LibGDX is a cross-platform Java game development framework based on OpenGL (ES) that works on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and your WebGL enabled browser.

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How do I draw a circular portion of a texture within LibGDX using an OpenGL ES shader?

What is the simplest way to implement a shader to draw a circular portion of a full screen texture where the circle is dynamically resized as part of an animation using LibGDX? Is a shader even the ...
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Image edges are distorted inside game

I dont know how to explain this, so I will use images to describe my problem. The image I made using InkScape: What it looks like in-game (ignore the runner): As you can see the edges are not "...
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How to draw portion of a sprite in libGDX

Let's say i have a sprite like this: and i want to draw the lower portion of it, only the yellow color.. Initially the sprite has dimensions 10x10, i want it to be drawn 10x3 Do i have to ...
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Libgdx trying to get reflection of ball with plane in 3D space

I just cannot seem to get the right reflection result. Have tried reordering the operations but none seem to work. Hoping someone might tell me what I am doing wrong. Trying to accomplish the formula (...
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Pan camera within bounds of large image

I have a camera that I pan around a large image which works fine, however when I reach the end of the image I can keep panning on and on, forver. I have looked everywhere for an answer on how to ...
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LibGDX: Easy way to draw partial sprites

I am surely overlooking something, but is there an easy to draw for example only half a sprite in LibGDX? I originally thought I could do this with setBounds() but this distorts the sprite.
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GestureDetection Issues - How do I make my Actor jump on Swipe?

I've been trying to solve this for hours now, In theory I totally understand how the GestureDetector works but I'm trying to integrate it with the Libgdx SuperJumper Tutorial (for now). Here: https://...
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Why should i set glClearColor and setProjectionMatrix in render method many time in LibGDX?

import com.badlogic.gdx.Game; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.OrthographicCamera; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.g2d.SpriteBatch; public class MyGame extends Game { public OrthographicCamera ...
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Why do I get glitchy graphics when drawing scene with scene2D?

I'm trying to display a simple text for a menu UI using scene2D, but for some reason nothing is being displayed here. The screen displays pure black. public class ScreenMenu implements Screen { ...
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Java Libgdx: How do you add cells to a TiledMap?

I'm trying to make a Side-Scrolling game that will allow you to place/remove tiles. I'm using the TileMap Editor to render the custom Tilemap but is there any way to add tiles? I have it where I can ...
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Libgdx, tiled map - how to reload layer?

In the simple platform game I'm making, when player collects coin, its cell is set to null. Is it possible to recover all cells from layer "coins" after player dies? I have tried multiple things but ...
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ScrollPane scrolling velocity

I'm working with a custom ScrollPane, but I can't find how to change the velocity of scrolling (not on fling action). Can anybody tell me how reduce scrolling velocity on calling setScrollY() or ...
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In Eclipse using libgdx, what does “project description file is missing” mean?

In a sudden case of nostalgia, I switched my eclipse workplace from my working libgdx projects to an older one. After looking through my old stuff I had some problems switching it back, since I didn't ...
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Checking if Body is surrounded by other Bodies

I'm trying to make a game like Rampart as practice. I have gotten to the point where I want to check if the castle is surrounded by walls and decide whether to fill in the area and continue the game, ...
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unable to use two gestures simultaneously

I have a class implementing gesture listener in libgdx. I want to use longpress gesture in one half of the screen and fling gesture in other part of the screen simultaneously. public class ...
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How to move objects in any direction by swiping with libgdx android game development

first of, I'm new to android game development so I don't know all the classes and dictionaries within android and libgdx. I'm actually following a game development tutorial for the first time (...
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(LibGDX/JAVA) How can I get a rectangle to rotate with this pendulum so I can start detecting collisions?

One of the objects in my game is a pendulum that swings in a semi-circle. This is done by having an update() method like this: public void update() { angleAcceleration = +1.81 / length * Math.sin(...
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How to add a callback to addAction in scene2d

Sorry if this is a newbie question, I'm still learning libgdx. I'm using scene2d and I am trying to fade a tooltip into my scene and fade it out after 4.5 seconds. Everything is working in my code ...
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Sprites not being rendered on screen change - Android Libgdx

In my game over screen for my Libgdx Android game I've the following code which starts a new game upon a screen touch. if(Gdx.input.isTouched()) { ScreenManager.setScreen(new ...
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LibGDX Android project in IntelliJ

I've created a LibGDX project. I imported the build.gradle. The core and desktop modules are imported successfully, but the android not. So I add the content roots. The project compiles, I could build ...
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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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LibGDX Tiled Map - how to get embedded objects

I am using LibGDX to learn Game Development. I have reached the phase I am learning to use Tiled Maps. In Tiled map editor, there is a feature where we can pick a tile in the tile set, go to View -> ...
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Grayscale color mode texture not rendering in libGDX

I am about to develop a game completely in shades of grey using libGDX and just for testing purposes, i created two textures in photoshop: 2048 x 2048 plain white png image with RGB color mode of ...
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libGDX's 2D particle editor launching incorrectly

What's going on? Here's my process: I first right-click the referenced library for gdx-tools.jar in Eclipse: I then search for the particle-editor class: It opens successfully, but half of the ...
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Is there any case to mix Android UI with LibGDX?

my question is about creating "non-playable" screens in games with the help of native android tools. For example, I have an Android LibGDX game (singleplatform), what should I use to provide start ...
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Libgdx - How to change GestureListener pan finger sensibility?

I implemented GestureListener in my Overlap2dStage to pan the camera when the player drags its finger over the screen. But I also have some actors that extend InputAdapter to detect when the user ...
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(Java) Trying to animate an arraylist of coins with a (working) animation class

I have a coin class which takes in an integer numOfCoinsand an enum LayoutType, which can be linear or curved. A linear layout displays the coins in a straight line one after the other - we'll work ...
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Using Box2D in LibGDX, is there a reason a fixture set to be a sensor would only -sometimes- detect a collision?

I am working on a 2D game in LibGDX. Currently, I am testing interactions between a player's weapon and enemies - in particular, a sword and an enemy monster. The player has a hurtbox and the sword ...
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How do I reverse “Cartesian->Isometric” function?

I'm working on an isometric tile rendering engine and I need to reverse a function I used to translate the Cartesian coordinates into isometric coordinates. I've already written a function for this, ...
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LibGDX font issues

I've started creating a small project for the store with LibGDX. So far I only tested on PC, and everything went well. I'm using the gdx-smart-font library for font rendering. The fonts are looking ...
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LibGdx Table not firing touch events

I can easily add listeners to the actors within a table, and they will fire events, but if I want an entire to table to have 1 listener and do not care to have differentiated effects depending on ...
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LibGdx: How to check if VSync is enabled

I am just about finished my options screen, the only thing I need is some way of detecting if Vsync is enabled or not. I'm using LibGdx 1.5. I have tried to find an access to wglSwapIntervals, but ...
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player sprite hidden after using a stage (scene2d library)

What i'am doing is showing a tiledmap on the full screen , and it works fine. The character moves perfectly and the camera too. What i want is : Showing some text or imageButton over the map like ...
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Is using Game in libGDX for more than just switching screens a bad practice

I'm the process of refactoring the prototype of my game to use multiple screens using the Game - Screens model. I found some information (I think in more than one place) that the Game class should be ...
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OrthographicCamera and viewport not giving expected effect

I recently asked a question about this area that I think was too broad, so I will try a new approach. I have the following code I am experimenting with: batch = new SpriteBatch(); ...
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How to resize animation in libgdx?

I want to draw an animation, the size of each frame is 500x500px but when I try to resize, the animation seems to rotate... Here the code to load frames and create animation: Texture fireSheet = ...
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LibGDX problems when switching screens and disposing: AL lib: (EE) alc_cleanup: 1 device not closed [closed]

I have to classes which implements the Screen interface. I'm trying to switch between these screens. I'm able to switch one time, but when trying to switch back, I receive the error: AL lib: (EE) ...
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Using a basic shader in libGDX

Looking at https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Shaders, I have decided to try these shaders: String vertexShader = "attribute vec4 a_position;\n"+ "uniform mat4 ...
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Animation reset in libgdx

i have an issue that i hope it's easy to resolve. I'm playing various animations in my libgdx-created game. For a particular animation, i need that to play in loop mode but only if a particular ...
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LibGdx - Move sprite in the direction of other sprite

I'm kind new to LibGdx and I'm still learning. I'm working on a small game project to learn this nice framework. However, I'm having some issues with my game. My game is a top down shooter. There is a ...
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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 update()...
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LibGDX Box2D Lights - Illuminate background

I have a box2D world made of tiles. I use a custom DirectionalLight for light up the scene from above (It shines through transparent blocks [eg.: the water] more deeply). The problem is (as expected), ...
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LibGDX Android Application only running once

I'm having trouble trying to figure out why my LibGDX game only runs successfully once on Android. Assuming the game has not been installed on the device, when I run the application from eclipse the ...
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LibGDX/Java - Trying to find the vector from one object to another

I want to add springs in my game that work like the ones in sonic - i.e. if you can't get over an obstacle you have to hit a spring which sends the main character flying towards another spring that ...
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LibGDX - Best way of scrolling background

I'm new to LibGDX and i'm trying to implement a screen where i have a guy running and the ground under him scrolling to give impression he is really running in a sidewalk for example. The ground ...
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Sprite movement only works the first time, can't figure out why [closed]

In my libGDX game I have finally managed to get the sprite to move the way I want him to but for some reason my desired outcome only works the first time I run the code. If I try to run it again, he ...
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LibGDX how to efficiently handle button presses

I'm making a simple 2D game for android using LibGDX. My game needs to have many buttons in it that fire off a method when pressed, and I was wondering what the best way to do this would be. I tried ...
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LibGDX: Scrollpane won't scroll to bottom after adding children to contained table

To my game I want to add a gui element that displays text and textButtons whenever something is happening or it wants you to make a decission (an answer while talking to a person for example). To keep ...
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Are shaders the only way to implement 2d lighting?

I'm working on a 2d top down game with libgdx and I think i got the basics. No want I want to implement lighting, I don't know anything about lighting. I want just to have some light sources and ...
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Libgdx: different speed on different devices

I am running a simple Libgdx app that I have wrote, on my Android phone and Android tablet and I am getting the unexpected result of having different velocities when a body is moved. To move the body ...