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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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How can I set a system's emission rate using Particle Designer 2.0?

In cocos2d-iphone (2.1), CCParticleSystem has a property called emissionRate. Is there any way to set it using Particle Designer 2.0? I've tried all the various settings but there doesn't seem to be ...
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3d transformation of game world keeping gameplay 2d - COCOS2D 2.0

Using: COCOS2D + iOS. I want to rotate the game world, may be loading another .tmx file for another dimensions when user want to switch dimension. the effect what I am looking for is something like ...
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how to predict enemy postion to shoot bullet same kingdom rush

i'm doing a tower defense game same kingdom rush, enemy can run curve not only linearly. i found this link : 2D tower defense - A bullet to an enemy but this link use only for enemy run linearly. ...
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cocos2d collision detection between two ccsprites i am using boundingBox but this method is not working [closed]

I am making a cocos2d side scroller and I am currently putting collision detection in. I have an enemy that shoots at the player. I want to have the bullets disappear when they hit the player. The ...
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Tile Maps and vertexZ order for sprites

Here is the setup. I have a orthogonal tile map made with Tiled. There are 5 layers. The bottom 4 comprise the background, while the top layer is the foreground that I will refer to as the “tree” ...
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cocos2d ccTouchEnded: Removing a Touch

These are my ccTouch__ methods. Note that I am using the singular form of the functions (ie. ccTouchBegan v. ccTouchesBegan (don't know if that has anything to do with it, but it can't hurt to point ...
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Cocos2d how to correctly preload a spritesheet before the scene start?

I'm working on a game with Objective-C and Cocos2d, the game has a huge number of images, and obviously as I add images on the spritesheet (well yes I'm using spritesheets) the loading time get ...
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Store and create game objects at positions along terrain

I have a circular character that rolls down terrain like that shown in the picture below. The terrain is created from an array holding 1000 points. The ground is drawn one screen width infront and ...
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Using fully cropped sprites with TexturePacker and Cocos2d

When using texturepacker, you can set your trim-mode to crop. This is nice, because when a sprite loads in cocos2d your bounding box will only be the visible area of your sprite - which is useful for ...
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Sprite sheet resolutions and Tile Maps

I am making a game using Cocos2d-x and want to support multiple mobile phone resolutions and sizes. Right now I have made my game sprite sheets set on a resolution of iPad Retina's resolution of ...
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Box2d : How to apply a force to keep swinging from left to right?

i'm losing myself in this... Situation: Working on a game in cocos2d with box2d and I have a ropejoint between one fixed body and one dynamic body. When I drop the dynamic body is swings from left ...
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Converting data file of Sprite Atlas from JSON to Cocos 2D

I have an existing Sprite Atlas with its data file in JSON format. How do I convert it for use with Cocos 2D and other frameworks ? I tried poking around in Texture Packer which supports publishing ...
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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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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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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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Image Texture Tracing Algorithm - Cocos2D Box2D

Context: I am working on a 2D Destructible Terrain engine for Cocos2D with Box2D. All images, when a level loads, have their border's traced and cached for the purposes of forming Box2D b2EdgeShape ...
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UITapGestureRecognizer fast tapping not working [closed]

I have initialized UITapGesture as follows: tapGestureRecognizer = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(handleSingleTap:)]; tapGestureRecognizer.numberOfTapsRequired = ...
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Display CCSprites with a delay

I am a beginner in cocos2d and I wanted to display coin CCSprites as soon as it moves off the screen with a 5 second delay. So this is what I wrote in my main gameplay layer to add 7 coins in a row: ...
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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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Using CAShaperLayer within COCOS2d

My class X is interited from CCLayer. @interface X : CCLayer Then in X, I added an instance variable of type CAShapeLayer. CAShapeLayer *_Circle I drew the Circle using UIBezierPath. Now if I try ...
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Cocos2D SpriteBatchNode vrs. SpriteFrameCache… I do not see any performance difference

I have tried using both ways... adding the .png file on the cache with SpriteFrameCache.. adding .plist with spritebatchnode adding the correspoding .png file, I didnt see any performance ...
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Cocos2D: Box2D body that is movable by one type of object but not another

I'm in the process of creating a simple platform game using Cocos2D 2.0 and Box2D. I'm trying to create a kind of crate object that cannot be moved by the player, but that can be moved by an elephant ...
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Why are my sprite sheet's frames not visible in Cocos Builder?

I have created a sprite sheet with zwoptex. Then I just dragged the .plist and .png files to my Cocos Builder project. After this I wanted to take a sprite frame and set it to a sprite: But the ...
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Determining explosion radius damage - Circle to Rectangle 2D

One of the Cocos2D games I am working on has circular explosion effects. These explosion effects need to deal a percentage of their set maximum damage to all game characters (represented by ...
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Cocos2d sprite's parent not reflecting true scale value

I am encountering issues with determining a CCSprite's parent node's scale value. In my game I have a class that extends CCLayer and scales itself based on game triggers. Certain child sprites of ...
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Setting Higher Z-Index for Sprite

For my game, I have to set highest z index for my sprite. At present, I wrote following code but didn't work for me. Sprite houseSprite = new Sprite(pX, pY, ...
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Best way to determine surface normal for a group of pixels?

One of my current endeavors is creating a 2D destructible terrain engine for iOS Cocos2D (See https://github.com/crebstar/PWNDestructibleTerrain ). It is in an infant stages no doubt, but I have made ...
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Serious gameplay issue by spawning enemies according to elapsed time

EDIT: I have changed the title as I think that this is a general gamedevelopment question but, on a technical note, I am using Cocos2d v2.0 Some time ago I had asked a question on which was the most ...
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What are the pros and cons of GameSalad versus Cocos2D?

I am currently using the Cocos2D framework for creating my game but I just happened to come across GameSalad and was amazed by this video. GameSalad claims to allow you to create games without ...
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Android cocos2d getting a sprite to continuously move to a dynamic position

I tried using the MoveTo method in cocos2d to get a sprite to continuously follow my player sprite: CCMoveTo actionMove = CCMoveTo.action(actualDuration, player.getPosition()); CCSequence actions = ...
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Can CCAnimations be paused?

I am new to cocos2d. I am using CCAnimation. It's working fine, except I want to pause the animation occasionally. How do I do this? Here's what I'm doing so far: [mySprite ...
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Android cocos2d removing a sprite after animation

I have an object going across the screen with an animation using the following code: CCSpriteFrameCache.sharedSpriteFrameCache().addSpriteFrames("ninjastar.plist"); CCSpriteSheet projectileSheet = ...
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Snapping of irregular images in iphone puzzle app

I am working on puzzle app in which i need to snap irregular shapes as they come in contact of one another as i am new to game development so i dont have any idea how to achieve this functionality in ...
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using lua in kobold2d to control parameters

Is there a tutorial on using LUA in Kobold2d? I want to know if its possible to use it to control the game behavior (like max speed decrease of timer, and bonus points) by uploading a new script to ...
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How to flip card by a corner?

After searching "flip card" in google and our stackexchange site, there is no result and I have no ideas about how to flip a card by a corner. I am developing a ios card game with cocos2d, in this ...
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Can I switch scenes by swipe gesture or drag?

Can I switch scenes by swipe gesture or drag? In my game, there are three main scenes, each of them has several layers which have some UI elements, these elements have some tap gesture. I already ...
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cocos2d-xna CCScale9Sprite usage [closed]

I'm trying to get a CCControlButton to render on my game. Using a basic CCScale9Sprite as the button's background works using the following: var myScale9Sprite = ...
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Semi Transparent Background in Scene [closed]

In my game I want to create game over scene which is semi transparent so game scene become partially visible. Game over scene contain several button that are not transparent but I need only ...
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Rotate Box Sprite With Circle Body

I want to rotate my rectangular sprite with circle body. The problem is the body doest not attached to the centre of the sprite. This was the default behaviour of the body and sprite. But I want that ...
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Repeat image on a fixed background, Cocos2D?

I'm quite new to Cocos2d, does anyone know how to create a background that would be one fixed screen (no scrolling), with a small image just repeated to the whole size of the screen - depending on ...
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Changing background images frequently within a specific time range with Cocos2D

I am working on a game development project for Android. We use the Cocos2d framework. I have to design a page which contains two background images, I need to switch these images repeatedly within ...
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cocos2d - exclude GUI layer transformation

I have a game layer that should be pannable and pinchable and a GUI layer as an overlay that's excluded from the transformations. I added the pinch and pan gesture recognizer to the view and set the ...
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Debug Render In Cocos2d Android

I want to implement debug render for cocos2d android.So I can view how bodies are created. Right now I use gdx.jar file for box2d and load that jar file following way. static { ...
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Cocos2d Vertical Doodle-Jump Like Scrolling [duplicate]

Good afternoon, For the past few days I've been making a game very similar to DoodleJump in the sense that it involves a main character, things to jump on, certain powerups and some monsters. I've ...
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Preserving Cocos2D context between UIKit screens

My app is designed to use Cocos2D in the "main game screen" but the rest of the screens are in UIKit. While I feel that this isn't ideal, I really don't have time to port the rest of the screens into ...
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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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Parallax With Box2d iphone

I am creating the simple game. In that game car will move and obstacles will come in the car way we will have to save that car from that obstacles. What I have done. I have created the car with the ...
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8-bit Game: To pre-scale images, or post scale my Cocos2d scene. Which is the better approach?

I'm wanting to develop a game with an 8-bit feel. Since this game is mostly for my personal enjoyment, I've set a requirement that I want my game to have an 8-Bit feel to it that is most similar the ...