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How can I generate random lakes and rivers in my game?

I have a 2D block building game and am trying to make randomly generated lakes and rivers. I have looked into the Perlin noise algorithm, but, I couldn't get it to generate random and nice results. I ...
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How should my game characters store their abilities/spells?

I'm new to game development and a bit confused about how to effectively store an object's access to certain spells/abilities. The player and mob objects are all generated from the same class. However,...
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Famous games written in Python [closed]

I've seen a couple of these, namely Java and C#/XNA...and I've recently been picking up Python. Which kind of made me think. What (famous) games have been written in Python, with Pygame/Pyglet/...
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How can I distribute a native executable for a Python program?

Lately all of my work has been in Python (and Ruby), and I'm in love with those two languages. There are many libraries for game development on Python but the problem I see is that many of those ...
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Alternative to pyGame? [closed]

i'm learning something about game programming from a book about "pyGame". pyGame is simple, but... python is a little complex and different from my previous knoweledge about programming. I know "...
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Howdo I load a GIF animation in pygame?

How can I load a GIF animation in pygame? With a web search, I found a severely outdated library called GIFImage. I tried it to do it with 2 pictures but I'm getting stuck because I'm a beginner. I ...
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Pathfiding for groups of agents

How can we refine this path search method to make group movement more elegant? I'm trying to make a RTS-style game, using a 2d tiled gameworld. I have implemented an A* pathfinding algorithm which ...
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How to convert .max files to .egg on linux

I am very new to 3d graphics and game engines and panda3d and python. I followed few panda3d tutorials and now I want to test them with few new models. High majority of 3d models in the internet are ...
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How do I use setFilmSize in panda3d to achieve the correct view?

I'm working with Panda3d and recently switched my game to isometric rendering. I moved the virtual camera accordingly and set an orthographic lens. Then I implemented the classes "Map" and "Canvas". ...
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Trying to make a python map editor

The program is supposed to read the pixel color values from an image, and use that data as a map for where to place objects in a game world. Getting the color values was easy enough: import numpy ...
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What is a good algorithm for fractal-based procedural city layout?

Background I run a minecraft server where I'm going to design a starter city of fairly large scale. I have a series of things, like rule signs and mob cages, I would like to put in buildings there. ...
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noSQL - Is it a valid option for web based game? [closed]

Out of an opportunity and boredom, a friend and I decided to make a web based game. This is the first 'game' I will be making, since usually I program web apps in django. I've opted to use the same ...
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Is it a good idea to develop non-trivial 2d game in python? [closed]

I am planning to develop 2D space RPG and i am facing the choice: what is the best language to write it in? My candidates are C++, Java and Python. Obviously, I want to write game in Python because of ...
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What library for octrees or kd-trees? [closed]

Are there any robust performant libraries for indexing objects? Objects would have bounds themselves, rather than being represented by points; and an object could therefore be in more than one ...
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How can I resize pixel art in Pyglet without making it blurry?

I have a tileset of 8x8 pixel images, and I want to resize them in my game so they'd be double that (16x16 pixels, e.g. turning each pixel into a 2x2 block.) What I'm trying to achieve is a Minecraft-...
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How to render metaballs?

How to render metaballs? I am a Python programmer familiar with the Panda3d and Blender3d APIs. My math kinda sucks, but I know enough to write game logic code and procedural model generation code, ...
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Collision detection performance problem

Using python and pygame I've built a collision detection system according to the instructions in this YouTube tutorial. This is updated 40 times per second and controls movement and collision ...
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Are there any good engines for isometric collision detection and platforming?

I've decided to resurrect an old game idea I had years ago. I currently have zero experience with programming, but I'm going to begin studying either C#, Python or both in the near future. The issue ...
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Pygame water ripple effect

I have Googled for it but there are no ready scripts - as opposed to the same effect on Flash. I have checked the algorithm on The Water Effect Explained and also tested an implementation of the ...
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Chess Artificial intelligence with python and pygame [closed]

I created chess game with python and pygame. Now I'm trying to make Artificial intelligence, but what is actually best way to do it? Some tips, tricks, links? Thanks
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How do I detect multiple sprite collisions when there are >10 sprites?

I making a small program to animate the astar algorithm. If you look at the image, there are lots of yellow cars moving around. Those can collide at any moment, could be just one or all of them could ...
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2D Terra(ria)in generation - Accidental noise

I'm currently trying to implement terrain generation as described on the following page: http://accidentalnoise.sourceforge.net/minecraftworlds.html. But I have issues understanding how to interpret ...
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sprite group doesn't support indexing

I have a sprite group created with pygame.sprite.Group() (and add sprites to it with the add method) How would I retrieve the nth sprite in this group? Code like this does not work: mygroup = ...
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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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Pygame performance issue for many images

I've made a script for generating a game world based off of image pixel data. Trying to make a python map editor My progress so far has resulted in a program which loads an image and draws sprites ...
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Scripting language with class instance support

I have come across the need to use a scripting engine for my C++ game, but after experimenting with many languages since the last few days, nothing has truly stood out as the obvious choice for a ...
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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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How do I create a selection rectangle?

I have a basic prototype working with health, resources and units. The problem is: How do I select multiple units? I have an idea of making an rectangle which dynamically extends with the mouse ...
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Finding vectors with two points

We're are trying to get the direction of a projectile but we can't find out how For example: [1,1] will go SE [1,-1] will go NE [-1,-1] will go NW and [-1,1] will go SW we need an equation of ...
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Python library for scripting (C++ integration)

Please advise me good wrapper/library for python. I need to implement simple scripting in c++ app; Under "good" I mean pretty understandable, well documented, no memory leaking, fast. For creating ...
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Pygame - implementing a scrolling camera

I am currently making a 2d game in Pygame and have run into a roadblock trying to make a scrolling camera (follows the character). I have seen some other answers to similar questions, but they have ...
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how to avoid circular references between objects and map

I've been working on a turn based tactics game on a grid. I've been trying to figure out how to store and relate the grid and the objects on it. Essentially, my question boils down to how to ask ...