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  1. 4 points
    Hey. Some info from us. Please note this is an info for a full catalog of our games (88 titles in total, 5 new games added in 2019). Browser Html5 games - we (team of 5) make a living out of it. Some licenses, some b2b deals, some ads. Facebook Instant Games - was super nice in 2018. In 2019 our reveue from games (old and new) is rather small. Still makes a little sense to publish new games there. Mobile games - zero. null. nada. Not a single dollar.
  2. 3 points
    https://valhallaepisodes.com/ This is the first game I've ever made and released to the public. Made in Phaser 3, using React for UI elements. Full list of all technologies are available in game. It's an adventure puzzle game adapted from an old Amiga game of the same name; You must guide the Prince through the castle in order to Reach the Lord of Infinity and take your rightful place on the throne. You must think both logically and laterally to complete your objectives. Hi. This is my very first game created, and I'm happy to take any constructive criticism you guys can throw at me
  3. 3 points
    8Observer8

    Javascript Courses!

    I like to learn by practice with writing simple games. Start here: 2D breakout game using pure JavaScript
  4. 3 points
    plicatibu

    Javascript Courses!

    I recommend you give a try here: https://javascript.info
  5. 3 points
    Stephan

    Is Panda 2 Dead?

    Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that Panda is still my primary game engine and I have no plans to abandon Panda. The absence of @enpu is unfortunate but don't forget that Panda is open source so most of the time, it is possible to fix minor issues yourself by having a look in the source code. Currently I have two large commercial projects powered by Panda and it is expected that these project will be running for at least several years. Don't forget that Panda by itself is a great engine and that it has a couple of features that not all other engines currently are supporting. Take hires support and the custom Panda GUI for example, these are just great! I will continue to read this forum on a regular basis. If there are questions that I can answer quickly, you can count on my support. Stephan
  6. 3 points
    dimanux

    Relic Runway

    RELIC RUNWAY Are you ready for crazy adventures? Run as far as you can, collect coins, upgrade useful bonuses, pick up parts of ancient relics, unlock amazing characters, and compete with your friends to be the best relic runner! LINK: https://gemioli.com/relicrunway/ MAIN FEATURES: Beautiful and dangerous Inka Ruins 10 brave heroes to unlock A lot of ancient relics to discover on your way Play with your Facebook friends And it's free for embedding on your website <iframe src="https://gemioli.com/relicrunway/" name="Relic Runway" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe> Please contact us at contact@gemioli.com if you have any questions, suggestions, etc.
  7. 3 points
    b10b

    Everything to create fb instant game

    I'll have a stab at these as I like to snapshot my view on things periodically ... Yes and yes. Pixi has a very decent power to size ratio and solid compatibility (v4.8 may be wisest in 2019?). For a competent developer capable of spinning their own game structure Pixi is ideal for a lightweight browser game. Coming in at less than 5MB total for your IG is wisest. Red tape aside, it's possible but improbable to make money releasing a single game. Primary monetisation choice with FB IG is in-game ads (which are a low value transaction for a developer and an intrusion to the player). In-game purchases have more value but will require significant retention first. Or consider indirect value generation such as consultancy services, brand building, learning for the next game? FB IG is inherently multiplayer (async). Within the SDK are context (group) leaderboards, notifications, packet sharing (challenges). That being said the vast majority of initial plays will be in solo mode, so a compelling single player experience is necessary for retention. Get creative for the crossover! For more advanced multiplayer use a custom backend. Having some separation / abstraction from the Facebook SDK might be wise in case other markets are a better fit for your game? For Multiplayer specifically? Yes there's a TicTacToe example that covers the basics of a client-server model. My advice is play some of the popular titles, understand what the FB IG audience seem to be attracted to and how other developers are leveraging the SDK to create retention and monetisation - warning, some of it can be ugly. Iterative development is going to be crucial, however you'll likely only be promoted once - so use it wisely, and use each territory to run a split test. Or build several games and apply the learning from one to the next etc. If you haven't built dozens of games already, FB IG probably isn't for you yet? Imo there are better platforms that can help evolve game development skills and player retention mechanics. Instead see FB IG as a specific audience with a specific style of game - developing a game precisely for that might work out very well (FB has a HUGE potential audience after all). Imo Messenger games should be about decorating a conversation, in the same way filters decorate a photo. So quick, contextual, personalised, fun, indisposable. That's not necessarily a standard casual game, so changing some assumptions and expectations may be wise. Just my advice, your mileage might vary!
  8. 3 points
    Greetings everyone! Check out our FREE asset packs at: rottingpixels.itch.io You can also follow us on social media and support us over Patreon! patreon.com/RottingPixels twitter.com/PixelsRotting rotting-pixels.tumblr.com facebook.com/Rotting-Pixels Cheers!
  9. 3 points
    enpu

    bugfix for Panda2 p2 plugin

    Yeah i'm still here! Just been a bit busy lately, but i am working on Panda 2!
  10. 3 points
    Hello, My goal is to update a small part of a texture the fastest way possible with WebGL2, preferably using Pixi.js v5 (RC 3 is out). Am I right that a RenderTexture is going to re-upload the whole texture whenever there is a change? (this would not be good for a big texture, hence why I am looking for another method) I'm a complete noob when it comes to OpenGL, but I've googled a bit and figured that I can use gl.texSubImage2D() to upload just the part of the texture that I need to change. I didn't find a way to get the WebGLTexture object of a PIXI.Texture, so to be able to use that command I did something like this (not the complete code): renderer.addSystem(PIXI.systems.TextureSystem) renderer.TextureSystem.contextChange() // needed to do this loader.load(main) // and could not use gl.texSubImage2D() on tex before the loader called main function main() { let tex = resources['test'].texture let imgData = new Uint8Array(32*32*4) renderer.TextureSystem.bind(tex) renderer.gl.texSubImage2D(gl.TEXTURE_2D, 0, 0, 0, 32, 32, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, imgData) renderer.TextureSystem.unbind(tex) } But I wish that I had the WebGLTexture available so I could avoid messing around with PIXI.systems.TextureSystem, because I don't really know much about it or when and how it should be used. I also want to read the previous data and change it, I figured it can be done with: gl.readPixels(0, 0, 32, 32, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, imgData) But that needs the frameBuffer to be binded first... Hence I tried to also use the PIXI.systems.FramebufferSystem, lol: renderer.framebufferSystem.bind(fb) //fb = new PIXI.Framebuffer(tex.width, tex.height).addColorTexture(0,tex) gl.readPixels(0, 0, 32, 32, gl.RGBA, gl.UNSIGNED_BYTE, imgData) But it was not that easy, I didn't even find a way to unbind it. But I guess it is not supposed to be used for my little problem...? Maybe there should be some Pixi.js functions to do this? Maybe something similar to this: texture.getPixels(x, y, width, height, ArrayBuffer) texture.setPixels(x, y, width, height, ArrayBuffer) I'm new here btw, this is my first post I don't have much Pixi.js experience yet, but I really like it.
  11. 3 points
    No bans are happening here (yet). @5neia_opo2@google-mail.ooo, try to understand the frustration people are experiencing. A new user came to the forum and in nearly every post they made trashed the project they were asking about. A lot of people here put in a lot of time and effort to not only to develop the project, but answer questions here as well. I was definitely frustrated reading your responses as someone who has put 6+ years of their life into this project. @botmaster did a poor job of handling that situation, but has apologized and I'm sure will do better in the future, as will you as well. Let's all be adults about this, acknowledge we did something wrong, and move on. @5neia_opo2@google-mail.ooo you are free to ask any question you need help with, but I definitely recommend reading through some tutorials, the examples, and checking the API docs before asking questions. It will often lead to you finding the answer yourself, and there will be less fatigue for the people answering here on the forum. I'd also recommend you approach things you don't understand, or decisions you disagree with, with a more open mind. Try to learn and grow the new library, not all libraries are alike and different problem spaces call for different solutions. Having a bad attitude is a good way to earn ill-will in the community and you may no longer get the help you expect if you are ungracious about it. When you find inconsistencies, or things you think should work differently, then change it! Pixi.js is an open source library built by the community. Everyone gets a chance to make the library better by contributing to it. The best way to get problems you have fixed, are to fix them yourself.
  12. 3 points
    I had some similar problems with this yesterday so I wrote up the workflow I found to work step by step. Hope this helps anyone else who finds this thread in the future. https://www.adammarcwilliams.co.uk/creating-bitmap-text-pixi/
  13. 2 points
    Hello! There's one small isometry demo: https://pixijs.io/examples/#/plugin-projection/iso-basic.js However that's not how I usually do isometry. Usually I just use Y scaled by 0.5. You even don't need those "x+z" "x-z" coordinates, if you want to make tiles - take whole two-dimensional array and remove "odd" cells. Like, use only "black" cells of chess board. Then the only problem is to detect which tile is under mouse, but then it will be the only place where you have a isometry math. Everything else is just "x=x'; y = y' / 2" I have many things to tell about isometry: how to sort elements, how to make walls on tiles and intersect/sort them too, but I want to sleep. Try to do something, then I'll give you more info. and Welcome to the forums!
  14. 2 points
    nice editor dude ! very nice !
  15. 2 points
    I don't have much experience, I started 1 and a half months ago to get involved in the web videogames market. At the moment I found 3 that tried and give profits, but I have few games myself. -Gamedistribution -Gamemonetize -Gamearter They could be called "alternatives" work the same way I think. Nice to help you, regards
  16. 2 points
    https://github.com/tleunen/pixi-multistyle-text Use this one!
  17. 2 points
    danielmocanu

    Only HTML, CSS and JavaScript

    Hi, I found two games made only with HTML, JavaScript and CSS, no game engine. Here is the link: http://oldfashion-games.000webhostapp.com/ They can also be played on mobile phones.
  18. 2 points
    hum from individual test on Vivaldi browser (chromium) ~2sec test, ms per frames . (100% cpu usage for all!). It a fast test, if you guys can also take and shares same kind of screen plz. Hardware. Result link source code used: http://fatidol.com/phy-benchmark/
  19. 2 points
    khleug35

    Ropes Game

    @AlienBurn recommend you try both and see which one suits you. For me Panda -Easy to learn, I have three games made with panda. -Very small community. -Panda Editor is not free but it can make you code your game faster(export to web or mobile is easy). -Growth So Slow, Engine has not updated for a long time, I worried that it like impact.js. Phaser -Much tutorial and Demo Example (but it left me quite confused after looking at multiple tutorials and even trying a few test projects.) -Very large community. -if you want to export to mobile and Code obfuscation, You need to learn cordova/phonegap , Webpack etc….it's totally free -Engine keep updated each month, fast-growing. Finally, Both of them are an awesome HTML5 engine.😁
  20. 2 points
    Hello guys and basically this topic is for you guys/developers that upload games on gamedistribution so, I read too many topics with gamedistribution and all you guys/developers that you read all bad comments, "gamedistribution not pay me yet", "gamedistribution this, that" but you still continue upload to this website and support it? Serious? And the funny is, upload too many games to get in 1-3 or more months ........ What/How earning? 50euros? Or less? They own complete chain in advertising. So officially you get 1/3 of the income of a game. But they get often 2/3 because 1/3 for gamedistribution but also 1/3 since they own big game portals like Kizi. But also: You get 1/3 of the net income. But the ads are sold by their own advertising company so they can control different between Gross and Net. So they get up to 70% and you get 15% ............ if you are lucky! My experience to them? -> Of course. I get ~100euros in 6months from 10+ games... And when i remove all and i upload to other portal, i get ~200euros in 1 month from 2 games only. Imagine how % you get from your games. Even your game is addictive, even is top of the top....... You still lose a lot money. So you can continue upload your games, no problem. And open topics again or post to ask for help. Send them unlimited emails, will answer when they want. Cheers. By the way, @GameDistribution Support I'm still waiting "success stories" ? Can you share some original-success stories? Remember? I post under your post in this topic (June 18): P.S 1: Why open this topic ? -> One (1) only answer : To help new developers and their games. I learn from my mistakes. Bad experience with this company and similar. So i share true stories, that's all. P.S 2: How know and share all this ? -> This is personal sorry but thanks to a friend, he knows. P.S 3: Am i wrong? -> As i said, no problem, you can still continue upload your games. Your results from your earnings is the only truth.
  21. 2 points
    PIXIEDUST CATBOX

    Relic Runway

    This is an impressive game, and fun to play. Good job.
  22. 2 points
    -AAG-

    I hate designing levels!

    There! I said it! 😡
  23. 2 points
    TheBoneJarmer

    Why did the forums move?

    Sadly I share the same experiences. Lots of Facebook groups active on the gamedev subject but so goddamn toxic that there is no motivation whatsoever to stay there. I like forums like this, they are organised and structured, and when properly moderated, very fun. Completely agree with your opinion on Discourse there, just one big list with very user-unfriendly way to filter it.
  24. 2 points
    utkayd

    Need some help with a Free Drawing App

    Worked like a charm! You are a lifesaver, Ivan, thanks a lot.
  25. 2 points
    Usually its good to use "position" because it affects transform and not the shapes inside graphics. But in your case, you have to rebuild shape every time because UV's are changing, that means you have to change ONLY the shape, not the position. store position somewhere else, not in "position" field. this.brush.position.set(0, 0); this.brush.clear(); this.brush.beginTextureFill(this.resources.t2.texture); this.brush.drawCircle( event.data.global.x, event.data.global.y, this.currentWidth ); this.brush.endFill(); If you want to apply brush multiple times you can just drawCircle multiple points in it. I'm not saying that its best practice, but just if you understand how transforms and texture shift work (and they work like in a Adobe Flash), then this method is probably the best for the case. There's also "matrix" param in beginTextureFill that can help you . Of course when you experiment more, you can start using position + custom matrix inside beginTextureFill but at this point im afraid to suggest that, it will only confuse you.
  26. 2 points
    Dumadu

    Bouncy Jump (3d)

    My new game in html5 done in Playcanvas engine For game licenses contact: arif@dumadu.com https://playcanv.as/p/0OdQ0ldY/
  27. 2 points
    ivan.popelyshev

    Pixi.Text v5.1.1 doesn't work

    Found it here: https://github.com/pixijs/pixi.js/wiki/v4-Resources https://www.adammarcwilliams.co.uk/creating-bitmap-text-pixi/ the only difference is that "BitmapText" is not in extras anymore.
  28. 2 points
    hi, Have you set up the code in Mainscene correctly? It should look something like this: add world this.world = new game.Physics({ gravity: [0, 1], }); //add eventhandler collision this.world.on("beginContact",function(event){ if(typeof event.bodyA.collide !== 'undefined'){ event.bodyA.collide(event.bodyB); } if(typeof event.bodyB.collide !== 'undefined'){ event.bodyB.collide(event.bodyA); } });
  29. 2 points
    khleug35

    Space Shooter J Hit

    Hello Everyone. My new HTML5 shoot em up game made using Panda2 This game can play on mobile or desktop, but this game is no sound yet. Special thanks to @enpu, @Stephan and @Wolfsbaneteaching me coding skill, really thanks This game can play on mobile or desktop Try the game in here , hope you enjoy: https://superfranco.itch.io/space-shooterjh Android Version: Google Store Link ScreenShot: How to Play? For desktop control W key - Up A key - Left D key - Right S key - Down P Key - Pause the Game Space - use subweapon For Mobile control You can control the ship movement with JoyStick Click or press the icon to use subweapon and Pause the game. You can destroy the enemy and get money to buy a new ship and upgrade them. Mega Bomb - Mega Bombs damage and clears all forms of the enemy from the screen. When upgraded to level 3 or above,it can also clear enemy gunfire or bullet. Laser - Laser allows you to deal massive damage onto your enemies. Energy Shield - Energy Shield can protect player, When upgraded, it improves the duration of the shield. Mobile version. Android This is a classic vertically scrolling space shoot 'em up game. It has 9 levels with Easy and Hard unlocking regimen. The Hard mode can make double the amount of stars as your reward. You can go to store to upgrade your ship and buy a new ship. How to play -Control the ship movement with JoyStick -Click the icon to use subweapon and Pause the game. Item- Coin - Dropped from enemies , you can take this to upgrade your ship and buy a new ship. Health - Heals 20% of your ship. Subweapon item - increase one Subweapon amount of use. SupWeapon Mega Bomb - Mega Bombs damage and clears all forms of enemy from the screen. When upgraded to level 3 or above,it can also clears enemy gunfire or bullet. Laser - Laser allows you to deal massive damage onto your enemies. Energy Shield - Energy Shield can protect player, When upgraded, it improves the duration of the shield. Ship upgrades are Attack -power of bullets from main cannon. Speed - speed of ship. Health - endurance of the ship. SupWeapon - increase your SupWeapon power or improves the duration of the shield. If you clear all the stage with Hard mode. You are successful to complete the game. Made With: https://www.panda2.io/
  30. 2 points
    cafelatte

    Pixi.Mesh gl_FragColor Alpha Channel

    Hi, I've tried to change the Alpha Channel on gl_FragColor on a Mesh, but it doesn't show a result as I expect. For example, on the pixijs.io example ( https://pixijs.io/examples/#/mesh/triangle-color.js ) void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(vColor, 1.0); } If we changed the line into void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(vColor, 0.5); } It doesn't show any difference. Is there any workaround/settings I need to adjust to use the alpha channel correctly? Thanks.
  31. 2 points
    void main() { gl_FragColor = vec4(vColor, 1.0) * 0.5; } We use premultiplied alpha everywhere. Instead of (r,g,b,a) we store (r*a, g*a, b*a, a)
  32. 2 points
    Rezoner

    SpriteStack - 3D Pixelart Editor

    Ahoy there. I have just released a standalone version of my voxel editor where you draw models layer by layer like a 2d image. It features very neat spritesheet exporter with my handcrafted retro renderer made in WebGL. Please take a look at https://spritestack.io/ to get more info. I am also glad to anwser any questions.
  33. 2 points
    Thank you for your answers! I was thinking about creating a custom tools, but I figure this should be a fairly common issue so there had to be a solution out there I didn't know about that PS to Spine exporter, that looks really promising! I'll take a look at it! Thanks!
  34. 2 points
    ivan.popelyshev

    Making GUI in 2019 with Pixi

    Do the right side with react, field with pixi. problem solved. The biggest collection of pixi ui elements is https://github.com/pixijs/pixi-ui/ but its not documented nor is it moved to v5 and typescript yet. Text input: https://github.com/Mwni/PIXI.TextInput SDF fonts: https://github.com/PixelsCommander/pixi-sdf-text , https://github.com/avgjs/pixi-richtext We are working on moving all plugins to v5 and we are making new tutorials. I hope in half of year we'll have complete set of stuff for games, but right now its not the case, so go for React to save time.
  35. 2 points
    Are you sure you didn't turn on Battery Safe Mode when trying Cordova?
  36. 2 points
    Exca

    Redrawing only when needed?

    I have a method where I have two different changes that can happen in the scene. Tweens and handlers that get run every frame. For tweens I check if amount of active tweens creater than 0, then it means that something is changing. For onrender-handlers I have a custom component that allows for components to register themselves to get onrender -events and their return value will tell if something has updated. If either tween has updated or any of the components requires rendertime, then that frame is rendered. Otherwise no render will occur. In some cases this can be improved by splitting the scene into multiple canvases. One that gets updates rarely and one that holds the actual gameplay and is updated frequently. Though using that method is something that should be clearly thought out beforehand or you'll end up with multiple canvases to render each frame. Having render loop stop completely is something that you shouldn't do. As calling requestanimationframe is really cheap and not worth the trouble to build a mechanic with renderloop cancellation. Easier to just skip rendering on frames that dont need it.
  37. 2 points
    Hello, I'm creating a front end for a graph display application. It displays a sort of fancy force directed graph, so there are nodes and lines. I'm using pixi-viewport to contain my main scene so it can be zoomed/panned/culled. Once you zoom in past a certain limit the nodes will start to display a text label across the center. I'm using PIXI.Text for these as I don't control what characters will be displayed. I want the text to look crisp so I'm willing to take the hit of generating new text textures on each zoom action. This isn't too expensive as you have to be so far zoomed into to activate the labels that there isn't to many of them on screen at one time. The problem I have is the the text is inside a container that has the hierarchy for a graph node, its shadow/outer selection, inner ring, icon etc so it inherits the world transform for scale and it causes the text to scale and then look bad. I don't want the text to scale as I regenerate it at a suitable text size each zoom to look perfect. I tried the naive solution of trying to apply an inverse 1/parent-scale which sort of works some of the time but not really. I tried putting the text on a layer above the viewport and manually positioning them and resizing them, this worked perfect till I dragged one node over another and realised z-indexing is broken now that they aren't drawn with the rest of their node display objects. Does anyone know if there is a way to stop the worldtransform from applying to a child/child container? I'm currently considering creating my own container subclass that somehow sets the world transform to identity and just position its local x,y at world co-ordinates inside the viewport, this container will be added into the node hierarchy and contain the text item. I'll need to browse through the code a bit to see how. But I'm not sure if it is possible, even a good idea, or complete madness.
  38. 2 points
    its not an edge case, sometimes just one resource can fail, depends on what server or service do you use. If its a problem for your users, make a fallback, for example you can start downloading everything again
  39. 2 points
    Exca

    creating a animated soft color

    You can do that with vertex shader by giving each vertice a color and then gpu interpolates between those points. Or you can do the calculation in fragment shader to get more refined look. Here's an example how it could be done with fragment shader https://www.shadertoy.com/view/tls3zS For info on how the color palette is done read this article http://www.iquilezles.org/www/articles/palettes/palettes.htm
  40. 2 points
    If you don't need gradients, there is this clever 3 sprites approach :
  41. 2 points
    themoonrat

    PIXI Interaction Touch

    You rang, m'lord? @JECKL try looking at `renderer.plugins.interaction.eventData.data.global` instead
  42. 2 points
    We are working on full example for playable ads with hacks for pixi loader that allow to bundle everything including Spine models into one file . You can either wait 2-4 weeks or do it yourself.
  43. 2 points
    TheBoneJarmer

    The future of web games

    Oh yeah, I remember reading that discussion. Well, to give my two cents. I think that discussion was pointless to begin with. I understand the question since there are not many popular hmtl5 games, but I would not call it dead, far from it. Web is a platform like PC, console and mobile. Most game devs use an engine like Unity3D or Unreal and export their game to platforms they can support. But games get exported more often to platforms where their game can run native because most games are too big to run smoothly in the browser. I mean, just look around and see how many devs actually created a 3D game in html5. Barely. And if someone did, is it probably low-poly. But that being said, that would be the only con I can think of. The biggest pro, and the reason I decided to go for HTML5 game dev, and not Unity or Unreal or any other engine, is because it is soooo damn easy compared to writing your game in C# or C++. I mean, all you need is a good IDE for web dev and your browser. And players don't even have to download your game. Heck, if you want to, you can put your game in a cordova container and export it to Android or iOS as if it is nothing. And just look at all the available resources. There are engines like Game Maker or Construct that allow you to export your game easily, as well as lots and lots of frameworks like Phaser, Pixi, MelonJS and so on. And also, since your game is actually a webpage, it can be integrated easily in many front-end technologies like Angular, ASP.Net, PHP and even NodeJS with Electron. That is also a very powerful benefit. Not to mention webhosting. I mean, a basic webhosting service is enough to host your game on since html5 games do not tend to be gigabytes big. Give it time. I admit I cannot think of a popular html5 game, but I am sure other forum members can fill me in on that one. I do see some gems once in a while. But those are often not only for web, but native too. They just have a web variant. You wont find yourself a whole RPG, but smaller games. But I like those, I am often very tired after work and to be able to play some small games while being half braindead is awesome, and very relaxing.
  44. 2 points
    I've got a situation my physics simulation is running at high framerate (60fps), but some devices my app runs on cannot run the graphics (PIXI) at 60fps without causing the physics simulation to stutter and jump, causing undesired artifacts. So, in pursuit of performance, I shoved the physics simulator (in my case, matter.js) into a web worker, but then still found that some devices couldn't handle updates at 60fps in the main thread. So I started setting an interval to apply updates from the simulation to PIXI at a fixed rate - 30 fps to start. However, sometimes even on some devices that was unsustainable. So, the question came down to - what FPS *should* my app run at? And when I say "run", I'm talking about changing the position of PIXI objects base on updates from the physics simulation, not about changing the speed of the PIXI's ticker. Since the speed at which I could apply updates from the physics simulation and still achieve sustainable render speeds without lagging varied from device to device, I decided the best way to decide on the FPS to run at would be ... let the app itself decide at run time. So instead of coding a fixed FPS, or giving the user a slider to adjust, I let my app measure and adjust it's FPS based on what it measures as sustainable while it's running. Enter my solution for my app, FpsAutoTuner: https://gist.github.com/josiahbryan/c4716f7c9f051d7c084b1536bc8240a0 - contributed here to the community in case it may help someone else solve a similar problem. It's framework-agnostic, no external dependencies, written as an ES6 class, but could easily be rewritten as a ES5 if you wanted. FpsAutoTuner works by measuring the FPS (which you tell it by calling `countFrame()`) and then every so often (at `tuningInteval`ms), it compares that measured FPS to the `fpsTarget`. When the measured FPS goes below `fpsTarget` less `tuningMargin`, the `fpsTarget` will be decreased by `tuningRate` and the `callback` will be execute with the new `fpsTarget`. Likewise, when the measured FPS exceeds `fpsTarget` less `tuningMargin`, then `fpsTarget` will be increased by `tuningRate` and `callback` will be called with the new target. Example usage: // Somewhere at the top of your file import { FpsAutoTuner } from './FpsAutoTuner'; // Then later in your code, probably in your constructor of your game object this.fpsAutoTuner = new FpsAutoTuner({ fsTarget: 30 callback: fps => this.setFpsTarget(fps) }); This assumes that you have a function called `setFpsTarget()` on your class, probably that does something like this: // This is just an example method, on your own class... setFpsTarget(fps) { clearInterval(this._fpsTid); this._fpsTid = setInterval(this._render, 1000 / fps); } Then later in the rendering portion of your code: // inside the render loop of your code, call: this.fpsAutoTuner.countFrame(); That's it! Your app will now automatically adjust it's FPS as needed when it detects lower/higher frame rates available. (FpsAutoTuner automatically starts it's auto-tuning timer in it's constructor.) There are plenty of options you can pass to FpsAutoTuner to tweak it - they are all documented at the top of the gist. Specifically of interest, you can set `tuningInterval` (default 5000ms) to change how often it measures/changes the FPS. This all has just been a humble attempt to give back to the community. Use and enjoy. Contributions/changes/suggestions to the gist are welcome! Download FpsAutoTuner from GitHub here.
  45. 2 points
    I could not choose what to study for coding games and I decided to study these tools: Pure WebGL 1.0 and pure WebGL 2.0. I like to study linear math, trigonometry, shader math. I like to study this book which uses pure WebGL and glMatrix: Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games I want to understand how game frameworks works under hood, I mean: Pixi.js, Phaser.js, Three.js, Babylon.js and so on. I like to write very simple clone games like: Snake, Pong, Tetris and so on without game frameworks and game engines. I can use C++ books about OpenGL to study WebGL because WebGL 1.0 is based on OpenGL ES 2.0 (WebGL 2.0 on OpenGL ES 3.0). There are a lot of books and examples in C++ and GLSL that I can translate to WebGL. I can use ThinMatrix video tutorial to study OpenGL using Java and translate his examples to WebGL. I study C# for Unity Game Engine and I write my own simple game engine in C# and OpenGL 3.1 (OpenTK) by rewriting example from this books from deprecated/legacy OpenGL to modern OpenGL: C# Game Programming: For Serious Game Creation This book is a great. It study how to write a good modular architecture and how to develop software using TDD (Test-Driven Development). I like TDD and BDD (Behaviour-Driven Development). I am a fan of these methodologies of software development. I want to rewrite the code from this book to TypeScript/WebGL because TypeScript is very similar to C#. I liked compiled languages like C# and Java. But I study JavaScript 5 (2009) because it is very popular and I will be able to find removed jobs like freelance in the future when I will be a skilled computer graphics and game programmer. Pixi.js and Phaser.js for 2D games. It is very popular frameworks. A lot of works was made. You can write your own shaders in GLSL for these frameworks. Three.js and Babylon.js for 3D games in interactive 3D applications. These are 3D libraries based on WebGL and Canvas API like another popular graphics libraries. You can write shaders for this graphics libraries in GLSL too. Unity Game Engine for 2D and 3D games. I can write WebGL games for Desktop and I can build them for Android, iOS, Desktop (Mac, Window, Linux) to native applications and these native applications will not have browser restrictions. I can write shaders in HLSL and this shader language in very similar to GLSL. I can connect my WebGL, desktop and mobile clients to Node.js server that your Socket.io or WebSockets. For WebGL version I can use pure WebGL frameworks because Unity WebGL build does not work on mobile devices P.S. Sorry for my English. I study it but it is very hard. I did not use Translate Google for writing this message, I wrote this myself.
  46. 2 points
    I think you've maybe misunderstood how these frameworks get their output into your eyeballs. They *all* use canvas, 3d accelerated or not, its a canvas element they output to. If you want to learn how canvas and context works, dig in, its a great learning experience. If you want to get some meaningful output to the screen, use one of the many available frameworks. Creating these canvas rendering libraries is no small task, not small at all. It's a lovely technical task to undertake, but, its really tricky so you probably need to decide if you want to invest your time creating a rendering engine, or creating a game/app/whatever to use that engine. You should get an unbiased view here, plenty of people here have invested in making their own rendering libraries. If making a game is indeed your goal, use something like Pixi or Phaser etc to do the heavy lifting and focus your effort on making the game fun. Also, on nomenclature, I tend to differentiate between library and framework, although the line is often blurred. Phaser is a framework, it handles things like audio, rendering, user input, application structure etc. Pixi just renders stuff really fast, it is a library/module. To reinforce this, Pixi is contained within Phaser 2, and is just one part of it. Your outlook on coding dictates whether you are more drawn to using a framework vs consuming libraries and, in effect, creating your own framework from those pieces. Pros and cons to either approach.
  47. 2 points
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  48. 2 points
    Just to say that destroy is now working in Phaser 3 official release as follows: this.phaserGame.destroy(true); Thanks very much! This is going to be awesome. Teaching my kids phaser at the moment too!
  49. 2 points
    Sounds like what you need is to have a sprite child for that graphics object. You see, technically, the entire canvas (whether 2d or webgl, doesn't matter) is one big image. PIXI just draws different parts of the image separately to create the whole. So when you render a container, you will draw each child of that container (whether sprites, graphics, or something else) and all of its descendants (children, children of children, etc) in order from top (root) to bottom (leaves). The different parts may overlap, but at the end of the day the entire tree is reduced to an image. So do you want an image loaded from file to be in the middle of your graphics object? Easy. Just position the image object (sprite) so that it is in the middle of your graphics object. The easiest way to do that is to make the sprite a child of the graphics object, so that its position (x and y coordinates) are relative to the top-left corner of the graphics object. Parent/child relationships are not required, mind you, it is just a convenient way to get relative positioning (and also guarantee that the child is drawn after the parent, possibly overlapping). Does the whole paradigm of drawing position and order make more sense now? With all that in mind, I'll answer each question specifically: 1) Is there a way of doing this, similar to the plain/vanilla canvas way: // untested// 2d or webgl, doesn't matter.var renderer = PIXI.autoDetectRenderer(300,300);var canvas = renderer.view;var stage = new PIXI.Container();var sprite = PIXI.Sprite.fromImage(source);var graphics = new PIXI.Graphics();stage.addChild(graphics);graphics.addChild(sprite);// assuming graphics object is 100w x 100h// graphics position is centered horizontally and vertically relative to stage/canvas.// absolute position of the graphics object is 100 points right and 100 points down from the top-left corner of container (parent).graphics.position = new PIXI.Point(100,100);// assuming sprite object is 50w x 50h// sprite position is centered horizontally and vertically relative to graphics object.// absolute position of the sprite object is 125 points right and 125 points down from the top-left corner of container (grandparent).sprite.position = new PIXI.Point(25,25);// draw some lines n stuff on the graphics object.// Only reason I'm putting it in the ticker is just in case the image hasn't loaded yet.// We'll render 60 frames per second until it does... and after it does!PIXI.ticker.shared.add(function () { renderer.render(stage);});// put the canvas somewhere in the DOM. 2) Is the context (2d), unique to the Canvas? Yes. 2d is a context. webgl is a context. PIXI calls the 2d context renderer "Canvas". Both contexts are built on a "canvas" dom element. Confusing? Yes. 3) Would drawing imaged[sic] to the graphics object limit me to the CanvasRenderer... No. PIXI abstracts the WebGL nonsense (it's pretty arcane) away from your eyes so that you can create sprite objects that can be rendered magically using webgl context or rendered boringly using 2d context.