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Generally getting assets off disk and into memory.

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How can I efficiently load huge volumes of star systems?

I am working on a space exploration and combat game, and I can create galaxies, nebulas, solar systems, and load and unload them procedurally as needed. Meaning the stars that the player can see are ...
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How do I refer to the two types of loading screen?

I'm troubleshooting some issues beyond the scope of this forum, and I'd like to be able to talk about certain parts of the gaming experience, specifically the two types of loading screen I see in Prey....
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How to load parts of a large tilemap like chunks in Unity 2d?

I use more pictures so you can understand my opinion better. Here is the video link I recorded. My code has a problem that I use for to render it and cause it to "lag" for 1-5 seconds, so I ...
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Animate Loading Screen During CPU-Heavy Scene Load

I have a scene with lots of lightweight objects and one that takes anywhere between 10 and 45 seconds to load. At a high level, the Awake method does... Query database For each result do some (fairly ...
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Unity splash is starting in progress after white screen

When I export my Unity project (on Windows), there is a brief white screen before the Unity splash screen renders, already in progress. Discretely cutting to the already in progress splash screen ...
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Level loading with threads runs sometimes and doesn't run sometimes

I am trying to load a scene in the background while displaying a loading screen till the scene loads and then changing the scene to the loaded scene and I am using threads and ResourceLoader to do so. ...
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Switching between world and battle scene with no or minimum loading?

I am making a strategy game where the player roams a grid map. When the player encounter enemy on the map he is transferred to a "battle" scene where two armies are fighting in turn based ...
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How to pass an argument with ref keyword to a local funtion/ how to work around it?

Unity 2019.3 I am writing a few extension methods to make my life a little bit easier, but this one is bogging me down. I am loading stuff with Unity's Addressable system, and I would like use it by ...
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Is using sprite sheets and drawing specific part the way to go?

I'm programming in Java. I have more than 200 MB of images used in my games, something like 100000 40x40ish images. I initially wanted to load them all during app initialization but it took like 2 ...
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What is the better form of movement for a vehicle that the player is inside of?

I am using unreal engine 4 to make this. Basically I have a submarine that the player can move around in and can control the submarines movement within an ocean. However I don't know the best way to ...
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What is the most efficient way to load all the textures?

I am developing a game (in Java) that is going to have a lot of textures and images in it. What is the most efficient way to load all the textures? I was thinking on pre-loading all the images ...
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Why don't games load assets while showing main menu?

Most single player computer games have rather frustrating pattern of loading: start game Game shows you some logo videos Game indicates it is loading (general assets are loading, that are always used)...
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Is it better to store whole levels in one model file, or maintain smaller reusable models and a custom scene format? [closed]

I've experimented with a few small game engines over the past few years and usually I end up keeping models separate as a .dae or similar file, then designing a scene file format and hand-writing the ...
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Unity3D FindGameObjectsWithTag not recognizing any tags

I'm at a loss here because I'm not sure what's going on. I understand that tags need to exist first, and that you actually have to assign the tags after creating them, but ...
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Switching between meshes vs Loading only specific mesh

I am currently developing an online multiplayer game on Unity. In the game, the character of each player will be assigned its mesh after the game receives parameters (their meshes' names) for each ...
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Load scene without being in build settings and without using AssetBundle

This is the closest I've gotten: ...
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Loading a heavy scene behind some loading screen in unity

Is there a way to load a heavy built scene behind a loading screen in unity to not make the game look like stuck loading the scene rather show the player some loading bar that would help the player ...
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How can I implement versioning into a save system?

I currently have a crude save system in my game. When my game is first launched after download, it checks for three directories in a certain location on the client computer, ...
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Why it isn't possible to get a progress in SceneManager.LoadSceneAsync between 0.0 and 0.9?

I am trying to understand why does SceneManager.LoadSceneAsync progress always jumps from 0.0 to 0.9, no matter how big a scene can be. To try trigger smoother ...
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Open world loading/unloading with asset bundle in unity

I have a very large environment which I have to load/unload in unity Webgl as I can't load them at once. So, I have divide the environment into 1000 x 1000m (1km) (each chunk is consist of three layer ...
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Google street view racing game?

How would one create a map for gaming using Google street view? Are there any programs for doing this? The cars, people and objects could be edited out and replaced with digital copies if the same ...
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Godot: 'is_on_floor' problem

I have a character in a basic platformer game and am having trouble. Whenever my character stands over two tiles on a tilemap and appears to be directly colliding with them the character's ...
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Creating a real loading screen between levels in Unreal Engine 4

I'm trying to create a loading screen to pop up between levels in Unreal Engine 4. I want to have a traditional loading screen such as the loading screen in Skyrim, where the player presses play and ...
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Why can't I load images in processing.js and let them be dynamic?

I can't easily load images. I can only render an image once unless I put this: <img src="images/papermario.png" hidden></img> in my html. I also still ...
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How can I display a loading state until a song loaded with www.GetAudioClip() is ready to play?

I use www.GetAudioClip() to get a song and play it when my Android mobile game starts. My issue is that it takes a 3-second delay to play the song. My idea is to ...
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Importing audiofile into Unity3d gets shown after ending playmode

I am working on a game where the user has the possibility to import custom audio tracks that can be listened to during the game. For this I am making use of System.IO.File.Copy method. This works, ...
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Load Unity game launch options from file

I have a need to disable the resolution dialogue when the game launches, but have a config file that will have all of the dialogue options (resolution, quality, monitor (monitor is most important, ...
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Loading sprite resources from nested folders

This is how I try to load my sprite images: ...
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DDS load texture and cubemaps

I'm trying to render a skybox with a cubemap on it and to do so I'm using DDS Texture Loader from DirectXTex library. I use texassemble to generate the cubemap (texture array of 6 textures) into a DDS ...
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Preloading for level transitions in a tile-based game?

I am developing a 2D Metroidvania which consists of a series of interconnected levels. When my player gets near a portal which can take him to a new map, I want to pre-load the next map so that there ...
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How can i load a level in my gameengine wich is larger than 2GB? C#

i were asking myself how could i load a large Level? My gameengine is written in C# and is rendering with Direct3D11. I just have my class called "Scenery" and the class is able to store all objects ...
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How can I speed up slow loading of big levels?

I created a level loader that loads levels saved in an XML format. This means I am using an XML parser to read the levels. It works, but slightly bigger levels take too long to load. So now I am ...
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Why are my cached (in an array) gameobjects disappearing?

First, some context: I am developing a chunk loading system for unity. I load all the chunks as prefabs from disk to an array as a cache. When I need to load a chunk, I instantiate it from the cache ...
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Problem when reloading unity scene(level)

I am using SceneManager.LoadScene(SceneManager.GetActiveScene().name); to reload my current scene in unity , but when i run the game ,in hierarchy lots of scene ...
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What is the most efficient method to load 2D dynamic chunks?

Information/context I'm writing a 2D sandbox game - similar to Terraria. The world is made up of many chunks, in a variable like this: vector<Chunk> chunks; ...
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Loading WAV and MP3 files with LWJGL 3?

Whenever I research audio in LWJGL 3, they always use STB which can only load Ogg files. All of my audio files are in either WAV or MP3 format, and it would be annoying to have to convert all of them. ...
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Unity: SpritePacker Atlas with Dynamic Access

Here are current conditions for a game I'm building in Unity 5.6.3: SpritePacker is used to create atlases (it would be ideal if that didn't change, but it could, if no other options become evident). ...
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Loading a TMX file with Java [duplicate]

I use the program Tiled to create tile maps, which export to the TMX format. However, I can't find a way to load them into my LWJGL game. I don't want anything that renders them automatically, I want ...
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Loading scene doesn't reactivate gameobjects

I have some levels and a main menu. When starting the game from the main menu (in the editor debug mode) I can select a level a load it, no problem. However, when I wish to go back to the main menu ...
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Can a loading screen be implemented using one thread only? If so, how?

I have seen guides on how to implement a loading screen using more than one thread. But sure it must be possible to do so with one thread, since older (even 2D) games that run on single-threaded ...
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Loading settings files better?

I have recently been working on a small game project and decided to implement settings loading at game startup. The problem is that my method seems to be too hard coded and not scalable without having ...
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How do I correctly unload an additive Scene in WebGL?

I am creating an app in WebGL. I have a loading scene that I am loading additively: SceneManager.LoadScene("Loading Scene", LoadSceneMode.Additive); It loads ...
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Why do prefabs speed up loading?

I have a scene with a massive terrain. It took a long time to load (approximately 60 seconds) when I pressed play. I am in the editor. I prefabbed it. Now it only took about 5 seconds to load when ...
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How is text/scripts/dialogue stored and accessed in games?

For large, complex games, I imagine that text descriptions, dialogue lines, etc, are organized in some sort of database, and not actually hardcoded into the source. Are there any conventions on how ...
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Can I run my own loading script during the Unity splash screen?

Can I load data in the background while the Unity splash screen is up? If so, how? I am trying to run code during the splash screen, not just load assets. I have not been able to find any ...
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Smooth loading screen between scenes

I created a loading screen to display a loading animation as the next scene is loading. I load the next scene asynchronously with: ...
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Why does Unity allow me to use GameObjects created from non-existent prefabs?

I have code similar to the following in a Unity project. I was trying to shoot a projectile when spacebar was hit, but a projectile wasn't appearing. I found out the problem was caused because I moved ...
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Two game object efficient and fast on-off switch

I have two game-object, on GUI button click i am toggle between them but the problem is one game-object which is small contains less vertx etc., is loading fast while the other which heavy taking time....
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Quickly Converting RenderTexture to Texture2D in Unity3D

I have a screenshot preview at the end of the game's level. When I am loading the screenshot, it makes the game freeze for a moment. What may I do so there would be no freeze when I am loading that ...
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Couldn't all games avoid post-start loading?

Just like giant open world games load massive maps dynamically, couldn't we load separate maps, menus, and virtually any interface or 3D setting via that same dynamic loading method? Without changing ...