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IDXGISwapChain::ResizeBuffers - should I recreate the depth/stencil buffer too?

When I resize the buffers via IDXGISwapChain::ResizeBuffers(), it is required to release any references to views to the back buffer. That of course makes sense, because the back buffer texture is ...
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1answer
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My pool balls often jump around when there are two or more balls colliding/touching

I'm working through the book 'Introduction to Game Physics with Box2D' and I've created a little pool game with the example code. Despite the name, there is NO box 2D used in this particular exercise. ...
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2answers
101 views

How can I create an aperture-closing effect?

I'm looking to create an effect like this in a game I'm making: I would describe it as a camera aperture closing. I have the following requirements: I need to be able to reverse the fade (open ...
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1answer
17 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
256 views

Simple heart container script for 2D game (Unity)?

I'm attempting to create a simple mobile game (C#) that involves a simple three-heart life system. After searching for hours online, many of the solutions use OnGUI (which is apparently horrible for ...
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3answers
119 views

Lerping character moving up and down slope tiles

So, when interpolating position against a standard 'horizontal' platform, everything works great. What happens is something like this..... (Question continues after graphic) Now, the question I ...
4
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1answer
164 views

Programatically find out which app store install came from?

Background In my app, I have a 'rate me' button. It follows the usual path - user clicks in, it starts an intent and opens the app's listing on the Play Store. All well and good. Now I wish to try ...
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1answer
141 views
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Is there a way to prevent the user from playing the game simultaneously on 2 devices

Our game uses Google Play Services for authentication, multiplayer and cloud saves. We save the users inventory as a cloud save, and as the player partakes in multiplayer matches they might use items ...
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5answers
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Why do my point lights disappear when another nearby light is above 1.85 range?

I'm making a game with a dungeon setting in Unity 3D. Many torches line the walls. I'm using a point light over each torch to simulate the flame. However, when two torches are across from each other, ...
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2answers
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+200

Should I have multiple small textures or a single big one?

I'm using SDL 2 to create a small 2D game. Based on the docs, this is what I would do: SDL_Surface *surface = SDL_LoadBMP("image.bmp"); SDL_Texture *texture = SDL_CreateTextureFromSurface(renderer, ...
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How do I limit a cylinder between 2 points?

I found this code to draw a line between two mouse points. I'm using the code from the answer. No I want to limit the line. For example: distance = 3; I tried .normalized*distance, but without ...
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0answers
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Getting the Halo property of a point light in Unity

I am adding point lights in my scene ( max 6 ) and I want to be able to enable its Halo property via script. However in the documentation reference, they haven't mentioned how to enable the halo ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Per vertex diffuse lighting not propogating across entire model

I'm not sure how to describe this problem so I've added a picture. When I add per vertex diffuse lighting to my model (just a field of cubes for simplicity) the lighting effect applies to each ...
16
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1answer
952 views

How are some games playable before fully downloaded?

Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 have a nice feature: I can start playing before the full game/update has finished downloading. How does this work? How could I implement a similar feature? I guess Diablo 3 ...
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1answer
106 views

Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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1answer
40 views

How do I position a cylinder between 2 points?

I found this code to draw a line between two mouse points. I want to do the same, but inverted; going in the other direction. The line should get larger from my first point toward the second. None ...
0
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1answer
608 views

How do I get the mouse position relative to the window, not the whole screen?

I am developing an XNA game. I run it in window mode. I need to handle mouse events, but when I use the Mouse class from Xna.Framework.Input.Mouse, I get the the mouse position on the whole screen. ...
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0answers
41 views

How do I detect collisions between a particle-based net and a ball?

I've implemented a net using Verlet integration and many points connected with constrains; like this demo, but in 3D. I want to implement collision detection between this net and a ball (like in a ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Avoiding singletons for puzzle system

Say for instance I have a puzzle with 3 switches that need to be in some configuration (say all on) in one room, that opens a door in another, with a load screen separating, so I can't link the ...
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0answers
23 views

Artoolkit, transform pixels coordinates to be aligned to the marker

I'm working with artoolkit, i was trying to get the marker pixels using dataptr and marker_info (x,y coordinate), then i used opengl (GL_POINTS) to draw on these pixels and that was working right in ...
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0answers
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How to load and render PhysX 3.3 heightfield

I'm trying to load a PhysX 3.3 heightmap and render it with OpenGL using glm and glfw, but so far it doesn't seem to be working. I'm basing my code on the PhysX samples, and am also using FreeImage to ...
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2answers
44 views

Add Objects in LWJGL without using glTranslationf function

It is possible to add an object in LWJGL without using translation function (glTranslatef) ? and if it is possible does this improve somehow performance ?
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1answer
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How does the Maya ASCII FBX format store positions within animation?

I want to understand Maya's ASCII FBX format so I can convert animations in it to OSG (OpenSceneGraph) format. I have a simple sphere, with a translation in one direction for 30 frames baked into an ...
0
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1answer
43 views

how to guarantee the order of response in a service-oriented mmo server cluster

i'm working on a mmo server these days. it's a service-oriented architecture, every service is one process which processes a specific type of request, and i have inventory service, battle service, ...
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1answer
52 views

Location of “units” in Code

So, I've been playing around with the concept of a game, mechanically think of the Civilization games(Tile, turn-based strategy) but I am quite uncertain about where I should store the units location ...
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1answer
17 views

QT for mobile games [on hold]

I'm a desktop apps developer (C++/Delphi) with lots of graphical development experience on Windows, using QT, OpenGL, DirectX For a year or more now I'm primarily using Linux as my development ...
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1answer
161 views

Why is my Simplex Noise appearing in four columns?

I'm trying to make a Texture out of Simplex noise, but it keeps appearing like this regardless of how big or small scale is: The following code is used to produce the image's color date: private ...
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1answer
40 views

How to combine the camera that follows the player and the camera shake effect in Unity?

I need to combine both camera that follows the player and the camera shake effect in the same moment. The problem is in that, if I make the shake effect for the camera, then the camera doesn't follow ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

Proper updating of GeoClipMaps

I have been working on an implementation of gpu-based geo clip maps, but there is a section of the GPU Gems 2 article that I just can't seem to understand, specifically this paragraph, and more ...
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1answer
88 views

Help finding time of collision

I am making a simple game right now and am struggling with collision response. My goal is to someday be able to turn it into a 2D platformer but I have a long way to go. I am currently making this in ...
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0answers
8 views

how to add .tif importer to skinned model pipeline

I have model which is occuring .tif components but XNA can not import .tif.Because of that I should add a .tif importer to my skinned model processor. How can ı add this? My SkinnedModelProcessor into ...
3
votes
1answer
311 views

Jittery Movement, Uncontrollably Rotating + Front of Sprite?

So I've been looking around to try and figure out how I make my sprite face my mouse. So far the sprite moves to where my mouse is by some vector math. Now I'd like it to rotate and face the mouse as ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Doing imagemagick like stuff in Unity (using a mask to edit a texture)

There is this tutorial in imagemagick http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/masking/#masks I was wondering if there was some way to mimic the behavior (like cutting the image up based on a black image ...
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0answers
235 views

OpenGL ES for Samsung 4 - no textures only white rectangles [closed]

I have Nexsus 4,Samsung 3 and several HTCs and my game works fine. When I launch on Samsung 4 I see white rectangles (empty textures), no errors, Further, my game uses sensors but I see on ...
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1answer
124 views

XNA Diffuse Shader Issue. Edge lighting problem. Image Attached

As you can see in this image the diffuse shading is working correctly in some places but in other places such as the the bottom of the sphere you can see the squares/triangles of the mesh. Any ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

Avoiding memory allocation in Android game development

For obvious reasons, allocating memory on the fly in Android game development is not recommended. For example: http://developer.android.com/training/articles/perf-tips.html: There are two basic ...
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1answer
42 views

How does the SDL dynamic API inject itself in statically linked code

I've been using SDL2 for development almost since it came out. Long story short, I stumbled upon the SDL dynamic api explanation. I've looked in SDL_Dynapi.c to understand how it works. I get that the ...
1
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1answer
202 views

Long delays in Unity3D substance generation

Currently working on an iOS/Android project in Unity3d, and we're seeing some incredibly long times for generating substances between testing runs. We can run the game, but once we shut down the ...
5
votes
2answers
777 views

Are there any hex tile sizes where both width and height are integers?

I'm trying to figure out the optimal width and height (in pixels) to start building hex tiles for game development. My preference is for "flat topped" hex grids, but the math is similar for both. I ...
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0answers
155 views

Unity: Why do my normals flip during an animation?

This problem boggles my mind. I have an animation running on a face object (imported from Blender). At a few points in the animation, the normals switch direction! It causes the mesh to blink. Of ...
2
votes
1answer
217 views

Setting uniform value of a vertex shader for different sprites in a SpriteBatch

I'm using libGDX and currently have a simple shader that does a passthrough, except for randomly shifting the vertex positions. This shift is a vec2 uniform that I set within my code's render() loop. ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Set Position of multiple bodies

I have a character composed of five bodies which are tied together by a lot of joints. On of them is the overall chassis, to which all forces and impulses are applied to move the whole Character. All ...
1
vote
1answer
172 views

How to make rigid bodies collide with Apex Clothing in PhysX for Maya

According to the [Apex] Clothing Overview section of the documentation: Colliding with Rigid Bodies Rigid bodies present in your scene will push clothing around roughly as you might expect. ...
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vote
0answers
18 views

How do I pause and resume a game in ActionScript 2?

I'm making a game where the player must avoid random falling objects. I dont know how to implement pausing. I've been stuck on this for 2 days! I tried using gotoAndPlay and such, but the objects ...
2
votes
2answers
89 views

Calculating gameObjects hit by a directional light source

I am trying to figure out in my current game whether a gameObject is lit by a directional light or not. Below is my image inside the Unity game engine As my game runs around a Day/Night cycle, I ...
0
votes
3answers
46 views

Add a Countdown Timer that increments in JavaScript and resets per level(Resovled)

I am currently developing a Simon says type game using jquery and javascript. I have linked a fully copy of the game on github Github download and unzip to see the game fully ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Problems with texture orientation in space

I am currently drawing texture in 3D space and have some problems with it's orientation. I'd like me textures always to be oriented with front face to user. My desirable result looks like ...
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votes
0answers
74 views

Best programming language for game development? [on hold]

Is java the best one for this job? Or is there languages better for game development?
2
votes
1answer
21 views

XNA: How do I match Spritebatch View/Projection Matrices with BasicEffect Matrices?

I'm rendering a bunch of 2D content using SpriteBatches to a default XNA viewport. A simple 2D camera is used to move around the scene, which generates a transformation matrix passed to each ...
1
vote
2answers
89 views

How to create Whirlpool/Vortex effect?

Im trying to make a Vortex effect on a Circle Body that is a Sensor. I've been looking for this and all examples i look for are in C++ or Objective C and i dont seem to translate them well. when my ...

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