Event is action that is usually happenes "outside" of main program thread, but handled inside of it.

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How do I structure code that triggers story events at certain places?

I am planning to make a small game with a story that I have thought about for some time now. I am trying to decide how to handle stuff like if the character walks to this hitbox then a guy will come ...
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Code Logic's execution with respect to time Events

I have to show complete 24 hours cycle in Unity3d Scene. Where different kind of task will be executed in different Times. Suppose at 2pm I have to move a car, at 6pm An Aeroplane will land on ...
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How do I ensure a piece of code runs only once?

I have some code that I only want to run once, even though the circumstances that trigger that code could happen multiple times. For example, when the user clicks the mouse, I want to click the ...
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SDL2 event mouse wheel trouble

it's been all day I have a problem getting mousewheel events properly in one of my program. I can make a program from scratch and it work properly, however as soon as i do the same things inside this ...
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How to make a PROPER main menu (or any other UI windows/modals) in Unity?

So, I'm currently learning both about Unity for the first time as well as the 'new' 2D UI system, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make windows, modals/dialogs, main menus etc. which are ...
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How to implement specific custom events in an Event Condition Action (ECA) game system?

A while ago I implemented a simple event-condition-action system for my game trying to emulate the Warcaft 3 trigger system (in a small scale, of course): So far, it works fine, but there is ...
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how to add an onclick event to a button?

If I will draw a button with canvas with any programming language (java,javascript....) I want to know how to add the events to what I've drawn for example If I will draw a button piture then what I ...
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Keyboard and Mouse callbacks in GLUT

I'm using OpenGL via GLUT in Ubuntu. While writing text in a text editor, the first keystroke is printed immediately. But if we keep pressing the key, it waits for a moment and then prints a trail of ...
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Unity/C# : How to execute a function after another function has finished its execution?

I've been trying to build a "event system" for a project that I'm working on . Here is how I'm doing it : I populate a list with reference to a gameObject and the functions that I need to execute from ...
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Multi-threading for rhythm game?

I'm trying to recreate a rhythm game. However trying to get the key-presses with SDL2 I ran into the problem, that you can only get an event every time a frame has been successfully rendered (I can't ...
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How can I throttle certain player actions?

Background I have a variable time step, component based game, with components that collectively hold an entity's properties and different systems that act on entities with certain required ...
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Multiple Event System in order to have a mainmenu and a submenu buttons selected

I'm developing a GUI at the moment for a game and I'm having problems making two buttons be selected at same time. I already looked around and the 2 work arounds I found was by extending the ...
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Unity: onEditEnd and onSubmit only firing from Return key

I have an InputField in my UI, but currently I can only submit its contents via the Return key. I tried mapping other buttons to the Submit action (e.g. the tab key on keyboard and the X button on my ...
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Event Handling in an ECS

I apologize if this has been answered already. I've looked around here, and read a few blog posts, but none seem to fully answer my question. I am writing an Entity Component System. Entity is a ...
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Reconciling external events with the game loop

Is there any way I can program (in Java or Python, but open to other solutions) some game logic based on events, timed and sent by player input, without dealing with it inside the game loop, by having ...
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Polling vs event driven input

I'm developing a game using polling for the input method. However, now that I'm delving deeper into the game menus and other UI components, I'm finding that I'd probably like to have event driven ...
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Competing keyboard events

When I was looking on how to handle key inputs in a game loop I came across the following pattern: All native key events (up or down) get queued in an event queue that is later processed. The outcome ...
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How to attach “exiting” event in OpenFL?

What is the exiting event (closing app by user or system) in new OpenFL? And how does it differs between target platforms?
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How to change the speed of the gameobject moving on the itween path

I have set an itween path for an object to move.And I have written the code as iTween.MoveTo(gameObject,iTween.Hash ("path",iTweenPath.GetPath("train"),"time",300)); The above code is working for ...
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Event error: “…can only be called from the main thread”

I have some custom networking classes which I'm trying to use in a unity game (c#). The network class raises events, which I want to subscribe to in the game code. However, whenever I try to do ...
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How do I know what button was clicked? (Unity)

I have a prefabbed button (UI.Button) which I'm instantiating ten times: public void LayoutButtons() { GameObject newCanvas = Instantiate (canvas) as GameObject; for (int i = 0; i < 10; ...
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Dynamic Events in an Entity Component System

My game makes extensive use of libGDX's Entity Component System Ashley, and my game world (including all levels and areas) is created with Tiled. In Tiled, I have an object layer where all of my ...
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Colliding without physics in Unity: is it possible to put OnTriggerEnter in the moving character?

My main question is: is it possible to put OnTriggerEnter in a script that goes attached to the moving character instead of to trigger area/object? Let me explain my exact need. I want to detect the ...
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Unity C# event handler not triggered

I am trying out a system in my game in which I have 3 classes: EventService: MonoBehavior EventStore (a normal c# class) EventViewController: MonoBehavior EventStore registers some callbacks to ...
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Performance slows down on click event

I'm currently working on a game in node using socket.io and drawing onto canvas. I'm noticing that when I click during the game, character movement slows to a crawl. For context: I'm updating x,y ...
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Unity 5 Dynamic Button Creation with Event Parameters

According to the documentation, you cannot instantiate buttons except via prefab instantiate. http://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/HOWTO-UICreateFromScripting.html You might wonder why we don’t have a ...
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Dialog/event system in Java/libGDX

I hope that I'm posting this correctly as I'm new to the site, feel free to correct me if I'm in the wrong spot. As for my issue: I'm working on an 2D side-scrolling platformer game in libGDX, and ...
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Event handling on own UI implementation in XNA

I´m creating a game in XNA with my own UI and its controls/components. Currently I have some problems with the event handling. Let me tell me the way I do it right now. Every object is handles as a ...
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Good techniques for syncing gameplay actions to specific animation timings?

So I've come across an issue in the game I'm working on, but it seems to be a pretty fundamental thing that probably comes up in a lot of games. My game requires that some gameplay function occurs ...
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Unity - How to detect collision on child object collider

How can we make to the event "OnTriggerEnter2D" collisions on the objects children of the object with the c# event script? Look this: Is there any way to assign the event using "Delegates"? ...
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Missing keyup event

I have a pretty generic input class. In the main app, I forward an event to the game. The game an input object that manages Keyup and Keydown presses. It stores the keys pressed in a ...
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Events Not Staying Attached in Unity 5

I'm successfully attaching a handler to an event, the event is firing, and somewhere in between then the event handler disappears. I don't know why, but I suspect it may have something to do with a ...
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How to synchronize events to clients?

I need to keep the client updated on data that's rarely changed (like health) or when an event occurs (like when a player is attacked and should have "-10 hp" above him). Those 2 specific part should ...
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Game loop on windows

I have seen different "basic" game loops both from books like "Introduction to 3D game programming with DX11" or online tutorial ( Rastertek ) and if we take off all the fancy stuff to control ...
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Runtime Error dealing with SDL_Events

I do not know if this is the best way to handle these SDL_Events, but I am attempting to create a very abstract and generic code that will update my Game Object. Basicly I have a Scene which in my ...
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Per-Frame Function Calls versus Event Driven Messaging in Game Design

The traditional game design, as I know it, uses polymorphism and virtual functions to update game objects states. In other words, the same set of virtual functions are called in regular(ex: per-frame) ...
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How to design parameters for events

I'm working on the event system for my engine, and have some trouble deciding what types of parameters my events should have to be both generic and specific at the same time. I want to be able to ...
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Event-/Input system with SFML: Cannot move diagonally in 2D

I am a beginner in anything with game development. I written a small prototype in which i can move a square around with the arrow keys. For that i use SFML. At the moment i experiment around with my ...
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How do I trigger OnSelect() via the ISelectHandler in my class?

I'm trying to figure out how I can make a custom UI element identify when it has been selected or deselected. Classes such as Selectable inherit from the ISelectHandler and IDeselectHandler and their ...
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Unity Input manager with chain of responsibility and delegates

I am working with unity and I am trying to build a better input system for my game. In essence there would be a singleton class that is the input manager. The player would subscribe to the manager ...
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How to load in movable (full) models?

I've created a rendering engine in Haskell, and I've got an OBJ model loader. Obviously, the models I've loaded in a complete set of vertices, normals and texture coordinates for the model. But say, ...
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How do I manually submit a new UI InputField in code?

I need some conditions for submitting the text inside of an Inputfield, however I cannot find a way to do this via code. I was expecting something simple like with WPF or WinForms, but I cannot find ...
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Event Driven Behavior Tree: deterministic traversal order with parallel

I've studied several articles and listen some talks about behavior trees (mostly the resources available on AIGameDev by Alex J. Champandard). I'm particularly interested on event driven behavior ...
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Is OnMouseUp()'s behavior intended?

Version: Unity3D 4.6.2f1 I have a grid of tiles (Cube GameObjects with a Tile script attached). They are positioned at their index location [x][y] = (x, y, z=0) World Coordinates. Below, I try to ...
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How to check a value from the last frame, while using events in Unity

What I am trying to do is check if a value has changed from the last frame, while using events. Typically I could use threading to my advantage and have a check at the bottom of Update() to see if a ...
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How to make touch events work in a match three type game

In "match three" types of games like Crazy Kitchen, when the user touches an image, he can drag his finger over multiple images and create a change in each image he touches in a single gesture. You ...
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How to deal with events in a game with multiple players, in Unity?

As I'm developing our game I have asked myself a couple times "When we have more than 1 player, how will I ensure events from player A do not crossover to player B?" As an example, lets say player A ...
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Input events slow on unity Update function

I have this running on the Update() on Unity. I am trying to create a page swipe feature on my game, but the problem is there is a half second delay when printing "dragging" to "end drag" when I ...
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Should my game handle collisions in the Player object?

I'm making a 2D platform game. Right now I'm just working on making a very generic Player class. I'm wondering if it would be more efficient/better practice to have an ActionListener within the Player ...
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Responding to mouse input on game objects

I'm trying to make a simple button in unity using a cube. My plan is for when the cube is highlighted that it will move towards the camera and be highlighted in a specific color and then when it is ...