A simple term for "translation", the change of position of an entity typically on the route of going from point A to point B.

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Time critical events based on framerate

Problem Description Basically, I've made a "programming game" in which I've made my own scripting language. It is a completely standard Lunar Lander game, though instead of directly controlling the ...
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Is it safe to set FPS rate to a constant?

I learned from game class that in update function, every movements must be time dependent for the sake of linearity in movement. We made a simple game. Every move like going left, right or jump is ...
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XNA Using velocity

Previously when making games I have just been using a Vector2 as the sprites position and altering that for movement, i.e.: if(right key pressed) Position.X += movementspeed * gametime...; ...
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SDL - BlitSurfaced Background Slowing Time Based Movement

Whenever I use BlitSurface to apply a background image, the movement of my characters is slowed drastically even though I have movement based on time: SDL_BlitSurface( background, camera, screen, ...
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joystick movement for Geometry Wars clone

I am kinda new in game programming, but I've got a semestral work to make a game, so I decided to do a clone of Geometry Wars. Despite that the game is really simple (in principle), I have ran into a ...
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Rotating sprites

I'm a beginner at making games, i'm currently only working in 2D using XNA. So far all of my games i've been using the following logic for sprite movement: if(left key pressed) sprite_x_position ...
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How can I make “falling away” 3D terrain like Animal Crossing?

Animal Crossing has a unique way of scrolling the world map: When the character moves down, the the world rolls around and over at the top, like it's stuck to a cardboard tube: This video shows how ...
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Correct way/How to think to plan out “control/animation flow”?

So basically, a problem I've had in past attempt at making games (little playing around with stuff): how to do a correct, non-sloppy way of planning the flow of animations/control? Let's take an ...
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Android Action_Move when moving between specific screen areas

OK so I know how to iterate through the different pointers that are currently touching the screen so I know what the coordinates are of these pointers using the following: Code snippet case ...
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Android cocos2d getting a sprite to continuously move to a dynamic position

I tried using the MoveTo method in cocos2d to get a sprite to continuously follow my player sprite: CCMoveTo actionMove = CCMoveTo.action(actualDuration, player.getPosition()); CCSequence actions = ...
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box2d and constant movement

i'm developing a game with a top down view, the players body is a circle. To move the character you need to tap on the screen and it moves to the spot. To achieve this i'm saving the coordinate of ...
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Move object to position using velocity [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a simple object move to a desired location using its velocity. But I'm having trouble with it over shooting its target. I have to use velocity, I can't simply lerp the position, ...
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How to create a path-finding compatible road map from user input?

I'm currently working on an agent simulation (inspired by the recent SimCity release). Now, basically I understood how agents work but I do not understand how to put them into context. Agents travel ...
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Pokémon character turning / facing: How is it achieved? Movement is already done though [closed]

You know that when the player playing Pokémon games want to change the facing of the main character, one would simply tap on the directional pad (D-pad) on the Game Boy (Color/Advanced/Advanced SP) or ...
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How do I move a sprite to the mouse position?

So, I'm trying to make my sprite walk to the X-coordinate of my mouse click. This is my code: currentMouseState = Mouse.GetState(); MouseState mouseState = Mouse.GetState(); ...
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How do I keep my character centred on screen?

I am making a game similar to Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (top-down 2D action-adventure). I want the character to stay centred on the screen when he moves. Currently, whenever the player wants ...
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How to implement deceleration and stopping over a certain distance [duplicate]

So I have a a character, say a spaceship. It needs to move distance R, and in direction T (Theta). So say if The object is at (0,0), and it needs to get to (4,3), it has R = 5 and T = about 36 ...
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Multiple Key Presses in XNA?

I'm actually trying to do something fairly simple. I cannot get multiple key presses to work in XNA. I've tried the following pieces of code. else if (keyboardState.IsKeyDown(Keys.Down) && ...
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How to implement object velocity as a vector

I'm working on a Breakout game, and want to change the ball's movement code from how I currently do it, to something based on vectors (as I feel learning and implementing movement based on vectors ...
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How to combine tap and long hold gesture recognizers?

I have a game in which the player moves around a sprite by tapping on various sections of the screen (left, right, up, down). So far, each tap moves the sprite one tile (I use a tile system for ...
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Asteroids Movement

I have been making an asteroids clone, in C#. However, the ship's movement is... not quite right. My plan is this: there is a speed, and two directions, namely the direction the ship is facing ...
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How can I make a character move forward in a certain direction?

I have an entity class which is updated every game tick. Let's just assume said entity moves forward constantly. What i want to know is, how can i make it so that i can give an angle to a function and ...
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Collision Detection with SAT: False Collision for Diagonal Movement Towards Vertical Tile-Walls?

I'm developing my first tile-based 2D-game with Javascript. To learn the basics, I decided to write my own "game engine". I have successfully implemented collision detection using the separating axis ...
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Pathfinding on a uneven planetary surface

My question is what would be the best approach to pathfinding on an uneven planetary surface? Background Information I have created a planet from displacement mapping 6 sphere projected planes. ...
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Smoother controls

I am trying to move my background left if the user hits the right key. and right if the user hits the left key, so that it will look like the player is moving. The problem is that whenever I hold the ...
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Pong horizontal movement algorithm

I was just wondering about the horizontal movement of a pong ball? What is the general algorithm used with this? The ball in my pong game just move vertically and I don't know about the algorithms ...
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How to achieve smooth movement with a fixed timestep

Previously in the update method of my game I was using a variable time step which provided very smooth movement of a player sprite except when the frame rate would drop, even slightly. At that point I ...
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2D Top down acceleration vector

I have been wanting to solve the issue of movement once and for all... with all that I have learnt and read through, should be a piece of cake one would have thought... , seems it isn't. Having ...
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Interpolating a player between two 2D points?

I would like a player to be able to move in a direction smoothly, whilst sticking to a fixed grid. Much like in Pokemon, how the player can move, but when the key is pressed and released quickly, they ...
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I want to implement free-running movement (like Assassin's Creed) in 2D. What to do?

I would like to implement free-running as popularized by Assassin's Creed, albeit in 2D. What are some specific techniques or algorithms that I can use to achieve free-running in 2D without having to ...
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Movement on the X an Z axis are combined?

This is probably a stupid question, but I'm trying to simply move a 3D object up, down, left, and right (Not forward or backward). The Y axis works fine, but when I increment the object's X position, ...
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Implementing tile-based movement on 2D platformer

I'm trying to make a cinematic platformer, in the veins of the first two Oddworld games, Flashback, Prince of Persia, Blackthorne and so on. This article describes very well how this kind of movement ...
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Theory behind worm like movement?

I don't want code or anything that will make this too easy for me, but I'm just starting the development of a little game and I want to add worms to it, I want the worms to be Terraria like. My ...
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What algorithms can I use for bullet movement toward the enemy?

I'm developing 2D strategy game. There are weapons that shoot at enemies. From what I've read in this, this, this and this post I think that I need linear algebra, but I don't really understand what ...
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Moving a sprite towards an x and y coordinate

Given a sprite with an x and y coordinate, how would I move it toward another sprite with an x and y coordinate? I've already made it face towards the other sprite, and I've made it move towards the ...
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Comparing a saved movement with other movement with Kinect

I need to develop an application where a user (physiotherapist) will perform a movement in front of the Kinect, I'll write the data for the movement in the database and then the patient will try to ...
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Character movement relative to cursor position

I want my top-down shooter character to move towards the mouse when pressing the up arrow and strafe relative at right angles to it when pressing the left and right arrow keys. I can't figure out how ...
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Translating a terrains position using input in Unity 3D C#

I am trying to make a terrain in Unity move, but im having trouble. Here's the code i have. using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class NewScript : MonoBehaviour { Camera camera; ...
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Grouped enemy movement out of sync after changing directions [closed]

Im working on a Galaxian/Space Invaders Inspired game. Im working on the enemy movement and am running into an issue where the enemies get out of sync when changing direction. My setup is that I ...
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3D Character Development [closed]

First and for most. I do have a fair amount of experience programming. I have experience with many programming languages and I have taken a few courses in computer science. I have development some ...
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Movement constrained to the faces of a cube

The basic setup I'm working with is a cube rendered in-Engine (Panda3d, although I only am looking for a generalized solution) as well as a 2d square on one face of the cube. The eventual outcome I'm ...
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Using timer to reverse enemy movement in Flash game made with Flixel

I am creating a 2d flash game using Flixel 2.5 in Flash Builder. I am trying to reverse enemy movement on an interval so that they will move back and forth over a set space. I felt that a timer would ...
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How can I normalize a vector if I am handling movment of each axis seperatley?

I am writing a 2D tile based game engine in XNA, and I've recently fine-tuned my collision detection using the answers provided here and more specifically here. The tile based collision detection now ...
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Scene - human speed correlation

I am writing a really simple game with a scene (horizontal plane) and a human moving to the right of the plane (watching the simulation from the +z axis). The scene contains some trees, which I am ...
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Character Movement in 3D games

I'm either not searching correctly or there is really not a lot of material on Character Movement in 3D games. I'm mostly interested in how people usually implement character movement in games like ...
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Movement on a curved planet surface

I'm looking for a solution for moving a variety of objects over the uneven surface of my planet. The idea is that I will have a number of objects that follow the planetary landscape moving about in ...
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Following a path in a smooth fashion

I am currently making a 2d tower defense game with a static, predetermined lane that the enemies follow (i.e. towers cannot block the path and path finding is not the problem I am trying to solve). I ...
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In 2d game logic, should I use pixels or world coordinates?

Currently in my game I handle the logic (collisions, movement) using pixels but I find it very limiting espiecially when thinking about variable speed. For example Box2D requires you to use ...
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C++ Using clock() with IsKeyDown

I am trying to replicate the game Asteroids as a class project. I am having trouble measuring the time elapsed while the "W" key is pressed. This code is supposed to increase the force applied to the ...
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Smooth Sprite Movement - Don't Add Velocity to Position?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to move a sprite smoothly on the screen at different speeds without stuttering, but keeping the effect that it's moving smoothly; especially at faster ...