I want to use a texture atlas of 2048 x 2048 in my game, and I would like to warn the users with a "too low" device to not download the game.

With a texture atlas of this size, what requirements should I say, on ANDROID ?

This image (source : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10392027/recommended-limit-for-memory-management-in-cocos2d ) shows the requirements for IPHONE, what about for ANDROID : 512Mo minimum, with a 1GHz, is a correct requirement ?

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Thanks for your answer


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You'll be okay to ship your game to majority of your users with a configuration like that. Even the fairly old (nearly 3 years now) old Samsung Galaxy Captivate will run with a texture resolution of that size. You won't have too many issues supporting almost any device like that (I can't think of any off the top of my head. Okay, that's a lie... maybe the HTC Drean. However, that being said if you want to prevent random crashes and the like when a user OPENS your app - do yourself a favour and query for GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE. This will return the maximum texture dimension you can use and if it's less than 2048 you can throw a warning to your user stating gameplay probably won't work or you can load some alternative assets if that's possible for your game that might work for the game at a lower resolution, scale, or with some effects missing. The choice is yours!

Edit: We're in 2015 now; nearing 2016. You can safely assume most devices will support such an atlas.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I know this is an old question @VaughanHilts but I'm curious, you say 'or you can load some alternative assets' I'm experiencing this issue at the moment. After querying GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE and discovering that the Max size is say 2048 and you have a texture of say 3000 in your xhdpi folder and this device get its assets from that folder, how does one go about loading alternative/smaller resources? They're already there in the HDPI, MDPI and LDPI folder, but how do you tell the device to get them? Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks :-) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 4:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is my question if you have any suggestions! stackoverflow.com/questions/25796430/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 4:09

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