Topics about games made for Microsoft Windows products. These include Windows 7, Vista, XP.

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How can I make iPhone apps (games) on Windows?

I want to start making iPhone games, but sadly I'm a Windows geek.. Is there a way to make good profesional iPhone games without Xcode/owning a Mac computer? If not, what do you recommend, a Mac ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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What is the future of XNA in Windows 8 or how will managed games be developed in Windows 8? [closed]

I know this is a potential dupe of this question, but the last answer there was 18 months ago and a lot has happened since. There seems to be some uncertainty about XNA in Windows 8. Specifically, ...
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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: ...
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problem loading Collada DAE model using Assimp in OepnGL 4.4

I am loading a model in my OpenGL application using Assimp library like this : bool CGameObject::LoadModelFromFile(char* sZFilePath) { std::string fn = sZFilePath; std::string td = "\\"; std::string ...
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Handling keyboard and mouse input (Win API)

There is a number of ways to catch mouse or keyboard under Windows. So I tried some of them, but every of them has some advantages and drawbacks. I want to ask you: Which method do use? I've tried ...
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Problem getting mouse events while keys held down in SDL2

I'm attempting to write input capturing code using SDL2 on Windows. However, I'm running into a problem. Whenever a key is held down, the SDL event queue has no mouse movement, nor will the mouse ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Trapping mouse inside window in OpenGL with GLUT?

I perfectly understand that GLUT is limited and the following problem can't probably be solved with OpenGL/GLUT, but since I don't know exactly if it can or not, I better just ask. Maybe I'm doing ...
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Unicode Usage in Video Games

When programming Windows games, do you use multibyte character settings or Unicode character settings? I'm under the impression that professional companies today use the Unicode setting to make ...
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Bevel outline algorithm in 2D

I'm writing a program that creates animated blobs in 2D, to simulate cells. In order to beautify these objects, I'd like to give them a 3D look by adding a bevel-effect. How can this be achieved? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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SFML - How do I create an OpenGL context before showing the window?

I want to create an OpenGL context to initialize some assets before actually showing the window with SFML. How can I do this?
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How can I implement a real-time game loop in a text-based game?

I am trying to make a short text game with c++ to help me learn the language. I have made a version that basically displays texts, waits for an input, once the input is received it displays text, and ...
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SetRenderTarget(null) clearing previous draw calls

I'm not sure if everything's working as it should be or whether I'm just not doing something properly, but I couldn't find anything that discussed this so I thought I'd ask here. I'm using Monogame ...
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Farseer physics engine: save world simulation and load at a later time

I have created a windows desktop game using monogame and the Farseer Physics engine (FPE 3.5). In this game I would like to the user to be able to save the game and continue at a later time. When I ...
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How does one write to another process's OpenGL/DirectX context?

I want to write a short of chat client that display the messages in-game (OpenGL/DirectX), but I really don't know how to handle this. It is easy to write my client in my graphic context... but what ...
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Where to save game data?

For my game, I'm currently considering where I should save the player's information (configuration files, state saves, player generated content). 'Where' refers to the physical location on disk. I ...
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Is it possible to detect two different mice at the same time, and have their movements recorded seperately? [closed]

Im thinking of making a game that requires two mice to play. It needs to register the movement separately from one another. Is this possible? Or does the Windows architecture not allow for such ...
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Accessing DualShock 4 motion sensor in Windows (ideally Unity)

I'm trying to use a DualShock 4's IMU as a motion controller in Unity, under Windows 7. So far I've tried: DS4Windows (1.5.11): reads motion sensor data, but does not expose them to Unity as axes ...
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wglCreateContextAttribsARB is undefined

I've just downloaded the latest headers from the OpenGL registry and included them in my project. I am attempting to create an OpenGL 3+ context. Every tutorial/resource has used ...
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TypeLoadException when running a Monogame Windows Phone 8 game

Using Monogame, I'm trying to port a game to Windows Phone 8, but I'm having issues getting a basic example to run. When I create a basic Mono project and run it on my phone (to check everything's ...
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Bitmap to Texture2D problem with colors

I have a small problem with converting a bitmap to a Texture2D. The resulted image of the conversion has the red channel switched with the blue channel :/ I don't know why, because the pixel formats ...
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Use of SpriteFonts without installing on host machine

I am working on a Windows game for my university project. In this project I am using a custom TrueType font which is not installed on any university computers. For submission my game is required to ...
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MVP Matrix * Vector3 = Black Screen? [closed]

I'm relatively new to computer graphics so please take it easy. I created a ModelViewProjection Matrix and I sent it to my shader: #version 330 core layout(location = 0)in vec3 vert; uniform mat4 ...
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Saving Game Data In Windows Store App

I am creating a windows store game using unity . I want to save the current high score data . I most probably use StreamReader / StreamWriter for saving data but when i build the executable for ...
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How do I change a LÖVE2D game executable's icon?

I merged my game.love file and the love.exe with the command copy /b love.exe+app.love game.exe. But the resulting executable has the default LÖVE2D icon. Is there a way to change that icon to ...
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How do I deal with timeout detection and recovery in D3D?

What is exactly measured when checking TDR in Windows? What do I need to do in my D3D11 app to tell TDR that long rendering is okay? I've already split the workload into smaller batches, but how do I ...
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Where can I get DirectX headers for Mingw?

I have downloaded the latest Mingw toolchain from mingw.org, but it seems DirectX headers are missing. Where can I get those? I assume there are open source compatibility headers out there, in ...
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Save Texture2D to file in Monogame

I'm working on a tilesheet builder tool for my game to speed up tile creation, and I need to save a generated texture2D as a png. I've tried using the .SaveAsPng function but it isn't implemented in ...
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SDL_AddTimer + SDL_GL_MakeCurrent not working on Windows [closed]

I'm messing around with C++, OpenGL and SDL doing a game that should be able to run in Windows and Mac OS X. I have a problem that only happens on Windows. Let me describe the scenario. First I ...
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Why is my application getting more CPU usage while it's halting the operation [closed]

I have a question about the way OS gives CPU time to the applications. Usually when I render my scene with a single object in it I get ~8% CPU usage, but when I stop the framework for further process ...
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Using DirectX9 within Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8?

Asking the question here simply because my PC is down for the count for a while and wasn't able to stave a curiosity before that happened. I picked up a few books about programming Games in DirectX, ...
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OpenGL setup on Windows

I have been trying to use OpenGL for two days now. First on Mac, then on Windows. The problem with Mac is that it doesn't support the newer versions of OpenGL. I ran a tutorial that actually did get ...
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Is IDirectInput8::FindDevice totally broken on Windows 7?

I'm developing on Windows 7, and using DirectInput8 for my input needs. I'm tracking gamepad additions and removals (that is, GUID_DEVINTERFACE_HID devices) using the DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL and ...
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What is Windows' software rendering API?

We usually use OpenGL or DirectX to work with the GPU. If I want to use the CPU to render 2D/3D graphics, how does it work and what API can I use for it on Windows? I know there is no benefit in ...
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What's the best way to set up an OpenGL draw loop in windows?

On mac os x, there's a way to pass the system a function pointer that is triggered at an ideal time to start your drawing code. These are the CVDisplayLink tools. I'd like to understand how to do ...
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Best way to get elapsed time in miliseconds in windows

I'm trying to do it using two FILETIMEs, casting them to ULONGLONGs, substracting the ULONGLONGs, and dividing the result by 10000. But it's pretty slow, and I want to know if there is a better way to ...
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How to make OpenGL rendering resolution independent from its window context resolution?

Can the rendering resolution of OpenGL and the window size (at least for the Windows OS) be separated? For example, I may only want to render at 400x300 resolution, but I want my window size to be ...
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Windows Events lag behind

I'm making a simple openGL application and so far I can get the window to display, the update/render loop work, and it processes windows events (like WM_QUIT and WM_MOUSE). I've found though that ...
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Play video from StreamingAssets folder in Windows Media Player?(Unity 3D)

I can play video which is there in my StreamingAssets folder. But is there a way in which I click a button and the same video gets played in the Windows Media Player. I researched a lot on this but ...
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How can I use ARB_debug_output with SDL on Windows?

I'm trying to port a small GL program that I've been working on from Linux to Windows. I have the following: window_ = SDL_CreateWindow(...); SDL_GL_SetAttribute(SDL_GL_CONTEXT_FLAGS, ...