iOS is an operating system for mobile devices created by Apple Inc. It runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Cross-platform, free (for commercial use) C/C++ 2d game library or rendering engine? [closed]

i need a C/C++ engine that should be really cross platform (or at least windows, android, and iphone). The 2d engine should be written in C or (better) C++, should permit the rendering of animated ...
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How to build an iPad game without an Apple device?

I am an experienced PC/mobile app developer trying to build an iPad app but I don't have access to a physical device. I have a PC and an Android phone (whatever good that is!) The app is essentially ...
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How to store an iOS game save file in multiple devices? (Without remote servers)

I've been developing an iOS game for iPhone. My game saves the progress as a couple of .plist documents in the device. I have come to realize that when I install a game in my iPhone, this same game ...
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Touch area double sized on newer device

I am developing a universal puzzle game, in which I have used separate image for iPhone4 and for iPhone3, iPhone4 image is double in size of iPhone3 image. My issue is for iPhone4, touch area of image ...
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Flash/Flex/Air and iOS

I'm just a little confused with all of the news recently regarding the cancellation of mobile flash, so was hoping for a little help. I've had a search through and can't find the answers to these ...
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Xcode on Hackintosh (under VM)

Should I be pessimistic about the iOS game development under VM? A virtualized environment will run on AMD (4-core 2.8 ghz Phenom II)/ATI/Linux/VMware host. Not talking about any 3D engines, may ...
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Is it true that to test a game on the iPhone or iPad, we either need to pay $99 to join Apple Developer program, or jailbreak the iPad?

To test a program for iPhone or iPad, seems like the only way is to join the Apple Developer program and pay $99 per year? Can you also jailbreak the iPhone or iPad and be able to test it?
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matrix to rotate a vector to a known arbitrary axis

Let's say I have a vector V (v.x,v.y,v.z) which is normalized and points somewhere in 3d space. And that I have another vector Z of (0,0,1). Knowing only these two things I'm looking for a ...
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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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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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iOS persistant storage with update function

im developing a game which has different levels and i need to store all levels and its elements (position, image, sounds,..) into a file/database. The levels will be updated so i need a function that ...
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Restricting joystick within a radius of center

I'm using Unity3d iOs and am using the example joysticks that came with one of the packages. It works fine but the area the joystick moves in is a rectangle which is unintuitive for my type of game. I ...
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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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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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Multiplayer game sdk for ios and android [closed]

I am working on a multiplayer game supporting Android and IOS. For IOS Game-Center seems promising. But its IOS only. OpenFeint could be a option, but now GREE has stopped supporting it. Is there ...
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2D Physics in a networked game (iOS)?

I am researching the possibilities for a new iOS game. It's going to be a run-n-gun type platformer, and I'm looking into the possibility of co-op multiplayer. The game itself wouldn't be very ...
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Cocos2D - How to move sprite on the X axis, using the accelerometer

I'm trying to make a vertical shooter, using Cocos2D and a few tutorials. Unfortunately, most tutorials only show how to make an horizontal shooter. Still, I tried to adapt the code from a horizontal ...
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RTS game engine for iOS/iPhone

Anyone know any free or non-free RTS engine that can be used for iOS game development?
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Finding neighboring coordinates on offset tile map

I have a grid of hexagonal tiles. Every other row is slightly offset for visual reasons. Imagine a player touches any tile - I need to compare the coordinate of that tile, with any tile they touch ...
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model view projection multiplication order

I'm debugging a lighting problem where the camera position is effecting the diffused lighting component on my 3d model. In researching my problem I went back and am reading over all the how to ...
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Can we use credit card/prepaid voucher payment systems in Android and iOS?

We already have a credit card gateway with a local bank. We also have a prepaid card voucher in the market. In our game, a user will create an account within our portal. The user will "recharge" his ...
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Is it legal to allow users to install replacement game data containing real-world personalities?

I'm thinking of developing a game for iOS which will ship with fake sports personality data. So, for argument sake, let's say fake football player names. On OS X and Windows games like this often ...
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Adding an angle variance to a 3d vector

I am converting a particle emitter from 2d to 3d. In the 2d system the original coder used a random angle variance and added it to the angle. So it would be something like: thisAngle = emitterAngle ...
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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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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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in an ios open gl es 2 game - is it better to use a few large texture atlas or many small textures

I'm working on new game, this time moving to more 3d objects and open gl es 2. Previous (successful) game was open gl es 1 and mostly 2d. For es 2 I'm developing my own 3d engine. My 3d artist ...
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Wait till all CCActions have completed

I am developing a simple cocos2d game in which I want to animate two CCSprites simultaneously, and for this purpose I simply set CCActions on respective `CCSprite's as follows. [first ...
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Help retrieving/sending data to/from a server on iOS (C#, Mono, .Net)

I'm sorry in advance if this is a silly question. I'm currently working on getting something running where I can grab information from a server. My goal is to make the data I'm retrieving (or ...
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OpenGL ES 2 - glSwapBuffers?

this is what i do to blit FBO onto screen in ViewController: [m_Context presentRenderbuffer:GL_RENDERBUFFER]; but i need something like glSwapBuffers, so that i can call it somewhere from the ...
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Missing z-axis rotation for transforming between two vectors

I'm trying to rotate a cube so that it's facing up, but am getting hung up on the final implementation details. It now reliably will rotate the x,y axis to the correct side, but the z-axis is never ...
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Is there an AIR native extension to use GameCenter APIs for turn-based games?

I'm planning a turn based game using the iOS 5 GameCenter (GameKit) turn-based functions. Ideally I would program the game with AIR (I'm a Flash dev), but so far I can't seem to find any already ...
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Securing a TCP connection on iOS for an MMO

I am currently building an iOS MMO and I'm leaning towards using TCP as my networking protocol over the higher level HTTP (for the speed difference and the fact that it does not require the client to ...
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How do I repeat a texture with GLKit?

I am using GLKit in order to show textures on my project. The code is like this: -(void)setTextureImage:(UIImage *)image { NSError *error; texture = [GLKTextureLoader ...
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What is the best way to store meshes or 3d models in a class

I am wondering, how I should store my mesh into memory after loading it from whatever file. I have Questions floating in my head: Should a mesh could have sub meshes or does the 3d model just store ...
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Should I use animated objects or use the physics engine on iOS scenes with lots of rigidbodies?

I have a scene with lots of houses and other objects. These objects will be bombarded from the sky. How to handle these kind of settings having in mind that you want the physics to be as realistic as ...
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CGVectorMake to move SKNode at a certain speed towards the middle of screen?

I am trying to launch my ball sprite towards the middle of the screen at the same speed every time I launch it. let vel: CGFloat = 1000 dx = size.width / 2 - ball.position.x dy = vel - size.height / ...
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How to figure out a vector based on 2 points that add up to a certain value

I am writing a game in which I am representing a velocity with a vector. I have a starting point and a point that I want the object to move towards at a certain speed. (I need the resulting vector's x ...
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Can I set a texture as the wallpaper of an iOS device?

I have a game in Unity which creates drawings. I need to have a button which sets the drawing as the wallpaper (with permission from the user of course). Is it possible?
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Algorithm for staying “alive” forever

I am implementing a game where the player is playing(sliding) the little red rectangle and the purpose is to not hit the black rectangles and to not move out of the inner blue rectangle. The black ...
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Run Love2D on iphone and android

I have a game developed in lua using love 2d, and now i want to run it in ios/android. Is there any porting or way available to do that. Thanks.
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Game Center Leaderboard not dismissing

I was implementing Game Center into my app and all was going well except for the leaderboard done button not dismissing the leaderboard even with gameCenterControllerDidFinish added in. I call up the ...
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How should I structure my code to add enemies?

So I am currently making a 1942-style game in Sprite Kit. I've reached the point where I am finished implementing pretty much everything (movement, shooting (also recognizing a hit and exploding an ...
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How to detect collision on specific part of the sprite node

I have a spike and a ball is falling down, when the ball touches the top point of the spike, I want to make the ball invisible, and when it touches on the other part i.e on the sides I don't want to ...
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In 3D camera math, calculate what Z depth is pixel unity for a given FOV

I am working in iOS and OpenGL ES 2.0. Through trial and error I've figured out a frustum to where at a specific z depth pixels drawn are 1 to 1 with my source textures. So 1 pixel in my texture is ...
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Spritebuilder and CCScrollView, page indicators not showing up?

I'm using Spritebuilder to make my game, and CCScrollView usually saves me quite a bit of time. I'm trying to implement the scroll view much in the same way as the home screen on an iphone uses the ...
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Viewport Pixels trouble - Intel XDK

I'm creating a game in Intel XDK, and using their API to get the viewport width and height. These are coming back at 1122 pixels and 746 pixels, respectively. When adding my text at 150 pixels down ...
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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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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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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 ...