cocos2d-x is a cross plaform port of cocos2d-iphone using C++. It supports iOS, Mac, Android, Samsung Bada, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Windows and Linux. It has built-in bindings for Lua and Javascript.

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Issue porting Cocos2d-x to Android

I've written a basic game using Cocos2D-x on XCode. It works fine on the iPhone. Now I'm trying to port it to Android. When I run the script ./build_native.sh inside the proj.android folder, it gives ...
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in-app purchase in cocosSd-x 3.0

I am working within a team, and we're at the point of finishing our first cocos2d-x c++ application. We want to add in-app purchases. for what, we made a search for this. We found 2 solutions: 1- ...
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Cocos2d-x 3.0 animation frame by frame

As I know animations are actions. Now I need to play animation frame by frame. Say I have an animation from N frames. each frame should be played after t delay. Now I want to play animation frame by ...
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What's the equivalent of UIBezierPath in Cocos2d-x?

I'm beginner in Cocos2d-x , and i want to implement this tutorial with Cocos2d-x v.3 cpp, but the problem i dont know if there's UIBezierPath in cocos2d-x. Could you help me to draw the Bezier Arrow ...
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using eclipse instead of visual studio for cocos2d-x project

im using coco2d-x v 3.0 i made a new windows project to test it and it is working but when i try to build and run a project using this command cocos run -p win32 it is print this error it seem ...
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Determine speed of sprite

I'm trying to calculate the speed of my sprites in Cocos2d but I'm having some difficulties. I'm not sure which units of time/speed cocos2d uses. My background sprite moves 2 positions to left each ...
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Best logic to create and drop new gems in a Match-3 game

In a simple match-3 game, with a square gems matrix creating and dropping new gems is fairly simple: when needed I generate those gems above the matrix and then I make them fall into the main matrix ...
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How do I separate testable game logic from my UI in Cocos2d-x?

I read some articles on why I should separate game logic and UI code: That makes it possible to test game logic code can be independently of the rest. However, I am having trouble implementing this in ...
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Tower Defense Search Enemies Efficiently

I had a problem with the build of a TD. I got a slow - non efficient search for towers find targets to shoot. PD: enemies[] got all the active & non-active enemies (death and alive) ->Im using ...
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How do you create 2D skeletal animations without extra software? [closed]

I'm working on a Cocos2d-x game and I'm developing on Windows. What I want is to make some skeletal animations, without using a tool or extra software to do so?
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translate-scroll repeated 2d texture using opengl shader

I managed to implement an infinite 2d texture scrolling using the following shader. btw I'm using cocos2d-x 2.2.1. The vertex shader: attribute vec4 a_position; attribute vec2 a_texCoord; #ifdef ...
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box2d's ApplyForce works wrong after cocos2d-x's replaceScene

i'm practicing making a breakout game, using cocos2d-x 3.x and box2d, referencing here. i create a ball in the scene's init function and apply force. when ball hits bottom wall, if i touch screen ...
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How can I list files in a folder from JavaScript in cocos2d-x?

I need to list all the files in the res folder from a JavaScript script in cocos2d-x. What would be the most efficient way to do this? To keep compatibility with Cocos2d-html5 a JavaScript-only ...
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Create tile map in Cocos2D-X by not using TMX file

I used to make a tile base game in Windows with my own tile map file, but it is a static tile map. I use an 2D array to store of my tile map. Now I want to make game in smartphone by using Cocos2D-X, ...
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Should I draw directly on a CCLayer or a CCSprite?

Now I am a little confused in my cocos2d-x cpp project. I want to draw lines with user's finger touch. Following the screenshot of a CCScene: In the screen, there are two squares. I want show an ...
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Collision function calls before colliding

My Box2D contact listener class is calling post solve and beginning the contact function before colliding? This is causing my object to bounce back before hitting the ground. What could be causing ...
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How to find collision detection side between two objects?

I am using box2D and I have two objects, one is bouncy ball and the other one is block. I'd like to find which side of the block is collided with, so I can only make the ball bounce when it hits the ...
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Design virtual resolution for 2D development in Unity

I came to Unity with Cocos2D-X experience in mind. In Cocos2D-X, I can choose a "virtual" screen resolution size to rely on the entire game during development and the game will automatically adapt to ...
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cocos2dx- set draw() method interval time

What is the default interval of draw method call in cocos2dx engine? Can we set it manually? I couldn't find much information about it online. After researching a bit I found that update() method ...
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Implementing `fling` logic without pan gesture recognizers

So I am trying to port over a simple game that I originally wrote to iphone into cocos2d-x. I've hit a minor bump however in implementing simple 'fling' logic I had in the iphone version that is ...
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Cocos2dx- Draw primitives(polygons) on Update

In my game I'm trying to draw polygons on on each step i.e. update method. I call draw() method to draw new polygon with dynamic vertices. Following is my code: void HelloWorld::draw () { ...
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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 ...
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Limiting the speed of a dragged sprite in Cocos2dx

I am trying to drag a row of sprites using ccTouchesMoved. By that I mean that there is a row of sprites (they are colored squares) lined up next to each other and if I grab one with a touch the rest ...
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Project location to perspective fake 3D view

I am trying to implement a perspective view in a 2D soccer game, such like Nintendo World Cup. In this case, the soccer pitch will look like a isosceles trapezoid, but not a rectangle in real. Here ...
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Parallax Scrolling Road-2D [duplicate]

I'm working on a racing game which will have a top view from the back camera. The image below displays a similar example. I am confused about how to achieve the movement of the road if parallax ...
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CCMoveBy values on update()

This is my problem: I have a scheduled update, here I track the movements of my objects (sprites), I move them with CCMoveBy, and I need to constantly update the zOrder. For setting the zOrder I've ...
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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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How to implement throw curve with virtual height in a 2D side-view game

I am working on a 2d side-view soccer game that looks like this image: But now I stuck on how to implement parabola pass ball. I have found many questions corresponding to my problem: Calculating ...
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How to get position of CCSprite added to CCParallaxNode?

I have a CCparallaxNodeExtras that scrolls infinite (following the space game tutorial). I added as a child a CCSprite made of other CCSprite, like this: _backgroundNode = ...
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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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What is the differencen between ccTouchesEnded and ccTouchEnded

I'm learning cocos2d-x. Following the tutorial I found that ccTouchesEnded works perfectly in linux (and windows) but when I replace by ccTouchEnded the event isn't detected anymore. What are ...
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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 switch sprite animations in cocos2d-x?

I have a "GameCharacter" class where I have a sprite for my main character in the game, I loaded the frames and animations correctly. I can switch between animations with single touches or swiping ...
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Cocos2d-x Finding if a CCPoint is inside a sprite rect

I'm afraid that I'm missing something. This is what I've done: I've made a scene using layers (Gimp), then I've exported the layers with the image size, that way I thought would be more easy to add ...
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How to set multiple animations in cocos2d-x

I'm currently starting with cocos2d-x to build games for blackberry/android/iOS. I have the png and plist for the animations of a character created with texturepacker. I load them with ...
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How to Initilize CCPoint Array from String?

I've got string like this: {{0,168},{20,20}}, here indicates two points. I want to get them out to initialize my CCPoint. Do you guys know how to convert this?
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Is it a good idea to use box2d to control sprite movement in a 2D game?

I'm trying to use Box2D to control sprite movement.Some burning issues are these: 1.When I trying to move the sprite on a slope or a lean barrier. The sprite will move off the slope which is not what ...
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Not able to change the background of the scene in cocos2dx android

I have started Game Development using Cocos2d-x. And started with HelloWorld sample game. I am able to run this sample game. But when I try to change the Background Color, I am getting error in ...
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Cocos2d-x cross platform development

I want to make a game with my friends on iOs, Android, WP operating systems. We decided to use a cocos2d-x and develop the core of the game on C++. What will be the right way of developing so that we ...
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Coordinate and positioning problem on iOS with cocos2d-x

I'm using cocos2d-x alongside with Marmalade and running some tests and tutorials before starting an actual project with them. So far things are working reasonably well on the windows simulator, ...
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Changing the rendering resolution while maintaining the design layout

I would like to increase the FPS of my project. Currently I would like to try reducing the resolution at which the scenes are rendered. Let's say I never want to draw more than 1280*720. What ever ...
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cocos2dx - Custom Fragment Shader and CCRenderTexture

I have a CCRenderTexture that is filled with a sprite when the scene is loaded, as follows, canvas = CCRenderTexture::create(this->getContentSize().width, this->getContentSize().height); ...
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Multi Resolution graphic for ios 4 and ios 5 [duplicate]

I have used cocos2d-x to develop a game for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 with different screen sizes (3.5 inch and 4 inch) First, my resource are designed for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s with 3.5 inch ...
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Can't Build Cocos2Dx emscripten project [closed]

I need to port a Cocos2D-x project to Web (JS+HTML5). I'm trying to compile cocos2D-x samples using the emscripten project for cocos2d-x, and I've followed this tutorial ...
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why is Lua so important ( frequently used ) in game development [duplicate]

I have written some small games for fun myself, but never used Lua myself. I have seen people discussing Lua's use in games everywhere. The question is: What benefit can I get from using Lua in game ...
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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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how to re-use a sprite in cocos2d-x

some times it takes time to create the sprite structures in the scene, I might need to setup structures inside this sprite to meet requirement, thus I would hope to reuse such structures with the game ...
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does cocos2d cache texture automatically

I know if we want the textures cached we can use the sharedtexture manager to cache them, but since this is on mobile platform , why don't cocos2d-x just do this for all texture loads ? when creating ...
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How to achieve smooth movement with a fixed timestep

Previously in the update method of my game I was using a variable time step which provided very smooth movement of a player sprite except when the frame rate would drop, even slightly. At that point I ...
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cocos2d-x export plist from images in windows free tool to use [closed]

as i learn to use cocos2d-x in the part on which i need to animate sprite images all the tutorials shows how to use something that called plist file that maps the coordinates of the images clips . ...