Usually a flat surface onto which information is visually presented. The screen of a computer is sometimes called a monitor.

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Optimum Screen Resolutions [closed]

Most PC games nowadays obviously come with the standard option to change the game's resolution from between 640x480 to 1920x1080 on average, depending on your monitor and whether or not you are ...
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Convert Screen coords to World Coords LIBGDX

I'm working on a tile based platformer game in libgdx. I'm having trouble getting the actual touch input coordinates when the aspect ratio of device is different from the virtual fixed aspect ratio ...
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Determine percentage of screen covered by an object without using frustum culling

On the CPU-side of an 3D first-person / ego perspective game I need to check whether what the players currently sees on screen is the inside of a box object defined by world space coordinates (the ...
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how to design transparent screen in libgdx

this question is for LibGdx geeks. I want to make transparent screen in my game. For example, when level completes I want a new transparent screen pop up and show player's high score, buttons to ...
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Orthographic Zooming with 0,0 at top/left

I'm trying to implement zooming on my 2D game. Since it's using orthographic projection, I thought it would be easy to implement zooming. After looking around the internet, I found a bunch of ...
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Aspect ratio in LibGdx

I'm learning LibGdx and I need some help with the camera. Let's see, I'm making a Chu Chu Rocket! clon to start. I've loaded a TiledMap (10x10), and I've created an OrthographicCamera to show the ...
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C# - XNA - Making a Modular Screen / State Manager

I'm not entirely sure how to ask this question since its somewhat broad, but also a bit specific to my code. I'm making a game in C# XNA and attempting to have the parts of it be fairly modular so ...
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Float-based screen coordinates, higher mouse precision

I wrote 2 weeks ago about problem with motion blur in my engine. When camera moves using keyboard, motion blur is smooth. But when I rotate camera using mouse motion blur is stepping (not sure if I ...
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How do I make the screen shake when the player takes damage?

I am making a 2D game and I'd like a visual cue when the player gets hurt. Currently, I have a simple blinking red dot that shows up for 2 seconds after damage, but it's not very immersive. Many ...
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Creating UI using Flixel

I am new to game development but familiar with programming languages. I have started using Flixel and have a working Breakout game with score and lives. What I am trying to do is add a Start Screen ...
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isometric coordinates issue: (0,0) and (5,5) are flipped?

I am having an issue with the isometric coordinates. When I enter the coordinates (5,5), the character should be at the bottom corner of the tile, but it is at the top corner, (5,5) and (0,0) look ...
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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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Purpose of Displaying Loading Screen

Is it necessary for a game developer (on Android, game consoles, online, or desktop) to display the loading screen to cover unfinished rendered game environments and prevent users from thinking that ...
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Rendering another screen on top of main game screen in fullscreen mode

my game runs in fullscreen mode and uses active rendering. The graphics are drawn on the fullscreen window in each game loop: public void render() { Window w = ...
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Odd Android touch event problem

Overview When testing my game I came across a bizarre problem with my touch controls. Note this isn't related to multi-touch as I completely removed my ACTION_POINTER_UP and ACTION_POINTER_DOWN ...
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Fitting tilemap to any screen resolution

My game is a 2D Single-Screen (i.e. non-scrolling) platformer for Android, but the question here doesn't require a code-specific answer. Basically it's easier for me to show the problem using a ...
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Flixel Game Over Screen

I am new to game development but familiar with programming languages. I have started using Flixel and have a working Breakout game with score and lives. I am just stuck on how I can create a new ...
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SFML 2.0 Too Many Variables in Class Preventing Draw To Screen [closed]

This is a very strange phenomenon to me. I have a class definition for a game, but when I add another variable to the class, the draw method does not print everything to the screen. It will be ...
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What is the camera direction vector for an isometric view?

What values correspond to a 3D vector for screen-normal from within an isometric game? It needs to be in game coordinates. It is a standard isometric where tiles are rotated 45 degrees and half ...
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How to support all iOS device screen sizes / resolutions in my game [duplicate]

I made this game. Right now the game supports all iOS devices except iPhone 5. The definition of each level of the game is kept in a plist. The creation of each level is done through a graphical ...
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Limiting a player's movement to the screen's dimensions

I have a player, that I can control using WASD. And I don't want him to leave the screen. So I've tried the following: if (player1.getX()+5 < 974 && player1.getX()-5 > 0) { ...
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Edge Detection on Screen

I have a edge collision problem with a simple game that i am developing. Its about throwing a coin across the screen. I am using the code below to detect edge collisions so i can make the coin bounce ...
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How to calculate the Screen Position of a bounding sphere/box?

Synopsis: What I have is an object rendered on the screen. I need to calculate the top-left / bottom-right of it's location on the screen in Screen Coordinates. Explanation: The object is ...
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ios screen design -> how to target multiple devices [duplicate]

I am writing an IOS Game, landscape only and I am having a conceptual issue with my artwork. The screens are all different sizes. Retina, non-retina as well. Non Retina ipads + ipad mini is 1024 x ...
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Formula for converting ratio of current device to target device

I am designing my (Android/OpenGL ES 2.0) app on one device and want it to run all all other devices while keeping the screen ratio of the development device (so the image doesn't stretch / squash), ...
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Should my assets match my reference resolution?

I'm confused over supporting multiple resolutions in my 2D game. I'm currently working with a reference resolution of 1280x720. That means that all elements are positioned in a 1280x720 coordinate ...
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Making a 2D game with responsive resolution

I am making a 2D game, however I wish for it to be resolution agnostic. My target resolution i.e. where things look as intended is 1600 x 900. My ideas are: Make the HUD stay fixed to the sides no ...
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How do I make Windows store recognize multiple resolutions?

I'm currently developing a XNA Game for Windows phone 8, it works with every emulator resolution (WXGA, WVGA, 720p). However, when I upload the XAP to the Windows phone store it tells me that only ...
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Converting Mouse Coords to 3d coords with Camera position [closed]

So I've looked at all the answers I can possibly find, and nothing seems to fit what I need exactly (because im bad at math). I'll explain what I have thus far: A camera with x,y,z, Pitch and Yaw ...
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Mapping 3D object coordinates to 2D screen coordinates with perspective projection

Sort of following on from where this person was in their topic: Matrix for 2D perspective What I have at the moment is a transformation matrix that's defined as follows: http://pastebin.com/GM6BhP0R ...
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XNA 2D game fullscreen issue

Hello! I am creating a 2D farming game using XNA - just today I have tried applying full screen to it, and I realized I failed badly with something. It cuts off a bit of the lower part [item hotbat ...
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How to create 3d picking ray with the cursor position

I'm new here and I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I am creating an application that is supposed to use the cursor's position in the window to perform 3d picking. The tutorials I have found ...
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Limited Screen Switching Count Memory Issue

When making my simple app for revisions to update the latest changes, I test it first between the device (Google Nexus 7) and desktop using Eclipse IDE. I made eleven screens for the game in terms of ...
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Disable autorotation if Android has it disabled

I'm making a game for Android in Unity. I wanted the game to handle screen rotations, so I set "Default Orientation" to "Auto Rotation. This works well, except for one issue: If you disable ...
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Picking a suitable resolution for a modern low-res game?

I'm working on a 2D game project right now (using SFML+OpenGL and C++) and I'm trying to figure out how to go about choosing a resolution. I want my game to have a pixel resolution that is around that ...
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Curiosity on any Smartphones that Run on Android 2.3.3 with Different Screen Reoslution

I have a question regarding about any smartphones that run only in Android 2.3.3. Is the size of screen or the screen resolution is always HVGA or does it have capable of running this OS (Android ...
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Keeping Aspect Screen Ratio While Stays in Center

I sqw and I tried this suggestion on PISTACHIO BRAINSTORMIN* on how to make a good and adaptive screen ration. For every different screen size, let's say I put the perfect circle as a Texture in ...
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Setting density for Android game

I am developing an Android game, in which a ball (bitmap) translates( is in motion). So I have provided motion equations for the ball. I have checked my app on Samsung galaxy S2 whose actual density ...
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Scaling sprite velocity / co-ordinatesin Android

I'm trying to find the answer to a question that I've had for a long time, but am having trouble finding it! I hope someone can help :-) I'm trying to find information on how to scale sprite velocity ...
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Should I dedicate a single thread to each player in a split-screen game?

I was thinking about making multiplayer version of a game I am making with SDL and OpenGL. It would be a split-screen game. Do you think it would be a good idea to have each part of the screen (game ...
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FPS reticule image scaling with resolution problem

I am running into a problem when I set the resolution of my screen and the objects in the HUD. When an increase of resolution happens the reticule image becomes bigger, when I want it to stay the ...
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Draw a 3D object at specific coordinates on the screen

I'm creating an application which allows the user to manipulate 3D models. I would like to draw 3 axis representing the world coordinate system in 3D in order to give the user an idea where he is. ...
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SDL 1.2 reports wrong screen size

I have a multi-monitor setup with two displays, both 1920x1200. In games, I can only select resolutions > 1920x1200 (like 2560x1200) which makes games unusable. Full screen doesn't work either ...
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Fitting Android game to different screen sizes

I am making an Android game that is only in portrait screen orientation. It works great when I run it on my phone, but when I run it on a tablet, even though the screen size is bigger, all of the ...
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Virtual screen size with libgdx and GLES 2

I've been trying to use a virtual screen size for my libgdx desktop-android game. I'd like to always use a 16:9 aspect ratio but with a virtual screen size so everything would adapt automatically ...
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How can I draw an arrow at the edge of the screen pointing to an object that is off screen?

I am wishing to do what is described in this topic: http://www.allegro.cc/forums/print-thread/283220 I have attempted a variety of the methods mentioned here. First I tried to use the method ...
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Finding furthermost point in game world

I am attempting to find the furthermost point in my game world given the player's current location and a normalized direction vector in screen space. My current algorithm is: convert player world ...
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Screen space to world space

I am writing a 2D game where my game world has x axis running left to right, y axis running top to bottom, and z axis out of the screen: Whilst my game world is top-down, the game is rendered on a ...
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GameState management hierarchical FSM vs stack based FSM

I'm reading a bit on Finite State Machines to handle game states (or screens). I would like to build a rather decent FSM that can handle multiple screens. e.g. while the game is running I want to be ...
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What's a good way to handle game screen management in WPF?

What would be the preferred way of handling game screens in WPF (conforming to MVVM)? I'm not asking about game states but the actual mechanics of presenting various screens. Do I implement screens ...