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Generally getting assets off disk and into memory.

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Problem loading level layout from file in Breakout clone

I'm working on a Breakout clone and I decide to use files as method to load level layouts. The file is something like this: N,N,N,N,N N,N,N N,N,N Only indicates what type of brick I'll ...
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Traditional Chunk Loading vs. Chunk Swapping

I'm designing a voxel-based game (aren't we all?), and just yesterday implemented infinite terrain generation. I'd already had the terrain generation working off of simplex noise, so this wasn't a ...
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How to stop a object with progress bar so it can start instantly in unity [closed]

I have created a gameobject(cube) and written code to move,mean while the processbar get loading.when the processbar is loaded fully then the object should stop moving.Can anybody please help me ...
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Nullpointerexception when loading resources in openGL ES 2.0 Android project

Overview My splash screen starts by display a 'loading' dialogue and then kicks off an asyncTask (The loading dialogue is derived from the standard Android View class) Within the doInBackground ...
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Speed up loading of png files (used for textures) in Android OpenGL Game

My game has a few texture atlases that need to be loaded (in my XHDPI folder they total 3.49MB) and on a top-end device they don't take that long to load, however on a low-end device they seem to take ...
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(Phaser) Preload Future States in Create?

I'm a first time user of Phaser, been trying to make a simple point and click type game. I'm trying to keep things very modular, so I'm defining a list of levels (states) in a JSON, and then every ...
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How to load a DDS file with mipmaps

I believe there's a D3DX function that can load a DDS file with mipmaps but D3DX is deprecated. Any function/library that can load it and that's not deprecated? I need it for DirectX if it makes any ...
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How to handle runtime exceptions that occur on a loading process delegated to newly spawned thread

I am looking to multi-thread the resource allocation routines (i.e world loading) in my game so that they can occur in the background whilst rendering a loading screen etc... The problem is, I used to ...
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Loading dynamically created files with XNA

I'm trying to implement a structured save/load functionality so if the user saves, it will take up one of 10 slots, and if the user loads, they would select one of these slots. To do this, I need ...
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Level loading works in Unity editor, but quits when deployed

In my level selection screen, all but the first level start out locked. When I click on a level, it loads perfectly in Unity editor. However, when I build the game on a real device, the game stops as ...
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How are vertices determined complex geometries in an ever changing game state

For example say you wanted to draw a 3D cube you can define an array of hard coded vertices using float3, here is an example. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/jj552949.aspx But ...
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Efficient way of loading wavefront models in openGL game

In my game, a RTS game, the units are all wavefront obj. all their animation frames are each seperate wavefront obj file. ie. without any skeletal animation; fully rigid models. So when many units are ...
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How can I load all of my scenes at startup?

I want all of my scenes to load when the loading screen is shown (but only one should be shown at a time) so I can switch between them quickly I have tried this: if ...
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Assimp renders a partial amount of vertices

I'm building a 3D game, and i'm trying to load some assets with the nice Assimp library. The model should look like the one in the first picture, but instead, it takes the form of some kind of ...
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Developing a browser-based RPG: Loading user data

I'm writing a browser-based RPG in JavaScript, HTML5 with Canvas, EaselJS, etc... I'd like to develop the back end data saving/user profile aspect now. This is a single player RPG where the player ...
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Purpose of Displaying Loading Screen

Is it necessary for a game developer (on Android, game consoles, online, or desktop) to display the loading screen to cover unfinished rendered game environments and prevent users from thinking that ...
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Java: creating an instance of a user defined class by reading xml file

I am trying to write an engine for a game, in particular a component-based one (in my approach components contain both data and logic). So basically I have entities, and each entity has a list of ...
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“exception at 0x53C227FF (msvcr110d.dll)” with SOIL library

I'm creating a game in C++ using OpenGL, and decided to go with the SOIL library for image loading, as I have used it in the past to great effect. The problem is, in my newest game, trying to load an ...
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WebGL CORS error loading simple texture in Chrome

Here's my code: function loadTexture() { textureImage = new Image(); textureImage.onload = function() { setupTexture(); } textureImage.src = "jumper2.png"; } function ...
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Fast resource management

So I'm working on one thing that I can't figure it out at this moment. Lets say that I have my all game data compressed into zip archive. There's a scripting system in the game that lets you to do ...
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Streaming resources

I'm writing a game using the Slick2D library. I recently added a loading screen using deferred loading. I use the Music class to load OGG files to be used as music. These take an excessive amount of ...
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What's the most memory efficient way to load a tiled map?

Currently I am working on a simple 2D platformer and I want to load a tiled map. What I've started working on is loading the tiles using a text file. My first question is simple: is a text file the ...
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Can SFML load anything other than RGBA8888? (RGBA4444, RGB565, etc.)

I can't see this mentioned in the documentation. Am I missing something obvious? Or does SFML really give you no option, forcing everything to be loaded as RGBA8888? Searches on Google and the SFML ...
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XNA 4.0 Smoothest thread option?

At start, I'm having my game play a background video, and have the MediaPlayer play music. void InitializeMainMenu() { MediaPlayer.Play(package_music.bgm_main_menu); ...
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Saving instances of classes, then recreating the instances [closed]

I have many types of entities, each type has a lot of if instanceof Spider (for example ) then do this in the game code... Now I got to the part where I want to save each type. They all are based on ...
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Level of Detail/Load on Demand for crowds: replace groups of objects instead of individual ones?

I have been thinking of using level of detail to make rendering crowds easier. The idea is to replace a group of meshes with a single one representing a group. For example, you have 1 individual cube ...
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how to set image resource path for D3DXCreateTextureFromFileEx method?

I try to merge all the image resources to a folder called resource. So, set image path as "resource/" but my directX framework only works if I compile at VS 2010. If I run from the debug folder it ...
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Android Game Development. Async Task. Loading Bitmap Images Sounds

Im working on this game for android. And wanted to know if my thread architecture was right or wrong. Basically, what is happening is, i am loading All the bitmaps,sounds etc in the ...
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SFML fail to load image as texture

I have come to a problem with the code below ... Using SFML 2.0 #include <SFML/Graphics.hpp> #include <iostream> #include <list> int main() { float speed = 5.0f; // create the ...
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Resource/Asset Manager [duplicate]

I'm creating a ResourceManager. At the beginning i'm creating a groups of resources which contain a map of resources. The role of groups is to quick load/unload resources, to find some constant, never ...
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Simple Android loading screen when using OpenGL

My game uses openGL ES 2.0 on Android and it's got to the point where the pause (while loading resources) has become noticeable. All I'm after is to show a static screen (probably via an XML layout ...
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How to reduce/handle image loading times?

I'm working on a 2D game that has very high resolution images (so that things look good on Retina MacBooks and such), and am seeing a noticeable lag caused by image loading. I notice the strongest ...
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Displaying animations during loading screens

Games like Karateka (which uses UDK) seem to be able to asynchronously load GL assets as well as display animation. The splash is incredibly short, then presumably their glView shows up. I can think ...
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Implementing multithreaded loading screens

Ok, I have fairly little multi-threading experience, but i have done a similar thing before without issue...but this has me stumped. This is in C++, Directx9 Visual Studio... My game basically runs ...
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How can I access bitmaps created in another activity?

I am currently loading my game bitmaps when the user presses 'start' in my animated splash screen activity (the first / launch activity) and the app progresses from my this activity to the main game ...
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How do I manage multiplayer login?

How is the typical login, loading the level and spawning handled? For example: Client sends "iwanttologinwithcharacterx" Server does some validity checks and instantiates characterx Server sends ...
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rpg 3d open world map & entity loading-streaming

Hello I'm a web developer and recently I started reading about game development. I followed some tutorials regarding c++ and openGL (whatever I could find online because as you know not many up to ...
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How to load images on startup

I want to load all my game's images on the game's startup and have a loading bar to show it's progress. I already know how to create and display the loading bar, but I can't figure out how to load the ...
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In Unity, can I load a local (/Resources folder) website to safari on an ipad

In Unity, can I load a local (/Resources folder) website to safari on an ipad? This works fine on a Mac, opening up a wepage from my Resources folder. string path = ...
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Loading files while running game

I am curious as to what technique(s) are used to load files in while a game is running. For example, Minecraft will load chunks as you get within a certain range of them. How is this achieved without ...
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Apply bone tranforms when importing FBX in XNA

Preconditions: I have some models, that does only contain some meshes and one texture. There is no animation within the model. An example: a model of a table. I want to draw the Model with a custom ...
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Terrain square loading

Games like Skyrim, Morrowind, and more are using quads or square to divide the terrain if im correct. The player is always at #5 1 | 2 | 3 4 | 5 | 6 7 | 8 | 9 So whenever you cross the border you ...
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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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Asset missing problem XNA

I'm using VS2010 with XNA 4.0 and I'm trying to load an FBX model with texture on the screen. The problem I'm having is this error: Missing Asset: C:\Users\ChocoMan\Documents\Visual Studio ...
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Logic / Render phases with a single thread

The question I have may generate different opinions from different developers, but I'd still like to have an answer on this. Its all about the updating and rendering steps of the game loop, and their ...
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How to load data for specific level at runtime?

I'm trying to create a game with many levels loaded from XML files. In my game I have many objects in each level. At present my game contains 20 levels, and I load all the textures at once on ...
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Dynamically load images inside jar

I'm using Slick2d for a game, and while it runs fine in Eclipse, i'm trying to figure out how to make it work when exported to a runnable .jar. I have it set up to where I load every image located in ...
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Hidden Loading with UDK

I was wondering, how would I go about creating hidden loading scenes with UDK? For example, a character walks in to an elevator, the elevator fakes movement, whilst the previous floor is destroyed and ...
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Optimization and Saving/Loading

I'm developing a 2D tile based game and I have a few questions regarding it. First I would like to know if this is the correct way to structure my Tile class: namespace TileGame.Engine { public ...
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DevIL image library isn't loading my image

This is the first time I've had this problem, my code just won't load the images I need it to. Here is my first function for loading the image into data: void ...