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

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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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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 set a single pixel of an image in Slick2D?

I would like to set an individual pixel in Slick (i.e Image.setPixel(x, y, r, b, g)) but I can't figure out how. There is an Image.setPixel function but it doesn't take x and y coordinates. Any ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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++) ...
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Inputting Only Alphabetical Input - Slick2D

I'm trying to obtain the user input for when they enter their own name. However I would prefer to have it Alphabetically. This is what I'm doing at the moment: if (input.isKeyDown(Input.KEY_A)) ...
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Putting a Java/Slick game on your website?

I've made a simple little 2D game in Java using Slick and I want to embed it in my website. I'm just a little confused as to how to go about it, I'm guessing I need to export it as a WAR file? Sorry ...
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Fixing a collision detection bug in Slick2D

My game has a bug with collision detection. If you go against the wall and tap forward/back sometimes the game thinks the speed you travelled at is 0 and the game doesn't know how to get you out of ...
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Rotate an image in a scaled context

Here is my working piece of code to rotate an image toward a point (in my case, the mouse cursor). float dx = newx - ploc.x; float dy = newy - ploc.y; float angle = (float) ...
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How to I get a rotated sprite to move left or right?

Using Java/Slick 2D, I'm using the mouse to rotate a sprite on the screen and the directional keys (in this case, WASD) to move the spite. Forwards and backwards is easy, just position += ...
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Creating maps and tileset for a 2d java game

I'm not a completly beginner to java, so I decided to write a map loader and a tileset loader myself instead of using a tilemap editor like Tiled. I'm using Slick & LWJGL for my game. The plan ...
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Invert colors Java rendering

I am making a 2d platformer in java using the slick2d engine. I only use 2 colors: black and white. I want to implement a feature were i invert the colors of certain entities. However i can't find a ...
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How do I play background music in Slick/LWJGL?

I'm trying to play music in the background for my opening menu, but cant seem to find a tutorial specifically on how to play a music file. Does anyone know how this can be accomplished?
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Collision detection - player gets stuck in platform when jumping

So I'm having some problems with my collision detection with my platformer. Take the image below as an example. When I'm running right I am unable to go through the platform, but when I hold my ...
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Dynamically load images inside jar

I'm using Slick2d for a game, and while it runs fine in Eclipse, i'm trying to figure out how to make it work when exported to a runnable .jar. I have it set up to where I load every image located in ...
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Slick2D drawString with coordinates from bottom-left corner

For OpenGL text drawing I use Slick2D library. Default Slick2D 0:0 coordinates are at upper-left corner. But in my project I use bottom-left corner for 0:0. Is it real to configure Slick2D with ...
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How do I load tmx files with Slick2d?

I just started using Slick2D and learned how simple it is to load in a tilemap and display it. I tried atleast a dozen different tmx files from numerous examples to see if it was the actual file that ...
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Using Slick2D/LWJGL to brighten an Image

Using the Slick2D Library for Java, I want to know if there is a way to brighten an instance of org.newdawn.slick.Image. I'm willing to use other image-manipulation libraries if need be.
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Slick2D v LibGDX: [closed]

Okay. You might have seen some of these posts on forums here and there, but I wanted to ask this here mainly because everyone here is focused on game-dev and there seems to be quite a few Java ...
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java slick2d - gettileproperty returns true when it shouldn't [closed]

I'm trying to implement some collision detection to a test game i've been making. I've used TiledMap to create the map and set a property on one of the tiles to blocked=true This tile is then drawn on ...
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Slick - create new texture from part of existing texture

Say I have the following image: I want to resize this texture, so I can have resizable buttons with a texture. Now, as you can't repeat a certain area of an image in OpenGL, I have to create a new ...
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Slick2d font rendering makes all other drawings vanish

I'm converting a java game to lwjgl and slick-utils. I've followed the slick2d examples for font loading/rendering but I found that the font shows as a solid box of color unless I add the following ...
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Including slick2d or slick-util in maven build? [closed]

I'm converting a project to lwjgl and trying to use slick-util as well. There's no slick-util maven repo anywhere (nor slick2d itself anymore). I've included local dependancies before using ...
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(Java + Slick) How to rotate the Graphics (g) around the X-Axis?

I already tried it by using GL11.glRotatef(45, 1, 0, 0), but the result looks like this:
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Slick2D : translate -> scale -> translate doesn't return to the old position

I am trying to implement zoom using Slick2D library. As I understand, to zoom something on non (0,0) coordinates, we need: translate so the target point is in (0,0) apply scale factor translate the ...
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Steering behaviour [closed]

So I found this steering behaviour code in a book but i dont really understand the last part of the code what exactly is he doing because im unfamiliar with c++. Why would you need to ...