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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Using libgdx to display different textures above and below generated terrain

I'm working on a Scorched Earth clone using libgdx. So far I've been able to dynamically generate the terrain as seen in the screenshot below: The polygons below the terrain surface are currently ...
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Most efficient way of brighten and darken sprites with libGDX1.0

So I have been shading (brighten/darken +adding color) my sprites by using glTexEnvf with GL_MODULATE and GL_ADD and a vertex color. I only had to rebind the batch every time I needed to change from ...
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How to correctly set window size in Libgdx scene2d.ui dialog

In my libGDX application I am using the scene2d.ui classes to render my game's GUI. One of the things I render via these classes is a dialog window with a background image set. I have created the ...
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Libgdx vs Cocos2d-x [on hold]

What is your preferred game engine for developing mobile games today? I pick this two since it is one of the popular among open source game engine. I been reading its documentation and view all the ...
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Why is my text is too large even when scaled to .05f in libGDX?

I'm trying to scale down my fonts as my game objects are also small. I'd like to scale them down the same way as my sprites. However, if I scale them below .05, the font disappears! My attempt at ...
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Two issues with testing LibGDX on Android

1) When I test my game on desktop it is 100% fine. When I test it on my Nexus 7 physical device, it is the same except the backgrounds have no color. For example my splash screen has a greenish ...
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Collision in Tiled Map - LibGDX

I have collision code that deals with left or right or top or bottom. I am using Tiled Map with LibGDX. Question is: How do I detect collision with other cells by all 4 sides, and not specifically ...
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What is the delta value passed to the Screen's render method?

The delta value given to the render method in the Screen class is a non-constant number. What is it? Where does it come from? Does it differ by screen size?
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SpriteBatch being drawn outside of Stage?

Currently working on my first game, though running into some problems with libgx and screen aspect ratio. What I have is a Stage which contains things like menu buttons etc, and the rest of the game ...
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Creating Platform game with Inclined Levels

Till now I have developed platform games in which a player can only move and detect tiles linearly. I wonder on how to implement games in which a player can move on an inclined or irregular surface. ...
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How do I combine two textures / texture regions / images into a single entity using libgdx?

I've googled this but can't seem to find anything on "concatenating" two images, especially using libgdx. Any ideas? (pointers, algorithm suggestions, etc are highly appreciated) Thanks.
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How to add a nice looking muzzle flash to the tip of my guns [on hold]

I am making a top down shooter and would like to add a muzzle flash to the tips of my guns. So I have an idea of what I want to do which would be just a circle that would fade from yellow to white or ...
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Simple Libgdx bullet example

I'm looking for a SIMPLE example of the use of the bullet physics engine in libgdx. Before you point me at the wiki, I have read that, but that mostly describes installation, and just a "raw" ...
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How to update libgdx scene2d Label text dynamically?

I display a BitmapFont on the screen, update its text and the font is updated dynamically on the screen as well. I seem to fail to do the same with a scene2d Label added as actor to a Stage. The ...
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SelectBox in LibGDX doesn't display and freezes the program after a click

I am currently trying to apply an overlay with LibGDX over my 3D ModelBatch. Everything works fine except for the SelectBox. Once instanciated, it shows up on my screen I can click on it once but then ...
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Incorrect click event when resize on libGdx

I want to use scene2D, in libGDX, to detect click on object. I have this simple Game sample : Stage stage; @Override public void create() { this.stage = new Stage(1280, 720, true); ...
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How to make good looking bullets with a trail for top-down shooter?

So I am making a TD shooter and was wondering how to make fancy bullets. Right now I have a giant sprite of a bullet trail that is the bullet as well but it doesn't look that good. I am using libgdx ...
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How do I implement a “sliding out of / into” effect on a settings menu similar to that in Angry Birds?

I'm trying to implement a settings menu component similar to that in Angry Birds - a button control that makes an options menu slide out of it and back into it when clicked on. I use scene2d.ui to ...
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Problem with AssetManager while loading a Model type

Today I've tried the AssetManager for the first time with .g3db files and I'm having some problems. Exception in thread "LWJGL Application" com.badlogic.gdx.utils.GdxRuntimeException: ...
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Is there any reasons to make sprites and bodies line up?

So in LibGDX the Sprite objects position is where it's 0,0 mark is in the word. In Box2D a a bodies position is in it's center. So to line these up when you update the sprites position with the ...
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Publish android game only for 800 x 480 resolution in portrait mode

I have developed a game in libgdx. I worked for long and after finishing I found that the game runs perfectly on devices with resolution 800 x 480. I found this solution ...
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GWT problem with Box2D WheelJoint

I am using the below libgdx java code for a wheel joint and rear axle using Box2D. This works fine for android, Desktop, but when I attempt to run through GWT I get the following error. at ...
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Problem Implementing Texture on Libgdx Mesh of Randomized Terrain

I'm having problems understanding how to apply a texture to a non-rectangular object. The following code creates textures such as this: from the debug renderer I think I've got the physical shape ...
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LibGDX Perspective Camera for 2D

I'm very new to LibGDX and I'm trying to use DecalBatch with PerspectiveCamera, simply to have z-coordinate for my sprites, as SpriteBatch does not offer that. However, I don't know how to calculate ...
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LibGDX How to take screenshot and use as background for pause screen

So I am trying to take a screenshot of the current situation during the PlayState of the game and when the player pauses the game I want the game to take a "screenshot" save it in memory and not as a ...
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libgdx actors and instant actions

I'm having trouble with actors and actions. I have a list of actors, they all have either no action, or 1 sequence action This sequence action has either : a couple of actions (some are instant, ...
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Full resolution, with atlas, how to do with texturepack?

I'm trying to make the resolution of my game be like this example of Flappy Bird. if you download it to give notice that the zoom on the image it does not lose quality. But when I take my art in ...
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libgdx game not disposing

My game does not exit entirely even after calling dispose() method. It loads a black screen when I launch it for the second time and works well if I kill the game manually and restart it. I get an ...
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Libgdx stage rendering issues

I'm using scene2d for the first time, and I can't get anything to draw EXCEPT the stage ui. Say I have my ui on top of my game screen: uiStage.act(): batch.begin(); gameSprite.draw(batch); //does not ...
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Blending semi-transparent images while not stacking their alphas

In libgdx/OpenGL ES I want to render multiple semitransparent textures while keeping the alpha still semi transparent. For example If I render a 0.5 alpha circle on top of another 0.5 alpha circle, ...
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Best practice for handling “dead” objects and their particles

I'm developing a side-scrolling run'n'gun game (but with planes! :P). I'm an experienced coder, but new to game development. When an enemy plane collides with a friendly missile, I start an explosion ...
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Swing and LwjglAWTCanvas

I use LwjglAWTCanvas in my jFrame. I want to load textures on some swing event(I did it from postRunnable in order to get OpenGL contex). final LwjglAWTCanvas hexagonEditorCanvas = new ...
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How do I split a texture into differently shaped pieces with libgdx?

I want to split a texture into variously shaped pieces with libgdx, like the pieces of a puzzle game. TextureRegion.split() is not an option, as it splits into equally sized rectangular texture ...
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How to have the game world get rendered on just a part of the screen?

I am implementing a game on both Desktop and Android. The Desktop version will just rely on the keyboard to handle the user input on the game screen, whilst the Android one will have to have a set ...
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Resize the Texture Region (parallax background) to fit my screen size in libgdx

I am using libgdx to make a running game. I am using vertical parallax background. I have successfully implemented parallax background many times. But for this game, I want my Texture region to fit my ...
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How do I render a rounded rectangle in libgdx?

I've been thinking of ways to render a rounded rectangle in libgdx. I haven't found a pre-built way in the documentation. I've looked at: ShapeRenderer, but that's apparently quite expensive ...
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rotating menu with Actors in libgdx

I am intending to build a circular menu, with menu items equally distributed around the circle. When clicking on a menu item the circle should rotate so that the selected item is facing the top. I am ...
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How do I dynamically set a WheelJoint's anchor points?

I've created a car in RUBE and imported it into my game. The game has a tuning menu, allowing the ride height of the car to be adjusted with a slider. I can't work out how to change the position of ...
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How to deal with different origins (y-coordinates) in libGDX?

I have a background image drawn to the screen with 0,0 coordinates in the bottom-left corner, as usual. Then I also have a (transparent) Pixmap in the same size as the background image, drawn on top ...
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libgdx: Rotate sprite on 3d plane

Im trying to create a game on a 3d plane but with 2d objects. I have a perspective camera and the ground plane drawn. I can't seem to get sprites onto it. I am trying to render the sprites, then to ...
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How can I transform a group of objects in libGDX?

I'm new in LibGDX. I created group with actors in show method and add listener (where i calculate rotation matrix) and want to rotate all actors from group with ...
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Exception in thread “LWJGL Application”

I'm using libGDX for my android game in which I'm trying to use bitmap fonts. I have created .fnt and .png bitmap files using Bitmap font generator of angel code.Both .fnt and .png have been placed ...
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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. Converting Screen Click Coordinates into World Coordinates for 2D Game

I'm using the InputHandler's touchdown method. It gives me my screenX and screenY. Is there a simple way to convert screenX and screenY to world coordinates? By my understanding, InputHandler returns ...
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How to create heat haze effect in Libgdx?

I would like to create a heat haze effect for a 2D game I am making. Do You have ideas or suggestions, how to get that effect. I am using Libgdx(OpenGL 2.0). Thank You in advance!
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Aspect ratio in LibGdx

I'm learning LibGdx and I need some help with the camera. Let's see, I'm making a Chu Chu Rocket! clon to start. I've loaded a TiledMap (10x10), and I've created an OrthographicCamera to show the ...
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How to keep track of previous scenes and return to them in libgdx

I have three scenes: SceneTitle, SceneMenu, SceneLoad. (The difference between the title scene and the menu scene is that the title scene is what you see when you first turn on the game, and the menu ...
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libgdx - collision detection with tiled map java

currently, I am working on a 2d rpg game which is similar to final fantasy 1-4. I can load up a tiled map and the sprite can walk freely on the map. However, I will like to create a wall for it to ...
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Why doesn't my android application rotate when I rotate my screen

I am building a game in LibGDX and the game screen orientation is in landscape. I want it to stay in landscape but I still want the user to be able to flip the device onto the other side and the ...
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LibGDX: Miscalculated polygon collision

These 2 polygons are not colliding, though this method returns true: Intersector.overlapConvexPolygons( new float[]{ 100.0f, 750.0f, ...