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Simplify paths when a user builds

I am looking for some guidance on how to simplify my nodes on a path when a user builds on the fly. Imagine a path like this with a gap: Logically 3 nodes are required 2 connected one isolated. ...
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Cross-platform multiplayer game in JavaScript [on hold]

I want to start creating a simple multiplayer, JavaScript based, cross-platform game. Think about it as a two player mario where players can shoot each other. My question is what is the best way (or ...
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Resizing a tiledmap when using phaser

var cw = window.innerWidth; var ch = window.innerHeight; var game = new Phaser.Game(cw, ch, Phaser.AUTO, 'game', { preload: preload, create: create, update: update }); ...
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I've wrote my server code, what to do next? [on hold]

Firstly i would like to point out that I'm a beginner to networking. I've been developing a multiplayer game for iPhone for the past 1 year as a hobby project and I'm getting closer now to the ...
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Google Developer Console Error message

i received my first crash report of on Google Developer Console yesterday and im completely lost. Did anyone receive this error before and how can i go about fixing it? Any help would be greatly ...
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How to calculate whether a cuboids face edge is infront of or behind another for sorting

I'm building an isometric game, I want to position and sort objects in a particular way. All my entities have 3d bounds which determines their cuboid, looking my example, a different edge is used to ...
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Rotate arrow on canvas

I need to draw a flow dynamically based on some user choices. In that flow I want to draw the choices (blue circles with number) and the directions of that choices (line and arrow). For example: node ...
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How to approach players beeing overlapped by high isometric tiles?

I'm making a browser game wich is based on PHP, MySQL and Javascript. It has an isometric world where the player can move and see other players/NPCs. But if a tile in the foreground is so high that it ...
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Unity question on OnTriggerStay() function

I'm currently working on a soccer game.I have a script for the ball that whenever the ball collides as trigger with the goal line,the ball will return to the middle point.But seems like the ball ...
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Application components dependancy and decoupling

In my client application I have two major components: GameCore - wrapper that handles everything about running the actual game NetworkClient - A layer that takes care of ...
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Pass parameters from html page to start() function in unity3D webplayer application

I want to pass a parameter from web browser to Unity3D web player as soon as it is loaded. I know that, as soon as the web-player is loaded, the start() function is execute inside web-player. So I ...
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Separation of axis theorem implementation at normals

This might be more of a math question, but it relates to the development of a simple physics engine I am trying to create. I have been stumped on this for about a week now, and have been unable to ...
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Where does game logic belong? [closed]

I've always had a hard time wrapping my head around the 'high levels' of game logic and where/how large components, such as collision detection/physics, rendering, and user input, interact with one ...
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Poor performance in android when running APK, runs fine in browser

I have created a small game project in HTML5 using Phaser engine (tried both 1.1.5 and 1.1.6). Then to port it to mobile platform, used Phonegap/Cordova for Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS. In my ...
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Unity Raycast shoots right through some objects

I made a melee combat system for my game. The code looks like this: var hit:RaycastHit; if(Physics.Raycast(transform.position,transform.forward,hit)) { if(hit.distance<=2.0) { ...
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Align SpriteText position

i have this function which aligns text. static function AlignTxt(obj : GameObject, txtAnchor : SpriteText.Anchor_Pos, txtAlign : SpriteText.Alignment_Type) { ...
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Freeze Player position temporarily?

I'm making a 2D sidescroller (although it's technically being made in 3D), and I need to freeze a player's position temporarily. With a RigidBody, this would be simple, but I can't think of how to do ...
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Mouse position to grid position not working

I have a function which converts my mouse position to grid position in the game but it is not working properly... its slightly off. I have two functions - one which converts from grid to screen ...
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Why would it be faster to render using multiple canvas elements?

This video suggests that rendering using multiple canvas elements helps performance. How does this work? The idea was to use one for the player, one for the enemies, another for the background, ...
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Aspiring game dev - Is HTML5 worth it? [closed]

I'm a college student who is fairly familiar with JS & PHP and have made a couple web apps for my previous job. I'm looking into working with Unity for my future game projects, but there is a bit ...
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Cocos2d js database connection from javascript

I have been considering to write a game in cocos2d js, that I wanted to be a turn based multiplayer game. I can't seem to figure out if it is possible with cocos2d js newest version to just add the ...
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HTML5 game : Secure way of saving score

I wrote a pretty basic game for colleagues to play : the player shoots on an enemy which has 50 lives while other smaller enemies pop randomly on the screen. The goal is to kill the main enemy as fast ...
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Algorithms for positioning rectangles evenly spaced with unknown connecting lines

I'm new to game development, but I'm trying to figure out a good algorithm for positioning rectangles (of any width and height) in a given surface area, and connecting them with any variation of ...
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Collision detection enhancement

I am developping a spaceinvader-like game. There comes the problem of how to handle collision detection. At first I was doing like that : forEach(fireBall : fireBalls) { forEach(stormTrooper : ...
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How do I add my phaser.js game to my pre-made web page?

First off, it's my first time doing a little bit of game development, and I have no idea of the normal flow of making a game, let alone a browser game. My game uses the phaser framework of HTML and ...
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WebGL - Luminance textures from JPG images

Is there any way to create a WebGL texture with Luminance format from JPG image? JPG images have 3 color channels and luminance texture has only one channel. The problem is that gl.texImage2D can't ...
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A problem with collision when a sprite changes size (Phaser framework) [closed]

I have a sprite in my game that changes size at certain points in the game. It changes size via the sprite.body.setSize method. Unfortunately, it seems that the sprite is unaffected by objects that it ...
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How can I mimic an isometric perspective using square tiles?

Can an isometric perspective be mimicked with traditional square tiles? Can't the effects of the 45-degree overhead view simply be "drawn in" to the square? How would this work? Picture this: the ...
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Phaser noob: Why is my Phaser game jittery? [closed]

I'm just getting started with HTML5 game development, and I'm very impressed with the quality of Run Pixie Run and bunnymark in both desktop and mobile, so I've started making a game using Phaser ...
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Creating Top-Down Race Track From A List Of 2D Points [duplicate]

My final year project for university is based on the idea that a two-dimensional top-down multiplayer racing game can be made using Google Maps to dynamically generate race tracks. The idea is that ...
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Open source level editor for HTML5 platform game? [closed]

A natty GUI editor is very helpful to create level map. I want to use some open-source choices rather than build my own from scratch. I found Tiled Map Editor but it doesn't work for what I want. ...
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Three.js camera turning leftside right

In Three.js I am trying to implement an orbiting camera can be rotated around the x and the y axis. I am using these two functions: function rotateX(rot) { var x = camera.position.x, ...
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cocos2d-js displays only one type of tile from a tmx file

I am using Tiled to produce a tmx which I use in my code using cocos2d-js. The problem is that when I run it on the browser, a wrong tile gets displayed, the first one of the image (0,0) and repeats ...
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If fixed timesteps are unreliable across web platforms, what can I use in my game loop?

As I have found out in my previous question, window.setInterval is not the best choice for a cross-platform game loop. What is my alternative for a game loop in Javascript that will (attempt to) run ...
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Equalling the rotation of an image with its object. Box2dweb

I have some hard time making the rotation of an image equal to the rotation object that the image belongs to. Simply put it, I don't know how to do it properly but i am not asking for a how-to guide ...
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Procedurally Generated Top View 2D RPG Map Generation

Procedural generation is a fascinating concept and is gaining popularity in the gaming industry. The thought of playing a game that has new content every-time the game is played is very exciting to ...
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Set a different animation rate for moving player NOT using a sprite

I am trying to start making a simple game using HTML5 with a canvas and some JS. I have a player whose movement I am comfortable with, but the rate at which the player animates when it moves is too ...
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Cocos Code IDE unable to find python

I am trying to create a new JavaScript project on Cocos Code IDE but every time it immediately give me the error message: Unable to find python. Please, click the setting button to set the python ...
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How to implement 2d collision detection that is immune to low framerate and fast movement? [duplicate]

I am trying to implement my own collision detection for a 2.5d voxel style platformer using Three.js. I have a problem with my implementation - if the framerate is too low or the character is moving ...
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Making my character jump [duplicate]

How do I fix my code? At the moment my character goes up for as long as you hold the up key. I want a more jump like effect where the character will drop back down when it reaches a certain height. ...
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Shadows in html5 canvas game

I'd like to ask for reference. I met an article about how to cast shadows in games. I'm using html5 canvas (currently without webgl) with javascript for my projects. The article mentioned above is ...
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2D Hitboxing on an HTML image [duplicate]

I want to make a turn-based game where the player is given "opportunities for attack." An image of the in-game sprite character appears when it's the player's turn to attack. The player can mouseover ...
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How do I cut off the edge of an image in a 2D JavaScript Array?

OK, I am trying to make a game that is a little bit like SimTower but utilizing HTML5 (particularly the canvas element) and JavaScript with a little CSS. I have ran into a couple of little problems ...
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How to access bottom canvas layer in HTML?

I have such html: <div id="main_window"> <canvas id="canvas_hex_logic" width="200" height="100"></canvas> <canvas id="canvas_ground" width="200" height="100"></canvas> ...
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Creating looping canvas animation (slot machine with reels)

I have a small assignment to create something like slot machine with spinning pictures. I have to use HTML5 Canvas. I would like to hear some opinions how this can be made simply and performantly. ...
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How do I make sure my tic-tac-toe AI always plays to a draw?

I'm working on a little project. The aim is to play Tic-Tac-Toe against an AI, but I require that the game always results in a draw against the AI opponent. How can I implement the AI to ensure that?
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Initial force to achieve orbital velocity

I'm attempting to get asteroid to orbit a black hole that is asserting gravity. Some parts currently work, like the black hole asserting gravity, attracting asteroids in and destroying them. And ...
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using delta timing is causing shake

I am using delta timing to account for potential drop in frame rate. Only trouble being when I do this, I can notice an ever so slight wobble. I checked out the following JSFiddle coming from a ...
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How do C# and JavaScript differ in Unity development? [closed]

Other than the obvious language differences, how do JavaScript and C# differ when developing games in Unity3D? Is there a noticable performance difference? Is the JS code packaged as-is? If yes, ...
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Simple track method for 2D car game? [closed]

I'm a new programmer and I am trying to make a 2D car game on an html5 canvas with javascript and JQuery. I have got the basic car motion down, check it out here: ...