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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box2d rendering performance degrading extremely even with sleeping bodies?

I'm working on my first smartphone game, a simple 2D platformer built with libgdx. Game maps use the Tiled level format, so a map is just a bunch of blocks. I recently started using box2d to implement ...
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Libgdx implement 2d drop shadow for transparent sprites

I am a libgdx learner. For an learning application that I am developing using libgdx on android, I need to show drop shadow or glow effect when a sprite is touched. The sprites are created from a ...
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How to eliminate the outline in libgdx?

I'm recently started working on a game in libgdx, and I've run into the problem that my sprites tend to get a thin, whitish outline around them. This is especially a problem for me since I'm working ...
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Optimizing Collision Detection in a 2D Game

I am optimizing my "little" Java (LibGDX) shooter game, and perhaps unsurprisingly, collision detection is a "bottleneck"; I've kind of reached my performance goals already, but I want to tweak the ...
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Dealing with multiple 2d sprite animations for the same object

I am using libGDX for a 2d game. Some of my in-game objects have animations, for example a soldier in top-down view that has a walking animation. That is working fine. Now, while walking, this ...
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Make camera move constantly upwards in box2d world

Im using libGdx to develop a 2d game, which has the following: The world moves in an upward direction by having a camera follow the player's y position. The user only controls player's x movement, ...
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How to draw multiple large background images using libgdx?

I have developed a basic lunar lander-style game using Slick2D and dyn4j and am now redeveloping it using libgx for various reasons. I am having problems drawing the background (i.e. everything, but ...
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Why isn't my aspect ratio calculation working on Android platforms?

I have this method: public final float aspectRatioHeight(float originalW, float originalH) { float newHeight = (originalH / originalW) * (Gdx.graphics.getWidth()-20); return newHeight; } To ...
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Entity/Component System - Unique Behaviour

So, I decided to see what the Entity/Component system of game development was all about. I really liked it. So, I decided to implement my current game with it. My problem: Unique Behaviour with the ...
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How can I attach a libGDX actor to a box2D body?

I'm creating game like hill climb racing. I created my car with the help of shapes and joints but I don't know how to attach graphics to it. I used actors and sprites before for the sake of learning, ...
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Seeking Advice: Collision with JBox2d for Top-Down or Isometric Maps

I Hope I can make this as clear as possible! Currently working on an action RPG game, very early stages, more just the basic ideas down and written in. So i'll start on with my setup: Using Java ...
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Libgdx screen keeping text on screen from main Game class

In my libGDX app I have some text running on the main Game class, and when I switch to a different screen the text is still there? Can anyone explain this please. Also in my main class it is changing ...
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LibGDX change screen after 2 seconds

Ive tried using a timer in the render method but that just crashes my game, so how do I change screens after a certain amount of time after rendering.
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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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How do I split a button graphic into a 9 patch?

I understand what a nine patch is but I don't understand how to create one with code. I've made an image with a 1-pixel black border, but how do I turn that into a nine patch? How do I make a nine ...
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Game info file? LibGDX android

In my app I need a file that I can keep settings like: TutorialSkip: True or AppDev: False and other info. How can I make this file and prevent users editing it? This has to work in the Core folder ...
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Help Understanding libgdx create animations example game

I am trying to understand the example game, cuboc. GitHub is https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx-demo-cuboc. I have generated my texture atlas but I do not understand the code that uses this texture ...
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LibGDX: Making an object move correctly based on real time

Below is an image of my gameworld. As we can see, the player starts at position 0. each cell represents 1 game world unit. My goal is to get the player to move 1 unit (the red cell) in 1 second in '...
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Vertical Text - Bitmap Font Libgdx

How can I achieve this kind of rotation or vertical text using Bitmap Font? I already used Matrix but didn't get the result same as above.
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Placeing stones/tiles on a board game

I am a beginner at libGdx. I am building a board game (the Fanorama game). I would like to use a pic as the board and place the pieces on the board on top of the board sprite. Is there a nice way to ...
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libgdx texture edge blending problem

I have two completely white bitmaps here: They're there, trust me. When I put one on top of the other and scale them down with TextureFilter.Linear I get this: How do I get rid of the dark ...
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LibGdx Input data in a textfield

I have a textfield using scene2d but don't know how to save user input. this is what i have and it just draws the textfield. txtUsername = new TextField("", mSkin); txtUsername....
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Box2D meters and pixels

I am confused about pixels and meters in Box2D. I know that Box2D work only in mters so I need SCALING FACTOR. How big I need it? For example I want that from my mouse coordinates position X and Y for ...
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Removing inline declarations makes code work. Why?

This does not work: camera = new OrthographicCamera(100, 100 * (Gdx.graphics.getHeight() /Gdx.graphics.getWidth())); This does: float w = Gdx.graphics.getWidth(); float h = Gdx.graphics....
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libgdx, how to check collision of randomly generated actors?

I have two groups of randomly generated actors, one is bullets second is enemies. And as of now I have no idea how to check collision of randomly genrated actors and remove the overlaped actors. I'm ...
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How do I fill a shape with a texture in Libgdx?

I am making a 2D racing game. I want to fill the area of the ground object with a texture. I have the shapes of the ground (a Box2D shape). If I make images of the ground with textures, it uses a lot ...
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Since Table.drawDebug is deprecated in libGDX, what should I use instead?

I am following the "Learning LibGDX Game Development" book to make a simple game. I am in the menu creation section where we create a stage and render it with debug borders. The book says to use ...
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Collision detection Libgdx

I'm trying to implement Collision detection using Rectangles for my game but can't seem to get it to work. Bullets are updated when pressing space every frame so they move across the screen. ...
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Box2D pixel to meter conversion

I have a game that was written in pixels and now I want to change it to meters like(box2D do). How I need to do that. I have wached a lot of tutorials and all they have some SCALING FACTOR but when I ...
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Predicting circle-circle bounce vector when aiming one at another

I am making a game with libGDX (with box2d) in which you drag and aim one circle body at another then release to fire. I would like to be able to predict the path of the second circle based on the aim ...
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GdxRuntimeException uiskin.atlas

I have problem when trying to use the uiskin.atlas from github/libgdx. I've downloaded(cloned) it from libgdx.git but it just doesnt work. I get the following error: Com.badlogic.gdx.utils....
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Why does my libgdx app just display the badlogic.jpg instead of my start screen? [closed]

I have been looking at example libgdx games. It looks like https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx-demo-cuboc is the closest thing to a game I would like to make. I am able to download, compile and execute ...
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LibGDX Bounding Rectangles

I'm creating some rectangles surrounding my sprites for my player and bullet class to detect collisions with the overlaps method in Intersector class of LibGDX. I have a question: When I instantiate ...
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Drag And Drop in libGDX (Target and Source)

I'm trying to put together a drag and drop system in libGDX with the help of DragAndDrop class. I have the typical system in which you can drag something into a box. So far it is working all dough I ...
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How can I implement a camera like the one in RotMG?

RotMG, an MMO top-down shooter, takes on a unique 2d-3d style, and has an intriguing camera; The game is obviously 3d, not simply isometric, and if you play the game and turn on camera rotation you ...
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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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How can I get the instantaneous volume level of a sound at a particular playback point?

How can I go about getting the current volume output of an audio file in libGDX? By that I mean of the actual file at its current play position. Essentially I want to write my own version of a plugin ...
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Throwing a bomb LibGDX Box2D [closed]

I am trying to create game where somenone throw a bomb. I am wondering how I can have an bomb react in a way that is represented by the following picture : Is there are any tools in Box2D that can ...
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Libgdx - gesture dection

I have made a card game, and have two methods that sort the players hand. sortHandBySuit(); sortHandByValue(); I would like one method to be called when the user slides their finger from left to ...
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Lighting shadow casting sprites with box2Dlights

I currently have something like this using box2Dlights Ideally, I would like objects casting shadows to be lit, so the object is lit but there is still a shadow cast around it. Right now the object ...
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Box2D pixels to meters , LibGDX

I am confused . what shall I set the orthographic camera viewport in libGDX when I use box2d , in one tutorial I saw that he divided his viewport numbers to 32 because 1meter =32 pixel , but I think ...
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Why do my images take 200 MB of RAM when they are ~20KB on disk?

I am creating an Android game using libGDX. When I load my nine images it takes 200 MB of RAM. But the images are 10 to 17 KB each. Why the discrepancy? Here is where I create textures from those ...
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Box2D Body creation causing performance issues

I have at max 10 dynamic bodies in my world at any time. they are created at random and fired up from below they screen. when a new body is being created, the fps falls from 59 - 61 to about 35- 40 ...
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Making sprite rotate smoothly

I have a sprite that I want to rotate smoothly and face the opposite direction: This is my render function: public void render() { // Game Loop Gdx.gl.glClearColor(0.7f, 0.7f, 0.2f, 1); ...
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Making sprites move in oppsite direction of vector

I have a sprite that moves from the bottom left of the screen to the top right. What I want to know is how would i make it turn around and go in the opposite direction, and continue this loop. I ...
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How can I change the appearance of the mouse cursor in libGDX?

How can I change the mouse a cursor to a picture using libGDX?
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Box2D shape/fixture position vs. body position

I load my rectangular shapes from a simple Tiled level into libGDX and want to create a physics world out of it via Box2D and attach sprite assets for rendering. I get the tiled object layer and ...
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How do I find the shape of Tiled's circles or ellipses in libGDX?

I created a level in the 'Tiled Map Editor' and loaded it into my libGDX game. I can easily transform almost all objects into Box2D objects (although this problem is not Box2D specific), but I have ...
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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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How would you declare a Texture object in the libgdx skin json file, using a region from a texture atlas?

I have a texture atlas that is linked to my skin.json file. The atlas contains a region named "game-title". I would like to declare a com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.Texture object in the json file, to ...