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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: ...
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Transitive dependencies show up in desktop but not android project

I created a generic library (PB) which I'm referencing in my core project (mega-whack). Here's what the dependencies look like (simplified build.gradle): project(":pb") { dependencies { compile ...
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OpenGL ES 1.0 Create a Trapezoidal perspective scaling on a texture while using Ortho

I am using an Ortho projection to do most of my stuff and i am happy with it since i basically do everything on the same plane, now however i need to create a simple "flip card" effect on an object ...
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Making Player Jump

I have been editing a piece of code and I have already implemented gravity so I would like to know how i could make the player jump when the screen is touched. I would like the player bucket to jump. ...
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Make LibGDX game responsive to different phone screen sizes? [duplicate]

I've been experimenting with small games to learn design concepts, LibGDX, and Box2D. I am wondering how you would implement "responsiveness," so to say. For example, this is the rendering part of my ...
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(Corona SDK) sounds and buttons show up in simulator, not in an Android device

I'm a noob in android game development, started with corona sdk and outlaw. My project runs just fine with the corona simulator on my win8, however, when building it to my android device (galaxy s3) ...
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Send Message: Object Not Found

I am trying to call a method within a Unity app from an Android activity by using UnityPlayer.UnitySendMessage. I am getting the error "SendMessage: (ObjectName) not found!". I've confirmed the ...
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Gradually reduce speed

Basically I am working on following application of android version Party Games: Drinking Wheel For this I want to rotate wheel and want to stop wheel at specific point. But I want this with gradually ...
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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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Concerns about Google Play Games security

I want to develop a Android game using LibGDX. Let's take a classic example ; some player can battle another one in turn based matches. The outcome of match defines the reward in some ingame currency. ...
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How do I make an XML-specified animation show completely?

I want to add animation to my game board when updating tile positions. I can start an animation at the right point, but there's a catch: When the translate animation starts, it seems like the ...
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How to execute a piece of code for X seconds in Andengine?

I need to execute some code in my game for 5 seconds using the Andengine framework. So far, I've tried with the onTimePassed update handler: scene.registerUpdateHandler(new TimerHandler(5f, true,new ...
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How to detect when two bitmaps intersect in Android [closed]

I made two bitmaps based off of two ImageViews using this code: playerimage.buildDrawingCache(); Bitmap bplay1 = playerimage.getDrawingCache(); brickimg.buildDrawingCache(); Bitmap bbrick1 = ...
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Do I need to copyright my game before releasing it on the Android Play store?

I am developing a game on Android and I was wondering if I have to copyright it before putting it on the store (so no one can steal the idea)?
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How to put a rectangle around an ImageView in Android

I'm trying to make a rectangle have the same x, y, height and width values as an ImageView for collision detection purposes. Is there a way to do this?
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Word game - board implementation?

I'm working on a boggle type game for android, using libgdx. The user is presented with a 4x4 grid of letters and must find words by dragging their finger over the letters. Unlike boggle I want used ...
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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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Android Game Slows Down

I had been developing a Maze Game which is dragging a bitmap down on the maze going on the finish line. on first my game response quickly on my onTouch and dragging and after couples of adding toast ...
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Move an object up while touch is active

I'm trying to move an object towards the top of the screen while the touch is active. This is my current code. When I am touching the screen, the object I'm trying to move just keeps it's place (and ...
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Different kinds of collision detection in Android

Are there any other ways to detect collision between two objects besides the bounding rectangle method and downloading another class to put into Android?
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Barycentric vertex coordinates in GLES 2.0

I have a certain set of polygons, which are stored in a vertex buffer and an index buffer. The polygons are textureless and normalless. The polygons are dynamic, their buffers get constantly emptied ...
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How to make something happen when an image reaches a certain point on the screen in Android

I have an ImageView that moves across the screen, and I want it to trigger something that happens when it reaches a certain point on the screen. This is the code I used to make the image move: int ...
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Google Play Game Services - Handling messages via p2p, host or no host?

I am developing a real time multiplayer game using Google Play Game Services. The underlying networking is done via P2P. Everything I read says I should still have a game host that sends out all the ...
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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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Making a Collision Detection for ImageViews

I'm trying to make a collision detection system for two ImageViews, but I can't seem to figure it out. I've tried doing several things from StackOverflow and other places, but they don't work. One ...
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Optimizing Draw calls in MonoGame Android platformer

I am working on a 2D platformer that is in the final stages of optimization. I have a few different devices for testing, and I am trying to get the best possible framerate on the weaker ones. On a ...
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Java Buffers and OpenGL ES 2.0 (Android)

I've been trying to come up with a good solution for preloading textures asynchronously, but in Android with OpenGL ES you cannot create a texture out of context. Would the proper solution be to load ...
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Is there any advantage in using sprite sheets in Cocos2d-X menus?

I am developing a game using Cocos2d-X 2.3 and Marmalade SDK 7.3.1 and I was wondering if there is difference between loading the icon images that will be used in my menu buttons from a sprite sheet ...
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Puzzle Game on Android using canvas with matrix

I'm making a slide puzzle game on android. I have handled the gestures and tranaslate the matrix that holds the pieces succesfullly, and I have made the logic when the pieces get on the border of the ...
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Is it possible to a create an Android game that uses the built in keyboard?

I know the keyboard is probably built into the Android OS and I have a simple game idea, sort of like a word game, but is it possible to create a game that uses this in the game itself?
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The sprite will not move in libGDX

When I ran the android application, The sprite image will not move when I press the input keys. I followed a tutorial based on input keys and wish to know what's wrong. Can anyone see what's wrong? ...
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Rotate object with accelerometer?

I'm making a game where you control a platform with balls falling ontop of it, and you have to balance the balls and prevent them from falling off. I'm currently using a mouse to control it with this ...
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Unity Android Unable to convert classes into dex format AdMob

I'm a beginner Unity programmer (school-age), so I don't know that much about the system. On its own my app compiles fine, but when I implement the AdMob SDK (Google) 2.1, I have the following error ...
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Android - OpenGL ES 2 - Cube with different texture in each side

I need to create a 3d cube, with a different texture on each side. Here is my cube class, which my other classes extend: import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.nio.ByteOrder; import ...
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How to change the Android NDK jni calls dynamically?

Some people are using NativeActivity for working with Android projects exclusively in C++, but this also carries some disadvantages, so I, like many others, decided that I'd use instead a Java glue ...
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Why are my Box2D wheels slipping on ground?

I have a car, set up in Box2D as a rectangle connected with two wheels using WheelJoints: The wheels are defined as follows: FixtureDef wheelFixtureDef = new FixtureDef(); ...
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If filled polygon cannot be drawn via libgdx ShapeRenderer , then what is the work around?

I know most of you would suggest me to draw a filled polygon by using combination of triangles and rectangles , but that is not possible for complex shapes . I want to basically draw a generic shape ...
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Cocos2d-x: Some CCSprites become invisible when adding child at runtime

I'm a newbie to Cocos2d-x v3.0, and recently I got this problem when I deployed my app in Android devices. First, my app ran well on window, then as I mentioned in the title, the problems happened ...
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What's the best way to save scores per level in android?

I'm in the middle of programming a tile based puzzle game, then i realized i don't have any good ways to save data. For the moment i'm using these long combined strings for sharedpreferences and i'm ...
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Efficiently detecting objects inside multiple radius

I would like to create a game for mobile that require to calculate multiple time by seconds which moving objects are in the radius of moving points. The game is highly inspired from Gratuitous Space ...
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Tilemaps and colour overlays

I am currently developing an isometric tile game for android. I am currently working on how I to handle rendering the tiles in an efficient way. So I was wondering about the possibility of using a ...
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Currently developing a game with Android SDK, should I switch to a game engine in future projects? [closed]

I am an android developer, and I've made several apps on the Google Play Store. I'm currently working on my first game, which is just a simple RPG for android, that I'm coding in java with the android ...
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How can I use imprecise accelerometer data for controls?

I want to rotate an object with respect to the phone's position. I use the accelerometer output to detect orientation: float roll = Gdx.input.getRoll(); float pitch = Gdx.input.getPitch(); float ...