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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I tell if an object is currently colliding with another object?

I know this sounds simple, but I can't figure out how to tell if a GameObject is currently colliding with another object in Unity. I've looked online, but can't find any tutorials or answers that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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Ways to expose engine API for text-adventure games (XML, JS/DSL, …)

While developing an engine for text-adventures I'm still unsure how to expose the API it provides to the developers/writers. My two concepts for now are: Running a small JS engine which executes JS ...
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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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Essential 2D engine features [closed]

I have decided to make a simple engine for a new game I'm working on, and now, I'm wondering: what are the essential features of a 2D game engine? Or, a game engine in general?
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Implementing powerups for my Breakout clone

I'm making a simple Breakout clone in Python that will have very many powerups/powerdowns (so far I came up with 26). Some will affect the paddle (paddle missile, two paddles, short paddle, etc.), ...
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Game programming course materials: What should it include?

I am tasked to create the course materials for a game programming class, and I’d like your opinion on what aspects and areas of game programming, such as game state management, game object storing or ...
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How should bots be recognised in a game?

I'm interested in how bots are usually written. Here's my situation: I plan to make an online 2D mecha game in HTML5, and the server-side will be done with node. It is intended to be multiplayer, ...
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How can I run a .jar file with XNA?

Could someone help me to develop a method to run any .jar file (with parameters) from in C# with XNA?
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Separating game logic from animation

For non-game applications the model-view-controller pattern is typical where data, logic, and visuals are separated. But for a game how would you architect the game logic and the animation system in ...
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'Real' AI that learns in games

In my work I analyze and design Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs), but for fun I'm learning game design, and, of course application of EAs in games. So I'm wondering if there have been any games where AI ...
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Design patterns in Game Physics

In the frames of a number crunching compatible programming language (say.. C++), what would be an elegant solution for adding self collision, external collision and integration step (Euler, etc.) ...
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How to implement physics and AoE spells in an MMO game?

I'm making a game which will be completely centered around PVP battlegrounds and arenas. Think something like WoW, but with the RPG part removed. There will just be a lobby, where you can join a ...
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C++ Namespace vs Reference passed around like crazy - Implement a quest journal

May sound funny, but that's what the question is about. Suppose you have this situation: http://i48.tinypic.com/whl6pk.jpg Red squares are data types. Hexagons are methods and Journal is the main ...
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Why is 3D game development supposed to be so hard? [closed]

This may be kind of a dumb question. I have little experience in programming and no experience in game programming. I've only done simple "if, then" programming and simple circuit board chip ...
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How do I implement a racing clock that shows elapsed time?

I'm wanting to make a old school timer like the picture below. How would I go about doing this in VD? I have tried it doing it with code bellow. The problem with this is that it starts with just ...
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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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How to avoid the GameManager god object?

I just read an answer to a question about structuring game code. It made me wonder about the ubiquitous GameManager class, and how it often becomes an issue in a production environment. Let me ...
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Visually coding rpg dialog trees

I am currently using XML to create my dialog trees in my rpg, but doing this by hand for hundreds of different discussions can get very tedious very fast. I was wondering if there is any way I can ...
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Game Development Resources? [closed]

I want to make an iPhone game and I was wondering if somebody could point me to some resources. Before you rage and close this, I am not looking for just a tutorial on programming, I could just google ...
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Fastest way to draw small particles in opengl?

Quick question : Which is the fastest method to render a large array of 4x4/8x8 particles in opengl ? Currently i spend 2triangles for each one but i think that its slow so i would really like to know ...
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How can I make video games if I don't like programming? [closed]

I am studying C++ code in my school (my major is computer programming). Honestly, my grades are not so good, and assignments are really hard. Sometimes I feel sad that I will spend 8-10 hours per day ...
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How do I generate a random curve for landscape (like Worms)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I generate terrain like that of Scorched Earth? How can I generate Worms-style terrain? I must build random curve line for the 2D Game on the BitMap (like in ...