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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Where are all the tutorials for libGDX? [closed]

I've searched online for help and tutorials on LibGDX but I couldn't really find any, except and the wiki for asking questions on stackexchange. Besides the source (demos) and wiki, is there any other ...
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Play videos with LibGDX

Is there a way to play videos with LibGDX? I want to put a video as my splash screen in Android, but I dont want to use the Android SDK, because I am using LibGDX and I am almost finished :/
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What libgdx project files can I ignore from version control?

In an automatically created libgdx project, what files can I safely tell Git (or other revision control systems) to ignore? I'm considering these: *-android/.settings/ *-android/bin/ ...
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Graphics not being displayed on OUYA

I hope its not too early to be asking OUYA dev questions, but I just got my dev kit and I want to get my game running ASAP! I am using LibGDX as my framework for my game and launching the Android ...
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How do I make an on-screen HUD in libgdx?

I'm new to libgdx, and I am finding I am getting stumped by the simplest of things. It seems to want me to do things a specific way, but the documentation won't tell me what that is. I want to make ...
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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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LibGDX - Check if currently on Android/Desktop

I'm using LibGDX and flixel-android to build a Desktop/Android game. It feels like there should be a way of checking to see if you're currently being run on an Android device, the Desktop, and so on, ...
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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 well do functional languages perform on Android?

This is a special case of this question that I feel is particularly pertinent. I'm working on a game for Android, and I'm planning on using Scala with libgdx. I'm planning on making a performant ...
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How do some mobile games scale graphics so beautifully? [duplicate]

I'm working on my first Android game and have been struggling a bit with scaling. I've got 3 test devices 800x480, 1920x1080 and a 2560x1600 tablet. Some games look near perfect on all of them - many ...
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Why doesn't my android application rotate when I rotate my screen

I am building a game in LibGDX and the game screen orientation is in landscape. I want it to stay in landscape but I still want the user to be able to flip the device onto the other side and the ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of libgdx [closed]

I've been an android developer for a while and am thinking about getting into gaming. While looking for a game dev framework, I thought libgdx provides very friendly documentation and functionality. ...
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How can I implement a scanline effect?

I am working on an old-school platformer in libgdx and I want it to have a "scanline" effect, like this: My first attempt was to make a little texture and draw it on a full-screen quad. I used two ...
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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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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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Making a Box2D ball bounce to constant height

I want to create a game like Doodle Jump. I'm using libgdx and Box2d. I needadvice on how to make my ball bounce constantly and with the same height. I've tried setting the ball's body restitution ...
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How can I make a snake's tail follow the head?

Following an assignment and just getting started with libGDX by building a small Snake clone I've run into an issue that I'll probably be ashamed for in a little while. I currently have a snake's ...
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Box2D Difference Between WorldCenter and Position

So this problem has been brothering for a couple of days now. First off, what is the difference between say Body.getWorldCenter() and Body.getPosition(). I heard that WorldCenter might have to do ...
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Problem when scaling game screen in Libgdx

Currently, I'm able to scale the screen by applying this bit of code onto an OrthographicCamera Camera.setToOrtho(true, Gdx.graphics.getWidth() / 2, Gdx.graphics.getHeight() / 2); But something ...
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Is libgdx fit for 2D game development on Android or are there simpler alternatives?

I'm looking for a Java framework to develop 2D games on desktop and Android. I've looked at Slick and I really like the API, however the developer himself says if you want a framework for Android and ...
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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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How to force a line break before the last word of a line reach the edge?

I'm printing a sliding text by adding each letter after a short period of time. My problem is that when the text multilines, the last word of a line starts on the current line and jumps to the next ...
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How can I post scores to Facebook from a LibGDX Android game?

I am using LibGDX to create an Android game. I am not making the HTML backend of the game. I just want it to be on the Android Google Play store. Is it possible to post the scores to Facebook? And if ...
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How do I render a PNG with transparency in LibGDX?

I'm building a simple tic-tac-toe example with LibGDX. I have simple images: cross, circle and board, all pngs created with GIMP with a transparent background. How can I render them as a Texture with ...
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Understanding how to create/use textures for games when limited by power of two sizes

I have some questions about the creating graphics for a game. As an example. I want to create a motorbike. (1pixel = 1centimeter) So my motorbike will have 200 width and 150 height. (200x150) But the ...
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Changing the color of a sprite at runtime

Is there a form to change the color of a sprite in runtime?} I have a black point loaded with an image, but i dont want to load various images with different colors, is there a mode to change the ...
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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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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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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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Detect if a sprite has left the camera in libgdx?

Is there a method to know if a sprite has left the camera of the stage? or I have to do my operations? :P
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How can I create a fade effect between scenes in Libgdx?

I have implemented a screen fade with Scene2D. It currently fades fades out of one screen to black, then then from that black into the next screen. It would be really awesome if I could fade ...
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Generating a physics body for 2D Worms-like Terrain

I wrote a processing sketch that generates hills for a scorched earth clone, like this: I'm trying to figure out how to make this a physics object in libgdx, but I'm having problems figuring out ...
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Weird error with opengl in Android using Libgdx : “EGL_BAD_ATTRIBUTE”

I am having a weird error when uploading my game in the phones. E/Adreno200-EGL(5128): qeglDrvAPI_eglGetConfigAttrib:484>: EGL_BAD_ATTRIBUTE I am uploading the textures with AssetManager. I am ...
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How can I achieve smooth shading / glow from one tile to another?

I've been working on a tile-based game in which some areas may be lit (currently seen), some may be black (never seen) and some may be dark (previously seen, but not currently seen). Looking at the ...
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What methods should save/load a game state

There are a lot of articles about how to save a state of a game and they are pretty good. But I have one conceptual misunderstanding where should I save the state? My game has number of screens and ...
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Box2D strange collisions (jitter) on sharp edges [closed]

I'm currently developing 2D side scroll game with Libgdx + Box2D. And I'm facing some problems with ChainShape (the ground) and PolygonShape (the cart body) collisions. Please look at this video: ...
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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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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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LibGDX tutorial help Scene2D

I'm having trouble understanding this tutorial. It defines the importance of classes, but it doesn't show an outline of the project file so far. From what I got from that tutorial was that there is ...
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Is it legal to pack LibGdx libraries in my jar file? And to obfuscate them?

I'm using LibGDX and deploying a runnable jar file, using the Eclipse feature, with libraries extracted into it. There are also .so files and .dlls inside. Is it legal to do so? I didn't find ...
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Creating Platform game with Inclined Levels

Till now I have developed platform games in which a player can only move and detect tiles linearly. I wonder on how to implement games in which a player can move on an inclined or irregular surface. ...
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How to make part of the Texture not to be scaled.?

I am new to LibGdx, i was doing one example for my learning and struck with this question, i had searched in google but i am not able to find the answer for this. 1) How to make part of the Texture ...
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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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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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Body lost a velocity component when hitting a wall

I am creating a Breakout game using Box2D (of LibGdx if anyone interest). Everything works well until when the ball hits the wall when moving with a very small angle. Please look at the image for ...
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How To Correctly Extend the Sprite Class in LibGDX

I am currently pursuing game development as a hobby, and have run into what seems to be a conflict in my mind regarding how to properly (using best practices) extend the Sprite class in LibGDX (or for ...
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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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OpenGL ES 2.0 obscured texture is visible

Hi, I am using LibGDX and OpenGL 2.0 to create a game. So far I have created two meshes. The front mesh is the one with the brown circle texture and another mesh on the top with a green to white ...
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Libgdx optimization of big arrays

I am working on a game using libgdx and I have the following code that I want to optimize. Array<Bullet> enemyBullets = Enemy2.getEnemyBullets(); for (Bullet bullet : enemyBullets) { ...
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libgdx game not disposing

My game does not exit entirely even after calling dispose() method. It loads a black screen when I launch it for the second time and works well if I kill the game manually and restart it. I get an ...