The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) provides access to high performance, cross-platform libraries OpenGL and OpenAL. Additionally LWJGL provides access to controllers such as Gamepads, Steering wheel and Joysticks.

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Calculating Projectile Movement

I'm having some trouble putting together a method that will constantly move a "bullet" in the same direction accurately. Here is what I have so far public Vector3f moveFromPosition(Vector3f location, ...
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When should I load assets for optimal performance?

I'm writing a game using LWJGL and Java, and was wondering if there were best practices for when to load resources. I have seen examples that load all resources when initializing the game (XNA), ones ...
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FBO and VBO for performance

I discovered VBO's recently and changed my code to use them instead of immediate mode. Now I'm rendering 25000 squares and it's really slowing down my FPS. If I drew all the squares VBO's to an FBO, ...
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How do I use a JBox2D ContactListener to check if my character is standing on the ground?

I want to know when my character is touching a wall or floor. I've had no luck searching for information on this. I saw a few things about ContactListeners and getContactList(), but I don't understand ...
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OpenGL/GLSL/LWJGL return value from shader

I'm trying to do some bone animation. I don't want the whole skeleton to be loaded to the GLSL shader every time, even tough it's not needed, because one vertex is parented to one bone, not more. My ...
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How can I implement a “horizontal desynced colors” effect in LWJGL? [duplicate]

My plan is to achieve analog video effects like RGB channel desynchronisation. I'd like to have something like this (I hope you get the idea): Left: White dot; Right: The same dot, but mind the ...
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How to setup States in NIftyGUI and LWJGL

I think this is a simple question but I just cannot figure it out. I have a main menu that is using nifty gui and then my game which is rendered using OpenGL Code (LWJGL) I cannot figure out how to ...
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How can I get “Good enough” collision for entities? [closed]

I am developing a Pirate ship fighting game. It's a great concept: Ships firing cannonballs, sinking each other, having to work as a team to complete the mission... But.. I've tested it with about ...
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VBO -> How should it be done?

I'm very new to OpenGL/LWJGL. I'm reading a lot of VBOs. I'm sorry if I can't concretise my concern, but i'll try it: Why should I use VBOs? Whats the difference between using VBOs and glBegin() ...
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VBO - Update Vertex data

My game will be a 2D Sidescroller and I'm working on moving objects around. Since I want to animate and move my sprites around, how do I update the vertex data? This is my current class for GUI ...
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Lwjgl Textures Overriding true type font

I am making a game in java but I recently came across a problem when I bound my textures, my true type fonts would start copying the texture and i would just see a wall of color where my words had ...
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Java JBullet Mesh collsion problem

I have a problem with JBullet mesh collsion. Everything works fine when I create a mesh from my object without scaling, but the problem starts when I want to scale the object. I also tried scaling in ...
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Java LWJGL - Monster follow script not working properly

I have written a script to be set off whenever a player is within a distance of the monster. The script checks if the x position is greater than or less than the players x, and same for the z. (y is ...
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Java LWJGL - How can I add water to my 3d world? [closed]

The title says it all, how can I implement a simplistic water system into my game? I am using Java LWJGL and OpenGL glsl shaders. I am still fairly new to game programming, and a complete noob in the ...
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How does rendering with Swing compare to rendering with openGL?

[summary: Is the performance of Swing at least in the same dimension as openGL [through LWJGL]? If yes, what percentage would you give it? What possible other problems can I expect from Swing in the ...
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How to load 3D models into Java?

Using LWJGL what is the easiest way to load a 3D model to be drawn on screen? I know LWJGL doesn't have built in loading support so I am looking for a small library that would help to load ...
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Resource not found: testdata/alphamap.png

I started a tutorial for java's slick 2d library, called SlickBlocks which is essentally a tetris clone. The problem is I have followed and typed in the code examples to the dot, yet when I run it I ...
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Slick2D ingoring aplha channel?

When I use the draw method inside a image, it completely ingores the alpha channel and fills it in with white. Is there a way I can draw it where the alpha is see through like it's suppost to be? I ...
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Why does my depth test fail on Nvidia cards?

I sent a test version of my in-development game to some friends, and they found out that the Depth Test in OpenGL does not work on Nvidia cards. I'm using LWJGL. I use my own matrices and send them ...
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How do find the right GLxx object for a given function in LWJGL?

I'm just starting to learn the fundamentals of OpenGL via LWJGL. Every OpenGL function is implemented as a method on a GLxx class. The xx corresponds to the version of the spec when that function was ...
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Resizing a Framebuffer Object (ie: its attachments) on Screen Resize

I have been experimenting with some post-processing effects and I have been using FBOs to store stuff. The problem is, I attempt to resize them when I change resolution. I get no errors, however the ...
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Edit VBO data or create a new one?

I have a question: if I have a VBO, and I have to change all the data inside it (because of resizing, ...), would it be more efficient to delete the old one and create a new one (and reallocate the ...
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Slick2D Graphics Misaligned

I'm working through a game in Slick2D and am now focusing on a lot of the graphical end. It's going pretty well other than a couple of issues with alignment. An image illustrating both of these issues ...
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LWJGL Stencil shadow problem

I've a problem with shadow (Stencil). So when i draw the shadow they looks good, but when the object to draw is underground his shadow is wrongly rendered. My game is do with LWJGL/GL11. Normal ...
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How to setup glOrtho and Viewport [duplicate]

When setting up a window I set 6 variables in my render class int windowWidth; // the width of the window int windowHeight; //the height of the window int dimL; // the coordinate of ...
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How do I ensure my skybox is always in the background, with OpenGL?

I created a skybox in OpenGL (through LWJGL), but the only way I found to render it behind all objects was to make it very big. This leads to ugly edges between the 6 skybox planes. Optimally, I ...
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Why would OpenGL ignore GL_DEPTH_TEST setting?

I cannot figure out why some of my objects are being rendered on top of each other. I have Depth testing on. glEnable(GL_DEPTH_TEST); glDepthFunc(GL_LEQUAL); Do I need to draw by order of what is ...
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LWJGL 3 crashing on nglDrawArrays

I have 2 classes I'm trying to use to render a triangle, and it's crashing on nglDrawArrays, the error is in the native code, and the only information I'm getting from the JVM is a native error ...
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Why Is My AABB Collision Detection Not Working

I am going to be making a 3D game and I need to be able to test for accurate collision. I was able to get bounding sphere collision working (too inaccurate to be used for the whole game), but AABB ...
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Projectile Motion in lwjgl with java [duplicate]

I was trying to make a game with a bow and arrow using lwjgl but I couldent get the arch right. I have a function called projectile that is updated once a frame for each arrow. my frame cap is at 60 ...
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How to render multiple VBOs in LWJGL

I'm still trying to grasp the understanding of VBOs. When you create the floatbuffer, I was told if you keep adding to the put, you would get more points for a shape with more points. My problem is, I ...
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How to achieve a Gaussian Blur effect for shadows in LWJGL/Slick2D?

I am currently trying to implement shadows into my game, and after a lot of searching in the interwebs I came to the conclusion that drawing hard edged shadows to a low resolution pass combined with a ...
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Menus for LWJGL - Swing or other? [closed]

Okay so I want to create a main menu which includes several buttons and text fields, is there a built in library for LWJGL or would I use normal Swing and start a thread of the application? Its a 2D ...
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Collision between player and heightmap

Im programming a small project, an opengl height map. It is build of triangles, which points are fit to the right y position (read out of an image). The player is represanted by a cuboid. (p1, p2, ...
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Fade into splash screen on game load

I'm using Slick2D and LWJGL for my StateBasedGame and I was wondering if there was a way to enter into my splashscreen on application load using a transition? I tried using: this.enterState(SPLASH, ...
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LWJGL Framebuffer Texture Problem

I am trying to get a terrain rendering system I wrote a while ago with LWJGL. This terrain rendering system is quite simple: a quad mesh is split as the camera moves closer to it, each time a new quad ...
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Get stick analogue XY position using Jinput in lwjgl

I want to capture the movement of the analogue stick of the gamePad. is there any equivalent function to this? public void mouseMoved(MouseEvent mouseEvent) { mouseEvent.getX(); //return the X ...
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LWJGL font not rendering, even with depth test and texture_2D

I'm running into an odd little problem here. I'm attempting to render a basic console over my LWJGL-based application, which should be easy enough through a decorator pattern of renderers (as in, one ...
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OpenGL - white edges on cubes

In a minecraft-like game I'm making, I get white edges on my cubes: It is much more noticeable in darker textures. The textures are being setup like this: glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, ...
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NiftyGUI - Text isn't rendering

I am trying to create a gui with nifty on top of lwjgl. I've already had some problems during the Nifty setup, however now Nifty is set up and running correctly but for text rendering. Here is my xml ...
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Proper way to load pixel art textures for 2D graphics

I am working on developing a game using LWJGL which is the java bindings for OpenGl. I have just finished the code for loading and animating sprite sheets using a png and xml file. When the texture ...
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lwjgl and slick util text over textured quad

So, I load a TrueTypeFont like this: private TrueTypeFont trueTypeFont; try { InputStream inputStream = ResourceLoader.getResourceAsStream("assets/fonts/main.ttf"); Font ...
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How to create texture coordinates for a spritesheet with lwjgl

Using lwjgl and slick-util I've been trying to use certain pieces of a spritesheet as textures. lwjgl uses glTexCoord2f(); to map coordinates to individual vertices, and the coordinates it takes in ...
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Loading non-square textures, from a 256x256 spritesheet in lwjgl(JAVA)

so I'm doing lwjgl, so far I have the loading of 16x16 textures from a 256x256 spritesheet all working, using this code to get the location of the textures: public Vector2f[] calculateUVMapping(int ...
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JBullet quaternion to Euler angle conversion causes strange flipping behavior

I am making a game using JBullet (a Java port of C++'s Bullet library) for the physics and LWJGL for the graphics. However, JBullet measures angles in quaternions and LWJGL uses Euler or ...
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When and how to apply affine translations to vertices of a mesh with LWJGL

So, I have a rigid body class, containing a list of vertices and a 4x4 transformation matrix. At the moment, I'm applying the transformation matrix to each vertex individually, and am unable to revert ...
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Slick2D changing image's color with drawFlash and using alpha

I have an image, where I have a round soft white feathered ball in the center of it. I plan to use it for my lighting in my 2D game. I could not find any proper way to drawing lighting with many ...
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Slick2D/LWJGL Drawing coloured lights problem

I am using the Slick2D engine. I've followed this snippet for creating light sources. I have followed step step, added what is actually important for me, and tested it and the lighting effects ...
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What alternatives are there for creating Keyboard/Mouse controls in LWJGL?

So I'm currently working my way through openGL tutorials, using LWJGL to do all my work in. However as I get to the part on how to access Keyboard and Mouse events in this library, I stumble across ...
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What causes some computers to have no or slow OpenGL, and how to fix it?

I am using Java with JOGL to create OpenGL enhanced 2D graphics. The graphics operations I use are nothing fancy, and should be supported by almost any recent graphics card. For example, my game ...