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Does Steam provide persistent data storage to developers?

Does Steam provide persistent data storage (for custom data) to developers? For example, would an online shooter be able to store player statistics (kills, matches, player deaths, etc.) on Steam ...
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When saving data locally for a mobile game, how to protect it? [duplicate]

I am designing a mobile (iOS/Android) game and I try to save data (such as levels, coins, status) in local files. In this way, I am concerning a case that someone can just copy these files and give ...
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server/client architecture, how to combine physics data, scene graph and database over the network?

I'm writting a C++ server and a C++ client for a rpg game. The client is using OpenSceneGraph for rendering the 3D. RakNet is used for communication between the client and server. At this time, the ...
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How should data about past interactions be stored?

I have been developing a text-based rpg in C++, using sqlite as my database. When it comes to interactions that change the world around the player in some permanent fashion I have been unable to find ...
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How can I avoid sending the full game state so often?

I'm making a real-time 2D MMORPG in Java. Currently data all surrounding NPCs' and players' data is sent so frequently that the client crashes—it can't handle the data quickly enough. I'm sending data ...
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Sending block chunks through TCP

I am creating a 'Minecraft clone' and the game is going to be only multiplayer. I currently have a limited world (it's not going to be infinite) that is 512 chunks. Each chunk is 16(X) * 16(Z) * ...
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How to detect if players alter game files and stop them from entering the game server [duplicate]

as the question says. how can i check if a player modifies a file such as maps or spells in my rpg games that will be located as "/cache/spells", "/cache/maps" or "/cache/entities" and you get the ...
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Does compressing data before transfer make a game run faster?

I want to make my game as fast as possible as it is real time and fast paced. I have already decided to encrypt my data here and I was wondering whether compressing it would be faster for the client ...
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Is it worth it to encrypt data?

I am using Java to write a moderately simple video game and I need to transfer some large files (edit: Live game data and possibly assets.) between the client and the server. I need to decide whether ...
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most effective storage of logged information [closed]

I am currently implementing basic logging of information on my multiplayer game and I want to have the most effective method. To log when a player connects and disconnects to a the server it ...
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What data to store along a vertex

Is there any other recommended data I should store in the vertex buffers aside from a vertex' coordinates, normals and texture coordinates? For example data I'd need for a feature that almost every ...
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Best practice to implement persistent data when using Tiled TMX map files?

A friend of mine and I are always talking about our current progress in learning game development. Recently, saving the game (data persistence) came up, and when I summarized how I tackled that for my ...
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How can I read a portion of one Minecraft world file and write it into another?

I'm looking to read block data from one Minecraft world and write the data into certain places in another. I have a Minecraft world, let's say "TemplateWorld", and a 2D list of Point objects. I'm ...
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Drawing pathmap [Solved]

I am developing an editor for my game and I like to implement something like this (screenshot from wc3 editor): (I need the pathmap) I have one implementation already, I just store in chunk renderer ...
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How to manage Areas/Levels in an RPG?

I'm working on an RPG and I'm trying to figure out how to manage the different levels/areas in the game. Currently I create a new state (source file) for every area, defining its unique aspects. My ...
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In Android, is saving game data in a binary file a good approach?

I am nearly finished with my Android game, but I want to make sure my save format is good. I am working on a fairly large game, so data such as high scores, stars, etc. are stored for around 80 ...
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Data Locality and Polymorphism [closed]

I've been reading over the various chapters available at http://gameprogrammingpatterns.com, and in particular his chapter over Data Locality(http://gameprogrammingpatterns.com/data-locality.html) has ...
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Managing Voxel Data

I've been programming in C++ as a hobby for about 4 months now, and I've really loved creating stuff using voxels. I wrote a "game" (More of just a personal challenge, as I really only did the ...
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GameCenter and multiple user's data on same device [closed]

I was wondering. Is there any official guidance from Apple suggesting how to deal with multiple GameCenter users data on the same device? My current plan is to create one file for each user and a ...
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Map editor undo function - Not actually setting values to tiles

I'm currently attempting to implement an undo/redo function for my map editor for a tile-based 2D platformer game made with XNA. I've found a lot of resources online about this and decided to try to ...
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Separating game data/logic from rendering

I'm writing a game using C++ and OpenGL 2.1. I was thinking how could I separate the data/logic from rendering. At the moment I use a base class 'Renderable' that gives a pure virtual method to ...
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How can I convert between float3 and float2 in HLSL?

I want to offload some 3D calculations to the GPU without raising my requirements to DX10. Specifically, I am generating densities in 64x64x64 3D blocks, which fit nicely into 512x512 2D textures. I ...
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How to check metadata stored in FBX files?

Is there a way to check and edit metadata information stored in FBX files? I'm using 3ds Max's fbx exporter. Can this be done with it or is there any other tool for that? For example: adding name, ...
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How do other 2d tile-based web games record their overworld data?

I'm developing a 2d (top down) tile-based strategy game that is web based. It uses PHP and a MYSQL database along with jquery. It was originally a mostly text-based game. I have since developed what I ...
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Unlimited inventory system?

I am working on a small game, I need to add an unlimited inventory to the game but I am not sure how to do it. I have an inventory system with a specific amount of slots, here it is: <?xml ...
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Safest place to store data [closed]

What is safest possible way to store data? Specific directory? (De-)hashing method? Specific permissions? Let say I have file *.txt file; the only *.txt file. I have there important data. What can I ...
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What to do with old data?

I have a game - virtual soccer manager. It is browser based game. It is split into 'seasons' each of them takes around a half of a real year. The central game element is a soccer match, each team ...
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How do I copy box2d data from one body to another?

I want to copy all Box2D-related data (position, velocity, rotation, impulse, ...) from one body to another. This is what I've got working (with box2djsweb): var t = body.GetTransform(); ...
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HTML5 mobile game storing data

I am developing an mobile application (in HTML5) that will run on multiple platforms and will eventually have both single and multiplayer options. The current issue I have is the best method for ...
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How do I store level-data in Android?

I'm building a game where enemies come in waves. I want to create a file where I can define data about the waves (# of enemies, spawn times, speeds, etc.). I come from a background in iOS and would ...
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Tile Based Engine: Storing Tiles and Levels

I've worked with tile-based engines before (a few years ago when I was pretty green). Now that I know a bit more, I want to revisit tile-based engines but I want to approach it correctly. I want to ...
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Saving Scores Using Cookies

I've recently created a small galiga like game recently using JavaScript and HTML5. I've run into a bit of trouble saving cookies, the cookie saves, but then resets itself when the page is refreshed, ...
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How to resolve duplicate data in Entity Systems?

Whilst working on examples and upgrades for my C++ Entity System, something randomly caught the attention of my mind, by surprise: duplicate data. What I'm referring to is how an entity system that ...
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Persistent Data for Multiplayer, Browser-Based Games

What is generally used to store persistent data in online games - browser games/facebook apps, in particular? I have used MySQL in web development before - but I've read that it's not very scalable, ...
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Is it efficient to use lua to store game data?

I'm new to lua and I'm wondering, is it efficient to use lua to store game data (such as monster's description, spells). My problem is, when I try to create a monster object every second, I have to ...
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Entity property system

In lieu of a typical implementation of entity-component systems, I've gone the data-oriented route described by Jason Gregory in Game Engine Architecture. This works really well for common properties ...
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What data-type should I use for in-game currency?

In a simple business simulation game (built in Java + Slick2D), should a player's current amount of money be stored as a float or an int, or something else? In my use-case, most transactions will use ...
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Markup format or script for data files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose how to store data? The game I'm designing will be mainly written in a high level scripting language (leaning towards either Lua or Squirrel) with a C++ ...
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How to model / where to store relational data between classes

I'm trying to figure out the best design here, and I can see multiple approaches, but none that seems "right." There are three relevant classes here: Base, TradingPost, and Resource. Each Base has a ...
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Data for bingo tickets

Is there a data source for 90 and 75 ball bingo tickets? rather than coding to generate the tickets myself just trying to find a source to save me the time. Many thanks
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Settings object with singleton pattern

I need to build an object that will have only one instance because this Object is dedicated to the storage of vital settings for my application and I would like to avoid a misuse of this type or a ...
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Deleting a game object causing an access violation

I tried doing this but it cause an access violation. void GameObjectFactory::Update() { for( std::list<GameObject*>::iterator it=gameObjectList.begin() ..... (*it)->Update(); ...
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How to handle a Block World like Minecraft

I want to write a simple game with a block world like in Minecraft. My theoretical question is what is the best way to handle this block informations during playing. My first Idea was a huge array but ...
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Best practices for periodically saving game state to disk

I'm working on an MMO. All of the player and environment data lives on a server and is kept in memory. There's a "world" object which keeps track of all of the maps, characters, etc. and their ...
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Is storing data via property lists in an iPhone application's documents directory secure?

Is storing game state in plists in an iPhone application’s documents directory a secure method? Meaning, does anything other than the application have access to that directory?
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2D Collision masks for handling slopes

I've been looking at the example at: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/tutorial/collision_2d_perpixel and am trying to figure out how to adjust the sprite once a collision has been ...
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Efficient solution for multiplayer space partioning?

This question is a little tricky, but I will try to make it clear. Lets say I am building an online game (not MMO-scale), but that supports as many players as possible, in a authoritative server ...
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How can I protect my save data from casual hacking?

What options are there for saving game data in a secure manner? I'm interested in solutions specifically tailored for C++. I'm looking for something that is fast and easy to use. I'm only concerned ...
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Should i be worried about loading so much data?

So a week ago or so i asked this question: A few queries about my Map Data (& ideas of improvement, seconded opinion required) And the advice in the comment was to ask them as 3 separate ...
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A few queries about my Map Data (& ideas of improvement, seconded opinion required)

so like the title says i'm trying to think of ways that i can basically improve my level/map data. Currently it's "alright" but i don't feel it's great. There's certain things that i'd like to-do to ...