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how to store game state for a multiplayer board game eg. poker

First Approach: Store the state in database and play with database queries. Could a database handle the load, as poker is quite fast paced, and I have to query/update database for each player move. ...
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How to handle a negative coordinate 2d map with a growing map size

I love this procedural generation theory and have been messing around with it. However I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how to store my map data. Usually I store my map data in a 2d array ...
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CSS Sprite position updates slow due to addition of 'px'?

I'm moving fewer than 10 position: absolute elements around the screen. An enormous amount of CPU time (profiled in Chrome as (program) i.e. native code) is used where I do the following: style.left ...
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Box2D.js b2ChainShape

I'm using box2d.js (asm.js ported) and need to create a b2ChainShape. var bodyDef = new Box2D.b2BodyDef(); var fixDef = new Box2D.b2FixtureDef(); bodyDef.set_type(Box2D.b2_staticBody); var chain = ...
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How do I translate accelerometer readings into object movement?

I am using the DeviceMotionEvent web API, which gives me a device's acceleration split up into x-, y- and z-dimensions and a time interval. Here's my attempt at moving an object on screen based on ...
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isometric tile tiled format javascript [closed]

Okay im having a problem with drawing an isometric map exported from tiled. Here is my problem. where it should be like this Here is the code that i used to reproduce the 1st image, what's wrong ...
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How to launch a prefab at the mouse position

I want to use Instantiate(item, new Vector3(...), Quaternion.identity) to land an item at the position that was clicked. My game is using a third-person view (example). This is the code that I think ...
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Drawing a object with Box2D and HTML5 canvas on current mouse position

I'm attempting to create a air hockey type game with HTML5 canvas and JavaScript, using Box2dWeb for the physics calculation. I need a way to draw the puck at the current mouse x and y position every ...
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How to avoid movement speed stacking when multiple keys are pressed?

I've started a new game which requires no mouse, thus leaving the movement up to the keyboard. I have tried to incorporate 8 directions; up, left, right, up-right and so on. However when I press more ...
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Rotating a view of a chunked 2d tilemap

I'm working on a top-down (oblique) tile-based engine. I would like for the tiles to have a definable height in the world, with Characters being occluded by them, etc. This has led to a desire to be ...
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Continous collision happening in Unity2d

I am working on Unity2d. I have a game object called gameobject1 on screen. It holds an image (named "state"). When I drag a tree on a gameobject1 collision is happening continuosly in the same layer ...
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Calculating step length with dividing a number that returns digits after the decimal point

How can I get rounded numbers from calculations that returns digits after the decimal point? And all the numbers together will be the number that is divided from. Explanation: I am currently working ...
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Mouse input and structure in JS [closed]

I am creating a simple concept where I have a small menu to choose a tool from and then I can click and drag to build. For example, I click on the rails tool and then I can click and move the mouse ...
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Is using multiple canvas objects a good practice?

We're developing a jump and run game with HTML5 and JavaScript and have to build an own game framework for this. Here we have some difficulties and would like to ask you for some advice: We have a ...
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Energy Bar in Unity [closed]

I want to display a debug message when the progress bar is loaded fully and I have a button "refresh", when I click this it should reload the progress bar. Here is the code I have tried: var ...
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Removing a previously rendered image on a canvas

I made a platformer using ctx.clearRect and ctx.fillRect, so each time the player moved I would just delete the previous position and draw him again. Now I'm working on importing my own art into the ...
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ImpactJS and Construct 2 [closed]

I'm interested in HTML5 game development and I found about this 2 game engines, I already know ImpactJS requires more programming experience and that Construct 2 has its own event and action system ...
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City/Nation Builder - Unlocking game elements over time

Current Git (Needs more documentation) Current working prototype to play with (Git code is after a BIG refactor) Background: I'm making a javascript text city/nation builder along the lines of A ...
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Collision detection: Swinging bat/racket and ball

I am programming a side-view tennis game, inspired by an old arcade game, using Javscript and HTML5 canvas elements. The player can move left and right and holds a racket at arms length which can be ...
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Deal Damage to Player

I have to make a simple "avalanche" game to show I know how to use the physics and creating terrain. But I actually wanted to go a little above and beyond and actually give the player health so there ...
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Health bar in unity

I have created a button as my health bar and it must decreasing after a specified time.Here is the code I have written.But the problem,this code is working in the form "Its decreasing the button ...
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How to enable/ disable GameObject

I have child object with ParticleSystem component. I want to have particles disabled until I press button. I unchecked child object to make it disabled but when I press play it enables ...
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Phaser/HTML5 - Trying to add five instances to a group and display on the screen!

just started using Phaser today after seeing Thomas Palef's lessmilk series. I completed PhotonStorm's "Make your first Phaser game" tutorial, and grabbed the skeleton, some CSS, and started to throw ...
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2D collisions between 2 arrays

I'm trying to do collision detection between bullets and enemies in my game. But it's very unpredictable and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (bullet goes straight through without doing ...
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Check which object was activated first

How do I check which object was activated before the other? Let's say that there's door to open. To open the door you need to press firstly the second button and then the first button...but not the ...
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Bullet entry Point around Player Object

I have a player rotating by the mouse and want the bullets line up with the player's gun. Right now they simply come from the point of the player and shoot in the direction of mouse. I just need the ...
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How to show a float with no decimals [closed]

I want to show the current health and stamina of the player using GUI.Label. All is working fine however it shows the values with decimals to the millionth (example: ...
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Press multiple switches to unlock the door

I made 2 scripts, one that is a switcher and one that checks if object is switched (Switch, SwitchCheck). Switch script (it's on 2 objects that are switches and both objects have colliders with ...
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How can I manage complicated visual state over a simple model in puzzle games?

I've been encountering this design challenge making a few toys with Javascript (CreateJS, EaselJS) The scenario is that you've got some sort of puzzle game with a simple game model. For a simple ...
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Code explanation

Can someone please explain whats going on in this code written by Paul Irish I did not understand the draw(). function draw() { var time = new Date().getTime() * 0.002; var x = Math.sin( ...
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Picking tiles in an isometric diamond map

I am rendering a isometric map with the following code: for(var x = 0; x < MAP_WIDTH; x++) { this.map[x] = []; for (var y = 0; y < MAP_HEIGHT; y++) { var screenX = ...
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Character bounces/stutters down hills

I'm using Unity3D (not 4) and I'm experiencing a bit of a problem with character movement. I'm using a cylinder as a First Person player with a child Main Camera. In this cylinder is the stock ...
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Regeneration using Time.deltaTime

I'm trying to regenerate stamina at a rate of 1 per second using Time.deltaTime, however this doesn't do anything (My 'current stamina' doesn't change at all). I've done some looking around and I have ...
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How to use setInterval and clearInterval

I have a game that I am making and cannot seem to get the setInterval and clearInterval methods to work. When I debug it in the browser console it shows that the method is still being called over and ...
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Problem with Raycasting in a 2D Game

I'm new to using unity and came across a problem when I was following a tutorial. The game is in two dimensional space, and when my player walks over a certain tile the detection never goes off. ...
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How to use sprite as font in Unity?

I've started working on my first game in Unity; It's very simple, there's a spinning block in the middle, and there are spinning blocks coming from all sides. When they hit the middle block, you lose ...
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Why do I need a local server for HTML5 game development?

I'm new to HTML5 game development. I'm trying to make something using Pixi.js, but when I tried to view it in a browser, I saw a blank page. According to the tutorial I'm following, I need to set up a ...
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How would one outline an alpha transparency layer in javscript and/or php? [duplicate]

I simply want an outline/edge detection of the character/item/object that is selected or doing something. I'm seeing lots of versions of this question for different languages, but I would appreciate ...
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top down 8 directional movement - need help with collision [duplicate]

I have for some time now been strugling with movement in my game. I want a zelda like 8 directional top-down movement. I have tried different things, but non of them have been perfect. EDIT: ...
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C#Script select GameObject

I want to load the prefab instead of the gameobject that is in the screen, my code is this one: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class Arma : MonoBehaviour { public static int ...
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Inverse Explosion with Unity2d

I am currently trying to make all other objects push away from the player when the player explodes. It currently works, but it pushes close objects a little and far objects very far. What I want is ...
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One draw call with one big mesh VS many draw calls with many little meshes

I have read that in order to optimize WebGL application, one should reduce an amount of draw calls. But does it mean that computing a one big mesh from all single meshes on CPU by modifying vertices ...
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What is the best way to handle simultaneous collisions in a physics engine?

I'm writing a 2d physics engine in javascript so that I can learn more about physics in video games. I have it working correctly for rigid body collisions, except for if any body collides with two or ...
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Can these game be fully coded in html5/javascript? [closed]

I mean the mechanics of the game. Would it be possible? -Pokemon GBA series, rendering the world would be easy, but what about battle mechanics? -MapleStory, after seen dragonbound.net which is an ...
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How does this game loop actually work?

I read this playfulJS post, about ray-casting: http://www.playfuljs.com/a-first-person-engine-in-265-lines/ It looks really interested, so I decided to look at his javascript. I am no expert in ...
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How to move an image back and forth with javascript

I currently am trying to make a baseball game and have this code here: http://jsfiddle.net/769BK/ I have the baseballX set to a decrement, and then I try increasing the value using baseballX++; but it ...
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Unity3D - Android pause screen - double click issue [closed]

I made a pause script for the game im developing for android. I added the script to the GUITexture I created and placed on the top right side of the screen.The issue stands at the part where if the ...
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determine collision angle on a rotating body

update: new diagram and updated description I have a contact listener set up to try and determine the side that a collision happened at relative to the a bodies rotation. One way to solve this is ...
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Linking one uniform variable to many shaders

Let's say, that I have 3 programs, and in each of those programs there is a view matrix uniform, which should be the same in all those programs. Right now, when my camera moves, I need to re-upload ...
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what function creates rotation effect in three.js?

which part of the code is responsible for the rotation in this example? Is it the camera or the scene itself? http://threejs.org/examples/#canvas_camera_orthographic