LÖVE is a framework for making 2D games using Lua programming language.

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Generating transformation matrix for 2D camera with pan/zoom/rotate

Question How do you implement a camera with pan/zoom/rotation for a 2d game? Is it acceptable to multiply together a series of transformation matrixes to generate a final transformation matrix that ...
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Love2D Box2D RevoluteJoint and Anchors

and apologies in advance for this fairly random question. I'm using Love2D 0.9.1 and Box2D to create two bodies joined by a revolute joint. A simplified representation of the two bodies is a Sphere ...
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Love2D : How can I keep up with lots of small sprites' collision data?

So I'm using a SpriteBatch to keep up with lots of small pieces for a falling-piece puzzle game. I have an array of Quads (for different color blocks), and they are randomly added to the ...
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Make an object follow the mouse pointer with LÖVE2D

I've been trying to make a picture follow the mouse pointer with LÖVE2D. I want that the object follow the mouse, and not just be the mouse coordinates, I did that. So I toked the distance between ...
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Smooth moving on tile-based map, how to fix simple collisions?

I've already had some experiences about the work of 2 dimensional square-based playfields and moving a player on them. Though, when a square has multiple pixel sizes, and player moves e.g. 1 pixel per ...
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Checking if two lines are crossing [duplicate]

How can I check if two lines (created with function love.graphics.line) are crossing themselves? I may use this ability to create procedural maps via graphs.
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How can I get the force of a collision in Love2D?

Is it possible to get the force of a collision between two objects in Love2D/Box2D? If so, how?
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Automatically triggering standard spaceship controls to stop its motion

I have been working on a 2D top-down space strategy/shooting game. Right now it is only in the prototyping stage (I have gotten basic movement) but now I am trying to write a function that will stop ...
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How to spawn an object on collision in box2d + love2d?

I'm trying spawn collidable debris from a ship when it explodes in love2d/box2d, however, World:isLocked() is true when collision callbacks are called: This will return true inside the callbacks ...
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Make some black pixels transparent in Love2D

Is it possible to put a black opaque rectangle over my game screen and then change transparency on some pixels? For example I have black rectangle on screen represented by 1 1111111111111111111111 ...
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Love2D engine for Lua; What about 3D? [closed]

Lua has been really awesome to learn, it's so simple. I really enjoy scripting languages, and I had an equally enjoyable time learning Python. The Love engine, http://love2d.org/, is really awesome, ...
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Starter love2d physics program not working

I am starting out with my first love2d (using LöVE 0.8) physics program. I am just creating some ground/floor, a car body and attaching two wheels with revolute joints and setting the motors a-go. ...
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Game state management (Game, Menu, Titlescreen, etc)

Basically, in every single game I've made so far, I always have a variable like "current_state", which can be "game", "titlescreen", "gameoverscreen", etc. And then on my Update function I have a ...
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Love2D : Problem rotating image in a SpriteBatch

I'm working on a falling blocks type of game with triangular pieces. I'm using a SpriteBatch to accumulate and remember the pieces and their locations. The problem is that when I rotate a scaled ...
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Make image follow path

I made an animated main menu introducing my game. In the menu there is snow and fog to create a more alive feel to it. Now I want to add a hawk that randomly spawns and flies across the screen in the ...
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Getting an images rgb value at click

I'm not sure if this is at all possible, but maybe it will spark up an interesting conversation. (Sidenote: working on a small game in Löve). I'm making an archery shooting kind of game, and I was ...
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Is it possible to have the main callback functions in different files with love2d?

Is it possible to have love.load(), love.draw() and love.update() in different files? and if so how would I go about doing that?
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How should I share variables between instances/classes?

I'm making a game using LOVE, so everything is programmed in Lua. I've been experimenting with using classes and object orientation recently. I've found out that a nice system to use is having most of ...
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How can i run my .LÖVE game directly from the lua interpreter?

I've just started with LOVE and LUA , i'm interested in LOVE because i want to play around with something different from my dayjob(i'm a webdeveloper) and since it uses LUA and is interpreted , i ...
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How to use batch rendering with an entity component system?

I have an entity component system and a 2D rendering engine. Because I have a lot of repeating sprites (the entities are non-animated, the background is tile based) I would really like to use batch ...
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Where in code to for collision? In object class? Mainline code?

Making a simple game in Love 2D framework where if I click on an object then it disappears. Do I check to see if I've clicked the enemy inside a function in the enemy object? Or just in my main.lua? ...
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Good Tutorial For Lua and LÖVE

I want to make a very simple 2D game, and have been reading a lot of good things about LÖVE, so I want to try it out. However I can't seem to find any good tutorials. The ones on the LÖVE page are ...
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Change Game Icon

Is there a way to change the default LÖVE2D icon to another one? I merge my game.love file and the love.exe with the cmd (copy /b love.exe+app.love game.exe). But after this the executable has the ...
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Box2D + Love2D (Lua) - Assertion fail with polygon meshes

When I try to create a triangle collider for my game it sometimes leads to an assertion fail. I use the physics engine that comes with love2d (Box2D). That's the error message that appears when the ...
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Alerting enemies to my presence when I make a sound in a Wolfenstein/DOOM style game engine

I am working on a raycast-based 3D game and things are going well, but I am now currently working on the AI of an enemy. I want to make it like how DOOM did it but don't know how to handle how and ...
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How would the GPL apply to these generated source files? [closed]

I am currently using Love2D as my game engine of choice and have come across the situation where I have had to retype out similar code over and over. In particular, if I want to add a new color to a ...
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Which language and tools should I choose for creating 2D games? [closed]

Recently I have returned to my childhood hobby (programming games) and found it quite enjoyable. I've been tinkering with PyGame (for Python) for a few months, made a couple of projects for ...
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Make Love2D load resource from inside the .love file

I've just made my first (very simple, ugly) game in Love2D. The game works fine when run directly off my hard drive. However, when I package it up as a .love file, I get the following message: ...