Questions tagged [porting]

The practice of converting software from it's originally designed-for medium to another.

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Cannot find game library when trying to port game to android

I've been working on a project of mine(a game with SDL3 + OpenGL ES 3.2), and as of right now I want to port it to android with android NDK, I compile my game as a library(compiles and links correctly,...
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How do I port a game made with Scratch, Pygame, or JavaScript to the Switch?

I've been making my own games in many different languages (mainly Scratch, Python 3 with Pygame, and JavaScript), but, so far, none of them have been ported to the Nintendo Switch. How can I do this?
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How to port/convert a Java program to mobile?

I have coded a simple video game in Java. It works fine on all computers that have Java installed. However, I would really like to play it on my smartphone and it would also be nice to be able to play ...
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Why do some games have different builds in different platforms/regions?

I'll try to keep things brief and provide some context. I was playing MineCraft one day and this question popped into my head. I was thinking about some of the things that the Bedrock edition of the ...
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What is the process for porting my game SFML from Windows to Mac

I've recently finished version one of a simple arcade game I've been making in SFML. I've already spent months on the physics engine and game, and I'm wondering how much time it will take to port it ...
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How can I convert an html5 web game to an android app?

I have already made an html5 game and it is in service. I want to service this at Android app too. I know little about Java or Kotlin, so I think the least risky way is to use a webview. There is ...
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How to map interaction events to game actions

When I port between Desktop games and Mobile games, I find I always make a kludge out of the interaction events. I typically end up hard-coding event handling for mobile, and event handling for the ...
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Can a .exe file ported from a program like NW.js or Electron be put console stores?

I'm early in development working on a game in HTML5/JavaScript canvas, and I wondering if porting the game with some HTML/JS to .EXE converter would allowed it to be posted on consoles? I think it ...
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What do game developers do when they have to port their DirectX games to PS4/Switch?

I'm not a game developer (hope to be one day though!) and was wondering how devs handle porting their games that use DirectX to PS4/Switch? From what I know neither supports DirectX, only OpenGL, and ...
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Would it be possible to package in a JVM with games for modern consoles?

I really like LibGDX (using Java). It has a great community with a lot of resources and many nice features included. But I would also love to develop games for the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. ...
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How can i port my OpenGL game to linux? [closed]

I made a game with OpenGL 4.3(core profile) and C++. I used GLFW3 for window and context management. I am also using bunch of third party library which are also available for linux. What things do i ...
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Is it possible to use C++ in SDL for Android?

I have successfully compiled SDL for Android using the example, which uses C. Is it possible to use C++ too? I am trying to port a C++ game which uses SDL 2 to Android. If it is possible, how can I ...
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Why is my OpenGL 4.1 shader not working on OS X Macbook ( works on Linux )?

I've recently rebuild shaders for my program and it stopped "working" ( black screen ) on OS X ( El Capitan ), but it's ok on Linux. What could be the cause? There are no shader compilation errors, ...
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How can I stream only the visible layer of objects?

So I've ported a terrain generator to SA:MP (a GTA:SA mod that connects you to players around the world). The terrain is generated perfectly, after only a few hours of scripting. I was surprised how ...
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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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Creating an Android port of old PC games [closed]

I have seen some decent ports to Android of old PC games. The graphics and game engines are the same, and all that seems to have been changed was the key mapping, and adding touch-screen events. I ...
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Porting a SFML game to the browser? [closed]

I've been messing around with SFML, it's my first experience with C++ and I'm enjoying it. But I'm wondering how to publish my game onto anything other than a native platform. Noting that this is my ...
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How do I port a simple 2D Monogame to MacOSX

I have made a simple Windows Monogame project (using the DirectX template). What are the steps to port my game over to MacOSX? If I need to change my Monogame project so that it uses a OpenGL ...
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Are SDL games trivially portable from Linux to Windows?

I have a small game made with SDL2 and I want to port it to Windows. Would I hav eto write a lot of #ifdefs to port it or will the very same code work on Windows ...
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Port sandbox flash game to Android and iOS

I'm want port my sandbox game to Android and iOS. Game written in AS3 (i'm use my simple 2d engine on stage3d). What do you recommend I use? Haxe + OpenFL MonoGame + Xamarin (C#), or other 2D engine ...
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minecraft mapping from tibia OTBM file

I am new to minecraft modding but i program for a living and it looks quite simple to get around. I have this fantasy and a quick internet search shows im not the only one. For those of you who do not ...
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Is this equivalent to D3DXVec3TransformNormal?

I was porting some code from DirectX to OpenGL. I have the following code: ...
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Disable lighting in DirectX10

I'm implementing a D3D10 version of my renderer (not porting to avoid losing Windows XP support). I didn't go straight to D3D11 because MSDN and other sources recommend upgrading to 10 and then to 11. ...
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Currently developing a game with Android SDK, should I switch to a game engine in future projects? [closed]

I am an android developer, and I've made several apps on the Google Play Store. I'm currently working on my first game, which is just a simple RPG for android, that I'm coding in Java with the android ...
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Flash game on Steam

I have almost completed a game written in flash/as3 using flixel. How can I sell it through steam ? A few years back, (I was a full-time flash game dev back then..) there were 2 choices: Use Adobe ...
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Is there a convenient way to port a .apk file to a .swf file?

My friend just made a game and has a bunch of installs on the Android/Google Play. I'm curious if it's possible at all to port said game to a flash game. I've seen tutorials on how to port an .swf ...
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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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Do I need any knowledge of Objective C to port a game to iOS using Unity3D?

I have no experience with Objective-C and I know iOS simply as a user of iphone and ipad devices. Now, I know that Unity3D can port my game to iOS without needing to know Objective C (that's what ...
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Write a 2d game that is portable to mobile, browsers and computers? [closed]

I would like to develop some 2D and 2D Isometric games. Anything ranging from Tetris to Terraria style games. My problem is that if I develop said game for a PC user, I want to be able to port it web ...
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Using IGameComponent and related interfaces in MonoGame

I am trying to port a XNA project to MonoGame which involves a DLL game library that I created. This library uses the IGameComponent, IUpdateable and IDrawable interfaces to load one of my library ...
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SDL2 with OpenGL -- weird results, what's wrong?

I'm porting an app to iOS, and therefore need to upgrade it to SDL2 from SDL1.2 (so far I'm testing it as an on OS X desktop app only). However, when running the code with SDL2, I'm getting weird ...
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Need help finding an old game I want to rewrite/port [closed]

There was this old stick figure game for Windows I played a while back. You, playing as a stick figure, run around on a 2d map with guns and fight other stick figures. You can get power ups, like ...
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Attach simple, portable 2D graphics for a c++ game

I have a game written in C++ (using STL and c++11 extensively). I would like to do the following things: Attach graphics to this game -> Think chessboard of some kind. I just need some pictures ...
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XNA Development on PC but Designing for Xbox 360

I'm working on a project with a buddy, he doesn't have a 360 nor does he have the money to get one right now, but we want our game to be submitted to XBLIG. So right now we're both designing our game ...
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Creating new games on Android and/or iPhone

I have a succesfull Facebook poker game that is running very nicely. I was asked if I can port my game to other platforms - mainly mobile devices (phones as well as tablets, would tablets need a ...
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How do I call glVertexPointer in Java?

I'm trying to convert the following code to Java: glVertexPointer( 3, GL_FLOAT, 0, &(mesh.m_PositionBuffer[0]) ); Where ...
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Is it easy to switch from Chipmunk to Box2D?

Currently I'm doing some prototyping with physics in Python and I later plan to port the code over to C++. Box2D has some features that I really like so I'd rather use that library instead. The ...
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How hard is it to port games from the PC to other platforms?

I am trying to learn game development with the Unreal Development Kit and Unity, trying both out, and trying to get an idea how they work. For now, I'm mostly focusing on PC games. How hard is the ...
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What's the difference with how Box2D and Farseer behave in terms of collisions?

I've ported my engine to iOS and have been using the C++ version of Box2D. Everything runs fine except on collisions, it seems Box2D and Farseer handle collisions somewhat differently. Anyone know ...
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Faster way to scale images than gluScaleImage?

I'm porting a C++ game to Android using the NDK and there's one bottleneck that's really slowing down the code: gluScaleImage(). Does anyone know of a faster way to scale image textures?
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How portal 2 can be so cross-platform? (pc,osx,xbox,ps3)

I mean: i don't think they made 4 differnet game for each platform. How they achived such huge cross-platform? (Did they use a graphic engine that already supports all of them?) Thanks
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Phone for Android game development [closed]

I've been developing casual iPhone/iPod Touch games touch for about two years. I'd like to port some games to the Android platform. Since I'm stuck w/ a two year iPhone contract I don't want to get ...
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Should I be using Lua for game logic on mobile devices?

As above really, I'm writing an android based game in my spare time (android because it's free and I've no real aspirations to do anything commercial). The game logic comes from a very typical ...
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What do I need to develop for the Playstation 3? [closed]

I made a game, and I want to port it to the Playstation 3. What do I need in terms of hardware, money, licenses and such?
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