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Change game from portrait to landscape dynamically

I have multiple classes that implement Screen. I want to, say, have the Main Menu screen portrait, then the Play Screen landscape. Is there anyway of changing the orientation dynamically? I thought ...
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How should I implement a Game Over menu in Android?

By Game Over menu, I mean a menu displayed when you die, with an option to play again. I have two approaches in mind: Use OpenGL Have some button textures ready. When the character dies, draw ...
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How do I make a background fill the whole screen in Libgdx?

I'm using this code to set a 800x420 image to be full screen: public void show() { float w = Gdx.graphics.getWidth(); float h = Gdx.graphics.getHeight(); camera = new ...
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Poor performance in android when running APK, runs fine in browser

I have created a small game project in HTML5 using Phaser engine (tried both 1.1.5 and 1.1.6). Then to port it to mobile platform, used Phonegap/Cordova for Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS. In my ...
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Andengine Rotate Wheel with fast acceleration

I have a Wheel sprite and i am rotating it using Physics RevoluteJointDef. Its rotating. But problem is how i can make wheel to start moving fast. It took the speed after sometime like real. // ...
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glsl fragment shader work diffrently on different devices

i'm making a 2d android game where i have a mechanics that allow the player to move the camera away from the main character, and to not allow him to explore the hole world, a have create a Fog shader, ...
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Circular dependency when creating entities

I have the following problem: I have a a class called Stage, that keeps an list of entities, which it iterates over every update loop, and updates them. One of these entities might be a weapon (PEW ...
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Spin wheel with gesture in Andengine

I want to implement Fortune wheel in Andengine. The wheel would start spinning based on the speed of a finger fling. Then it would stop slowly like real Fortune wheel. What I am able to do now is to ...
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How can I create delays for sprite animations that work correctly when the application is killed and restored?

Please see my original question here: How should I use system time to compute delay times without stutters? In summary, I am attempting to to introduce a delay (say of 5 seconds or so) before a ...
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Using Parcelable in Android to save an object to a Bundle

I'm attempting to ascertain the best method of saving the state of everything in my game for those cases when the app is sent to the background, so, for instance.... • User has pressed the 'Home' key ...
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Async Task for splash screen in OpenGL project

I'm confused over the application of an asyncTask for a simple Android splashscreen. I'm talking specifically about within an OpenGL game. Because of the nature of OpenGL, 2 things spring to mind ...
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How to reduce a rectangle without problems?

I'm developing an asteroids' game and I'm needing to reduce the rectangle of the spacecraft because when I use the method intersect() of Rect class to detect a collision with an asteroid they are far. ...
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Should I use a engine when building a snake game? [closed]

I'm new to game development, and want to build a snake game for Android (Maybe also iOS). I've made several apps for Android and have a pretty good experience with Java. The question is, do I need to ...
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LibGDX Android version

I am trying to use the LibGDX UI Project creator to create LibGDX projects, but it doesn't allow me to choose the Andorid version for the project. This is a problem for some android features. For ...
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Viewport Pixels trouble - Intel XDK

I'm creating a game in Intel XDK, and using their API to get the viewport width and height. These are coming back at 1122 pixels and 746 pixels, respectively. When adding my text at 150 pixels down ...
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How should I start with Android development? I am basically a PHP HTML JAVASCRIPT developer [closed]

I am a PHP developer wanting to learn Android game programming. I tried java with ADT and android SDK, but I found Java confusing because of its complex Object-Oriented structure. I've heard we can ...
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How do I implement swipe-to-throw in Andengine?

I have a ball sprite and I apply physics to it when the user swipes on it. I'd like the ball to start moving in the direction of the swipe, similarly to how Paper Toss works. How can I do this?
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How can I know when a scene is fully-created in Andengine?

I am using a scene manager like this. How can I know if a scene is fully created and visible on the screen, as it seems that the GameScene listens for touch events while the loading scene is still ...
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Making a sprite jump at a particular angle android

I am making a game in android Java, and I am kind of new in game programming. Please help me out. I have a sprite that is moving horizontally across the screen. I want him to jump when the use ...
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What's the best way to time a character AI movement on android/java?

I'm creating an android game and I'm trying to figure out the best way to time a character position change, something like this: public void move() { //this.posX += 5; this.posY += 5; if ...
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Make bitmap moviment on android canvas using timer or handler/Runnable/postDelayed

Im trying to to move enemies on a android canvas, i have to update its x and y position every x time (run enemy.move() every x time). I got 2 problems: Currently im implementing my canvas redraw ...
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What image format supports transparency in Android?

I want to show an apple on screen but the image has a white background and it doesn't blend with the background of a tree. Is there any image format in which only the red apple is displayed?
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Trying to use Sprite Batching with GL_COLOR_ARRAY in OpenGl ES 1.0/1.1

I'm trying to create a sprite batcher that uses GL10.GL_COLOR_ARRAY using OpenGl ES 1.0/1.1 on Android. I found two different sources that seem like they would work, they both have statements that ...
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How can I delete an enemy's bitmap from a canvas?

I'm learning to create an Android shooter game where I'll have multiple enemies. I must control the position on the screen and be able to delete each of then (via, for example, a die() function). ...
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LibGdx Android Phone Resolution problem

I am using the LibGdx framework and have an issue. Currently, I am creating a game in a resolution of 480 x 320 and using 'GL20' to remove the restriction of that dreaded 'power of two' error. It ...
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How do I create a horizontally centered “gravity line”?

Here's my ideal scenario: A game object (in blue) can change its horizontal velocity, but it will be pulled back by gravity (dotted gray arrows) toward a central vertical line (in red). How can I ...
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Can I programmatically generate textures in java?

Is it possible to programmatically generate textures in Java, textures that could then be used to cover in game objects?
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Recommended way to handle sprite assets for different screen densities (Android)

I am currently working on a 2D game for Android. All of the images that I render were created as SVG's and then exported to PNG's which I have placed in my assets directory. These images are also all ...
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Memory Management on Physic Body Frames in Unity

Compared from the Android programming with the help of LibGDX and Eclipse programming software in making 2D physics based game from this previous question, what if I'm throwing lots of game objects ...
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“Quad” background showing on OpenGl ES 1.0/1.1 Sprites

I modeled my sprite drawing on Grid.java and GLSprite.java from SpriteMethodTest, using 2D OpenGl ES 1.0/1.1 on Android, but the "quad" sprite background shows when two sprites overlap each other. ...
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How to manage screen and input when using libSDL2 for both desktop and Android?

I have worked on libSDL1.2. Since, the release of 2.0, SDL also supports android. So, I am trying to develop game that can work both on desktop and android. But there are few things that are confusing ...
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How do I “reset” the color in OpenGl ES 1.0/1.1?

In my 2D game I use glColor4f() to set the color and draw my screen border rectangles but when I try to start drawing my game objects, made up of a texture on a rectangular "quad", using ...
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How do I create a World Healing Wave effect?

I want to change my dark and depressing background to a happy grassy background, in real-time, such that the happy background is shown in a radius around a game character. A forcefield of happiness, ...
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Consequences of running a Unity APK on Intel processor driven Android devices?

As more Android device manufacturers will be implementing Intel processors in the future, this question might be interesting for everyone who wants their Unity games to run on these devices. I ...
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LibGDX polygon caching

I am developing an Android game using LibGDX and I have big world map made of polygons. I use PolygonSprite and PolygonSpriteBatch, when I render map, I get 30-35fps and it feels laggy. I wonder if ...
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Game states vs calling new activities

I am trying to decide what the best method is to call "level complete-screen" and "game over-screen" in my real-time android 2d game. Currently I am using game-states and only updating my game when ...
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How to swap the position of two sprites? [closed]

I'm making a game like Candy Crush with Cocos2D in Android. I've made the sprites but I want to swap to sprites by touch . How to swap the position of two sprites?
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How do I show a Quit button on Desktop but don't show it on Android with libgdx?

So I would like to display a Quit button on the Desktop main menu screen, but I wouldn't want to have it on Android too. What is the correct approach to achieve this? Do I have to check the ...
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Textures quality issues with Libgdx

I have drawn several vector objets and characters ( in Adobe Illustrator ) for my game on Android. They are all scalable at any size without any quality losses ( of course it's vector ^^ ). I have ...
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Use large image individually, or in TextureAtlas?

Does it make any sense to include a large image (with dimensions of say 1920x1080) in a TextureAtlas and then use it with libgdx for example? Or should I rather use it individually and include the ...
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How many leaderboards can I have in Android via Google Play?

Question is simple. I have one game with multiple levels(say around 90) distributed amongts different amongst different worlds. Am I reading this right and it means I can only have 70 individual ...
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Android local multiplayer

I am working on a FPS game for Android and I want to make a support for local multiplayer with no additional devices or server required. One of the player's devices would serve as a server, getting ...
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AndEngine - Smooth scaling on a sprite

I'm trying to implement a pinch zoom on a sprite. I would like to get an effect like the SmoothCamera, but on a single sprite. I've managed to pinch zoom on the sprite by changing its scale, but the ...
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PolygonRegion creating anr

I'm try create mask for cut texture. User moving finger on the screen and when he will up finger mask will created. My problem in, after user has long time moved on screen and up finger, mask start ...
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Using System Time to compute delay times that correctly deal with app pauses?

In my Android app I have the requirement to introduce small (for slowing down animation) and larger delays (for the purpose of delaying the appearance of a character for example). I've experimented ...
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DigitalOnScreenControl not showing on screen using AndEngine Anchor Center

i'm following tutorials and i wanted to add a knob controller on the screen, but it's not showing up, can you help me please? This is the createControls() method in GameScene: private void ...
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libgdx game process dies on loading texture atlases

I try to load a lot of texture atlases (10) with approximately 5 (~2048x~2048)(not using PoT) .pngs each. I'm using AssetManager and there is no trouble with it on my pc but when I try it on my tablet ...
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translating canvas for rotating sprites that shoot

I am trying to align bullets to my different sprites guns (top down 2D for android). Right now Im using this method to draw my bullets: public void draw(Canvas canvas){ update(); ...
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How to rotate just the object being touched in Unity?

For my first steps in Unity I am just trying to rotate some squares when I touch them. using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class testskript2 : MonoBehaviour { // Use this for ...
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Drawing UI using density pixels

I have a question about proper ways to draw UI, since I've learned what I know from the internet and by experimenting I often dont code the "proper" way, instead I do it my own way, not knowing if it ...