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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why am I seeing unbounded memory usage in my WP8 game?

I recently upgraded to VS2012 and tried my game out on the new WP8 emulators. I was dismayed to find out the emulator now crashes and throws an out of memory exception during my sprite loading ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Remove HUD from Child Scene

For my game, I create game scene for which I set HUD to it. First my game scene use BoundCamera, so I use hud to set score text, dollar text and setting button. Now on game scene when I touch on ...
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How to create strength meter?

I am creating game like bow and arrow. I want my hero will shoot the arrow with the strength meter, how will create the power?
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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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How to execute AI in Cocos2d (replacing the Update method)

What is the best way to run AI in Cocos2d? I already have my AI implementations. Normally I would execute AI in my game loop by checking how much time has elapsed since last AI execution and whether ...
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Game design and SoC

I've been working on a little game for the last few months, trying to approach it as a software engineer and employ best patterns and practices in my coding. I have gotten to the point where I have to ...
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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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Blending transition in cocos2d

In my cocos2d-iphone game, I have 2 backgrounds (CCnodes), each containing a quite complex hierarchy of sprites. I would like to make a smooth transition between them: Initially, only the first ...
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Presenting game center leaderboard

I have the following code: -(void)showLeaderboard { GKLeaderboardViewController *leaderboardController = [[GKLeaderboardViewController alloc] init]; if (leaderboardController != NULL) { ...
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Integrating game center into cocos2d

I have a Cocos 2d game in which I want to have achievements and a leader-board. What are the steps I would need to take? Thanks P.S All of the tutorials I have found are outdated. So please write ...
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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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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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GUI device for throwing a ball

The hero has a ball, which shall be thrown with accuracy in a court on iPhone/iPad. The player is seen from above, in a 2D view. In game play, the player reach is between 1/15 and 1/6 of the height of ...
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The best way to structure/design game code [closed]

My question is quite broad and related to the 2D game code design/architecture/structure. Usually the main game consists of the main loop where you update & render your world states. However, ...
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Importance of scripting engine at Cocos2d Game Engine

Each Game Engine is different and solves different problems in different ways, so the engine design does vary greatly from engine to engine (even though a lot of principles are shared from engine to ...
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Side scroll game with 8000xScreen_Height, which technique is best

I got one new requirement for iOS side scroll game with screen size : 8000xScreen_Height For this, tileMap is best or normal texture based is best? I need to use parallax background too. Help me to ...
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Cocos2d Tiled Dynamic Object Layer

I'm trying to develop a cocos2d tiled based game using a sort of 'dynamic' object layer. What I want to do is after the tiled map is loaded, the user can drag something into the map and that will ...
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cocos2d/OpenGL multitexturing problem

I've got a simple shader to test multitextureing the problem is both samplers are using same image as their reference. the shader code is basically just this : vec4 mid = ...
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Crash due to removal of Elements like CCSprite from NSMutableArray

So, here's how it goes. I am currently working on Cocos2d game, which consists of many Obstacles. One obstacle gets added on the screen at an interval of 10 seconds like this. ObstacleSprite* ...
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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 fly enemies like galaxian game enemies?

I am developing game like galaxian and using cocos2d with box2d .I don't have idea how to create enemies like galaxian game enemies and how do they fly over the screen. ...
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Separating UI and logic in Objective-C at iOS based Games

How to separate UI and logic in Objective-C based mobile games? To develop games, I use Cocos2d library. I need a good reference to separate my UI code from game logic code.
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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 get all child with same tag from CCLayer?

Actually i am working with cocos2d Game. I am using CCLayer for particular scene. now there are so many buttons means CCMenuitems are available. I want to disable that all menuitems having same tags.
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What is the correct way to implement hit detection with non-rectangular sprites?

What is the correct way to implement hit or touch detection for non-rectangular sprites in Cocos2d? I am working on a jigsaw puzzle, so our sprites have some strange forms (jigsaw puzzle bricks). As ...
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use of undeclared identifier 'GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY'

Anyone please help me .i am working on sneakyjoystick class when i import these class some error are identified they are following :- use of undeclared identifier 'GL_TEXTURE_COORD_ARRAY' use of ...
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My Sprite comes out the screen

If i an action moves the sprite,how can i keep the CCSprite on the screen???? this is my code: [enemy runAction:[CCSequence actions:[CCMoveBy actionWithDuration:2.0 position:ccp(-winSize.width*0.4, ...