Questions tagged [assets]

Game resources separate from the software (code) and hardware (platform). The most common assets are graphics and audio.

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assets access with index offsets

My question if about resource management. Is it a good idea to store resources like Sounds in an array and then make a second array(lets call this SoundCollections) as a sort of reference table(name + ...
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Getting and playing AudioClips by string name

Is there anyway I can get an audioclip by the name it has in the assets folder? Or will I always have to make a reference to it by dragging and dropping the clip on a SoundClip in the inspector?
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OpenGL assets and new OpenGL context

So I have a bunch of meshes, materials, etc and then all of a sudden the window needs to be torn down and then recreated (such as switching on fullscreen with GLFW) which means I will get a new OpenGL ...
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Resource/Asset Manager [duplicate]

I'm creating a ResourceManager. At the beginning i'm creating a groups of resources which contain a map of resources. The role of groups is to quick load/unload ...
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Approach on how to split game assets into split archives

With a custom binary file format for archives that is structured similiar to Valve's VPK files I have a Game.index.gcf which holds information about all files and ...
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Where do you put assets on iOS 5.1 apps?

I'm starting with iOS 5.1 and I'm trying to figure out how to download/and load asset files to the iPad, such as sprites and sounds. Previously I think I packed them into a .xib file for iOS 3, (wasn'...
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Dual touch controls turning on one axis

I wanted a swift look around functionality to be put in the middle of a room and just look around. So obviously I imported the standard assets and put the FPS controller in the middle and then dragged ...
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How does copyright on sources work [closed]

If I want to create a game in which I use sources from another game that has copyright is illegal. But what if I use screenshots from a 3D game to make another 2D game (something like a questionnaire)?...
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Can I use an asset that looks identical to another persons product?

A question on intellectual property law for anyone that's made game assets before. I'm considering making a commercial game, in this game there will be some assets that look identical to real life ...
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free asset library for panda3d [closed]

my game with panda3d is slowly taking form. It's still a mere testcase but I'd like to improve its visual. Since the assets from my previous projects don't fit this game I've used placeholders for the ...
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How to begin stylising a game [closed]

I'm currently in the late stages of development for a platform-esque iPhone game and am beginning to look into the graphics. Being a developer through-and-through, I have limited design skills and my ...
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Biggest resolution for art assets for mobile games [closed]

I have created a game, and now I need to integrate graphics and distribute it for iOS and Android devices. As there are crazy number of screen resolutions, I think I should have just 3 set of art ...
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How to use Resources.LoadAll<T>() to get derived classes

EDIT: Unity's Resources.LoadAll() does include all derived types. My mistake! I noticed that the type filter in Unity's Resources.LoadAll() filters out only classes of type T. I would prefer it to ...
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How to encode game files or pack to one file like game_data.dat [duplicate]

I am a beginner C++ programmer. I am creating a custom Open Tibia Server and I use the alternative Tibia client (OTClient). I want encode game files (image, sound, lua, etc.) or pack all files into ...
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How should I store resources generated at runtime? [closed]

I in my game I generate some images at runtime depending upon the size of the text that will go over it. Right now I am storing these in a hashmap using a string resembling the text. The question is, ...
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Ebooks for building game framework in HTML5 [closed]

I begin to develop game but I don't know best ebooks for build simple game framework in HTML5 . Can anyone suggest ebooks for me and where to get free image resources for build map in game like as ...
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If I purchase game assets from an artist, should I ask them to explicitly sign over all rights to the art?

To cover all worst-case scenario legal bases, does a developer need any form of written communication from an artist confirming both the purchase of, and explicit transfer of all rights to, the art ...
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Allow user to load remote assetbundle

How can I change the script to allow the end user to enter a URL, in the game view themselves, instead of me at the back end? Here is the Unity script that I am using successfully to allow me add an ...
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What is the recommended way to store compressed textures in files?

Uncompressed textures can be stored in lossy formats such as jpeg and it saves a lot of hard drive space. However for obvious reasons you cannot do the same on compressed textures. So what is the ...
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Game code structure using openGL / Android [closed]

My game will have 3 activities (splashscreen, options menu and main game). As it stands, each is a separate activity with it's own activity class and GLSurfaceview class. Is this structure the right ...
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Game Programming Resources for Programmers [closed]

I am a self-taught high school programmer (have an internship at local university), and understand the fundamentals of C++ and other related languages. I am looking to expand into game development, ...
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Stop rendering to lessen amount of resources used?

Recently I've been writing a bot for a game which renders using DirectX. When I run multiple instances of the game, it takes a toll on my computer's CPU/RAM usage. Can I stop DirectX from rendering to ...
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Voice artist for a game for kids [closed]

We're making a game for kids which should include about 50 spoken phrases. I'm asking for help in finding the right voice artist / studio for this. I've tried searching the web but couldn't find ...

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