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Why do games seemingly reload the entire level when restarting a level?

Is the data really modified that much during play? I'm assuming the longish pause between restarting a level is the entire level reloading. But it seems to me that a well implemented system should ...
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Finding asset files in Linux games

What is the usual method of storing 3D models, textures, sounds and scripts (e.g. Lua files) during development and in a release? I am developing a game with my friends in mainly C++; in the ...
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Is there a cross-platform special directory I can use for game save files?

I'm developing with LWJGL and Java on a Windows 7 laptop. I've successfully set up saving to the %appdata%\gamename\saves\ or long form c:\users\user\appdata\roaming\gamename\saves\ folder by using ...
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Saving Game Data In Windows Store App

I am creating a windows store game using unity . I want to save the current high score data . I most probably use StreamReader / StreamWriter for saving data but when i build the executable for ...
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Determining the location of installed/on disk game assets

I've been thinking a lot about the best way to store and load assets in your filesystem. By this I mean where in the file system to store them, and how to retrieve them when loading etc., as opposed ...
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How can I hide game asset files in my release build?

My SFML 2.0 release build has a file path to game assets relative to the .exe file, so folders such as Fonts, SoundEffects, etc. are explicitly listed in Windows Explorer with the .exe. I'd like to ...
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Saving and Loading the Game (Automatically or Manually) via Internal Storage Only (Tablet PC Issues)

Here is my question. When making a game app for Android, I considered first the device. It's no problem to save progress everything (from levels to records) on a smartphone because it has an SD Card ...
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Make Love2D load resource from inside the .love file

I've just made my first (very simple, ugly) game in Love2D. The game works fine when run directly off my hard drive. However, when I package it up as a .love file, I get the following message: ...
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File Path conflicts on GitHub with Unity

I am getting file path errors when a contributor is making commitments to GitHub. All of these errors are file path related or extra white space on the same lines. This should be something in the ...
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Is this technique for stat tracking without a database workable?

If I wanted to create a chess game, for iOS, that tracked both player moves (for retracing the progression of a game and for player stats), what would be the simplest route to take? To clarify, I ...
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How to create a separate bin folder?

I am now creating a 64 bit and 32 bit executable of my game. How could I achieve so that the executable and dlls lie in a separate folder without changing all the path variables in the game? To ...
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Approach on how to split game assets into split archives

With a custom binary file format for archives that is structured similiar to Valve's VPK files I have a Game.index.gcf which holds information about all files and where exactly they are stored. I can ...