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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Can I use PBOs for textures in iOS?

As far as I can see, there is no GL_PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER. Also, the OpenGL ES 2.0 specification (and as far as I know, no iOS device currently supports OpenGL ES > 2.0) states that glMapBufferOES() can ...
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Can glTexImage2D() use an already existing memory block?

Can I use glTexImage2D() and / or glTexSubImage2D() (or maybe there's some other method I don't know about) with an already existing block of memory, instead of always uploading the changed pixels? I ...
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Adding gesture recognizer (or dragging) to CCSprite

I'm trying to allow a CCSprite to be dragged across the screen. I've succeeded so far by doing it on a Layer level (from this tutorial). However, this only allows ONE sprite to be dragged at a time as ...
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Organize a game set

I'm developing a endless running game and I'm not really sure on how to make the set. The first approach was to make a BIG set like 10240x3072 pixels so that we have a nice portion of set. After ...
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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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CCSprite x and y comparison

I have 2 CCSprites and I want to tell if their x and y are equal I tried this: if(sam.position.x == tom.position.x && sam.position.y == tom.position.y){ NSLog(@"Hooray!"); } Although I do ...
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Is developing for non-retina iPod Touch/iPhones still worth it for deployment?

We're a couple of guys making games for iPod Touch and iPhone. I personally have an iPhone 4 with the retina display and I'll be using this as my main test device. I have an opportunity to purchase a ...
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Rotate 3D cube so nearest side is facing user

How do I figure out the new angle and rotation vectors for the most visible side of the cube? Why: The user can rotate cube, but when finished I'd like the cube to snap to a side facing the user. ...
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How to test a turn-based ios Game Center game with 2 devices?

This might well be a very dumb question, but here goes anyway, I'm planning my turn-based ios game center game, obviously I know I'll need 2 iDevices to test it on, but how would I test the online ...
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Prototyping a puzzle game for solvability of levels

I am in the prototyping phase of making a puzzle game for iOS. The basic premise of what the player has to do is get from point A to point B by navigating through a maze like setup, while moving ...
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Making a 2d puzzle game like Unblock Me for iOS and need advice.

I have a simple game on the Apple App Store written entirely in Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. I would like my next game to be like the Unblock Me game or Auqeduct where you have to drag pieces around ...
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How Do I Raycast for a Spherical Harmonic Shader Using the iOS GPU?

I am beginning an Spherical Harmonics shader project for an iOS app I am writing. I have begun by reading this excellent in-depth paper on the subject (PDF) - http://bit.ly/aQmax3. The paper ...
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Mono and/or MonoGame for Android and iOS Experiences [closed]

I was wondering if anyone has any experience of using Mono and/or MonoGame for cross platform game development, particularly with regards to Android and iOS games development. Key things are; What ...
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Help figuring out how to build for the iOS Unit3D

So currently I'm exporting my game strictly for testing to the iOS (iPad.) I don't own a Mac, so I'm having my client make a build from his Mac, but that means I need very specific instructions for ...
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GLSL Shader Solution for Ambient Occlusion?

For the iOS app I am writing I want to incorporate some aspects of ambient occlusion for photo manipulation. Can someone suggest a GLSL approach that will work. Realtime performance is not super ...
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Should iOS games use a Timer?

No matter what frameworks we use -- Core Graphics, Cocos2D, OpenGL ES -- to write games, should a timer be used (for games that has animation even when a user doesn't do any input, such as after ...
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How do I break an image into 6 or 8 pieces of different shapes?

I am working on puzzle game, where the player can select an image from iPhone photo gallery. The selected image will save in puzzle page and after 3 second wait the selected image will be broken into ...
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GLSL Editor and Debugger for MacOSX with ES2 support

is there a GLSL editor for the mac? I need it for iOS OpenGLES2 shader. How do you best debug shader? Regards
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How to achieve uniform speed of movement on a bezier curve?

I'm trying to move an image along Bezier curve. This is how I do it: - (void)startFly { [self runAction:[CCSequence actions: [CCBezierBy actionWithDuration:timeFlying bezier:[self ...
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Creating new games on Android and/or iPhone

I have a succesfull Facebook poker game that is running very nicely. I was asked if I can port my game to other platforms - mainly mobile devices (phones as well as tablets, would tablets need a ...
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Optimizing graphics for an iOS flash game

A friend of mine and myself are working on a flash developed iOS (and later Android) puzzle board game. He's a developer and I'm a designer/developer so (no surprise) we have different points of view. ...
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How to load a text file from a server into iPhone game with AS3 in Adobe AIR?

Im creating an iPhone game with Adobe AIR, and I want to be able to load a simple text msg into an dynamic text box on the games front screen from my server (and then be able to update that text file ...
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What are my tool options to prototype a 2D online multiplayer game? [closed]

I'm looking for the best tool to allow me to quickly put together a 2D game that relies largely on networking. It's extremely likely that this game will require a server side program to constantly ...
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IOS OpenGl transparency performance issue

I have built a game in Unity that uses OpenGL ES 1.1 for IOS. I have a nice constant frame rate of 30 until i place a semi transparent texture over the top on my entire scene. I expect the drop in ...
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Parallax Background Size

If I have three scrolling/continuous parallax backgrounds, what should be the ideal size (width/height) of the background images assuming I am going to support all devices including the new iPad? ...
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Strange and erratic transformations when using OpenGL VBOs to render scene

I have an existing iOS game with fairly simple scenes (all textured quads) and I'm using Apple's "Texture2D" class. I'm trying to convert this class to use VBOs since the vertices of my objects ...
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Can I do iPhone game dev on iPod touch?

I do not want a mobile phone, but are there any issues I'd run into by developing games on an iPod for iPhone?
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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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Opening URL in browser using C++ with cocos2d-x in iOS [closed]

I'm banging my brain against the wonderful lib xport that is cocos2d-x from the original cocos2d iOS library. What I want to ask is how to open a web link in the safari browser? I don' know how to ...
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Is it worth planning to be cross-platform in mobile game development?

Disclaimer: my goal is not to use cross-platform frameworks like Unity. I am currently planning a mobile game which I intend to first launch on iOS. However, I am wondering if it is better to write ...
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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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Flash Professional vs FlashBuilder 4.6 for mobile app development

From the marketing materials I see online, it seems to me that FlashBuilder 4.6 is a subset of the functionality available in Flash Professional. If I understand correctly, mobile app development ...
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Is it possible to have a cross platform multiplayer game on iOS?

Does Apple allow socket programming? I figure if I am able to send and receive UDP packets (at least over wifi) the possibility is there.
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How to use Kobold2D/Cocos2D to create a turn-based iOS 5 Game Center game?

I've searched for information on this, but cannot find it, is this not something you can do yet with Kobold2D/Cocos2D? or are there options I've missed?
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OpenGL ES 2.0 Camera advices and general thoughts for a 2D engine [closed]

I'm working on my first 2D OpenGL engine for iOs 5+ using GLKit (that's to say: OpenGL ES 2.0). While I am on a good path and a lot of things are implemented and nicely working, I'd like to share with ...
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GameCenter turn based central server

I'm a tad confused about the turn based option with iOS5. Does this take care of everything needed to make a multiplayer turn based game?i.e all the game turn data is stored with apple or do I need to ...
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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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How to move the object(tanker ) on slope image in chipmunk Spacemanager

I have used one polygon shape image (terrain)in my game its just like mountain and now i want to move the tanker on mountain path from one direction to other and then its turn on touching of the ...
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How to move a sprite on a slope in chipmunk Spacemanager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move the object(tanker ) on slope image in chipmunk Spacemanager I have used one polygon shape image (terrain) in my game. It's just like a mountain, and now I ...
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Include Box2D libraries to a cocos2d project (iOS)

I have a problem including box2D to my cocos2d project. I've tried different ways to do it with no success. This is what I've done: I downloaded Box2D (Box2D_v2.2.1) to my project directory. Dragged ...
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Making filled circles in cocos2d

How can you make filled-in circles in cocos2d? I understand you have to create a new method, but I don't really understand how it works/how to do it. Could someone please provide maybe an example or ...
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iOS - pass UIImage to shader as texture

I am trying to pass UIImage to GLSL shader. The fragment shader is: varying highp vec2 textureCoordinate; uniform sampler2D inputImageTexture; uniform sampler2D inputImageTexture2; void main() { ...
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Need ideas on how to give my levels structure [closed]

I am making an iOS game for a project at school. It is going to be a tiny bit like Fruit Ninja, as in it will have different things on the screen, and when you hit them, they die, and you get points. ...
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Efficient Bullet Firing Class

I've been struggling with this for a while. I have been trying to create a bullet pool class for a game I have made that doesn't cause a significant fps drop. I have tried creating a bullet pool ...
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What is the proper use of CADisplayLink, and where do I put game logic?

I have an iOS OpenGL ES 2.0 game and currently have a CADisplayLink with a :render method. In this render method I do all the game's logic updates and drawing. Is this correct? Or should my game ...
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in iOS, does CADisplayLink automatically control the app's 'timestep'?

I'm writing an iOS game that uses OpenGL ES 2.0. I have my 'OpenGLView' which contains a - (void)setupDisplayLink { CADisplayLink* displayLink = [CADisplayLink displayLinkWithTarget:self ...
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BOX2D Kinematic Platform with parallax layer

I am using a kinematic body for my moving platform on x-axis, so I set the linear velocity to b2vec2(5,0). When the player jump on the platform, it works like it is suppose to. But the thing is ...
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Which is better for mobile games, PNG or SVG? [closed]

I want to make several 2D games for mobile platforms, mainly using Qt for iOS, Android, Symbian, MeeGo and whatever supported by Qt. I've made one game already using PNGs. Now I'm thinking of making ...
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Developing for iOS on Linux

I am looking for an engine or library to develop a game for iOS on Linux. High level, low level, GUI, no GUI, does not matter too much. I am really looking for anything. I'm not actually talking ...
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Simulating a 3D body with a skeleton in iOS

I would like to make an iOS application that simulates a 3D body with joints and bones, but I am not sure how to do that. The aim of the app is that you can move its arms around and throw it around (x ...