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1. ## ASCII Sandbox Game

I've been working on a simple ASCII sandbox game about survival. The code is very primitive because I just whipped it up in a few hours, but the concept seems like it could be interesting. It's written in Python and if you want to run it I recommend using either the file enclosed or running the code in 32 bit (It runs very slow on IDLE). Tell me what you think! Thanks. PS : The filename is "MINECRAFT2" because it was based off of my previous attempt at a Minecraft clone. MINECRAFT2.lnk Oh, sorry I just realized I posted this in the wrong community.
2. ## Multiplayer-focused Arena TPS game

I'm making a multiplayer third person shooter (TPS) game using a Panda3D engine. It's in an early prototype state. A few videos from my DevLog:
3. ## Python Inline flowchart generation - Python

Hello all, essentially what I'm looking for is a flowchart generator that I can leverage with my python applications using, "magic characters" (@) and the like, above flow control structures, and important bits of code. While there does seem to exist some similar libraries in the py eco system, there doesn't seem to be anything 1:1 to what I'm looking for, I've heard of Doxygen, but i'd prefer something native to Python. Really just something that gives my engineers minimal control of the output of what the flowchart will look like in the most minimally invasive way possible. Also, I know the process for flowcharting is backwards in this proposition, but this is more for management after the fact. If something exists, great! If not, I'll code it out, but don't want to duplicate efforts if something similar is already out there Marcus
4. ## Creating A Grid of Images

Hello I am trying to create a grid of images in pyglet and python and I am not sure where exactly I am going wrong. The goal is for it to be a Breakout/Arkanoid clone. The problem I am having is getting the brick images to display in a grid. Here is the code that as far as I can tell, should place the bricks in the correct position. class Brick(): def __init__(self, space): # Create the list to hold different sprite bricks and load images self.batch = pyglet.graphics.Batch() self.brick_images = ['brick1.png', 'brick2.png'] self.brick_sprites = [] # 1 out of 5 chance to drop a power pill self.chance_to_drop = 1 # Set the images anchor point to its center and create sprites for i in range(len(self.brick_images)): img = pyglet.image.load(self.brick_images[i]) img.anchor_x = img.width // 2 img.anchor_y = img.height // 2 self.brick_sprites.append(pyglet.sprite.Sprite(img)) for x in range(7): for y in range(7): self.body = pymunk.Body(body_type=pymunk.Body.KINEMATIC) # The position where each pymunk body will be placed self.body.position = x * 100 + 75, y * 30 + 340 self.brick_type = random.randint(0, len(self.brick_sprites) - 1) if self.brick_type == 0: sprite = self.brick_sprites[0] # Set the sprite to the same position as the pymunk body sprite.set_position(self.body.position.x, self.body.position.y) sprite.batch = self.batch elif self.brick_type == 1: sprite = self.brick_sprites[1] sprite.set_position(self.body.position.x, self.body.position.y) sprite.batch = self.batch self.shape = pymunk.Segment(self.body, (0, 0), (50, 0), 6) self.shape.elasticity = 0.80 self.shape.collision_type = collision_types['brick'] space.add(self.body, self.shape) handler = space.add_collision_handler(collision_types['brick'], collision_types['ball']) handler.separate = self.remove_brick So what I am trying to accomplish is have 7 rows of 7 bricks. As far as I can see the sprites are being created in the loop, but when I run the program only 2 bricks are being displayed. I am sure there is something wrong with the way I am looping but honestly just cannot see where I am going wrong. I have spent some time, trying to see the error but simply cannot see where I am going wrong. I can see that the pyglet brick sprites are NOT being set to the correct x, y of the pymunk body, even though, using the same formula for the player paddle object lines up the sprite perfectly. #Set the sprite to pymunk object position self.image = pyglet.image.load('paddle.png') self.image.anchor_x = self.image.width // 2 self.image.anchor_y = self.image.height // 2 self.sprite = pyglet.sprite.Sprite(self.image, x=self.position.x, y=self.position.y) I am very confused with this one and I just hope I have explained everything clearly enough. Thank you for any help or assistance in any way.
5. ## Python Thread safe architecture

Hi, I have an online multiplayer RPG maze game which I built in NodeJS. It is quite simple. Uses socket.io. Single threaded application so I don't have to worry about race conditions such as two users attempting to take the same object at the same time. The client sends in messages, which are processed by the gameserver and alter the player/world state, query the MySQL database, and broadcasting messages to all the other players and also updating things in the MySQL database. In the last month I have been learning python and I would like to port my game to Python as I think it will be better suited. Doing some research I have found many suggest using Twisted Python so this is the route I am going to take. I wondered if anyone could give me some suggestions for a basic framework of how I would handle the problem of race conditions when moving to an environment where things are operating in parallel, especially with regard the querying and updating of the state in the MySQL. If at all possible I wondered if there are any open source implementations of an MMO architecture using Twisted Python that I could look through that dealt with these issues. Thank you for your time reading this
6. ## Learning first steps for making 4 games

I want to make some games. My question is what should my first steps be, besides learning more python and unity2d? I'm hoping I haven't asked this before. I thought my first step was conquering enough of unity and python so I can start making small games. I don't know enough python to build a text-based adventure game just yet. I haven't really started with unity 2d yet. I want to make 4 games: 1) a survival game set in a bubble in New Zealand 2) an rpg battle game about differently-shaped spaceships protecting their resources 3) a hustling game influenced by land of Illusion: starring mickey mouse graphics and hell's kitchen ds mechanics 4) an end of the world game where you play god and mutate heroes to fight the ultimate evil supervillain Other games which are major influences include: 8bitMMO, Another World, Discworld 2, Clop, Osmos, Hacker Evolution: Untold, the sims 1, close combat 1, MTGO, Limbo, Doug TenNapel games, Lemmings, Freedom Force, Gain Ground, Gynoug, Joust, Robocop Vs The Terminator, Ecco: the Dolphin, Super Meat Boy and Syphon Filter 1. Also does anyone have tips about marketing, or should I not worry until I have an early build?

8. ## Algorithm Something's wrong with my Game of Life algorithm, I just can't figure out

I've been trying different algorithms, and just yesterday I adapted one from the Graphics Programmer's Black Book (the chapter 17), and it works... but doesn't wrap around the edges like the other algorithms do. It does vertically, but not horizontally. I'm doing the wrapping by using an extra outer border of cells all around, that each gets a copy of the opposite inner border. I've been trying for hours to figure out why it isn't wrapping around but I got nowhere so far. Meanwhile I also burned out. If someone else could take a look and see if they could figure out what's wrong, I'd appreciate it a lot. A fresh pair of eyes might see better than mine. I don't know if I should paste the code right here, as it's a little long (some 200 lines), so meanwhile it's in this repo right here. It's a simple console app, works on the windows console (don't know about the linux terminal). There's two generation algorithms there for comparison, and you can easily switch using the algo variable. The SUM works fine, the BITS is the one that doesn't. Not sure what else to say. I tried commenting the code for clarity. Well, if someone has 5 minutes to spare, I'll greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance. ---------- EDIT: A specific symptom that I noticed (that I didn't think to mention earlier) is that when using the BITS algorithm (which uses bit manipulation, hence the name of the flag), the cells on the outter edges don't seem to be affected by this part of the code that kills a cell or the equivalent part to revive a cell (specifically the "[i-1]" and "[i+1]" lines, which should affect the cells to the sides of the cell being considered): # if it's alive if cellmaps[prev][j][i] & 0x01: # kill it if it doesn't have 2 or 3 neighbors if (n != 2) and (n != 3): cellmaps[curr][j][i] &= ~0x01 alive_cells -= 1 # inform neighbors this cell is dead cellmaps[curr][ j-1 ][ i-1 ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j-1 ][ i ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j-1 ][ i+1 ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j ][ i-1 ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j ][ i+1 ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j+1 ][ i-1 ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j+1 ][ i ] -= 2 cellmaps[curr][ j+1 ][ i+1 ] -= 2 The actual effect is that the leftmost and rightmost edges are always clear (actually, as depicted, the ones on the opposite side to where the actual glider is, are affected, but not the ones next to the glider). when a glider approaches the edge, for exampple, this edge should have 1 cell And the opposite side should v like this not be like this, but this V v V V | . . . . | . . . . . . . .| . . . .| | . . # . | . . # . . . . .| . . . .| | . # . . | # # . . . . . #| . . # #| | . # # . | . # # . . . . #| . . . #| | . . . . | . . . . . . . .| . . . .| | . . . . | . . . . . . . .| . . . .|
9. ## first time coding in python on ios: Guess My Number (rated M: language)

So I used python 3 for ios on my ipad to do part one of this assignment. Part One: create a guess my number game: numSpecial = 0 time = 0 guesses = 0 g = 0 i = 0 import random numSpecial= random.randint(1,9) print ("guess my nmber, biatch! between 1 and 10") while g!= numSpecial: time = time + 1 if time > 5: print ("you took too long, loser") elif g > numSpecial: print ("too high, shithead") guesses = guesses + 1 elif g < numSpecial: print ("too low, asshole") guesses = guesses + 1 elif guesses > 10: print ("I have had enough of your shit") else: print ("you found an error") g = int(input("what is your guess?")) if g == numSpecial: print ("you guessed right, you are not as stupid as I thought.") i = input () Part Two: figure out where in the program the computer recognises time and place a time limit on the game. And no it doesn't have an ending because I haven't covered ending a program in the text yet.
10. ## Python Game Tools programming

I'M interested in programming tools (For animation, UI, etc). Can anyone suggest me the resources where I can start learning or which technologies I need achive it. Thanks, Rakshit
11. ## Plan movement in wego-sports game

Hello! As my hobby, I’m working on an ice-hockey game, using Python (pygame). It will be based on wego-turns, with each turn representing 3 seconds of “realtime playback”. In other words: both users plan their skaters’ movements and actions for the upcoming 3 seconds while the game is paused, and then, when they both have confirmed their turn, the game takes their plans, calculates what happens and finally presents the outcome of the turn to the users as a 3 seconds-replay. All frames of the action are stored so that users can re-watch the action, using rewind, forward, play functions etc. As I'm almost totally new to programming, I’m worried about the planning phase. Although my code does achieve what I want, I’m worried that it is overly complicated and will give me lots of headaches later on. Therefore, I would be very thankful if someone more experienced in programming could take a look and/or lend me a hand and give me tips how to simplify and shorten it. I will post my code at the end of the post in the spoiler, but I fear that it might be so messed up that noone but me understands it. Here is what the code should do: IDEA Context: When a certain input is given while a skater is selected during the planning phase, planning mode is enabled.In planning mode, the user can set waypoints for the selected skater. The higher the speed of a skater, the narrower the allowed angle to set the next waypoint needs to be. E.g. if your skater goes at full speed, you cannot perform a 90° turn within just two waypoints. The number of waypoints that can be set for a skater in the planning phase depends on the skater’s speed. The greater the speed, the more waypoints can be set. The effect of speed needs to be tracked during the planning-phase itself, so that - for example - if a user sets acceleration-waypoints he will be able to set more waypoints in this very planning-phase. All information for movement (between waypoints) must be stored, as it needs to be retrievable in the replay-phase. If you have any ideas or hints how to come up with a code that achieves these things, please tell me, never mind how basic or in-depth! What follows below is my complicated attempt at it. MY ATTEMPT VIDEO
12. ## my 2nd program in python

tip15 = 0 tip20 = 0 price = input ("how much did your meal cost?") tip15 = int (price) * .15 tip20 = int (price) * .2 print ("A 20% tip would be ",tip20," and a 15% tip would be",tip15) input () I wrote a tipper program for an exercise. It's a simple program and it took 20mins to write including several bug fixes, where I had to go back to looking through the textbook and a few glances at my first program, before I got it running properly. I made the usual noob mistakes - since I've tackled many different languages, I had to figure out if I needed to declare variables. I also got the variable on the wrong side of the equals sign, then I forgot to include commas in my print statement for the variables. I also forgot to state that the variable was an integer. Finally, I forgot to use brackets and then incorrectly included the calculation inside the brackets. Eventually, I figured all of this out and came up with the above seemingly simple program. And it works! I'm still not using comments, but I'll fix that when I start writing longer programs.

14. ## Projectile Dominion: Ending Screen

From the album: MissileCommandChallenge2018

The ending screen from my 2018 Missile Command Challenge submission
15. ## Projectile Dominion: Title Screen

From the album: MissileCommandChallenge2018

The title screen to my 2018 Missile Command Challenge submission

17. ## 2D Random Map Generation

I want to make a random map generator in python 3, but I have no idea how to do it. Could someone recommend me a good starting point? What I want to make is a flat 2D overworld-map with roads, rivers, settlements, farmlands, forests, and plains. I don't want to model specific buildings. This is just for a game I'm making where I'd like the player to be able to travel from point to point.
18. ## Applying Impulse

I have a circle class which has the following attributes: center, radius, old position, acceleration, mass, and restitution. I then apply impulse resolution as per this link: https://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-custom-2d-physics-engine-the-basics-and-impulse-resolution--gamedev-6331. Here is the code, implementing that, along with my velocity verlet implementation (this is necessary as it explains why I change the values of the old positions of the circles near the end of the impulseScalar method): def doVerletPosition(self): diffPos = (self.center).subtract(self.oldPos) aggregatePos = diffPos.add(self.center) ATT = (self.accel).scalarMult(dt**2) e = ATT.add(aggregatePos) return e def doVerletVelocity(self): deltaD = ((self.center).subtract(self.oldPos)) return deltaD.scalarMult(1/dt) def impulseScalar(self,other): isCollision = self.collisionDetection(other) collisionNormal = isCollision[0] if(isCollision[1] == True): relativeVelocity = (other.doVerletVelocity()).subtract(self.doVerletVelocity()) normDirecVel = relativeVelocity.dotProduct(collisionNormal) restitution = -1-(min(self.restitution,other.restitution)) numerator = restitution * normDirecVel impulseScalar = numerator/(self.invMass + other.invMass) impulse = collisionNormal.scalarMult(impulseScalar) selfVel = (self.doVerletVelocity()) otherVel = other.doVerletVelocity() selfVelDiff = impulse.scalarMult(self.invMass) otherVelDiff = impulse.scalarMult(other.invMass) selfVel = selfVel.subtract(selfVelDiff) otherVel = otherVel.subtract(otherVelDiff) self.oldPos = (self.center).subtract(selfVel) other.oldPos = (other.center).subtract(otherVel) It would help if you accepted the vector methods as correct on face value, and I think that they are named well enough to allow you to figure out what they do, however I can paste them in aswell. My main problem is that when I run this, it registers that a collision has happened, yet the values position of the second circle do not change. How would I go about fixing this, as it seems that I am implementing the calculations correctly. The values of the first and second circle is: center = Vector(0,0) radius = 3 oldPos = Vector(0,0) accel = Vector(0,0) mass = 1 restitution = 0.5 center2 = Vector(0,4.2) radius2 = 1 oldPos2 = Vector(0,4.21) accel2 = Vector(0,-1) mass2 = 1 restitution2 = 0.7 What it returns is here: (it returns the position of the centers) 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1896 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.178800000000001 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.167600000000001 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1560000000000015 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.144000000000002 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.131600000000002 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.118800000000003 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1056000000000035 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.092000000000004 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.078000000000005 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.063600000000005 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.048800000000006 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.033600000000007 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.018000000000008 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.002000000000009 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9856000000000096 INTERSECTION 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9688000000000105 INTERSECTION 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9516000000000115 INTERSECTION 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9340000000000126 So when it prints INTERSECTION, surely, the stationary circle must change position, if the impulseScalar method is correct, (as it seems to be (as it follows what is said on that link). Even if I let it run for longer, the stationary circle still does not move.
19. ## Python so where do I start? well I guess I've already started?

My first goal is to build in python a text-based (next version will have graphics) adventure game scenario where a player enters a tavern, and goes on a quest. Earns money, buys weapons and gets in a fight. So I've got four ideas for games I want to build. 1. a space simulation where a mute evolving clique is tasked with colonising planets - it's also a social network. My next goal is to build a 3rd person shooter and streets of rage style framework for a action/adventure game based on my story which is about God's mightiest heroes (with mutation sandbox) versus the devil (read pinhead meets bizarro superman). I also want to build in python, a 3d isometric rpg/sim that looks like the sims 1 but thematically is more like Bully or GTA1, but plays like Hell's Kitchen DS combined with Dofus, with environments combining elements of Phantasy Star, Sonic and art photography of convenience stores, etc. I also want to build an epic adventure story in RPGMakerMV. Any advice as to what else I should build in between to get closer to my goal projects. In a few weeks I'll have my first game, I'm not really sure how to turn it into an executable file so i can share it with people who don't have python installed.

21. ## SAT not working properly

Here is my implementation of SAT, it does not work properly as the title says, in that it quite frequently registers a collision when there is not one, can you check and see if there is anything blatantly wrong with the code? Thanks. I have my own custom vector class, and poly class. normals = self.normals isCollision = [] MTVs = [] for i in other.normals: normals.append(i) for j in normals: selfProj = [] otherProj = [] for k in self.vertices: selfProj.append(j * k) for l in other.vertices: otherProj.append(j * l) minS = min(selfProj) maxS = max(selfProj) minO = min(otherProj) maxO = max(otherProj) if (minS > maxO or minO > maxS): """No collision on THIS axis""" isCollision.append(False) else: isCollision.append(True) MTVmag = min(maxO - minS, maxS - minO) MTV = j * MTVmag MTVs.append(MTV) if (all(x == True for x in isCollision)): vectorMags = [] for m in MTVs: vectorMags.append(m.magSquared) actMTV = MTVs[vectorMags.index(min(vectorMags))] """Finds the MTV with the smallest magnitude""" indexOfNorm = MTVs.index(actMTV) CN = normals[indexOfNorm] """CN = Collision Normal RETURN [CN, 0] for now, the 0 is a placeholder for the collision point""" if(actMTV.y >= 0 and other.pos.y > self.pos.y): self.translate(actMTV * -0.4) other.translate(actMTV * 0.4) return [CN, 0] elif (actMTV.y >= 0 and other.pos.y < self.pos.y): self.translate(actMTV * 0.4) other.translate(actMTV * -0.4) return [CN, 0] elif(actMTV.y <= 0 and other.pos.y > self.pos.y): self.translate(actMTV * 0.4) other.translate(actMTV * -0.4) return [CN, 0] elif (actMTV.y <= 0 and other.pos.y < self.pos.y): self.translate(actMTV * -0.4) other.translate(actMTV * 0.4) return [CN, 0]
22. ## an early coding exercise 1

carPrice = input ("what is the base price of the car?") tax = int (carPrice) * .125 insurance = 250 totalcarPrice = int (carPrice) + int (insurance) + int (tax) print ("total cost of your car including: insurance $",insurance,",") print ("and tax:$",tax," comes to $",totalcarPrice) input () This is a program that figures out all your extra costs, when buying a car. The only mistake I still need to figure out, is what the escape clause is for avoiding having a space at the end of a statement inside a print function. It works fine, the user enters the base cost for the car. Program calculates the tax and adds a previously decided insurance cost. Then the program provides the user with both the individual costs, and the total all-inclusive price of the car. EDIT: After some research not in-book, it turns out that you can avoid the white spaces in between statements by using the function sep = "", which should be treated as a variable - so not inside the quotation marks of the print function, rather, naked inside the brackets. So the final program now looks like this: carPrice = input ("what is the base price of the car?") tax = int (carPrice) * .125 insurance = 250 totalcarPrice = int (carPrice) + int (insurance) + int (tax) print ("total cost of your car including: insurance$",insurance,",", sep = "") print ("and tax: $",tax," comes to$",totalcarPrice, sep = "") input ()
23. ## How should I go about blocking input to wait for an animation to finish

Lets say I have a character with a shooting animation that plays every time I hit the space key. I need to block input to assure that the animation finishes before another action is taken. What is a common approach to doing this? Right now, I'm using a variable that is a set to the total number of seconds the animation is. When the variable is zero player input is allowed again. Is there a better way? I'm using Python and Pygame for a 2D game.
24. ## 3D Help! How to make "Fog of War"

Hi, how are you, people who love programming, here I am again after a very long time, I returned to Blender again with my project that I had left aside for personal study, work, etc. This time I want to resort to the help of Python programming experts and GLSL in Blender Game Engine. The first question is? How to make FOG OF WAR in GLSL and Python to a RTS GAME. I am developing an RTS game in UPBGE or BGE. Only I want make a Fog of War System like the game Age of Empires. Do you remember? jajaja Ok Brothers. Everything you konw please help me. I'll be very greatful I will leave pictures of the game I am developing. Regards guys!! https://ibb.co/dyQBPv
25. ## Looking for a project

Hello! I am currently a student at Aberystwyth University between my 2nd and 3rd years of my BSc in Computer Science. I am currently on an internship year where I am working at Google in London. I've always had an interest in game development and it's something I would very much like to go into once I graduate. I am most proficient in Java and Python, but am also currently learning C++ and Go. I can also do JavaScript and SQL and have experience in using SVN and Git for version control. In terms of game dev experience I have little other than a group project worth 75% of a module for my second year at university where I achieved the highest classification. For the engines I am familiar with I am learning Unity with a view as to learn Unreal at some point in the near future when I feel I have become very competent with Unity. Other than my programming skills I am also able to perform QA and basic business operations for products. I would also consider myself approachable and easy to talk with. I am looking for any kinds of projects currently just to get some experience in game development and am willing to answer any questions that you might have relating to myself or my skills. Thanks in advance, Liam