Library is a collection of functions and/or classes which usually simplifies usage of an API, framework or a more complex and/or low-level library. If possible use a more specific library tag if possible.

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Alternative Sound lib with LibGDX

i'm making a 2D game for Android in Java using LibGDX. I find LibGDX sound management not good enough for me. I wonder if it's possible to use an external lib for playing and managing the sound and ...
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ShaderX7 example code - missing headers

I try to build shaderx7 example code (practical cascaded shadow maps) from the cd which was appended to the book. I use windows 7 and I installed directx sdk 2008 and 2010. I can't find anywhere ...
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Setting Up A Visual Studio 2015 Android C++ Project To Utilise The SFML Library And compile On An Android Device

So in Visual Studio I have installed the cross platform tools to set up a C++ project for Android and iOS such as the Android SDK, NDK and the corresponding USB drivers required to debug the program ...
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Import JXInput by StrikerX3 Into Eclipse

I'll be honest, I'm stumped, I've been trying all night, googling away, made multiple attempts and failed every time. The library in question that I'm trying to add to my project is: ...
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difference between an engine and a library [duplicate]

I'd like to know the difference between a library and an engine. I've searched some information and if I'm not wrong, an engine gives you more options and makes work easier than a library. An engine ...
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Pre-existing voxel tools/libraries for Java [closed]

I want to do some development using voxel data as well as rendering it. My interest is more in the project its self, rather then things like working out rendering optimization techniques and working ...
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Accessing a C++-based optimization library in FlashPunk

Some time ago I launched my FlashPunk primer, an adaption of Asteroids, which mainly served as a basis for trying out a simple optimization algorithm. Now I'm planning to take this concept a level ...
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How to compile with OpenGL ES on Windows?

I downloaded OpenGL ES 3.1 sdk here. But when I tried to run (or compile and run) the executable in "samples" directory, I got the following message: The program can't start because libGLESv2.dll ...
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How to use Minim-Android library with an Android Studio game

I have a game project set in Android Studio in which I need to use a library called Minim. It is meant for using with Processing, so its constructor asks for an object that I couldn't find on Android ...
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Cannot link SFML to my project in code::blocks [closed]

If anybody uses SFML, could you tell me how to add it to a project in code::blocks? Any technique will do.
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How can I add extensions to libGDX

I had a problem with my Font in a game I am developing in libGdx. After some googling I was instructed to use the following code: private void createFonts() { FileHandle fontFile = ...
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SFML Library Not Rendering Sprite Texture Updates When Accessing Sprite From Lower In Framework Heirarchy

So currently I am working on a framework for a game utilising the SFML graphics library and in one of the classes representing a renderable object in the framework there is an sf::Sprite that is used ...
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How do I compile further libraries into my game? [closed]

This might be vague; I don't know how to search for this. How do I link a GUI framework (in my case, CEGUI) to a graphics framework (in my case, SDL)? I'm using a Mac. My mental model on how to add ...
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Alternative Font loaders in Monogame Framework

While working on projects of mine, I have been finding that it is a huge pain to switch operating systems just to create a simple spritefont when using Monogame. I saw that the Nuclex Framework can ...
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SDL_Mixer .xm file loop not working correctly [closed]

I am working on a little game in my spare time using C++ and SDL and I have encountered a problem with a .xm file playback. The music is supposed to have an intro of a couple patterns and then ...
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Possible to create 3-D or accelerated graphics on Windows using your own library/API?

Say I want to come up with a way to replace what OpenGL and DirectX specifications do: communicate with GPU to get some functions done that help hardware-acceleration and rapid drawing of screen data. ...
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geometry shader shim for opengl es 2.0

I just have a few months of OpenGL experience, just starting to get the hang of it. I find geometry/vertex/fragment shaders to be very powerful. You have a few parameters that translates into a ...
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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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Which library to choose between SDL and GTK for C game Development (Begginer) [closed]

Note: I know that this is a opinion based question I've been programming in C it's been some time, now I want to get into game development but I'm not sure which GUI library should I use between SDL ...
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What are the performance and size tradeoffs of Eigen::Transform versus Eigen::Matrix4f?

We finished migrating from DirectXMath to the Eigen math libraries for our 3D-Game Engine last week for portability reasons. After implementing transformations with matrices as we know them, we found ...
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Is there any reason why there isn't a cross-platform implementation of DirectX?

Similar to how Mono can compile C# to various platforms, why isn't there an API that conforms to DirectX's specifications but can produce binaries for all platforms? I understand that there is OpenGL ...
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How do C# and JavaScript differ in Unity development? [closed]

Other than the obvious language differences, how do JavaScript and C# differ when developing games in Unity3D? Is there a noticable performance difference? Is the JS code packaged as-is? If yes, ...
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Using Unity 3D in LibGDX

Is it possible to use Unity 3D engine with LibGDX when making Android game apps? Is it also possibly used for making 2D games using Unity 3D and LibGDX? I would like to know if it's possibly ...
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Does Steam support Shared Libraries?

I know steam has nothing to do with whether the game has dynamic libraries or not, but a lot of games should be using the same dynamic libraries. Does Steam currently have a way to reuse 1 dynamic ...
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Gluing libraries together into a 3D engine [closed]

As I read about people wanting to write their own 3d engine from scratch and people recommending using existing engines, it occurred to me that a middle-ground exists between developing your own ...
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How do games use libraries?

I've always wondered how games handle libraries. What if you want to use a dynamic library in a game, let's say OpenGL. You could just put it inside the /lib folder on Linux(-like), and have ...
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What is the difference between an API, Framework, IDE, and Game Engine?

I am just starting out trying to learn to develop games. At first I thought c++ and Opengl were the tools a beginner would start out to make a game, but quickly found out the Opengl was just a API for ...
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c++ most used libraries [closed]

I'm trying to find out whether or not I want to switch from Java to c++ for my OpenGL game programming. I now have setup a test project in VS 11 professional, with GLUT. I created my windows with ...
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What input and window handler should I learn for complement OpenGL? [closed]

I have a good base in C++ programming and I did some 2D games using SDL. Now I want to start making 3D games, but as much as posible, I want to learn following the standars of the profesional ...
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Problem getting the log written in the folder-Boost Log [closed]

I am currently trying to use the Boost Log one. I have implemented a code to write log in rotating files. In my solution I have 2 projects first project BoostFAT has logboost.cpp and logboost.h in ...
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Development with multiple libraries

I'm almost fresh to the game development and I have one question about libraries. If I choose one library, such as SFML, to develop the menu of my game, is it possible to merge with, for example, ...
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GLES2-AnchorCenter branch has no org.andengine.util.color.Color

I am porting my game from GLES2 to GLES2-AnchorCenter branch. I am using import org.andengine.util.HorizontalAlign; import org.andengine.util.color.Color; import ...
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Packing jar files into library jar files

Firstly, this question is not about packing a simple jar file (e.g. lwjgl) into a runnable jar file. I know how to do this using JarSplice. So if I have a game which uses JInput, I will pack my game ...
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Is hard-abstraction from SDL, OpenGL, OpenAL, Freetype, etc. worth it? [closed]

Is it really worth to abstract away from underlying mechanisms by means of pure virtual functions just to get rid of #include <SDL.h> in high-level classes? I'll still have high-level classes ...
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How do I read input from multiple keyboards/mice on one computer?

I want to be able to read inputs from multiple keyboards and still differentiate them. It's for split-screen. I know it's possible, because Serious Sam 3 allows it. Edit : Well a whole lot of my ...
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Licensing of programs my Problem [closed]

I am to create a game / program but my problem is about licensing which are: My IDE codeblock & Dev-C++ does NOT allow my created program to be release as closed-source. I want to create a ...
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Creating Animal Crossing style world rendering with Python [duplicate]

I've dabbled a bit with writing 3D rendering code in the past, although I'm interested in knowing if there is existing code (libraries) written for/with bindings to Python that might facilitate the ...
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Using Editline for an in-game console

I'd like to add an in-game console to a C++ game that I am creating. Although rendering the console and parsing the commands I'm fine with, the text input and editing aspect (e.g. handling left / ...
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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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Exit() redefinition while using Opengl

I am using Visual C++ 2010 and I get the following errors: 1>d:\visual c++\vc\include\stdlib.h(353): error C2381: 'exit' : redefinition; __declspec(noreturn) differs ...
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Can I use p/invoke in libraries loaded as assets in Unity Free?

I am interested in using utilising third-party libraries in Unity Free. I know Unity can use managed libraries as assets, but only the Pro version supports using native libraries (DllImport within ...
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What to consider when evaluating libraries/engines for making a game?

I'm going to make a game, but I've noticed that there are a lot of game engines/libraries/frameworks available out there, and I'm having a little trouble deciding which one I want to use. I'm already ...
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Voice recognition libraries - C++ [closed]

I need to implement voice recognition in my game, the target is that the user speaks into the microphone and the game responds accordingly to some commands. What libraries could help me with such ...
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What java library/framework for a game with baldurs gate like grapics? [closed]

I really would like to create my own small rpg. It could probably look as simple like baldurs gate. So without fancy 3D stuff. As language I want to use java (or scala, I thinking about it - the good ...
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Can I mix OpenGL and swing?

I'm working on a small game library for me and some people I know that just handles the window and nothing special that we weren't gonna use. I know how to use OpenGL and stuff I just don't like ...
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How do I use music analysis in a game?

I'm thinking of writing a game in the vein of BeatHazard (where the music you're listening to affects the game), and after researching the subject of music analysis in programming, I know enough to ...
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Is there a sound library for C to generate sound samples from code? [closed]

I'm working on an engine for a retro-style game in C. I'm looking for a sound library that would produce chip sounds from code...I want to make my own simple chiptune tracker for the engine to create ...
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How to write my own 3-D graphics library for Windows? [closed]

I want to forget about DX, OpenGL, SDL, etc. Basically any low-level libraries I'm against. I would like to write my own OS-compatible library that is closer to the OS-API for window-systems, and ...
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Is there an alternative to SDL 1.3 for a C++ game that should run on iOS and Android?

I've used SDL for many desktop games, always as the cross-platform glue for: Creating a window Processing input Rendering images Rendering fonts Playing sounds/music It has never disappointed me ...
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3D Camera manager tool – is there any?

Are there some libraries or example codes, of a camera manager – a tool, that would move camera using some smooth lines (bsplines or similar)? So basically I request an animation to move to a new ...