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When learning, nothing is better than practice

A little introduction: I'm 25, and going to this private french school, CreaJeux, which begins in october. I will be learning mostly game programming, something I wanted to do a long time ago, since ...
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How do I determine if one value is within a certain range of another in Python

I've been working on the attacking in my RPG. The problem I have recently encountered is, I have to be in Exactly the same x coordinate as the Enemy. When I want to attack the enemy this is what ...
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Solving the riddle on distributing a python built game?

So, I've done the research, and i've done the try/catch process of almost getting things to work. . . almost. I've read this chart: ...
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How to implement rectangle selection?

I don't know if there is another term for it, but I mean this: You hold down a mouse button. A rectangle forms when you move the mouse around. The units inside the box get selected when you let go of ...
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Pixelated and incomplete image when loading with pygame.image.load

This is the image I'm trying to load on the surface, an 40x40 Ubuntu logo: Ans this is how it looks when trying to show the image on the surface via the blit method: I'm trying to load different ...
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Python game loop approach?

I intend to write a game in Python and, later, if needed, offload any performance-critical sections of code to C++. I want to use Python basically because I am really familiar with the language and I ...
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Sprite erasing text in Pygame

I'm making a Pong clone in which the user can press the 'p' button to pause/unpause the game. When the user presses the 'p' button the word 'PAUSE' is drawn to the screen and when he presses again the ...
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pygame performance issues

I'm trying to make a tactics game using python and the infamous pygame library. I use threading for networking and pathfinding. The game uses a p2p lockstep architecture, with one of the players ...
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Pygame - Change sprite collision Rect

I'm making a platformer in Pygame. One of the sprites I'm using is a flag, and I want to detect if the player collides with the flagpole (just like in Super Mario Bros). The problem is that the image ...
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Embedding Pygame to C++ [closed]

If embedding Pygame to C++ to have a game be an executable, is there any extra process I would have to use in order to use Pygame functions when embedding into C++? As opposed to just writing ...
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Drawing over objects occasionally leaving relics behind

I'm drawing a large number of bouncing shapes similar to an old 1990s screensaver. I'm just doing this to study (but not hopework) For some reason my object clearing (simply blitting a black shape ...
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OpenGL: Rotating cannon about non-centre position?

So I have a "cannon" object (basically a long cylinder) and I want to be able to control its angle. The code I have now is: glPushMatrix() glTranslatef(self.position.x,2.5,self.position.z) ...
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How can I fix these errors with Panda3D's sample projects?

I just installed the latest Panda3D packages on a Mint 12 32-bit virtual machine. Then I downloaded and configured Eclipse and tried to run the Asteroids sample project. The window is created ...
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shuffle a sprite group

Is there a way to shufle a group of sprites created with: pygame.sprite.Group() I have tried using random.shuffle but it apparently doesn't work on sprite groups.
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When is messaging/observing preferable to 'built-in' functionality in game objects?

In working on a Python/Pygame project I recently came to an impasse which couldn't be solved elegantly via my previous methodology - using wrapping functions as an Observer pattern - and it was ...
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Midpoint Displacement 1D - How to properly reduce my random number range?

So I'm trying to implement this http://www.gameprogrammer.com/fractal.html#midpoint algorithm, to generate myself a terrain. In the tutorial is said: OK, before we go into 2D fractal surfaces, you ...
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TCG - how to program cards as separate entities

So I'm planning to try making a card game (in Java) but I'm not sure what the best way to design it is. I understand the engine stuff but not how the cards should be coded an how they should interact ...
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Mobu: Motion Files Naming Scheme for Unity

When exporting takes as several fbx files in Motionbuilder 2014 with File > Motion File Export..., the files are named like so: file_Take1.fbx file_Take2.fbx file_Take3.fbx In order ...
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Python + Pygame - Collision problems

I'm currently developing a game in Python + Pygame and i came up with a problem with the player and the platforms. The game is a 'runner' where the player it's fixed (The 'x' position isn't variable, ...
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Looking for a library to create a grid based first person game online

Before I go and build it myself, I have been looking for a library that may help making a grid based first person view similar to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwmZoCFd4Us I plan to make a web ...
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How can I make smoother upwards/downwards controls in pygame?

This is a loop I use to interpret key events in a python game. # Event Loop for event in pygame.event.get(): if event.type == QUIT: pygame.quit() sys.exit() if event.type == ...
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Pygame Tile Based Character movement speed

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Right now I'm making a really basic tile based game. The map is a large amount of 16x16 tiles, and the character image is 16x16 as well. My character has its ...
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Pygame Import Error, Python 3.2

I'm having an issue with the Pygame module. I run Python 3.2 and installed the respective Pygame file, but now when I try to import it in the IDLE, it gives me this error: >>> import pygame ...
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Implementing Online Leaderboards for indie windows PC Game

I've just finished my game and I'd like to add some ranking functionality to it. I have a mySQL database running on my website and want to be able to insert and retrieve data from it. My knowledge in ...
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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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Exporting UV coords from Blender

So I have searched on google and various other websites but I've not found an answer. The only ones I did find did not work. So my question is how do I get UV coords from blender (2.63)? Currently ...
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Bullet physics in python and pygame

I am programming a 2D sidescroller in python and pygame and am having trouble making a bullet go farther than just farther than the player. The bullet travels straight to the ground after i fire it. ...
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MMO Proxy Server

I am building an MMO and someone told me I should never have my application interfacing directly with the net, and that I should have a local proxy. This makes sense, with security issues and scaling ...
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Pygame circular cropping/masks

I have been going through the documentation and the Pygame functions and classes today, but couldn't find a reasonable way to either create a circular crop of an image or how to use a mask to perform ...
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Secondary monitor freezes game window

I was bored and dragging my game window around the screen and noticed something interesting. When I drag my game window over to my secondary monitor, the screen updating just completely freezes. Is ...
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Speeding up point-in-polygon for Python

In researching collision detection methods for non-Rect-like objects I came across point-in-polygon -- specifically, the even-odd rule. The one presently on Wikipedia claims it is written in Python, ...
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Detecting walls or floors in pygame

I am trying to make bullets bounce of walls, but I can't figure out how to correctly do the collision detection. What I am currently doing is iterating through all the solid blocks and if the bullet ...
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How to get the angle to an object from angle you are facing [duplicate]

I am making an creature simulator where the creatures have a neural net for a brain. One of the inputs to the net is the angle it has to travel to go to be facing the nearest piece of food. I can get ...
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pygame double buffering

I am trying to use double buffering in pygame. What I'm trying to do is display a red then green screen, and switch from one to the other. Unfortunately, all I have is a black screen. I looked through ...
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Packet handling system architecture?

I'm working on a multiplayer Flash game (ActionScript 3) with an accompanying server written in Python and I'd like some tips regarding networking, and specifically, the handling of packets and ...
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Geometry problem for area of sight

My player have a line of sight and all objects between the white lines, turns red. To compute this, the following conditions are met: if the angle between the yellow line and the red line are small ...
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Pygame's rotation methods have crippling issues, but is it me or Python's pygame?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNJFxvR6ex8&feature=youtu.be On rotate and rotozoom, can't find fixes on these on the internet, anywhere. Basically, the video is showing 4 things in this order: 1. ...
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Which technology should I choose to develop this fisheye perspective game? [closed]

I'm going to develop a 3D game, that a player walks in a maze with a 3D first-person perspective, collects things and escapes a monster. The game itself is very simple, but as it is not for ...
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How can I use iteration to lead targets?

In my 2D game, I have stationary AI turrets firing constant speed bullets at moving targets. So far I have used a quadratic solver technique to calculate where the turret should aim in advance of the ...
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what space is this Matrix in?

In Blender 2.6 API, PoseBone is used for animating a bone. PoseBone.matrix is one way to do that. API says PoseBone.matrix is in "object space". ...
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Python/PyGame mixer.music playback of OGG file has intermittent clicking sound - how to proceed?

I have a class within my python + pygame game that handles sound - it worked well until I tried use pygame.mixer.music to switch between streaming .ogg music files. The class switches between them on ...
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Loading Obj Files in Soya3d engine

I recently just found soya3d. I want to import .obj files, but it seems to only accept .data files. How can I import .obj files? Importing a .obj file named "house" produces this error: ...
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When should I learn Pygame?

I've been learning python for about 2 months now. I think I'm getting used to the language. My question is, when should I start learning Pygame? Or how do I know if I'm ready for it? I'm learning ...
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Help me choose an engine [closed]

So far i've been trying to make a RTS in pygame but, i feel like 2d is not enough and pygame has me do a lot of stuff that i would not like doing. What i would like doing is working on the AI gameplay ...
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smooth movement pygame

Hello im trying to learn more about smoother movement in games. I have created a little program to hopefully help me understand this. As far as i can tell i am suppose to track time, and update ...
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Crossfade Between Two Music Tracks in Pygame

My intention is to have two music tracks, which are similar in nature, fade between each other at various times. When such a fade occurs, one music track should fade from full volume to muted in a ...
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How do I implement unit selection in this program?

I'm trying to implement unit selection on a large, scrollable surface. # Arbitrary values for window size self.w, self.h = 1600, 900 # Game world surface, everything gets blitted to this, which is ...
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Batch blit vs separate blit

A tutorial that I have followed had me collect and blit all of my sprites with the following lines: allsprites = pygame.sprite.RenderPlain((l_sprites)) allsprites.draw() At the moment, this is fine ...
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How to spin an object on its own axis?

I'm trying to spin up my own 3D vector graphics engine, so I'd like to do this without an existing library. And I don't seem to be able to find the math for the correct approach in rotating an object ...
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Can you use python, c and c++ in udk without plugins?

Im pretty new to game engines and i was wondering if I could use python, c and c++ in udk. I've tried getting the answer all over the internet but the answers i do find aren't very clear. So am i ...