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Console in game development usually refers to entertainment computer systems. For text based games using command line console consider using 'text-based' tag.

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Can I purchase Xbox One XDK in 2022?

My gf has an Xbox One, and I wanted to surprise her with a custom Xbox One game. Are XDKs still being retailed? How much do you estimate the cost? How old do you have to be to purchase one? I'd ...
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DOTS 0.50: Multiple Errors when installing Hybrid Renderer

I'll go straight to the point: I'm getting many errors when installing Hybrid Renderer for my DOTS project. I have no idea what to do. I haven't installed any other packages because there were already ...
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Do gaming consoles come with built-in crash reporting system for the developers?

I'm working at a game industry and my company's planning on releasing some games for consoles (PS, Nintendo Switch). I'm wondering if we should integrate some kind of custom crash reporting system ...
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How do I bring the console window back into the same Unity window?

I have this issue where somehow I accidentally got the console window separated from the window that all unity things are n, so it floats around, blocking the unity screen behind it, as shown below: ...
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An error comes up in console when trying to enter play mode in unity

Hay folks, i pray for everyone's wellbeing. I want to ask a question that whenever i enter playmode in unity, error message is displayed even though there is nothing in the console. This doesn't get ...
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Can I develop indie games for GameCube?

I am a game developer who has always loved the GameCube system. I've been developing games since 2017 and have been self-teaching and learning various coding languages. I know it's officially ...
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Word Wrap in Editor Console

I'm working as an educator - I am wondering is there any way to wrap the text of lines output from the Unity editor console?... Thanks!
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How much memory does a Game Boy game have for save data?

Is there a standard number of bytes a Game Boy game would have to store (battery backed up) save data? If not a standard, is there an common size, or a few examples of save data sizes? If Game Boy ...
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Unity console error with only a timestamp

I am getting console errors that only have a timestamp. I am running Unity 2019.1.9f1 on Ubuntu 19.04. I have installed dotnet core 2.2.5 on my machine. Here is the full error log: https://pastebin....
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Stealing system RAM for texture cache

As an example, the N64 has a notorious 4kb texture cache. Could someone sap another 4kb (or more) from the system's RAM or the Expansion Pak and use that as texture cache space? If so, would it be ...
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Is there a way to read unity console outside of unity?

my unity project keeps crashing and it does not let me read the exception error, I am wondering if there is a way to read the unity console externally outside of unity. Any pointers will be highly ...
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CCD in C++ Console application

I am writing a game in a c++ console application. I would like to detect whether or not there is a collision between two objects, and displace them accordingly. All sprites are simply strings drawn on ...
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Assign player currentLocation based on array coordinates

I wanted to incorporate changing location in an rpg, so I began by creating a class Location and assign every Location to a multi-dimensonal array, like so: ...
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How to call the logic of a class into another class?

I am new to c# game development and just start. I decided to start with the basics, Console Applications. I am try trying to recreate a game created by Lincoln Li and it's called Mr Sprinkle's Great ...
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Unity strange clones behavior

I am setting up a grid of tiles (2d sprites) in Unity with this code: ...
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Why do game developers develop games for exclusive contracts?

There are several companies that develop their games for one console only (Playstation or XBox). Why and how are they doing this? Shouldn't there be more sales when they publish it for PC/PS/Xbox? ...
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Convert "analog stick radians" into "normal radians / degrees"

Sorry if the title isn't self explanatory. I've worked previously on the development of many small indie games for computers, but never really bothered on developing anything for a console, until ...
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8, 16, 32 bits consoles... what does it mean? [closed]

A number of bits is often used to qualify some video game consoles: Master System and NES/Famicon are 8 bits systems, Megadrive/Genesis is a 16 bits system, etc. What do this number actually represent ...
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XNA makes the console flicker

I create a Window XNA game project from the template in Visual studio 2015. Then I right click and set the property to console application because I think it is convinient to use Console.WriteLine() ...
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Which game consoles can I target as an indie with C++ and OpenGL [closed]

I am an indie game developer and I wish to build games using C++ and OpenGL for game consoles. I've read that there are strict requirements for developing games for some consoles. So does anybody know ...
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Changing game variables through network in run time for debugging

I want to implement a system in my game that will allow me to change in game parameters on runtime through the network. Lets say my game is running on a ps4 or xbox one, I want to be able to register ...
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How does a "debug console" handle dependencies/access objects?

I'm trying to get my head around how to create a debug console and have a hard problem to figure out how it access different objects in my game. Say for example I want the console to be able to: ...
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Which consoles may I target with OpenGL? [closed]

I'm thinking on technical design for a game/game engine using OpenGL, and I wonder if there is any recent consoles (Xbox360, PS3, Wii U, Xbox one and PS4) that I could work with if I do so. I found ...
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Subscriber with many publishers: unsubscribing

I hope this isn't too general, so I apologize in advance if so. I am creating a console text adventure game. I essentially have many monsters, one per room at the moment. I also have a God object/...
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How can I go about testing games on a console

I was wondering how I could play a game I've made on a console (PS3). I don't want to sell it or anything I just want to test it for now, also do I still have to do that whole registration thing to do ...
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C# - console application, array problem [closed]

I have problem in very simple console app, code looks like this. int x - player moving and changing axis "x" and I want make full history of moving via array. See code(only example) below... Thank ...
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Python interpreter as in-game console

Say I have a game which has lots objects (NPCs, monsters, etc.), I want a console so I can change the variables of the objects (like changing HP for example), how could I embed python into my program, ...
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How can I put my game into a cheap portable console?

I've seen some cheap gaming consoles on Amazon, and I was wondering if it would be terribly difficult to put my RPG Maker game on it. Basically, a while ago, the creator of a never-solidifying game ...
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How to write "Hello World" for N64 purely from scratch?

As an experiment I want to code a "Hello World" program for N64 using only assembly code, using no headers, tools, helper files, etc. I just want to write the assembly code bare bones from absolute ...
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"CVar system" - are CVar always looked up or cached?

Many famous game such as Quake or Half-Life use CVars to allow easy and flexible game parameter manipulations. You can simply open up the console and write something like ...
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Game code difference between consoles (PS3/PS4) and PC [closed]

I'm interested in game development and have some very curious questions. Im a newbie in game dev so pardon my silly mistakes and question and repetition if any. I hope biggies here will guide me and ...
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How do I keep different platforms code in separate plugins?

Considering that some game platforms are under NDA and that publishing code publicly using their SDK is not allowed, how do game engine usually manage keeping plugins for different platforms separated?...
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Using NDSLib, how to configure video modes to both print text and draw bitmaps on both screens?

In a NDS application, i'd like print text and draw bitmaps on both top and bottom screens. I ...
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Why is it difficult to port games from consoles to PC? [closed]

PC ports of console games often come out a month or two later. Why is this? Games are written in languages that compile on PCs too, so the game logic should compile without issue. What's holding them ...
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Why Android for new (micro) consoles?

There are a lot of new (micro) consoles with Android inside coming soon or already there (OUYA for example). My question is: why use Android and not another OS as base for these consoles? I assume ...
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Kickstarter and 2D smartphone games

I am about to launch a Kickstarter project as, after 14 months of full time development on my first iOS game, I run out of money. I developed an iOS game that needs few more months to be ready (the ...
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2D Graphics in CMD in C#

So, almost every programmer used Doom as inspiration for new Projects, right? So Doom and other classic MS-DOS game were played on something like Command Prompt. How do you display images in Command ...
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How to remove text from a command line box?

I'm currently writting a text based game and am currently having a slight issue where all of the text on the screen keeps going up and have had a couple of the testers complaining that it makes the ...
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Where should I place input/output console for server?

I'm developing a simple 2d online game and now I'm designing my server. The server will be run on linux vps and I need a way to communicate with it (for example to close it, and as it will be run on ...
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At this point in time, avoid XNA? [closed]

XNA seemed like a valid option a few years ago, but XNA was never a real success, and now it seems like a footnote, even Microsoft seems to treat it that way. Should I just go the DirectX route ...
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How do graphics evolve so much on the same console hardware?

Is it only a matter of code optimization? Do game developers plan to start small on a new hardware, to have space to evolve while creating a series of that game? Are computer graphics breakthroughs ...
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How do patches in games work?

Console and PC games have patches sometimes to fix bugs which the developers missed/didn't have time to fix. My question is how do these work? Sometimes the patch files are a few megabytes in size. ...
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When and Why to use Console Logging

Why and in which way should I incorporate console logging into my small sized games? I use Java and C++. With console logging I mean things like this:
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Why are the "professional" versions of console SDKs closed to the public?

Why are the "professional" versions of console SDKs closed to the public? For example the Xbox Development Kit is available only to certain registered developers. The PS3 has some similar arrangement. ...
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Why shouldn't templates be used on video game consoles?

I have overhead, several times, that templates should not be used on video game consoles; however, I never heard why, or understood why. Why shouldn't templates be used on video game consoles, and if ...
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Is it possible to physically locate a game console?

In theory, is it possible to locate an Internet-connected console? After all, Google Maps can find my computer's location. Can a console connected to the Internet be found in the same or a different ...
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Why are big files better than small files for consoles?

Why do console game developers use large files to store game data instead of small files like on PC? Less streams in memory? Need to access file tree many times? Other reason?
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Which console systems can indie developers officially develop for?

As an independent developer, I would like to know what platforms I can use to reach what consoles, and under what prices. I'm assuming a small team (1-3 people) and low or non-existent budget (under $...
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What are the limitations of retro consoles? [closed]

I'm interested in creating a retro look for a game, and I'm currently in the process of deciding just how retro (which generation/console). What would make it easier would be if there was some sort of ...
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Is it sound to use javascript for cross platform game scripting instead of lua? I might need web clients for my game

I have been looking around for clues on the subject but I'm not convinced to commit to javascript as my primary scripting language. Currently I have started with lua. But I fear it will be a limiting ...
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