Topics about games made for Microsoft Windows products.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
5 views

Windows Game Controllers: Set “Preferred Device” to “none” [migrated]

I'm running into an issue with a particular game after I set a game controller as "Preferred Device" to use with older programs under Windows 10: Control Panel -> Device and Printers -> right click ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How to silence the Windows Asterisk sound?

When pressing keys while my game is running, Windows makes the "Asterisk" or "Exclamation" sound that you hear while trying to use the keyboard on a window that doesn't have focus on an input control. ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Windows 10 UWP Game development [closed]

I intend to create a simple 2D game for entire suit of Windows platform (UWP). I haven't used any game development engine or otherwise before. The game would basically have a simple physics engine, ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Can I Create A Windows Package to Submit to the Window Store using the Mac Version of Unity 5.3?

Note: New to App Development. I'm using a Mac for building my three 3D puzzle apps with Unity 5.3.2. I want to create Windows versions to sell in the Windows Store. I attempted to transfer the ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Is window creation decoupled from game engine?

I'm new to game development, and I was wondering about a architecture question. The window creation code in C++ is given by doing the following: Fill out a WNDCLASS struct Register the window class ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Config SFML in QTCreator with file.pro

I know that are a method with cmake , but i wouldlike config my project in Qtcreator usinig qmake and my doubt is what my file .pro must have for work it ?. I will run in windows , maybe later linux . ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How to get tearing-free present with D3D9 in windowed mode without DWM?

For a long time now I have assumed that it's impossible to get tearing-free presents with: Windows 7, no DWM (=Aero off), D3D9, windowed mode. However, my Windows 7 PC at work just does it. My ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Black Screen when using High-Performance NVIDIA Processor

I have an issue where my program renders a black screen on other computers. I narrowed it down to when a different graphics card is being used. When I run the program using Integrated Graphics ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

How to make a triangle move and rotate using GDI in C++

I want to make a triangle move from one place to another then rotate it 270 degrees using Polygon() function does anyone knows how to?? Just a simple one.
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How to access the players XBOX account from your Windows 10 game app? [API?]

We want to release a game that was previously an Android game for Windows 10 (Store / Desktop). Could you tell me how we can access the players XBOX account, see his friends and compare their scores? ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

How do I Upload an Image from Unity3D Standalone Game to Twitter?

I'm working on a title that uses some fancy camera based iteraction, and to compliment that, we allow you to take selfie pictures with your image composited along side some of the characters. Our ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How should I construct a Facebook Login Flow for a server-less Windows App in Unity?

I am game programmer with limited web experience that was tasked to figure out how to make our game interact with Facebook. We are building a Unity Windows standalone app (maybe MacIntosh later), and ...
1
vote
1answer
106 views

OpenGL Applications Bring computer to halt

Whenever I run any application that utilizes the OpenGL interface, my entire computer comes to a halt, but it doesn't do this when it utilizes the DirectX interface. I run both Linux (Ubuntu 15.10) ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

MinGW Windows Cross-Compile Error

While I was developing my game on Linux (I'm using an ARM system), I decided that I want to cross-compile it to Windows. Yet, I get an error while I try to link Allegro (version 4.2) to the compiler. ...
-2
votes
2answers
179 views

C++ Multi-Platform (Windows, Linux, Android) OpenGL(ES) Solutions or Tutorials? [closed]

I'm sorry if this has been asked recently and I'm not Googling it right, but I've been digging all week for something. I've got a game prototype I made in Unity, and I have some decent experience ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Hide (and show) Unity window using C#

I'm making a game (in Unity3d) that features a level editor. However, the editor is made in XAML (i use WPF on Windows Desktop). In Windows Phone, the Editor is a separate application, and i use URI ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

ShaderX7 example code - missing headers

I try to build shaderx7 example code (practical cascaded shadow maps) from the cd which was appended to the book. I use windows 7 and I installed directx sdk 2008 and 2010. I can't find anywhere ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

What's the reasoning behind using “redistributable” packages?

On Windows, many if not all games require some DirectX package and some VC++ runtime. Others also need OpenAL, wmfaredist, nvidia physx, windows live and probably others. I'm trying to figure out why ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Any call to framebuffer methods causes crash. (MinGW)

For a long time, I have been using LWJGL. This library is pure awesomeness, however I was looking into learning the lower level API that was used in C++. I am new to the idea of pointers and other ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Gamepad default trigger identification in Windows

I'm currently writing an interface driver for my Moga Power Pro controller on Windows. I'd like to release it for others to use, but first I have some questions on expected default mappings for the ...
4
votes
1answer
135 views

Where do you put the game window in fullscreen mode?

My game, like most games, supports running in fullscreen exclusive mode. And I'd like to give my players the choice of which monitor the game will display on. In order to prevent the player from ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

How can I get direction or link of file in computer

I want to import an .obj file in my Engine or open some files : To do that I write a link or direction of that file in my computer. Like this file.open("../Engine/data/model.obj"); But I dont want ...
1
vote
0answers
374 views

LNK2019 unresolved external symbol __imp_ glDrawArrays@12 referenced in function _main [closed]

I try this code from tutorial for learn Modern OpenGL in Visual Studio 2015: http://www.opengl-tutorial.org/beginners-tutorials/tutorial-2-the-first-triangle/ With GLUT (from other tutorial), it ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Transparent Game Window (Windows 7 x64) [closed]

i want to develop mode to minecraft but if i start minecraft i've got this how can i repair this ?
1
vote
1answer
183 views

How can I ensure a Unity game continues to run in RAM, even if the disk it loaded from is removed?

I'd like to make a game with Unity, put the build with all the data on a USB key, plug it in another Windows computer, and run the game from the USB drive, then remove the USB drive, but keep the game ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

In Unity, how can I register a custom file type that is always opened with my game?

I want my players to be able to create their own scenes as custom levels, save them as files (say custom1.gamelevel), and open them directly in my game program by double-clicking the level file, ...
2
votes
1answer
119 views

Java LWJGL Windows 10 native files

Hello I made a simple game and I want to share it to my friend but he cant run it. I'm assuming it's because he has windows 10 and the LWJGL 2 native files don't support that (I've asumed that based ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

Separating rendering from HWND

I'm considering separating my game simulation from the message loop. It seems odd to me to have other systems tied directly to the window in which my game is running. Most examples I see are ...
15
votes
2answers
2k views

How to avoid ghosting when pressing multiple keys?

I am working on a 2d side-scrolling pc game that uses SFML game library. The problem that I am not able to solve is that in many keyboards combination of three or more keys (like w + d + k) is not ...
1
vote
2answers
228 views

How to compile with OpenGL ES on Windows?

I downloaded OpenGL ES 3.1 sdk here. But when I tried to run (or compile and run) the executable in "samples" directory, I got the following message: The program can't start because libGLESv2.dll ...
31
votes
4answers
4k views

Is there a practical reason for saving game data in %UserProfile%\Documents instead of %AppData%?

My documents folder is flooded with subfolders of various games, including those of some very recent AAA titles. As a professional application developer with no experience in the gaming industry this ...
2
votes
1answer
482 views

Compile cocos2d-x Windows games without Visual Studio

I want to use cocos2d-x to make a Windows game. I used the cocos console: cocos compile -p WIN32 And apparently it needs Visual Studio. Is there an alternative to build the Windows game without ...
3
votes
1answer
462 views

How do I make games that interact with desktop windows?

I want to know how games like desktop pet games like Sheep work, so I can make my own: In this game, the creatures are being rendered directly to the desktop or over top other windows. How do they ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

Zooming In SDL 2.0

I'm currently working on a project in which I render pictures raw. That is I use simple IMG_LoadTexture(), SDL_RenderCopy(). I want the program to be able to zoom in/out and textures to be scaled to ...
1
vote
1answer
144 views

Implementing a modal dialog from scratch with C++

Right now I'm implementing my modal dialogs in windows with a separate message loop after popping up the dialog. This straightforward an approach won't work with other systems that don't have message ...
2
votes
2answers
144 views

Touch taps only on very short flicks on Win7 with Monogame

I have an application on win7 which needs to support touch and mouse input using monogame. But reading touch taps proves to be a very hard thing. The TouchPanel is initialized like this: ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Screen tearing in emulator

I'm trying to make a game boy emulator, and I'm using Windows for the graphics (StretchDIBits). I'm getting screen tearing like this. I tried enabling vsync in graphic settings but nothing changed. ...
2
votes
0answers
166 views

hosting a windows game on a linux server [closed]

there! I am currently working on a game on Unreal 4, and although im still in early production(barely any code written, mostly visual assets at this point), i want to ask this now, so that i know how ...
0
votes
1answer
966 views

Where are the files UnityEngine.dll and UnityEditor.dll located on a Windows filesystem?

Visual Studio can't find the UnityX.dll files after I copied my assets folder from one computer to another. Where can I find these .DLLs? UnityEditor.dll UnityEditor.iOS.Extensions.XCode.dll ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Circle Depth Penetration

I'm resolving some collision between circles and I keep getting this problem. Note: The rectangles are perfect squares fitting the circles so when I type rect.Width I mean the radius of the circle. ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Why does the 3D window go blank on resuming from sleep/lock?

I have a 3d window hosted inside a WPF program. This is written in C#, using SlimDX. It uses a D3DImage subclass to support dx10 & dx11 rendertargets, like this site recommends: ...
0
votes
2answers
188 views

Native vs Desktop Resolution

I have code set up that finds the native resolution of a monitor and uses that to determine the resolution for (DirectX exclusive) fullscreen mode, using SetupAPI: HRESULT ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

ThreadAffinity being changed by OpenGL / ChoosePixelFormat

If I change thread affinity and then create the window used in my OpenGL game it changes the thread affinity to something else. I tracked down the exact API call (ChoosePixelFormat) which changes it ...
0
votes
1answer
235 views

3ds Max Skeleton Import into Unreal Engine Fail

I tried following the "Introduction to UE4 Animation and Rigging Tools" tutorial with maya but I dislike maya and don't under stand it so I tried importing the skeleton from the "3rd Person Game with ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

Is there a trivial way to force SDL2 to render on resolution change or regain of focus after CTRL+ALT+DEL?

I'm building a game with SDL2 and C++11. One of the modes of the game is a map which is divided up in tiles/entities existing on those tiles (some are animated) in the context of a viewport on the ...
1
vote
2answers
246 views

Are SDL games trivially portable from Linux to Windows?

I have a small game made with SDL2 and I want to port it to Windows. Would I hav eto write a lot of #ifdefs to port it or will the very same code work on Windows and Linux? Or is it more complicated? ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

What is the highest quality way to render warped text on Windows?

I need to render highly readable text, on par with DirectWrite+Cleartype+Truetype. The Cleartype system uses sub-pixel anti-aliasing. DirectWrite takes things a step further and moves letters around ...
3
votes
1answer
130 views

Why does glBindVertexArray sometimes fail (but mostly not)?

Quick outline: Test program that loads and displays big (3k x 4k) 16bit gray scale images (ca. 32MB). Using modern OpenGL (eg. 3.3 or so) with shaders VBOs VAOs etc. Running on Windows with OpenTK ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Unity3D - Cancel a build process (Windows, Unity 5)

I accidently pressed build for iOS and just realized that it might take a few hours to build the project. I tried to kill the unity process in the task manager, but on next start up unity instantly ...
1
vote
1answer
529 views

Cocos2D-JS Windows App in fullscreen mode (Win32)

I've been looking for a way to make my Cocos2D-JS app go into fullscreen mode, but there doesn't seem to be much documentation on Cocos2D-JS (or Cocos2D-x-js as some seem to call it.) This app is to ...