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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2D Circular View/Background Wrapping SDL for Game

In the games such as Defender (1980 arcade) and Defcon, the player can move/scroll in one direction infinitely because the level/terrain simply wraps over and over again(like if it was wrapped around ...
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Trying to figure out SDL pixel manipulation?

Hello so I've found code that plots a pixel in an SDL Screen Surface : void putpixels(int x, int y, int color) { unsigned int *ptr = (unsigned int*)Screen->pixels; int lineoffset = y * ...
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What are the benefits of capping frames per second? (If any)

I am working on a simple game in OpenGL, using SDL for display initialization and input, and it appears in terms of timing I have two options available to me. Number one being just sleeping for the ...
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Luminance increase in SDL

We have managed to create grayscale picture using the following snippet of codes in SDL. What we need to do now is how to first convert into YUV or YCrCb for it be able to set the luminance value and ...
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SDL 2.0 setup on code::blocks using gcc(MinGW) on win7 [closed]

I have recently installed code::blocks on my system running windows 7 home premium 64-bit, and wanted to start learning SDL. The code::blocks executable is the one installed by the ...
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SDL tiles rendering

I'm pretty new to SDL and wonder what is better if I have to draw tiled map on screen: to SDL_RenderCopy each tile from texture(which presents tileset) and then SDL_RenderPresent it every frame or to ...
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How to move player based on existing Game state?

I'm trying to build a basic platforming game in C++ using SDL, and I've encountered this issue enough to know that there's something I'm missing. What I'm working with, at the most basic level, is ...
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Game class and main function

I have a Game class with my main game functions and instances of game objects like screen, etc. My game is made using C++ and SDL. I was wondering, though, should main be a function of my class? Or ...
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Reverting the view SDL

So in my SDL application, which I setup for OpenGL, if I were to do the following code: glBegin(GL_QUADS); glVertex2i(0, 0); glVertex2i(50, 0); glVertex2i(50, 50); glVertex2i(0, 50); glEnd(); The ...
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Input management techniques in large games

Is there a standard technique for managing input in large games. Currently, in my project, all input handling is done in the game loop, like so: while(SDL_PollEvent(&event)){ ...
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How should I store levels in a C++ game?

I am writing in C++. I am storing game levels as a 2-dimensional int array. This may be a hacky way of doing things, but I am not ready to change it unless I have to. I store values in the array and ...
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Is SDL a game engine? [closed]

I would like to ask if SDL is considered a game engine, or just a library like Open and Direct3D?
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SDL Function for Loading PNGs

I'm learning SDL 2.0 at the moment and I've seen this method for loading BMPs: SDL_Texture* LoadImage(std::string file) { SDL_Surface *loadedImage = nullptr; SDL_Texture *texture = nullptr; ...
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Recasting and Drawing in SDL

I have some code that essentially draws a column on the screen of a wall in a raycasting-type 3d engine. I am trying to optimize it, as it takes about 10 milliseconds do draw a million pixels using ...
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SDL 1.3 on Windows 7. Better hardware,lower FPS [closed]

I've just moved from one PC to another.I've been developing a game in SDL with SDL_image and SDL_ttf for about one year. On my old pc, I had about 90 FPS on my game, but now I have about 30, witch I ...
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How is destructable terrain made in SDL?

I'm looking for terrain that gets removed in chunks (like in Worms, of instance). How do you do this in SDL?
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OpenGL Insanely Slow [closed]

I'm learning C++, and I'm writing my first OpenGL program. Unfortunately, it seems to be defaulting to Software Rendering (CPU uses bounces, GPU uses stays at 1%). I'm using SDL as the Windowing ...
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Wavefront *.obj loader in C++

I'm creating a game using OpenGL (via SDL) and C++ (via Visual Studios 2010 Professional). During the game, I will be using 3D character animation. I'd like to use wavefront *.obj files for all the 3D ...
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OpenGL + SDL Linking Problem [closed]

So I'm trying to write a simple application with SDL 1.2 and OpenGL. This a stripped down version of the code containing the one problem I'm having. //The headers #include "SDL.h" #include ...
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Glowing Effect and Blending [duplicate]

I am using C++ and SDL and I am trying to get lines with a glowing effect as provided by the image of the game Defcon on the continental outlines. How could I achieve this glow and blend of the ...
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Efficient Collision Detection With Numerous Objects at Once [duplicate]

I am developing a 2D game with very large levels in which two teams(around 200 objects per team) fight against each other in planes, tanks, turrets,...etc. With every entity shooting bullets at their ...
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SDL - BlitSurfaced Background Slowing Time Based Movement

Whenever I use BlitSurface to apply a background image, the movement of my characters is slowed drastically even though I have movement based on time: SDL_BlitSurface( background, camera, screen, ...
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joystick movement for Geometry Wars clone

I am kinda new in game programming, but I've got a semestral work to make a game, so I decided to do a clone of Geometry Wars. Despite that the game is really simple (in principle), I have ran into a ...
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How to implement SDL Button/Menu GUI with callbacks?

I have been reading Bjarne Stroustrup's Programming Principles and Practice Using C++ for a while now and am nearing the end of the book. I have to tried to make a very simple game using the SDL ...
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SDL_BlitSurface does not works

I have an issue with the SDL_BlitSurface... When I blit (SDL_BlitSurface) in a transparent (background) surface, it does not blits, actually I tried all the existants functions ...
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SDL text or additional images not loading

I've got a basic side scroller that allows the user to run and jump around. I've used various tutorials to get this far, but I can't seem to get any text to render, no matter what method. I also can't ...
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Trap mouse in SDL2

When using SDL 1.2 it the way to implement full screen or windowed applications with "no cursor" you did the following: SDL_ShowCursor(SDL_DISABLE); SDL_WM_GrabInput(SDL_GRAB_ON); See Trap mouse in ...
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Does SDL running on Mac OS not recognize Xbox controllers?

I'm trying to learn a bit of SDL, and have been bouncing between Windows and Mac platforms, but am noticing that an SDL program running on my Macbook doesn't recognize the presence of the Xbox ...
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OpenGL/SDL2 window stopped rendering [closed]

I have been working on a game engine for a couple of days now and I've had it rendering a colourful cube and playing sounds in OGG format, but, after refactoring my code-base to make things easier; it ...
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SDL Access Violation

I've created a SDL game project and this window popped up while trying to compile: First-chance exception at 0x00000000 in SDL_Game.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation executing location 0x00000000. ...
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C++ SDL/SFML advancing help [closed]

I've been playing around programming using SDL and SFML for a while now and done all the basic tutorials I can find(love lazyfoo). but I'm stuck and not sure how to move on from simple games like ...
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Is there an alternative to SDL 1.3 for a C++ game that should run on iOS and Android?

I've used SDL for many desktop games, always as the cross-platform glue for: Creating a window Processing input Rendering images Rendering fonts Playing sounds/music It has never disappointed me ...
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Why (SDL) animated filled-circle leaves trail of movement?

I'm trying to achieve proper animation using SDL. Used flags are SDL_HWSURFACE and SDL_DOUBLEBUF. That what I'm getting is technically smooth (I think), but I can figure out what should I do to ...
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SDL_types.h file not found using xcode

Getting this error when trying to use SDL_mixer... SDL_types.h file not found.. I am including all the correct files as far as I can tell and have included the frameworks (both SDL and SDL_mixer) ...
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SDL_Image and typical SDL BMP loading fails completely

been messing with OpenGL and SDL for a pair of weeks. The thing is quite weird. I have been loading a texture from a BMP and using a really easy shader to make it work, and so far it has worked very ...
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Unable to detect continuous keypress event in SDL

I am developing a game using SDL, and am unable to do continuous motion for my object when a key is held down. I'm calling SDL_PollEvent() to retrieve all events during a frame, and passing each ...
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My SDL Game executable cannot run outside codeblocks

After compiling and running SDL programs successfully inside CodeBlocks, when I run them outside CodeBlocks (by clicking .exe file) my program does not run. Instead, it says that libstdc++6.dll is ...
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Smooth Sprite Movement - Don't Add Velocity to Position?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to move a sprite smoothly on the screen at different speeds without stuttering, but keeping the effect that it's moving smoothly; especially at faster ...
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Is basic SDL hardware accelerated?

I'm going over some SDL tutorials aimed at creating 2D games. However, when I create a basic SDL program - is it hardware accelerated? Or is hardware acceleration only relevant when it comes to 3D ...
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SDL.NET vs SDL C++

I am currently transitioning from XNA to SDL, and was wondering if SDL.NET provides the same benefits as SDL C++. Considering that SDL.NET uses the .NET framework as a wrapper to the SDL base ...
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Bad FPS for smaller size (OpenGL ES with SDL)

If you saw my other question, well, there is still a little problem: Click here to watch on youtube Basically, the frame rate is very bad on the actual device, where for some reason the animation is ...
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Dynamic Sprite Scaling in SDL?

I was wondering if I could get a player sprite effect similar to the one in this video using SDL (without openGL). If not, does anyone know how I might achieve that effect using SDL/OpenGL?
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2d Game using monotouch? [closed]

I'd like to make a 2d game and I like SDL but I don't think there is an SDL for monotouch. Whats the closest solution?
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SDL deleting an image from the screen?

Well, I'm sort of a beginner to SDL, and I was wondering how one would go about deleting an image from the screen and replacing it with another? I attempted to do this, but it didn't seem to change ...
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How does this background scrolling code work?

I'm glad that this code does exactly what I wanted it to do...But I can't make sense of it although I wrote it from scratch myself. What I wanted to do was create an infinitely scrolling background. ...
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How can I process continuously-held keys with SDL?

I have created a cube in opengl using SDL. Now I am trying to move the camera in X direction if user presses left or right arrow keys and Y direction if user presses up or down arrow keys. Right now ...
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SDL2 focus lost = massive gain in FPS

Whenever I lose focus from my game window, I go from ~60FPS to 6000+, then when the window gains focus again, I go back to around 60 frames per second. And yes, this happens every time I run my game, ...
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Not So Beginner Tutorial Request

So my game is done for now but every time it flashes on the screen and my game loop is awful. So crowded with logic. I need to learn more about games and how they are running. My idea now is that at ...
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making a game in 2D(C++). SDL or openGL? Or, why not both? [closed]

I'm trying to make a platform game in 2D and I want to know what tool should I use to make it happen. I understand that I can use SDL with openGL. However, if I want to make a solid 2D platform game, ...
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Implementing a Menu System and Buttons (Waiting in a whle loop)

I have a menu system with four screens and six buttons. I have created a button class and it works great. I even have events for the buttons working. The problem is that I have to run the events ...