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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Game over pop-up like Flappy Bird

How can I make a game over pop-up like Flappy Bird in cocos2d-iphone 3? I tried to add a new Scene, but it adds a new screen on the game, I just want a rectangle with some buttons inside it. I also ...
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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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Alternatives to NSMutableArray for storing 2D grid - iOS Cocos2d

I'm creating a grid-based iOS game using Cocos2d. Currently the grid is stored in an NSMutableArray that contains other NSMutableArrays (the latter are rows in the grid). This works ok and performance ...
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How to manage game components and their attributes?

Currently I am working with cocos2d for the iPhone. I want to make my game structured and consequential. How to manage all the game components? What do I mean with game components? A game component ...
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Incorrect sprite rotation with atan2() [duplicate]

I want to rotate a sprite so that it faces the mouse cursor/screen touch location. Currently I'm using the following method to compute the angle of rotation. The input position is the target point the ...
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Count number of CCNodes of a certain class on a layer

Pretty simple question. I'm working in Objective C (cocos2d) and I'm trying to count the number of a sprites of a certain class are present on the current layer being displayed. For example, I have a ...
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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 ...
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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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CCSprite as an iVar

So I built my first game app, and it was a lot of fun. I'm really trying to expand on some of the ideas, but I'm running in to some serious variable scope issue. What I want to do is encapsulate a ...
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Remove HUD from Child Scene

For my game, I create game scene for which I set HUD to it. First my game scene use BoundCamera, so I use hud to set score text, dollar text and setting button. Now on game scene when I touch on ...
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Collision detection on a 2D hexagonal grid

I'm making a casual grid-based 2D iPhone game using Cocos2D. The grid is a "staggered" hex-like grid consisting of uniformly sized and spaced discs. It looks something like this. I've stored the grid ...
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How to work with two layers or more in cocos2d?

I want to make a game in cocos2d. I don't know too much about it. My question is related to communication between two layers or more. For instance, let's say I want a layer with a scrolling road and ...
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How to use generic level editors with my arbitary code?

I have a game, breakout clone. It has a Block class that contains CCSprite as a property. Usually I made levels by manually setting those blocks to positions. Here comes the question, how do I use ...
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How to store level information on iOS

Let's imagine I have a breakout game. I make a level like this: For columns < max columns For rows < max rows Create sprite from file, put it on some position based on ...
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Falling images that can be pressed

In my cocos2d app I am trying to make images fall from the top of the screen and detect when they are pressed. I am having a hard time. Can anyone help me achieve this? Thanks.
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Keeping the CCSprite on the screen

In my cocos2d app I have a CCSprite moving on the screen but it moves off the screen. How can I prevent the CCSprite from moving off the screen? Thanks
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Triangles in a C++ STL Vector as an Objective-C member sometimes draws incorrectly in OpenGL ES

The polygons draw correctly 80% of the time. When it fails, a vertex is dislocated. The polygon is consistently drawn with the wrong vertex. I checked that the vector is correct during initialization, ...
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CCSprite x and y comparison

I have 2 CCSprites and I want to tell if their x and y are equal I tried this: if(sam.position.x == tom.position.x && sam.position.y == tom.position.y){ NSLog(@"Hooray!"); } Although I do ...
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what is the difference between CCSprite and a PhysicsSprite?

I am new to Cocos2D and I've realized that most of the codes written before the Cocos2d update used CCSprites. Recently I realized a lot of more recent codes after the update are using PhysicsSprite. ...
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How do I manage the visibility of enemy spawn locations in a long scrolling shooter?

How do I handle the situation of an enemy spawn place being visible on a screen in a scrolling shooter? The tutorials I have seen are about setting all the enemies on a whole map only. But it is not ...
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b2Body moves without stopping

I got a quite strange bug. It is difficult to explain it in two words, but i'll try to do this in short. My b2Body has restitution, friction, density, mass and collision group. I'm controlling my ...
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Cocos2 code structure question

I am doing tutorials to learn Cocos2d and have a question. here is the .m code: #import "SceneManager.h" @interface SceneManager () +(void) go: (CCLayer *) layer; +(CCScene *) wrap: (CCLayer ...
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Slow motion of a spherical object on an blunt slant obstacle

In cocos2d environment and box2D when an spherical object falls on a blunt slant obstacle, it moves really slowly, that's nauseating, if you have coded to not to have any interaction with world while ...
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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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try to create CCSpriteFrame but get nil values

I'm trying to animate a CCSprite in cocos2d v3 following this question, but I'm getting the following error message in Log: Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', ...
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Particle effect in sprite

I want to create a particle effect when my player sprite collide with my star sprite. How can I add a particleSystem in the sprite and not in a image? Also, I wish if it could wait for the animation ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ]; ...
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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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Cocos2d patterns for simple texture management

I'd like to simplify the way I preload image resources in my Cocos2d based iOS apps. I've created a small object the just wraps a few of CCTextureCache's methods. It looks like this: @interface ...
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Can CCAnimations be paused?

I am new to cocos2d. I am using CCAnimation. It's working fine, except I want to pause the animation occasionally. How do I do this? Here's what I'm doing so far: [mySprite ...
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Integrating game center into cocos2d

I have a Cocos 2d game in which I want to have achievements and a leader-board. What are the steps I would need to take? Thanks P.S All of the tutorials I have found are outdated. So please write ...
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Cannot find the Cocos2d templates

I am about to upgrade to the last version of Cocos2d and would like to uninstall my current Cocos2d templates before installing the new one but cannot find the templates to delete. I have looked at a ...
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Admob banner not getting remove from superview

I am developing one 2d game using cocos2d framework, in this game i am using admob for advertising, in some classes not in all classes but admob banner is visible in every class and after some time ...
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Creating multiple fixtures in one body

I want to create this type of fixture in one body. Here square and circle both are different fixtures but attach to one body. How do I do this?
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moving box2d bodies in an arc or curved path

How can I make a b2Body move in a arc-like or curved path? I have heard about cocos2d Bezier curve function (ccBezier) but this is for moving cocos2d sprites. Or can it be modified to move box2d ...
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EXC_BAD_ACCESS error when box2d joint is destroyed

When I destroy the weldJoint in the update method (see below) I get an EXC_BAD_ACCESS error pointing to the line world->DestroyJoint(weldJoint); in the update method below: -(void) update: ...
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Cocos2d Box2d contact listener call different method in collided object

I have the building object, wen it hit with other, i want to call some method inside it. Building.mm -(void)printTest { NSLog(@"printTest method work correctly"); } in my ContactListener i ...
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Touching a CGRect

In my cocos2d app I am trying to determine when a CCSprite is touched Here is what I have: -(BOOL)ccTouchBegan:(UITouch *)touch withEvent:(UIEvent *)event{ NSMutableArray *targetsToDelete = ...
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Top down water view, cocos2d

Has anyone successfully created a top down view of a stream/river? I need to also work out how to make it look like a boat is cutting through the water.
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How to simulate a water splash effect?

I need to achieve the effect of a ball falling down into a pool then splashing in the water. At first, I made a sensor to detect the collision between the ball and the water and then show the sprite ...
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Constant rotation of a revolute joint in box2d

I would like to have a line with one end attached to a location and have it rotate constantly (with the same speed) with a maximum of 45 to -45 degrees (i.e. I would like to have it swing like a rope ...