Graphical User Interface. A term used to describe the tools available to the player to interact with the game.

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How can i create Game Chat?

How can I create an in-game chat like this? Can someone tell me how to do this? I'm using DirectX 11.
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Should input be per-frame or per-update?

I'm implementing a GUI system to look around a 2D tile-based world. At the moment, I'm updating it every time the mouse moves (which happens to be per frame, since that's when it polls for events). ...
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MenuItems in Wpf

Creating a GUI editor for a game using wpf and I have a menuItem that I am having problems with. I use MenuItem.Items.Add to add a menuitem to another menuitem. I figured to access it again I could ...
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Portable UI framework for existing OpenGL game engine [closed]

I have a working, C++ in-house cross-platform game engine that is based on OpenGL \ OpenGL ES, and can run on Android, iOS, Mac and Windows. Currently I want to integrate cross-platform UI for my ...
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Need help with making a journal system

My game uses a system similar to Metroid Prime's logbook, in that it logs things the player encounters and discovers on their journey, categorizing it, etc. I want to write out all of the possible ...
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How do I duplicate the functionality of ugui's onClick (button component) in inspector (Unity)?

I'm trying to create the same functionality that occurs when you are working with a button in uGui in Unity. I know that I have to create a custom inspector, but i'm not sure where to go from there. ...
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Adding a function call to a prefabbed button in Unity

For each of my scenes, I have an empty GameObject _Manager that stores my scripts for setting up the level, keeping track of variables, etc. On my main screen, I have a play button that isn't ...
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What are the steps to instantiate a button in Unity?

Given a Canvas test_canvas containing a Button test_button and an empty GameObject that manages instantiation and scripts and the like called test_manager, what are the steps to instantiate this ...
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Check if a UI Button is pressed in Code

The following button is a ui element. Is the following if statement checking if the button exists or if it is clicked? If it checks for its existence how can I check if it is pressed? using ...
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Unable to Set Text of another Text Object

The Idea: Pressing a button in the canvas will allow the player to select a race. A script is attached to an object which is accessed though the OnClick() function of the button. The script is ...
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Swing GUI for games (performance)

I'm developing a game in Slick2D and I'm trying to make GUI. I've already tried TWL library, but it seems to me a bit complicated and it doesn't cover what I need. In my own implementation of GUI ...
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Resizable textured windows

I want to have display a window with a textured background, but the window should be resizable. How would you recommend going about this? Using a 9-sliced image for the background will not work ...
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Unity Grid Layout causing multiple draw calls

We are developing a game in Unity 4.6.6 for both Android and iOS. Currently I am building the game UI with the new Unity UI system. In particular I am building a button list to create kind of ...
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In Unity, how do I make separate mute buttons for sound-effects and music?

I'd like to have a button to mute game sounds and another to stop the game music. How can I do this?
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How to Reciprocally draw on a 3D mesh and 2D UI Image in Unity?

My question is a bit involved so I'm going to split it into parts and attach a picture. 1) In Unity I'd like to be able to draw a line on a 3D worldspace mesh with the mouse. 2) As I'm drawing on ...
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How do I use Libgdx viewport for UI?

I am using LibGDX to make a game for Android and I am using 2 Viewports. One for UI and one for the actual game content. My problem is I can't find a good way to scale my UI using a Viewport. This ...
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How to create gui image with script

So I've been fiddling around with the new UI system recently -- and one problem I have is adding images of my sprites to the ui. I know I can create a prefab of an image gameobject with the sprite ...
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GetButtonDown for Unity keyboard UI navigation?

By default, Unity's keyboard navigation for buttons seems to check for GetButton rather than GetButtonDown--if a menu has 5 items and I hold the down arrow, it'll scroll very quickly to the bottom. ...
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Raycast, UI and Update Question

I have movable objects in a scene. When Raycast hits an object, I have a hovering UI that moves to a retaliative distance from the hit object. When the object is dragged, the UI's position is moved ...
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A panel to change 3d object properties when right click on it (Unity)

I'm building a UI system to edit selected 3D objects. I have spheres on the screen and I want to be able to edit their proprieties (radius for example). In order to do that I want the user to be able ...
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What would cause my script generated buttons and text to show in Unity and not on my phone?

I am using Unity 5 and the built in GUI tools. My static GUI shows up just fine which makes me think it's not a text/font issue or some such. Again, it all looks good in the Unity editor when I hit ...
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Unity - UI Mobile - Script Generated buttons/text not seen?

I'm trying to generate some buttons and text dynamically with Unity 5.0 All of my code seems proper. It looks great when I play it in the editor. Everything is generated and placed and sized as I want ...
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Rich Text on InputField breaks Content Size Fitter functionality. Need some help

I'm currently using the input field as a way to make normal(ish) text in Unity. Refer to this question for more detail: How do I go about making a text box that allows for highlight-able and copyable ...
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How do I go about making a text box that allows for highlight-able and copyable text in the new UI?

I'm trying to make a simple chat system for our games lobby, however I am having issues making a text box that allows for text-highlighting. The Text component does not have interactible text, and the ...
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Custom Editor - keep default look but add more

What I would like to know is if there is a easy way using OnInspectorGUI, to replace the inspector with one that includes just one or two additional fields (so that it looks identical to the ...
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Legacy GUI - run OnGUI only once

I remember something about onGui being able to be run multiple times per frame, and I also seem to recall that you can check 'which state' the onGUI is being run in, so that you can do all of the ...
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Communication in a simple GUI (C++ / SDL2)

I've spent a few months now working on a fairly simply 2D game engine with SDL and C++. I'm now trying to develop a simple but well-featured GUI suitable for most games. Right now I'm really ...
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Unity Make sprite visible only to shaders

I have made a shader for my UI buttons, the sprites should be black and white, so they can be used as a mask when blending. They should allow for the image behind them to pass through the whiter ...
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Unity5 UI - How to trigger button click event while preventing menu item deselect event?

So I've got a load menu using Unity's new UI system, basically just a list of save games you can select with a mouse click along with a couple of buttons at the bottom to delete or load the selected ...
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Unity: Can't press space to unpause. Is this a Unity UI bug? Or maybe poorly written code?

So I think I have a bug with my pause menu. For the sake of simplicity I've boiled down what I'm trying to acheive: When the player first starts up the game there's a UI menu with one button: 'Start ...
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Unity Buttons and selecting Objects

I'm making a tower Defence Game. and my buttons are working fine... Until i select and unselect a tower. what I've worked out, is that after I've selected a tower the follow section of code sets my ...
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Efficient UI for RTS units

I was wondering how I should approach the runtime changes on the game UI when selecting different types of units in a RTS. For example, in Starcraft, each unit type has its own portrait, attributes, ...
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Recreating iPhone Home Screen in Unity

I am trying to recreate a UI menu that has functionality similar to the iPhone's home screen: If a user drags anywhere on the menu (including on a button), it should drag the whole page left/right ...
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I can't drag'n'drop UI-Elements from the Scene-hierarchy into a public field (Unity 5)

I just watched this Video https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/survival-shooter/player-health and tried to drag'n'drop the UI-Elements on the matching script, just like they did. But this is ...
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Particle system ONGui()

I have some scripts which uses OnGUI() method and they are attached to my GameMenu object. I need to play a particle system on the scene while the GUI scripts are active. When I do that I cant see the ...
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Unity UI square that fills width OR height

I'm trying to create a board with this requirements: It SHALL be square. It SHALL fit available width OR height. It SHALL be centered in the canvas. It MAY be wrapped into as many additional ...
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How to add a UI Text for keeping Score in Unity 5

My Problem is simple I want to show scores on my game. The examples on internet are good but in Unity 5 there are no GUI elements but instead these are now UI elements. I was following this example: ...
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player sprite hidden after using a stage (scene2d library)

What i'am doing is showing a tiledmap on the full screen , and it works fine. The character moves perfectly and the camera too. What i want is : Showing some text or imageButton over the map like ...
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Scaling buttons in LibGDX

I'm trying to make a usable GUI for a Android game using LibGDX. But I'm having big trouble getting the fonts and buttons to a usable size. Scaling fonts work, but the results are not very pretty. ...
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LibGDX problems when switching screens and disposing: AL lib: (EE) alc_cleanup: 1 device not closed [closed]

I have to classes which implements the Screen interface. I'm trying to switch between these screens. I'm able to switch one time, but when trying to switch back, I receive the error: AL lib: (EE) ...
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Spawning moving text make it disappear overtime

I am trying to display a text when I click the letter 'R'. When the text appears, it should slowly slide down on the y axis only, slowly disappear over 4 seconds and get disabled. I am not able to ...
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How to handle game widget destruction as a result of an event?

I have a simple hierarchy of containers and widgets like buttons, line edits and labels. Every node in this hierarchy is a Widget, specialized with a subclass to make custom behaviors for each type of ...
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How to show a popup with text when a game object is selected?

We're building an FPS game where you walk around a 3D environment and walk up to objects, click, and then a GUI message pops up. Basically, I've got a character, walking around in 3D space, and is ...
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LibGDX: Scrollpane won't scroll to bottom after adding children to contained table

To my game I want to add a gui element that displays text and textButtons whenever something is happening or it wants you to make a decission (an answer while talking to a person for example). To keep ...
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How to get Unity's 4.6 UI images to layer over each other perfectly?

I've been noticing that if I have two images, lets say squares. I have A as the parent of triangle B. Triangle A and B both have their offsets at their anchors, which are on the 4 corners of it's ...
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Blocking Physics Raycasts with Unity's 4.6 UI?

I use raycasts to determine hit objects and object selection in our game. I want these to be blocked by UI elements. Before I had a crude form of that where I just excluded rects of the screen, though ...
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LibGDX scene2d good practices

I'm developing a game using LibGDX and in a part it has a pretty complex UI for profile selection and stuff. I have some general problems. I'd like to know good practices when generate good looking ...
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Unity Javascript GUI.Button shows up twice

Hi I have created a simple menu in Unity but I wanted to create my own style for colour/fonts. However for some reason it prints each button twice to the screen, once with my custom style, and once ...
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Unity 4.6 UI button AddListener sets the same callback to all items in List

I have this method that is looping through a list and sets values on the current item in the list. Everything works fine the lists values are correct exept the AddListener. All listeners on the ...
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Curved Meters and Gauges

I'm wondering how people here on GameDev stack exchange would handle curved meter GUI elements for things such as life bars or energy bars. My thought on the matter was that you could use a shader ...