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Prebuilt SDL and dependencies for Android? [closed]

I've spent two days trying to build a Hello World project with SDL2 on Android, and I'm now extremely frustrated. I've followed several guides and tutorials and there's always some header missing ...
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How do I clip an image in OpenGL ES on Android?

My game involves "wiping off" an image by touch: After moving a finger over it, it looks like this: At the moment, I'm implementing it with Canvas, like this: 9Paint pTouch; 9int X = ...
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Deploying MonoGame on Android

I've developed a game using MonoGame for Android (with Xamarin). When deploying to my Android device (via the Xamarin Studio IDE) it installs 3 apps - Monogame-Android-8-support, ...
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get View from LibGDX for Android

I am making a LibGDX app, and I need to get the view to put to an Android app. Here is the code to get the view: package jangkoo.game.shadowfiend.android; import ...
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Why does Corona SDK not build a .apk file?

I'm trying to put a game I created in Corona SDK on my Galaxy S5. I go to the Corona Simulator, click Build for Android.. Then I fill out the information, and then I hit build. The problem is, it's ...
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2D map/plane with nodes overlayed that supports panning, scaling and clicking on nodes

I'm trying my hand at Android development and seem to be running into an invisible ceiling in trying to get what I want accomplished. Basically I'm trying to create an app that renders a 2D surface ...
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LibGDX Box2D TileGame Efficiency

I am trying to implement Box2D into my top down tile game in LibGDX. Each world consists of a set of chunks, and each chunk is 16 tiles wide/long. The maximum/minimum chunks loaded at one time is 9 (a ...
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Is there a way to retain a service on android even after the game is uninstalled ..? [closed]

I am designing a game which has a service to send user stats to a server ... I want that service to stay and work on the device even when the user uninstalls the game .
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How to specify colour in a single 32 bit value

I'm writing my first game using OpenGL 2 ES (for Android), and I've currently got a particle engine and some player sprites running successfully. I'm using 4 floats for the colour of each particle ...
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Saving an interface instance into a Bundle

All I've have an interface that allows me to switch between different scenes in my Android game. When the home key is pressed, I am saving all of my states (score, sprite positions etc) into a ...
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Why is mesh baking causing huge performance spikes?

A couple of seconds into the gameplay on my Android device, I see huge performance spikes caused by "Mesh.Bake Scaled Mesh PhysX CollisionData" In my game, a whole level is a parent object containing ...
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Road parallax background

I am a beginner in game development. I want to create a parallax background that merges at the front and expands at the bottom. I'm sure there is a way to do this, but I'm missing something. My ...
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Yet another libGDX resolution independance question

I am developping a Android smartphone game in LibGDX, and I am encountering issues about resolution managing. Most notably, I have no clue how to handle that in LibGDX. For now, I am developping ...
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Cocos2D texture distorted on android devices

The textuers are distorted (randomly) on some devices (randomly again). The game is working on IOS without problem. Checked adb logcat and I got some errors. Searched the errors but not found any ...
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Alert Dialog Box font color in AndEngine [closed]

I am developing an app using AndEngine and I am using my own custom theme to use white background theme. My styles.xml file looks like this: <resources> <color ...
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Reversed OpenGL ES 2.0 Rotation Code (Android)

My rotation code seems to be 'reversed' - I'll explain further... In all the tutorials / examples I've seen online, there is something like this: public void rotate(float centerX, float centerY, ...
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LibgGDX drawing two seperate Textures in FrameBuffer

So I am trying to combine multiple TextureRegions in to one by using a FrameBuffer. This works extremely well when the TextureRegions originate from the same Texture object/file but as soon as I try ...
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Programatically find out which app store install came from?

Background In my app, I have a 'rate me' button. It follows the usual path - user clicks in, it starts an intent and opens the app's listing on the Play Store. All well and good. Now I wish to try ...
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Android game programming seperate game logic thread from drawing thread

Ok so I want to know what is a proper way to create a multi threaded game. What I have tried is implement a wait and notify between the game logic thread and the drawing thread, but I believe this is ...
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Trying to develop a game with android for cracking glasses in different dimensions

I am trying to develop a game in android where I will have to punch a hole to get through the glass but not shatter the glass completely. The glass will show up in different forms of polygons and ...
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How does interpolation actually work to smooth out an object's movement?

I've asked a few similar questions over the past 8 months or so with no real joy, so I am going make the question more general. I have an Android game which is OpenGL ES 2.0. within it I have the ...
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geometry shader shim for opengl es 2.0

I just have a few months of OpenGL experience, just starting to get the hang of it. I find geometry/vertex/fragment shaders to be very powerful. You have a few parameters that translates into a ...
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Interpolation using a sprite's previous frame and current frame

Overview I'm currently using a method which has been pointed out to me is extrapolation rather than interolation. As a result, I'm also now looking into the possibility of using another method which ...
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Desaturate texture using mask in OpenGL 2

I have a very large texture i am using as background and i want to apply a filter to a small part of it, the "small part" is defined by the alpha layer of another texture i have (which is still ...
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How do I move my character using accelometer (android)?

I created a class for accelerometer, and there are no errors, my game does not crash when I run it, but my character does not move when I tilt my phone. I have been trying to figure out how to use the ...
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Tiles touching all of same color check

I'm currently having a problem that has stopped my productivity for quite a while. I need to check if all tiles of a color is touching each other for each color like this: I have all my code for ...
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Adding touch/click event to a bitmap in android

In my android game, there is a surfaceview which has 36 bitmaps drawn on it. I want to change the bitmaps when they are touched. Is there a way implement touch or click event to the bitmaps ? Adding ...
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Run Love2D on iphone and android

I have a game developed in lua using love 2d, and now i want to run it in ios/android. Is there any porting or way available to do that. Thanks.
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How to pause animation when leaderboard is displayed?

I've notived in some games from the Play Store that when you access the Play Games Leaderboard, the game itself is still visible in the background (as if the leaderboard activity is 'transparent') and ...
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What needs to be done to port a Windows Flash game to Android?

My team has developed a game using Flash (with Lua embeded) that targets Windows. And we want to port that game to Android (also iOS in the future). It's acceptable to rewrite the Flash part of ...
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Animations / OpenGL (ES 2) in game menu

(I am specifically asking for Android) If you look at Angry Birds (and in fact many other games), you can already see a lot of animations & effects going in the main menu and in other places even ...
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Unity Animator State Freezing

I am really new with Unity, I am making a game, but I am having some problems with the animators, my problem is that I am trying to add some animations to my menu, and also add new characters to my ...
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Move Particle to touch position on android

I am attempting to make a Particle start moving to the position of my finger on the touch of the screen. I have been using this as the basis so far: public void update() { deltaX *= .9; ...
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'Resetting' Google Play Games Services so app forgets it previously connected (so it shows confirmation screen again)

When I first integrated Google Play Games Services into my app, it came up with a 'confirmation screen', something like: App Name wants to connect to Google Play Game Services I don't recall the ...
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How do I check user's unlocked achievement and leaderboard scores via GPG plugin

I need to load user's achievement and their scores from leaderboard in my game. But the Social.LoadScore() and Social.LoadAchievements() both returns a 0 size array in callback. When I checked the ...
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Human vs human android chess game design [closed]

First of all I am total amateur in game development and sorry for my poor English. I want to make android human vs human chess game. So I am wondering how to design it? scenario 1: User connect to ...
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LibGDX: Why look BitmapFont pixelated on a scene2d.ui.Dialog?

When I use BitmapFonts directly on the stage table, the fonts looks normal (not pixelated). But when I use the same BitmapFont with the same size on a scene2d.ui.Dialog, the font looks pixelated. ...
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Problem to match font size to the screen resolution in libgdx

I'm having problems to show text on my game at same size on different screens, and I did a simple test. This test consists to show a text fitting at the screen, I want the text has the same size ...
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LibGDX . draw multiline text

I am trying to write a big text using BitmapFont in libGDX . But it shows on one line and the user can see only the first part of the text . How can I make that bitmapFont made new line automatically ...
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How to implement a game launch counter in LibGDX

I'm writing a game using LibGDX in which I want to save the number of launches of a game in a text file. So, In the create() of my starter class, I have the following code ..but it's not working ...
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How to make an Actor follow my finger

I'm back with another question that may be really simple. I've a texture drawn on my spritebatch and I'm making it move up or down (y-axis only) with Libgdx's Input Handler: touchDown and touchUp. ...
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How to increase the acceleration of an object on the Y axis? [duplicate]

So far I am able to make the character fall at a constant rate but I am unsure how to make the character accelerate while falling. When the character is falling I have a line of code as such: ...
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Manage Admob Between Classes [closed]

I have a problem with ads because i want to disable the banner of ads in the game activity. I tried to use this guide https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Admob-in-libgdx#control but application ...
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set TouchEvent to every particle in SpriteParticleSystem in andEngine livewallpaper

All I have working on andEngine Live wallpaper and I have use SpriteParticleSystem. I want to add touch event to every Sprite of SpriteParticleSystem and remove that sprite from scene. I have use ...
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Wake locks in Android multiplayer games

I'm porting an FPS game to Android, and I have a question about the use of wake locks. Should the client acquire a wake lock when it connects to a server to keep frames running at a proper rate when ...
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How can i export unity games to android?

I'm using unity 4.0. I want to build games for android. When I click build it opens a select folder dialog box and wants an apk name. But after pressing select it does nothing. Simply the dialog box ...
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Simulating Smartphones on PC with Unity

I want to make a game that depends on the phone orientation (changing shoot direction with tilt), however I need to test this on PC. So is there any tool I can use to simulate the orientation of the ...
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Examples of Android Joystick Controls? [closed]

I can't seem to find any well executed code examples for Android joystick controls. Whatever it may be, algorithms, pseudo code, actual code examples, strategies, or anything to assist with the ...
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Problem converting FBX file into XNB

I create a Monogame Content Project to convert assets into XNB. For FBX file without texture there is no problem: the file is correctly converted and when I load XNB into my project everything is ok. ...
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How to pass an interface to Java from Unity code?

First, let me say that this is my first experience with Unity, so the answer may be right under my nose. I've also posted this question on Unity's answers site, but plugin questions don't seem to be ...