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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How to pause and unpause the Particular action of a sprite?

My game has a sprite representing a character. When the character picks up an item, the sprite should stop moving for a period of time. I use CCbezier to make the sprite move, like this: ...
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Moving CCNode with constant speed in cocos2d

I want to move the object (CCNODE) with constant speed in any direction , what i have did till now is applied a force to object at start to get it moving and set elasticity as 1 and friction as 0 to ...
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How to make and correctly use progress bar in cocos2d-iphone?

I have a game that uses a progress bar to inform player of level of certain stats of the player. For example hunger, when it starts at zero and slowly adds up to maximum bar. When he eats the hunger ...
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supporting multiple resolutions on mobile (cocos2d, ios)

I am looking into ios game development and the first question that comes to mind is how to support the growing number of iphone resolutions. I have seen the Unity strategy of normalized screen ...
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cocos2d + sneakyinput joystick multitouch problem

I've added a joystick to my iOS game using the latest SneakyInput joystick code for cocos2d v3. It works well, but when a CCButton I have is pressed, the joystick touch event ends. Based on my ...
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Drawing a continuous line with onTouchMoved callback

i'm trying to draw a continues spline on every onTouchMoved call, the functionality is supposed to be similar to the line drawing used in the iOS game - flight control. i'm using it in the following ...
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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 - ...
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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 V3 Blur effect performance test without iOS device

I am testing the blur effect (CCEffectBlur) in Cocos 2D V3 and I found that when I add an effect to an EffectNode it takes up to 5 seconds to appear in the IOS Simulator screen. (I know that the IOS ...
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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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Why AnchorPoint doesn't affect `CCLayer` Positioning?

I think there is a difference between CCLayer and CCNode behavior when I change their AnchorPoint. I will describe what I mean and please somebody explain it ? Scenario: I start with CCNode CCNode ...
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Why does the Texture placement of my CCSprite slightly shift when changing it's location?

So I've been seeing this issue for a while now. When using a delta method to change the location of a CCSprite, the placement of texture of my sprite slightly moves into the direction where I'm ...
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Cocos2d savegame cctmxtiledmap

my game features several tilemaps that are initially loaded from a tmx file and modified during gameplay. How can I save the changed tilemaps in a save game? Will NSCoding do the trick here or is the ...
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(Spritebuilder) How to add obstacles to endless scroller game?

I'm trying to make obstacles similar to FlappyBird, but I want the openings in the obstacles to be pre-determined by me and not randomly generated. I think having the opening at 5 different spots ...
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Cocos2D - How to move sprite on the X axis, using the accelerometer

I'm trying to make a vertical shooter, using Cocos2D and a few tutorials. Unfortunately, most tutorials only show how to make an horizontal shooter. Still, I tried to adapt the code from a horizontal ...
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How to achieve 'forward' movement (into the screen) using Cocos2D?

I'm interested in creating a 2.5D first-person shooter (like Doom) and I currently don't understand how to implement the player moving forward. The player will also be able to browse around the world ...
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How can I cause the latest touch event to interrupt a prior event in Cocos2D?

In Cocos2D for iPhone, I want the latest touch event to interrupt another and ignore the last touch. Let me know if I need to elaborate more, but basically my game consists of a lot of finger ...
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scaling ccsprite and ccphysicsbody

The player which is scaled down (after few seconds as game progresses) but its associate body is not being scaled down. I have create a Player object with SpriteBuilder with following details:\ ...
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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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Cocos2d v3.4 Templates

How to create cocos2d v3.4 without using Cocos2D-SpriteBuilder? I installed Cocos2D-SpriteBuilder as they recommended in cocos2d blog: http://cocos2d.spritebuilder.com/get-started But I need to ...
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How to implement 'Fog of War' in SpriteKit or Cocos2D?

Take a look at the image below from the game Warcraft 2. There's a darkened area (like a fog) that represents the limits of the 'field of view' -- to the effect that you would not see any enemy ...
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Cross-platform game to be wrapped into a native iOS/Android app

I need to build an app like Lumosity (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lumoslabs.lumosity) that is native app and have some game screens. So the question is: Is there a way to build ...
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How do I convert the coordinates of a click to a tilemap position?

How do you turn a tilemap (produced by TileD) for cocos2d where I can click on individual items and get a callback? Is it just a case of converting captured touch and finding out where it is on the ...
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Error running an Action in Cocos2d-x

In my game I have a "rocket" type and I want to run a sequence of actions on it. At first it must run an explosion animation and then remove itself from the game. For this I used the following code, ...
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How velocity impacts on CCSprite in Cocos2d Chipmunk?

I am in need of the basic understanding of how velocity changing works? i.e. how CCSprite is able to jump at particular height when some velocity is set? Let me give you an example on which I am ...
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Blending transition in cocos2d

In my cocos2d-iphone game, I have 2 backgrounds (CCnodes), each containing a quite complex hierarchy of sprites. I would like to make a smooth transition between them: Initially, only the first ...
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Transition from UIView to CCScene in Cocos2D

I've surfed the internet for quite some time but haven't come to find an answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to perform a transition from a UIView to a CCScene So i have a class ...
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cocos2dx: RunningScene != Scene You just Replace

I have this code for cocos2d-x 3.x: void MainMenu::StartGame(cocos2d::Ref* pSender) { auto director = Director::getInstance(); auto newScene = Scene::create(); ...
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Particles starting around specific shape?

I'm trying to solve a difficult UI issue with my iOS/Cocos2d game - I need a visual way of highlighting when a user has made a unique connection of the game pieces (think: a user a forms a triangle ...
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Why set the position of both b2Body and Box2DSprite?

In a game, we add a body for each sprite, the method is: createBodyAtLocation:(CGPoint) forSprite:(Box2DSprite*)sprite In which we create the body and we attach it to the sprite in parameter: ...
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cocos2dx - Swipe and cut the sprite

I am trying to implement swipe and cut a sprite using cocos2dx and inbuilt chipmunk. For the solution I have done following things Enabled physics in the scene, so that the body falls on cut. ...
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How can i get a value from object in tmx file in Cocos2d x 3.x?

I want to set my sprite in x coordinate based on an object in TMX map file, this is my code: tileMap = cocos2d::TMXTiledMap::create("ground.tmx"); ground = tileMap->layerNamed("ground"); ...
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How can i get object from TMXTiledMap and store it in Dictionary variable ?

I've been following a tutorial to make tiled map in cocos2d x 3.0 , but i couldnt complete the rest of the tutorial because its for coco2d x 2.0 version, How can i get a value of property that is ...
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How change the size of sprite in cocos2d?

I want to change the scale of sprite like a paper in 'Paper Toss' game. 'Paper Toss' is the game is available on the App store. I want to make a sprite like a paper and change the scale of sprite ...
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Show emoji colors in CCLabelTTF in Cocos2D v2.0

Is there a way to show the colors of emoji characters in a CCLabelTTF? As it stands, all my emojis appear monotoned in the color set by the CCLabelTTF. If not, is there an alternative CCLabel I should ...
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How to create a line that is always connected to two Objects. (iPhone, Cocos2d)

I'm wanting to create a rope like animation effect. I don't need any kind of rope physics, all I need is a straight line connected to Object A and the other end connected to object B. Object A and B ...
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How to extend Tiled and Cocos2d to create an Isometric map that supports elevation

I've been looking and looking and looking, and I cannot seem to find a solution out there for making a game that uses cocos2d and Tiled to make an isometric map that supports elevation. I am not ...
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Cocos2d pause game freezes the screen

I am trying to create pause screen for my game. The game is developed upon continuous scrolling background (top to bottom) with obstacles which are moving independently (left to right). Below is the ...
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Playing Multiple Sound effects isssue in cocos2d-x

Please help if someone faced this issue. I have a sound effect 3sec long which need to be played repeatedly for some time of 10 to 15 secs. Implemented like below: ...
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Loading Textures in Background Cocos2d Objective C loading CCScene

I am allocating a few CCScene subclasses, but when I do this, it takes more than 10 seconds. What I am trying to achieve is to perform a small CCAmimation, such as a loading logo glowing. My question ...
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CCActionMoveBy doesnot working properly when the action called for many of the sprite in cocos2d

I have an issue with CCActionMoveBy when I call the movement action for many of my sprites. I need to move to a certain position and then remove it from the scene. My problem is If the call the ...
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Using Tile Maps with cocos2d - how do I handle a large amount of images?

I am building a game where the users (players) can build their own town. There they can build houses, add furniture to the houses etc etc. Basically similar to The Sims. I am using the Tiled Map ...
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Get Facebook Picture in Cocos2d-iphone V3

I'm trying to get the profile picture from Facebook, but I'm getting the following error: Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[UIImage ...
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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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Cocos2d: Positioning Sprites in complex layout patterns [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to manage the positioning of many sprites in pre-set and complicated patterns? Currently the brute-force method is to painstakingly code each sprite ...
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Mathematics of difficulty acceleration in endless runners

I'm currently working on an endless runner and was wondering about the growth of difficulty in the game. Is the acceleration of difficulty highly specific to games or are there standard growth ...
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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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CCTextField won't appear

I can't seem to add a CCTextField in my physics node, I tried all different methods, but it's still not happening. Here's my code: CCTextField *tf = [[CCTextField alloc] init]; tf.contentSize = ...
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Recommended book for cocos2d? [closed]

I'm an experienced programmer that recently got into iOS development by working through the big nerd ranch book by Aaron Hillegass and Joe Conway. I loved the way the book was structured in terms of ...
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How can I add an impulse to specific rigid bodies at rest?

Scenario Rocks falling down a rocky slope, with a flat surface at the bottom. When they land on the surface, the rocks move slightly before coming to a rest. GLESDebugDraw shows the bright orange ...