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iOS: OpenGL ES 2.0 render texture with glScissor performance

I have drawn image with OpenGL and will redraw tile of its texture (non filled area). Which case will work faster? Set glViewport with full texture's rect, draw full texture and use glScissor ...
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OpenGL ES, orthopgraphics projection and viewport

I want to make some simple 2D game on iOS to familiarize myself with OpenGL ES. I started with Ray Wenderlich tutorial (How To Create A Simple 2D iPhone Game with OpenGL ES 2.0 and GLKit). That ...
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How do I make my iOS game free for users who 'like' it on Facebook?

I've seen a game for free on iOS when the user 'likes' a page. Though it appears the promotion was run by Apple, not the developers of the game being given away. How can I make my game free for a ...
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Do leaderboard sets (in Game Center) allow 500 unique leaderboards?

The Game Kit Programming Guide for iOS claims: The number of different leaderboards allowed increases to 500 leaderboards per game when leaderboard sets have been enabled...Leaderboard sets ...
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Gyroscope handset (e.g. mobile phone): Method to control player using Gyroscope

I am using gyroscope data (pitch, rool) to move the player space ship. It works perfectly until you play in a standard position (e.g. sitting down). Once you start using it lying (e.g. in the bed) the ...
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Workaround for Texture2D.GetData

I’m converting a game from XNA to iOS with Monogame. In the code snippet below, smallDeform is a Texture2D on which I call the GetData method. smallDeform = ...
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Anyone know the frames per second that IOS apps run?

Anyone know the frame rate that iphones, ipads, and even android mobiles run?
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How to find collision detection side between two objects?

I am using box2D and I have two objects, one is bouncy ball and the other one is block. I'd like to find which side of the block is collided with, so I can only make the ball bounce when it hits the ...
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GameCenter and multiple user's data on same device

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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Unity game debugging on Xcode

This question has two parts: 1. How to get meaningful information out of Xcode crash logs? The game runs fine on the editor but when running on an iOS device it crashes and then gives information ...
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Why isn't this UIButton visible in Xamarin.iOS?

I'm trying to implement buttons into my game. I noticed iOS has the UIButton class, which I tried, but upon drawing it nothing is shown. The asset image is properly loaded, I've checked this. The ...
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How does Apple use App Store image banners?

I am about to publish my very first iOS game and was reading the Apple iTunes Connect guide (pages 237 till page 240). I understand that they require a PSD file of dimension 3200x600 pixels. I also ...
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Will I have copyright issues making a mobile game based on an anime?

I have been wanting to create a mobile game based on some of my favorite anime. I want to know if using character images and names from those anime (even after giving full copyright credits and ...
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Cocos2d: Moving background on update: offsett issue

working with Objective C, iOS and Cocos2d I am developing a vertical scrolling shooter game for iPhone (retina display models with 640 width x 960 height pixel resolution). My basic algorithm works ...
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Augmented reality on Mobile platform - iOS

Is there a way that we can control the iOS device camera to an extent what colors it sees, what shapes it sees ? etc I'm speaking about the ability to read information before the image is captured. ...
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How should I manage persistent score in Game Center leaderboards?

Let's say that I'm developing an iOS RPG where the player gains 1 point per monster kill. The amount of monsters killed is persistent data: it is an endless adventure, and the score keeps on growing. ...
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iOS Game that Runs Continuously in Background

I'm trying to understand the most logical way of creating an iOS game that runs continuously in the background. For example.. you have tower and enemy waves. The game has endless enemy waves even ...
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Game with changing logic

I'm planing to develop a puzzle like mobile game (android/ios) with a different logic for each puzzle. Say, for example one puzzle could be a Rubik's cube and another one a ball maze. Many more new ...
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IOS monogame 17 seconds debug timeout

I'm trying to debug a monogame application using xamarin studio and breakpoint. Is it possible to disable the 17 seconds timeout on the FinishedLaunching function?
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Mobile (bluetooth) connection to wiimote/controller [closed]

Looking to make a game for cross-platform mobile game. (Android, iOS, Win8) Playing with a controller is a pretty important feature. Bluetooth connecting with a Wiimote works, but there are a few ...
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Framerate and game loop on mobile

I'm searching how to manage game framerate on mobiles devices, here is my problem: On a computer with got something like that: void main() { while(game.isRunning()) { ...
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Automated Unity iOS command line build on Mac

I am doing the iOS builds for a group of Unity (Unity3d) game developers. After pulling the latest git updates, I start up the Unity editor on my Mac and choose "Build Settings", select the iOS ...
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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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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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Help choosing a collision prediction method?

This takes a little backstory, bear with me. This is also a very general question, and I'm aware that without greater specifics the best answer might be "it depends." So the context is that we're ...
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iOS paralleling of game tasks (Client)

What good practice in paralleling of rendering, main game logic and networking on iPhone/iPad? If I program on Windows I use threading and IOCP, but I am new to iOS. So what patterns, io async ...
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How to define axis of Sprites in a CCAnimation?

I'm struggling to find how to define a kind of axis in my frames, when my sprite punches it moves back. I want to define the head as a pivot for the other sprites with different sizes. How can I ...
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Alpha Blending performance on IOS

I've got few questions without responses about my game development, can you help me? Here is the questions: In my game when a large object appear on the screen, the GPU go to his limits, my ...
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iOS with cocos2d to MVC or not to MVC?

I am working with cocos2d. All my objects are declared on the CCLayer that I'm using, I have the logic of the game there and all the CCSprites. Should I put the CCSprite for the player and all it's ...
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Can I make a flash file I developed to run on Androis / IOS?

I've created a simple game using ActionScript 3.0 and Adobe Flash CS5. Is there any way to run this creation on Android / Apple IOS ? (Even if so, I still have no Idea how to work with "touch" ...
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Designing a four-directional movement control

I'm developing an RPG for iOS. Currently, I plan my controls to look like this: So the user can interact with objects, people, etc. by tapping on the right side of the screen, and moves by swiping ...
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Which gesture recognizer should I use to handle multiple simultaneous flicks?

So, if you can picture a game with little ninjas running down at you, and a bunch of shurikens at the bottom of the screen, you're picturing the set-up I'm addressing. I want the player to be able ...
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What is the correct and most efficient approach of streaming vertex data?

Usually, I do this in my current OpenGL ES project (for iOS): Initialization: Create two VBO's and one IndexBuffer (since I will use the same indices), same size. Create two VAO's and configure ...
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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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Let a time counter working when an app is closed?

Can we let a time counter working even if an app is closed? I would like to add a timer so that we have to wait XX seconds/minutes before a building is created in a game. I don't want to use an ...
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Difference between Unity Pro licenses?

What is the difference between the various Unity Pro licenses? What does Android or iOS pro give me that Unity Pro doesn't? And what is the point of getting Unity Pro if I only care about mobile ...
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License for a Breakout [duplicate]

This may not be an appropriate question for gamedev.stackexchange.com. I'd like to make a basic Breakout game with Unity. I'd also like to sell it on the Mac App Store, iOS App Store, Google's Play ...
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Cocos2d-x cross platform development

I want to make a game with my friends on iOs, Android, WP operating systems. We decided to use a cocos2d-x and develop the core of the game on C++. What will be the right way of developing so that we ...
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Coordinate and positioning problem on iOS with cocos2d-x

I'm using cocos2d-x alongside with Marmalade and running some tests and tutorials before starting an actual project with them. So far things are working reasonably well on the windows simulator, ...
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Create a physics body with hole : bullet physics

I am writing an iOS game, using bullet for physics, blender to create models, cocos3d as the game engine. I have a model like this Basically there is a plane, with a hole, and a UVSphere. Both were ...
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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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Will changing app name in iOS app store affect/reset app ranking?

I want to change the name of my app but was wondering if that would change/affect/reset the ranking it already has. Anyone know?
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My game is mostly complete, how do I find a publisher?

I've been working for quite a while on a game. I'm mostly done with it. Simply finishing the project, adding banners and just publishing it on google play / appstore probably won't bring in any ...
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How to setup libGDX project only for Android & iOS?

I have developed some applications on android.But now i want to learn game development in Android & iOS with libGDX. I want to only develop for Android & iPhone.I do not want a desktop ...
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Multi Resolution graphic for ios 4 and ios 5

i have used cocos2d-x to code game for ios 4, ios 4s, ios 5 with screen size (3.5 inch and 4 inch) First, my resource are desgined for ios 4 and ios 4s with screen size : 3.5 inch. so if i want to ...
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Do I need any knowledge of Objective C to port a game to iOS using Unity3D?

I have no experience with Objective-C and I know iOS simply as a user of iphone and ipad devices. Now, I know that Unity3D can port my game to iOS without needing to know Objective C (that's what ...
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Mixing Javascript with C++ for mobile development?

I have a few games for the iPhone, Android, and Windows 8 that I built using native C++. This works great but is really limiting when I try to create menus and start screens. I have read about rapid ...
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Rendering Texture Quad to Screen or FBO (OpenGL ES)

I need to render the texture on the iOS device's screen or a render-to-texture frame buffer object. But it does not show any texture. It's all black. (I am loading texture with image myself for ...
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Tutorial to port XNA game to MonoGame on iOS?

Are there any good tutorials to convert a current XNA game to work iOS using MonoGame?
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How to store NPC movement data?

In my 2D tile-based game, I have NPCs that move around on a fixed path. I am putting the information about the NPCs in a .plist file that is loaded on startup. The thing is, I'm not sure how to format ...