas element. Click events are received but key presses aren't. Here is my code which doesn't handle key events: var canvasElm = $('canvas'); ...
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Slow Firefox Javascript Canvas Performance?

As a followup from a previous post, I have been trying to track down some slowdown I am having when drawing a scene using Javascript and the canvas element. I decided to narrow down my focus to a ...
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A formula for point calculation based on value A's proximity to value B

I am trying to find a formula to use for my rhythm game's scoring. Basically there is a Guide entity and a Live entity. You control the Live entity and have to match it as closely as possible to a ...
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Get timing correct with client side prediction

I believe I've got my head round CSP after reading Gabriel Gambetta's blog, Valve article and buildnewgames.com but having an issue understanding the time execution of everything. So if a player ...
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When I create more than one boundary, every one but the most recent breaks [closed]

So basically what I have is a function called createBoxBoundary, which, when the player position is within certain limits, sets boundary variables to true. Pretty straightforward. However, when I call ...
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PHP and Javascript/HTML5 Collaboration [closed]

I've recently been working on a fairly complicated game. I've stored information with local storage, but that allows the player to edit it, and does not transfer from computer to computer. The two ...
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Unity: Assigning a key to perform an action in the inspector

I am trying to write a simple piece of code in JavaScript where a button toggles the activation of a shield, by dragging a prefab with Resources.load("ActivateShieldPreFab") and destroying it again ...
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Javascript - create a new bullet instance every time a user event is triggered

Basically I have a function that I need to create an object of every time the user presses space(event listeners not shown here). function arrow(){ this.x = playerXPos + 40; this.y = ...
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2D js physics engine for HTML4

Is there any engine for Javascript like box2dweb that does not use Canvas? I need to build a game that works in HTML4 browsers.
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Increase restitution (bounciness) of an object in a JavaScript formula

I'm going slightly around the houses on this one. I originally started a thread over on Stack Overflow about it but then it seemed to diverge into mathematics, with no joy from the SO community over ...
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Saving roguelike game state?

I'm working on a basic roguelike using HTML5 and jQuery, and I've come across a problem. The way the game currently stands, the system only saves the game state every time the user moves between ...
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How do I calculate consistent frame timings at 60fps?

I'm writing an HTML canvas game that uses requestAnimationFrame and therefore runs at 60fps, although this is more of a question about failing arithmetic than about JavaScript. If I measure the time ...
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How can I detect and compensate for system related lag?

The best example I can think of is Doom 3. It seemed to me that if there was any kind if lag the game would pause and then resume without "fast forwarding" to catch up. I'm trying to figure out a good ...
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Basic isometric projection in Javascript

I've been working on porting an old closed source game to Javascript with Canvas and I've come to a slight problem. Right now, to display the land, I just have a pretty basic loop that just draws the ...
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PNG image as a level map for 2d game

I've been using a tilemap editor for making levels, but I was wondering if there was a way to use PNG images as the level map, as maps created in tiled editor are graphically uninteresting. ...
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How do I generate a 2d grid-based map without screwing it up?

I'm relatively new to the mechanics of game development - catching up fast, but there are still some things that escape me. For example: generating a fully-accessible map on a 2d grid. See the ...
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Instantiate objects that share same variable

I'm just wondering how to instantiate the same objects that all share the same variables, except their positions. I'm basically working on the scene of my HTML5 game, and I've build a streetlamp post ...
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Best way to store NPCs, Monsters, Shops, etc for JavaScript game? [closed]

OK, let's say I have a JavaScript game (preferably on jQuery framework) and its using HTML5 Canvas. What would be your way of storing data to map out shops, monsters, and NPCs? I was thinking maybe ...
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Resource loader for an HTML5 and Javascript game

I have made a type to shoot game using HTML5, Javascript and Ruby on Rails. Here is the link for the game Tweetraitor I wanted to make a loader for resources (sounds, images) when the game starts. ...
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Animating sprites in HTML5 canvas

I'm creating a 2D platformer game with HTML5 canvas and javascript. I'm having a bit of a struggle with animations. Currently I animate by getting preloaded images from an array, and the code is ...
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HTML5 game obfuscation

HTML5 games have viewable source code. Is there a way to make them like swf file? How to hide the game algorithm? What do you think of the Firefox JavaScript Deobfuscator Plugin and obfuscation?
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Collision detection problems - Javascript/Canvas game

What I want to do: I simply want the have a 2D array to represent my game map. I want a player sprite and I want that sprite to be able to move around my map freely using the keyboard and also have ...
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Player movement behind objects

I was playing around on RPG JS and Browser Quest, and the player, when moving, can give the effect of walking behind the trees or houses etc, so the player effectively disappears while it is "behind" ...
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What are good JS libraries for game dev? [closed]

If I decide to write a simple game both text and graphical (2d) what libraries would I use? (Assume we are using a HTML5 compatible browser) The main things I can think of Rendering text on screen ...
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Saving Scores Using Cookies

I've recently created a small galiga like game recently using JavaScript and HTML5. I've run into a bit of trouble saving cookies, the cookie saves, but then resets itself when the page is refreshed, ...
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What is a currently a good game stack for simple Javascript 2D multiplatform game?

I'm looking for advice from someone can help me avoid common pitfalls in developing light weight, quick-to-market games. Yeah, I've heard of Google ;-), but a trip down Google lane does not beat solid ...
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How do I draw a multi-object mesh at once?

This is a very elementary question. At the moment I am drawing lots of faces separately by setting a location uniform separately for each one of them. This is very slow. As I understand it, the ...
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Why do I get “Undefined” only on the “Vertical” Grid? [closed]

Problem: When I get to the end of the Grid it gives me an Error :-/ The X axis is fine, the problems occur then I move "over the end" of TOP and BOTTOM. This code works: if(new_data[1] == ...
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box2d with lines

I have a very simple platform game builder and I've specified the ceilings, walls and floor as line segments. A line has a winding, or normal; you can determine the direction that a line should be ...
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Canvas animation drops to 30fps every 3-4 seconds

Ok! I solved the problem. Chapter One - Multiple Canvases I started to make pong utilizing requestAnimationFrame and I noticed that the ball was stuttering and slowing down every 3-4 seconds. So I ...
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Approaches for storing grid-like information

I am drawing this simple grid on my NodeJS server: var grid = []; for(var x = 0; x < 20; x++){ grid[x] = []; for(var y = 0; y < 20; y++){ grid[x][y] = 0; } } ...
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How to make an infinite map

I was wondering if someone could explain to me how to implement a seemingly dynamic infinite map like the one at http://wordsquared.com/ My main issue is really generating new tiles in any direction ...
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Remove enemy when bullet hits enemy

For my education I have to make a basic game in HTML5 canvas. The game is a shooter game. When you can move left -> right and space is shoot. When I shoot the bullets will move up. The enemy moves ...
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mat3x4 in webGL shaders

I am porting the IQM bone animation format to Javascript and have run into a problem... The vertex shader is failing to compile and the only error message I get out is 'mat3x4' : syntax error on the ...