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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tunnel effect cocos2d

I am looking to create a similar tunnel effect in COCOS2D (iOS). Could anyone suggest any pointers? ref Video 1 ref Video 2 Till now I have tried with several ring shape sprites with decreasing ...
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How to play animations in Cocos2d-x?

I'm new to Cocos2d-x and looking for a good way/tutorial on how to play animations in Cocos2d-x.
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Puzzle game: clipping of non-convex polygons on the figures

I have an original figure in the SVG file. I need to break it randomly on parts, an example of which is specified below: I have an idea, to use for partitioning Voronoi diagram (Fortune's algorithm). ...
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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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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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difference between cocos2d-x vs cocos2d-js

I'm just moving towards native apps... A friend of mine told me to start with cocos2d, I'm good in javascript. While searching google for cocos2d, and within cocos2d-x.org I found cocos2d-x ...
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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-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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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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Lua or C++ in Cococ2d-x

I am going to use Cocos2d-x to make a game for Android and ios, but my question is, do I use the Lua integration or only c++, I see Lua useful here because the compilation thing. Or do I use only Lua ...
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Different iPhone screen resolutions and game graphics

We are developing a 2D game for iPhone using cocos2d-x. The artists are drawing the raster graphic for a resoluion of 640x960. For older iPhone devices, those that have a resolution of 320x480, should ...
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How can I speed up cocos2d game engine?

I am developing a tower-defense game and I want to permit user to change game engine speed ,for example rotation speed of towers,rockets speed ,enemies moving speed ,counters and etc proportionally. ...
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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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Create an infinite scroll using CCParallaxNode in Cocos2D-X

I'm trying to create an infinite scroll using two images in a CCParallaxNode, making one move to the end of the scroll when it gets off the screen. I have tried several implementations but none has ...
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How to setup Cocos2D-X (Android) under Mac OS X?

Hi I've made a small game for iPhone that I also want to run on Android but I'm having problems setting up Cocos2D-X for Android. I've downloaded and installed Android SDK and NDK (under my ...
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How to use facebook sdk on a cocos2dx-project

I'm doing a game cocos2d-x, when user gets a high score, I want them to touch on the Facebook icon and share the high score on their Facebook account timeline. tutorials on facebook.developer.com ...
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Getting the height of Keyboard on Android

Hi I need to know the height of my keyboard so I can move up some textfield I have in my app. I'm using cocos2D-X but the app don't recognize the keyboardWillShow method. Thanks
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Sprite Animation using cocos2dx 2.0.2

I am trying to implement sprite animation using coco2dx. I have tried several demos, but all of them are same. While I tried, getting violation error in my code. ...
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Callback a function when a label is touched in cocos2d-x?

How do I callback a function when label is touched in cocos2d-x?
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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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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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Deep Cloning C++ class that inherits CCNode in Cocos2dx [closed]

I'm stuck with something in Cocos2dx ... When i copy my class that inherits CCNode, i get a shallow copy of my class but the base type seem to still point to the original node address. We dont seem ...
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How to make expanding ring with constant thickness?

I need to generate this burst or (donut-shaped) pulse. I'm having a difficult time how to generate such shape. At first, I was thinking of scaling the image but that didnt work out because the line or ...
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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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Implementing a sine using a bezier curve

I'm developing a 2D game using Cocos2d-x. Is possible to use CCBezierTo to parameterize a sine function?
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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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Handle Multiple Scene

For my game, now I adopt the strategy to create multiple scene. For this I have to ask two question please provide your view for my and other members for improvement. I have created single ...
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Problem playing music and sound effects in Cocos2d-x

I'm new to Cocos2d-x and working on a mac. I'm trying to play music in my demo project but I'm unable to include "SimpleAudioEngine.h" in the default HelloWorld Project. I tried adding CocosDenshion ...
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How to handle sounds muting in settings?

I have a easy and specific question. Let's say that in my game I use singleton for playing/pausing/changing volume of specific sounds (SimpleAudioEngine in cocos2d-x). What is the best way to ...
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Water silhouette shader using GLSL

I have this problem to solve using Cocos2d-x 3.x: In my game there is water represented by rectangle texture, modified by the code on the go. I also have a character moving around, rotating etc. I ...
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Spriting Animation Method

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter At 3:00 they discuss that there is a method used to separate the parts of character into individual sprites and move them saving production time ...
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Compile cocos2d-x Windows games without Visual Studio

I want to use cocos2d-x to make a Windows game. I used the cocos console: cocos compile -p WIN32 And apparently it needs Visual Studio. Is there an alternative to build the Windows game without ...
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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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Importing a windows project into android using cocos2d-x

What I am trying to do today is to import a full project to Android, but no tutorials are available for that that I have seen. My approach was to create a new android project, copy all the classes and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Weird y offset when using custom frag shader (Cocos2d-x)

I'm trying to mask a sprite so I wrote a simple fragment shader that renders only the pixels that are not hidden under another texture (the mask). The problem is that it seems my texture has its ...
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Can I use a shader with 2 different textures in Cocos2D (x)?

We are evaluating a variety of different graphic engines for use in our game and we want to be able to use 2 different textures for many of our sprite maps. One sprite map would be the standard RGBA ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...