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Running a standalone Godot application on a Yocto 2.6 system with OpenGL3.0/ES2.0 hardware

I have an application that displays construction machines like excavators or snow groomers. The application is built on my company's custom engine, but I am trying to find out if I can port it to a ...
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Godotsteam initialization on Linux

I have a problem in getting godotsteam running on my linux OS (Zorin OS). Here is what I have done so far: I have downloaded godosteam addon for using it on godot 4.1.2 from the github official page ...
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How can I map controls of an existing Unity application, when no UI is provided?

I have an Unity application, that someone made for me in the past. It is provided as single binary file for Linux in this case. It features a very simple "launcher" which let me select the ...
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Unreal 5.3 ignores changes in Visual Studio Code

I’m using Unreal 5.3 on Ubuntu 23.04 “Lunar.” I’m not using Windows (I really can’t stand it), and there is no Visual Studio on Linux. (It's not even supported by Wine.) But we have VS Code, the ...
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Getting missing prefab error in unity

Getting the following error while loading a project on unity. I'm usung ubuntu
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How to install game with dependencies on Linux?

I am creating a game using C and some libraries. I wish to not require my users to download anything but the game as most games are self contained. What is the usual process for compiling and ...
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I am unable to launch unreal engine with epicassetmanager

When I first installed epic asset manager on my linux machine I could use unreal engine perfectly, but now when I launch nothing happens. It says it has launched and nothing appears in the log. I have ...
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Unity on Linux dosen't show editor panels

I've recently installed Unity Hub on my Kubuntu 22.04 installation with the unofficial Appimage. I have tried this with the unityhub package too, and still have the ...
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How to debug Unity/mono code on Linux/VsCode

I am new to Unity and I have been fighting with VSCode and debugging. I am trying to attach a debugger to Unity to test some code that run in the editor without running the app ( kind of Unity ...
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Garbled text and music - due to Steam Linux runtime change?

My team and I released our game on Steam last year for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The game is written in C++ and uses SDL2, including SDL2_image, SDL2_ttf, and OpenGL for graphics. Around the middle of ...
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How to add a fallback font to an existing Unity game?

I am trying to make a mod that will fix a game that failed to ship all used fonts with it. For example, this code point displays in Windows but not under Wine: ✔ U+2713 (The reason seems to be a ...
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Ads in a desktop game?

For my Destiny Garden project, which is a desktop game, I want to use freemium monetisation strategy, so I plan to publish both free demo version and a paid full version, and I'm wandering is there ...
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Memory usage of simple SDL2 program grows linearly

I am a newbie in SDL2 and I was testing an example code of Lazy Foo SDL tutorial just out of curiosity. The program renders an image named x.bmp living in the same folder as the program. Here’s the ...
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Can I use Libgdx to create a game that runs on multiple platforms?

I created my first game using Libgdx and Android Studio. The game runs smoothly on my Android phone. How can I run it on an Apple phone with IOS or a computer with Linux etc.?
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How can I make pygame use a specific input device as the mouse?

I am working on (not really a game, but it's using pygame so I hope my question is on topic here). The program appears to be looking at /dev/input/event0, which is ...
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Linux Game Development - Dependency Management

I'm working on a game that I'm trying to build for Linux and distribute via Steam. At present, there are some dependency issues and I'm wondering about the best approach: Bundling .so files with the ...
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Unity Hub on Linux "Not enough space" download error

I just downloaded and installed the official Unity Hub app on my Ubuntu machine. However, when I try to download the latest version of the editor, an error message pops up: ⚠ There is not enough ...
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How to temporarily set additional system environment variable only in 'play' mode inside godot editor?

I'm learning godot with a laptop that has AMD discrete GPU. My OS is Arch Linux so if I want to use discrete GPU I have to set system environment variable ...
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High Frequency Polling And Handling Fuzzy Inputs

I'm developing a FPS game and I'm considering polling at a high frequency on a separate thread. This decouples the game loop and reading input. I get sub-frame samples and can process those samples ...
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How do I install the Unity Editor on Linux?

I have installed Unity trough the Hub but still need the editor. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do that? I'm running a Ubuntu based Linux system. I already have MonoDevelop installed I ...
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Ideal scheduler on the operating system for games?

In linux, the preferred scheduler is CFS (correct me if I'm wrong), I'm not sure what the preferred scheduler is on Windows. It's possible to change the scheduler in linux, even after you boot. I'm ...
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Water shader in Unity3D not working on some Linux distributions/some Mac OS?

I've got reports from some Linux users that the game's water isn't rendered on his machine. 3 example operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04 (with kernel 5.4.0-54-generic x86_64 Linux 4.15 Linux Mint 19.2 ...
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Linux Mint Godot window when ran very small

I am running my game on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. When I run my game I get a very small window that is about 1 pixel tall. This happens across all projects. I have tried uninstalling Godot and ...
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How to make this C++ game server cross platform? [Focusing on Ubuntu compatibility right now] [closed]

The question's description will evolve depending on requested information or evolution of answers. I made this C++ server for a game, which works on Windows, and would like to make it cross-platform, ...
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Unreal Engine Linux Support

I use multiple game Engines, but havn't used Unreal engine for quite a while, Now with the recent changes in Unreal Engine there are quite some interesting features which would be interesting to use ...
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Creating a game on Linux with SDL and distributing it

TL, DR: Will I be able to get a single .exe file which will work smooth in a PC which does not have SDL or so installed ever. If not, how close will be the closest ...
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Irrlicht Code::Blocks project fails to build on Linux machine

After downloading the latest Irrlicht version (1.8.4) and setting it to compile for Linux machines, I decided to try it out in Code::Blocks IDE. The build failed. ...
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Why Epic don't release a pre-compiled binary tarball for Linux?

On linux, the 'recommanded' way of installing ue4 on linux is building the engine from github source. It is very time comsuming. For each new version, I need serveral hours to rebuild it. Why don't ...
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Fresh new MonoDevelopment install "assembly not found for framework .NET Framework 4.5"

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and I went through the instructions on this page: https://www.monodevelop.com/download/ very specifically, (yes, I made sure to use the steps for the correct operating ...
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Running Unity Build through Command line

I recently developed a game in unity and would like to build it to a standalone application using the command line. Is there a way to do that? Specifically, without opening the Unity Editor how can ...
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How to make the player unable to change some of the game elements?

I am making a text turn based RPG fighting game in which you create your own spells. You also share them as JSON files with your friends. Sharing is required to win. The game is designed so that it ...
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How can I remove Unity Hub in Ubuntu?

I installed Unity Hub 1.4.0 and it works well. For now I want to update the version of Unity. I need to install hub 2.0.0. But when I download the 2.0.0 hub and intsall it always link to 1.4.0 and I ...
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Game runs in UE4Editor but not standalone

I have just completed these instructions to build and run UE4Editor for Linux. I created a new C++ project and in the editor I hit the Launch button and after a while it compiled and ran successfully....
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Unity3d crash on Launching on Ubuntu

I have a problem that bugged me for quite some time now I'm trying to Install Ubity3d on Ubuntu I Followed some instructions that i've found after some research I downloaded and installed UnityHub and ...
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Linking Unreal Engine with OpenCV libraries built with RTTI on Linux

Unreal Engine has a plugin for integrating with OpenCV. Currently that plugin works on Windows. I'm trying to modify this plugin to work on Linux. I've worked through many issues but I have one I can'...
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Why there are more games in windows than linux? [duplicate]

I cannot comprehend why there are so many games available for windows and so few for linux in comparison. Why is the main reason, is it a technical or business reason ? Are Windows libraries (directx)...
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Can DDS be used in OpenGL in Linux without license/patent issue?

Is there a 'standard' for OpenGL game creation intended for both Windows and Linux? I understand DDS is the DirectX standard (or, at least, it appears to be). Is there one that does not have potential ...
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SFML.NET DLLNotFoundException with dll.config files in project

I am trying to run SFML.NET on arch linux and I have two dll.config files in my project called sfmlnet-graphics-2.dll.config and sfmlnet-window-2.dll.config. sfmlnet-graphics-2.dll.config: ...
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Is there a stable Unity release for linux? [closed]

I am doing some machine learning and need to run unity on linux but didn't come across the stable release, if anyone is working on unity on linux, please point me towards a stable release.
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How to handle Japanese on Windows and Linux using SDL_ttf and C++?

In SDL_ttf, there are a few functions provided that handles non-ASCII string literals, such as: TTF_RenderUNICODE_Solid ...
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timing rendering to monitor screen update

I have an application with a very light rendering loop, taking a predictable and small time to execute. Right now, I have two solutions. The first solution uses Vsync: after a screen update, my ...
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Can I build cross platform executables with Unity?

If I create a C# console application in Monodevelop and build it I can run it by typing: ./executableName.exe or using Wine. (I am using Ubuntu Linux) I assume that this means that C# .exe files ...
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Is there a way to do local multiplayer on a combination of Windows/Ubuntu computers?

So far I've tried Bluetooth but it doesn't appear to work on either windows or Ubuntu (for this use-case; it can connect to printers fine). I've also looked up USB-bridge-cables, but from what I’ve ...
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What is the shortcut to rename stuff in Unity on Linux?

I am using Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 and I can't rename objects or assets using the F2 key as I could when I was using Windows. What is the shortcut on Linux then?
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C++11 & Efficient Networking Client<->Server<->"Zone(s)"

I am building both an engine and a networked game at once because I'm completely insane. The original design/plan was to use internal Unix sockets for each "zone" for server<->zone communication, ...
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Linux: blit image on screen without stuttering at a stable frame rate

I'm working on a very simple game, and one of the project goals is to minimise the use of libraries. I'm drawing every frame into a buffer, which is then displayed using ...
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Function call time

I'm making a game and I want an update method to be called every 120th of a second. I've looked up timers but they start the timer after the function has returned, but I want the timer to start when ...
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How Many Threads is 'Too Many'?

I writing this as I have run into a dilemma that I cannot readily answer. Specifically, how many threads is too many? Background tl;dr: Writing a game (Surprise.) C++11, all server-side bits ...
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Direct3D11 Depth buffer problem

Encountered a strange error when using Direct3D11, feature level 10.0. If the depth buffer texture is created with the format DXGI_FORMAT_R24G8_TYPELESS, bind flag D3D11_BIND_DEPTH_STENCIL | ...
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Using Smartphone as a steering wheel on Linux

I am making a car simulation game, however, I find it being inefficient and difficult to test the simulation realism and accuracy via keyboard or even joystick control. I need a steering wheel ...
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