The process of modifying software to make some part of it work more efficiently or use fewer resources. Generally, this means it executes more rapidly, or will require fewer resources.

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Unity Level Streaming

I'm working on mobile 2D game, and every level has about 5000 sprites of a 256x256 resolution representing static objects like tiling ground, roads, etc. I want to know whether or not that would ...
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Frustum culling takes ages c++

I have two ways of doing frustum culling taken from different web sources. First one takes 200ms to check 10k AABBs, second around 50ms for the same box count. I read some forum answers, people say ...
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(Optimization) Efficiently discovering if a new day has been reached

I'm making an in-game clock/calendar system. In-game time is 12x real time. In addition, in-game events can fast-forward time. I also have in-game events that reset or trigger at the turn of each day. ...
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Terrain rendering using Geometry Shader

my idea is render an entire terrain based on heightmap using geometry shader, i am parsing only one point per quad of terrain with the heights of the corners, however for some reason i am not being ...
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reuse texture between quad objects

This question is specific to unity: I want to spawn multiple blocks, each representing a letter. There will be more than one copy of an alphabet. I have a big texture which contains all the letters ...
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Fastest way to neutralize scale in the transform matrix?

Let's assume we have 4x4 3D transformation matrix, that is the result of scale, rotation, and translation transforms. How to set its scale to (1,1,1) in the fastest way? Assume also that the matrix is ...
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Physics2D lag on increased timescale Unity

I have been working on an infinite runner kind of game in which i am trying to implement a speedup powerup kind of thing . Something that will allow me to boost through the levels at a high speed I ...
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Convolution of luminance values in shader

For my fragment shader, I need to take the convolution of luminance values of a square block of pixels. I tried with 3x3 block and took luminance and convolution. But it ended up in huge performance ...
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Which three points to use to calculate a frustum plane?

So I have a view frustum I'm going to be using for frustum culling. I have a method that finds the cross-product of three points but since each side of the frustum has four corners I don't know which ...
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Any reason not to combine an AO Map and Cavity Map into one texture?

If an Ambient Occlusion Map is for mapping shadows based on closeness of neighboring geometry, and a Cavity Map is for mapping smaller shadows based on angle or distance, then is there any reason not ...
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My Movement Function is working good but called only once

I have a function, It's working but not getting called every frame if It's in canMoveDown function but !canMoveDown its not. if (!canMoveDown && UpdateTilePhysics(currentBoardPiece)) like ...
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Why does reverse depth buffering provide more precision? (with DXGI_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT Datatype layout)

I lately came around methods optimizing the use of the depth buffer, as the easiest solution reverse depth buffering is mentioned but I cannot wrap my head around why I would be gaining a better depth ...
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How to fix my tile-based game's tile movement code ? (like a CandyCrush Style)

I'm currently creating a tile-based game like a CandyCrush style direction movement (no problem on only down movement) trying to smooth, not laggy tile movement with a board piece, and I'm writing a ...
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How to make illusion of round world?

I want to make a flat world, but i want to split it into pieces which will load in segments (for better optimization), and when you are at the end of map it will start loading segments from the ...
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Switched from immediate mode to VBOs, game runs slower

trying to improve draw performance on my c++, OpenGL, SDL game. Back in school we mostly learned immediate mode, so thats how my drawing was originally implemented. When I started reading up online ...
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Libgdx: more efficient way of using Vector 3?

I currently use if(cam.frustum.pointInFrustum(new Vector3((float)posX, (float)posY, 0))) To check if my sprite is in the camera's view. I have to make a new Vector3 every frame wich is very ...
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How can I speed up this HLSL shader?

I have written a lighting shader file that is used as the fragment shader part of a deferred lighting pipeline. Unfortunately, each iteration seems to be adding 0.5ms to my frame time, so any more ...
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Recognize pattern in 3D building environment

I'm currently developing 3rd person building game (as bacheleor thesis). I need to recognize constructed patterns co I can mark corresponding structure as some building (so player can start using that ...
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Can I make this physics simulation any faster?

I've made a little real time physics simulation that solves some bodies. CirclevCircle && CirclevOrientedRect I would like someone to tell me if I'm doing something drastically wrong. I know ...
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How to add images?

I was adding images after reading in the documentation: This means that if you generate a 200x200 image for xhdpi devices, you should generate the same resource in 150x150 for hdpi, 100x100 for ...
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What is the best way to group lots of squares into one VBO?

I'm making my first game in OpenGL, using procedural generation, and it is a similar concept to Terraria. At the moment, I have one, very small VBO for a square ('block') and an EBO for its vertices. ...
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In a 2D physics engine, how do I avoid useless collision resolutions when objects come to a rest?

In a physics engine I'm developing (for learning) using love-2d, I implemented collision resolutions in this way: FixedUpdate(dt) // I use fixed timestep foreach collide c1 in allNotStaticColliders ...
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Different layouts?

I have had trouble in the past with optimizing my game for different layouts, so that the players don't see the game in different ways on different screens. Someone told me that the normal directory ...
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Culling And Optimization in a 2D Orthographic Game

I'm currently developing a 2D top-down space themed RTS game. I'm building the space procedurally from a seed. At the end of generation of all space objects, if i don't apply any optimizations I end ...
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How should I store a procedurally generated grid level of an infinite size?

I have a 2d grid level. It infinitely grows. If it was not of infinite size, a 2D array would be perfect, as I need to constantly have each grid talk to its neighbors. For example, with a 2D ...
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Optimization of Cube-based World

I'm currently working on taking an idea I've been toying with in C++ and bringing it into Unity, but I'm struggling to figure out how to make it performant and how to do things the "Unity way". My ...
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GPU usage below 90% = poorly optimized game [closed]

Ok so not exactly a "development" question but highly related. When I play games I often look at performance numbers, like CPU usage, GPU usage, memory usage and others. Let us talk about GPU usage ...
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Efficiently Handling Entity-Interactions in a Tile-Based World

I've been programming Roguelike games lately and there's a common problem I always run into. I can't seem to find a satisfactory solution for handling Monster-Monster interactions. For the intents ...
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FPS drop when detecting collision (sfml, c++)

So, I have this small class with a collision detection function in it, it's called every frame. When I run the game I get around 8000 FPS, but when the collision function gets called it drops to ...
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How to combine tiles in a procedurally generated level in 2D tile based maps?

I am developing a 2D tile-based top-down game. It is currently instantiating square objects with a sprite renderer to procedurally generate the map. Each floor and wall is a 1-unit wide object. I ...
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Avoiding GC when rebuilding Mesh.uv and Mesh.vertices

Since unity will not allow users to iterate over mesh.uv and mesh.vertices, I am stuck having to use GC intensive calls when applying an array of uvs and vertices to a mesh. I run into high GC ...
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Techniques of graphics rendering with single CPU core? [closed]

I am interested in methods of 2d and 3d rendering using single thread on an average CPU (e.g. for programming games for old and low-end PCs). While I usually have no performance problems when using ...
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Giving values to uniform in OpenGL

First thing is that I know how to give values to uniforms in OpenGL. Second thing is that it is a question related to optimization and performance. The habit for changing the uniforms, we preferred ...
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Unity Profiler - What would cause PlayerEndOfFrame to have 10-16MB in GC Alloc?

I can't find much documentation on what "PlayerEndOfFrame" does. Sure it is the end of a frame but what would cause the GC Alloc to go so high? This is the profiler results from a debug build on a ...
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Peer to Peer world download

I am creating a multiplayer JavaScript game with a PHP central server. Each user will be able to move around in a 3D world, with other users and NPCs. It came to my attention that SQL is not going to ...
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One big Instance or One instance for every moving entity?

I am creating a multiplayer JavaScript game with a PHP central server. Each user will be able to move around in a 3D world, with other users and NPCs. These NPCs will be controlled by the central ...
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How do I efficiently check if a point is inside a rotated rectangle?

Part for the sake of optimization, part for learning purposes, I will dare to ask: How can I most efficiently check whether a 2D point P is inside a 2D rotated rectangle XYZW, using C# or C++? ...
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How can I minimise memory thrashing when doing vector math in C# or C++?

I'm doing a lot of 3D math in my game engine loop using typical classes like Vector3D, Matrix4x4, Plane3D, etc. Currently every operation causes a new object to be created for the result value. The ...
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How to choose and scale heuristics for A-star on a graph?

I am trying to find the best and scale my cost function for my algorithm. I am following amit blog which explain that ...
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Optimize drawing “different” sprites in OpenGL ES 2.0 (batching?)

I started experimenting with OpenGL ES 2.0, and I'm trying to figure out a way to optimize/batch sprite drawing, where sprites only have the texture in common, but differ in the following properties: ...
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How do I stop off-screen tiles of a 2D tilemap from being rendered?

I am seeing lag because I render all tiles in my map at once. How can I exclude off-screen tiles from being rendered? My tiles are 32×32 and my player is always in the centre of the screen. Here is ...
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Calculating ln (natural logarithm) in games

I am developing a game for tablets using the Marmalade SDK and Cocos 2dX. In my game I have implemented a separation steering behavior in order to keep some of my characters separated from eachother. ...
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How to PRECISELY measure execution time of a code?

In order to compare algorithms speed, I measure execution time of a code part with a method similar to the one described in this question. I am not operating on Windows, but on Linux, so I use ...
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On Android, How can I avoid FPS drops during sensor listener setup/tear down?

When I open my Android app after 5 or 10 seconds it sets up the sensor listener, during which I see clear stuttering and the FPS drops for a second to 40 instead of 60. Is there a way to avoid this? ...
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Memory-Efficient, Optimized Terraria-Like 2D Lighting

I am working on a terraria-clone and I am aiming for it to be able to be run on most Android devices. I am able to generate a world, jump around, etc but I am not looking to add in some efficient ...
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How to load a spherical planet and its regions?

I'm designing a game partially composed of planets exploration. I want to use pseudo-random generation for them, regenerating from a defined seed when I have to load them rather than store every ...
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RTS: Unit sight in fog of war

I am making an RTS game, and like most RTSs, you can see what's going on in a part of a map only if you have a unit over there. I have few ideas how to accomplish this, but there are problems with ...
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How do I efficiently fill the background with a tiling image?

I'm learning Unity by developing a 2D game. It's similar to RimWorld and Prison Architect. I have a 32×32-pixel grass tile image that I want to fill the background with. Here's a screenshot from ...
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How do I avoid lag when dynamically loading a map chunk?

I have a procedural 2d game which extends in all directions, on the surface similar to Terraria. When a player moves their camera close to the edge of the currently loaded terrain, I trigger an expand ...
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How do I dynamically grow a voxel world in all directions with chunks?

I've organized a Voxel world already but the problem is that it can only "grow" outwards. As a result, there is a single corner where it grows from, then outwards from there on. I want to be able to ...