Questions tagged [game-development]

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About the hardware recommendation for Unreal Engine 5

I want to delve into game development next month and I know I need a very good PC, but I'm a student and can have very little money to spare. I'm eyeing an Acer Swift 3 Ryzen with the following specs: ...
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Are recent AMD CPUs or Intels with efficiency cores better for a MSVC (C++) focused developer PC setup (are those E-Cores any good?)

I'm struggling to decide whether to create a new developer PC setup based on recent AMD or Intel CPUs because i cannot find any specific performance measurements focused on compilers and linkers; i'm ...
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What is a good laptop for game development in 2021/2022? (Unity)

I am a computer science student who has done game development for a decent time now, but I have been doing it on a Alienware M15 R2. It works pretty well still. The problem is I also use it for school ...
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How noticeable is a higher core-count CPU for a software developer's quality of life?

Here are some pretty general questions from a new developer / moderate gamer about CPU core counts and how they affect the developer experience in terms of convenience and QoL. Feel free to answer any/...
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Is the Acer Swift 5 laptop fit for Android development?

I will buy a new laptop for some development purposes. My currently laptop lags so freaking much as once opening an AVD (Android Emulator) it freezes. My objective is currently Android and AI ...
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Is i7 8565U, with 16 gb RAM, 512 SSD with intel uhd 620, only integrated good enough for Android studio? [closed]

I would like to buy, HP Spectre x360 with intel i7 8565U, 16 gb RAM, 512gb ssd with intel uhd 620 but I am not sure If I will be able to run some app emulators for development, I will do some ...
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How to upgrade my Hardware

Over the next month, I want to upgrade/renew my setup. My current setup is kind of old: Mainboard: EVGA Classified SR-X CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2630 Hexa-Core @2,3GHz RAM: 20GB DDR3 GPU: INNO3D GeForce GTX ...
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Dell Vostro 3900 upgrade to improve performance when using Unreal Engine 4

I'm looking for a little advice on how best to improve the performance of my machine. I'm using the machine for development of a game using the Unreal UE4 engine but I see some performance issues ...
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Laptop for coding

I'm looking to get a laptop for coding which I hope to use for the next 2/3 years. I have a tight budget of roughly about 700 dollars and am not looking for anything too fancy(or to low at the end ...
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2016 mid-range graphic card for game development

I am taking a speacialist course about game developing with Unity 3D and thinking about replacing my (good???) old GTX 650 by any of the new GTX 1000 series or RX 400 series graphics card. The goal is ...
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Is anyone still making Game Boy-style 2-bit monochrome screens?

Whenever I see retro-style portable DIY consoles, they either use a Nokia-style 1-bit black-and-white monochrome screen like in the Gamebuino, or they're built with an RGB color screen like with the ...
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Looking for a laptop to learn game development on the go

So I'm looking for a computer to learn game development on, that should cover the following bases: Have either a 15.6 or 17.3" screen (not sure which would be better for me, but no less than 15....
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Has Asus fixed the heat sink problem with the Strix 980ti [closed]

I just built a new gaming computer. It's a skylake build with the i7 6700k, Asus Maximus viii hero, and some g.skill ram (32gb). I'm about to buy a new video card, and I've been looking over the ...
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Graphics card for heavy gaming, game development, graphics design and video editing

I need some help choosing a graphics card. I searched a lot about this but still haven't found a good answer. I want to be able to play AAA titles and work with game development, graphics design, ...
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What is a good laptop for programming and student work?

I am looking for a new laptop mostly for programming(work) but also for college and other educational purposes. Right now I have a budget of $650, although I am willing to wait, save up, and spend a ...
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