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What caused “falling out of the world” and what fixed it?

A lot of early 3D games had the problem where you'd be trundling merrily along and suddenly everything was black, with an island of what looked like the hollow facade shell of the scene you'd been ...
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What's a good entity hierarchy for a 2D game?

I'm in the process of building a new 2D game out of some code I wrote a while ago. The object hierarchy for entities is like this: Scene (e.g. MainMenu): Contains multiple entities and delegates ...
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Split a 2D scene in layers or have a z coordinate

I am in the process of writing a 2D game engine, and a dilemma emerged. Let me explain the situation... I have a Scene class, to which various objects can be added (Drawable, ParticleEmitter, ...
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Scene transitions

It's my first time working with actual scenes/states, aka DrawableGameComponents, which work separate from one another. I'm now wondering what's the best way to make transitions between them, and how ...
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How to generate portal zones?

I'm developing a portal-based scene manager. Basically all it does is to check the portals against the camera frustum, and render their associated portal zones accordingly. Is there any way my editor ...
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Is there a standard camera position / orientation?

I've come across a need to position a camera for an arbitrary (unknown) scene. The camera can be updated later, but I thought I'd give it a reasonable default, and the thought crossed my mind that ...
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State propagation in modern OpenGL

When last I dabbled in game development, I managed my geometry in a tree. Every node would call the render method on it's children, prior to resetting it's transformations, thus allowing the ...
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Create Adventure Game Scene/Room/Backdrop from Real Photo

Is there a suitable software or a good tutorial for creating 2D rooms/scenery for adventure games from real photos? Is it possible to achieve good results by using photos, or the hand-drawn style ...
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Integrating Scene Graphs and Physics Engines

For some specific reasons, i will have to use a graphic engine based on Scene Graphics with a Physic Engine without this concept. I was thinking about a clear way to integrate both representation but ...
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Showing Parallax entity and AutoParallax entity on same scene in AndEngine

How do I create both a parallax background and an autoparallax background in the same scene using andengine? The problem is, I want one entity to move at a constant speed regardless of the camera's ...
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Creating big scene and little size chasing camera

I would like to create a climb based game, so I need to have a big scene and a camera that cover only a little part of it and chase my player. This image explains easier what I want: How can I do ...
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Cost of changing scene in andengine

I'm working on a simple 2d puzzle with small textures (in count and quantity). Now after I finished the game logic I'm considering tow options to switch between levels: Remove all objects manually ...
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Problem switching Scenes in AndEngine [closed]

I am Developing a game in AndEngine Gles2. I have splash scene, loading scene, menu scene and Level1 scene. I am using a Screen Manager to manage all scenes so I can easily switch between splash, ...
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How to design the scenarios in a platform game?

I am developing a 3D platform game like Metroid Fusion with XNA. I have many classes for different elements as models, game screens, postprocessing and so on. Now I want to start designing the ...
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Scene Graphs and Entity Component Systems

I am trying to determine how to move my current implementation of nodes in a scene graph to an entity component system and am struggling to wrap my head around how the two can work together, if at ...
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Retrieve variable from another class and send to another scene in Unity

Sorry for asking a noob question, but I have never used c# in Unity, only unityscript. Basically I have a public int score variable stored in Players Class. I need to retrieve it in the following ...
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How is a splash screen that is disposed upon user input meant to be implemented?

I'm going through Gustavo Steigert's tutorials on libgdx, but I have a feeling that this is more of a design question, rather than specifically regarding libgdx. My question is regarding the splash ...
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Clearing an SFML scene with a partially transparent color

Is there way to clear a scene with a transparency (alpha) value, in pure SFML? I'm trying to clear with rgba(0,0,0,128) so the previous frame still partially shows through, which would create a ...
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set TouchEvent to every particle in SpriteParticleSystem in andEngine livewallpaper

All I have working on andEngine Live wallpaper and I have use SpriteParticleSystem. I want to add touch event to every Sprite of SpriteParticleSystem and remove that sprite from scene. I have use ...
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What is a correct step by step logic of exporting scene with baked occlusion for loading it at runtime?

I wonder what is a correct step by step logic of exporting scene with baked occlusion (Culling data) for loading that scene at runtime (on fly from the internet for example))? So currently my plan ...
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How to keep track of previous scenes and return to them in libgdx

I have three scenes: SceneTitle, SceneMenu, SceneLoad. (The difference between the title scene and the menu scene is that the title scene is what you see when you first turn on the game, and the menu ...
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OpenGL - How to use depth checking and alpha blending at the same time? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a semi-transparent object (let's call this "bubble"), a solid object (let's call this "wall"), and the bubble is closer to the camera compared to the wall behind it. If I draw the ...
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How can I know when a scene is fully-created in Andengine?

I am using a scene manager like this. How can I know if a scene is fully created and visible on the screen, as it seems that the GameScene listens for touch events while the loading scene is still ...
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Saving an interface instance into a Bundle

All I've have an interface that allows me to switch between different scenes in my Android game. When the home key is pressed, I am saving all of my states (score, sprite positions etc) into a ...
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Game Scene Manager

I'm starting to code my engine's Scene Manager, and after some research in the internet I've found (surprisingly) various posts against the use of a SceneGraph. It does make sense, and the concept ...
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Android Device Screen Flicker

I have made sudoku type game. I am about to complete my game in 2d. At present, my game run smoothly on higher configuration devices such as Sony Experia Sola, Samsung Note 2 and Google Nexus. But it ...
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Which models and scene to use for a dungeon game?

I use jme3 with some builtin models and scenes and I've managed to put together a third person 3D scene. I now want to program some attack and/or fights and I think that skeleton warriors and/or ...