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Can sprite sheet width and height affect performance?

Is there any performance difference in the way the images are placed inside a sprite sheet image (for the same total area)? For example, should I place 50 sprites (50x50 each) in a linear way ...
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Is basic SDL hardware accelerated?

I'm going over some SDL tutorials aimed at creating 2D games. However, when I create a basic SDL program - is it hardware accelerated? Or is hardware acceleration only relevant when it comes to 3D ...
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C#/XNA get hardware mouse position

I'm using C# and trying to get hardware mouse position. First thing I tryed was simple XNA functionality that is simple to use Vector2 position = new Vector2(Mouse.GetState().X, Mouse.GetState().Y); ...
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What techniques can I use to render very large numbers of objects more efficiently in OpenGL?

You can think of my application as drawing a very large ball-and-stick diagram (or graph). At times, this graph can get very large, where the number of elements even outnumbers the pixels on the ...
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Moving a sprite accelerometer

Im trying to, in cocos2d for the iPhone, move a CCSprite (in this case "player" up and down (the app is in landscape). How can I accomplish this? I have been unable to do so. ex. ...
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Cocos2D and iPhone's accelerometer

good afternoon! Today I've started to develop a game and I got a trouble. So, first at all I would like to say that I have no experience developing games... So, I've a CCSprite in the layer and I ...
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Why would GLCapabilities.setHardwareAccelerated(true/false) have no effect on performance?

I've got a JOGL application in which I am rendering 1 million textures (all the same texture) and 1 million lines between those textures. Basically it's a ball-and-stick graph. I am storing the ...
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Is it possible to write a game that doesn't require a GPU?

I already know many computers today have a GPU that supports DirectX and OpenGL. But what about computers that don't? Can I write a simple 2D game that does not rely on the GPU, so that it works even ...
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Game (X-Plane) boot/startup time / performance

I use X-Plane for my question but it also concerns probably every other flight-simulator or simulation game in general. When developing a plugin what bothers me most is the startup-time of the ...
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optimal pixel-read back strategy

I need to render certain scenes and read the whole image back in main memory for further processing which is not suitable for rewriting into shaders of CUDA, and saving to disk. I've search for this ...
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Cross-browser cross-platform web support for immersive/non-casual games

I have heard of many plugins/browser technologies that are useful for games, but I didn't dive into any of them yet because I've assumed that omni-support wasn't quite there. By omni-support, I mean ...
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How to cover the widest range of computers when publishing?

When you plan a game, or even when you already made a game, and its time to publish, you wonder how much of your audience is covered by the game technology demands. I'm directing this essentialy to ...
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What is the purpose of the stencil buffer ? More precisely, what is a stencil in computer graphics?

I read the stencil word a lot, and I don't have a clue what is its real purpose in computer graphics. Seeing the picture in black and white on wikipedia, I'm still having problem with it. Why do we ...
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Hardware acceleration for the Flash Player

What do we know about hardware acceleration for drawing operations in Flash? I know that since 10.1 it's there for video playback (and mobile graphics) but that doesn't really help with rendering ...