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 user friendly renderer class in OpenGL [on hold]

As I learn new rendering methods in OpenGL I try to make them usable for future cases so I don't have to have a big pile of glBegin()s or Ids in my main game loop. I'm grasping the understanding of ...
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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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Add Objects in LWJGL without using glTranslationf function

It is possible to add an object in LWJGL without using translation function (glTranslatef) ? and if it is possible does this improve somehow performance ?
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JBullet - Two RigidBodies will not collide

I am adding two ships into my collision world. (The green dots are the collision shape (an ObjectArrayList) that I am passing to the ConvexHullShape) However they don't seem to collide. In fact, ...
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JBullet - How can I make my object float on the water?

I'm trying to use JBullet for a ship PVP game. I've got two ships which are meant to rest on the water. Obviously these ships will be colliding, but the problem I have currently is "water" ...
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How can I make an soundsystem with slick?

My Question would be , how can I develop an easy-to-use Soundsystem under slick-util? Under the function a.playAsSoundEffect(1, 1, true, x, y, z); it allready works to create a static ...
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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: Camera distance from image plane?

Let me paste some code before I ask the question... public static void createWindow(int[] args) { try { Display.setFullscreen(false); DisplayMode d[] = ...
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Can't get Depth testing to work (cube faces shine through)

I'm making my first steps with OpenGL with LWJGL. I am currenlty constructing a... wait for it... CUBE. Quite creative... Up to now i made it to three of its faces and thats where the Problems began. ...
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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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Hard time implementing AABB collision into a platformer

I have AABB collision working fine. The problem is I can't get it to work with a platformer style game. The collision makes the player move a bit static when colliding and the gravity wont work with ...
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Opengl textures change color of everything

Whenever I render textures, all shapes get the color of the texture. I'm not sure why, but I think it's something to do with the way I render textures. Here's what I use to draw textures: public void ...
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Opengl camera handling

I normally do parallax scrolling with x and y which works, but I'd like to make a camera class instead so I can rotate as well. Right now the camera is set to the player's position but doesn't scroll. ...
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How to toggle fullscreen with lwjgl

I'm using glfw in lwjgl-3 to try to create a toggleFullscreen method. However it always gives me errors. I saw this question Toggle Fullscreen at Runtime but it didn't help because glfwOpenWindow() ...
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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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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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Slick2D crashes on Image.getGraphics() on some machines

On some machines, creating a new Image and calling getGraphics() on it causes lwjgl to enter into some kind of faulty state that crashes when swapping buffers. Any idea what causes this and how to ...
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How can I access LWJGL's Keyboard from a thread other than the graphics thread?

I'm loving LWJGL, but have been running into a number of odd problems with it. Most of it seems to deal with the fact that OpenGL is a state-machine and was only ever meant to be accessed from a ...
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Handling collision with LWJGL rectangles

I'm testing collision with other rectangles so I can implement it into my current project. The problem is the rectangle starts at the right x and y, but I'm not sure where exactly they are. I'm pretty ...
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Scrolling is going too fast

I used delta based off the LWJGL tutorials and it works (I get 16 or 17 delta) but everything is scrolling nonstop. Here's how I render things: public class Game { int camX; int camY; ...
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How could I implement 3D player collision with rotation in LWJGL?

I have a problem with my current collision implementation. Currently for player collision, I just use an AABB where I check if another AABB is in the way of the player, as shown in this code. (The ...
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Application of classes with critical non-static fields in LWJGL [closed]

I'm going to be as specific about this question as I can. Ultimately, how is it that I apply a class that uses non-static fields in LWJGL? More specifically, I know that OpenGL is quite nearly more a ...
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Trouble with Raycast Selection using OpenGL

I am currently having trouble with a custom model editor in which I want to implement model selection (eventually featuring face selection to have something like "click-and-drag" to extend the cubes). ...
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LWJGL multiple keyboard/mouse input checks

As in many game libraries such as LWJGL, you can check mouse/keyboard events with Mouse.isButtonDown or Keyboard.IsKeyDown. I want to check for button/key presses, not if it's currently pressed down ...
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What is the difference between .obj files and Collada files? [closed]

I am currently making a game in java using LWJGL 2.9 and I am wondering what the difference between the .obj format and .dae format is. Currently I can load .obj files and would like to load .dae ...
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How does glRotate affect the axes of the global coordinate system?

I am currently playing around with 3D transformations applied on a 2D context in LWJGL, to later be implemented in my game. So I managed to set up LWJGL well enough (scaling, translating, scaling and ...
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Stack matrix affecting shooting mechanics

I attempted to make a scroller game using parallax scrolling in LWJGL. Everything is fine but I'm having trouble with the matrix stack and the bullets. So basically when I shoot the bullet it moves ...
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How can I split up a large model into an octree codewise?

For collision detection, I am attempting to split up a large model into an octree. If we take this black thing thing to be the ship (104,000 vertices): Then I would like to split up the faces I ...
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Java LWJGL - How can I click to interact with objects?

I want to be able to click on a monster to walk to him and start attacking him. The part that doesnt make sense to me is the conversion between the mouse position, and the actual terrain position. ...
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LWJGL: getDisplayModes() on Linux with two monitors

When calling getDisplayModes() on a Linux machine with two monitors I only get one single resolution, that is, the current resolution set on the main monitor. However, calling xrandr directly gives me ...
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How to distort graphics in a wave-like way?

I saw a certain graphics distortion effect on multiple games over time and am interested in doing it in 2D. It is like a wave-like texture distortion, I am not entirely sure what it is called ...
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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 ...