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Box2D is an open-source rigid-body 2D physics simulation library for games, written in C++, with ports in various languages

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How to unload/remove body components in Box2D?

I want to know how to release/clear/remove a variable. (specifically b2BodyDef, b2Body, b2FixtureDef, b2PolygonShape types.) I've heard there's a keyword called ...
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How to implement rotating rectangle around circle in libGDX Box2D?

I want to implement rotating rectangle around cicrle in such way, that circle has no rotation, and rectangle has, and I could myself control rotation of this rectangle (I mean set its angular velocity)...
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sf::RectangleShape's position is not same as I set it to

When I try to print my box.getSfShape()'s position it does not print out the position I set it to have. ( The box.getSfShape()'...
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Why do my Box2D bodies not fall, even though world.step is called?

I have SFML set up with a Box2D world that has gravity, but my bodies won't move. I std::cout'ed the position of the body in the game loop, but it's always at <...
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Call function via ContactListener

I've been creating a game on my own in LIBGDX, BOX2D and there' s a problem I can' t solve. When two World bodies collide, method "beginContact" is called in MyContactListener class that implements ...
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How do i set gravity towards a point in the centre in AndEngine with Box2D?

I have a scene and i can set gravity in the PhysicsWorld like this.mPhysicsWorld = new PhysicsWorld(new Vector2(0, -SensorManager.GRAVITY_EARTH),false); but i ...
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Libgdx change to other screen and dispose current one

I am trying to switch to a GameScreen when the LinearVelocity of a Box2D - Object is x = 0. If it is so, I am using the setScreen() - Method by calling the main class. This works perfekt, but when ...
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Trying to get Box2D bodies to fall [SFML, Box2D, C++] [duplicate]

As the title says I'm trying to make my Box2D body to fall, but it won't work. It just stays at the same position. Sorry for the long codes but I have no idea where I'm doing something wrong, so I ...
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Is it possible to use Box2D or Chipmunk in Swift & Cocos2d?

I am new to iOs programming. I wonder whether it is possible to use Box2D physic engine in Cocos2D with Swift. I am asking because I started to learn Swift. And I create Xcode project from ...
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Data oriented design in physics engine

I am new to data oriented design and I am currently developing a physics engine as a hobby project. I am really interested in data orinted design but I am not sure how to apply data oriented design to ...
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LibGdx 2d Free-Form Terrain

I have a query about how to create a 2d landscape level using libgdx/ box2d (Or possibly with Unity) for Android and iOs. Let me describe the goal and then the specific points I need help with. What ...
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LibGDX: Box2d hovering, rotating body

Hello I am working on a hovering triangle (equilateral triangle). The triangle should allways rotate at a constant speed and hover over the ground. The problem is if I setAngularVelocity it does rise ...
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How to spawn Chunks in Libgdx?

I'm currently working on a 2D platforming game with an infinite map. I did my research and I discovered that I can use chunks. Based on my understanding chunks is about spawning terrain at the right ...
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Ledge climb animation and movement (2d platformer)

Struggling to make a decision on the implementation of a ledge climb mechanic for a physics driven 2d platformer. What is the best way to go about this without it getting overly complex? So far I ...
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Box2d: Is there a way to have collisions but ignore the accompanying forces?

To begin, I know that you can use filtering or isSensor to remove physical collisions. However, I would like to retain the ability to, say for example, stop when trying to move past another player. ...
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2D Physics library for multiplayer in c++ [closed]

Im trying to create a top down shooter with multiplayer functionality. So far im using Box2D for my physics Simulation. The last few days I played around with syncing movement between Clients and ...
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Get a body from TiledMap via MapBodyBuilder and draw a sprite on it in LibGDX?

I use a various of MapBodyBuilder in my Libgdx project. I created a body from map.tmx via my MapBodyBuilder and in my SpriteBuilder buildSprite method i created its sprite: ...
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How to disable static friction in Box2D?

I'm making a 2D platformer. One of the issues is that when the character hits the ground, there's an initial pause and then the character finally slows down to a halt. I believe the initial pause is ...
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Moving and rotating to a position with forces and impulses [closed]

Carrying on from this question, I'm still stuck trying to implement the behaviour mentioned in this tutorial. My movement has improved slightly thanks to the help I received: But the character still ...
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In Box2D, how can I SetTransform of a body without getting an IsLocked assertion error?

I've created a bullet body and stored a reference to it in herobody: ...
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set sprite to current animation texture

In my game I have some box2d bodies where I add sprites using the following code in my render() method. ...
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How do I turn an image into a Box2D physics object?

I'm using Box2D for a Game Programming course, and I was wondering if it is possible to choose the best shape and size of shape for the rigidbody/fixture for a sprite based on its transparency. I've ...
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Rotating kinematic object around a moving point Box2D

I'm new at Box2D and I am making a simple game where you control the rotation of the maze and the gravity leads the ball to the exit. The game looks like: The problem: I want to rotate the maze, ...
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Soft Body Collision with Box2d (libGDX)

I've made a few classes to create soft body objects in libGDX using Box2D (specifically a circle and rectangle similar to these links). The objects are constructed of a number of circle shaped Box2D ...
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Drawing the box2D rectangles

i'm using SDL2.0/OpenGL + Box2D with C++ to learn some stuff about games, so i created two rectangles bodies: a small box(dynamic) wich will fall into the second body: the ground(static), i draw them ...
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Box2d java contact point reference changes after collision

I am trying to hold the contacts made during a collision in an array list. After I add n amount of contacts, when I try to retrieve them later on, they point to the last contact made in the world. ...
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LibGDX: Issue with unitScale for Tiled and Box2D

I've got the following: I use a TiledMap (loaded from a .tmx), each tile 32x32 pixels in size and generate the Box2D bodies for ...
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Why is my Box2D Body only colliding with one type of Object after a new level has been built?

So developing for an android mobile game, using Android Studio and developing for the API 17, with Box2D implemented. FIRST LEVEL For some reason, one the first level everything is running okay: ...
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dynamic body jumping out of water object

In my game I have my main object, a jetski, which will dive down into water, when the screen is touched. I managed to code the jetski diving down, with Box2d and some buoyancy forces. But when the ...
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applyForce as long as display is pressed

In my project I have my main character body. I want it to move down on the y-axis as long as the screen is pressed. I tried it with ...
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In Box2D, what exactly does a fixture represent?

In Box2dWeb, when we create a body we attach a fixture to the body object. We make the shape, friction, restitution and so on by tinkering with the fixture object. So from this can we conclude that ...
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Black screen when launching on phone

I am coding a game in libgdx. While adding the background I used the html module to watch the results fast and easy on my computer. But when I try to see it on my phone I just get a black screen. My ...
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Camera controll in Libgdx

I've a condition in my game where, I want my camera to follow the Player(its a body from Box2d) and in some not. This is the start screen of my game: Now, when i press a button(space) the player get ...
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TypeError: R[o5R.F6s] is not a function in changing states in phaser box2d

i build my game using phaser.2.4.3.min.js and phaser.2.2.2.box2d.min.js When trying to change states this error is being raised <...
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Why do my game objects jitter when moving the camera?

I'm moving from Qt Widgets' QGraphicsScene to Qt Quick's QQuickItem for rendering my game objects. One of the things this ...
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Box2d Coordinate System

In the game I'm trying to code I got to have two bodies. One StaticBody and one DynamicBody. I want to have the DynamicBody on top of the StaticBody. Somehow all I get is this: Is it possible that ...
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Box2d jetski on water

At the moment I am trying to code a 2d game in java, where a jetski is riding on water. If you press on the screen the jetski should dive down and jump back up on release. How do I have to do this in ...
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Viewport and Camera setting

For my first game in LibGDX and Android I got a Problem: I have a background picture which is 2560px * 720px. The screen is 1280 * 720. How do I have to set the viewport and camera in order to get ...
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Collision Detection/Response Issues in Unity

Sprite A: Box Collider 2D and Rigidbody 2D. Sprite B: Box Collider 2D. Both sprites have a Sprites/Default material with Pixel Snap enabled. The textures being used are set to Truecolor Format and ...
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Why are my Hello World Box2D project's collisions off by twice the size of my boxes?

I've been implementing Box2D into my engine but have run into a snag. I decided to rebuild the helloworld project inside of my own engine (it is almost identical), of which I will snip here in a ...
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Movement through forces and impulses

I'm trying to get some decent-looking movement in my game using this tutorial. In the image below... something crazy is going on. What should happen is that the NPC should start on the left side of ...
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libgdx - Check if body is touch

I have some bodies around the screen(Ball[] balls), and I would like to delete them when user touches them. Also, I have an ...
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balloon ligher than air with libgdx, impementation of FixtureDef.density, gravityScale, linearDamping?

I use libGdx/box2d's physic. My intention is to create a balloon filled with helium (a body, what hovers above a surface, if we apply a little force to it - it moves fast but not far, if we push ...
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Marketing PC/Android 2d Physics Game [closed]

I've been working on a game for couple years now, its fairly original, has definite potential within an indie market, and appeal for the masses also. I want to deploy on Android and PC, green-light ...
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How do I query a LibGDX Box2DLights “light” and “dark” regions?

I have lighting implemented using Box2dLight. I want to update/render things inside the player's PointLight area. Stuff in the dark area should not be rendered. How can I find which areas are lit or ...
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Box2D collision between dynamic body

I'm implementing Box2D for my 2d top down LIBGDX game and i have some struggle with two dynamic body. Currently, my two bodies are created that way : ...
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Box2D - Platformer tiled map problem

I'm using C++, Box2D and SFML. I convert a Tiled map to world in my platformer game and I get stuck when I go against a block when I go forward like that : I can use a circle as foot of my character ...
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boost/geometry replacement in Java/for the JVM (Destructable Box2D terrain)

I'd like to reimplement https://github.com/seemk/DestructibleBox2D in Java. The main problem is finding an adequate replacement for the boost/geometry library. Any ideas?
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Is GetFixtureA() of b2Contact guaranteed to return the body on which GetContactList() was called?

For example, in the code below, will the assert ever fail? ...
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Should I initialize a Box2D World per Level?

I'm using a LevelManager to load Tiled maps in my libGDX game, which stores: Static: final Size of map in Tiles final Size of ...

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