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

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Should my assets match my reference resolution?

I'm confused over supporting multiple resolutions in my 2D game. I'm currently working with a reference resolution of 1280x720. That means that all elements are positioned in a 1280x720 coordinate ...
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How should I store resources generated at runtime? [closed]

I in my game I generate some images at runtime depending upon the size of the text that will go over it. Right now I am storing these in a hashmap using a string resembling the text. The question is, ...
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How do I load graphical resources asynchronously?

Let's think platform-agnostic: I want to load some graphical resources while the rest of the game is running. In principle, I can load the actual files on a separate thread, or using async I/O. But ...
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Approach on how to split game assets into split archives

With a custom binary file format for archives that is structured similiar to Valve's VPK files I have a Game.index.gcf which holds information about all files and where exactly they are stored. I can ...
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Source control for storing everything of game project?

Is it usual to manage not only source code, but all assets, textures, art, documentation files, etc under git repository for version controlling? For example I wanna to get back old version of ...
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Batch mesh simplification [closed]

I need a script for simplifying meshes, to run on a server in headless (no GUI) mode. Are there open source (or at least gratis) tools out there I could use for this? Or, how would I script Blender to ...
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Resource Files creation and quick parsing

I'm having to come up with the format of my Resource File and I'd like to ask about the ways they're made, for example, if I'm using the code: ifstream fileReader; fileReader.open("Test.fbx"); ...
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Where can I buy freely redistributable (creative commons) game assets? [closed]

I'd like to know about any 3D asset shops out there that specialize in game assets and, most importantly, license their assets under an open license like Creative Commons or similarly permissive. We ...
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Best source for sound effects? [closed]

What is a good source for sound effects for use in an indie game production (C#, XNA)? The sounds do not need to be free. They, however, should have a clear licence for commercial use. The website ...
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What part of my engine should load images and fonts? [duplicate]

Right now, I have an AssetLoader interface, which has one implementation per platform. There can only be one instance of it, because it has some state (e.g. the path to the APK on Android). It has ...
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In Unity, can I load a local (/Resources folder) website to safari on an ipad

In Unity, can I load a local (/Resources folder) website to safari on an ipad? This works fine on a Mac, opening up a wepage from my Resources folder. string path = ...
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Dealing with binary data and endianness

When distributing my game, I am going to compile all the resources and level data into a single binary package file, which is loaded from by the game. Do I have to worry about my machine being a ...
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Why do mesh classes still contain vertex arrays if VBO's exist?

I find I'm a bit confused about the practical use of resource management in combination with memory not tied to the CPU. Correct resource management is often recommended in game tutorials, books and ...
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Ebooks for building game framework in HTML5 [closed]

I begin to develop game but I don't know best ebooks for build simple game framework in HTML5 . Can anyone suggest ebooks for me and where to get free image resources for build map in game like as ...
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The right way to start out in game development/design [closed]

Greetings everyone I'm a 19 year old student looking for some help in the field of game development. This question may or may not seem a bit overused, but the fact is that game development has been ...
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Game Asset Storage: Archive vs Individual files

As I am in the process of creating a 3D c++ game and I was wondering what would be more beneficial when dealing with game assets with regards to storage. I have seen some games have a single asset ...
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How do you clean up textures that are too photo-realistic to match the rest of your game assets?

I was browsing for textures online and notice most of it are too photo-realistic and many of them is just photo of real thing. I'm sure there some "cleanup" process for this type of texture using ...
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Should I be worrying about limiting the number of textures in my game?

I am working on a GUI in XNA 4.0 at the moment. (Before you point out that there are many GUIs already in existance, this is as much a learning exercise as a practical project). As you may know, ...
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Voice artist for a game for kids [closed]

We're making a game for kids which should include about 50 spoken phrases. I'm asking for help in finding the right voice artist / studio for this. I've tried searching the web but couldn't find ...
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How to produce assets effectively on large Flash game projects?

I have been working on Flash games professionally for two years now and somehow, having our artists producing assets the right way is one of our biggest challenge. More precisely, it is very hard to ...
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How can I write data to a file that users can't easily edit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I protect my save data from casual hacking? While working on game saving and loading I figured I could just write all the variable values to a file and then load ...
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Workflow with Flash Pro CS6 and FlashDevelop: Using fla and swc to store assets

I am using this tutorial: http://www.flashdevelop.org/wikidocs/index.php?title=AS3:FlexAndFlashCS3Workflow In the past older versions of Flash Pro I was able to complete these steps: right-click ...
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Naming conventions for external resources?

While we develop games, then we have utilize several external resources, for example Image Sound Animation Sprite Sheet Is there any good naming convention regarding these external resources?
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Is it unprofessional to leave game resources to the open eye?

I'm still having problems packing my resources, after going through complicated APIs and basically just zip files which are exhausting my brain, I thought I could also pack the game with the resources ...
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How can you put all images from a game to 1 file?

I've just finished a basic RPG game written in C++ SFML, I've put a lot of effort into the game and I'd want to distribute it, however I've ran into a small issue. Problem is, I have well over 200 ...
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How do you pack resources in a game when you have too many of them?

I've recently made a basic space invaders clone in C++ using the Allegro 5 framework. It took me a long time, but after I finished, I realized I had about 10 sprites, and 13MB worth of DLLs (Some of ...
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Where do you put assets on iOS 5.1 apps?

I'm starting with iOS 5.1 and I'm trying to figure out how to download/and load asset files to the iPad, such as sprites and sounds. Previously I think I packed them into a .xib file for iOS 3, ...
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Models with more than one mesh in JMonkeyEngine

I’m a new jmonkey engine developer and I’m beginning to import models. I tried to import simple models and no problems appeared, but when I export some obj models having more than one mesh in the ...
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Game Asset Size Over Time

The size (in bytes) of games have been growing over time. There are probably many factors contributing to this: trailer/cut scene videos being bundled with the game, more and higher-quality audio, ...
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Java getResourceAsStream as local resource

Before using LWJGL, I used the Graphic method, and there I displayed imageicons, and I had the picture file located in the resources. I used: ImageIcon tcard = new ...
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Mesh deformation maya to unity

I have a model that has been modeled & rigged in Maya, whenever i export it as an FBX and take it into unity it seems to collapse at certain areas (see the attachments for a before and after). The ...
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To what extent it is legal to declare support of third party commercial products' assets?

Is it legal to say that MyGame supports other (specific) games' textures, sounds and models? I'd like to get involved into an open source game project and implement support for Quake's weapon models ...
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Good resources for learning modern OpenGL (3.0 or later)? [closed]

I stumble upon the search of a good resource to start with OpenGL (3.0 or later) . Well, I found a lot of books but none of them can be considered a good resource! Here two examples: OpenGL ...
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Where can I find good designers/animators for the graphics of a 2d game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to hire 2D sprite artists? I've got a little bit of experience in this field already, and I noticed that it's way better to look for animators than graphic ...
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How to begin stylising a game [closed]

I'm currently in the late stages of development for a platform-esque iPhone game and am beginning to look into the graphics. Being a developer through-and-through, I have limited design skills and my ...
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Resources to learn XNA for a professional c# developer

I'm a .net consultant (mainly c#) for my job, but for a while now, I've been interested in making a game in XNA (as a hobby project). I've had a "beginner" course in XNA when I was still a student, ...
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Problem with AssetManager in libgdx

I started using the asset manager, so I could use a loading screen. Everything is working fine, but when the app enters a pause state, it unloads every asset and when it loads the screen all the ...
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Game Programming Resources for Programmers [closed]

I am a self-taught high school programmer (have an internship at local university), and understand the fundamentals of C++ and other related languages. I am looking to expand into game development, ...
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What are some free online game design courses?

I have an MComp in Computer Science. I would like to specialize in game programming. What online free video game design courses are there? I as thinking something similar to coursera.org
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Dynamically Discovering Game Content

I am trying to determine the best way to dynamically discover new levels in my Windows Phone game. This is necessary because I will be selling some levels separately to those included with the initial ...
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Is there a way to setup an Android game project with a large assets during development to allow for fast testing/iteration?

I'm working on an Android port of an iOS game at the moment. I am using the Android NDK only (android_native_app_glue) in Eclipse (CDT + ADT). I am using the Android emulator, API 15 (but we are ...
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How to I create a resource manager?

Currently I'm using XNA's ContentManager to load my content. For the unfamiliar the ContentManager deserializes classes from disk and keeps a reference for future requests. I'm currently facing a ...
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Android Loading Screen: How do I use a stack to load elements?

I have some problems with figuring out what value I should put in the function: int value_needed_to_figure_out = X; ProgressBar.incrementProgressBy(value_needed_to_figure_out); I've been ...
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music for an arcade game?

I'm thinking about music for my brick breaker game, but I don't know how to choose any. If I'd make a loop from a few seconds, I think it would get annoying very quickly. I also found some longer ...
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Where can I find/download a decent, free voice synthesizer? [closed]

I've been looking all over the net, and I've found some voice synthesizers, but they either don't work, aren't free, or just have 5 or so voices to choose from... I need to get a synthesizer with ...
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Questions about dynamic loading and unloading of assets and game state

I've wondered about this for a while as I worked on my project, but couldn't quite come up with the best way to expose my problem. I'll start with some context. Context I have a game that is divided ...
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Drawback of using multiple bind flags

As far as I understand Direct3D 11 I have to specify certain BindFlags in order to use a resource in a specific stage of the pipeline. From my experience some combinations are more common like ...
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free asset library for panda3d [closed]

my game with panda3d is slowly taking form. It's still a mere testcase but I'd like to improve its visual. Since the assets from my previous projects don't fit this game I've used placeholders for the ...
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How can I embed music in my XNA .exe?

I'm trying to embed music in my XNA game's .exe (with resources) but compiling them as a sound effect stores the music in uncompressed form, which results in a 16 MB .exe. I can compress my music ...
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How to import the .fbx scene with multiple objects in XNA so that the objects retain their scene position?

I have a scene that contains mutiple objects. How can I import it in XNA and maintain each object position? Right now I export the scene in .fbx and load it in a model like this: cube.model = ...