Shilo's Extensions for Sparrow

These extensions are created by Shilo.

List of Extensions

An extension consists of one or more classes you can add to your game to enhance its functionality. Most of my extensions will have a prefix of “SH”, which is short for my name, “Shilo”.

Sparrow 2.X
NameDescriptionTagsCompatible with
MemoryManagerA simple static class to output semi-accurate memory usage and free memory during runtime.memory, usage, freev2.0
NSObject+AssociatedValuesA simple Objective-C wrapper that allows easier use of Associated Objects.associative, associated, objects, nsobject, runtimev2.0
NSString+SpacingA NSString category that allows spacing between characters.NSString, string, spacingv2.0
SHAnimatableColorA simple animatable color extension for Sparrow.animate, color, animatable colorv2.X
SHPolygonA Sparrow 2.X extension for polygon shapes and polygon-shaped images.polygon, shape, image, texturev2.0
SHShakeEventA Sparrow 2.x extension for handling shake/motion events.motion, shake, eventv2.X
SHThumbstickA robust thumbstick.thumbstick, joystick, joypad, dpad, controllerv2.X
SPDisplayObject+ImageA category for Sparrow 2.X that allows a SPDisplayObject to be dynamically converted to a UIImage.object, image, spdisplayobject, uiimagev2.X
SPDisplayObject+SnapshotAn extension that takes advantage of GLKView's snapshot method to create UIImages of specific display objects.snapshot, image, screenshotv2.0
SPQuad+ColorComponentsA category for Sparrow 2.X that allows a SPQuad (or subclass) to get/set red, green, and blue color components.quad, image, color, red, green, bluev2.X
SPStage+TransparencyAn extension for Sparrow 2.0 to render the stage background transparent and non-opaque, allowing interactions with UIKit elements behind the Sparrow view.rotation, uiviewv2.0
SPTextField+JustifyA category for Sparrow 2.X that allows a bitmap SPTextField to justify align.text, textfield, justify, justified, justificationv2.X
SPTexture+LineA category for Sparrow that draws rounded lines via SPTexture and Core Graphics.texture, line, roundv2.0
SPTween+RepeatValuesA category for Sparrow that allows setting the repeat total time and repeat start values of properties.tween, repeat, startv2.0
UIImage+AdditionsA UIImage category that will replace or remove colors. This allows multiple colors to be changed on a single image, until it has alpha values.replace, remove, image, uiimagev2.0
UIView+AdditionsA simple category that allows one to easily set/get UIView rotation.rotation, uiviewv2.0
XDImageAn extension for Sparrow that allows 9-slice scaling of images and buttons.9-slice, slice, scale, scaling, image, buttonv2.0
XDSpinnerAn extension that allows highly customizable activity indicators.Spinner, Activity, Indicatorv2.0

Sparrow 1.X

NameDescriptionTagsCompatible with
SHAlphaTextureAn extension for Sparrow that allows alpha handing of texture-based objects.texture, image, button, alpha, touchv1.X
OrientatedViewControllerA UIViewController subclass that allows one to easily set the allowed orientations and content orientation.orientation, uiviewcontrollerv1.X
SHBlendModesA category that allows blend modes via presets or custom blends.blend, blending, mode, blend modev1.X
SHCircleA simple customizable, primitivev1.X
SHClippedSpriteA simple clipped sprite.clip, sprite, clippedspritev1.X
SHFingerTrailA simple finger trail. (testing phase)finger, trail, particlev1.X
SHLineA simple customizable line.line, primitivev1.X
SHMotionBlurSpriteA simple sprite with a motion blur effect.motion, blur, spritev1.X
SHOverflowTextFieldA simple overflow text extension for Sparrow.overflow, text, sptextfieldv1.X
SHPinchEventA simple pinch event.pinch, event, pincheventv1.X
SHPolygon (OLD VERSION)A simple customizable polygon.polygon, shape, primitivev1.X
SHShakeEventA simple shake event.shake, event, shakeeventv1.X
SHSplashScreenA simple splash screen.splash, splashscreen, advertisement, logov1.X
SHSwipeEventA simple swipe event.swipe, event, swipeeventv1.X
Sparrow+SupportPadResolutionA Sparrow category that allows support for iPad resolution.ipad, resolution, texture, hdv1.X
SPDisplayObject+ImageA category for Sparrow that allows a SPDisplayObject to be dynamically converted to a UIImage.object, image, spdisplayobject, uiimagev1.X
SPDisplayObject+LoopabilityA simple category for Sparrow that allows one to change the loopability of a SPDisplayObject.loop, loopable, loopability, spdisplayobject, enterframeeventv1.X
SPRenderTexture+EraseA category for Sparrow that allows erasing of a SPRenderTexture.erase, render, texture, sprendertexturev1.X
SPTextField+AutoSizeA simple category for Sparrow that allows one to auto size an, size, text, sptextfieldv1.X
SPTextField+ShadowA category for Sparrow that allows shadows on a SPTextField.shadow, drop shadow, text, sptextfieldv1.X
SPTexture+AdditionsA SPTexture category for Sparrow that will replace or remove colors.replace, remove, color, sptexturev1.X

List of Mods

A mod works similar to an extension, but requires you to make changes to the Sparrow source code. It might become an extension if the source code changes get integrated into Sparrow. Use them with care!

List of Requests


The following resources are not provided by Gamua or Daniel. They are primarily provided as a starting point for learning the internals of Sparrow and should be used with caution. If you need any support on the forums, please mention that you are using the following resource.

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