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Newcomers AppGameKit Corner / Screen Width / Height best practice

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Khadin
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Posted: 25th Apr 2015 18:12
Hi all.

I normally make two Globals; sW = 1366, and sH = 768. I use AppGameKit on a monitor with that resolution.

Now i've replaced them with sW = getdevicewidth(), and sH = getDeviceHeight() but the sprites are not where i expect them to be. What is the best practice when determining Width, and Height of your game?

Let's say i wanted a sprite to sit half way across the screen. I'd use the code; setSpritePosition(SpriteID, sW /2, 0) etc.

Should i set my sW, sH - getDeviceHeight/Width() and arrange the sprites from then on in?

Thanks,

Khadin
baxslash
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Posted: 25th Apr 2015 21:46
There are quite a few different ways of doing this. I have to say "it depends" because if you are producing a desktop only app you might be thinking of making a windowed app, if you are aiming for mobile then you probably need more of a catch-all method.

For mobile I tend to decide whether the height or width of the screen is most important and size all sprites based on that height. Also you might want to consider sticking with a set "virtual" resolution.

For example I might create a landscape side scrolling app and decide the height should remain constant at 600. Then I'd calculate the width based on the display aspect IE:
SH = 600
SW = (GetDeviceWidth()*1.0) / (GetDeviceHeight()*1.0) * 600
SetVirtualResolution(SW, SH)

There are so many different "but if" possibilities you will have to feel your way for a while before it clicks.

Hope that helps a little!

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Khadin
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Posted: 25th Apr 2015 23:54
Hey baxslash.

Yep it does thanks It's for mobile i'm aiming at, but i'll just do some trial and error.

Khadin

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