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

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Writing a wrapper for a server

How does one write a wrapper for a game server? From what I gathered, wrappers mimic the game server in question, receiving packets from client and sending them to the server (and vice versa). It ...
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Detecting Circular Motion Direction [on hold]

I have a project and my project is to write a program to get the G-CODE for milling on CNC machine without depending on an package like UG or SurfCam. My question is, I have a curve want to detect ...
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Custom key binding/mapping

Currently I am starting to develop my first serious game. Before the games are all training, and learning how to do things in a good way. Unfortunatly, I've missed a big part in my preparation: Key ...
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What is a scalable server-side architecture for an online game with 100s of players, one turn per minute? [closed]

Say you have an idea for a browser based game. Maybe call it "micro"-turn based, where turns run every X seconds (maybe 10 to 60.) You want to support 100 to 1000 people in a game. My first thought ...
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Are there places in the gaming industry for people who are artistic and programmers? [closed]

Are there jobs, where you can switch from project to project between artistic roles (like sprite animations, concept art, visual development or even sound design) and programming roles?
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How can I create an extending chain like the hookshot in Zelda in Unity?

In the Zelda games, there is an item called the hookshot. It is a small mechanical apparatus held in one hand that acts similar to, but not the same as the gun. When it is triggered, the hook at the ...
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How to create a 3 match game? [duplicate]

Is there any tutorial or any advice for someone just wanting to start out on creating a 3 match game. I want to create something similar to candy crush or any other 3 match game out there.
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Unity: how to apply programmatical changes to the Terrain SplatPrototype?

I have a script to which I add a Terrain object (I drag and drop the terrain in the public Terrain field). The Terrain is already setup in Unity to have 2 PaintTextures: 1 is a Square (set up with a ...
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What is “tools development?”

I have been looking at different jobs in the games industry and a lot of the jobs that I have seen advertised are for a "Tool Developer" position. I do not know what this actually is. Could someone ...
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Gravity around a sphere with rotation? (Blitz 3D)

I've been making this space/moon type FPS game with Blitz 3D and I can't seem to get gravity working perfectly. Right now, it works, however when I go farther on the moon, I see that my character is ...
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Recommended approach for event system in Java

What are the recommended approaches for an event system of a turn-based RPG's battle engine? The system I'm currently working on has a runEvent method that sorts the actions queue based on their ...
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Why it’s recommended to keep global variable initialization and the objects’ constructors very simple (C++)? [closed]

Considering game-development? I have this question in a gamedev quiz and I wonder what to answer. Any clues?
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How do I make a Minecraft recipe that costs XP?

I want to program a Minecraft client-mod or server-plugin that adds a recipe for making a Bottle o' Enchanting with the following ingredients: 1 glass bottle + 1 lvl of experience → 1 Bottle o' ...
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Aspiring game dev - Is HTML5 worth it? [closed]

I'm a college student who is fairly familiar with JS & PHP and have made a couple web apps for my previous job. I'm looking into working with Unity for my future game projects, but there is a bit ...
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How to to convert UV coordinates to texel coordinates and how to convert texel coordinates to “array coordinates”?

I am currently writing a UV texture mapper. But i don't know how to convert UV coordinates to texel coordinates. And i also have no idea how i should convert texel coordinates to "array ...
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A problem with collision when a sprite changes size (Phaser framework) [closed]

I have a sprite in my game that changes size at certain points in the game. It changes size via the sprite.body.setSize method. Unfortunately, it seems that the sprite is unaffected by objects that it ...
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NegaScout with Zobrist Transposition Tables in Chess

I'm trying to put Transposition tables into my alpha beta scout. I do see an incremental speed boost I think toward mid or late game, however, even with a table size of 1-2GB, its may or may not be ...
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Generate planet like heightmaps

I would like to procedurally generate planets, but I don't know how to wrap a heightmap around a sphere. I already know how to generate plane heightmaps, but not how to generate spherical ones. Can ...
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Are there such things as online development projects? [closed]

I would like to practice a bit as a programmer in the gaming field but know of no one making games in my proximity. I was wondering if there is an online community or something where people look for ...
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Questions about game programmers for School project [closed]

My name i Magnus. I was hoping that some of you, could help me answer som questions, about game development and the game industry. It wille be used for a project about our future, that all 10. graders ...
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What can I do to make sure that I have the energy to work on my game while working full-time? [closed]

I work as a software engineer 40+ hours a week and I find that between balancing my personal life and family responsibilities that I have literally no energy to work on game development. What can I ...
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Andengine onAreaTouched TouchEvent not working - ACTION_OUTSIDE & ACTION_CANCEL

I have a simple problem. I have a button on the screen. I want isActionDown to push the button down, and isActionUp to push the button back up again and make my character jump. But the problem is if I ...
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How to profile CPU and GPU performance if I have a monster PC?

I'm going to upgrade my PC soon. I'm worried that I will no longer spot performance losses in my game because of the better specs. I can check memory usage easily, but how do I check and debug CPU ...
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Stat Multipliers: from Base Value or Iterative

I'm aware similar questions have been asked before but this time I'm asking about a specific issue with the maths of stat modifiers. I have a stat system that applies a list of modifiers to a stat, ...
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Gravity: Slow down on ground approach

I'm looking for some math, nothing language dependant. "Standard" gravity for a character in a 2D game would go something like this: if player.y > ground.y { player.velocity.y = ...
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Changing a Sprite When Hit in GameMaker

I am making a simple little Galaga style game. I want the objects sprite to change whenever it is hit. For example if a laser hits an alien then the sprite takes 1 out of 4 damage to its health ...
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What's the best phone for game development? [closed]

Yeah yeah I know, best is probably a bad way to phrase this. But I need some pros and cons. I need a new phone and if I'm going to get a smartphone and pay all that money, I better get one that I can ...
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What are good games to “earn your wings” with? [closed]

I believe that in order to become a good game developer, you need to make games. From a programmer's perspective, what are some good entry level games to get your hands dirty? What skills and ...
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Beginners' Guide to Development

So I have some experience programming in Java, and at the moment I am learning how to use Python. I have read on the process of game design and such. I also have media covered, got experience with ...
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What language for Indie dev? [closed]

What would be a easy/fast language that would be good for an Indie developer for a FPS? Java? C#? C++? C? Anything else that would be good? Edit: (Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows)
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How to write a global GameState manager for a game in Java [closed]

My implementation is written in Java: public class GameState { public static String state = ""; public static void setState(String state) { GameState.state = state; } ...
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Game development with D programming language [closed]

I have recently found out about D programming language and its basic features. It seems D is quite powerful alternative for C++ and more effective at some points. Also D can interface to C, but ...
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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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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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How can I access a script variable from another script in Unity?

I'm creating a space shooter (think Space Invaders or Galaga) where the GameManager persists between scenes but the player and enemies don't. I need to access a boolean value from the player and ...
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Possible to create 3-D or accelerated graphics on Windows using your own library/API?

Say I want to come up with a way to replace what OpenGL and DirectX specifications do: communicate with GPU to get some functions done that help hardware-acceleration and rapid drawing of screen data. ...
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What programming language were PS1 games written in?

Is there any common language that is used to create Play Station 1 Games? Or how can I find out what programming language is used for one of those games?
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Clickable hex grid in c#.net

I want to create a Windows Form-based adventure game where the player clicks a hex on a static map to bring up their next encounter. I have the map already and plan to scan it and convert it to a .bmp ...
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Get Facebook Picture in Cocos2d-iphone V3

I'm trying to get the profile picture from Facebook, but I'm getting the following error: Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[UIImage ...
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How to make gravity in Blitz3D?

I am making a game in Blitz3d and I made simple gravity, however once the object falls on the ground, it goes through it very slowly. The ground is a plane and I have collision on it. This is a ...
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Problems with instaling SFML [closed]

I've followed the instructions on installing SFML on the website to the letter. But, I get this when I try to build the sample program on the same page using Code::Blocks. ...
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XNA tiling a sprite with a camera.viewmatrix in the Draw method

I'm looking for help fixing a small problem that I have with my XNA game project. I currently have: spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Deferred, BlendState.AlphaBlend, null, null, null, ...
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How do I draw text once a countdown ends?

I created a countdown in Game Maker using a variable of time. The countdown works properly and is displayed at the proper coordinates. However, when the countdown reaches zero, I want to make the ...
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Catmull Rom Spline - Constant Speed

Given the equations found in the answer here: Determine arc-length of a Catmull-Rom spline How would one A) Apply this to a 3D Catmull-Rom Spline, and B) write A out programmatically (for the math ...
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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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Proper way for Player object to communicate with Map object?

I'm writing my first game (in javascript / node over websockets) and am running into a bit of chicken and egg problem, and am afraid how I'm doing it right now won't scale once the game gets more ...
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360-degree rotation/movement inside a tube [duplicate]

I'm trying to implement in UE4 the same gameplay mechanic Ballistics had: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaJiPpLzbNg Working with splines doesn't quite cut it, because they have to be done ...
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Displaying range around a unit [duplicate]

I'm looking to highlight a set of square tiles around a unit to signify its movable range. The concept should be quite familiar to those who have experienced the Fire Emblem series of game. I have ...
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Limitations of p2p multiplayer games vs client-server [closed]

I am reading up on multiplayer game architecture. So far most of the articles i've found deal with the client-server model. I'd like to know what are the limitations for using a p2p architecture? ...