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Problem rendering simple OBJ model using assimp in android app

I am trying to load an OBJ model (http://pastebin.com/usGFkf4e) into an Android app using Assimp 3.1.1 Assimp model loaded like this : bool CGameObject::LoadModelFromFile(AAssetManager *amgr, ...
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How do I handle game lag due to background apps

I'm developing a game using libgdx and have noticed on several occasions that other background apps running can cause lag in my game - especially when those apps are being updated in the background. ...
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Use other IDE then Eclipse on OSX for game dev with Cocos2dx for Android [on hold]

I've started with cocos2dx 3 days ago and already having a massive pain in my "back" with this support of C++ that eclipse provide me. It support it a little bit more then notepad++, and after years ...
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Convert trianlge mesh to group of Line segments

I have a 3D .OBJ model file, that is loaded in my OpenGL ES 2 android application using Assimp library. All the faces are triangulated. I want to draw the wireframe for my mesh. In OpenGL we have ...
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Destroying fixtures in Box2D/AndEngine

In my game I need to break of parts of a body when the body crashes into something too violently. Currently I do that by by getting all the normal impulses of the ContactImpulse and if the max value ...
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How to pass a turn to AI and draw its move in a game?

I am writing a simple game for 2 players, where they have to make turns after each other (select a few objects to remove from the screen) and press "End turn" at the end to pass the turn to another ...
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What is the speed difference between cross platform HTML5 games and native mobile games? [closed]

Microsoft is advertising and promoting cross platform HTML5 game development. I am thinking of creating a simple 2D side scroller game and I am trying to decide what engine should I use for creating ...
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Can Google Play Games Services (GPG) be used in games not running on Android or iOS?

Can Google Play Games Services (GPG) be used for games not running on Android or iOS? For instance, can GPG be used for using real-time game state communication between players on platforms like ...
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Calling an android method from Unity3D with a JAR plugin

I am developing a game with Unity only for Android platform and I am requiring to share content of my game through an intent so I have implemented a JAR plugin according to several tutorials with this ...
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Cocos2dx - Trail

I'd like to implement a trail (like the white circles in Angry Birds) that chase my Sprite. I already used CCMotionStreak, but the trail texture is "stretched" instead. Anyone has an idea how to make ...
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Apply android.graphics.Matrix transformation to an Open GL ES shader

I am currently using a 4x4 matrix to convert from "pixel" coordinates to OpenGL ones, my scene is full screen so my screen matrix looks like this: 2f / width, 0f, 0f, 0f, 0f, -2f / height, 0f, 0f, ...
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No sound in android using Phaser [closed]

I have developed a simple game using Phaser. It's work perfect on ios webkit, but on android there is no sound. What causes this problem on one platform but not the other? We are using this code to ...
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Google turn based multiplayer automatch criteria

I've set up a multiplayer game using Google's turn-based API. I now want to put some qualifiers on auto-matching and am racking my brain on how to solve this issue... I'm using GetVariant() to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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OpenGL Textures have distorted colors on some android devices

I am uploading loading images as textures to GLSurfaceView. The resulting textures look perfectly fine on some devices, on others the appear completely distorted. This is what it looks like on a ...
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Opengl ES 2.0: Is there a way to use less resources to draw in-game background texture

1.Should my in-game background be drawn with my game loop renderer, or if 2.I don't want to draw my background image every frame in my main renderer since it could possibly be a heavy job while the ...
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When to scale bitmaps in android game

I've just started developing my first game with android using SurfaceView. I scale my bitmaps to support different screen sizes. But I don't know it's better to do the scaling when loading the bitmaps ...
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Cannot draw around the screen after zooming out with LibGDX projection coordinate

I've just started developing game in android using LibGDX. I've follow some samples and now my simple game can draw path when user move their finger around the screen. now problems appear when i add ...
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setRotation in touchDrag

I have a problem, have Actors that represent game pieces. What I'm trying to do is make it so the player can click-and-drag the tile to move it around one fixed position in the screen and rotate. I ...
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Swiching screen at collision LIBGDX

I am programming with LIBGDX and I am working with a piece of code. What I want to happen is that when the BUCKET collides with a DROP the game switches screens back to the menuScreen. I have tried ...
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What units is Box2d-AndEngine's velocity measured in?

I'm developing a game on AndEngine (with Box2d) and on iOS Sprite Kit simultaneously. I want the game's physics to be identical on both platforms. Sprite Kit uses Box2d internally for physics ...
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How to check in single event if two objects are clicked at the same time in libGDX?

I am newbie to libGDX and I have written two functions for touchdown, LockerKeyHalfImage.addListener(new InputListener() { public boolean touchDown (InputEvent event, float x, float y, ...
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Rendering tilemaps at a specific position libgdx

I'm making an endless side scroller game like gravity guy with libgdx. To test this I'm just creating two tiled maps with the same .tmx file to render then one after another, like: ...