The Slick2D graphic engine and utility collection is meant to make the development of games using LWJGL easier.

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Swing GUI for games (performance) [closed]

I'm developing a game in Slick2D and I'm trying to make GUI. I've already tried TWL library, but it seems to me a bit complicated and it doesn't cover what I need. In my own implementation of GUI I'...
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How do game developers make their game available for most of the resolutions?

I'm developing a game with Java using Slick2D and I want to make a game that could target all the recommended resolutions, as you can see in almost every game you could have an option of changing the ...
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How can I improve the performance of texture switching without resorting to atlasing?

I'd like to use texture images that are not a sprite sheet or other form of texture atlas, mainly because I'll be consistently adding and swapping textures while I figure out the direction my game ...
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MVC with looping view

For our school project we'd like to develop a game using the MVC pattern. We're all moderate new java programmers and absolutely new in game development. With our current view (containing only menu) ...
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Positioning entities in adjacent maps

Say I have a 2D tile based game engine (I don't, but I will soon). I was wondering how I would manage drawing adjacent maps. That is, imagine we have a map that is 50 by 50 tiles wide. Then next to ...
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Snake game - collision detection causing new position of apple to be rendered multiple times

I have a collision method implemented through the use of slick2d. When ever the snake collides with the apple, it causes the apple to be rendered in multiple places before the snake moves further ...
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Changing DisplayMode seems not to update Input&Graphic Dimension

I'm writing a small game using Slick and Nifty-GUI. At the program startup I set the DisplayMode using the following lines: AppGameContainer app = new ... app.setDisplayMode( 800, 600, false ); app....
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Slick2D Tile Based 'Fog of War' Blurring Problem

I'm working on my first Java Game and I have run into a little problem I'm hoping to get some help with. I'm using Slick2D displaying a tile based map, and I'd like to know how I can created a "...
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Slick2D Networking Crash

This is my first post, so I apologize if it's been put in the wrong place or something. Anyways, here's my problem: I've run into an issue with running my client-side code in one of my game-states. ...
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Slick2d fullscreen with black bars

NOTE: I am moving this question here from Stack Overflow because I feel it belongs better on this forum. I am deleting the original question from Stack Overflow. I'm working on a game in Slick2D and ...
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How to load chunks of 2d map segments when player reaches a certain point?

In my 2d platformer (made with Java and Slick2d), random maps are made by combining different segments together and displaying them one after the other. My problem is that I can't load too many ...
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What is the most efficient way to add and remove Slick2D sprites?

I'm making a game in Java with Slick2D and I want to create planes which shoots: int maxBullets = 40; static int bullet = 0; Missile missile[] = new Missile[maxBullets]; I want to create/move my ...
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How to efficiently manage animations and/or textures (resources) in a game?

I am using Java, particularly the Slick2D library. Seeing as this is my first game, I have no idea how I should manage the Animations and the textures in the game in a way to be both memory efficient ...
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Pass information between states in slick 2d?

I am making simple game in java using Slick 2d. My question is how many ways of passing information between states are available in Slick 2d. I am having a Hero class that holds all the hero stats and ...
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Java looking in wrong directory for XML [closed]

I found this suggestion on a Stack Exchange site to print out what the current directory is: File file = new File("."); for(String fileNames : file.list()) System.out.println(fileNames); ...
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How do I calculate the tangent to a point on a circle?

I have a line that is from the center of a circle to a point on it's edge that is changing constantly (radius is drawn to a point orbiting a circle) I want to make a line tangential to the circle ...
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Java Slick2d collision feedback [closed]

I'm trying to build a collision response ( it uses vectors2f from slick2d ) so that enemies don't overlap on each other so basicly what I'm doing right now is, I loop trough all enemies in array ...
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Java Slick2d Delta ( time )

In Java slick2d , i started printing out Delta which is supposed to be the time and it prints out is 16 or 17 forever, so how does this help me if i want to tell an object when it needs to do ...
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Removing the titlebar while using slick2d?

I recently started using slick2D in my gaming programs and a problem I have is not having the ability to remove the border/titlebar. I usually do this to create my own cutom look/ interface but if I ...
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How to add text box in slick2d?

I wanted to let the player rename the character of my game. So I thought that making a text box and when he clicks the ok button, the text inside the text box will make it to a string and render it on ...
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how do I add development build number each time I compile and play? [closed]

I wanted each time I play my game, it will show in the console how many times you compiled or run the game. How do I do that?
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Texture switching with a entity system

I'm using thinking of using an entity system in my game. So far I've been using Artemis with success. However, I have a question about texture switching. I read that switching textures too often is ...
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Adding a short delay between bullets

I'm having some trouble simulating bullets in my 2D shooter. I want similar mechanics to Megaman, where the user can hold down the shoot button and a continues stream of bullets are fired but with a ...
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How do I get the width of a string as it would be displayed on screen?

What is the best and easiest way to get the width of a String using Slick2D? I'm working on the achievement interface menu in my game that displays some images. On each image I need to draw a string ...
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How to make a “Camera” in Java

I need some help with getting my camera to work in java for a game that I am making. The problem is is that I've never made a camera in a game before and this is my first time trying to make one in a ...
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Java LWJGL inventory using ArrayList

I'm making a game in Java with LWJGL 2.9.3 and Slick2D, and I'm working on creating an inventory. I managed to set it up almost completely, but I ran into a problem. When I'm rendering the slots, only ...
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Slick2d - state change problem

In my slick-based game, I have 4 states - introState, gameState, pauseState and menuState. From the gameState, I want player to go to either menuState or pauseState. To do that, I did this in ...
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Slick2D: Initializing graphics object before game loop

I'm using the Slick2D Java game library and I want to set the scale of the graphics object that gets passed to the render method in my game loop. I'd like to do this outside the render method, so ...
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How to only render part of an image in lwjgl/openGL

I'm making a mining/building game in java using slick2D and I want to make it so you can only see a few blocks in any direction while you are underground. The best example I could find of what I want ...
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Java 2D Tile Collision

I have been working on a way to do collision detection forever, and just can't figure it out. Here's my simple 2D array: for (int x = 0; x < 16; x++) { for (int y = 0; y < 16; y++) { ...
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Variable Visibility Class Interaction

I have a very general question about how game classes interact with eachother in a growing RPG game project I'm working on. (Writing it in java/Slick2D, not that is matters because the question is ...
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Vector movement in space type game (Mouse rotation)

I'm having an issue with my movement in my 'game' prototype. It's basically not working and admittedly my knowledge with vectors is lacking. The issue I'm running into is that the ship won't move in ...
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Slick2D: Changing an Image's colour to Color.white

I am working on a game where we would like the enemies to flash white when hit by a bullet. Ideally, we would like to use the same mechanism to render an Image in any colour. Our Images are all png ...
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how should I network my turn based game?

I'm writing a very basic turn based strategy game which allows a player to select units and attack enemy units on their turn. The game is written in Java using the slick2d library and I plan to use ...
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Collision Problems in Pacman Clone

I am working on a Pacman clone. I am using Java for the project. I have been having problems with collisions, and allowing the player to pass through objects. Note that the tile size (and player) is ...
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Slick 2D first trial error

I followed some advices to learn Slick2D and when I started doing the "SimpleGame" I got my first error. Does anyone have any idea of what is it and how to fix? Sun Dec 26 23:09:12 GMT-03:00 2010 ...
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Java heart based health mechanic

so I've made a basic game in java w/ LWJGL 2 and Slick. Right now Im working on the hud and health system. I'm kindof trying to get a minecraft like health system, 15 hearts for health,but I want the ...
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Getting the tile over wich the mouse cursor is

Im making a tilebased game, I have the rendering, the main engine, everything setup nicely (btw Im using LWJGL and Slick). Now this is more of a math question. How do I get the tile the mouse is on, ...
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Random white lines appearing while translating rendering slick 2d images

Hmm I'm getting this weird problem that i think may be a bug with slick but when ever i translate an image in slick 2d for some reason a weird white line appears on the left side of every image like ...
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Drawing text with Slick

I've been trying to draw a text to the display using Slick. However, when ever I draw the TrueTypeFont to the screen, it draws it reversed upside down and also, it makes the whole display turn black. ...
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Slick2D crashes on Image.getGraphics() on some machines

On some machines, creating a new Image and calling getGraphics() on it causes lwjgl to enter into some kind of faulty state that crashes when swapping buffers. Any idea what causes this and how to ...
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How to distort graphics in a wave-like way?

I saw a certain graphics distortion effect on multiple games over time and am interested in doing it in 2D. It is like a wave-like texture distortion, I am not entirely sure what it is called actually....
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Make square walk by rotating around corners

I in the very beginning of making a small game, and I'm having some problems getting the basic movement of my character. My character is a square that can be moved by rotating around a corner. The ...
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Rotating an object to point towards the mouse [duplicate]

I'm using slick2d for this process and trying to rotate a minigun to face the mouse. My problem is that the minigun in my game is actually rotating but no towards the mouse at all! Also, the minigun ...
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How can I make an soundsystem with Slick?

My question would be, how can I develop an easy-to-use sound system under slick-util? Under the function a.playAsSoundEffect(1, 1, true, x, y, z); it already works to create a static position for ...
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How can I check for key releases between keyReleased callbacks?

Slick2D's Input class has a isKeyPressed() method that returns a boolean value according to whether the specified key has been pressed. I want to check if a key has been released in the same fashion. ...
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Get Tile Location On Screen (Java Slick and Tiled2D)

I want to create a rectangle around each tile that's blocked value = true. How can I find the X and Y (on screen) coords of the each individual Tile?
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Random lines away from images in java2d opengl game

Working on a java game that uses some pngs images for icons/textures. A few images ( fewer than 5, out of dozens ) are showing some odd parallel "artifact" lines. They move with the image, are ...
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How do I detect and handle collisions using a tile property with Slick2D?

I am trying to set up collision detection in Slick2D based on a tilemap. I currently have two layers on the maps I'm using, a background layer, and a collision layer. The collision layer has a tile ...
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Why does my collision implementation cause my player to “bounce” when a collision occurs?

I have a player polygon and I check to see if it's colliding with my tiled map with this method: public static boolean playerCollisionWith() { for(int i = 0; i < Blockmap.entities.size(); i++) ...