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Directx fbx loader

I am trying to build a game with animation in c++ with DirectX. I have some fbx files with animation that I want to integrate in my game. But I do not want to draw the fbx files as a FbxScene or ...
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How to properly change reolution

I'm trying to understand how LibGDX handles screen size / resolution, etc. Coming from XNA this seems very confusing to me. Basically I want to support 480x800 for my game. If the screen size is ...
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Is it possible to make such product as “Age of Zombies” using cocos2d?

Is it possible to make such product as "Age of Zombies" using cocos2d? I see some tutorials (http://www.raywenderlich.com/39113/cocos2d-x-tile-map-tutorial-part-1) but I guess, that it will be more a ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to retain a service on android even after the game is uninstalled ..?

I am designing a game which has a service to send user stats to a server ... I want that service to stay and work on the device even when the user uninstalls the game .
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1answer
116 views

Can someone explain dual contouring?

I've been trying to understand voxel rendering and have been looking at dual contouring (DC). So far I understand this much: Run a density function for a set of grid points (i.e noise function) ...
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2answers
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How could I host my multiplayer servers?

I have a question. How could I host my multi player game? To be more descriptive, I am developing a 2D online game. I want there to be a server list, where the player can see all of the currently ...
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1answer
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Diffuse Maps and DirectX

How would I load two diffuse maps onto one mesh. I have a mesh with multiple sub meshes but each one of those sub meshes has a vertex buffer and I don't think that's very efficient. How could I have ...
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1answer
29 views

How to create Whirlpool/Vortex effect?

Im trying to make a Vortex effect on a Circle Body that is a Sensor. I've been looking for this and all examples i look for are in C++ or Objective C and i dont seem to translate them well. when my ...
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Trying to better understand Unity gameobjects

New to Unity, but develop in C# normally. I can't seem to get how / why / where to grab certain elements. For simplicity, I have a top-level game object, say a cube. I add a sphere to the scene as ...
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1answer
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How to create scrollable text in AndEngine?

I'm creating some tutorial text that the user should be able to scroll. Is there any way to make vertical scroll in AndEngine so that we can easily view all the content by scrolling up and down?
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how create Simple Reusable Object Pool?

how create Reusable Object Pool with multiple different objects in positions especifics? in positions of specific transform randomly public Transform [] <- public class Spawner : MonoBehaviour { ...
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1answer
148 views

Render 2 images that uses different shaders

Based on the giawa/nehe tutorials, how can I render 2 images with different shaders. I'm pretty new to OpenGl and shaders so I'm not completely sure whats happening in my code, but I think the shaders ...
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most effective storage of logged information

I am currently implementing basic logging of information on my multiplayer game and I want to have the most effective method. To log when a player connects and disconnects to a the server it ...
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0answers
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Voxel engine/vertexes: how to add more and more different textures during game runtime and change some of the blocks' faces?

It's difficult to ask this, but I'll try. The thing is: I asked before somethings about creating ramps and blocks with vertexes. [I'm using C#/XNA.] Explanation: now I got a chunk that has blocks ...
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1answer
126 views

How do I convert a partially transparent image into polygons?

I'm using GLEE2D, a level editor allowing me to import images, scale them, rotate them, and position them onto layers and export the data into XML format. However, it does not tell me objects' ...
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3answers
247 views

Flash game on Steam

I have almost completed a game written in flash/as3 using flixel. How can I sell it through steam ? A few years back, (I was a full-time flash game dev back then..) there were 2 choices: Use Adobe ...
2
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1answer
59 views

How to blend multiple normal maps?

I want to achieve a distortion effect which distorts the full screen. For that I spawn a couple of images with normal maps. I render their normal map part on some camera facing quads onto a ...
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pygame.display.update(list) updates entire screen, not just rectangles in list

I have two "sprites", one following the mouse and one that moves with WASD. They aren't really pygame.sprite.Sprite objects, but they move like this: Paint over original position with that piece of ...
3
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1answer
78 views

How to specify colour in a single 32 bit value

I'm writing my first game using OpenGL 2 ES (for Android), and I've currently got a particle engine and some player sprites running successfully. I'm using 4 floats for the colour of each particle ...
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Why is the origin in computer graphics coordinates at the top left?

From what I've seen almost all things use coordinates where (0, 0) is at the top left and the positive Y-axis goes in the downwards direction of your screen. Why is it like this? Why not the ...
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0answers
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How to take a screenshot with java from directX

I'm looking for a way to take a screenshot with a Java application of any running directX game. I use the following code Robot robot = new Robot(); GraphicsConfiguration config = ...
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1answer
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Finding and reading a script on a mouse-selected GameObject

I can't work out how to access and read changes in a script of a gameObject that has been selected. The script selects enemy objects with right mouse button and player objects with left mouse button. ...
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What's happened with Panda3D project? [on hold]

Maybe the question is not correct but I can't not ask. Some time ago I've found exiting game engine, which core was in C++ so it was fast and which functions I could call from python so it was very ...
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1answer
41 views

How can I make an soundsystem with slick?

My Question would be , how can I develop an easy-to-use Soundsystem under slick-util? Under the function a.playAsSoundEffect(1, 1, true, x, y, z); it allready works to create a static ...
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2answers
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Calculating angle a segment forms with a ray

I am given a point C and a ray r starting there. I know the coordinates (xc, yc) of the point C and the angle theta the ray r forms with the horizontal, theta in (-pi, pi]. I am also given another ...
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1answer
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Is it a bad idea to couple action and animation?

I'm making an ARPG (like Legend of Zelda but with more action), and this question raised during the development: Should action and animation be coupled? Or should they be independent? With this I ...
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0answers
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Implementing a group formation behavior

I am trying to implement a group formation behavior where all the units in my group follow a leader and maintain their position throughout. So far I am able to move them, rotate and follow the leader. ...
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1answer
91 views

Physics don't apply on a unique body AndEngine

I am developing a game in AndEngine. So far I managed to create everything I wanted for my sprite that was connected to a BoxBody. I was rotating it, moving it, everything was great. I wanted my ...
4
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1answer
402 views

Behavior tree implementation details

I have been looking around for implementation details of behavior trees, the best descriptions I found were by Alex Champarand and some of Damian Isla's talk about AI in Halo 2 (the video of which is ...
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2answers
84 views

Lerping character moving up and down slope tiles

So, when interpolating position against a standard 'horizontal' platform, everything works great. What happens is something like this..... (Question continues after graphic) Now, the question I ...
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1answer
59 views

Save a mouse coorinates after a specific number of seconds

I have a specific method that saves my mouse x and y coordinates. I want that mouse coordinates be saved by specific time (for example after 1000ms). How I need to do that in Java? Please add a simple ...
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2answers
875 views

Elevation model for hexagonal game grids

TL;DR: Where should elevation be anchored on a civ-style hexagonal grid? Center, side or vertex? (Or more complex?) Question proper: Consider for a moment a classic game we all know and love ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Colision detection of disc (Maximum Material Condition aka “Flatness”)

I have a 3D-laser scanner which gives me a series of points of a real-world object. The points are related by a common origin. I know I can derive the equation of a plane from 3 points and that the ...
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1answer
61 views

Dynamic object creation with HashMap

I want to use a HashMap to dynamically create objects based on the key. I have a Random Map Generator that stores the maps in 3D Arrays of Type Integer[][][]. Upon creation of the actual map I ...
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2answers
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A Star pathfinding algorithm, multiple node set optimization

I'm trying to determine if this is an optimization I should pursue or if this is way to complicated to be worth my time. I've successfully implemented the A Star Algorithm for my video game. I used ...
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1answer
51 views

How to handle game objects in DirectX

Coming from XNA, I would use the content pipeline and create XML files for game objects. However, if I changed something in the XML, I would need to do a rebuild of the project so it will create the ...
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0answers
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Direct X 11 2D Books/Resources [on hold]

I would like to learn Direct X 11 (coming from XNA) but I cannot find any good resources. All the resources I found either focus exclusively on 3D, or use so many third-party solutions it does not ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

change texture at runtime

How can I change the texture at runtime. I have done changing the label(text) at runtime. The following code is used using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class switchtime : ...
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0answers
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Weird blending behavior on PowerVR SGX544MP2

On PowerVR SGX544MP2, sometimes blending behaves in a very strange way for me. Instead of blending with the actual color from the previous draw calls, it tries to blend with black: (sorry about the ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

Large 2D Arrays Causing Garbage Collection

I've been working on a game in Java that, for this post's sake, looks like Terraria and has random world generation. I've been using Vectors to contain my tile/block objects, but recently due to the ...
2
votes
1answer
222 views

Handling game-state updates in an MMO while the player is logged out

I have a plan to build MMO strategy game like Goodgame Empire or Travian for windows phone. I want program it in C# Monogame (because I have some good experiance with it). But I still can't figure ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

AndEngine Foreground Sprite

I'm developing an Android game and have some troubles: I want to add some foreground sprites, that must obstruct my player. Se the following example: Its a screenshot from "Shinobi 3". We can see ...
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votes
1answer
54 views

Are there any advantages to different programming paradigms specifically releated to game programming? [on hold]

I have been researching three different programming paradigms namely procedural, object oriented and functional. So far I have been able to find a lot of good information regarding general differences ...
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2answers
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Word for a relationship specifying that 2 objects don't affect each other

I am aiming to create an Enum for a terrain_surface_layer.type property. The 3 types of terrain_surface layers I wish to implement are the following: Single - only a single type of terrain_surface ...
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1answer
487 views

Saving an interface instance into a Bundle

All I've have an interface that allows me to switch between different scenes in my Android game. When the home key is pressed, I am saving all of my states (score, sprite positions etc) into a ...
3
votes
1answer
24 views

Weird texture binding bug on Mali-400 MP

On Mali-400 MP, there's a weird bug with texture binding. Sometimes, shaders use textures from wrong samplers. On other mobile and desktop GPUs, the same code works fine, but on Mali, almost every ...
1
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1answer
346 views

Need help with a complex 3d scene (using Ogre and bullet)

In my setup there is a box with a hole on one side, and a freely movable "stick" (or bar, tube). This stick can be inserted/moved through the hole into the box. This hole is exactly as wide as the ...
1
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2answers
375 views

how to re-use a sprite in cocos2d-x

some times it takes time to create the sprite structures in the scene, I might need to setup structures inside this sprite to meet requirement, thus I would hope to reuse such structures with the game ...
4
votes
2answers
166 views

Approaches for a clickable map of nations (such as a Risk game) with Spritekit

I would like to create a political map where each country is clickable by tapping but I'm not sure the best way to determine which nation was selected. Imagine Risk where each country can be ...
21
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6answers
3k views

Are there any open source or free 3D modelling/animation tools that are widely used by indie game developers? [on hold]

I have tried out Blender and Milkshape 3D, but my question is mainly asking if there is any 3D animation/modelling software that is open source, free, or has an indie license available that is widely ...

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