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

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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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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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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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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 The GPL 3.0 license appears to just be a newer version of the GPL 2.0.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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Where can I find free music for my game? [closed]

I'm in need of some tunes for my game. Where can I procure some, preferably for free?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Where can I find free sprites and images? [closed]

I need sprites and images, such as characters, landscapes and others. Where can I find them?
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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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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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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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How to play an array of videos from StreamingAssets

I am playing a video on click of a button,which is stored in the streamingassets folder using : Handheld.PlayFullScreenMovie ("Demo 1.mp4"); But I would want to load all the videos present in the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to reduce image size without pixelation?

I see lots of games with smooth edges characters and high res images, however when I try to reduce images to say 64x64 for my character I just get a pixelated mess. even if I start with a 64x64 canvas ...
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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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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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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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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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Where should I go looking for low-polygon 3D assets? [closed]

The biggest problem for me as a game programmer (who isn't also an artist) is getting good quality 3D models. I have checked out some of the 3D model market places like The 3D Studio and Top 3D Models ...
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What is the best legal way to get game assets? [closed]

I'm researching game development, and I know that there are two options for asset creation: create them yourself, or outsource the assets(by getting them custom made, or finding them on sites such as ...
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AssetBundle local file path on iOS

I have been testing AssetBundles and I get them to work on the editor with both Load and LoadASync functions. But when I build to iOS I keep getting the following error when loading: You are trying ...
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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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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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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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How can I implement an asset update/download in a libgdx application?

I am building a game based on libGdx and I want to be able to check for and download updated assets at some point before the player starts playing. The game is being built for PC and for Android. I ...
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Continuous / speed affected sound effects. What is the industries de-facto solution?

There are various types of audio material we require in games. For instance, footsteps - these are very straight forward. We take some boinking sounds over metal, plastic, concrete and add to our ...
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How to reduce/handle image loading times?

I'm working on a 2D game that has very high resolution images (so that things look good on Retina MacBooks and such), and am seeing a noticeable lag caused by image loading. I notice the strongest ...
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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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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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Where can I find a free dictionary of words? [closed]

Hi I'm writing a game where the player has to connect a group of letters to form words. Something like bookworm but it will be very different I hope. The point of the question is that I need to ...
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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

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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Is there a game oriented graphics or image editor?

I remember looking a few times over the years for an alternative to Photoshop for editing images. I've tried using Gimp too, and that's also not quite sufficient. There are some problems that have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...