Game resources separate from the software (code) and hardware (platform). The most common assets are graphics and audio.

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Why does Unity save textures in bitmap format for APKs and IPAs?

Why does Unity save graphic resources in Android apks and iOS ipas in a bitmap format(width*height*bpp)? I want to save my resources in a small apk, but instead of 1mb for an image Unity stores 11mb ...
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Can I use an asset that looks identical to another persons product?

A question on intellectual property law for anyone that's made game assets before. I'm considering making a commercial game, in this game there will be some assets that look identical to real life ...
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How can I inspect 3D model exactness? [closed]

I am neither a game designer nor a graphic designer. I am a .Net and C# software developer. I have a game project and I've still been studying to learn game concepts and technolgies for a year. ...
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Can I switch off scenery elements on a 3D model?

I am using a 3D asset that has flat scenery elements (3D island with 2D bushes). [1] Having encountered a number of problems with this scenery [2] I want to deactive it (not visible, not collidable, ...
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Biggest resolution for art assets for mobile games [closed]

I have created a game, and now I need to integrate graphics and distribute it for iOS and Android devices. As there are crazy number of screen resolutions, I think I should have just 3 set of art ...
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How to make prefabs independent?

I'm working on a Unity's Project and I want to modify a prefab, more precisely I want to change the texture of a prefab. The problem is that my modification is applied also to other prefabs. I read on ...
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Unpacking UE4 .pak's?

Is there any way to properly unpack/repack resources of UDK-based games (.pak files)? . From what I've tried already, gildor.org's viewer seems to skip/ignore these .pak's (also, UDK, which is UE3 ...
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How to encode game files or pack to one file like game_data.dat [duplicate]

I am a beginner C++ programmer. I am creating a custom Open Tibia Server and I use the alternative Tibia client (OTClient). I want encode game files (image, sound, lua, etc.) or pack all files into ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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Listen for asset modification in editor

I would like to listen for an event that some asset (prefab, precisely) has been modified. To my surprise, there's no such event in AssetModificationProcessor. Is there any way to do this in Unity?
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Is using something like MakeHuman frowned upon while developing 3D games? [closed]

I came across this interesting application called MakeHuman, and I was wondering what developers in the gaming community thought about creating and exporting characters to Unity using this ...
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How can I name and organize resources at design time?

I'm having a very hard time trying to figure out a good way to add new resources to my game project in a way that's convenient for designers. To try and better understand the problem, I'm trying to ...
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Dealing with multiple licenses

I came across an asset with 3 different licenses. The GPL 3.0 license appears to just be a newer version of the GPL 2.0. Can the GPL 2.0 be disregarded if the GPL 3.0 is complied with? Must all ...
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D3D11 Can only Pixel Shader and Compute Shader stages write to buffers?

I am reading Practical Rendering and Computation with Direct3D 11. In the book the D3D11 pipeline is often described with this image: In the Chapter about resources, Paragraph about buffers, I ...
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Reducing APK File Size by using JPG instead of PNG for game background images

I've just finished my (openGL ES 2.0 Android) game and it's almost ready for Alpha-testing. When I export the application to an APK File, the file is taking up 16MB and I would like to reduce this as ...
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How does game asset file encryption work?

How does file encryption in game assets work, for example the unreal engine has a .assest extension, or I also see a .dta extension in another game, are these .zip type packages which have a custom ...
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Where can I find free graphic 2D resources for vehicles (car, truck, bus, etc) from top view for a top down racing game? [duplicate]

Where can I find free graphic resources for vehicles (car, truck, bus, etc) from top view for a top down racing game? I mean something like:
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Does one's choice of 3d modeling software used during asset creation affect performance at runtime?

Does software used to create 3d assets (for game development specifically) have an impact on the efficiency of the program? In other words, is it possible to reduce the operating footprint of an ...
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Avoid double compression of resources

I am using .pngs for my textures and am using a virtual file system in a .zip file for my game project. This means my textures are compressed and decompressed twice. What are the solutions to this ...
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assets access with index offsets

My question if about resource management. Is it a good idea to store resources like Sounds in an array and then make a second array(lets call this SoundCollections) as a sort of reference table(name + ...
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Obfuscating Monogame assets

I'm obfuscating spritesheets. I've already encrypted the .txt file dictionaries. Now I'd like to perform binary serialization on the image files. Texture2D does not allow for this though, probably ...
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How can I ensure my game complies with all asset/source licenses when preparing it for distribution?

I put together a 3D space scene demo, but I bought some models from turbosquid and using the jmonkey engine I must comply with BSD licence (jmonkeyengine) and also package the models, but I don't ...
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Should I be concerned about assets being accessed by dumping VRAM?

I have heard many people tell me that a user can dump the VRAM on their GPU and get all the images in my game. Including all "Streamed" images. This includes most of my Menu graphics. How would a ...
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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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Preload in cocos2d v3

I'm trying to create a preload, but i don't know how to implement the code of this topic in cocos2d iphone v3. Since CCTextureCache has changed to CCTexture, and doesn't have sharedTextureCache ...
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Where do I store (or how do I refer to) textures for custom blocks?

I'm making my first foray into Minecraft modding on Ubuntu using Minecraft Forge. I'm finding it a little hard to get started as many of the tutorials seem to refer to older versions of Minecraft ...
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Best way to organize models with multiple meshes and textures?

I have character models which have different parts, ex: upper body, head, lower body; each part is a separate mesh in the same model. Each part has several textures associated with it (diffuse, ...
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Recommended way to handle sprite assets for different screen densities (Android)

I am currently working on a 2D game for Android. All of the images that I render were created as SVG's and then exported to PNG's which I have placed in my assets directory. These images are also all ...
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How does creating 2d game assets differ from regular 2d art? [closed]

I've done some digital paintings and concept sketches in the past, and I was thinking about employing those skills in my game making efforts. From an artists standpoint, what does he have to do ...
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Textures quality issues with Libgdx

I have drawn several vector objets and characters ( in Adobe Illustrator ) for my game on Android. They are all scalable at any size without any quality losses ( of course it's vector ^^ ). I have ...
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What's wrong with using a static class to load and expose all of my assets?

What are the pitfalls associated with loading and storing all references to all of your content/assets within a single static class? I've been trying to ask myself why I would want to instantiate an ...
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Ways to describe resouces [closed]

I have one way - xml and code like this: <Texture file="file_name.jpg"> <Sprite id="ID_SPRITE_1" coordinates="0 0 64 64"/> <Sprite id="ID_SPRITE_2" coordinates="64 0 64 64"/> ...
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How can I make a player-interactable bookshelf?

In the player's house Interiors->WhiterunBrezeehouse (FormID 000165A8) I duplicated a bookshelf (CommonShelf03 FormID 000ce784 near the fire pit) and the book proxies, container, triggers, ...
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How do game developers make their game available for most of the resolutions?

I'm developing a game with Java using Slick2D and I want to make a game that could target all the recommended resolutions, as you can see in almost every game you could have an option of changing the ...
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Application of classes with critical non-static fields in LWJGL [closed]

I'm going to be as specific about this question as I can. Ultimately, how is it that I apply a class that uses non-static fields in LWJGL? More specifically, I know that OpenGL is quite nearly more a ...
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When should I load my resources?

I'm making a game, and right now I'm working on the user interface. I'm just wondering when I should be loading my resources. Should I do it in small pieces at a time? Load resources for part 1 of ...
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How should I handle missing resources?

Your game expects a certain asset to be loaded, but it isn't found. How should the situation be handled? For example: Texture* grassTexture = LoadTexture("Grass.png"); // returns NULL; texture not ...
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Multiple texture coordinates per mesh?

So far I've used the same texture coordinate for both the normal and diffuse textures on a mesh, yet when reading the Assimp documentation ...
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Getting and playing AudioClips by string name

Is there anyway I can get an audioclip by the name it has in the assets folder? Or will I always have to make a reference to it by dragging and dropping the clip on a SoundClip in the inspector?
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FOSS games using original assets, is it legal?

Can I make a game that uses the assets of another game on the users' computer, without legal issues? For example, I make a game that requires the user have game X installed, and I use the assets of ...
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Fast resource management

So I'm working on one thing that I can't figure it out at this moment. Lets say that I have my all game data compressed into zip archive. There's a scripting system in the game that lets you to do ...
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Build a Unity asset bundle on linux?

I'm trying to generate an asset bundle on a remote linux machine and stream the bundle to a running Unity instance. Is it possible to download the same libraries Unity uses and compile on Linux?
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Demo (and real game) Protection

In a few months I plan to start showing off the (hopefully commercial) game I'm working on to the public (internet). The thing is, besides screenshots and a trailer (of say feature functionality), how ...
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Exporting from eclipse with lwjgl using jarsplice

I am in the process of developing a 2D tilebased rpg with eclipse, lwjgl, and slick util. For some reason eclipse seems to be lagging heavily which doesnt make sense as all i have rendering is a ...
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Trouble loading .png file using LibGDX [duplicate]

I'm trying to load a Texture to libGDX and I'm getting a file not found exception. Here's the code that's trying to load the .png file. ` //Textures private Texture tiles; private TextureRegion ...
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Is there a way to create multi-resolution graphics for game with createjs?

I'm on a advanced development for a game made with createjs framework. However it's time to export it to some platforms. The graphics are made for the iPad 3 resolution. I would like to export them ...
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Vertex Buffer Sharing between DirectX11 and Directx9

In my d3d9 engine i want to take benifit of compute shader of d3d11. So firstly I created a vertex buffer in d3d11 with D3D11_BIND_UNORDERED_ACCESS and then tried to create the d3d9 vertex buffer ...
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Issues loading in AudioSource at runtime using WWW class

I am having an issue with loading in an OGG audio file to my project. Basically I want to set my game up so that players can drop audio files into a folder called Playlist in the game directory then ...
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OpenGL assets and new OpenGL context

So I have a bunch of meshes, materials, etc and then all of a sudden the window needs to be torn down and then recreated (such as switching on fullscreen with GLFW) which means I will get a new OpenGL ...
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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Resource Serialization

A good example is let's say I'm making a pong game. I have a PNG image for the ball and another PNG image for the paddles. Now which would be better, loading the PNG images with a PNG loader, or ...