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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Resolution Independence in libGDX

How do I make my libGDX game resolution/density independent? Is there a way to specify image sizes as "absolute" regardless of the underlying density? I'm making a very simple kids game; just a bunch ...
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Why do I get this file loading exception when trying to draw sprites with libgdx?

I'm having trouble with the "Drawing Images" section on the libgdx tutorial. I set up the documents completely and I typed the code as follows: public class Game implements ApplicationListener { ...
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What is the proper way to remove a box2d body from the world in libgdx?

I'm wondering how to remove the body from the world, because I found an error when I tried. I found following error. java: ...
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libgdx - collision detection with tiled map java

currently, I am working on a 2d rpg game which is similar to final fantasy 1-4. I can load up a tiled map and the sprite can walk freely on the map. However, I will like to create a wall for it to ...
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2D Platformer Collisions

I've basically asked this question before, and I know it's been asked probably a billion times, but I still can't seem to do it. All I want to know is how I should go about doing basic 4-way, ...
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How can I convert a tilemap to a Box2D world?

I want to use Box2D physics and lighting with a .tmx map. How can I "convert" a tilemap to Box2D world? My basic idea is to go through the tiles on the map and create an object for them in Box2D. I'm ...
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How can I mark levels as “complete” in a way that prevents cheating?

My first thoughts about marking levels complete is to just write the information to a file upon level completion and load that in once the app is opened up again. But how could I keep this safe from ...
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Repeat texture in libgdx

How to fill region with repeated texture? Now I'm using next method: spriteBatch.begin(); final int tWidth = texture.getWidth(); final int tHeight = texture.getHeight(); for (int i = 0; i < ...
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Why is my sprite displayed offset from its Box2D body?

I found out about this using a debug renderer. When the game starts, everything is in order. But when a collision happens, the sprite's rotation is way larger than its body. The sprite and body match ...
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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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How can I track a falling ball with a camera?

I have been trying to get my camera to follow a falling ball but with no success. here is the code float cameraY = (FrustumHeight / 2)+((ball.getPosition().y) /2) - (FrustumHeight /2); ...
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Match-3 algorithm to fill empty space left from removing matches

I am currently creating a match 3 game. I am at the point where I have objects dropping down in the column when only one item is removed. So if an item is removed, the above item moves into its old ...
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Efficient way to check collision with potentially hundreds of objects [duplicate]

I am trying to make a top down shooter that could potentially have hundreds of objects at once at one point. I need to check collision with projectiles, walls, and enemies. I am currently using ...
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Accurate sprite rotation with mouse movement

I am using the current mouse position to aim the player sprite, but I am not getting the best results. It will often by off by a noticeable amount, or even a complete ~180 off if I go from one side, ...
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Implementing a basic jump in libgdx

I have seen the document for libgdx and managed to move the character and also to implement bounds but the document does not show how to implement jumping. I have downloaded the superjumper demo code ...
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How can I define a complex collision area on top of a tile map?

As many people recommended, I am using Tiled map editor to create a map for my game and it's great particularly because libgdx framework also provides with API for maps from Tiled. I understand I can ...
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How to match font size with screen resolution?

So I'm working on a game using LibGDX, and I have a problem. To make my game fit most resolutions, I created a base asset for each aspect ratio, for example, a main menu background image, I made it ...
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How do I change my gravity and jumping logic to put the character at a specific height at a specific point in time?

I'm making a 2D platformer on Android using libGDX. One thing I've had a problem with recently is gravity and jumping. I found a few tutorials on the internet and was able to come up with this... ...
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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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SQLite in libGDX

Does anyone have an example of how I can use SQLite in libGDX? I have a class in my original Android code that allowed me to easily access a database but I can't seem to find anything equivalent to ...
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Isometric - precise screen coordinates to isometric

I'm trying to translate mouse coords to precise isometric coords (I can already find the tile the mouse is over, but I want it to be more precise). I've tried several different methods but I seem to ...
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How do I show a minimap in a 3D world?

Got a really typical use-case here. I have large map made up of hexagons and at any given time only a small section of the map is visible. To provide an overview of the complete map, I want to show a ...
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Camera Coordinate To Screen Coordinate

I want to convert the camera coordinate to screen coordinate. I have asked this question because my camera is 48m wide and 32m high but my screen is 480x320 pixels. So whatever collision point I get ...
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LibGDX Swipe Detection Left and Right

I have displayed an image at the center of the screen with libgdx. If I swipe left, the image should move to the left; and, if I swipe right, image should move to the right. Subsequent swipes to the ...
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GLSL 2D Silhouette

I'm trying to render a silhouette of any entity behind foreground objects to indicate their position to the player. Here's an example of what I want to achieve, from Hyper Light Drifter: From what ...
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Problem Implementing Texture on Libgdx Mesh of Randomized Terrain

I'm having problems understanding how to apply a texture to a non-rectangular object. The following code creates textures such as this: from the debug renderer I think I've got the physical shape ...
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How to force a garbage collector swep on libgdx?

I found that you can control your memory usage on libgdx with: int javaHeap = Gdx.app.getJavaHeap(); int nativeHeap = Gdx.app.getNativeHeap(); But, How can I force a garbage collector cleanup? I ...
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How do I generate mipmap .png and model .obj files for LibGDX?

I'm playing a bit with LibGDX (OpenGL ES 2.0 wrapper for Android). I found some sample code which used prepared files to load models and mipmap textures for them, e.g., 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 to Make Objects Fall Faster in a Physics Simulation

I used the collision physics (i.e. Box2d, Physics Body Editor) and implemented onto the java code. I'm trying to make the fall speed higher according to the examples: It falls slower if light object ...
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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 actor bounds are wrong

The Actor's boundaries are not centered at the ButtonText but I used the setBounds() method. The higher the Y position is, the less centered is the boundary. The weird thing is that i only created ...
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ShapeRenderer efficiency on games

I want to draw a rectangle box to use as a text background for a visual novel library I'm writing, I wanted some flexibility of color and transparency and the ShapeRenderer class seems to fit the need ...
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Libgdx body passing through block then fall on it

I'm using libgdx and its physic engine Box2d. My question is : how could I make my box2d body go through a block , ignore the first collison than make the block active so the ball can fall onto it. A ...
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When to use ShapeRenderer & SpriteBatch in libGdx?

As a beginner(in GdxLib+Android), i found that for rendering particular screen, we can render that using both ways then when to use specific ones? & What is the best option for Updating the ...
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Vector images (SVG or other formats) support in libgdx or other Android framework? [closed]

I'm looking for a website to create games for Android. I'm interested in something that supports vector images. Do you know if libgdx supports them or is there a convenient way to use them in libgdx? ...
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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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Setting uniform value of a vertex shader for different sprites in a SpriteBatch

I'm using libGDX and currently have a simple shader that does a passthrough, except for randomly shifting the vertex positions. This shift is a vec2 uniform that I set within my code's render() loop. ...
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Replicating no. of sprites without letting the app to slow down and crash

Is it possible that if I'm making a a simple drag-n-drop game, does making a new sprite via constructor with texture as a parameter makes the game slower and depletes more memory until it crashes or ...
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On screen controller for libgdx games?

Does anyone know a better controller for 2D Games than a virtual on screen joystick? The pros of the joystick are: Easy to implement for developers Familiar interface for users But there is a ...
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How do I properly implement zooming in my game?

I'm trying to implement a zoom feature but I have a problem. I am zooming in and out a camera with a pinch gesture, I update the camera each time in the render, but my sprites keep their original ...
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Libgdx understanding screen size

I'm trying to create my own jumper type game where the player moves up through an infinite y value. The problem I am having is getting the screen size to match up with the android screen. viewport ...
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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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How do I limit the rotation speed of a mouse-following object?

I am trying to make a 2D top-down game where player controls a spaceship. The spaceship (a rocket) is just a sprite following the mouse cursor with a fixed speed and is always pointing toward the ...
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Why is there a huge update-delay in my client/server code?

I'm working on my Java game with Libgdx and having trouble with the network code. I can create a server, make multiple clients connect to it, but there is a huge delay between the player's input and ...
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Restarting a libGDX game to apply changes to resolution

How can I restart a LibGDX game to apply certain changes to the game such as changes to the resolution (going from 1920X1080 to 1280X720), or changing full screen. Granted the resize(int width, int ...
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Convert Screen coords to World Coords LIBGDX

I'm working on a tile based platformer game in libgdx. I'm having trouble getting the actual touch input coordinates when the aspect ratio of device is different from the virtual fixed aspect ratio ...
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How to make an Actor follow my finger

I'm back with another question that may be really simple. I've a texture drawn on my spritebatch and I'm making it move up or down (y-axis only) with Libgdx's Input Handler: touchDown and touchUp. ...
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How to render rounded shape perfectly?

I'm having issues rendering rounded shape figures. I have a Texture with different images in it and I get this whale figure from it with TextureRegion but the stroke of it looks pixelated. The ...
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Why does resizing my game window move and distort my rendering?

I'm starting to make a game, and the first screen I've made is a very simple loading screen with some centered text. On starting it up, the text is nicely centered: Then I resize the window, and I ...