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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LibGDX ShapeRenderer graphical glitches

So drawing something static on the screen with the ShapeRenderer is fine but whenever I try to move something it starts glitching out. Here's a vine to show what I mean: https://vine.co/v/OBxFi1P2IO9 ...
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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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Libgdx drawing semi-transparent circle on pixmap

I am currently working on an android game using libgdx and would like to add a joystick to its interface. For this I use the built-in touchpad class. Untill now I have used external images for ...
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libgdx not rendering tmx

I am having trouble rendering my tmx files. I am using libgdx, I have tried removing all the box2d stuff but it still does not work. In tiled editor, when i save it as an img and render as a texture ...
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How can I check if a player-drawn line follows a path?

I want to draw an invisible path that the user must follow. I've stored that path as points. When a player draws a line, how can I test if it follows the path I've stored? Here's an example for ...
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LibGDX camera position shifted on movement

I'm programming a game with LibGDX and Box2D and I want my camera to follow my player. But as I zoom in (because Box2Ds metric system, using camera.zoom = x) the camera is shifted when the player ...
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Why not just create very high resolution graphics and use them on all screens?

I'm creating a game with pretty basic graphics (numbers, blocks, words, and a few nice design elements for the logo and such). My question is: can I create everything in a very high resolution- say ...
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Touchable Hud with Actors in Libgdx

I am writing a Tower Defense for Android. Right now my LevelScreen contains a Background-Actor which is pan-able and some zones to buy Towers - after buying them you can upgrade them further. When you ...
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LibGDX Touch Delay

So I'm trying to make a game in which you have to tap things fast, but the thing is - after you touch something (the area I chose), it takes like 2 more seconds to register another touch. Now, I think ...
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Is using camera and viewport in Libgdx always necessary?

I understand that camera and viewport are important to keep virtual measurement units and handle different aspect ratios and resolutions when building games with worlds bigger than the screen (e.g. ...
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Draw image layer in tmx map - libgdx

I created a map only with an image layer in tiled map editor. When I want to load the map the layer isn't shown. Only the background color. Followed the tutorial from ...
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Creating a glitch effect similar to Watch Dogs

I'm currently working on a LibGDX game. When a user does something wrong, I would like all the graphics on the screen to jitter very similar to the glitch/distort effect seen in the game Watch Dogs ...
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Mysql database reading and writing [closed]

In my Libgdx application I would like to be able to connect to a mysql server securely and read and write data from it without other users injecting, or changing information. I've found this: ...
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LibGDX ImageButton not scaling properly on table?

I'm facing the same problem like in this link: question and I think the problem is in the skin passed in a table like this skin = new Skin(); skin.add("pausebuttonup", AssetLoader.pauseButtonUp); ...
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Typing text animation (dialogue) libGDX or in general

Can anyone think of an efficient way to animate the typing dialogue text as found in pokemon? I have a vague idea of using string.length, and having a new letter drawn every .2 seconds or so, but ...
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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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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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(LibGdx) Get mouse position in ENTIRE game [closed]

I'm trying to get the mouse position IN GAME. By that I mean not the position on the screen, but inside the window. I've been using Gdx.input.getX(), but that's not INGAME. How do I do this?
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Event handling for Pressing only 4 keys on desktop

I want to poll only 4 keys i.e. Keys.LEFT, Keys.RIGHT, Keys.Up and Keys.Down in libGDX strictly. That means, I want to call render method, only when above 4 keys are pressed. I followed below link ...
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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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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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Is it possible to create sqlite database only for android in LIBGDX game? [closed]

I want to know if I can just implement sqlite database for android in libgdx game? Also if this is not possible then may I know the simple way to integrate libgdx game to just store scores in sqlite ...
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Making dialog “clips” in libGDX or in general?

I'm new to libGDX (I just released my first game), and I've started thinking about things I'd like to do next time. One thing I really want to do is, have those story type movies, where you tap the ...
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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 to remove game objects after on overlap in LIBGDX game

I have gold stars in my game that give score to game hero if the hero overlap with the star. What I want is to remove star once it overlap with hero object. I give score by checking overlap with this ...
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How to loop through tiles in libGDX [duplicate]

I just need a for loop to show me all of the tiles in a tiled map. for(Tiles t: thetilemap) { }
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Using Delta for a stopwatch, delta too fast than real time seconds

I search for methods to create a stopwatch on libgdx and came across with this: public void trigger(float delta){ playTime += delta; playTimeRounded = ((double)Math.round(playTime * 100) / ...
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Drawing shapes and images in libgdx dialog

I am currently working on a dialog window for my android game using libgdx. This dialog window contains a collection of labels and buttons, but should also contain an image. The image represents the ...
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Libgdx--how to store every single point drawn using touchdragged?

Basically i am trying to detect line collision. The problem is when intersection occurs quickly(touch dragged is done quickly like fling), the collision is not detected. It seems as if 'touch dragged' ...
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Why does adding LIBGDX “fadeIn” action to a table in a group make the whole stage fade in?

I'm trying to "fadeIn" a store "screen" which is really just an invisible group. I set the group to visible=true, set the alpha to 0 and then do a "fadeIn" on the group. The problem is that the whole ...
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How do I detect a line collison in LIBGDX?

I am drawing a continuous line using Pixmap. I want to check for a collision / intersection of my line with the already drawn line.
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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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Why do my Box2D collisions fail when I have multiple fixtures on one body?

I'm creating my first libgdx / Box2D game where a player moves around using a mouseJoint. My player has two fixtures, "main" and "question". For some reason when I have these two fixtures, my player ...
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rotate to movement direction [duplicate]

If I have a player character that can move 8-directionally, I can set the rotation of the player to face the direction of movement. But if I want to smoothly rotate to a direction, sometimes the ...
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Texture Packer - Any way to make it combine intelligently

I am making a Pokemon Clone, using libgdx. I have the different types of sprites: e.g. Back, front, back shiny, and front shiny. The current way the Texture Packer combines the textures seems to be ...
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How can my entities avoid walking on certain tiles?

In my tile map, created with 'Tiled', I placed some tiles that need to be avoided by my mobiles. Tiles like water or obstacles. The entities "wander" in the map, choosing random directions, and their ...
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Libgdx 2D Game, Random generated World of random size, how to get mouse coordinates? [closed]

I'm a noob and English is not my mothertongue, so please bear with me! I'm generating a map for a Sidescroller out of a 2D-array. That is, the array holds different values and I create blocks based ...
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How do you create fnt (angelcode format) files from existing bitmaps?

I often gets the same problem: Someones creates a nice bitmap font for me in form of a sheet nicely formated into a png, like this: ...and i need to create the angelcode .fnt atlas for using it ...
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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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LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem

LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem Tearing my hair out on this one. I am an experienced software developer, but very new to LibGdx and Box2D development. I am writing a game ...
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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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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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Does Libgdx being “for Desktop” mean dependency-free native executables?

I want to clarify whether the Java Framework "LibGDX" can be used to compile games to native executables. The description/tagline says "Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework". I ...
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How do I get the impulse of a collision from Box2D in LibGDX?

I am developing a game using LibGDX and Box2D. I want to get the force or the impulse when two bodies collide, but I can't find the right way to do that. How can I use a ContactListener to get the ...
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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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Lag when drawing single Texture multiple times in libGDX [closed]

I am building a game where you are basically drawing little dots on the screen with the help of the accelerometer. I am using a single instance of an Actor where I store the coordinates that needs to ...
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Label not properly centered in TextButton

I'm using LibGDX v1.1.0 and I see that the label of a TextButton is not properly centered. I have the following code: m_resumeButton = new TextButton("resume", skin); m_resumeButton.addListener(new ...
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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 ...