Translation of user input (via mouse, keyboard, gamepad, touchpad or other hardware interface) into in-game actions

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Smoother controls

I am trying to move my background left if the user hits the right key. and right if the user hits the left key, so that it will look like the player is moving. The problem is that whenever I hold the ...
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Moving an object (pong paddle) along the x,y axis in 3d-space with mouse/touch

First of all: Sorry, my English isn't quiet good, I'm very new in 3D and I'am using JMonkeyEngine. What I would like to do?: A 3d pong game and I want to control the paddle with the mousecursor ...
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Character movement relative to cursor position

I want my top-down shooter character to move towards the mouse when pressing the up arrow and strafe relative at right angles to it when pressing the left and right arrow keys. I can't figure out how ...
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Why is forward=down mouse orientation commonly called “inverted”?

If you look at 3D games that allow you to control the camera using the mouse--most notably first-person and third-person shooter style games--you'll usually find two specific details: By default, ...
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Handling multiple pressed keys with KeyListeners

I'm making a game Applet with Java that uses KeyListeners to control a paddle (for a game like Breakout/Pong). My basic implementation goes like this: public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) { switch ...
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Control convention for circular movement?

I'm currently doing a kind of training project in Unity (still a beginner). It's supposed to be somewhat like Breakout, but instead of just going left and right I want the paddle to circle around the ...
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How would I move a character In an RPG with Bullet Physics/Ogre3D?

lately I have been having problems with moving my character in my Ogre3D game. Basically I am moving the character with bullet's RigidBody->translate() function, but when doing so and bumping into ...
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How to handle walking into walls?

Say we have a player who's walking around in first person perspective. He would like to walk forward, but that would put him inside an object, and that's no good. Right now what I do is... ...
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What is a good way to test demand for a new game platform?

I'm working on a game platform that turns your iPhone, android or iPad into a steering wheel, for racing games (like need for speed and dirt 3) and flight simulators for example. I'd love to figure ...
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How do I handle user input with good class structure/architecture for an Android game?

How do I handle user input having "good" class structure and following normal game architecture*?(see below). At first I didn't think this question was Android specific, although, after seeing a great ...
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Examples of Android Joystick Controls? [closed]

I can't seem to find any well executed code examples for Android joystick controls. Whatever it may be, algorithms, pseudo code, actual code examples, strategies, or anything to assist with the ...
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How do I identify mouse clicks versus mouse down in games?

What is the most common way of handling mouse clicks in games? Given that all you have in way of detecting input from the mouse is whether a button is up or down. I currently just rely on the mouse ...
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What is the best mechanism for controlling a character in a 2D Android game? [closed]

Im developing a 2D RPG for Android where the character can move up, down, left, and right like in top-down RPGs like Pokemon. What is the best input mechanism to use to control the character? A ...
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Common game controls/ User interface libraries or source code? [closed]

Sorry for the ackward title, but i don't know what to call it exactly. I'm looking for code or libraries that allow easy creation of commonly used user input devices, and code/libs that make gaming ...
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How do I generate projectiles toward the mouse pointer? [duplicate]

I'm making a top-down space shooter where the player controls a ship and can aim and shoot using the mouse cursor. How can I fire bullets from the ship at the angle from the ship to the mouse cursor? ...
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Execute code at specific intervals, only once?

I am having an issue with XNA, where I want to execute some code in my Update method, but only at a given interval, and only once. I would like to avoid booleans to check if I've already called it ...
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Camera Control Techniques in Games

I am an MPhil student in Computing Science working on the problem of camera control in graphics. Though the literature of camera control dates back to the end of 1980s, the majority of them (up to my ...
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Accelerometer or on screen controls for mobile UI in 3D games? [closed]

I can think of several 2D games which use the Accelerometer successfully, but in my experience as a player, character control in a 3D environment tends to be frustrating. Mostly because a 3D ...
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What are some techniques used for mouse tracking, with a bit of “emulated lag”?

I am trying to implement a system, where the cursor (in my case the player's avatar) is always about 1.5 seconds (a configurable interval) behind where the mouse actually is. If I change the cursor's ...
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Mahjong solitaire - navigating between open tiles

I am looking for an algorithm to help me navigate between 'open' tiles in a Mahjong solitaire game. The game is to be played on a limited device with only left-right-up-down buttons and I want to ...