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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Counting multiple touches using Cocos2dx 3.2

I'm trying to count the number of active touches in screen in order to perform an an action in case that there are two touches: auto jumpListener = EventListenerTouchAllAtOnce::create(); ...
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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/Cocos2d-x Attaching an arrow (sprite) to another body sprite (person)

I am trying to set up a simple bow and arrow game. When the arrow hits the enemy body, the arrow's body is deleted and the arrow sprite continues to update, keeping the position correct in relation to ...
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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 - Physics bodies randomly loosing Velocity along an axis after impact

This just started occurring and seems to randomly happen during, and between, game sessions. A dynamic moving body collides with a static body and instead of bouncing off looses (almost completely) ...
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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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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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Cocos2d-x v3.1 for WinPhone 8 auto change texture after resumed from background

I have some sprites in my game (for Windows Phone 8). These are my steps to reproduce the problem: Open game Play (this is an optional step) Press Windows button to send game to background Press ...
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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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Right-To-Left Text Direction in Cocos2dx

I want to use Persian/Arabic text beside English in whether Label or ui::Text. Persian is a Right-to-Left and English is a Left-to-Right language and so I have problem to combine them in one string. ...
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Cocos2dx - Trail

I'd like to implement a trail (like the white circles in Angry Birds) that chase my Sprite. I already used CCMotionStreak, but the trail texture is "stretched" instead. Anyone has an idea how to make ...
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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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How to optimize my lighting shader?

I want to create a lighting effect on a gray-scaled world using cocos2d-x. What I've done is creating a layer which runs a shader program that receives light positions and radiuses as input and ...
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Need Help with Cocos2d Ver 3.3 AudioEngine

So I have 2 audio files that I want to play at different times: background.wav a sneeze.wav. I believe that I have to convert both wav files into mp3, caf and ogg files. Then I do this: static ...
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post on Facebook from cocos2d-x on windows phone

Is it possible to share/post on Facebook from cocos2d-x on windows phone. Is there any example/tutorial available.
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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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Why current scene in cocos2dx has no children when accessed from outside scene class?

I want to access a sprite in a scene, but I cannot get the running scene from outside the scene class. The scene is created using: Scene* MyScene::createScene() { auto scene = Scene::create(); ...
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Playing a sprite sheet animation in Cocos2D-x

I'm trying to create an animation using a sprite sheet in Cocos2D-x. I'm doing the following. The game doesn't crash but the screen is still blank. bool HelloWorld::init() { ...
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Cocos2dx How to show different parts of a scene in a split screen

I come from an SFML background and you could show different parts of a scene in split screens by manipulating sf::View. Is there any way to do it with Cocos2dx? I plan to make a split screen game but ...
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How can i create a message box with callback on ok?

I need to create a message box with ok button and when user touch ok , it will have to execute a callback.I am new to this and couldn't find any articles in the doc.
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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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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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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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Cocos2dx - Touch not recognized on Android

I'm having trouble with a touch listener not picking up touch events on android, but doing fine in windows (mouse input). I've got a Node listening for touches (not a Layer), but from what I've been ...
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Mobile game: Optimization only working on some devices / Render big texture causes stuttering after level load

I'm currently optimizing the rendering of the background of my mobile game. The background consists basically of many colored dots. Since the background is static I'm able ro render the whole ...
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Cocos2dx+Chipmunk: Fully elastic collision between moving bodies

I'm using Cocos2dx and the built in Chipmunk physics engine, and currently I've got my PhysicsBodys' materials set up with: Density=0 Restitution=1 Friction=0 in order to get fully elastic ...
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How to serve user generated levels? [closed]

What is the easiest way to store online and serve user-generated levels? What client-server architecture should I use? Will I need backend code, or just a database? What database would be the easiest ...
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How do I use CC_CALLBACK for external classes in Cocos2dx v3.2?

I've been having problems with using 'CC_CALLBACK_#' (i.e. CC_CALLBACK_0, CC_CALLBACK_1). It works alright if I am using it to call a function from the class (Using 'GameScene' class for this example) ...
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Randomize and display sprites in a 4x6 grid - Cocos2d-x

I am creating a card matching game. I have a vector that stores 16 unique cards. I am trying to randomize the order and select only the first 12 cards, then setup in a 4x6 grid for a total of 24 ...
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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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Isometric Tile maps in Cocos2d-x [closed]

Is there an specific isometric tile map handler in cocos2d-x? I can't find any.
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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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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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Cocos2d-x supporting multi-resolution using density independent pixels

Is there a way to use Density Independent pixels(dp) in cocos2d-x? I am developing an Android game using Cocos2d-x 3.0. The Android reference ...
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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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How to prevent showing outside of Game Map ( Cocos2D-x ) ( Scrolling game )

I'm trying to make a tower defense game and it can zoom in/out and scrolling over my world map. How to scroll over the game and how to restrict it not to show outside of my map(black area). At below ...
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Box2d - Attaching a fired arrow to a moving enemy

I am firing an arrow from the player to moving enemies. When the arrow hits the enemy, I want it to attach exactly where it hit and cause the enemy (a square) to tumble to the ground. Excluding the ...
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Implement Camera (former: CCCamera) v2 in cocos2d-x v3.3

we want to port camera code from cocos2d-x version 2 to version 3.3 with the goal to imitate the behaviour of a CCCamera in cocos2d-x version 2 exactly. You can assume that values for "eye" and "up" ...
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change animations when touch sprites [closed]

In the following function I want to change the animation when I touch on the button. But the game crash and exit. What's wrong with this code ? bool GameScene::onTouchBegan(cocos2d::Touch *touch ...
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How can I obtain information about the GPU in Cocos2d-x?

I'm trying to obtain information about the GPU that is running the game in order to use the correct texture compression for that GPU: std::string GPUInfo::getTC() { std::string TC; ...
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having problem with preloading plist file in Cocos2d-x

I am using Cocos2d-x engine with 3.2 version. In my splash screen i am prefeching plist by below line SpriteFrameCache::getInstance()->addSpriteFramesWithFile("ui.plist"); Now inside game when ...
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cocos2dx: Your 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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How do I handle rope physics with fixed ends and a sliding weight?

I've been interested in rope physics recently—I've successfully implemented a simple Verlet rope with moveable ends. Now I am trying something a little different: I want to start by recreating the ...
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Implementing one-way platforms in Chipmunk

I am making game in cocos2d-x, but it's the first time I am using a physics engine i.e. Chipmunk. (It's built-in to cocos2d-x.) I want to make a one-way platform: When my character jumps into a ...
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Cocos2d-x how to draw in specific free form area

Here https://github.com/mikeccy/cocos2dx-finger-paint/blob/master/Classes/HelloWorldScene.h and https://github.com/mikeccy/cocos2dx-finger-paint/blob/master/Classes/HelloWorldScene.cpp you can see how ...
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Cocos2dx - Physics - Abort() When Changing Dynamic PhysicBody to Static?

I just learned cocos2dx v3.3 integrated chipmunk physics engine. Here ,as you see, I create a simple circle with physic as: auto sprite = Sprite::create("circle.png"); auto body = ...
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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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Filling up the empty blocks when the player touches the safe zone again! using cocos2d

Hi guys i am stuck with filling up the data of all the blocks which are empty like the ones in the image. As you can see there i have a pacman like object where i will be moving around. But when ...
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applyImpulse on CCSprite not making realistic moves

I am developing a jump game, in that when tapped on screen, I need to make the player jump up. So, I used following code. [_player.physicsBody applyImpulse: ccp(0, player.physicsBody.mass * 155)]; ...