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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. ...
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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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How to maintain a Unity Windows standalone game in RAM?

What would be a good method to maintain a Unity game in RAM? Here is what I'd like to achieve: make a game with Unity, put the build with all the data on a USB key, plug it in another Windows ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Am I allowed to release an app I developed with Xcode on windows?

I want to develop an app for the iOS app store, but don't want to invest in a mac since they start very expensive. So I considered running Xcode via VMware using OSX Lion on my windows 7 computer. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is Carmack right about PC performance? And does Windows 8 address his concerns?

Here John Carmack claims that PCs are still slower that current gen console hardware because of the overhead. "A lot of it's driver overhead issues, where there's so much that we do in the game, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Running Unreal 3D Engine (2003) on Windows 7

General question. My company developed a custom software for simulating combat scenarios using the Unreal 3D Engine (2003). It currently runs on XP-based Dell system. Sometime in the Fall Dell is ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I debug _why_ glDrawArrays is very slow?

I'm working on a game that uses CEGUI and Ogre. Recently, we've discovered that some of our customers with GeForce4 MX 4000's, performance is terrible. After a night spent debugging, I've tracked ...
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Game loop on windows

I have seen different "basic" game loops both from books like "Introduction to 3D game programming with DX11" or online tutorial ( Rastertek ) and if we take off all the fancy stuff to control ...
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Do I need to ask Microsoft for permission to use their products logo?

I am currently making a trailer of my game for my college project, I would like to note that my game is cross platform. Do I need to ask for permission to use those images in such situation? - When ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...