The ratio of the dimensions of a screen resolution. Always listed as the longer dimension first.

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How would you handle different aspect ratios in a 2d platformer?

A long time ago, 4:3 pretty much the only apect ratio you would find on a pc. Today the most common one is 16:10, but most new monitors (especially laptops) are 16:9 I'm writing a 2d platformer and I ...
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Is it a good idea to make a game for one aspect ratio and arbitrary screen resolution?

After several very small games I have decided to make something more standalone (2D) and playable. However, I have met the problem of every game that is going to be played in more screen resolutions. ...
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Designing for multiple screen resolutions and aspect ratios, target one resolution then scale to meet others or use normalized values?

I feel like what I'm currently doing is stupid but would just like reaffirmation it is. Basically I'm writing games which target a certain screen resolution (800x480), so all positions, widths and ...
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Handling Different Aspect Ratios for a Multiplayer Game

I'm currently designing a competitive 2D, side-scrolling multiplayer game and I want support full screen play at any aspect ratio (e.g., 4:3, 5:4, 16:10, 16:9). Doing that is not so much a problem, my ...
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How do I support variable screen ratios using AndEngine?

When displaying a background, AndEngine produces black bars above the image on certain devices. How do I support variable screen ratios for different devices using AndEngine?
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Updating games for iOS 6 and new iPhone/iPod Touch

Say I have a game that runs full-screen on iPhone 4S and older devices. The balance of the game is just right for the 480 x 320 screen and associated aspect ratio. Now I want to update my game to run ...
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Formula for converting ratio of current device to target device

I am designing my (Android/OpenGL ES 2.0) app on one device and want it to run all all other devices while keeping the screen ratio of the development device (so the image doesn't stretch / squash), ...
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Clipping a windows draw area - Direct x 9 and c++ - 2D using D3D

DirectX 9, C++... Let me set the scene: I have a 16:9 image. I have a 16:10 screen. I want the 16:9 image to be drawn so that it is vertically centred within my 16:10 screen. My 16:9 image is 1920 x ...
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Keeping Aspect Screen Ratio While Stays in Center

I sqw and I tried this suggestion on PISTACHIO BRAINSTORMIN* on how to make a good and adaptive screen ration. For every different screen size, let's say I put the perfect circle as a Texture in ...
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Would seam carving/liquid rescale make changing aspect ratios easier?

Seam carving is an algorithm which allows for resizing images without major distortions. I think it might help to make games which would adapt to different aspect ratios/resolutions much easier. But ...
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Repositioning and resizing when i change the size of my window

I am trying to write a game. When someone resizes the window of my game, I need all the graphics i have drawn on the screen to reposition correctly so that the ratio of the graphics' width and height ...
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Textures loading too large on smaller monitors

I have an XNA game, and when i run the game the textures load all good on my computer and on my tv and they're all bring drawn in the right position. But on my laptop, which screen is smaller then ...
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Centering GLViewport position within physical screen

I'm developing my app on one device and want it to display at the same ratio on all other devices. Currently what I have is 'image 1' in my image below - the game fits perfectly onto my development ...
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Detecting Screen Resolution in Android/AndEngine to display high or low quality images

I am developing a game with 1024x600 resolution. I can't target smaller resolution devices at this resolution, so I intend to use two graphics for the game. How do I detect which graphics to use for ...
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Aspect ratio in LibGdx

I'm learning LibGdx and I need some help with the camera. Let's see, I'm making a Chu Chu Rocket! clon to start. I've loaded a TiledMap (10x10), and I've created an OrthographicCamera to show the ...
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How to handle scaled aspect ratio multiplayer player coordinates

I'm building a cross platform multiplayer game. I'm using pixel graphics and starting at a small 256x144 16:9 aspect ratio That gets scaled up to larger 16:9 resolutions. The graphics look ok however ...
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How can I support both multiple resolutions and multiple orientations in a game?

I am writing a mobile Android and iOS game. This game is similar to Doodle Jump, but without scrolling. In my game I display a background image that should cover the entire screen. On top of that I ...
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Curiosity on any Smartphones that Run on Android 2.3.3 with Different Screen Reoslution

I have a question regarding about any smartphones that run only in Android 2.3.3. Is the size of screen or the screen resolution is always HVGA or does it have capable of running this OS (Android ...
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How do I make objects' speeds appear the same despite screen resolution?

I'm working on my HTML5 game with Intel XDK. I'm stuck on making all devices display the same number of frames per second. The first generation iPad has a screen resolution of 1024 pixels ...
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Image ratios in monogame project

What are the image ratios i should use in my monogame project, knowing that i will build it in different plateforms(ios, android, windows phone). thank you in advance.
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Handling 3D perspective for different aspect ratio

I have problem for supporting different aspect ratio in developing Mobile Game. I was developing on 2:3 screen which is iPhone 4 (Retina). When I use width and height for screen size and use fixed ...
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Recommended aspect ratio for android / smartphones?

I'm making a game for android and would do it in 720p, but the phones got all different aspect ratios. Also thinking about a ios and windows phone port later. When the aspect ratio does not match, ...