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Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer 1.2 released ?>

Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer 1.2 released

I have released an update to the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer. The new version (1.2) adds support for os-specific surface capabilities that are added to the reports and online database. This adds a new category to the tool and reports at the online database (for example this one) containing: Surface properties (extents, usage flags, transforms, etc.) Surface Formats (incl. color spaces) Present modes You can download the new version from http://vulkan.gpuinfo.org/download.php, downloads are available for Windows, Linux and Android (arm and…

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Updated Vulkan example binaries (and vkQuake for Android) ?>

Updated Vulkan example binaries (and vkQuake for Android)

Finally found some time to update the binaries for my open source ++ Vulkan examples. Since the last binaries have been a few months old these contain lots of changes and new examples. So if you just want to run Vulkan examples (to e.g. test your device) you can grab these pre-built binaries instead of compiling from vulkan.gpuinfo.org :  Windows Note : The windows binaries require the media pack (see below) to be present for loading shaders, meshes and textures. 64-Bit…

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Soruces for simple OpenGL 2.0 HUD/GUI for android ?>

Soruces for simple OpenGL 2.0 HUD/GUI for android

As I’m currently prototyping a new game for Android, I was in need of a quick (and simple) way of adding some selectable text elements on top of my 3D OpenGL ES scene. So I created a simple demonstration with full source (you can get them from my OpenGL ES git repository) that renders a 3D scene and a basic hud with clickable text elements on top of it in orthogonal mode.The text elements are rendered to an OpenGL ES…

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Android OpenGL ES repository ?>

Android OpenGL ES repository

Following the C++ (OpenGL) repository, I recently added an Android OpenGL ES repositry (using Java) over here. It currently only contains two public demos, one for a simple stl viewer and another one for using the camera input of an android device as an OpenGL ES texture, but over time I plan on adding more and more demos. And though I used to mock Java in the past I really like coding with Java nowadays. It’s partially because of the…

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OpenGL ES CapsViewer updated to 0.3 ?>

OpenGL ES CapsViewer updated to 0.3

High on the heels of the last release (0.2),  I just updated the OpenGL ES CapsViewer to version 0.3. Changelog : Changed way of setting up the OpenGL ES render context Certain devices (mostly those with PowerVR GPUs) were reporting wrong OpenGL ES versions (e.g. 1.1 instead of 2.0). I’ve changed the way of setting up the highest possible OpenGL ES version, so those devices should now display their real supported OpenGL ES version. Additional duplicate check The app will now check…

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OpenGL ES CapsViewer update to 0.2 ?>

OpenGL ES CapsViewer update to 0.2

I’ve just released an update for the OpenGL ES CapsViewer to google’s playstore. This version should fix crashes upon startup that seemed to be caused by a wrong egl configuration, so for this version I’ve changed the method of selecting the egl configuration for the render context. So if the application crashed on your device feel free to update (in case you’ve turned automatic updates off) the the most recent version and submit your OpenGL ES reports. There are already…

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OpenGL ES Caps Viewer available on Playstore ?>

OpenGL ES Caps Viewer available on Playstore

My first ever mobile app is now available over at Google’s PlayStore! This is a premiere for me, and though I wasn’t on wether to spend the 25$ registration fee for the google’s developer console, I hope many android apps and games will follow.   [appbox googleplay de.saschawillems.glescapsviewer] The OpenGL ES CapsViewer is the mobile counterpart to the OpenGL CapsViewer, reading the OpenGL ES implementation info of your Android device, as well as device information that may be of use to…

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3D loader for android, first roaming zombies ?>

3D loader for android, first roaming zombies

A 3d game needs 3d models, so I wrote a simple .obj (wavefront) model loader, and it was surprisingly easy with java. It took me roughly 30 minutes and is no more than 50 lines of code (including declarations and comments). So the “game” (still no gameplay in) can now display 3d models, and since it’s a zombie game, I’ve put in a (drum roll please) zombie! But it’s not just visual, but also backed by an NPC class that…

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Zombie infected random dungeon crawling ?>

Zombie infected random dungeon crawling

2014 started off pretty busy and I haven’t had that much time to work on my current (and first) android project. But at least I wrote down the first pages of the basic game design draft, and I plan on doing a randomly generated, zombie themed dungeon crawler with not your usual zombie story.     So in terms of gameplay it’ll be a traditional dungeon crawler (think of “Eye of the Beholder”, or more recently “Legend of Grimrock”), with…

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2013 – Final posting – Dwelling in randomly generated mobile Dungeons ?>

2013 – Final posting – Dwelling in randomly generated mobile Dungeons

Another year has (almost) passed, and as with the previous years I’ll keep up the tradition of publishing a final posting before heading into 2014. From a personal point-of-view, 2013 wasn’t thad bad (though still far from perfect) like some of the years before. I still earn my money as a sofware developer using delphi and love my job, and recently I even bought the house I’ve been spending most of my 32 years in (though there is still a…

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