Questions tagged [game-loop]

The central code loop responsible for handling the running gameplay. At its most basic state, it accepts input, resolves the actions of entities, and renders the scene.

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Does it make sense to combine both Fixed TimeStep and Semi-fixed TimeStep for different update methods in a game loop?

Recently, I have started developing my game engine and I have been reading about game loops and the differences between Fixed TimeStep and Semi-Fixed Timestep. Both of them can be found around the web,...
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Game loop stutters

I have the following game loop: ...
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Need help with an 'Exception thrown:write access violation:this was nullptr' in a c++ - SFML project

I'm currently learning how to program a 2d game with SFML using a tutorial series by Suraj Sharma.This's his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2i39AOpDSlO1Mrn1jQ8Xkg The tutorial series: ...
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How to repeat scene in Unity 3D?

When my game ends I want it to automatically restart from the beginning so that the whole scene repeats itself. How do I do that in Unity 3D? Please refer this link for clarification.
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How to structure tic tac toe game loop (or equivalent simple turn based game)?

I'm developing the simple Tic Tac Toe game in Java and got stuck on the game loop architecture. The game must support local, remote and automatic players. The graphical interface is based on JavaFX. ...
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Moving an Enemy Toward the Player but only in cardinal+diagonal directions

I am working on a "quick project" to get my feet wet and to put something finished in my projects. I want to make an enemy that constantly tries to be aligned with the player object, but doesn't ...
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C++ Object management/deletion

I am working on a game with a lot of bullets, currently every second it loops through a vector of bullet objects and checks if its marked for erasure or not. ...
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Game server simulation loop updates to fast even if the fixed steps are implemented

Today I wanted to ask you about the server world simulation loop that I have implemented and it acts weird. I am using Java, LibGDX and KryoNet to create 2d rpg co-op game based on server-clients ...
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How can I make my animation switch frames automatically without pressing any keys?

So I have been trying to figure out for so long how I can loop the frames on my animation automatically without entering user input to prompt movement of my object. I have four different frames for a ...
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Jittery / stuttering motion when using SDL2

I've been using C++ and SDL2, but can't seem to get smooth motion when I have objects moving in the window. I was originally using SDL_GetTicks() and SDL_Delay() in my game loop, but one of the posts ...
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Implementing a main loop with rendering in a Windows Desktop Application

I'm writing the beginnings of a small game engine in Visual C++. What I have so far doesn't seem to be updating the rendering each frame, but I don't understand where I'm going wrong with it. The ...
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How to handle player input with fixed rate variable fps time step?

I've made a system which uses the ideas from "Fix your Time Step" in order update physics. I'm having trouble finding standard methods for dealing with this when user input affects player movement ...
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How does a game like Minecraft handle block and entity updates?

I am not asking how Minecraft loads chunks or generates chunks, I am asking about individual blocks and entities and their behaviours. Suppose you have a dirt block: dirt block can be converted to a ...
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Game loop inside libGDX game loop

I have the main game loop in libGDX. On the touch() event I want an animation to be executed. So I will have a variable which will store the value which will be ...
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Exchanging data between custom-built hardware and games

I have a built my own steering wheel and motion platform that I would like to connect to popular car racing games (e.g. iRacing, Dirt Rally). I need to read data such as the car's acceleration (to ...
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Fixed Timestep with Interpolation | Blurry & Choppy

I've been implementing a game loop with a fixed timestep which uses interpolation as described in the (legendary as I have come to find out as it is referenced in almost every post I have read trying ...
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Is it always necessary to synchronize rendering in a game loop?

When writing a game loop from scratch in java for an android game applications, it is very common in many tutorials I have read that the keyword synchronized is used to synchronize update and ...
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Stuck at Goomba's speed and cancelling animation at game over

I'll try to be as precise as possible. First Issue: If you look in the code, I have a drawObjects function which calls collisionDetection function. Inside collisionDetection if player(mario) touches ...
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Web based poker on Phaser 3

Please can somebody help me as I'm a lil bit new to game dev and user interface designing. I am trying to create a simple Texas holdem poker using phaser3 for multiplayer application. I have a few ...
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How Best to Implement Fixed Time Step for Gsync/Freesync Monitors?

I currently implement my game loop using a variable fixed timestep, i.e. dt = 1 / monitor_refresh_rate with vsync (or pseudo vysnc with delays where vsync is ...
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Pause updating but keep rendering

I am creating an implementation of Snakes and ladders and I run into some issues.The game is updating too fast and I want to limit the framerate kinda,or make a pause so that the move is actually ...
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JavaFX AnimationTimer VS Swing Game Loop

After looking at some code sources out there I noticed Java Swing Games usually create a class implementing Runnable, create a new Thread and set up the game loop ...
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How can I fix my velocity damping to work with any delta/frame time?

I am decreasing my velocity by 50% every second using a guide I found online. I am using the code here and it gives the right result but only for very small values for dt: ...
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How to update model transform of components when using physics?

I implemented a high level components system for my renderer and am curious about the right way to update the transforms components of models that have a physics rigidbody attached. I am using ...
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When to stop taking items from ever-growing queue and start processing them?

I am developing a fast-paced multiplayer shooting game and following instructions from this source http://www.gabrielgambetta.com/entity-interpolation.html. In the article it says that: several ...
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C++ create array of multiple types

I tried to create an array Entity[] with elements Human and Zomby. ...
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Make a variable go down as another goes up?

I am making a JavaScript game called "Spoop: The Clicker", and I have a variable shown by text: ...
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writing a game loop for a networked multiplayer game

i am trying to implement a networked multiplaye game. i understand the game loop described here : ...
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How can I benefit when I don't use gpu?

I am trying to make a 3D game with C++, SDL, and OpenGL. My program roughly looks like this: control function has only CPU operations. draw function has CPU and OpenGL functions operations. I just ...
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Instantiate prefabs at particular vectors using text file (Unity3D game)

I need to read a text file containing two pieces of information on each line, and use that information to instantiate a prefab at the correct location in a Unity3D game (c# script). The locations are ...
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Is creating a separate thread for each game session a bad idea?

I'm currently working on iocp game server. My game is just like diablo3 basically. 1~4 players join a separate session. I did basic iocp preparations and now I'm working on game session class. The ...
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How can I solve the jerky images when camera positions were calculated and sent from another computer?

I'm working on a simulator project. Computer A which uses a stick as a controller to produce operation data and calculate simulate data which will be sent to computer B as camera positions to render ...
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Canvas Infinite Map: How to have reappearing objects at static X,Y even when looping

I made a html canvas example of an infinite scrolling map with objects in static places. As you can see in the Fiddle below, when you move left with the Arrow Keys, you can see that the map does not ...
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NodeJS client gameloop running slightly faster than server gameloop

So I'm working on a real time multiplayer game in NodeJs (Client and Server). Both loops handle the same "physics" (movement at a constant rate) and both are running at 40hz or 40 times per second. I ...
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SDL2 mouse motion event keeps occuring

The code I'm using is like so: ...
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Use vsync event instead of a 16ms timer?

I found that in game development, most people set a timer that gets triggered every 16ms to do the rendering. As an Android programmer, I'm familiar with the Choreographer. You set a callback that ...
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Time loop/ticking architecture

Say I build a snooker game, where balls need to jitter around. Balls belong to a class (ball class), where all the ball functions are defined. In the animation, time evolves by a clock ticking ...
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While loop running in thread, but not doing anything [C++]

I am trying to multi-thread my game so that one thread updates and renders the player, while the other listens for inputs. I used a while loop to keep my detached thread running in the background, ...
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My Java Game's movement looks awfull. Maybe Problem with Thread.sleep

I have a big problem with my Java games. In every game I make the movement of the player and objects just looks awfull. The framerate is 60 fps without any problems. But the movement looks extremly ...
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MonoGame tick cannot go lower than 16ms

I'm trying to build play with MonoGame and I'm trying basing this regarding the GameTime steps. In my main Game class that is being run in the main entrypoint of my project, I'm doing something like ...
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How can I speed up the shapes drawing on high-density devices?

I have a game that should draw many shapes on the canvas and in every frame these shapes position will change, the game is running smooth but after adding more shapes some jerk arise and it drops some ...
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Render Stutter - OpenGL or loop timing?

For some time now i have no been able to pinpoint the nature of the rendering stutter shown above(by not clearing the screen, not using SwapBuffers and drawing only to the front buffer). See the big ...
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Use two Gameloops instead of one

I have been thinking about this a lot and don't know if i'm thinking incorrectly. Most games have one game loop that can be split into three functions. A basic game loop would look something like ...
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Making games on Structure programming language c or c++ [closed]

I am learning structured programming language C. I know about data type, control statements, loops, arrays, strings, functions, pointers, structures and STL. My question is, if I want to make game ...
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Time based events separate from the game loop

How can set up time elapsed based events separate from the game loop? I want the character to heal over real time rather than per cycle of the game loop. How might i do that?
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How to sleep for the desired duration between game loop iterations?

My game loop below doesn't sleep as log as it should. The delta value always ends up less than 1, when it's supposed to be 16.6666 or close to 16.6666 ...
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Java Game Loop Efficiency

I'm quite new to java. I was watching 2 video tutorials on how to make java game and read a couple articles about game loop. However, I'm still confused about how game loop actually works. The ...
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Game object appears to accelerate too slowly

thank you for checking out my issue! I am trying to develop a game in java, but I have run into a problem. I would like to keep the physics as realistic as possible, so I am using a fixed time-step ...
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Which of these two codes are 'better'? Making a local variable or a class variable?

Im making more games and asking more stupid questions. Hopefully this one is very brief. I'm making a very basic class which just moves a Player object by applying force to a rigidbody, but it got me ...
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How do I deal with closely coupled systems in a game engine?

Let's say a game engine had a central game class as well as multiple systems (as objects) that are stored within it. These systems (such as input, rendering, sound, etc) would also be updated by this ...

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