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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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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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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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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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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How to use UILongPressGestureRecognizer with sprite drag & wait?

May be it's asked before also but I couldn't find any good answer. Please tell me how this can be implemented with UILongPressGestureRecognizer? A user drags a sprite from X location to Y location. ...
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Why AnchorPoint doesn't affect `CCLayer` Positioning?

I think there is a different 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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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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How to make the keyboard appearing for the CCTextField static?

I'm developing a typing game and I need the keyboard all the time. I've tried becomeFirstResponder for the text field inside it but it still disappears everytime.
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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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Multi Resolution graphic for ios 4 and ios 5

i have used cocos2d-x to code game for ios 4, ios 4s, ios 5 with screen size (3.5 inch and 4 inch) First, my resource are desgined for ios 4 and ios 4s with screen size : 3.5 inch. so if i want to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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Complex Body with multiple BodyDefs

My complex body is made up of several parts some of which are static and some are dynamic and have specific positions relative to each other. Because the static/dynamic property and position goes in ...
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Cocos2D: Upgrading from OpenGL ES 1.1 to 2.0

I have recently starting upgrading my ios game to the latest Cocos2D (2.0 rc), and I am having some difficulties upgrading my texture generation code to OpenGL 2.0. In the old version I generated ...
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Creating a tilemap region of clickable buildings in cocos2d

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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Include Box2D libraries to a cocos2d project (iOS)

I have a problem including box2D to my cocos2d project. I've tried different ways to do it with no success. This is what I've done: I downloaded Box2D (Box2D_v2.2.1) to my project directory. Dragged ...
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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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Manually remove inactive CCParticleSystem from scene?

When using particle systems that have a lifetime, with CCParticleSystem and its derived classes, should I manually remove the finished systems from their parent nodes once the particle animations are ...
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I need some help with stopping individual sound effects in OALSimpleAudio

I'm trying to find out how to stop a specific sound effect rather than having to stop all of them. I'm using OALSimpleAudio. I can't seem to find how to do it. simple google searches result in ...
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Spritebuilder and CCScrollView, page indicators not showing up?

I'm using Spritebuilder to make my game, and CCScrollView usually saves me quite a bit of time. I'm trying to implement the scroll view much in the same way as the home screen on an iphone uses the ...
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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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Require game logic like temple run

I am new at game development but I have done some work in cocos2dx for iphone. I am interested to develop a game like temple run. I read that temple run is 2D game feel like 3D but I believe that I ...
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How do I get a sprite's angle after collision?

I'm using Cocos2d (version 3) and I want my hero sprite to be jostled around by incoming enemy sprites. The Chipmunk-based physics work, but I need some way to track the rotation of the sprite after a ...
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OpenGL ES object rotation around z axis

I have an object on my screen which is presented rotated and panned, But i have 2 problems regarding the z axis rotations. It's a bit tricky to explain so i uploaded 2 videos to describe each problem. ...
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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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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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Z-order for cocos2d top-down game with sprite batching

I'm trying to understand how to create z-order system like you can see in http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/ Character is above the tree when he is in front of it and vice versa. Also, I'm planning to ...
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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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Stop schedule on gameOver

I have 2 events running through time in my game. I want that when gameover starts, this events stops running This is my code: - (void)onEnter { [super onEnter]; [self ...
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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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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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Prismatic Joint causes a crash-Box2D(cocos2d)

tried to set up a prismatic joint, but I get this error upon run time: Assertion failed: (IsLocked() == false), function CreateBody, file ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I load a large tile map with cocos2d?

I am try to design a cocos2d game with a big world. The world's tile map is very big, maybe 20 iPad screen sizes worth of tiles. I want to know how to load this using a CCTMXTiledMap? If I directly ...