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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Are there any pathfinding algorithms that would handle different movement types?

I'm developing a bot for a BattleTech board game simulator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech, it is turn based. The board is divided into hexagons, each one has a different terrain type and ...
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Java: Basic Movement AI not working

I am working on a basic AI system to get an entity to follow a player. I created both the player and the ghost entity, but it seems as if the ghost only wants to increment both x and y, it never wants ...
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Determining the end location for AI movement in groups in a 2D RTS

I have written an RTS game (a demo for a game engine of sorts, actually) in which the user's basic interaction with the game is to select a bunch of soldiers and then right-click on the map to move ...
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How to avoid character to move when selected

I've got a player Class which can walk to a certain point on the screen when left mouse is pressed: if (mState.LeftButton == ButtonState.Released && oldMouseState.LeftButton == ...
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Walking on a sphere

I'm working on a game which involves walking your character on the surface of a sphere. Using the answer to Arbitrary Rotation about a Sphere, I've written my code as: if (game.isKeyDown(37)) { // ...
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Precalculate the position of a rotating Aircraft

To start honestly, this question is probably mostly handling math. But thats only the road I tried to go and failed miserably, so maybe theres a much more simple way to do. Ok the game situation is ...
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Implementing smooth 8 directional movement

I have my units that i move around my map with path finding. The units can move in 8 directions, currently i have the units moving around the map with a extremely basic check against the unit's ...
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Undefined fireball movement behavior

Demonstration video I try to do after the player shoot 10 times of fireball, then delete all the fireball objects and recreate a 10 new set of fireball objects. I did it but there is a weird bug ...
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Effective way to check if an Entity/Player enters a region/trigger

I was wondering how multiplayer games detect if you enter a special region. Let's assume there is a huge map that is so big that simply checking it would become a huge performance issue. I've seen ...
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Finetuning movement based on gradual rotation towards a target [duplicate]

I have an object which moves towards a target destination by gradually adjusting its facing while moving forwards. If the target destination is in a "blind spot", then the object is incapable of ...
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Finding the shorter turning direction towards a target

I'm trying to implement a type of movement where the object gradually faces the target. The problem I've run into is figuring out which turning direction is faster. The following code works until the ...
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Character movement on a 2D tile map

I'm working at making a HTML5 game. Top down, closest thing I can equate it to is the gameboy zeldas, but open world and no rooms. What I have so far is a procedurally generated map in a multi ...
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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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“Walking” along a rotating surface in LimeJS

I'm trying to have a character walk along a plank (a long, thin rectangle) that works like a seesaw, being rotated around a central point by box2d physics (falling objects). I want the left and right ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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XNA - 2D Rotation of an object to a selected direction

I'm trying to figure out the best way of rotating an object towards the directional input of the user. I'm attempting to mimic making turns on ice skates. For instance, if the player is moving right ...
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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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Displaying possible movement tiles

What's the fastest way to highlight all possible movement tiles for a player on a square grid? Players can only move up, down, left, right. Tiles can cost more than one movement, multiple levels are ...
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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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How do I implement movement in a WPF Adventure game?

I'm working on making a short WPF adventure game. The only major hurdle I have right now is how to animate objects on the screen correctly. I've experimented with DoubleAnimation and ...
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How can I easily model semi-realistically human movement and collision in a 2D game?

I am writing a sports simulation game in which the simulated players will interact physically with each other (i.e. tackle, push, bump...) as well as do individual actions such as changing direction ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use triangle picking to determine location of a triangle in world space coordinates?

I am trying to implement point and click movement in my game, but at the moment I am stumped about how I can select parts of a mesh for the player to walk to. So what I have done is I have got a ...
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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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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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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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Increasing speed of circle over time as linear with Box2d

Assume that there is a circle and it can be moved by using keyboard arrows.Is required that increasing speed over time like increasing car speed. For example; max speed is 25 and time to reach max ...
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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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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 ...