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

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Joystick like controls in unity for mobiles

How can i achieve joystick like controls on mobile? For example i have a 2D platform game where character should keep on moving right when swiped right and held and vice versa, just like a real ...
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Twin-stick controls for a cohesive group of agents

I'm trying to implement a classic twin-stick controller for a group of physics-based game objects. Here are the rules I'm trying to follow: Agents always stay close to each other within a certain ...
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How can I avoid a delay with continues touch detection in swift?

I want control a character on my screen with a continuous swipe gesture. As soon as I do a swipe +x or -x my character moves left or right. And as long as I hold my finger it continuous to move to the ...
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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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How to map changing stances (southpaw/orthodox) to gamepad controls?

I am developing a third person hack n slash style game which features a variety of melee and projectile weapons as well as unarmed combat. The player will be able to dual wield any combination of the ...
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Standard Assets Cross platform joystick sensitivity

I am using the standard asset joystick that comes with Unity 5, the sensitivity changes depending on the device used, for example on an Samsung S3 it is more sensitive than on a Nexus 7 2013, how can ...
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How to make my “first person controller” continue to turn left or right when key is pressed in Unity 5?

I recently posted this How To Make My First Person Controller turn left and right in unity 5 but now I'm having a slight problem when I press the key that turns my camera it only does it for a little ...
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How To Make My First Person Controller turn left and right in unity 5

I want my first person controller to turn left and right instead of just moving straight on that axis. i have a 3d environment setup in "unity 5" and i am working with the "first person controller" ...
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Architecture for game character movements with user input and a finite state machine

I have a JavaScript canvas game setup using Phaser framework. When I first made my character able to run, jump, and crouch, I used lots of if/else conditions and ended up with an ugly, buggy mess. I ...
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Handle two different touch gestures at same time without overlapping

I'm trying to create a Character touch controls for 2d platform. In my script Im using one horizontal swipe and hold touch gesture and one vertical swipe gesture without hold.Both are different ...
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Distinguish touch gestures for distinct horizontal and vertical commands

In my script below I'm using horizontal and vertical swipe gesture to move the character but both gestures are called on a single touch. void Update () { HorizontalSwipe(); VerticalSwipe(); } ...
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Swipe and hold character movement not working

Heres my PlayerControl script void Update () { foreach (Touch FingerTouch in Input.touches) { if(FingerTouch.phase == TouchPhase.Began) { FingerInitialPosition=...
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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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How to decide the direction of movement, when navigating a fixed path in a 2d overworld?

Suppose, I have a 2D overworld like in Super Mario Brothers 3, but without junctions or intermediate nodes. Only a single, contiguous path of level nodes, which should be navigated with the arrow keys....
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Keeping an object constrained to a 2d radius based off of the camera

A few weeks back I posted a question about keeping an object on the screen. What I would like to do now is clamping an object around a 2d radius based on the camera. I'm need this for a reticule ...
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Rotate Character towards Moving direction

So my Problem is that my Character is always shooting in the way it is looking. Unfortunaly my solution seems to be a very bad one. I am not really cabable of aiming with my solution. Neither with ...
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Is it possible to have FixedUpdate execute once every n frames?

I'm currently building a small game, and I've created this simple character controller using FixedUpdate, which executes every frame. using UnityEngine; public class PlayerMovement : MonoBehaviour { ...
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What exactly are “tight controls”?

I hear in many game reviews, how gamers complain about the controls of a game, when they hate it, or how they praise them when they work right. This expression comes up: "Tight controls". It seems ...
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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 and/...
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How can I clearify users my controlls?

In my game I use a really simple control mechanic to control a character on screen. But my problem is that users do not understand this control. Beside a little delay problem they work this way: ...
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Unity3D - Change player input axes on trigger

Hope someone can help me with this, it seems like it should be a simple problem but that only makes it more frustrating! I have a simple game where you roll a ball around by applying force to the ...
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Examples of movement control by drawing paths/trajectories

Can anyone think of game examples that use the type of movement controls that Strikefleet Omega employs for mobile devices? There you basically use a swipe motion to drag a path for a unit to follow. ...
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In Unity, what does the camera script's “Behaviour missing” error mean?

I started in Unity few days ago and made a cube with a tank control style. Now I'd like to create controls similar to 3D fighting games (Gunz, Blade Symphony, …): Control body direction with the mouse ...
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Unity rigidbody2d.velocity jumping causes weird bouncing

Im working on a game 2d game that has some platforming. I followed this video as guidance and produced the following code: public class PlayerControler : MonoBehaviour public float ...
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Odd Android touch event problem (Nexus 10)

Overview When testing my game I came across a bizarre problem with my touch controls. Note this isn't related to multi-touch as I completely removed my ACTION_POINTER_UP and ACTION_POINTER_DOWN ...
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How could I constrain player movement to the surface of a 3D object using Unity?

I'm trying to create an effect similar to that of Mario Galaxy or Geometry Wars 3 where as the player walks around the "planet" gravity seems to adjust and they don't fall off the edge of the object ...
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Algorithm for optimal control on space ship using accelerometer input data

Does someone have a good algorithm for controlling a space ship in a vertical shooter game using acceleration data? I have done a simple algorithm, but works very badly. I save an initial ...
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How can I move objects pixel by pixel in the scene editor?

I'm trying to find a way to move objects pixel-by-pixel(on my screen at least) in the scene editor. I tried a lot of different buttons but nothing seems to work, please tell me Unity has this ...
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Box2D platformer: Why does horizontal movement stop jumping?

I'm writing my sBox2D game character's movement code, but my implementation of jumping is failing: When I press the Jump key, the character jumps OK. However, when I press jump and another key (like ...
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Change players state and controls in-game

I'm using Unity 3D Let's say the player is an ice cube. You control it like a normal player. On press of a button, ice transforms (with animation) into water. You control it completely different than ...
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Algorithm for sensing mouse movements like a wiimote

I want to make a driving game where you can do tricks with your mouse when you hold down LMB. Ex. if you move it up in a straight line really fast (your cursor goes from the bottom to the top of the ...
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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 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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Giving one controler button two functions

I'm currently working on a game that allows the player to do some different actions. Dodge (X button) Attack (A button) Use Item (Y Button) Block (BButton) I would like to be able to use the "Y" ...
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MonoGame hosted in a control/form

I would very much like to host my monogame window inside a Form so that I can take advantage of the nice gui elements in the C# framework when creating a simple level editor. I have looked online, but ...
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What alternatives are there for creating Keyboard/Mouse controls in LWJGL?

So I'm currently working my way through openGL tutorials, using LWJGL to do all my work in. However as I get to the part on how to access Keyboard and Mouse events in this library, I stumble across ...
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Can I have keyboard controls in an MMO and still do movement calcuation in the server?

I'm trying to decide between keyboard and mouse movement controls for a web-based multiplayer. It would be quite resource-intensive to use the WASD-keys and AJAX the server with controls every second. ...
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How can I assist players navigating narrow grid junctions?

I'm looking for a technique to help the player navigate a narrow path while the character is in constant motion. When changing direction in junctions, it's pretty hard to time the direction change for ...
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How to make loss of control acceptable?

Let's say the game we're talking about is some kind of platformer. With all the puzzles, mini-challenges and mechanics aspects it is very, very important to have good control over the character. A ...
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How can I have human-readable key names in a configuration file?

Given a file mapping keys to controls, such as this: up w down s left a right d jump space run shift crouch ctrl The values need to be converted into game commands, ...
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Unity working on wall jump

I have a 2D platformer game and in it I have recently implemented wall jumping, and the way I have it works great. However when one jumps with the character and moves towards the wall one can hold ...
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Proper Order to Process Each Frame

I'm writing a rudimentary 2D engine and am wondering what the proper or generally accepted order is for handling graphics, user input, sounds, and then other systems like physics. If you have written ...
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Unity Spaceship camera control

I'm trying to make a third person spaceship control system in Unity. In theory, it works like this: Let's suppose you move your mouse to the right. The targeted direction would rotate to the right ...
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How do I draw an animated object in OpenGL ES?

I have a VBO, which I initialise like this (just an example): - (void)setupVBOs { GLuint vertexBuffer; glGenBuffers(1, &vertexBuffer); glBindBuffer(GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vertexBuffer); ...
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Weird case of a key not working [closed]

I finished a game in Java. It works perfectly fine on my computer. Sent it to a friend. On his computer, for some reason, one of the keys that are used to play doesn't work inside the game. (It works ...
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Controls: Rolling on a ceiling

Currently I'm writing an iOS game where the basic movement is rolling. Technically you make the player turn clockwise or counterclockwise. When you tilt the device to the right, you will rotate ...
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How can I use touch input for 3rd-person controls?

I have a 3rd-person controller in my Unity scene, which I can only control with the WASD buttons. But since I plan to make a smartphone game, I wonder how I can change these controls t swipe up/down/...
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What is the point of “delta” in this code? Does it reflect a standard thing in game dev?

I know very little about game programming but would like to learn more. I am trying to understand the code for this game. I am trying to understand why the code is passing a "delta" to Shipcontrols.js,...
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Variable number of GUI Buttons

I have a generic HTML5 Canvas GUI Button class and a Scene class. The Scene class has a method called createButton(), which will create a new Button with onclick parameter and store it in a list of ...
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Adding Leniency to Jumping Mechanic

I have written some jumping code for my player in a platformer game. At the moment it has some basic logic which says that the player can jump if he is on the ground. The pseudocode looks something ...