Questions about game development on Linux operating system, for Linux or any other OS.

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Freeglut vs SDL vs GLFW

i need to port my game project from Android (written in C, OpenGL ES 2.0, thanks to NDK) to Windows and Linux platforms. Of course i will need to rewrite some platform depended code, but now i stuck ...
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Should the main game object be static in c++

I am creating a 2d platformer using SDL and I was thinking that my game object could be static, but I wasn't sure if this was a good idea. The pros (that I can see): Accessing settings options ...
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Anyone can suggest some Game Frameworks for GNU/Linux? [closed]

So I've been developing a little bit with XNA + C# in Windows, not really much: just some 2D stuff, but I've found that XNA is a really good framework. I'm a GNU/Linux user, and I'm definitely ...
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SDL mouse wheel not picking up

Running Ubuntu 11.04, SDL 1.2 trying to pickup mouse wheel up/down movement with this (stripped down) code: int main( int argc, char **argv ) { SDL_MouseButtonEvent *mousebutton = NULL; ...
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Is there a sprite sheet creator that satisfies these requirements? [closed]

I'm looking for a decent sprite sheet packer. Features: Command line interface for Linux. Effective packing algorithm. Configurable padding between sprites in the sheet. Configurable fixed sprite ...
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What kind of gaming platforms for Linux are available? [closed]

Which libraries/platforms are available on Linux to start game development?
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Developing for iOS on Linux

I am looking for an engine or library to develop a game for iOS on Linux. High level, low level, GUI, no GUI, does not matter too much. I am really looking for anything. I'm not actually talking ...
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Why does my GLSL 1.20 shader not work with an OpenGL 4.0 driver?

I'm just starting out with OpenGL on Linux. In order to write future-proof code, I explicitly wrote code for OpenGL 4.0 Core Profile in the first place, thus the shaders are GLSL 4.0. That worked ...
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How can I fix these errors with Panda3D's sample projects?

I just installed the latest Panda3D packages on a Mint 12 32-bit virtual machine. Then I downloaded and configured Eclipse and tried to run the Asteroids sample project. The window is created ...
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GLSL Shader Editors for Linux

Are there any good IDE's for linux that lets us edit GLSL shaders and visualize their effect? Note : Shader Designer By Typhoon Labs is a good option but I am looking for alternatives as this ...
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How does one write to another process's OpenGL/DirectX context?

I want to write a short of chat client that display the messages in-game (OpenGL/DirectX), but I really don't know how to handle this. It is easy to write my client in my graphic context... but what ...
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Finding asset files in Linux games

What is the usual method of storing 3D models, textures, sounds and scripts (e.g. Lua files) during development and in a release? I am developing a game with my friends in mainly C++; in the ...
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optimal pixel-read back strategy

I need to render certain scenes and read the whole image back in main memory for further processing which is not suitable for rewriting into shaders of CUDA, and saving to disk. I've search for this ...
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C# vs Java for Cross-Platform Game Dev [closed]

What would be better for PC (Windows, Linux, Mac) games? I know Java is more mature/older and has a giant user base, but I see C# (Mono) slowly rising and showing that it has a growing user base as ...
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How can I convert .X files from text to binary form?

Is there a tool for Linux (preferably a command-line tool) that can convert from the .x text format to the binary format? I wish to use this format with Irrlicht but the text format is loading very ...
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What Java library provides a high-level communication interface suitable for use in an action-game server?

I need to write a server for an action game, which needs fast communication with the client. There will only be one server, and I'll split the world in zones. The client will be written in Java using ...
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Getting started with cross-platform game development [closed]

I am looking for a starting place to develop a crossplatform OpenGL game that runs on Mac, PC and potentially Linux. The difficulty is that I don't want to use an existing graphics library. I've ...
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Does anybody know any Twitch FPS games that allow you to extensively customize individual bot profiles (OpenArena is one example) [closed]

Specifically I would like to mess with the idea of giving each bot a specific "personality" so to speak. Open Arena provides this functionality, and I'm assuming that Warsow/Nexiuz (Xonotic?) may ...
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Linux: find force feedback device for joystick device

Because SDL 1.3 is still a long way coming I implemented native force feedback (rumble) support for Aquaria: https://bitbucket.org/panzi/aquaria/ However, I could not find a way to find the according ...
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Getting OpenGL hardware acceleration with SDL on Linux

I'm trying to use SDL + OpenGL but I don't believe hardware acceleration is working because the framerate for around 18000 polys is about 24fps on a quad core machine but is a hopeless 1-2fps on an ...
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A good beginners' game engine to run on linux [closed]

I am involved with a research that deals with 3D graphics. I am very new to 3D graphics. In my research I have to move a 3D object based on some information queried by processing a video. Viewer's ...
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How to load .max files to Panda3D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert .max files to .egg on linux Is there a way to load .max files directly to Panda3D engine? I am running Panda3D on linux so converting them using 3ds max ...
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Linux OgreXML model viewer

Is there an OgreXML model viewer for Linux? I know about OgreMax but apparently that's Windows only.
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Library to load images into textures, Linux, C and OpenGl

I am looking for simple, self-contained C library for Linux to load images from files into OpenGL textures. The licence should be quite liberal: zlib, bsd, mit or something. I have found SOIL, however ...
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First Person Shooter game agent development

I would like to apply (program) the Artificial intelligence methods to create a intelligent game bots for a first person shooter game. Do you have any knowledge from where can I start to develop as a ...
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What language and tools are good to start with for Linux game development? [closed]

I would like to start learning about game development and I would like to do it using Linux. My main experience has been with Java and a bit of C++, but that was for applications and not games. Now ...
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How to make a simple escape the room game?

I want to make a very simple "escape the room" game. I was hoping for something that looks something like this. You would see images of some room and you click around to move or to add things to ...
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Linux Game Engines [closed]

What Linux Game Engines are out there? Name, link, and intended use.
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How can one compile Darwinia under Linux? [closed]

Introversion is now offering the Darwinia+Multiwinia source for sale, stating Note: You will need Windows and Visual Studio 2008 to build the games. We have tested that the code compiles correctly ...
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How do game developers target multiple platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux)?

How do game developers target multiple platforms at once? For example, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux. For 2D games, is it possible to also target the iPhone? I'm be interested in engines used (2D/3D, ...
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Why is there a lack of games for Linux? [closed]

What is wrong with the Linux/*nix family for games? What makes the development of games for this platform too slow compared to Windows or even OS X?
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Linux Game Development Resources [closed]

Do you have any Linux-specific game development resources?