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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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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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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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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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 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. 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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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, ...
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Handling XBox 360 Controller Connections in LibGDX after Game has Started

I am currently making a game with the java library LibGDX and want to add XBox 360 controller support using the GDX-Controllers extension. At the moment I have a setup where I create a listener to ...
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Slowdown in sliding background with Libgdx

I´m new with libgx and i have a basic question. I want an background like an image that repeats indefinetely, and moves down. I did with 2 images and it worked, but the problem is that is very slow. I ...
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How to poll input for a gui in libgdx?

Ok, so my question is simple. How do you poll input with a GUI class without it affecting what's underneath the GUI? So suppose you have an RPG game with a gui for the d-pad and other controls: ...
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Navigating Libgdx Menu with arrow keys or controller

I'm attempting to make my menu navigable with the arrow keys or via the d-pad on a controller. So Far I've had no luck. The question is: Can someone walk me through how to make my current menu or ...
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Movement and rotation of bodies in top down game

We are developing a 2D top down game with libgdx using the included box2d as physics engine. We don't want our bodies to accelerate but to instantly move with the wanted velocity. The bodies are ...
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How to clear out a drawn texture from the screen in libGDX

I am trying to clear out the drawn texture from the screen. Lets take a classic game example - in many games when the character goes through the coins the coins clears out from the screen and ...
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LibGDX cannot save to internal file

I want to save the state of the game in a file, so I can read it at the next start. The Problem is, that I get a exception, if I try to save something internal. If I try to save it local all work ...
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Box2dLights rendering in bigger scale

So basically my box2dLights are rendering in wreid places. The circle in center is my player and as you can see lamp which should be aligned to player is in the right-top corner. my code: package ...
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shader program vs spritebatch [closed]

I try to draw mesh with my own shaderProgram private static String vertexShader = "attribute vec4 a_position; \n" + "attribute vec4 a_color;\n" + "attribute vec2 ...
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Artificial physics : ball angle bouncing (Vector2) [duplicate]

My question is : how can I manage to move my object (ball) on a trajectory , and onContact with another object, it bounces, respecting the angle
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How to match user click and the sprite object position in libGDX framework

I am using libGDX Java framework for developing a practice game in Eclipse. My game is in landscape mode and I am using sprite image for game assets. Actually I am trying to follow the Kilobolt ...
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how to make different sprite when moving and aiming [duplicate]

I want to create top down game where you are Russian soldier in libGDX. The player controls the soldier with W/A/S/D and aims with the mouse. That way the soldier can run sideways and shoot towards ...
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Best mobile games resolution ratio

What is the best landscape and portrait resolution ratios that will fit the most of the devices out there and the black bars size will be minimum?
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How can I fix my sprite being rotated 90 degrees more than toward the mouse?

I am trying to get a Sprite in LibGDX to look at the player's mouse. Here's the code I have (mind you, I am using JRuby): target = mouse_position.sub(spatial.position) rotation = ...
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How to blend bullet sprite from white to yellow in libgdx

Does anyone have a clue that will make my bullet sprite fade from yellow to white? As the bullet is created it will be white but when it trails on it will turn yellow. Any ideas how? Is it a simple ...
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error reading atlas file [duplicate]

I follow this tutorial to learn how to develop some 2d games with libGDX: http://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/2013/10/02/LibGDX-Tutorial-3-Basic-graphics.aspx I am stuck at the TextureAtlas part. I ...
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Astar optimalization (A*) [closed]

So I have written own implementation of AStar (A*) algorithm to find paths around my 2d tile based map. My problem is that if I call it each frame (I need to do it) and I'm searching path from corner ...
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Libgdx get 3d intersection coordenate

Is there any algorithm that takes an arbitrary point coordinates as input and determines which is the 3d coordinate where the ray intersects the mesh? Use case: The mesh is rendered on the screen, ...
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How do I inline images between text in a Table?

I have a Table and a Label with wrapped text. I want to display some images in-line with the text. For example: This is an image -IMAGE_HERE-, and now some more text showing, yet, another image ...
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Maintaining velocity of free fall body using Box2D in libGDX

I want to maintain the speed of a free-falling Box2D body using LibGDX. I'd like the vertical velocity increase with the level. I've applied a linear impulse and velocity actually increases like this: ...
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Match-3 algorithm to fill empty space left from removing matches

I am currently creating a match 3 game. I am at the point where I have objects dropping down in the column when only one item is removed. So if an item is removed, the above item moves into its old ...
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LibGdx and in-game fonts - any proven methods?

I use 3 sizes for fonts in my game: small, medium, and large. I take the base font size and attempt to scale the font based on screen size and density, but this is proving to be pretty hard. Does ...
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Rotating SpriteBatch clockwise [closed]

I have developed a 2D game that looks great on the Android. Now I want to make it cross-platform. For this I need to literally rotate everything when it is on desktop. I tried to do that by rotating ...
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Game Update in Libgdx

In libgdx, the game loop is the render() method. But why is that, and is there a way where I can make an update() method that is called 60 times a second? As in the update() method, I would add the ...
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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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Artillery Simulation [duplicate]

I need some help on a simulation of an Artillery like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YktWSKo_UbA. I cant figure out how to make the "tomato" to get to the selected spot. Where can I get ...
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How do some mobile games scale graphics so beautifully? [duplicate]

I'm working on my first Android game and have been struggling a bit with scaling. I've got 3 test devices 800x480, 1920x1080 and a 2560x1600 tablet. Some games look near perfect on all of them - many ...
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Top-down player collision with walls

I am having trouble trying to think of how I am going to approach collisions in my game. My idea which sucked in the beginning because it would reduce performance dramatically has failed which was ...
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Actors (Label) not being drawn to stage [closed]

I have a weird issue that when I try to draw a Stage with only an Actor, a Label to be more precise, added to it and nothing seems to be getting drawn. This is how my setup goes: I have a Sprite ...
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Should I use tiles in a snake game? [closed]

I'm building a simple snake game, which is my first game ever. I'm using LibGDX, which is Java-based. I've looked at the Tiled Map Editor, but I don't know if it is necessary in a simple game like ...
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Efficient way to check collision with potentially hundreds of objects [duplicate]

I am trying to make a top down shooter that could potentially have hundreds of objects at once at one point. I need to check collision with projectiles, walls, and enemies. I am currently using ...
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LibGDX render sprites in tiled-map format ( convert texture to sprite )

I am creating a game in which till now I have used textures to create A 2D tiled game. I have created a matrix which converts the touch co-ordinates into a array index number and according to that ...