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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Make LibGDX game responsive to different phone screen sizes?

I've been experimenting with small games to learn design concepts, LibGDX, and Box2D. I am wondering how you would implement "responsiveness," so to say. For example, this is the rendering part of my ...
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How do I switch between the game screen and score screen without redrawing everything?

I'm working on a multiplayer game in Libgdx and want to display the scores of say, the top 10 players on the map. The player should be able to checking the scores at any point during the game and ...
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Ball bouncing with box2d in libgdx

I just started using Box2d and libgdx. I followed this tutorial, https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Box2d And a ball would bounce if I run the following code I took from the tutorial. // ...omit ...
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Shooting based off mouse position [duplicate]

I'm trying to shoot bullets where the mouse is aiming using one image as a test. I'm trying to get the mechanics like this I have some kind of algorithm to handle that but the results arn't too ...
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LibGDX ShapeRenderer rotated

I'm having a weird problem with the LibGDX ShapeRenderer where it draws everything rotated. Here are some images to show you what i mean: This is what it looks like in Tiled(Map Editor): This is ...
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Setting bounds to a label in libgdx

textStyle = new LabelStyle(); textStyle.font = font; textStyle.fontColor=Color.GREEN; EnterTextCasheir= new Label("",textStyle); EnterTextCasheir.setBounds(AssetsHelper.convertWidth(158), ...
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Using libraries in libgdx

This is the first time I'm using libgdx and I've got one problem. I am confused by the web of dependencies and the number of projects and I'm not sure how and mostly where to add a third party library ...
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LibGDX ImageButton resizeing

How can I resize ImageButton ? It show very big on screen . How I know it is an Actor and it is not resizing automatically . I can`t find the method for resizing it. Any ideas?
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Timer.schedule(task, 0, 100) never fires

I added some code using java.util.Timer to execute my spawnMonster function every 100ms. It worked, until I tried instantiating images in it -- since it doesn't run on the libGDX core thread, there's ...
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Creating a Wave Motion(ZigZag) on Projectile Motion in LibGDX

Currently im developing a Worms Like game in LibGDX. So i already implemented the firing of projectile and now i want it to move in a Sine Wave Motion while in air. Heres the code of the Bullet that ...
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Sprite draw-order in libgdx

From other frameworks I know methods for easy ordering sprites within a spritebatch (to determine if a sprite has to be drawn in front or behind another sprite). For example in MonoGame/XNA this is ...
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How does super.render() call this method?

Today I was experimenting with adding different screens with Scene2d in libgdx and while doing so I became confused how super.render() in my render() method from my starter class (MyGdxGame) called ...
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How can I scale dialog text in libgdx?

This is what I have and in this case for some reason only the back to menu button is scaled... public class GameOverWindow extends Dialog { private BitmapFontShader bitmapFontShader; ...
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Infinite Jumper Snow Effect

I wish to achieve a snowing effect on my game. The game is made in LibGDX and im using ParticleEmitter. I created a snow effect in ParticleEditor which consists in a line which spawns snow flakes. The ...
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Word game - board implementation?

I'm working on a boggle type game for android, using libgdx. The user is presented with a 4x4 grid of letters and must find words by dragging their finger over the letters. Unlike boggle I want used ...
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[LibGdx]Moving a fixture on a body

I'm working with Box2D and I have a basic platform and a box bounces off of it. // Static Platform bdef.position.set(160 / PPM, 120 / PPM); bdef.type = BodyType.StaticBody; Body b = ...
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Gdx.graphics.getDeltaTime(); Returns 0

I am coding a game in Java using Eclipse and Libgdx. I am trying to make an object move until it reaches a certain random point. I am relying on delta time to make the objects speed the same on ...
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LibGDX - Accelerometer Problems

I got some issues. I'm using LibGDX. When I hit an object, my Fighter is supposed to fall to the Ground. BUT, because of the Accelerometer, i can still move it up and down eventhough it died. The ...
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Yet another libGDX resolution independance question

I am developping a Android smartphone game in LibGDX, and I am encountering issues about resolution managing. Most notably, I have no clue how to handle that in LibGDX. For now, I am developping ...
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Implementing Mouse Lasso

I am toying around with a Boogaloopers clone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuaRi_fhdlQ). I have a small problem with the lassoing. Here's my current naive algorithm. The problem with this is that ...
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Vertical alignment of a padded font generated by Hiero in libgdx

I've generated bitmap fonts for libgdx using Hiero. I've got several distance field fonts that require a lot of padding, unfortunately they don't seem to align correctly. Below is a font with a ...
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Libgdx project “Not Responding” when in debug mode

So the problem I am encountering is that whenever I attempt to debug my Libgdx desktop project and Android project the "app" is constantly "frozen" or "Non responding." By this I mean that I cannot ...
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Box2DLights - the center of sprites are always 100% unlit (black) unless Xray is on

I'm using a ConeLight at 180 degrees, with this setup: pl = new ConeLight(rayHandler, 256, new Color(0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 1f), 280f, 400 - x, 300 - y, 0, 180); And the object I'm casting a shadow on ...
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LibGDX: Its there any way to calculate the speed of a repeated scrolling background?

I'm trying to calculate the scrolling speed of an background, I'm doing something like this on the background class: private Texture texture = new Texture(Gdx.files.internal("backgound.png")); ...
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LibGDX how to change animations

I have a Player Class and i have 3 different Animations for it. I can render them perfectly but i don't know how to change from one animation to another. For exmaple i have 3 animations, one for ...
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Google Play Game Services - Handling messages via p2p, host or no host?

I am developing a real time multiplayer game using Google Play Game Services. The underlying networking is done via P2P. Everything I read says I should still have a game host that sends out all the ...
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Design pattern for animation sequence in LibGDX

What design pattern to use for sequence of animation that involve different actor in libGDX. For example I am making a game to choose a wolf from a group of sheeps. The first animation played when the ...
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Rotating a vector around a vector in 3D space

I am trying to rotate a moon around a planet (the planet is also rotating around an axis) but I am having trouble doing so. I tried to make the model move through space like so: @Override public ...
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Graphical Designer for creating in game objects

I am creating a 2D endless scrolling game . The game needs to have a repetitive object , say a building with random width and height . But the basic color and features like window shape of the ...
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libgdx custom shape overlap detecting

I'm writing my game on libgdx w/o any of those extensions like box2d and whatsoever. But right now I'm forcing problem with overlapping detection. I need to detect if bullet (which is always in ...
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Using Tiled (tile maps) for creating just parts of the game

I am creating an endless scrolling 2D orthogonal side scrolling game. But I am having an issue : In my game I want certain buildings to be there of random widths and height. Now the buildings are not ...
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Only 1 character prints in LibGDX

I'm creating a simple menu in LibGDX and following a Stage/Table approach. I have a header, and a TextButton. Both have some text to them, but both only show 1 character. For example, the header ...
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“Pixel-perfect” camera positioning in 2d game

I am writing a 2d game using LibGDX. The view to the game world is top-down. The game shows a grid of lines, which looks nice when the camera is at its initial position (0,0). The problem is now that ...
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If I convert my LibGDX game to an exe, is it legal?

I have a LibGDX jar file, and I want to have it as an EXE. Would that be legal? (Using launch4j) Also, how do I obfuscate a LibGDX game?
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LibGDX - Textures rendering at wrong position

Update 2: Let me further explain my problem since I think that i didn't make it clear enough: The Y-coordinates on the bottom of my screen should be 0. Instead it is the height of my screen. That ...
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How can I increase text using scale and keep the text smooth in libgdx?

I found that I can use DistanceFieldShader from here and found an example but I couldn't make it work. First my whole screen becomes white, all the other actors that I have on screen disappears. ...
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How can I implement online high score in LibGDX?

I found some posts that said to use Google Play Services. What about other platforms? Is their some libgdx library that I can use to implement it in core section or do I need to write separate score ...
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Is Table the only layout that I can use in libgdx?

I'm looking for the common way to handle the layout in libgdx. I searched google and found only table layout. Meanwhile I don't use any layout and just insert coordination into each visual object but ...
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The sprite will not move in libGDX

When I ran the android application, The sprite image will not move when I press the input keys. I followed a tutorial based on input keys and wish to know what's wrong. Can anyone see what's wrong? ...
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Correctly identifying a Fixture from an extended class in Box2D's ContactListener

Sorry for the confusing title, I dont know how to resume it that much. Im making a game, and I have a simple class Mob which is extended by Warrior and Enemy. A Mob has a Body, and that body usually ...
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Bodies going through the walls of a box

I have a game where the user controls a box to collect falling balls. However, very often the balls will just fall through the walls of the box and be flung away. What could be causing the balls to do ...
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Slick2D v LibGDX: [closed]

Okay. You might have seen some of these posts on forums here and there, but I wanted to ask this here mainly because everyone here is focused on game-dev and there seems to be quite a few Java ...
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swapActor not movings the actors

I'm trying to use myTable.swapActor(Actor a,Actor b). It does return true, so it should swap the items, however, nothing's moving. Is there something I've not seen in what the function really does? ...
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neon effect to textures libgdx [duplicate]

I am working on a live wallpaper with Libgdx . I am wondering if I can give neon glow to my textures , at runtime . Is this possible? If yes can anybody give me any pointers?
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Sprites on scrolling tmx map (LibGDX)

I have .tmx map loaded, and a camera to see it. The map is bigger than the camera viewport, so I need to move that viewport scrolling the camera. Now I want to draw a sprite on the map. To do that, at ...
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How do i make collision detection more effective?

In the game i am developing, there are 220 circles that are not moving. One of the circles is moving and in every update, it iterates through an ArrayList that contains all the circles and check if it ...
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How do i initialize and use a Texture Array? LibGDX

First of all, I am new to Java and LibGDX.. What I am trying to do is Load my texture images into an array so that I can reference them in my drawing code by number, rather than by name. I am drawing ...
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Does libGDX support the Xbox One controller?

I just bought a Xbox one controller and i'd like to test my game with it. I use the Controllers extension from libGDX and it works fine, at least with my PS3 controller. I get some weird results when ...
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Can I sell games made with LibGdx on Steam

my question is pretty self-explanatory, there is any technical or legal issue in selling libgdx games on steam? EDIT It is possible to show some kind of evidence, maybe a exemple of a game that is ...
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LibGDX Z index for groups

Have three groups, A, B and C. Let B and C be children of A. Now set B.setZIndex(3) C.setZIndex(2) Why is C drawn over B, if B has a greater Z index? If you do this: C.setZIndex(2) ...