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

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What tools should I consider if my aim is to make a game available to as many platforms as possible? [closed]

We're planning on developing a 2D, grid-based puzzle game, and although it's still very early in the planning stages, we'd like to make our decisions well from the beginning. Our strategy will be to ...
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How to setup a client to work with a remote server or a local included server?

I'm working on a Networked multiplayer game, but while developing and for testing I want to set up a local server that acts like the multiplayer server. My thought is to approach the server as a ...
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Does Big O really matter?

In academia worst case Big O is taught over everything else. Compared to space complexity, normal case analysis, simplicity over complexity, etc. In particular to game programming and industry, what ...
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UDK Fixed AIController / Pawn Height

[I already asked this question on the UDK forums, without much success though.] I'm using a class derived from AIController to control my pawn in RTS-style. My problem is that the pawn does not have ...
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C++ entity component system framework [closed]

I have found several entity system frameworks for other languages besides C++, like Ash and Rush for ActionScript and Artemis for Java and C#. My question is whether there exists a framework like one ...
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My SDL Game executable cannot run outside codeblocks

After compiling and running SDL programs successfully inside CodeBlocks, when I run them outside CodeBlocks (by clicking .exe file) my program does not run. Instead, it says that libstdc++6.dll is ...
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Persistent game where you program your own bot(s) [closed]

I'm looking for an online game with a persistent world where you are allowed to code (and add) your own 'players' (it can be in any language / script). A sort of RTS but for bots. Does that even ...
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Need help with game development. (I know C++ and I need to learn an API) [closed]

I know C++ but I don't know an API looking at Directx. I can't find any good tutorials and really need some help to start 2D game development. I'm doing an game development focused Art course that ...
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Simulating flight dynamics in two dimensions

I have decided that in order to improve my math skills and game programming skills I am going to work on a two-dimensional space simulator. The view of the player or camera will be from inside the ...
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Looking for an elegant way to represent fixed parts of a randomly generated level map

I'm coding from scratch a small experimental game on a medium-sized random rectangular square tile map. (Say, a map of a dungeon.) There are several types of tiles (for example: floor, wall, monster, ...
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How to store different abilities in player class?

So, I have a player class with basic actions. During the gameplay he unlocks new abilities. I don't know how to store new actions within the player class. To be precise - I know how, but my method ...
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Keybindings in Unity

I need to know how to bind keys to actions through Javascript within Unity. When I develop web applications, I normally use this: var KeyBind = function() { if (document.addEventListener) { ...
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How important is Programming for a Level Designer?

I'm currently attending school in a Level Design program, and I was wondering how important programming really is in being a Level Designer? I'm apparently incapable of learning programming (despite ...
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Retrieve outer most points on a 2d graph

G'day everyone, I have a 2d graph which has some points plotted on it. What I need to do is get only the outer most points so that I can connect them up (isn't really relevant). What I can't seem ...
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How can I really master in game programming? [closed]

Game Programming is fun and interesting. To develop games I have to learn several languages, game engines and should have sound knowledge in Math. But what I'm really looking is how to be a master ...
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Programming Paradigm for Games [closed]

Which programming paradigm resembles or best suits the Game design or game engine programming? by paradigm I mean the Imperative, Object oriented, Functional, etc. I came to know that functional ...
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Novice prototyping a massive multiplayer webpage based gaming system [closed]

I'm trying to build a website based game in which various pages of the site act as different areas of the game. I am wondering what you would recommended as a design structure. Which languages would ...
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Should I wrap a template function with another template function, or…?

I'm currently making an Entity System, using C++, and I've questioned myself about how I should interface some methods. Specifically in my Entity and ComponentManager classes. The ComponentManager, ...
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making a game in 2D(C++). SDL or openGL? Or, why not both? [closed]

I'm trying to make a platform game in 2D and I want to know what tool should I use to make it happen. I understand that I can use SDL with openGL. However, if I want to make a solid 2D platform game, ...
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Try-catch or ifs for error handling in C++

Are exceptions used widely in game engine design or it is more preferable using pure if statements? For example with exceptions: try { m_fpsTextId = m_statistics->createText( "FPS: 0", 16, 20, ...
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Check key state or listen for event? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Polling vs event driven input I'm trying to teach myself a bit of game development using Pygame, and I'm unsure what's the best way to approach some of the fundamental ...
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Is there any game engine using a functional programming language? [closed]

Is there any game engine using a functional programming language similar to Scheme, Common Lisp, Clojure or JavaScript? I've tried Unity3D but their "JavaScript" is not actually JavaScript, is ...
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How to get a game done? [closed]

My problem is, whenever I start programming a clone of a game (for practice) or my own game or some other problem I stop somewhere in the middle of the development, because I lost interest in it. How ...
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Good way of handling class instances in game development?

I'm a new indie game developer, and I've made a few games, but often times when coding I wonder "Is this the way most people do it? Am I doing it wrong?" because I'd like to become a game developer ...
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What are the most commonly used programming languages? [closed]

When I took my Java courses a year ago, I was told that Java is used mostly in the overseas gaming companies while C++ is used here in the US. What languages should I focus on learning in-depth?
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Is there an IDE that can simplify the process of creating a game matchmaking website? [closed]

Yes, I'm an old guy. And I'm well versed in "C" and have written several games which I have been selling on the web for a number of years. And now, I would like to adapt one of my games to be ...
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Object oriented approach to debug mode

I'd like to introduce a way to turn off/on debug messages and in-game tooling (tweak menus, for example) without non-game related branches, e.g: if(DEBUG_MODE) { // show tweak menu // some ...
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How to Contact prominent game devs for discussion and queries? [closed]

What is the medium to contact and discuss problems with Game devs, and engine hackers? Any irc, forum, mailing list? Note : Somehow, I did not like gamedev.net
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Computer Games Technolgy or Software Engineering?

I'm in the last year of my college and going to university next year. Could you tell me what the difference between Software Engineering and Computer Games Technology is? I know a bit of both but ...
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HTML5 point and click adventure game code structure with CreateJS

I'm a programming beginner. I made a tiny one scene point and click adventure game to try to understand simple game logic and came up with this: CreateJS features prototypes for creating bitmap ...
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Per fragment lighting with OpenGL 4.x tessellated model

I'm experienced with OpenGL 3+. I'm dabbling with tessellation shaders and have now got to a point where I have a nicely tessellated teapot/plane demo (quick look here) As can be seen from the ...
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New to creating AI - where to start? [closed]

I am new to game programming and am trying to make a basic 2d top-down space game with 2 space ships that fight each other. I am doing well with the user controlled space ship, but have no idea how ...
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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 ...