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Help With Android Game Development

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by buhari4u, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. buhari4u

    buhari4u Registered Member

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    Dear Friends,
    I am new to Android Development. I want to edit some ones android games. I had APK file. I just want to make a small change. So I had alter the images using photoshop. How can I upload that into my google play account.? Did I want to change any code? Please guide me friends.

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  2. SEOSIOS

    SEOSIOS Registered Member

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    You need the source code first
     
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  3. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    Decompile the APK using APKTool and then edit the resources, should be in a folder called "res".

    Use APKTool to rebuild the file, and you probably will need to sign it afterwards.
     
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  4. buhari4u

    buhari4u Registered Member

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    Did I have to change anything in the code to upload this again to google play?
     
  5. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    You shouldn't do as long as you keep the file names the same, but like I said you should probably sign the apk afterwards.

    In your original post you said you are new to android development, you want to edit an existing game to add your own images, and then upload it to your play account. This sounds really unethical to me. You should really consider learning how to build your games from scratch, it will be much more rewarding for you in the long term! Sorry if I've interpreted this wrong, but ripping off someone elses hard work is never the answer.
     
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    The app will be taken down. Why don't you make an effort in simply making a clone of that game, instead of reuploading it with some small changes? It's pretty easy making games if you know what you want to do. Try GameMaker Studio or Construct 2. They are both pretty easy.
     
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  7. buhari4u

    buhari4u Registered Member

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    Actually I just want that game to show to a client for just few days. Once he agree I will delete that game from google play. So please tell me that I have to change any thing in the code.
     
  8. buhari4u

    buhari4u Registered Member

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    Thanks for the resources. Hope they will be helpful. What should I do to keep the app in google play atleast for few days? After that I will delete it.
     
  9. azureus3

    azureus3 Newbie

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    Hi, you can also try downloading Eclipse (IDE) and the Android emulator if you want to get more serious with Android development. Good luck!
     
  10. Blackberry_11

    Blackberry_11 Regular Member

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    I believe this can help you brother "thenewboston",
    just search it in Google.