Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer.

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Artifacts rendering high-poly procedural meshes with OpenGL

I am having some issues when rendering some procedural generated meshes. There are some really wierd artifacts when rendering high-poly count meshes (not that much actualy). I have been able to ...
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SDL_Mixer .xm file loop not working correctly

I am working on a little game in my spare time using C++ and SDL and I have encountered a problem with a .xm file playback. The music is supposed to have an intro of a couple patterns and then ...
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Memory-leak around SDL_FreeSurface

When I call my tile engine function, the amount of memory my program uses begins to spike at about 80 - 90 megabytes per second. The memory use continues to go up until the program crashes. The ...
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How does the SDL dynamic API inject itself in statically linked code

I've been using SDL2 for development almost since it came out. Long story short, I stumbled upon the SDL dynamic api explanation. I've looked in SDL_Dynapi.c to understand how it works. I get that the ...
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Fighting Game Camera Positioning in SDL

I'm working on a 2D fighting game (using SDL) much like the original Killer Instinct on SNES. I want the camera to keep both players an equal distance from the left and right sides of the viewport. ...
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Why does my modern OpenGL heightmap render as line segments instead of faces?

I'm brand new to OpenGL and have been trying my hand modern openGL. A few days ago, I tried to create some terrain by using a heightmap stored in a grayscale 32-bit BMP. I am using SDL 2.0, GLEW and ...
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C++ Visual Studio Sprite Animation Function only setting values for certain Rect structs in SDL

I'm making a game in SDL and I am using an Array of Rects to store values of sprite sheet clip's dimensions. When I call the function and pass in one of my sprite sheet textures with it's ...
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Input processing performance

I'm building a game using SDL in Linux platform. Now I want to read user input with SDL_GetKeyboardState, but my doubt is wich is the best way using a thread or a timer. I tried both and I think ...
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Prebuilt SDL and dependencies for Android? [closed]

I've spent two days trying to build a Hello World project with SDL2 on Android, and I'm now extremely frustrated. I've followed several guides and tutorials and there's always some header missing ...
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OpenGL segfault in DrawElements

I've asked this question on regular StackOverflow but without much success yet. The below program produces a segfault on the call to glDrawElements. I've looked at my max and min index values and they ...
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OpenGL - Texture disappears

I'm making a simple program with C++, SDL and GLEW. So far it is going great but I ran into a weird problem. One of my four textures would not show up on screen even though it used the same code as ...
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What is the easiest and fastest way to display an SDL_Surface in a window with SDL2?

I would like to have an SDL_Surface representing the contents of the window, just like in the old days with SDL1.2. What is the best and fastest way to do it in SDL2? What I found is that I need an ...
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Why can't I load an image with a relative path in SDL2 on Linux?

When loading a texture in SDL2 the general procedure is this: SDL_Texture* texture = IMG_LoadTexture(renderer, "resources/images/image.png); However this doesn't work and I have to supply the WHOLE ...
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What is missing from SDL for it to gain more widespread adoption? [closed]

As I understand, SDL offers abstractions that let you make windows, handle input and audio much easier than doing so directly with the low level APIs provided by several operating systems. However, ...
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SDL render to a texture

I am trying to create a button for my game there are lots of similar buttons so using an image for each one is a bit inefficient. So I want to load an image then copy some text over it and render that ...
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SDL2_ttf gradient

I want to render some text using a gradient instead of a solid color, but I can't figure out how to. I first load a gradient like this: SDL_Surface* gradient = IMG_Load("blue-cian.png"); then I ...
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Is it possible to use an image, sound or font without importing them externally? [SDL2]

It's hard to explain my question, but I will try my best. When loading sounds, images or fonts in SDL2 (with SDL_image, SDL_mixer, SDL_ttf) you need to load them from an external source path. For ...
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Is SDL2 alone capable of dynamic (or deferred) lighting? [closed]

I'm talking about JUST SDL2, not OpenGL or DirectX. Would drawing deferred lighting bulk the CPU up and how would it be done?
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Scaling an SDL Surface

I want to create a button for a game's UI. The background uses a gradient and then I blit a surface on top of the gradient and use SDL_SetColorKey to delete the unwanted pixels. The surfaces are not ...
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SDL_AddTimer + SDL_GL_MakeCurrent not working on Windows [closed]

I'm messing around with C++, OpenGL and SDL doing a game that should be able to run in Windows and Mac OS X. I have a problem that only happens on Windows. Let me describe the scenario. First I ...
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Tile Collision - subtracting a minor value to the box size

I'm having a certain problem when doing collision checks on bounding boxes that have their edges aligned with upper or right tiles. It shouldn't count as an intersection but I don't know a good ...
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Should I cap the frame rate in SDL?

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I never found an answer suitable for me. I have a game with a fairly big logic system and the movement system I am currently using is calling ...
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SDL Surface clipping mask

I am creating a GUI for my game, so I use some buttons like . So you can see it is only text surrounded by a rectangle. But I currently use a huge png image with all the buttons I need arranged as I ...
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Accelerated Motion

I'm making a menu for my game with SDL, when you click on an option a sub menu slides down and is shown, just sliding down is really boring, so I want it to accelerate(like if gravity was pulling it) ...
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How to create a scripted sequence [closed]

Like countless other video games, I'd like to have scripted sequences in my game. Character 1 says something, the player replies, then a rock falls, that sorta stuff. I could find a way to do it, but ...
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Is it a good plan to use 2D physics for a 3D racing game? [closed]

I am working on a 3D racing game using SDL and OpenGL. I thought it would be easier to use a 2D physics engine, since I really don't need the 3rd dimension. There will be no flying cars or jumps, they ...
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SDL2 window as child of Win32 GUI

I'm building an editor. Is it possible to create a child window of SDL2 within a Win32 gui? (The most obvious page from SDLTutorials works for earlier versions of SDL)
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How can I perform a masked erase in SDL2?

I'm trying to implement some shadow/lighting effects in my 2D-project, and I've concluded that if there is an easy way to perform a masked erase on an SDL_Texture, it would make the drawing operations ...
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Which will be better for a beginner, SDL, SFML or OpenGL? [closed]

I want to make games.For now simple 2D games, but I don't know from where to start. I "know" C++, but i havent worked with classes.I want to begin with game development and I searched in the internet ...
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Calculate the Intersection of Two Volumes

If you've ever played The Swapper, you'll have a good idea of what I'm asking about. I need to check for, and isolate, areas of a rectangle that may intersect with either a circle or another ...
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Which library to choose between SDL and GTK for C game Development (Begginer) [closed]

Note: I know that this is a opinion based question I've been programming in C it's been some time, now I want to get into game development but I'm not sure which GUI library should I use between SDL ...
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Drawing geometry to an SDL_Texture?

As a direct result of this question that I asked a few days ago, I want to draw potentially-complex geometry to a SDL_Texture or, I suppose, an SDL_Surface. Ultimately, I want the foreground of a 2D ...
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Which buffering process would be more efficient?

I'm working on the base engine of my game right now, specifically converting a text file into a level on-screen. As a 2D platformer, each level has an array of rectangles that can be drawn to the ...
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Collision detection in Pong clone

Well I'm trying to create a pong clone using SDL and I had some problems with the frames and some times the ball would go through the paddles despite the fact that at other times the collision worked ...
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How can I avoid repeatedly setting up SDL in VS 2013?

Do I have to set up SDL 2.0.3 every time I make a new project? I tried putting sdl.dll in system32 so that I don't have to include it in my project folders, but that didn't work.
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How can I scale a subset of my game view during rendering?

I am developing a 2d game which has a lateral panel and a main panel with the scenario. I want to scale the main scenario to apply a zoom (only the main panel portion of the screen). I think if I use ...
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Text not being rendered until I recreate the text class in SDL

I made a Text class, it is as shown below: Text::Text(const int score, const float &x, const float &y, const float &w, const float &h, SDL_Renderer *rend) { font = ...
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Having issues with pong physics, is my approach wrong?

I've been working on a pong clone, i've made games in the past but they have all been very hacky. This time I was trying to go for a better approach in terms of using OOP or patterns. So far the games ...
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Multiple keypresses causing wierd results in SDL

I have been building a pong clone. I've been using a mixture of peoples different code to understand the way they structure their games as well as reading on game patterns. Currently I've gotten to ...
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SDL2 Gamepad triggers trigger when disconnecting the pad

I'm using MonoGame and SDL2. I'm having a strange problem with the Gamepad. When I disconnect it during the game, before the disconnected event fires, the left and right triggers return values as if ...
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Make openGL program only update every 1/60 seconds

I'm learning C++ and openGL and have this program as a result from tutorials and playing around. The problem is that the main loop is running at "full speed", making the program unnecessarily cpu ...
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SDL_GameController automatic detection

Here's something that's been bugging me all day: Controller detection in SDL. First thing is that it doesn't automatically detect when a controller is connected. Finding out when a controller is ...
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Do I really need to clear the renderer every iteration?

Just a quick question about fine-tuning/optimization. If I'm making a 2D platformer with a parallax-scrolling background (meaning no two frames are the same) do I really need to clear my renderer for ...
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How can I implement a dialogue where the words appear as if they were being typed?

I'm planning on putting a dialogue system into my game, I don't really work with surface so my way of implementing SDL_Ttf is by turning it into a texture, in other words, every paragraph would be ...
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How can I implement a main menu?

I have been following the tutorials at http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/SDL/index.php and although they are all very well written and I have learned more than I would have on my own, I am not sure how to ...
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When should I use color keying vs PNG transparency?

SDL (and other toolkits) can use color keying to make a certain color in an image transparent. Alternatively, you could load a PNG image that supports transparency. When should I use which?
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How can I render a texture to the screen in SDL2?

I've recently started upgrading my SDL version from 1.2 to 2.0.3, and while on the SDL Wiki, I've come across SDL_Renderer, SDL_Window, and SDL_Texture. I did some research and found a link at ...
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Can I create relative filepaths to images in an XCode SDL project?

Can I create relative filepaths to images in an XCode SDL project? I have to use absolute filepaths as it is, but it would be much easier if I could make the filepaths relative.
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Scrolling with SDL2 & Box2d - My Camera isn't keeping up with my player

I'm trying to get a game on the google play store before I'm 40 (long held dream to publish a game since the days of the speccy), I have just over a month to go so it's not looking good! Foolishly I ...
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Render two images to an SDL_window

I want to create a menu for an SDL game, so I load an Image to an SDL_Window as the background, then I try to load the next image which will be a button but it doesn't display the button to the ...