Simple and Fast Multimedia Library - a free, portable API that provides access to graphics, input, audio, etc.

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What's better - drawing every interval that the window updates, or drawing when necessary and updating when drawing?

So what's better? In case the title is a bit confusing I mean: 1) Drawing every window update interval. For example, for a 60FPS window, every 17 milliseconds. For example: ...
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2D World - How to represent my Game Objects graphically?

I want to code my own topdown 2D game with SFML+C++ that later shall have multiplayer functionality. Therefor I want to seperate the graphical and logical Parts of my game. All of my ingame Objects ...
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Traversing a pre-defined path with a delay in SFML - C++

I want the player to move smoothly & slowly through a vector of co-ordinates that define a path, below is an illustration of what i mean. [P][ ][ ][ ][ ] [.][ ][ ][ ][ ] [.][ ][ ][ ][ ] [.][ ][ ...
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sfml/opengl, two objects of same class are sharing variables

whenever I use the none-default constructor, it only adds to the coordinates of the previous class(in an array) wall_1x1 wall[2] = { wall_1x1(0, -2, 0), //first argument is x, second z, and ...
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Box2D - Platformer tiled map problem

I'm using C++, Box2D and SFML. I convert a Tiled map to world in my platformer game and I get stuck when I go against a block when I go forward like that : I can use a circle as foot of my ...
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Tile map collision C++, SFML

My problem with the collision here is more to do with how to decide which tile the player is in. Each quad of the map is 16 pixels squared (Vertex array), and the player moves in 1 pixel jumps. ...
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C++ SFML and Box2D: Move world or move player?

I'm currently making a top-down shooter game and it's my first time developing with SFML. I came across and issue and I want to know if there is a better way to solve it. I need to get the "camera" ...
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Event-/Input system with SFML: Cannot move diagonally in 2D

I am a beginner in anything with game development. I written a small prototype in which i can move a square around with the arrow keys. For that i use SFML. At the moment i experiment around with my ...
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SFML Library Not Rendering Sprite Texture Updates When Accessing Sprite From Lower In Framework Heirarchy

So currently I am working on a framework for a game utilising the SFML graphics library and in one of the classes representing a renderable object in the framework there is an sf::Sprite that is used ...
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Working but flawed bullet spread (vector math)

I'm trying to implement random bullet spread into my game, and I've managed something that works, but is consistently flawed. The spread doesn't vary depending on the distance the mouse is from the ...
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Deferred Rendering with SFML

I've been looking to implement a deferred rendering system in SFML. I've read the tutorials on OGLdev for it, and I was wondering how to draw a scene built in SFML (sprites, text, etc) to the ...
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Slow tile map rendering

I'm having an issue with my tilemap renderer, with small maps (like 40*40 tiles) it works fine but with maps that have 400*400 tiles the framerate becomes really slow when I try to move the camera. ...
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Will Frame Independant Movement break collision

Using my game loop to give my game movement which is independant from the framerate, has been working fine for me but, I've started to consider my games running on machines which cannot keep up with ...
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Implementing a 2D Collision method that can tell direction of collision (boxes)

Been searching for quite a while now and really struggling to find an easy way, or a good tutorial on how to create a collision detection system which can indicate what side on a box a collision has ...
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How to properly pass sprites to a std::vector without destroying the sprite's texture in SFML?

From the official SFML tutorials, The White Box Problem:- "When you set the texture of a sprite, all it does internally is store a pointer to the texture instance. Therefore, if the texture is ...
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No RenderWindow class in SFML?

In their official tutorials it is said that to draw graphics on screen, i have to use RenderWindow instead of Window. But when i write sf:: RenderWindow window, error pops up saying that there is no ...
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How to keep a shape inside a rectangle

So i'm making a game which is based on randomly generated rooms and i need a way to keep the player inside them and make the player glide when he collides with the room's bounds. I currently have a ...
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How do I create a multiplayer server also suitable for local single-player?

I've created a voxel game in C++, OpenGL and SFML, and I want to make it multiplayer. I'd like to make it similar to Minecraft's client-server model: The single-player is just a client to the hidden ...
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How can i fix my Ground detection code?

My ground detection works by checking if the player's x position is between the range of a sprite xpos+16 and xpos-16 if it is,then it uses a separate axis theorem on the y axis to see if the player ...
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Can't find out why aren't those collisions framerate independent

I'm making a 2D Platform game and I'm having trouble with my collision detection. It doesn't seems to be framerate independent even though I used deltatime there. The problem is that at 60fps, a ...
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SFML drawing Tiles low fps

int main() { sf::RenderWindow window(sf::VideoMode(800, 800), "SFML works!"); sf::VertexArray Tquad(sf::Quads, 40*40*4); int size{ 20 }; int width{ 40 }; for (int x = 0; x < width; x++) { for ...
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Why is each column being shifted down the X value of the column in my 2D Data Structure?

I have a two 2-dimensional arrays. One of which stores characters from a text file, and the other stores pointers to instances of Blocks. For some reason, in either of the arrays (I'm not sure which), ...
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2D Box Collision Trouble

Hello I am trying to handle some simple box collision (axis-aligned) in my top-down 2d game, but running into a problem. My game is running at a fixed time step, and checks for player-wall collision ...
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SFML game loop and FPS problems

I've been building an SFML engine and I've been very confused on the FPS, frame independent movement and game loop. My particular problem is that I have a variable set to 60 for the frame limit but ...
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Sorting sprite's layers in isometric view

I'm making a strategy game with isometric view and I'm having some problems with deciding which sprite should be drawn first (I'm using SFML 2.2 as graphic library). I'm using std::sort to sort ...
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C++ Frogger game - Logs on Water bounding boxes?

I am making a Frogger game in C++ using SFML but have come across a problem. I have a block of water and log rectangles moving over it (All sprites) and would like the Frog sprite to do something when ...
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Extra sprite spawning when the enemies are redrawn SFML

I am making a game in sfml and at the moment when all of the enemies die. They are set to respawn however when this is happening they are respawning with one extra sprite than before. The code for ...
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Moving a Sprite using Mouse in SFML (setOrigin logic needed)

I trying to make a card game using SFML. I want to move the card relative to the position the player selects on the card. I managed to check if the card is pressed. However, when I click and drag, the ...
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Handling (spawning/removing) entities in SFML

I am unsure which method to use to handle my enemies in SFML. The idea that I am trying to recreate is to spawn enemies every so many seconds. Initially I wanted to do this using a vector such as ...
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How can I do sprite batching in SFML?

I'm new to game dev and using SFML. I need to use lots of sprites at the same time, so I will probably need sprite batching. I know that sprite batching is used to draw multiple sprites with a single ...
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How can I hide game asset files in my release build?

My SFML 2.0 release build has a file path to game assets relative to the .exe file, so folders such as Fonts, SoundEffects, etc. are explicitly listed in Windows Explorer with the .exe. I'd like to ...
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How do I create and implement a sprite sheet for my SFML game?

I have a game I am currently working on, and I have created 6 16 frame animations for my player character. Currently each of these are saved as seperate .jpg files, which are about 1.5x bigger than I ...
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Preferred way to integrate box2d with SFML

I'm trying to integrate Box2D with sfml. My current solution is to have overloaded functions creating sfml shapes from box2d fixtureDef shapes. I store created sfml shapes under the name 'visual' in a ...
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Drawing faded lightmap in 2D polygon

I have been making a 2D visiblity algorithm by following this tutorial http://simblob.blogspot.se/2012/07/2d-visibility.html I have managed to create the light vertices and it works fine when I draw ...
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Using Box2D for soccer physics

I've learned quite a bit of Box2D and I've succeeded basic stuff concluding ball physics. I want to implement 'opposing forces', as the character kicks the ball with a certain strength, with the leg ...
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How do I center the view around specific coordinates in SFML

I want to use sf::View in SFML in order to change the position of the view, such that the player sprite is always in the center of the screen. Thus I want to write a function which allows me to input ...
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Can I display text in SFML without setting a font?

I'm trying to render text without setting a font. #include <SFML/Graphics.hpp> #include <iostream> using namespace std; string culoare; int main() { sf::RenderWindow ...
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SFML - How do I create an OpenGL context before showing the window?

I want to create an OpenGL context to initialize some assets before actually showing the window with SFML. How can I do this?
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Static SFML 2.2 libraries and Code::Blocks on windows 7 [closed]

I am starting to program games for the first time, but I've been doing general programming for a couple years now. I have Code::Blocks, which I am fairly comfortable with, but now I am struggling with ...
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Scrolling background loop however produces little gaps

I have myself a parallaxing background, i'm using SFML to render my background, I have myself 3 sf::Sprites, each sprite has the width of 576, I create myself 3 sprites with x positions 0, 576 and ...
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Alternative to a timer in a separate thread in a turn-based game

I'm making a 2d turn based game and I'm having some difficulties with the timer itself. 3 characters vs 3 characters, two players. A timer giving them a chance to preform acts within a set amount of ...
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Problem with update/render in game loop (scrolling view, render interpolation)

I use SFML 2.2 and program a 2d prototype game (2d mario style where the camera follows the player). I am experiencing the buggy imagery during rendering, for example a chunk of vertex array blocks ...
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SFML - Rendering a torch with a fire animation [duplicate]

I have coded a 3D maze simulator in SFML using raycasting. However, I want to add a torch to the screen, so that the lighting seems more realistic. From my understanding, I would have to use ...
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C++ - SFML - OpenGL - GLSL - smooth waving texture

I have this shaders: Fragment: uniform float time; uniform sampler2D texture; void main() { float t = time; vec2 aux = gl_TexCoord[0].xy; // This would also make waving/deform the ...
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Collision Direction Detection

I'm making an RPG game where players and enemies can collide with walls. Right now it pushes the player off the wall when he tries to 'go through' it. However, I detect which way he should be pushed ...
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How can I fix user input for this pong paddle?

I have been having trouble with my pong paddle - It responds to user input as if it was typing. Sometimes, people try to react to KeyPressed events directly to implement smooth movement. Doing so ...
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How to read neighbor pixels in GLSL?

I'm using SFML 2.1, it's much more straightforward for me so I can jump directly to learning the shading language. I'm trying to do something similar to conway's game of life. I already learned that ...
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Can't seem to get Sprite to face left in sfml c++

I am having some small issues getting my sprite character to flip around. Basically I have a character that can walk to the right.. I am looking to flip it so that it looks like it is walking left. I ...
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Is it bad practise to have an object for every tile?

In the game I am working on, many of my tiles must have special attributes (such as triggers when the player steps on them). I was wondering if it would be bad practise to create an object for every ...
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Problems with instaling SFML [closed]

I've followed the instructions on installing SFML on the website to the letter. But, I get this when I try to build the sample program on the same page using Code::Blocks. ...