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How do i make collision detection more effective?

In the game i am developing, there are 220 circles that are not moving. One of the circles is moving and in every update, it iterates through an ArrayList that contains all the circles and check if it ...
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Set value in an array[3], that the sum of all three values is always 1.0

So I'm working on a Civ like game right now and want to have a setting how taxes are split in gold income, science and luxury goods. private double[] rate = new double[] { 0.4, 0.6, 0.0 }; now I ...
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1k views

Scaling an SDL Surface

I want to create a button for a game's UI. The background uses a gradient and then I blit a surface on top of the gradient and use SDL_SetColorKey to delete the unwanted pixels. The surfaces are not ...
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1answer
142 views

AI / Pathfinding gets stuck

In my tile-based game, I'm using a A-star algorithm, which I have not written myself but I believe should be correctly implemented. The problem I have is that the enemy AI can get stuck so that the ...
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133 views

Currently developing a game with Android SDK, should I switch to a game engine in future projects? [closed]

I am an android developer, and I've made several apps on the Google Play Store. I'm currently working on my first game, which is just a simple RPG for android, that I'm coding in java with the android ...
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975 views

How to change from 60FPS to 30FPS while keeping things smooth?

Here is my current game loop: final int ticksPerSecond = 60; final int skipTicks = (1000 / ticksPerSecond); float dt = 1f/ticksPerSecond; while(System.currentTimeMillis() > nextGameTick ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is anti aliasing not being applied to my 2D objects in Unity?

I am drawing 2D objects in Unity. Some of these objects are drawn using the standard sprite method that is built into Unity. Others are computed as distance functions in a shader. In both cases I ...
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249 views

Render character in bounding box

i'm rendering an attack animation with the following code: currentFrame = attackAnimation[3].getKeyFrame(stateTime, false); //3 : left, 2: right batch.draw(currentFrame, getX(), getY()); This ...
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1answer
54 views

Should I avoid rescaling models when rendering?

I am quite new to game development and currently developing a simple 3D game with MonoGame and Blender. The game is basically a 3D version of Pong. At first I developed the models at a constant size ...
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113 views

Was there any equivalent of glVertex3f in Direct3D?

I know that OpenGL's Vertex3f is a bit old but I can't find any information about suitable equivalent for that function that was used in DirectX. Was there any equivalent in DX?
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293 views

Is ID@Xbox restricted to established studios?

I read through the ID@Xbox site but don't totally understand the program. I am a software developer who has made a few Flash games on my own and would like to try to port or recreate one of them for ...
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207 views

What is the correct way to reset and load new data into GL_ARRAY_BUFFER?

I am using an array buffer for colors data. If I want to load different colors for the current mesh in real time what is the correct way to do it. At the moment I am doing: glBindVertexArray(vao); ...
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how to design transparent screen in libgdx

this question is for LibGdx geeks. I want to make transparent screen in my game. For example, when level completes I want a new transparent screen pop up and show player's high score, buttons to ...
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How to move an object using X and Y coordinates in JavaScript

I am making a 2d baseball game with JavaScript and HTML5 and am trying to move an image that I have drawn with JavaScript like so: //canvas var c = document.getElementById("gameCanvas"); ...
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1answer
491 views

Should I use more than one panel in a java game ?

I' m creating a game in java, and it has this schema: I use the main class to launch my game and I create a frame to add a panel, that is defined into GamePanel class. public class MainFrame { ...
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Smooth camera movement between followed objects

I have 2d game where my camera follows the player. Simplified, it copies the player position as its own. Now I have some other object in the game, that I want to camera to follow. This is easy enough ...
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1answer
260 views

Deferred lighting and point light volumes

I'm doing deferred point light shadow mapping and I am drawing my point lights using light volumes. Normally I access the position/diffuse texture/normals using this in the fragment shaders: vec2 ...
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1answer
544 views

Pixel Buffer Object (PBO) does not work correctly

I've written a very simple OpenGL application. Its goal is to load a texture and draw it on a plane using a PBO. If I use the function 'glTexSubImage2D' the plane is not textured and the function ...
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202 views

Using same buffer for vertex and index data?

Is it possible to use the same buffer for both GL_ARRAY_BUFFER and GL_ELEMENT_ARRAY_BUFFER? I load both vertex data and index data into a big slab of memory, so it would be easier for me to just load ...
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1answer
112 views

How can I center an arbitrary string over a sprite?

Eyesore: The problem is, the text should be exactly centered over the player, I want something like this: My code to draw username above the player is: g.drawString(username,(int) playerX,(int) ...
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1answer
65 views

Revert to closest non intersecting position

First, let me start by saying: Please forgive me if this question have already been asked. I've tried to search but didn't find any solution. (It might be due to my lack of terms). I have two ...
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2answers
182 views

Driver inversion

I have a GUI game, which is driven by user every time it clicks the mouse. Every time user clicks a square on a board, the board state is updated (we re-compute the score, the player to make next move ...
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1answer
132 views

Why does my character move up forever when he jumps with this code?

I've been doing some stupid stuff in Slick2D+LWJGL and I've run into a problem. I press the UP arrow and my character continues to go up until I let go :/ Here's the code: if ...
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1answer
71 views

Is it possible to use Unity components individually outside of the Unity Studio?

Such as physics, rendering or math libraries/objects. I would like create a project which would benefit from a few game engine related things but rather than use a mixture of separate libraries I ...
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2answers
107 views

How can I ensure my game complies with all asset/source licenses when preparing it for distribution?

I put together a 3D space scene demo, but I bought some models from turbosquid and using the jmonkey engine I must comply with BSD licence (jmonkeyengine) and also package the models, but I don't ...
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1answer
362 views

Determine speed of sprite

I'm trying to calculate the speed of my sprites in Cocos2d but I'm having some difficulties. I'm not sure which units of time/speed cocos2d uses. My background sprite moves 2 positions to left each ...
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1answer
756 views

Textures in Unity3D appear with lower quality than in Photoshop

I made game assets that look great in Photoshop, but they look like crap when I import then into Unity and run the game. Why?
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1answer
239 views

Recommended list of games to develop at the beginning? [duplicate]

I am looking for simple games that I should develop to learn the basics of how different game mechanics work. I have read in many places that it is good to make Pong. Is there a recommended list of ...
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682 views

SharpDX.Toolkit setting constant buffer

I am trying to use a constant buffer in a program using SharpDX.Toolkit. I use the Toolkit because it has nice font support for writing on the screen. The problem I face is in assigning data to the ...
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3answers
4k views

How can I make RPC function calls in Unity?

I am making a multiplayer game. I am sending score via the server and client but I want to be sure that can I call an RPC function of a script from any other script. For example, say Table_Manager as ...
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2answers
172 views

A name that describes this type of turn-based battle system

I am thinking of a turn-based battle system that follows this workflow: While True Get next character Determine character's action Execute action Check Battle Status end This is a ...
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3answers
172 views

Is permission needed to use a living famous person as a character in a game?

If I wanted to sell an iphone game in which you play as a famous person, would that require permission from the famous person?
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78 views

Sound composition/compilation softwares [closed]

I'm a one man developer company. I'm working on a game for which I need some variety of sounds. I searched online stock music and it does not give me what I'm exactly looking for. As a desperate and ...
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1answer
175 views

How do physics engines like Box2D detect and respond to collisions between arbitrary polygons?

I've always wondered how collision detection like this was achieved, and I've always wondered what the response would be. Do they perform line-line intersection tests for each line making up the two ...
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2answers
641 views

Game over pop-up like Flappy Bird

How can I make a game over pop-up like Flappy Bird in cocos2d-iphone 3? I tried to add a new Scene, but it adds a new screen on the game, I just want a rectangle with some buttons inside it. I also ...
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1answer
2k views

What are the advantages/disadvantages of using a polar coordinate system in a video game? [closed]

Would it ever be a good idea to represent an object's position as a magnitude at some angle relative to a reference point, instead of the typical x, y, z coordinates? What sort of effect would it ...
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1answer
190 views

Should I use tiles in a snake game? [closed]

I'm building a simple snake game, which is my first game ever. I'm using LibGDX, which is Java-based. I've looked at the Tiled Map Editor, but I don't know if it is necessary in a simple game like ...
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1answer
2k views

OpenGL Reconstructing Position from Depth

I know this has been asked a lot of time before but none of those answers fixed my problem. I try to implement deferred shading and to do so I need to reconstruct the world space position from the ...
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1answer
237 views

Getting invalid argument error on R32G32B32_FLOAT texture creation

D3D11_TEXTURE2D_DESC texDesc; texDesc.ArraySize = 1; texDesc.BindFlags = D3D11_BIND_SHADER_RESOURCE; texDesc.CPUAccessFlags = 0; texDesc.Format = DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32_FLOAT; ...
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votes
1answer
271 views

Mismatch cordinate system of unity and android

I am new to unity3d, Right now i am adding a cube as game object with coordinate 0,0,0 But when i run it on android device Iam facing 2 problem a) Coordinate system of unity3d are different from ...
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votes
1answer
47 views

Problem with .hdr/.pic format

So, everything was clear from the specification point of view, but when I moved to reading through some of the original implementations and reimplementations, I ran into this: f = ...
0
votes
1answer
933 views

Planet gravity? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a game with the Phaser game engine and would like to implement some sort of planetary gravity. Essentially I just want the player to be able to walk on a circle or orbit a point. I ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Texture coordinates for a 3D box

I have a box model in my DirectX application, stored as 8 vertices: MyVertex vertices[] = { { DirectX::XMFLOAT3( - 1.0f, + 1.0f, - 1.0f ), /*,tex coord...*/}, //0 { DirectX::XMFLOAT3( + ...
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votes
2answers
229 views

Slick2D: constructor vs. init method

What is the difference between the constructor of a BasicGameState and the init method? It appears that they are both called at the same time when the BasicGameState is registered in StateBasedGame, ...
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2answers
542 views

Create a tornado like particle movement, based on velocity

For context i'm using Java and Minecraft Forge, however the concept should be fairly standard. To spawn particles you use this function... world.spawnParticle("largesmoke", posX, posY, posZ, ...
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2answers
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Recommended way to handle sprite assets for different screen densities (Android)

I am currently working on a 2D game for Android. All of the images that I render were created as SVG's and then exported to PNG's which I have placed in my assets directory. These images are also all ...
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3answers
687 views

How do I “reset” the color in OpenGl ES 1.0/1.1?

In my 2D game I use glColor4f() to set the color and draw my screen border rectangles but when I try to start drawing my game objects, made up of a texture on a rectangular "quad", using ...
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votes
1answer
245 views

libgdx get the value of a key

I'm trying to do collision detection (which I have working well) but now I want to use it for a little more. I want to check special circumstances for the collision. Right now I'm checking for ...
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votes
1answer
113 views

How can texture packing improve performance?

Let's say I let a user give my library (a GUI system) multiple textures for rendering elements. What would be the performance impact of rendering with each of those textures separately versus, say, ...
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2answers
154 views

libGDX map transition via try & catch exeption

I have a simple question. Some explination first, however: I am using libGDX and making a Legend of Zelda-type top-down game and I'm having an issue with map transitions. When I made the tilemap ...

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