Computer programming is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining the source code of computer programs.

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Game Asset Storage: Archive vs Individual files

As I am in the process of creating a 3D c++ game and I was wondering what would be more beneficial when dealing with game assets with regards to storage. I have seen some games have a single asset ...
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Ray casting on a mesh using libgdx [closed]

I'm trying to perform ray casting on a mesh using libgdx. I found this code sample and it misses some explanations. What do these vectors stand for? What is globalIntersection and localIntersection?
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Getting into the details of game engine programming [closed]

I am interested in learning game programming, but I really have an interest in the lower level engineering in games. I have OpenGL experience, and I am really interested in learning more about ...
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just starting and cant find a place to learn a launguage to code games [closed]

Like i said im justing starting and it feals like it is impossible to learn a launguage. Id like to code games and would appreciate it if some one could direct me to a site where I could learn how to ...
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How to collide with a 45degree wall in XNA

I want to make a PAC MAN imitation game to start working on AI, and while my first version will feature rectangles with widths or heights of 1 to makes walls for collision detection, I want to ...
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Optimal way to learn DirectX? [closed]

I am finding it very difficult to learn DirectX 11. The MSDN website is just full of unorganized information that doesn't seem to help at all. I am particularly looking for something that explains ...
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is wisdom of what happens 'behind scenes' (in compiler, external DLLs etc.) important? [closed]

I have been a computer-fanatic for almost a decade now. I've always loved and wondered how computers work, even from the purest, lowest hardware level to the very smallest pixel on the screen, and all ...
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What kind of math should I be expecting in advanced programming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What math should all game programmers know? And I don't mean just space shooters and such, because in non-3D environments it's obvious that not much beyond elementary ...
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RPGMakerVX - Changing item_max?

I've been working on a game for awhile and I am developing it with RPG Maker VX. I came to a point where I needed to... I guess for lack of better explanation... Limit the key items to just 1. So I ...
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Audio Panning using RtAudio

I use Rtaudio library. I would like to implement an audio program where I can control the panning (e.g. shifting the sound from the left channel to the right channel). In my specific case, I use a ...
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How are bullets simulated in video games?

I have been playing games like MW2 recently and, as a programmer, I tend to ask myself how do they make the game so immersive. For example, how to they simulate bullet speed. When an NPC fires a ...
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How to begin serious game development (in C++) [closed]

I would like to start developing games. I have tried before Game Maker 8, which was a very easy way to start creating games, if you were new in game development. Then, I tried Unity 3D, which was a ...
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How can I implement gravity?

How can I implement gravity? Not for a particular language, just pseudocode...
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What programming languages are sufficient for web browser game development? [closed]

I am wondering with what kind of languages such a multi-player online game was written? I am trying to find a list of web programming languages which could be sufficient for both of these websites. ...
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which platform to choose for designing a game [closed]

I am new to gaming platform and don't have any experience in gaming as well. I want to develop a small shooting game and don't have any idea from where to start and which platform to use like things. ...
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How to correct shooting in touch-screen shooting games?

Assume a shooting game for iPhone that the character shoot toward where player has touched. But as we know, There may be fault in touching screen by player and it conclude to bad game play and low ...
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HTML5 game programming style [closed]

I am currently trying learn javascript in form of HTML5 games. Stuff that I've done so far isn't too fancy since I'm still a beginner. My biggest concern so far has been that I don't really know what ...
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How to implement auto-aiming / auto-targeting

We all know how auto-aiming or auto-targeting works in games. Now, I need to find how to implement it in my game. In fact I should implement it in UDK and I would be glad if anyone gave me more ...
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Why is this beat detection code failing to register some beats properly?

I made this SoundAnalyzer class to detect beats in songs: class SoundAnalyzer { public SoundBuffer soundData; public Sound sound; public List<double> beatMarkers = new ...
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Making a game engine or using Unity3D? [closed]

I was wondering, which one would benefit me the most? I have as much time as I need to make a game engine and rapid development does not appeal to me. Unity3D is easy, but how much will mastering ...
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Shortcut for NodeJS server [closed]

I am tired of typing "cd c:\socket\nodejs" "node testserver.js" Into the command promt.. How do I create a shortcut or bat for it?
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What are some good resources for creating a game engine in XNA? [closed]

I'm currently a student game programmer working on an indie project. We have a team of eleven people (five programmers, four artists, and two audio designers) aboard, all working hard to help design ...
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How can unrealscript halt event handler execution after an arbitrary number of lines with no return or error?

I have created a class that extends TcpLink and is instantiated in a custom Kismet Sequence Action. It is being instantiated correctly and is making the GET HTTP request that I need it to (I have ...
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Recreating Doodle Jump in Canvas - Platforms spawning out of reach

I have started to recreate Doodle Jump in HTML using Canvas. Here's my current progress. As you can see, if you play it for a few seconds, some platforms will be out of the player's reach. I don't ...
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Where might a newbie programmer begin with game development? [closed]

I just started picking up programming and I'd love to learn the ins and outs of game development so if anyone could tell me where to begin I'd really appreciate it alot. I'm interested in flash games ...
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Is there any online programmer's community, focusing on core game development? [closed]

I am looking for a stricktly/mostly programming oriented game community, focusing on core graphics, middleware, and research. Any suggestions? Edit: I am specifically looking for ...
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Techniques for displaying vehicle damage

I wonder how I can displaying vehicle damage. I am talking about a good way to show damage on screen. Which kind of models are common in games and what are the benefits of them? What is state of the ...
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How to control an actor movement in UDK

This might be very basic, but I couldn't find something relevant to what I need (see below). I am working on a very basic thing: a 3D environment with some buildings, and actors walking inside it. It ...
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How can be data oriented programming applied for GUI system?

I've just learned basics of Data oriented programming design, but I'm not very familiar with that yet. I've also read Pitfalls of Object Oriented Programming GCAP 09. It seems that data oriented ...
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Little and big endianness in games

Do we have to worry about byte orders in the process of programming a game? Do game consoles use different byte orders?
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When tracing how do I tell if I hit a wall or floor?

I perform a trace and when it hits the world I get a location and the surface normal. Does anyone have a good way to find out if I hit a wall or a floor?
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webgame engine how does it works [closed]

Hy all, first off all, don't yell that i shouldn't start with it, i just want to know how that works... The thing is, how does the engine of an webgame works. A game like tribalwars, grepolis and ...
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What is a right datatype in C++ for OpenGL scene representation with use of GLSL

I am programming in C++ OpenGl with GLSL. Until now I have been using a data structure that is composed of std::vector filled with structures of vertexes and with their parameters (position , normal, ...
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Where can I find a programmer/game developer to team up with? [closed]

I'm a pixel artist looking for an ametuer programmer/game developer to team up with, But I'm not sure where to start! I'm not particularly worried about profit, I'm only interested in making the game ...
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Techniques for separating game model from presentation

I am creating a simple 2D game using XNA. The elements that make up the game world are what i refer to as the "model". For instance, in a board game, i would have a GameBoard class that stores ...
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Lua or C# beneficial over C++ for small, single person project? [closed]

I plan to do a fairly small game development project as a single programmer. I have read that alternatives to C++ such as C# or integrating Lua scripts is more time and effort efficient in ...
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What technologies are used for Game development now days? [closed]

Whenever I ask a question about game development in an online forum I always get suggestions like learning line drawing algorithms, bit level image manipulation and video decompression etc. However ...
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Game Development using C#.Net [closed]

I'm a ASP as well as C#.Net Developer. I love playing Games and willing to Create one. I'm a new bi in this Arena. So can you Help me on How to Create a Game using C#.Net?? Or is there any course ...
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Rotating around a non origin point

I've been looking around the forums for some answers to the question I have. I've found some answer that seem to help but nothing that answers my specific question. That question being how to rotate ...
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Is it possible to access vertex values of an object created using display lists?

I wanted to learn to develop games so started with tetris. I encountered a problem right in the beginning. My game is 20% ready. There are five types of shapes viz YELL, BOX, LINE, TEE, YEL which are ...
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Doesn't multiple inheritance solve all problems that entity systems do?

The question is pretty self explaining: doesn't multiple inheritance solve all the problems that entity systems also solve? I just remembered a term called "multiple inheritance", and that seems to ...
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What are some programming design patterns that are useful in game development? [closed]

I have a few books on Design Patterns, and have read some articles, but cannot intuitively figure out which programming design patterns would be useful in game development. For example, I have a book ...
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Programming languages reccomended for a career in game design [closed]

I'm currently in year 11 and about to complete the highest level IT subject that my school offers leaving me no advanced programming courses to do next year. My question is: are there any quality ...
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Most efficient language for rewriting a tile-based board game as a video game? [closed]

I've been working on a hex-based board game. Every time I make changes, especially changes that require redesigning the map, it takes a good chunk of time and money. It might be more efficient to ...
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Implementing a FSM with ActionScript 2 without using classes?

I have seen several references of A.I. and FSM, but sadly I still can't understand the point of an FSM in AS2.0. Is it a must to create a class for each state? I have a game-project which also it has ...
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How do I acknowledge collisions?

As part of creating a stealth system, I've decided to place volumes over light sources as a first step. The idea being that when a pawn walks into one of those volumes, it will be logged. This is not ...
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Started game development no idea of computer graphics. Should I learn tools or concepts? [closed]

I am in 6th semester of my Computer science bachelor degree program, Working as Intern in a start up company. I started game development using AndEngine, things are going good because I have good hold ...
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Benefits of implementing systems like classes instead of just functions

In an Entity System I am making, there is a central class called World, which stores all component instances. It's a dictionary-of-arrays, and entity ids are indexes for the arrays. To access a ...
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Entity Component System based engine

Note: I'm programming this in Javascript, but it should be language agnostic in the most part. I am thinking about converting my engine to an ECS based one. I get the basic idea (note: this is ...
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How much would it cost to produce a game engine, and website to sell it from? [closed]

I've been considering for a long time how much it would cost to hire developers and programers to make a game engine and website for the engine? Posibly even some graphic designers for game engine ...