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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Easiest way to create a 2d game in Java? [closed]

I would like to create a 2d game in Java, but tutorials online for game libraries such as LWJGL are usually filled with errors once I compile the project. Most people do not explain very well, and ...
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Ray Picking Problems

I've read so many answers on here about how to do Ray Picking, that I thought I had the idea of it down. But when I try to implement it in my game, I get garbage. I'm working with LWJGL. Here's the ...
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Texture switching with a entity system

I'm using thinking of using an entity system in my game. So far I've been using Artemis with success. However, I have a question about texture switching. I read that switching textures too often is ...
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Textures on top of other textures when using VBOs

I'm currently making a cube style game. With chunks being drawn with VBOs. I'd like to know if there is a way to create an overlay texture on top of the existing texture without the need to rebuild ...
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Where can I find tutorials for LWJGL? [closed]

I don't know if this is against the FAQ so if you close this, it'll be no surprise. I have done research but all the tutorials I have seen have been to hard to follow; I reckon there are better ones ...
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Matrix loading problems with jbullet and lwjgl

The following code does not load the matrix correctly from jbullet. //box is a RigidBody Transform trans = new Transform(); trans = box.getMotionState().getWorldTransform(trans); float[] matrix = new ...
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Issues with networking in my Java game, Client crashes when I try and read from the server input

A buddy and I have been programming a code game over the last 2 weeks, it is intended to be a multiplayer game with the ability to have 2 players play against each other. I am running into an issue ...
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With Slick, how to change the resolution during gameplay?

I am developing a tile-based strategy game using Java and the Slick API. So far so good, but I've come to a standstill on my options menu. I have plans for the user to be able to change the ...
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How to render axometric/isometric tiles that are a 2d array in logic, but inclined 45º visually?

I am making a tile-based strategy game which i plan to have 2.5D visuals in an axometric/isometric fashion. Right now i'm programming it's logic and rendering it as a literal 2-dimensional array ...
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Create the right pom.xml for LWJGL and Slick Project (Maven)

can somebody tell me whats wrong with my pom.xml file? At this point i get this error if i start my *.jar file: C:\Users\Michael\git\freezing-robot\target>java -jar ...
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How to implement HUD

I'm wondering how one could implement an HUD in LWJGL. I've seen tutorials on this, but they don't seem to work. I know the basic structure goes like this: init3d(); // 3d code init2d(); // HUD To ...
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Slick2D drawString with coordinates from bottom-left corner

For OpenGL text drawing I use Slick2D library. Default Slick2D 0:0 coordinates are at upper-left corner. But in my project I use bottom-left corner for 0:0. Is it real to configure Slick2D with ...
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First person camera is somehow “magically” expanding

I'm making a first-person game, and I've gotten the camera done (modified version of Lloyd Goodall's code), but whenever I scale an object, it doesn't appear bigger, but the speed of movement seems to ...
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How to get more than one window in Java LWJGL

I'm trying to write a game in Java LWJGL. And I need more than one (multiple) display window. By default I've got one display window where I can draw everything. But I'd like to split some data to ...
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GL11.glTexCoord2f(1.0f, 1.0f); 1.0f screws the image up

I recently started using LWJGL in my java programs for the graphics. I'm currently working on a simple game, which I make, to get better at this kind of programming. I ran into some trouble when ...
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An odd performance problem rendering a simple scene (less than 14k vertices) in OpenGL using two vbos with LWJGL

Problem I have been having a strange degrading performance issue rendering a simple scene containing two "chunks" of 4x4x4 cubes each. Video of problem This is a screen capture showing my console ...
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How should I detect whether or not to enable Anti-Aliasing?

How can I detect the speed of the user's graphics card so that I can decide whether or not to enable advanced graphics features that would slow down the app on a slow card, such as anti-aliasing? I am ...
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OpenGL 2D Depth Perception [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OpenGL 2D Depth Perception I have a 2D RPG game written in Java using LWJGL. All works fine, but at the moment I'm having trouble deciding what the best way to do depth ...
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OpenGL 2D Depth Perception

I have a 2D RPG game written in Java using LWJGL. All works fine, but at the moment I'm having trouble deciding what the best way to do depth perception is. So , for example, if the player goes in ...
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Can't get LWJGL lighting to work

I'm trying to enable lighting in lwjgl according to the method described by NeHe and this post. However, no matter what I try, all faces of my shapes always receive the same amount of light, or, in ...
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LWJGL in Visual Studio (possible)?

I switched from XNA and C# to LWJGL and Java about 14 months ago. Inherently, this called for a switch in IDE. I started using eclipse because I have also done some basic Android development in the ...
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Distributing cross-platform .jar containing natives for LWJGL?

I'm making a game in Java using Slick2d, which depends on LWJGL. I can get everything to work in my development environment, but when I export it to a .jar, it needs the natives placed in the same ...
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Update single entry in GLSL array

I have an array in my vertex shader like this: uniform mat4 MeshTransforms[20]; At the moment I'm just updating the entire array of matrices like so: int meshTransforms = ...
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Controlling access to my game

I'm getting near the point where I'm going to be ready to release an alpha of my game. I'm curious as to how to implement a system where the game is un-launchable if a user name and password haven't ...
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Implementing pausing functionality

I'm working in LWJGL and trying to implement pausing when the user presses the 'P' key. Thus far I have this: boolean gamePaused = false; while(!Display.isCloseRequested()){ ...
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Increasing the probability for similar tiles to generate next to each other

I'm working on a tile map system, which insofar looks like this (green is grass, air is white, stone is grey, and blue is water): It uses a simple random number generator so that there's a 45% ...
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Detecting a click on a tile

I'm making a simple tile-map system in LWJGL, and I'm trying to figure out how to detect if the mouse is clicking inside of a tile. So far no matter where I click it's always the same tile that is ...
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Collision Problems in Pacman Clone

I am working on a Pacman clone. I am using Java for the project. I have been having problems with collisions, and allowing the player to pass through objects. Note that the tile size (and player) is ...
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Rotation of images in Slick2D

I have have a rotation problem in the Slick2d library, the image is just not rotating (ie I set a rotation but no result is shown). Here is the rotation code: if (input.IsKeyDown(Input.KEY_LEFT)) { ...
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Pong - Changing the Ball's Y location depending on where it hits the paddle

I'm making my first game in, Pong, and I'm trying to make the ball's Y increase or decrease, depending on where it impacts the paddle. After implementing the code below, the ball only goes down, but ...
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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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How are dynamic blending shadows like this created?

I would like to know, how dynamic shadows, that 'blend' onto other objects, are created.
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Is there a cross-platform special directory I can use for game save files?

I'm developing with LWJGL and Java on a Windows 7 laptop. I've successfully set up saving to the %appdata%\gamename\saves\ or long form c:\users\user\appdata\roaming\gamename\saves\ folder by using ...
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How do I call glVertexPointer in Java?

I'm trying to convert the following code to Java: glVertexPointer( 3, GL_FLOAT, 0, &(mesh.m_PositionBuffer[0]) ); Where mesh::mPositionBuffer is std::vector<glm::vec3>; How would I make ...
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How do I get the alpha level at a specific pixel with Slick 2D?

I know that there is the Texture.getTextureData() method, and that it returns a byte[], but I have no idea how I could use this data to find the color data at a specific pixel.
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Suggest a simple Java math library for matrix operations for use with OpenGL (lwjgl) [closed]

I'm writing an OpenGL app with Java. I need to do some math for camera and frustum culling (for AABB). Could you suggest a simple and fast Java math library for that?
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Texture antialiasing?

In my Minecraft-clone style game, blocks are textured with a border that is lighter then the block color. See picture below: To achieve this effect without the textures being blurry I use this ...
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3D picking lwjgl

I have written some code to preform 3D picking that for some reason dosn't work entirely correct! (Im using LWJGL just so you know.) I posted this at stackoverflow at first but after researching some ...
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How do I determine if a tile is a slope based on the tile image?

In my game, every tile is a 32x32 texture. All the slopes are a 0 - 45 degree angle. I would like to determine, at the time I load the tile, if the is sloped by examining its texture/bitmap data. How ...
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Need some help implementing VBO's with Frustum Culling

i'm currently developing my first 3D game for a school project, the game world is completely inspired by minecraft (world completely made out of cubes). I'm currently seeking to improve the ...
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How can I change this isometric engine to make it so that you could distinguish between blocks that are on different planes?

I have been working on an isometric minecraft-esque game engine for a strategy game I plan on making. As you can see, it really needs some sort of shading. It is difficult to distinguish between ...
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What is the primary use of Vertex Buffer Objects?

From what I've read, it seems VBOs are purely for performance. I'm working on a very rudimentary learning project in lwjgl and I'm just trying to figure out what more advanced features of the library ...
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Frame Buffer Objects vs calling TexCoord2f?

I'm learning the basics of OpenGL with lwjgl currently, and following a guide I've got textured quads that can move around a scene. I've been reading about Frame Buffer Objects, and I'm not really ...
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How does this snippet of code create a ray direction vector?

In the Minecraft source code, this code is used to create a direction vector for a ray from pitch and yaw:' float f1 = MathHelper.cos(-rotationYaw * 0.01745329F - 3.141593F); float f3 = ...
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Ray picking - get direction from pitch and yaw

I am attempting to cast a ray from the center of the screen and check for collisions with objects. When rendering, I use these calls to set up the camera: GL11.glRotated(mPitch, 1, 0, 0); ...
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How can I make OpenGL textures scale without becoming blurry?

I'm using OpenGL through LWJGL. I have a 16x16 textured quad rendering at 16x16. When I change it's scale amount, the quad grows, then becomes blurrier as it gets larger. How can I make it scale ...
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Packaging Jar with External Libraries in Eclipse

I have a class called Game in the package net.aGameName and am trying to export a runnable Jar using eclipse. In the project I have two external Jar files added, lwjgl.jar and lwjgl_util.jar. When I ...
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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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Restricting Camera Movements with OpenGL

I've been programming a game using the Java library LWJGL. I've got a little problem, though. It is a 2D game, and I'm aiming for a game like the original Civilization (I quick Google of "Civilization ...
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Rendering only what is on the screen

I am fairly new to this world, so bear with me. I have a grid of blocks in a top-down, 2d game written using Slick. The best way to think of it is the Pokemon world. Right now, I am rendering all ...