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Cocos2D Game Development Essentials by Ben Trengrove

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Installing Cocos2d

Before you can do anything, you need to install Cocos2d. Let's get started.

There are several ways to install Cocos2d. Some methods are easy, whereas some are harder to get started, but it will make upgrading in the future much easier. Before you install Cocos2d, you need to ensure that you have the latest version of Xcode installed. Xcode can be found on the Mac App Store or on the Apple Developer Program portal. Additionally, to push your apps into an iOS device, you will need a paid iOS developers account. New accounts can be made at http://developer.apple.com/ios.

Installing Cocos2d with the installer

Using the installer is the easiest method of installation and is recommended for first time users because it will install the ...

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