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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Making a HUD/GUI with OpenGL (LWJGL)

I'm at the stage in my game development where I need to make a HUD or GUI. I've never gotten to this part, so I don't know how its done. I tried rendering a simple quad at a fixed position on the ...
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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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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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What's the best way of drawing a glowing 3d line using LWJGL?

Sort of like a strip-light effect; not actually a light source, but just a polygon with glowing edges. Can this be done easily? Right now I'm contemplating drawing a line more than once with varying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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(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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GLSL Light (Attenuation, Color and intensity) formula

I'm implementing point lights in my Voxel engine, and I'm really struggling to get a good flow of light, from 100% near the light source to 0% at the light radius. I have 5 arguments for the ...
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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 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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Why does my collision implementation cause my player to “bounce” when a collision occurs?

I have a player polygon and I check to see if it's colliding with my tiled map with this method: public static boolean playerCollisionWith() { for(int i = 0; i < Blockmap.entities.size(); i++) ...
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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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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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LWJGL Camera Rotation Issues

I am quite new to LWJGL and OpenGL and I am trying to create an FPS camera. I had no problem with 2D stuff, so I decided to step things up and try and make some things in 3D. I have this 3D camera ...
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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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Add vertices to “middle” of VBO

I've been playing around with VBOs as of late (mostly because my game necessitates it), and I've found the need to add new vertices to a VBO, but not necessarily at the end. The game in question is a ...
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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: ...
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2D Tiled Map - Small tiles or big tiles with pixel-precise movement

I am using Java - LWJGL - Slick2D . I have tried to do a proper collision detection with 32 x 32 tile size but failed three times. I just cant get it to work! I found a youtube video that was using ...
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How can I compute the average color of a texture?

I'm making a mini-map system for my tile based game, and I thought the best way to accomplish this would be the following: At the beginning of the game, I calculate the predominant color of every ...
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Telling my shader when to use which Texture

So I've just managed to get Texturing via GLSL shaders to work and i can pass a sampler2d textureHandler + my uv coordinates into my shader to specify the texture to be displayed on my Tiles. Now im ...
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Should tiles in a tile-based game draw themselves? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in game programming, and I want to start with Java (in which I have a strong background I think) and LWJGL. I want to create tile-based games. Let's say I have an object named Tile, ...
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LWJGL Collision Detection

I cannot find LWJGL collision detection with a camera and walls. Like making it to where you can not walk through walls and other different shaped rectangular prisms and cubes. How do I set up LWJGL ...
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Break a learning barrier with Java + LWJGL [closed]

I have been coding with Java and LWJGL for some time. I mainly use thebennybox's tutorials, but I can't always remember the 3D rendering. But even when I have a 3D rendering models, planes, cubes, ...
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How does the fragment shader get data from the vertex shader?

How can any interactions between these two shaders work? I mean the vertex shader sends a vertex's color to the fragment shader, but that's only one fragment, what about all the other ones between the ...
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What is the difference between shader uniforms and attributes in OpenGL?

I don't fully understand the differences between uniforms and attributes. To be honest, I probably haven't even used attributes. Can uniforms change for each vertex? I mean to calculate the vertex's ...
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Lwjgl or opengl double pixels

I'm working in java with LWJGL and trying to double all my pixels. I'm trying to draw in an area of 800x450 and then stretch all the frame image to the complete 1600x900 pixels without them getting ...
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StringBuffer behavior in LWJGL

Okay, I've been programming in Java for about ten years, but am entirely new to LWJGL. I have a specific problem whilst attempting to create a text console. I have built a class meant to abstract ...
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RTS Voxel Engine using LWJGL - Textures glitching

I'm currently working on an RTS game engine using voxels. I have implemented a basic chunk manager using an Octree of Octrees which contains my voxels (simple square blocks, as in Minecraft). I'm ...
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LWJGL - Continuous key press event without delay

I am checking for key presses and then based on the keys pressed I am moving a square around the screen. I am setting booleans for the keys WASD. But , Whenever I try to keep the key down , it takes a ...
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OpenGL - zNear and zFar Parameters

I am trying to figure out what each parameter does. In the meantime I am playing around with glOrtho . I have already understood how everything works except zNear and zFar .
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lwjgl request display close when undecorated

I want to create a custom titlebar/border for my display/window so I set the corresponding system property to "true" but how do I send a close request to the window manually to react to the ...
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What are the semantics of glRotate and glTranslate's parameters?

I have been trying to play with OpenGL after watching some tutorials and I don't understand how the glTranslatef and glRotatef functions work. I believe a simple picture would help me. I understand ...
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Slick2D - Entities and rendering

I have been trying to create my very first game for quite a while, followed some tutorials and stuff, but I am stuck at creating my entity system. I have made a class that extends the Entity class and ...
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First frame has a much longer delta time than other frames

I had a problem where my AI moved extreme at the first frame and then normal after that. I then figured out it was my delta. It's about 0.016 seconds (60 fps), but the first frame was about 19000 ...
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Sprite rotation

I'm using OpenGL and people suggest using glRotate for sprite rotation, but I find that strange. My problem with it is that it rotates the whole matrix, which sort of screws up all my collision ...
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LWJGL Java 2D collision when lagging

I'm using a tile based collision, but when the game is lagging (the lag isn't the problem) the collision fails and the player falls through tiles. This is the movement/collision detection code of my ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of LWJGL for a beginner? [closed]

I am starting a 2D side scroller, tile based RPG sort of game in Java. I do have lots of knowledge in Java, so that's not a problem, but I have NO experience in game development, at all. I had found a ...
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Simulate camera movement in two dimensions (OpenGL)

I've been told by the folks over at Stack Overflow that there's no way to move the camera in OpenGL. I'm developing a 2D RPG with LWJGL and need to know the proper way to simulate camera movement as ...
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Implementing Vehicles in your game

In the game i am creating as an hobby (learning is the primal goal of it all) i plan to implement a space ship that the player can enter and use to explore it. I tried to search the internet for the ...
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Optimization with VBOs [closed]

I am currently working on a cube engine and am experiencing some issues with CPU optimization. I store all my quad VBO data inside a Block (at x,y,z of a chunk) class, which is stored inside an array ...
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Textures not rendering with VBOs

After having used display lists for my programs since I started learning OpenGL, I've finally decided to switch to VBOs after experiencing a considerable amount of lag when I started work on a new ...