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  1. Though the game I have in mind is turn-based, it isn't exactly what I would call asynchronous. I think what I need to know above all else is whether there is a way for two phones to communicate over wifi or 3g that I could take advantage of in my game. I've been looking at Game Kit, but it seems to be emphasizing "close proximity." Could this leverage 3g or would the players actually have to be near each other?
  2. Thanks for the feedback, but I was looking at something less like matchmaking and more like Words with Friends, wherein you play only with people that you already know. I was thinking of using facebook integration for that. What I really need to know is just how to send information directly from one phone to another, if that's possible. Sorry if I was unclear in my original post.
  3. I'm just starting into iOS development and was thinking of starting my first game. The first question that came to mind was whether or not I'd need a server for multiplayer. If I do, that might make things more difficult. Instead, I was hoping to find a way to use one device as a host and have the devices communicate directly. Is there a way to do this or do I [b]have[/b] to use a server for multiplayer?
  4. [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I'm writing a program that needs to display a textured 32x32 square from a 32x32 section of a tilemap. I'm using sdl to divide up the tilesheet and then register each individual tile as a separate texture.The problem is that nothing renders at all. I've checked the code out a good number of times, so I was hoping someone else would spot the problem. Thanks.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][CODE] struct Texture { SDL_Surface* tex; GLuint texHandle; GLint colorNum; GLenum format; }; //class render holds a tilesheet and manages it class renderer { private: short width, height; SDL_Surface* tilesheet; std::vector<Texture*> tile;]//null will render to the screen SDL_Surface* destination; SDL_Surface* loadOptimized(std::string filename); bool divideTilesheet(); public: //regular loaded constructor renderer(std::string filename, SDL_Surface* udestination); //for creating a renderer with a procedurally generated tilesheet renderer(SDL_Surface* utilesheet, SDL_Surface* udestination); //tilex and tiley are both zero-based, so the upper-left tile would be (0, 0) void render(int tilex, int tiley, int locx, int locy); [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SDL_Surface* getResult() {return destination;} }; renderer::renderer(std::string filename, SDL_Surface* udestination) { tilesheet = loadOptimized(filename); destination = udestination; width = tilesheet->w/tileSize; height = tilesheet->h/tileSize; divideTilesheet(); } renderer::renderer(SDL_Surface* utilesheet, SDL_Surface* udestination) { tilesheet = utilesheet; destination = udestination; width = tilesheet->w/tileSize; height = tilesheet->h/tileSize; divideTilesheet(); } bool renderer::divideTilesheet() { //make sure we don't leave any previous tiles tile.clear(); for(int y = 0; y < height; y++) { for(int x = 0; x < width; x++) { SDL_Surface* newTile = NULL; newTile = SDL_CreateRGBSurface(0, tileSize, tileSize, 32, 0, 0, 0, 0); SDL_Rect clip; clip.x = x*tileSize; clip.y = y*tileSize; clip.w = tileSize; clip.h = tileSize; SDL_Rect dest; dest.x = 0; dest.y = 0; SDL_BlitSurface(tilesheet, &clip, newTile, &dest); //the texture is created, so now we have to register it Texture* newTex = new Texture(); newTex->tex = newTile; newTex->colorNum = newTex->tex->format->BytesPerPixel; if(newTex->colorNum == 4) { if(newTex->tex->format->Rmask == 0x000000ff) newTex->format = GL_RGBA; else newTex->format = GL_BGRA; } else if(newTex->colorNum == 3) { if(newTex->tex->format->Rmask == 0x000000ff) newTex->format = GL_RGB; else newTex->format = GL_BGR; } glGenTextures(1, &(newTex->texHandle)); glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, newTex->texHandle); glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_MIN_FILTER, GL_LINEAR); glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_MAG_FILTER, GL_LINEAR); glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_WRAP_S, GL_CLAMP_TO_EDGE); glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_WRAP_T, GL_CLAMP_TO_EDGE); SDL_LockSurface(newTex->tex); glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, newTex->colorNum, newTex->tex->w, newTex->tex->h, 0, newTex->format, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, newTex->tex->pixels); SDL_UnlockSurface(newTex->tex); tile.push_back(newTex); } } return true; } SDL_Surface* renderer::loadOptimized(std::string filename) { SDL_Surface* loaded = NULL; SDL_Surface* optimized = NULL; loaded = SDL_LoadBMP(filename.c_str()); if(loaded != NULL) { optimized = SDL_DisplayFormat(loaded); SDL_FreeSurface(loaded); } else return NULL; return optimized; } void renderer::render(int tilex, int tiley, int locx, int locy) { if(destination) { SDL_Rect dest; dest.x = locx; dest.y = locy; SDL_BlitSurface(tile[tiley*width + tilex]->tex, NULL, destination, &dest); } else { //render to the screen with opengl glEnable(GL_TEXTURE_2D); glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, tile[tiley*width + tilex]->texHandle); glBegin(GL_QUADS);[/font][/color] glColor4f(1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0); glTexCoord2f(0, 0); glVertex2f(float(locx), float(locy)); glTexCoord2f(1, 0); glVertex2f(float(locx + tileSize), float(locy)); glTexCoord2f(1, 1); glVertex2f(float(locx + tileSize), float(locy + tileSize)); glTexCoord2f(0, 1); glVertex2f(float(locx), float(locy + tileSize)); glEnd(); glDisable(GL_TEXTURE_2D); } } [/CODE][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I've tried using method, but that wasn't working, either; I removed it before I originally posted here. I even tried rendering a regular square without texturing just below the textured one in the code to make sure that it hadn't somehow been transformed out of the view of the screen. It rendered, but I still can't get the textured square to render at all. It won't render black, white, or any other color; I've changed the background color several times to make sure of that. I've also checked to make sure that every tile gets a texture handle and they do, which is making me think that the mistake is either with generating the tiles with SDL or with the rendering code.[/font][/color]