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Generally getting assets off disk and into memory.

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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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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 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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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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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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Why can't I read .ttf file when running Android configuration?

When running or debugging my game on Android device, I get this error in the logcat: com.badlogic.gdx.utils.GdxRuntimeException: Error reading file: data/fonts/myFont.ttf (Internal) Which is ...
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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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Fast route for utilizing images produced in python matplotlib (or within Julia) to be displayed in Unity?

I would like to use within Unity heatmaps produced with matplotlib invoked using python or julialang such as the heatmap shown in: Source: heatmap from matplot lib I can invoke python (or Julialang) ...
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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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My game crashed… Access Violation (0xc0000005)

I guess this is the first official crash I've had in Unity (that is not just an infinite loop.) The game works just fine in the editor but when build and run it, the game won't even start. I just ...
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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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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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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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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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rpg 3d open world map & entity loading-streaming

Hello I'm a web developer and recently I started reading about game development. I followed some tutorials regarding c++ and openGL (whatever I could find online because as you know not many up to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does a game without loading times work?

We're talking about an expansive game that is not divided in levels or checkpoints. A 3D adventure, for example.
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Add Existing Animation

I have several animations that I am using on a GameObject. I switched the folder they were stored in, and they got detached from the gameObject. How can I add the existing animations to my ...
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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 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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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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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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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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For a custom game engines, what should I do if my core data is malformed or missing?

I'm writing a custom engine for a game. I started this game well before I understood why I should use middleware, instead, and it's too far along to rewrite. The vast majority of my data comes from ...
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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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How do I make a progress bar with letters that get “filled in”?

I want to make a progress bar made of text! I have two images: One with the text in gray, the other coloured: As my game is loading, I want the letters to "fill up" with color: They would start ...
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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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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 ...