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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Client and server loops don't match up

I'm trying to build a small networked game using WebGL and NodeJS. I have a basic client and server setup and I'm at the point where I'm trying to implement dead reckoning to simulate what happens on ...
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Does libgdx implement the game loop for you?

Initially, I assumed that the developer has to implement the game loop because libgdx is a library - not an engine. But then I found out that Graphics has ...
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A deterministic game loop

I want to make a game loop that is deterministic sort of like a physics engine but it's for game update and rendering. I've done a lot of reading and I still was a bit confused. I've read these ...
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How to create a Update function in Java

I have recently started using Java, but have been programming in javascript, and actionscript 3 for a while. I am used to the language giving me the ability to simply do something like: ...
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UPS and FPS - What should I limit and why?

I'm currently writing a game using C++ and SDL2 and there's one thing that I'm wondering about - does it make sense to limit my frames per second (FPS) and/or my updates per second (UPS)? I get the ...
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In the game loop, apply dt before the loop starts, or after it finishes?

Say I have a Game class with an update loop that receives a time increment dt by parameter. I was wondering if it's better or customary to apply this dt before the ...
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Endless Running Game - Changing Lane Function in JAVA

I am developing a kind of vertical endless running game, where the character has 4 possible lanes to be in. I am using libGDX and want the character to change lanes by adding a horizontal velocity to ...
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Why does my sprite player move faster when I move the mouse?

I'm trying to develop a simple game made with Pygame (Python library). I have a sprite object which's the player and I move it ...
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is this approach correct to make my game framerate indipendent in javascript?

this is what i did my game loop is run every REFRESH milliseconds loop = setInterval(tick,REFRESH); in the loop i calculate how much time is passed since last ...
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Questions About Game Loops

I've been reading up how to lay out a game loop that'll work optimally in both great and not so great conditions but I think I've confused a few techniques together... so I have some questions... ...
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Should UI be part of the game-loop?

I can't really find a good answer to this anywhere, I have never worked on games in a proffessional environment and I am wondering; Do these games render their UI in the main game-loop? That is, do ...
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How to use multiplication operation in game render delta time?

We are using delta time like this: ...
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Pausing the game inside the game loop

Inside the game loop, the game is paused by pressing P, meaning that the game loop does not run anymore. Problem is that after this loop is halted, P cannot be pressed again to resume the loop, since ...
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Simple Tanks game - Client-Server communication approach doubts [closed]

I want to create simple a multiplayer 2D game with tanks ( cooperative ) in C# with .NET. I also want to keep it simple, because it is only a semester project, and unfortunately i don't have time to ...
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Movement in gameloop

I wonder what the best way is to move the player. Is it best to always check for movement like I do in the first example of is it better to only access the movement function via the input function ...
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How BufferStrategy works

I've used this piece of code a lot in my games, but I still don't know exactly how it works. ...
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Unity 2D: Change one instanced prefab then make all the others on the scene like it

I want to get this thing working: I have a prefab with coins, some obstacles and enemies, and i want it to be instantiated each time the player got to the right or left on the stage, to make the stage ...
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render/draw or input first?

When creating the main game loop, what order should things generally happen? IE, should i be getting input, doing logic and then rendering, or something else? does this even matter? when i was coding ...
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Updating children nodes in a game engine

I am writing my own small game engine (thin layer based on SDL2) in C++. My base class is Node (contains information on an entity's position, scale, rotation, etc.), And I've got two special ...
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How do I implement a fixed delta time step with a SDL_Delay(15ms) precision

So I am using SDL2.0 for making a Game Engine. Where I am having a problem is using SDL_Delay(). SDL_Delay's minimum delay time is 15ms, I've tried everything, and my FPS is Stuck at 64 because of ...
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What type of loop code on game engines? [duplicate]

Recently I worked on a game on Spritekit Engine. My question is not about spritekit, but generaly about game engines. When I write a loop code and run it (eg while i< 100000) my CPU usage goes to ...
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What is the relationship between Frames-Per-Second and a game loop?

What is the relationship between FPS - Frames Per Second and a game loop? I'm confused how my book is using theses terms.
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What is the better way to speed up gameplay as the level rises?

I started with game programming couple of weeks back. For the starters I tried to develop ZigZag (link takes you to 2 min gameplay). I am done with the logic of gameplay by now. It runs well and ...
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Basic Monster Movement

I'm new to game development. Specifically server side. Currently I am trying to implement movement of monsters. From point A to point B. I have used an a* pathfinding library to calculate the path to ...
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Java game loop delta not working

Hello I have game loop where I can change framerate. But when I change framerate to other, delta time not working fine. For example when framerate is lower everything is faster. Here is game loop: <...
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Designing a multi-level game

I want to know to code structure of a game that has different levels to choose from on the main screen. More precisely, I want to know how does the main loop hands off the rendering to another loop ...
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Multiplying by delta not giving smooth movement

I started working on my first proper game but reached a problem straight away. In short I have a game that runs most of the time at 60 fps. ( I am using Libgdx a popular Java framework) but my game ...
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Problem with update/render in game loop (scrolling view, render interpolation)

I use SFML 2.2 and program a 2d prototype game (2d mario style where the camera follows the player). I am experiencing the buggy imagery during rendering, for example a chunk of vertex array blocks ...
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How can I implement a real-time game loop in a text-based game?

I am trying to make a short text game with c++ to help me learn the language. I have made a version that basically displays texts, waits for an input, once the input is received it displays text, and ...
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Implementing a game loop with interpolation

I am trying to implement the Game Loop interpolated found in this website http://www.gameprogblog.com/generic-game-loop/. Here is my implementation: ...
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Why is my screen black?

I'm developing an android game, and my screen is not displaying what I want it to. I've read various tutorials but they are either outdated or hard to follow. I have followed this tutorial and most of ...
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Cocos2d pause game freezes the screen

I am trying to create pause screen for my game. The game is developed upon continuous scrolling background (top to bottom) with obstacles which are moving independently (left to right). Below is the ...
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Do I really need a render() method in the game loop if the view subscribes to the models?

For a game that I'm working on, we've followed the MVC paradigm. However, in classic MVC, the view subscribes to the model and when the model updates it informs the view. We've implemented this as an ...
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Android Game-Loop (rendering & logic removed, but still 'skipping frames')

Overview Guys really hoping for some help here. My game loop is based on code from Fix Your Timestep!. I've read the article more than a few times, but I can't quite work out what exactly is ...
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Capping framerate independently of logic updates in single-threaded Android Gameloop

My game is currently using the below game loop (this is an OpenGL ES 2.0 game, therefore the loop-work takes place on the rendering thread in the provided onDrawFrame method). Currently my loop ...
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Checking whether moving object has reached target position

So I have a fast-moving object in my game, let's say a bullet. At each iteration of the main loop I update the object's position based on the delta time value dt ...
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Using GetTickCount (to shoot missiles) [closed]

I have some difficulties to understand how to correctly use GetTickCount() as I have some problems in my little game. I have to place on a case a space ship. This one will shoot with a certain ...
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Delta time not accurate enough

In my game i have a delta timer based almost exactly on the page from here http://wiki.lwjgl.org/index.php?title=LWJGL_Basics_4_%28Timing%29 But if the the main loop is fast enough, my delta time ...
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NodeJS setTimeOut - How to run callback before delay time exceeded

I'm developing a card game server. I want to do this : While server process a turn for players, players have 20 seconds to do something. If players send a request to server within 20 secs, timer will ...
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How to increase player Lifes count

I am new in Unity Game Development. I am designing infinite game using C# scripting. There are many cubes in my game scene. if single cube is hit by player, He gets 100 points. if same color, two ...
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Can someone provide a practical example of decoupling game world updates from frame redraws in iOS?

Please bear with me as I've been spending some time lately trying to get a better grasp of some game dev fundamentals. My specific issue is a direct result of trying to apply what I've read about here:...
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how to handle interactive choice in the middle of the game loop?

I am programming a turn-based game, 2D tile-based, overhead view. I have an update function and a render function running in separate threads. When it's the player's turn, the player can e.g. select ...
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Should FPS exceed ticks/second?

I was once told that you should never re-draw a frame if the game logic has not changed since the last draw. Assuming game logic is updated once every tick, and assuming a game runs at 40 FPS @ 20 ...
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Skipping a loop in foreach? [closed]

I'm trying to get Unity to filter through a list of nodes, but I am unsure on how to do so. This is what I have derived. ...
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Input processing performance

I'm building a game using SDL in Linux platform. Now I want to read user input with SDL_GetKeyboardState, but my doubt is wich is the best way using a thread or a ...
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How to detect collision between two directed object?

I'm currently writing a game which is like Battle City game. But right now I'm facing a trouble involved to checking collision between two objects. This is the code that I wrote: ...
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Why cap game loop delta-time?

I was reading some game's source code on Github and saw this game loop implementation for the first time: ...
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Interpolating rotated objects

I've finally got interpolation working to 'smooth' out movement, however it doesn't seem to work for objects that are rotating (around their own center) - when I try to do this, the objects in ...
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Informing objects within a particular state of the world state

Following the State pattern, every state in my game is a derived object that reflects a particular segment of the game (MenuState, PlayingState, GameOverState, etc.) Each of those state objects holds ...
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Is there any harm in having the main game loop run uncontrolled?

I was wondering if there is any possible harm when my game loop runs as fast as the system allows? I currently have a loop, that, by measuring passed time in nanoseconds, runs the game logic and ...