A way of measuring time intervals for the purposes of triggering an action after some elapsed time.

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how to calculate sky color hue in a specific way?

I have a day cicle in my game. I want to add a bluish hue to my terrain in the early morning and evening-night. I want to start transitioning from 0 hue color to the full hue color at 20 PM and reach ...
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Should I accumulate state time based on a global or a parameter?

Generally, we associate a "state time" with our sprites. Libgdx provides a method to do so: float deltaTime = Gdx.graphics.getDeltaTime(); However, in the main game loop, we have a delta time as a ...
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Time critical events based on framerate

Problem Description Basically, I've made a "programming game" in which I've made my own scripting language. It is a completely standard Lunar Lander game, though instead of directly controlling the ...
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Will running cron jobs every minute a good practice?

I'm trying to create a browser-based game (made in PHP, MySQL, Js, HTML, and CSS) that is heavily dependent on user's actions being carried out after a certain amount of time passed whether online or ...
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How to sync game tick in peer to peer game?

I am making a 2-player iphone action game using a synchronization service (in this case Firebase). The service allows state syncing through the internet, but I have to execute all game logic on the ...
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What tech will enable a script to run after a certain amount of time elapsed following a user's action?

I'm trying to experiment in creating an MMO browser-based game using PHP, MySQL, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS. There is this certain functionality that I want in my game that I'm having trouble with. ...
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Repeating Sound with Timer in Actionscript 3

I'm working on a Flash game and am trying to figure out how to repeat a sound periodically every 17 seconds. Instead, of having the sound repeat once the .mp3, .wav, finishes. The problem I'm running ...
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Start timer in two clients the same time

I want to create a client/server turned-based game where each player will have 5 seconds in order to play. If extends this time will be other player's turn to play. In order to do this, I have created ...
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Java 2D game programming: Different approaches to make a game loop

I am new to Java game programming, but the more I read the more I'm confused, because I've seen several different approaches to make a game loop: 1. The standard approach, that uses the Timer class ...
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Can't call method out of a timer. Why? [closed]

I have another problem i can't solve by myselve. My situation: I have four FrameLayouts in LinearLayouts. I color them, set Layout hight and width at wrap content and just change the minwidth to ...
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GameTimer too fast, Objects staying intersected and rand not returning value inbetweem min and max [closed]

So I'm developing a game called PongBreakout in c++ using a game engine i got from uni (when i was there..) I've got a few problems with my game that i'm struggling to fix and need some help to figure ...
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Lockstep Game Loop

I have an XNA game using a basic lockstep update loop. The client sends all commands to the server, and updates only if it has received the next turn's commands from the server. When does a turn end? ...
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C++/OpenGL Game - How to Make it Compatible with Screen Recorders?

I'm developing a 3D tower defense-like game in C++/OpenGL on Windows. The problem I'm having isn't about the game itself (the game runs fine), but it's about using screen recording software to record ...
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Using timer to reverse enemy movement in Flash game made with Flixel

I am creating a 2d flash game using Flixel 2.5 in Flash Builder. I am trying to reverse enemy movement on an interval so that they will move back and forth over a set space. I felt that a timer would ...
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C++ Using clock() with IsKeyDown

I am trying to replicate the game Asteroids as a class project. I am having trouble measuring the time elapsed while the "W" key is pressed. This code is supposed to increase the force applied to the ...
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Could the delta frame time be negative?

I'm following a tutorial about the time management and, the tutorial shows this function: double GetFrameTime() { LARGE_INTEGER currentTime; __int64 tickCount; ...
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Game Timer In C++

I need to be able to find out how many milliseconds since that last update. Is there any way I can find it out with time rather then a thread that counts like I did below? #include <iostream> ...
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Animation Trouble with Java Swing Timer - Also, JFrame Will Not Exit_On_Close [closed]

So, I am using a Java Swing Timer because putting the animation code in a run() method of a Thread subclass caused an insane amount of flickering that is really a terrible experience for any video ...
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How to rotate to a target position over time

I know how to do rotations to vectors, but how do I rotate over time? For instance say I made a function RotateTo(vec2 iPosition, float iTime); so it rotates to iPosition over iTime - how would ...
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How can I make a C++ countdown timer that doesn't freeze user input? [closed]

I'm planning to use the Sleep() function to implement a countdown timer. But this freezes the input of the user at the same time. Thus I wanted to ask if it is possible to have the countdown still ...
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How to apply effects that occur (or change) over time to characters in a game?

So assume that I have a system that applies Effects to Characters like so: public class Character { private Collection<Effect> _effects; public void AddEffect (Effect e) { ...
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random spike in delta time

The title pretty much sums it up. I'm using delta time to move my objects and every few seconds the delta time will spike and all the objects will jump forward. Should I just Interpolate the delta ...
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Game programming and quantity of timers

I've made a simple 2D game engine using C# and DirectX and it's fully functional for the demo I made to test it. I have a Timer object that uses QueryPerformanceCounter and I don't know what's the ...
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Best C++ Portable time library for game development [closed]

I'm venturing into the dark world of portable development and I'm looking for a nice library to keep track of system time for all game events. So far I've turned to trust boost and found: This boost ...
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How can you run events after a set amount of time in SFML 2.0?

I've been using SFML 1.6 for a while and recently upgraded to 2.0, apparently there's a new sf::Time type however I'm clueless as to how I can achieve running of a certain function after a set amount ...
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Game resource timers - general implementation

I'm interested in understanding how resource generation timers work on many of the mmorts type games out there. I can't wrap my head exactly around how the timers are synched with servers, especially ...
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Game Clock Precision

I'm reading a fantastic article about game timer precision and here is a quote about 2/3 of the way into the article: If you start your game clock at about 4 billion (more precisely 2^32, or any ...
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Will having many timers affect my game performance?

I'm making a game for android, and earlier today I was trying to add some cool stuff to my game. The problem is this thing needs like 5 timers. I build my timers like this: timer += deltaTime; ...
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Playing a death anim on an enemy that I want to remove

I've been trying to find a tutorial on how to best make animations in Android. I already have some animations for my enemies and my character that are controlled by rectangles and changing ...
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Android Java: Way to effectively pause system time while debugging?

In my project, I call nanoTime and use that to get a deltaTime which I pass to my entities and animations. However, while debugging (for example, stepping through my code), the system time on my ...
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android game performance regarding timers

Im new to the game-dev world and I have a tendancy to over-simplify my code, and sometimes this costs me alot fo memory. Im using a custom TimerTask that looks like this: public class Task ...
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What are the factors that determine the default frequency of a shader call?

After i have been played for some days with various vertex and fragments shaders seems clear to me that this programs are called by the GPU at every and each rendering cycle, the problem is that I ...
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High Resolution Timer Options in Windows

I'd like to know what are my options for high resolution timer in Window. I want a timer with at least 1ms precision since I need it for a rhythm game. I'm using QueryPerformanceCounter now, but I ...
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Periodic updates of an object in Unity

I'm trying to make a collider appear every 1 second. But I can't get the code right. I tried enabling the collider in the Update function and putting a yield to make it update every second or so. ...
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HTML5 Canvas Game Timer

How to create good timer for HTML5 Canvas games? I am using RequestAnimationFrame( http://paulirish.com/2011/requestanimationframe-for-smart-animating/ ) But object's move too fast. Something like ...
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Timer for pop up text in XNA

I am making an xna game which contains turn-based RPG battle elements. Any good game that features turn-based battle has to have a good feedback to the user. For example, When my guy attacks, there ...
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Countdown Timer for Racing Game

I want to make a countdown timer for my racing game such as "3... 2... 1... GO!" I'm using GLUT, OpenGL, and C++. I was wondering what the most appropriate method to handle this in C++. clock()? ...
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Game Loop Problem - Growth and Recharge as Integer Values

I have a question about game loops. I understand that you shouldn't have a static loop, say 100ms and set something's speed to 1px/frame so it moves 10px/sec. You should have a speed and multiple that ...
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As3 Random movieclips from an array to the stage

For a game with orders and clients I was trying to create the following situation: Every half minute, a client should appear at the counter. In this case I have an array with 4 movieclips (4 ...
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How can I animate a recursive algorithm?

Say I have a recursive algorithm, for example one that generates a random tree: // Pseudocode, just a simple algorithm: it isn't perfect. function generate_branch(angle, length, current_depth, ...
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Gameserver travel time checks

I'm making a little RPG multiplayer game where each player can travel long distances. Traveling from point A to B can take up to 10 minutes and – once initiated – is an automatic process. Now, I am ...
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For timed levels, how do you determine time steps that are less than 1/(frames per second)?

I have made a simple HTML5 racing game. The laps are timed. I am running the game are 40 frames per second, each frame represents 40 milliseconds. There for my timer will increase in 0.025 ...
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Variable-step update() in game loop is falling behind, how can I get around this?

I'm working on a minimal game engine for my next game. I'm using the delta update method like shown: void update(double delta) { // Update code that uses `delta` goes here } I have a deep ...
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Time calculation between openGL update calls

In XNA, the system calls update and draw function with the time information. This contains information such as how much time has passed since last update was called. This makes easy to integrate time ...
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Execute code at specific intervals, only once?

I am having an issue with XNA, where I want to execute some code in my Update method, but only at a given interval, and only once. I would like to avoid booleans to check if I've already called it ...
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Determine animation frame from interval

I have an array of sprites that are displayed in-order to make an animation. There is code in an update loop that has access to a value 'time' indicating how far along the animation is. Time is a ...
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C++ OpenGL Game Timer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for writing the main game loop? I am attempting to make a game using OpenGL and C++ but i haven't been able to find any good tutorials..or anything that could ...
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Effective methods to continuously update movement in a tower defense game?

We are four guys making a Tower Defense game as a project in first grade on a university. The game is going to be really simple! Three different towers Three different monsters One map (maybe add ...
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C# Timers for game development

I want to find out the best way of creating time based events in games. Lets talk for example about Texas Holdem Poker. Server can handle thousands of tables and in every table we have timers: turn ...
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Creating the concept of Time

So I've reached the point in my exploration of gaming where I'd like to impliment the concept of time into my little demo I've been building. What are some common methodologies for creating the ...