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Is My Online Pool Game Realistic?

Is My Online Pool Game Realistic?

Hi billiard and pool fans!

I'm a programmer and I am staring my new pool game online. Here is the engine I did so far:


Now I would like to know is this simulation realistic, the ball-ball and ball-side collision seem not to be so precise.

Please just look at the collision reactions, are the realistic or are the angles a bit off?

Is My Online Pool Game Realistic?

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  1. mirzahatMitch Alsup on 12/14/2010 2:00:26 PM

    No the angles are not quite correct. I really think the problem is not doing the physical calculation with respect to side-spin at the moment of impact. This is commonly known as throw. To do this you have to consider the friction of the balls and spin-inertia transfer durring contact. Later on, you will find that you ahve to consider the spin-inertia of the forward/backspin at the moment of contact, also.

    Secondly, pool is a game of precision and delicasy. If you cannot control the CB speed, the game will never feel realistic. You need to DRAMATICALLY slow down the cue speed, and give us control over that speed.

    Finally, the balls bounce off the rails unrealistically. The harder one hits the rail, the shallower the angle of "reflection". In addition, if one hits the rail with side-spin the angle changes, but if one hits the rail with follow or draw, the inertial effects will cause the ball to arc from the reflected path as spin-inertia is converted into angular direction change.

    Finally, overall, the presentation speed is overly fast.

  2. mirzahatmirzahat on 1/20/2011 11:49:02 AM

    I have finally released the finished billiards/pool game as a Facebook pool app.

    I would like to showcase the new pool app, so you can have a look at it here:


    I hope you enjoy the "Quick Pool" Facebook app!

  3. mirzahatstratician on 5/26/2019 11:22:30 AM

    You should try my app:


    ...or you can find it from my website


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Is My Online Pool Game Realistic?

  • Title: Is My Online Pool Game Realistic?
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  • Published: 12/14/2010 12:48:57 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/19/2019 2:35:59 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)