A game library which enables cross-platform game development in Java, with support for Android development and desktop development. It makes use of OpenGL for portability.

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Libgdx, how do i get the translation and rotation of a node from a model instance?

I have a model instance of a character, and a model instance of a sword weapon. THe character has a node on his right hand so he can "carry" the sword. Right now I use this code so the sword's ...
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Crash when setting a new screen

In my almost finished game I want to set a new screen on game over. I got my game over method: private void gameOver(Label score) { for (Body body : worldBodies) { ...
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Creating a Melee Weapon in Box2D (libGDX)

I am struggling with how to implement a melee weapon that can swing when a key is pressed. I am imagining two different attacks (stab and swing) I have tried creating two fixtures (character + ...
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LibGDX MainMenu with ScrollPane - Select Level and press Play

In my level Menu, I am using tables that have images and text to identify each game level. Those tables are in a table that is inside a ScrollPane so the player can browse the levels available. Here ...
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How to draw table border in libgdx?

I'm new to libgdx and I'm currently working on TableLayout and wondering how could I draw borders for each cells. I've done some research on this but it seems that I could come up with this solution ...
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2D - Smooth lighting with shadows for a tile-based game

for the last week or so I have been completely stuck on trying to implement efficient lighting. I've been researching and experimenting and I've looked everywhere that I have been capable of finding, ...
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Libgdx with Scala: Overwrite listener

I try to learn Scala the fun way, with a little libgdx project. Now I'm somewhat stuck: val go = new TextButton("Go", style) go.addListener(new ClickListener() { override def isPressed() : ...
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LibGDX Game vs ApplicationAdapter

When I create a new LibGDX project the main class of Core project extends ApplicationAdapter. Here is how it looks like. package com.marimba.apptest; import com.badlogic.gdx.ApplicationAdapter; ...
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How to achieve sprite reflection effect in libgdx

I am currently working on an open world game similar to Pokemon using libgdx. I am currently stuck on this effect that I really want to be done before moving to other features of my game. How can I ...
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libGDX new TextureAtlas(filename) and new Texture(filename) drawing stale image data

I'm trying to draw an image using libgdx but no matter what I do, libgdx seems to insist on drawing a portion of an image I had loaded and used in an earlier game screen. In my current game screen ...
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Why is libGDX's HexagonalTiledMapRenderer adding extra space?

Why are there large spaces between the hexes when rendered by HexagonalTiledMapRenderer? The tiles ARE black bordered, but that doesn't account for all the extra space. I was also able to get them ...
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Rendering Tic Tac Toe Cross and Circle in libGDX

I am new in LibGDX. For learning purpose, I am creating TicTacToe and I spent two days to figure out what went wrong with rendering the cross and circle. Whenever I click on the cell, the cross and ...
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Java (libGDX) - Inheritance problems

I'm having some issues with inheritance for one of my libGDX projects, I'm making a game similar to (very stripped down) Terraria or Starbound and I am using the TiledMap to load the world, ...
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Which is the best method implementing a background scrolling for game in libgdx?

My question is very simple I am new to libgdx development, which is the best approach implementing a background that is to make the background move in y direction 1)My First approach is drawing the ...
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Rotating towards a point in Box2D

I'm using Box2d as my physics engine and I'm trying to solve what would normally be a simple problem but what has become a nightmare for me and preventing me from finishing my app. (6 months work) ...
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LibGdx Scalling sprites on Android

I have a sprite that is a few buttons but need them in the center of the screen for all android devices. I tried setting it's location to the center of the screen by dividing the orthogonal camera by ...
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Android TV game development

Anybody develop games for Android TV? Especially with libGDX? I would like to know what game controllers Android TV uses? And whether we can use libGDX to control the game controllers?
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In Scene2D, does Actor.hasActions() no longer exist?

Eclipse does not allow me to do while (actor.hasActions()){} saying it's undefined for type actor, but the libgdx API still has it as one of an Actor object functions.
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Stopping Actor tap/click event from propagating

I've been struggling with this for hours now and have read posts, docs and libgdx sources to better understand what's happening, but I still can't make any sense of this. I want to accomplish ...
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libgdx ActorGestureListener.pan() parameters not moving actor in smooth line

I override the pan method in ActorGestureListener to implement dragging actors in libgdx (scene2d). When I move individual pieces on a board they move smoothly, but when moving the whole board, the ...
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Libgdx understanding screen size

I'm trying to create my own jumper type game where the player moves up through an infinite y value. The problem I am having is getting the screen size to match up with the android screen. viewport ...
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How to make sure that when two bodies collide, there is only one collision detection on box2d?

I'm using LibGDX with box2d, and when to bodies collide collision is detected multiple times. here's the code `public void preSolve(Contact contact, Manifold oldManifold) { Body a = ...
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Independent Column sizes in Scene2D Table in LibGDX

For my game's (mostly GUI based) UI i am using table from Scene2D in libGDX. I want independent column sizes in my table but first cell width is the width for all other rows in column. Is it possible ...
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LibGDX make an object rotate around something

I need to rotate and object, which should be a circle made up with a ShaderRender, around a specified point. In LibGDX there is a method or something which allow me to do this? If it doesn't exist how ...
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applyForce as long as display is pressed

In my project I have my main character body. I want it to move down on the y-axis as long as the screen is pressed. I tried it with public boolean touchUp(int screenX, int screenY, int pointer, int ...
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dynamic body jumping out of water object

In my game I have my main object, a jetski, which will dive down into water, when the screen is touched. I managed to code the jetski diving down, with Box2d and some buoyancy forces. But when the ...
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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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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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Dialog/event system in Java/libGDX

I hope that I'm posting this correctly as I'm new to the site, feel free to correct me if I'm in the wrong spot. As for my issue: I'm working on an 2D side-scrolling platformer game in libGDX, and ...
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Black screen when launching on phone

I am coding a game in libgdx. While adding the background I used the html module to watch the results fast and easy on my computer. But when I try to see it on my phone I just get a black screen. My ...
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How to rotate libGDX particle to face the direction of movement

I'm creating spark particle effect so I created simple horizontal spark texture. Here is what I currently have If I change rotation property, I get this But i want to rotate particle to face ...
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Game lags when my player collides with a specific object (solution known, unsure how to implement)

I'm developing a game in Android using LibGDX (although this is more of a JAVA problem than an engine problem). My aim is to have my player bounce off one spring onto another that will eventually take ...
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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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LibGDX - Box2D: Realistic Light and Layers

I'm having some problems with my current game. Short description: It's a 2D game where you have to avoid the lights or you lose HP. My problem is the following one: Here is the rendering process: ...
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LibGDX particle emitter rotation

I have a libGDX game, in which I'd like to make some ice breath like effect using particles. So far we made a cone like effect. I can obtain and render it on the screen with this. ...
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libGDX fileHandle cannot readString()

I have created a text file called "useraccounts.txt". All I want to do is to read the file using the filehandle class but I always get this exception: Exception in thread "LWJGL Application" ...
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Camera controll in Libgdx

I've a condition in my game where, I want my camera to follow the Player(its a body from Box2d) and in some not. This is the start screen of my game: Now, when i press a button(space) the player ...
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LibGDX , Scale button with animation when it is pressed

I am developing game using LibGDX . I want to create beautiful menu and to scale buttons when they are pressed but not in this way , when it is pressed scale it 1.5f , I want to scale it with ...
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Changing Box2D Body from Kinematic to Dynamic after contact

What is the correct way to change a Kinematic body into a dynamic body? context - I have a dynamic body as a projectile which has to be fired at a kinematic body (it is kinematic because i am ...
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Card game - creating card Listener

I am making a card game where there are 21 cards on hand and 2 options from where user can draw cards to his hand and throw a card from hand. I am new on game development and I'm following the ...
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Libgdx actor bounds are wrong

The Actor's boundaries are not centered at the ButtonText but I used the setBounds() method. The higher the Y position is, the less centered is the boundary. The weird thing is that i only created ...
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Sprite rotation LibGDX

I'am using the current mouse position to aim the player sprite, but I am not getting the best results. I want my sprite to have the direction pointed wherever my cursor is in the screen. Here's my ...
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Word game - board implementation?

I'm working on a boggle type game for android, using libgdx. The user is presented with a 4x4 grid of letters and must find words by dragging their finger over the letters. Unlike boggle I want used ...
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LibGdx - APP42 Cloud API Java SDK - weird crash at insertJSONDocument

I'm using App42 Cloud API for saving user data. I created app in App42 console, added the keys in my code. But when I try to upload the data to the cloud, the app crashes. try { appStorage = ...
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2D grid based game merging boxes

Basically what i have at the moment is a tile based game with a grid containing a number of colored cells. this is what i've done so far The prinipal idea of the game is that the user has to ...
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2D Collision Response

I am trying to implement collision response in my libgdx game. I'm using Rectangle objects as my bounbing boxes. This makes collision detection very easy, however I can't quite get the response ...
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How can I update a Stage-based HUD from another Stage's Actor in libGDX?

I feel like this is a simple problem, but I'm having issues finding the correct search terms. I have a Screen that includes two Stages. The first, stage, contains a number of objects deriving from ...
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Scene2d Stage Actor setup issues

I am creating a game using libgdx. In the same each level has a class. I have stage as a member variable of the class. To this stage, I add actors. Inside the levels class, I have attaced the input ...
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LibGDX - Show a minimap

I've started to develop a small roguelike game in LibGDX. I've also made a minimap class, which creates and updates the minimap as the player explores the dungeon, by using a Pixmap. The minimap class ...
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How to draw a BitmapFont every user click

Im starting learning the libgdx framework and I want to "clone" some games. I know how to handle touch with if(Gdx.input.isTouched()) But how do I render new fonts every time user clicks on the ...