cocos2d for iPhone is a free open-source framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications for iOS devices.

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Building a guided tracing scene

I'm trying to figure out an approach to creating a cocos2d scene that would help kiddos learn to draw letters of the alphabet. Right now I am just using Apple’s PaintView demo code and applying an ...
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How can I ensure I still get correct touch inputs when my scene is offset?

How can I accept touch input beyond the scene's bounds, so that no matter what I set self.position to, touches can still be detected? I'm creating a tile based game from Ray Winderlich on Cocos2d ...
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Verify which bubble is connected to top using DFS

I am working on a bubble shooter game in this game i have implemented searching using DFS as suggested in this link, and this is working fine. Update Here is my code for DFS -(void)callDfs:(int)...
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Dynamic Hills like Contre Jour in Cocos2d

I'm interested in maps/environments which are flexible and change at runtime, such as those in Contre Jour. I have looked for a long time to find out how to make this effect, but I couldn't find an ...
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Tower defense endless levels logic sprite kit [closed]

I am making a tower defense game for iOS using Sprite Kit. I would like for my game to support an endless number of levels, like in Bloons TD 5. What approach should I take to implement this?
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OpenGL error 0x0506 in -[CCSprite draw] 530 to run project on ios divice in cocos2d?

I am running my cocos2d program on simulator. It works fine but when I run it on device, it throws error OpenGL error 0x0506 in -[CCSprite draw] 530. In my program I want to push one scene to another ...
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Walking Sprite animation Cocos2D [closed]

I am new to cocos2D development. Basically I want to develop game in which i want to move sprite forward with walking kind animation, must look real. Any help will be appreciated.
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How set and count Angle of sprite (turret) object in portrait mode in cocos2d?

I am new in cocos2d.I follow Raywenderlich tutorial series. I wish to set turrets in below of the screen in portrait mode.when user touch that location fire bullet and turret fire position at the ...
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Fast Forward Drawing using ACEdrawingView

i am using this : https://github.com/acerbetti/ACEDrawingView i want to implemented one Functionality in which i want Fast drawing by clicking on a Button. i am drawing points on screen. i have ...
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Cocos2D - Simulating infinite scrolling

I have a BIG problem!! I want to make something like old space shooter games like “Asteroids”, where the ship, when going out of the screen, is reappearing at the other side. For example, when the ...
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Create body on a sprite (box2D)

I'm quite experimented in objective C, but now i'm tried cocos2D and his features. I need to add a body on a spritesheet (if possible on a classic 'UIImageView'), in order to detect collisions after. ...
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Cocos2d: Moving background on update: offsett issue

working with Objective C, iOS and Cocos2d I am developing a vertical scrolling shooter game for iPhone (retina display models with 640 width x 960 height pixel resolution). My basic algorithm works ...
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Cocos2d-x CCFollow Zooming issue

Hi I am currently building a cocos2d-x game which incorporates pinch zoom using CCLayerPanZoom class which can be found here The problem is basically when using CCFollow and zooming and out, it does'...
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iOS Game that Runs Continuously in Background

I'm trying to understand the most logical way of creating an iOS game that runs continuously in the background. For example.. you have tower and enemy waves. The game has endless enemy waves even ...
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Move background with the player location

I want to move background with player location in ios . I have implemented the infinite parallax background by using the CCParallax class but i don't need it. I want to do something similar to this ...
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Getting a sprite from multiple sprites for right material pattern

Not sure how accurate the question was but I'll put it this way. I'm developing a game where player will construct his/her own stuff, like bridge, building etc. using cocos2d-iphone and Box2D. First ...
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Getting different x and y coordinates for touched location on a zoomed view

I'm using Cocos2d for developing a game. I need to be able to pan and zoom when necessary, so for this reason I've added CCLayerPanZoom extension to my project. Recently I've noticed a problem with ...
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How to define axis of Sprites in a CCAnimation?

I'm struggling to find how to define a kind of axis in my frames, when my sprite punches it moves back. I want to define the head as a pivot for the other sprites with different sizes. How can I ...
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Pixel Perfect Collision Detection in Cocos2dx

I am trying to port the pixel perfect collision detection in Cocos2d-x the original version was made for Cocos2D and can be found here: http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/forums/topic/pixel-perfect-...
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iOS with cocos2d to MVC or not to MVC?

I am working with cocos2d. All my objects are declared on the CCLayer that I'm using, I have the logic of the game there and all the CCSprites. Should I put the CCSprite for the player and all it's ...
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How do you align the edges of sprites?

If you have SpriteA and SpriteB. SpriteB is a child of SpriteA. Does anyone have a mechanism to come up with the left, right, top, side of a boundingbox() of SpriteA? What I'd like to do is align ...
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How do I find the rotation point given a touch anchor, new position and new rotation?

I've got an Cocos2d layer which anchorPoint, position and rotation (according to http://www.qcmat.com/understanding-anchorpoint-in-cocos2d/) vary when the pinch zoom gestures. Everything works fine. ...
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how to improve sprite animations to reduce FPS

My game has different, and detailed animations throughout the game. For example, the main character has an idle stance, so its not just painted still, giving him some life. Death animation, hurt ...
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Cocos2d When The Loading Screen Scene is loading music

When the loading screen loads objects like music cutscenes, the idea is to preload the objects, so... what should happen next? Do I transfer the objects to the next scene? or these special objects, ...
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Cocos2d how to correctly preload a spritesheet before the scene start?

I'm working on a game with Objective-C and Cocos2d, the game has a huge number of images, and obviously as I add images on the spritesheet (well yes I'm using spritesheets) the loading time get longer,...
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Display CCSprites with a delay

I am a beginner in cocos2d and I wanted to display coin CCSprites as soon as it moves off the screen with a 5 second delay. So this is what I wrote in my main gameplay layer to add 7 coins in a row: -...
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How can I apply a “genie animation” to a CCSprite?

I am new to Cocos2D and following this tutorial. I want to animate a CCSprite with the genie effect that OS X uses for hiding windows to the dock and showing them again. Here's an example from an ...
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How do I simulate a swinging pendulum?

I want to simulate a rope with a weight attached, swinging back and forth like a pendulum. Any actual physics is overkill; it's just endlessly repeating the same motion. JQuery has a the "swing" ease ...
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How can I implement a “Nyan Cat” rainbow?

I'm currently making a game similar to this Nyan Cat flash game, although I'm using cocos2d. I'm having a hard time trying to make the rainbow effect: Currently, every update call I add a piece of ...
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What is actually loaded during a game's loading screen?

I am at the stage of my game where I have to develop the loading screen. It's actually already there, but I don't know exactly what it should be loading while it's presented. Why would I have a ...
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2D Destructible Terrain with Box2D / Cocos2D -> Image Tracing

Bear with me as this will be a rather lengthy post. For the last month I have been working on an open source Cocos2D, Box2D Destructible Terrain Engine. I have some questions regarding its ...
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Is it better to preserve scenes in memory or recreate them every time I need them?

I am using Cocos Builder to create scenes using sceneWithNodeGraphFromFile:owner:. Now I have doubts about whether it's better, on iOS, to save some memory or CPU cycles. In other words I have two ...
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Drawing line from sprite with a touch

I am working with cocos2d for the iPhone and I have a question about how to implement the following. I have a circle shaped sprite on my layer. When I touch the sprite and move my finger a line must ...
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CCParticleSystemQuad works as intended every second time

I'm using CCParticleSystemQuad for particles, loading it from plist: flourEmitter = [CCParticleSystemQuad particleWithFile:@"FlourParticles.plist"]; But it works not every time. Every second or ...
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Cocos-2D asteroids style movement (iOS)

So I have a CCSprite subclass, well call this Spaceship. Spaceship needs to move on a loop, until I say othersise by calling a method. The method should look something like - (void)...
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Ring and Pole - Box2d

How I can make a b2Body in box2d so that it could form a ring which does not collide from the center just like a ring. like when we flick the object and there's another body (like pole), the pole can ...
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Simple Bounding Box Multiple Collision problem

I'm making my first game, and in it I use a moving ball to hit static blocks (kinda like breakout). Basically, I loop through all of the static blocks on the screen each frame, update the position ...
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cocos2d-x - object creation and management in game design

How do others keep track of everything going on in their games? I am working on a new game and I am quickly realizing everything that I need to keep track of. Example: Maybe a layerManager that ...
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Timing - use individual timer for every task or global timer?

I'm writing a game, where a player controls a spaceship. It regenerates energy over time. So I need to make a little timer that adds certain amount of energy to the pool per second. My enemies also ...
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Calling CCRepeaForever on CCLabelTTF Makes Label Not Show Up

I have a CCLabelTTF in the top right hand corner of the view. -(void)scrollScoreLabelAndMonkey{ scoreLabel = [CCLabelTTF labelWithString:@"0000" fontName:@"Marker Felt" fontSize:30 ]; scoreLabel....
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Set texture of a LHSprite that is loaded from LevelHelper

How do i set the image/texture of an LHSprite that is loaded into xCode using levelHelper & spriteHelper? I am using sprite sheets. So i tried to load the image the old fashioned way using ...
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Projectile immediately intersecting with target

I have a fairly simple and somewhat cookie cutter method for testCollisions: (FYI: BasicProjectile is a CCNode with a CCSprite member). for (BasicProjectile * basicProjectile in self....
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opengles display human face in iphone and animate it?

I need to make a human 2D face to 3D face. I used this link to load an ".obj" file and map the textures. This example is only for cube and pyramid. I loaded a human face ".obj" file. This loads the ....
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cocos2d - exclude GUI layer transformation

I have a game layer that should be pannable and pinchable and a GUI layer as an overlay that's excluded from the transformations. I added the pinch and pan gesture recognizer to the view and set the ...
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Using depth buffer on a sprite

I am following this guide: http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/wiki/doku.php/prog_guide:tiled_maps Trying to create a tiled map that also supports multiple layers. The guide says that a way is to use ...
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iOS cocos2d - sprite gets stuck in collision detection

I'm developing a top down game in cocos2d and I have collision code that checks collisions between enemies and the player so that they don't go through each other. The code seems to work but the ...
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Collision Filtering in Box2D

I have four bodies in my Box2D World. Each are polygon shape, with some physics parameters. Now when the game start, I need one of the bodies from the World (BodyA) to not be allowed to collide with ...
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Detect Sprites, they are in Shape or Not which random draw in Cocos2d

I have searched a lot on web and found some of help ful links as exact my question. Link 1 Link 2 But still i am not success to achieve this, i have done some of code lines, as like draw line by ...
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Can I use a shader with 2 different textures in Cocos2D (x)?

We are evaluating a variety of different graphic engines for use in our game and we want to be able to use 2 different textures for many of our sprite maps. One sprite map would be the standard RGBA ...
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DPad style movement for AI without using A*

What is the easiest way to implement DPad style movement (No diagonal) for AI without using and A* algorithm? I thought about having the enemy catch up to the player in the Y axis first then the X ...