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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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 only on devices with resolution 800 × 480. I found this solution: ...
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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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. 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 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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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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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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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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What is the approach of creating an image puzzle game with libgdx

I would like to create a game which consists of taking a random image, slicing it up into some number of pieces (according to a selected difficulty) and letting the player solve the puzzle. I've ...
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How to use the zoom gesture in libgdx?

I found the example code for the GestureListener class, but I don't understand the zoom method: private float initialScale = 1; public boolean zoom (float originalDistance, float currentDistance) { ...
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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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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 to make a smooth circuit path in Universal tween engine?

I tried to make a circuit by starting at point A, with waypoints B and C and final target at A again, and infinite repeats. What happens is that the path from A to B, B to C is smoothed, but path C 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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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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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 without android dependancies

I want to create a game that due to some assumptions doesn't make sense as a tablet game. I already created some frame (controllers, autowiring, build scripts, etc.) that would help me later on, but ...
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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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How to get width and height from a body in box2d?

I am working on a game in Libgdx framework. I have to get width and height from a body in box2d. is their any way to get width an d height from a body in box2d??
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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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How to draw a rectangle or curve between two co-ordinates in libGDX

I am new to libGDX.I just want a Rectangle or a small curve drawn between the object and the clicked position .I know libGDX has RECTANGLE class. I just want to draw a rectangle or a curved line to ...
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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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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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White background on BitMapFont

I've tried placing a white "background" on a font that is being rendered with LibGDX, with no success. I'm using the font.draw to draw the loaded font on the screen, but every way that I tried, the ...
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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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libgdx get rotated sprite coords points

I would like to get the position of each edge of a sprite when he has been rotated. I have no idea how to do it, I made a image to explain it. I would like to get the X and Y position of each Red ...
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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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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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Conceptual - What is the optimal way to combine steering behaviors with rigid body physics?

I am working on a simple 3D space simulator that makes use of the Bullet physics engine. The spaceships are rigid bodies that have a mass and hitbox so that they can be considered for collisions. At ...
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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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How do I change the relative origins of a Box2D World and a TiledMap in Libgdx?

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...