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: Alternate values for gl_FragColor

I'm writing an Android application that utilizes opengl to perform some changes to the camera output. I've written my code in such a way that I finally figured out what is causing the performance ...
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Simple OpenGL ES 2 program fails

I'm stuck on a very simple OpenGL ES application from 2 days now. I am a "beginner" OpenGL developer, and this is my first attempt at the ES version on android. This is a VERY simple app, the usual ...
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Hybrid App - Game Encyclopedia Image Asset

An in-game encyclopedia usually consists of entries and images for things related to the game. For example, pokemon's pokedex. Image of Pokemon, text description and so on. I've happen to encounter a ...
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Libgdx box2d bodies go through other bodies

I'm developing a game using libGDX and box2d. I am facing a problem that bodies go through each other... I'm moving the body using a TouchPad by setTransform. I think the problem is that I use ...
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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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Cant write/read to/from external storage with LibGDX

My create method looks like this: @Override public void create () { batch = new SpriteBatch(); FileHandle file = Gdx.files.external("file.txt"); file.writeString("My god, it's full of ...
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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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transfer 3d model processing from Xna to Android?

I developed xna scenario in Desktop application and i need to make the same scenario in android app I we need to make processing in desktop and just display it in android app using socket programming. ...
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Change screen from main menu to game

I'd like to know how I can change the screen from the Main Menu to the Game itself but im having quite the trouble and I would appreciate the help. What I want to do is when I press btn.Play it ...
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Having trouble going from the menu I created w/ Android normally to my LibGDX game file

So I wanted to use Android Studio to create the menu for my game so I created a button with an onClick method that included the Intent i and startActivity(i) but when I clicked the button the app ...
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Unity crash on development build

Every time I check the development build, my game crashes just after turning my screen black. To be more specific, I've tried to create a development build of my game using Unity 5.3 on Windows 8. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do I get 3 lines of log at Monitor.exe when using Debug.Log in Unity?

I'm debugging a real device. In a GUILayer.Button I've put a single Debug.Log() message, like in this code Code: if( GUILayout.Button( "Click to Test." ) ) { Debug.Log( "XAVI Clicked!" ); } ...
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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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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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Unity-UI not scaling correctly on android

My UI appears extremely small when i build and launch my game on my android device. Im working with unity 4.6. I've tried changing the UI scale mode of my canvas to all 3 types. Scale with screen size ...
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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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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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Alternative Sound lib with LibGDX

i'm making a 2D game for Android in Java using LibGDX. I find LibGDX sound management not good enough for me. I wonder if it's possible to use an external lib for playing and managing the sound and ...
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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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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, PorterDuff.Mode....
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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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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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How to implement jump in a 2d game?

I am trying to implement jump in a game I have written for android using canvas. I have referred this tutorial for implementing jump. My code is like if(jumpKeyPressed){ jumpVel = -...
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Will scaling images at runtime impact my game's speed?

I have read the android developer guide to working on different screen sizes. My question is, if I only provide one image in the drawable file, and let android scale it for me, will it impact the ...
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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 xmlns:android="...
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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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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 Texture(Gdx.files....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Handling Back Button in Android without implementing InputProcessor

Please advice/clarifyon below issue in libgdx while handling back button in Screens. I have already gone through these 2 threads, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7223723/in-libgdx-how-do-i-get-...
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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 ...
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how to pin down a sprite partly in unity?

I am working on a simple do not let the bombs hit the floor game for android. You control a stick which can rotate to left or right depending on where on the screen you touch (left or right). But I ...
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why doesn't work this example [closed]

I am new to game development. I was trying to use this http://blog.gemserk.com/2012/07/03/drawing-a-projectile-trajectory-like-angry-birds-using-libgdx/ projectile example in eclipse android using ...
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Image Buttons Have Low Resolution Quality

I'm using Synfig Animator to draw my animations for my android game I'm also using Android Studio to write the code for it, However. On testing, the images that i'm using looks very bad and unfocused ...