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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Using VBOs for the begginer

I've spent the past 10 hours trying to understand this and couldn't get any good help. I whatched a youtube video on VBOs and have whatched it many times and tried many things, but I STILL DON'T GET ...
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(LWJGL)How would a game patch work

I made a game in java that I plan on selling some day. When I do eventually release it,I want people to receive patches instead of buying it again. How does a game patch work, and where the heck do I ...
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LWJGL/Java - Implementing a writeable text box?

I would like to create a writeable text box where a user can input text into it. A nice "send" button that the person could click to send the text to the server would also be nice. I currently haven ...
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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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Slick UnicodeFont displays in different location depending on the screen size?

I am using the Slick2D library to draw text. The text draws perfectly, however it is in the wrong location! I could easily draw it in the correct location, however the problem is that the "correct ...
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What is “immediate mode” in LWJGL?

I am not sure what "immediate mode" is in the context of LWJGL. I think it's when you use gluPerspective() function?
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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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How do I put different textures on different walls? LWJGL

So far I have it so you are running around in a box, but all of the walls are the same texture! I've loaded up other textures for the walls (I want the walls a different texture than the floor) but it ...
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glViewport like camera

I'm using glViewport as a camera of sorts, but I'm not quite sure how it works. For example when I change do: glOrtho(0, 800, 600, 0, -1, 1); glViewport(0, 0, 400, 200); It makes the viewing area ...
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How to make a sidescrolling effect in lwjgl

I use the following methods and the screen moves away from the player. glTranslatef(h.x - width/2, h.y - hieght/2, 0); if ((Keyboard.isKeyDown(Keyboard.KEY_D))) { h.x += 10; ...
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Blending issue with framebuffer

I'm trying to get some particles to work properly - they should blend among themselves but not with the background color. For this I'm using additive blending, textures with premultipled alpha and set ...
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Why does my side-scroller character move in the wrong direction?

I'm trying to understand why my rectangle moves in the opposite direction I want it to. I have a float for translation: glTranslatef(translate_x, 0, 0); if ...
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How to load resources in LWJGL [duplicate]

I've been searching for days. When I export and create my fat jar it loads and disappears. It can't find my images. This is what it all looks like. I used something like this to load them: File a; ...
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Are VBOs only for OpenGL 3.x?

Are VBOs only for OpenGL 3.x? I'm using immediate mode and I know it's bad, slow, and deprecated. But then I looked at display lists but they are deprecated too. I guess the VBO is the only one left ...
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(LWJGL) Exporting Textures with JarSplice [duplicate]

I have another game that uses rectangles instead of textures and works just fine. when I run this I get this error: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. ...
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Jagged text + additive blend in openGL

I am having some trouble understanding how openGL blend modes work. At first I was using glBlendFunc(GL_SRC_ALPHA, GL_ONE_MINUS_SRC_ALPHA) and it all looked fine except that I couldn't use any ...
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How to create a 2D overlay over a 3D game? (LWJGL/OpenGL) [duplicate]

GameDev! I would like to create a 2D overlay over a 3D world, using LWJGL (Java version of OpenGL), to show information to the player, for example, a chat box, health bar, selected cannonball type, ...
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Shadow map: depth texture always returns 0

I'm implementing a shadow map for the sun light in my voxel engine using a depth texture attached to a framebuffer. But when I sample the depth texture during the normal pass, the value returned is ...
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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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Adding 2d hud/gui to a 3d game engine which has no 2d features

I have been following the 3d game engine tutorial series made by theBennyBox for a few months now, and have finally decided to create a game with it. My problem is that it is a 3d only engine which ...
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App using LWJGL can't find display mode extension on Linux

I'm running LWJGL app on Ubuntu virtual machine with no phisical graphic card. I set up Xvfb and Mesa3D but it fails with exception java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError: null at ...
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Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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Why does my character move up forever when he jumps with this code?

I've been doing some stupid stuff in Slick2D+LWJGL and I've run into a problem. I press the UP arrow and my character continues to go up until I let go :/ Here's the code: if ...
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LWJGL Resize window and glTranslate breaking screen resolution

I'm trying to make a 2D Tile RPG game with LWJGL but I'm having a problem with the display resizing. I want the user to be able to re-size the window to whatever size they want just by expanding it ...
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LWJGL - Keyboard.next() not firing

I am trying to make a class which will handle all of my inputs, however Keyboard.next() isn't returning true. Here is my code. while(Keyboard.next()) { if(Keyboard.getEventKey() == ...
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Clamping large content to smaller area

I'm using OpenGL (with LWJGL) in Java, but the question is language independent. I have some region (a rectangle for simplicity), and, let's say, a big tiled map which I want to show in this area. ...
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Slick util TiledMap stops all other drawing

Im trying to add tile maps to my game. Before I added the tile map, I had 3 quads being drawn for testing purposes, but after adding the tile map, the quads are no longer drawn. private static void ...
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lwjgl slick textures and glTexParameter

How to make textures fill all area as it is specified? I'm getting small gaps if the texture is smaller than area example: gl_quads setup like these: -1f, 1f, 0, -0.98f, 1f, 0, -0.98f, -1f, 0, ...
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Getting the Ray position from View and Projection Matrix

I'm having some trouble calculating the direction and position of the ray from my matrices. I have tried some things such as: private Vec3 getPick(Mat4 projection, Mat4 view) { Mat4 ...
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Correct GL settings to mix 2D and 3D rendering

I'm programming a 3D game engine with 2D GUI. The GUI objects have partially transparent textures and the transparency works more or less. The sky color is rendered in transparent areas of the ...
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How to use LWJGL Vertex Buffer Objects?

I have been learning how to make a game with LWJGL for a while now by following YouTube tutorials online but I've recently been having a problem understanding Vertex Buffer Objects. I've looked at ...
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Are display lists faster than VBOs?

I'm making a voxel rendering engine. My "chunks" are 32 * 32 * 256 blocks and I can render a 16 * 16 square of them (which corresponds to Minecraft's maximal render distance). I'm using VBOs holding ...
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(LWJGL) Pixel Unpack Buffer Object is Disabled? (glTextImage2D)

I am trying to create a render target for my game so that I can re-render at a different screen size. But I am receiving the following error: Exception in thread "main" ...
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How do I merge quads to simplify a heightmap?

I'm trying to improve my frame rates. My map has an area of 200 * 200 vertices, where each vertex has a height. 200 * 200 = 40000 vertices per frame. I'd like to create a method to simplify the ...
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how to do picking in 2d lwjgl

I searched the whole internet, but I couldn't find something useful. How to do picking (like ray picking) in lwjgl in orthographic mode (2d)? I think this is less confusing than picking in 3d, but I ...
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GL ARB Shadow Ambient Extension is not supported

I'm trying to build a game engine with LWJGL under Java. I'm want to implement Shadowmapping, but I'm stuck with the tutorials from Oskar Veehoek (here, specifcally). When I try to use the shadow ...
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Why do I get “function not supported” exceptions for OpenGL 3.2 functions using LWJGL?

I am currently having an issue trying to initialize a frame buffer using LWJGL. When I try to call GL32.glFramebufferTexture(int, int, int, int) it throws a "Function is not supported" error. I have ...
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How to change colors of texture in lwjgl? [duplicate]

I have the following texture: The black pixels are characters, the background is transparent. How do I change the black pixels of the characters to another color? I use this texture as a bitmap for ...
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(LWJGL) Resize window content [closed]

I am having a little issue with my game trying to get the screen to draw a ton larger. I am going for a retro type of feel for my game and I believe that this would help with that. I am basically ...
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Using gluUnProject to transform mouse position to world coordinates (LWJGL)?

I have a little LWJGL application and I have been trying to figure out how to successfully use the GLU.gluUnProject function in order to transform a given point on the screen (mouse position) to world ...
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Slick2D: constructor vs. init method

What is the difference between the constructor of a BasicGameState and the init method? It appears that they are both called at the same time when the BasicGameState is registered in StateBasedGame, ...
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LWJGL SlickUtil Texture Binding

I am making a 3D game using LWJGL and I have a texture class with static variables so that I only need to load textures once, even if I need to use them more than once. I am using Slick Util for this. ...
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LWJGL Rotating is moving

I am trying to rotate my QUAD even just a little bit. I have read pages like http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/lwjgl-tutorial-series-moving-and-rotating-triangle/30679/view.html In my render() ...
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Slick2D: Initializing graphics object before game loop

I'm using the Slick2D Java game library and I want to set the scale of the graphics object that gets passed to the render method in my game loop. I'd like to do this outside the render method, so ...
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LWJGL Jumping Down [closed]

I'm currently building a little game using LWJGL, and I got a Game class which contains my game loop, instances etc... And a Player class which contains a constructor (for x and y coords), logic ...
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How do I move the camera in 2D LWJGL openGL?

I am making a top-down rpg game with the LWJGL but I can't figure out how to make the camera follow the player. I've tryed using GLU.gluLookAt() but it seems to be designed for 3D and when I try it ...
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Shadow mapping implementation not working? [closed]

I am trying to implement Shadow Mapping in my program using Java/LWJGL/OpenGL/GLSL, but I cannot get it to work properly. Let's start off with a screenshot first, then the relevant code and lastly ...
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LWJGL Adding Textures with VBOs

I'm currently trying to texture a cube, but I am having no luck determining what the next step should be. I can load an .obj model from Blender into my LWJGL program just fine, and I can even make a ...
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How can I create a cross-fade between two quads?

I have two quads, and I would like to have each one of them on the screen for 5 seconds, then fade to the next one. How could this be done? My code: package net.makerimages.Unacrawl.stateSys; ...
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LWJGL Translation Problems with Matrix4f Class

I've just implemented a simple 3D Camera into my current game program using matrices and shaders. (I've basically just implemented the simple camera found here: ...