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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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How to use Cocos2dJS to connect to a Socket.IO server?

How can I connect to a nodejs socket.io server from a cocos2djs game? I've google all the way to no avail. I tried this but it does not work: socket = io.connect('http://192.168.254.102:7714'); if ( ...
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Which is the best Platform/Engine for a beginner for developing an Android game with following specifications [on hold]

This is a very general question for which I wouldn't mind getting equally general answer. I want to develop a simple 2D android game with following specifications: 1> A 3D object that rotates in all ...
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Mobile: Physics and movement actions

I've been using spritekit for a while for a few small games. One thing I've noticed is that spritekit is the first game framework I've used that allows me to apply move actions to physics bodies. ...
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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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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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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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How to use a mask texture with Kobold2D

I am an iOS developer but I'm new to cocos2d. I'm working on new game, I use Kobold2D, have cocos2d installed too, and I want to make this effect: I know how is done with Flash, but can't make it ...
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cocos2d-android collision map

How collision map? I have call: // Get TMX Map and associated layers/groups _map = CCTMXTiledMap.tiledMap("mapdemo.tmx"); _background = _map.layerNamed("Background"); _objects = ...
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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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Scrolling effect after touch

i'm making map for a game and need to make scrolling of map, so the main thing what i need is to calculate speed and move layer after player remove finger from screen. I make it my own, but i think ...
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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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Rendering shadow sprites in cocos2d-x

I am writing a 2D game with cocos2d-x. I want to put a "shadow" sprite on a background sprite using the equation: MAX(0, Cd * 1 - Cs * S) where Cd is the destination color (that is, a background ...
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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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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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Do SpriteBuilder's Smart Sprite Sheet need to be loaded to memory?

When I create an Smart Sprite Sheet Folder using SpriteBuilder and publish it, must I load that SpriteSheet into memory "FrameCache" with code or does SpriteBuilder do this automatically (so I just ...
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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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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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Exporting spritesheet for Cocos2d

I would like to know how people usually save the animations in order to load them easily in Cocos2d with as few hard-code as possible. E.G. The solution I thought of is to have one plist file ...
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How can I use CCClippingNode to trim the top and bottom from a CCTableView?

I'm fairly new to Cocos2d and struggling with sizing a CCTableView. How can its height be controlled so that I have space at the top and the bottom? I'm trying to visually wrap the top and bottom of ...
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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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how to build cocos2d-JS game as a native android app?

I have a cocos2d-JS game which runs in HTML5. How to I build it for android? The part I don't understand is how link cocos2d-JS to cocos2d-x. I know there's JavaScript bindings, but I can't find any ...
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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 to prevent fish eye effect when using CCOrbitCamera in Cocos2D?

Note: I'm using CocosSharp, a Xamarin C# version but the question is valid for all Cocos2D versions I presume. I'm also fine with answers in any Cocos2D dialect (there is no tag yet for CocosSharp ...
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Change sprite position

I have Sprite and i want change my Sprite position when score == 2 score = 0; auto bird = Sprite::create("bird.png"); bird->setPosition(Point(-visibleSize.width, ...
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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 do I calculate the path of something in orbit around one or more bodies?

I need to figure out how to calculate the orbit of an object around one or more bodies for a game that I am making (built on Cocos2D-Swift). The game is in two dimensions, so it's a two-dimensional ...
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How Use loop's in cocos2d-x

I've for loop which work well on Windows double speed = 35; for(int i=0; i<60 ;i++){ speed += 0.3; Sleep (1000); // sleep 1000 mili seonds } But it responds an error ...
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Cocos2d js database connection from javascript

I have been considering to write a game in cocos2d js, that I wanted to be a turn based multiplayer game. I can't seem to figure out if it is possible with cocos2d js newest version to just add the ...
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differences betwen game resolution in a different display resolution

my game is not supported on the other devices with a different resolutions. for example may character is 140w X 55h pixels which is ok on a 4 inch display but it goes wide when i tested my game on a ...
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Cocos2d v3 - addChild method make performance problems

i have currently a performance problem with the addChild method in cocos2d version 3.3. My scenario is currently that i have about ten CCNode which holds a bundle of other CCNode (about 500), i called ...
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cocos2d-js displays only one type of tile from a tmx file

I am using Tiled to produce a tmx which I use in my code using cocos2d-js. The problem is that when I run it on the browser, a wrong tile gets displayed, the first one of the image (0,0) and repeats ...
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Cocos Code IDE unable to find python

I am trying to create a new JavaScript project on Cocos Code IDE but every time it immediately give me the error message: Unable to find python. Please, click the setting button to set the python ...
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How can I run two CCActions in parallel and another one afterwards with Cocos2D?

With Cocos2D I can run two actions in parallel by simply using runAction and I can use a CCSequence two run several actions after each other. However what I could not find is: Run two actions ...
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Cocos2d rotating sprite while moving with CCBezierBy

I've done my moving actions which consists of sequences of CCBezierBy. However I would like the sprite to rotate by following the direction of the movement (like an airplane). How sould I do this with ...
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How to create Elastic rope / Rubber band in box2d?

I am trying to create the rubber band type or elastic rope. i ant to do something like bellow link. http://heyalda.com/smash-turtle/ Thanks,
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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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Need ideas on how to give my levels structure [closed]

I am making an iOS game for a project at school. It is going to be a tiny bit like Fruit Ninja, as in it will have different things on the screen, and when you hit them, they die, and you get points. ...
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Cocos2D texture distorted on android devices

The textuers are distorted (randomly) on some devices (randomly again). The game is working on IOS without problem. Checked adb logcat and I got some errors. Searched the errors but not found any ...
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Finding diagonal objects of an object in 3d space

Using Unity3d, I have a array which is having 8 GameObjects in grid and one object (which is already known) is in center like this where K is already known object. All objects are equidistant from ...
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iOS + cocos2d: how to account for sprite's position for the different device dimensions in an universal app? [duplicate]

All the questions I've seen regarding iOS universal apps (with or without cocos2d) deal with the "how to add graphics to a universal app". My question is, how does the code need to be written to ...
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How is the environment moved in endless runner games like Tiny Wings

I've always wondered how the background seen is scrolled endlessly as the main player is moving (usually to the right). With Tiny Wings I suspect that it's somehow drawn dynamically because when ...
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Implementing debug “overlay” info

This question is actually about GameEngine2D which is part of PSM SDK (for PlayStation Vita development), however as stated in documentation it's loosely based on cocos2d library. I hope that my ...
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How to create a rectangle shape in cocos2d-android

I am new to cocos2d-android. I want to create a rectangle shape in the scene .for that i am trying to do something like this. CGRect rect = CGRect.make(x,y,70,70); But it was not displaying the ...
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How can I locate the frames of a spritesheet PNG based on this PLIST data?

Someone asked me to reskin a certain game. Now he only sent me the whole sprite PNG and PLIST files of the sprites. He instructed me to rename each sprite with the same name corresponding to each ...
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Isometric projection start point

I have a question about isometric projection: Why did in all tutorials and examples start point for isometric is in left top corner ? For example in cocos2d 3.1 my start screen point in left bottom, ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...