Android is an operating system for mobile devices developed and maintained by Google, Inc. This tag should contain specific programming questions about Android.

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Android OpenGL EGL context lost

I'm developing simple Android game in OpenGL ES 2.0 and the development stage is getting closer to publishing game on play store, but I'm still unsure about EGL context behaviour on different devices. ...
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Limiting Rendering in my game loop (Not Game Updates)

My Gameloop (code below), limits the game updates to 60 ticks per second. However, it renders as fast as the device on which it is being run can handle. I'm using a fixed time step in my game and I ...
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Android Game-Loop (rendering & logic removed, but still 'skipping frames')

Overview Guys really hoping for some help here. My game loop is based on code from Fix Your Timestep!. I've read the article more than a few times, but I can't quite work out what exactly is ...
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Android: Synchronizing timers across multiple devices

Im writing a turn-based multiplayer game that implements a chess timer. When the current players turn starts, all devices start timing for the current player, however, as his turn proceeds, the timers ...
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Libgdx moving a body sequence

How can I move a body (box2d) to different points in an order. Like first it moves to 100,200 then to 200, 450 and so on? I've tried actions(and actor) but I can't get the point where the body is ...
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How to verify POST data is sent from Android app with correct SHA1 signature? [duplicate]

Recently my game has been hacked and one user submitted an impossible score to the server. The score was submitted with a verified checksum, and correct data. I'm convinced that the user must have ...
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Change Camera Contrast in VR Game

Hello there Firends , I'm developing a Virtual Reality game in Unity. As in every VR game , i have 2 cameras for stereo rendering. I want to show the same object in each camera having different ...
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Google Play Games, Inbox Freezing

I am developing a game that uses Google Play Games and turn-based multiplayer. I have the latest Google Play Games 3.5.17 on my Android 5.0 phone. The problem I have is that, after a while of using ...
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Is there a way to determine Android physical screen size?

We're currently porting our games to Android, and would like to be able to release a universal build for tablets and phones. Is there a way to determine the actual screen size or DPI in order to ...
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Too many if statements cause lag? [closed]

I am trying to make a vertical scroller game with collision tiles on both sides. I'm using Libgdx and android studio. The problem is that i have made every tile as an object with a rectangle for ...
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Android Multitouch Implementation

I'm trying to implement multitouch in my game but I'm running into problems. Basically all I want is for the player to run and shoot or jump at the same time. I've followed a multitouch tutorial and ...
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Admob Hiding and Showing ads beginning android games screens

I am writing a game using the 2D screens framework from the book Beginning Android Games. I have used the tutorials here to place ads in my app and modified my GLGame class accordingly.I want to ads ...
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Do I restart the service?

I have a long running service in my game, that consists of two threads. //MY SERVICE: if(userEnabledProcessOne) //Shared preference value that I'm getting from the settings of my app based on a ...
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Is Angry Birds Made Purely Using Bitmaps/Raster graphics? [closed]

Being a beginner game developer I would like to start creating my own engine and graphics so I am concerned about how successful games accomplish the graphics portion. My question is, are all the ...
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How can I communicate between libGDXand the Android Studio Java files?

The reason I'm asking is because I wanted to create a game and I know I could use Scene2D to create the UI but as far as menus go I wanted to use the tools in android studio to at least create a menu ...
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UNET start game with friend by finding their name, Android

There is a game at the google play store called Fun Run 2- Multiplayer Race. I loved its feature to find friends by writing their names, and then to play with them. Is it possible to achieve that with ...
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How could I access game data from a dev machine at runtime from a mobile platform?

When working on a game on a mobile platform, having read/write access to game data (assets, configuration files) stored on the dev machine at runtime would enable building of tools to quickly iterate, ...
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ARMv7 vs FAT in Unity Android Build Settings (release multiple valid APKs)

If I select ARMv7 instead of FAT (ARMv7+x86) in the Android Build Settings of Unity5-Free, the APK binary drops to half size. FAT => ~20MB ARM => ~10MB (Tested with an empty scene, no assets, ...
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HashMap or LinkedList

I'm working on a 2D game for Android using LibGDX in Java. In my game I got lots of enemies, bullets and other stuff. I hold a hash map, which every cell holds a reference to an array list of that ...
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how to temporarily turn off/on multisampling for an OpenGL ES 2.0 render context in Android?

In my OpenGL ES 2.0 Android app, I render to an EGL surface with >= 2 samples; I obtain this surface by passing: EGL14.EGL_SAMPLES, 2 as part of the attribute_list argument for egl.eglChooseconfig() ...
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Sign APK of several games with same or different key?

When you choose a key for signing your APK for publishing in GooglePlay, you need to care of this key for the next 25 years if you want to do updates. The key should not be shared with anyone. The ...
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What would cause my script generated buttons and text to show in Unity and not on my phone?

I am using Unity 5 and the built in GUI tools. My static GUI shows up just fine which makes me think it's not a text/font issue or some such. Again, it all looks good in the Unity editor when I hit ...
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Android multitouch: How to detect movement on non-primary pointer / finger?

How does one go about detecting a secondary/non-primary finger moving? There is: ACTION_DOWN and ACTION_UP to detect a primary finger pressing the screen / leaving the screen ACTION_POINTER_DOWN ...
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How can I randomly spawn circles on a screen but make sure they don't overlap?

I just need a general idea for how to do this. I have a list of Circle objects. Circle { private int yCoord; private int xCoord; Circle(int a, int b) { xCoord = a; yCoord = b; } } I randomly ...
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Make a sprite jump to a certain direction in libGDX

I was wondering how you can make a sprite jump to a certain direction in libGDX just like the brick does in the famous mobile game "Amazing Brick' I want to make my sprite jump up a bit to the right ...
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Scene2d How to make it work for a Visual Novel

I kinda understand that you can use Scene2d for a Hud or stuff like that, I'm new to Java and so far I've done games that update in real time like let's say Flappy bird (simple games), so i wanted to ...
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Profiling LibGDX game with GLProfiler

I am trying to profile my LibGDX game, It runs on 60FPS on PC and 42-45 FPS on MY mobile phone. Either I improve performance and raise it to 60, or lock it at 30 (I don´t want to do this). I have ...
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How can I change width of sprite Dynamically?

I want to change width of sprite dynamically but i can't perform it.!! Here i want to change only my white sprite i want to use these type of facility in my game in using AndEngine I want to display ...
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Alpha Value at 0 Shows Black for Android Canvas Bitmap

There have been a few questions similar to this but none seem to give a straight answer. If I am creating a Bitmap from a .png image and want to set a color (i.e. true pink) to transparent, the color ...
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WiFi Game Controller Protocol

I'm wanting to use mobile devices to control a game. I'd like to use an industry standard protocol for wifi game controllers rather than roll my own, but have been unable to find any standard. Does ...
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How can I change the color of the default android drawable star?

I asked a question before and I got an answer to do this: Drawable drawable = getResources().getDrawable(android.R.drawable.btn_star); drawable.setColorFilter(Color.YELLOW, ...
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Create a new layout?

After the user gets to a certain score in my game, I wan't to display a medal next to the users name. Doing this pro grammatically will make the image disappear after the user leaves the app. How can ...
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How do I run an APK in a device from the Unity IDE without rebuilding the binary?

I know that the button Build creates the APK in my disk. And the button Build and Run creates it and sends it to a real device if connected via USB. Question: Is there any way to "Run" from the ...
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Admob - gradle configuration error

I've followed this tutorial https://developers.google.com/admob/android/quick-start, but I'm stucked at gradle configuration. I've added line compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:8.3.0' ...
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Game layout is messed up?

After trying to add a banner ad to my game, the rest of my games content has moved up! I have the following XML code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <RelativeLayout ...
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How to add images?

I was adding images after reading in the documentation: This means that if you generate a 200x200 image for xhdpi devices, you should generate the same resource in 150x150 for hdpi, 100x100 for ...
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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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Unexpected behaviour after adding animator and Unity editor crash

I have realy strange problem which accured after adding animator(I suppose) to prefab Object. Situations looks like follow: I had object which have only sprite renderer, collider2D and script ...
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LibGDX: ActorGestureListener after change position

I have this code to get pan touch inside an Image and it works fine, but when I uncomment this line img.setPosition(100, 100); it doesn't work anymore, why? Texture tex = new ...
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Libgdx - multiple images in a group, best practices - also overdraw question

I am trying to right a card game, that will have an image in the middle, a coloured border and potentially a symbol in the top left. I am using libgdx and a stage/scene2d. The image will change ...
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How can I communicate a Joystick with a SurfaceView?

I have two classes: JoystickView (Extends View). GameView (Extends SurfaceView): It will be updated by a Thread that call the onDraw Method. Now, if I retrieve a direction by OnTouchEvent inside ...
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Error building Player: CommandInvokationFailure: Failed to re-package resources. See the Console for details

I get following error while building to Android with Unty 5.2.2f1 (with a new&clean project). Notes: I use GPGS 0.9.27 and Soomla Core 1.2.1 and Profile 2.2.1 and maximum supported Facebook ...
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Speed up loading of png files (used for textures) in Android OpenGL Game

My game has a few texture atlases that need to be loaded (in my XHDPI folder they total 3.49MB) and on a top-end device they don't take that long to load, however on a low-end device they seem to take ...
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LibGDX: Do I have to dispose a texture if I load it from AssetManager?

AssetManager manager = new AssetManager(); manager.load("texture1", Texture.class); manager.load("texture2", Texture.class); manager.load("texture3", Texture.class); //And so on... And then I load ...
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C++ Multi-Platform (Windows, Linux, Android) OpenGL(ES) Solutions or Tutorials? [closed]

I'm sorry if this has been asked recently and I'm not Googling it right, but I've been digging all week for something. I've got a game prototype I made in Unity, and I have some decent experience ...
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Surface View show black screen

i need necessary help! please anyone?! My GamePanel's Surface View show black screen (or don't show at all) on testing even though in the code every-thing looks fine!! Am i missing something?! Note: ...
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Should texture regions sizes be power of two?

Is it advisable for my individual texture regions inside this texture to be power of two, or that won't make any difference? I've read on several places that it's recommended to use power of two ...
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error after changing the app name

I have made a game in Libgdx(eclipse).I changed the name of the app inside the string.xml file.Now I have an error in AndroidManifest.xml. in this line: android:label="@string/app_name"‬ (line 12). ...
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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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What should be the code design for interactions management in a game with lots of object?

I'm writing a 2d game for Android in Java using LibGDX. The game consists many interactions between different types of objects. Most of them happen between enemies and bullets. At the beginning, I ...