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

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Print on the GUI in Unity

I'm trying to show the players name on the GUI with a label. GUI.Label(new Rect(10,10, 100, 30), playerName); Instead of use the default style I want to use a different font with larger character. ...
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Making a HUD/GUI with OpenGL (LWJGL)

I'm at the stage in my game development where I need to make a HUD or GUI. I've never gotten to this part, so I don't know how its done. I tried rendering a simple quad at a fixed position on the ...
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What are some good (retro) symbols for magic/mana/energy? [closed]

Much like a heart is used a lot for health and lives in old retro games... ...what would be a good icon to use for Energy, Mana and/or Magic points?
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How can I model a “weapon overheating” mechanic?

I want to create a weapon overheating system very similar to the plasma rifle in Halo. You can watch a video of the plasma rifle firing. What I want to do is to create a flexible logic that can be ...
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Should widgets be part of a scene in a 2D game?

I'm in the middle of separating logic and drawing of a 2D game, i.e. I'm moving from scenes/entities that draw themselves to scenes/entities that merely store and update data, getting drawn by a ...
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Pencil GUI design for Game Development [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any game-development related stencil collections for the Pencil GUI designer, or whether there's a more appropriate tool for this job? I just want to be able to quickly ...
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Why isn't this UIButton visible in Xamarin.iOS?

I'm trying to implement buttons into my game. I noticed iOS has the UIButton class, which I tried, but upon drawing it nothing is shown. The asset image is properly loaded, I've checked this. The ...
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OnClick events - using Scaleform UI with Cryengine 3.5.4

I've created a UI in Flash, set up an xml file for it and designed a flowgraph to ensure it displays when I launch. However, clicking on the buttons doesn't appear to do anything, despite me writing ...
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string on GUI.Button not showned

I am sure that inventoryItem.Name contains "Wood" cause i see it when i add a breakpoint. Still i get nothing in the game. Just empty buttons. void DrawInventoryContent (int id) { ...
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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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Unity GUI not in build, but works fine in editor

I have: GUITexture attached to an object A script that has GUIStyles created for the Textfield and Buttons that are created in OnGUI(). This script is attached to the same object in number 1 3 ...
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1:1 mapping of texels to pixels with DX11 and multisampling and linear interpolation

Is it possible to get a 1:1 mapping of texels to pixels on a multisampled target in DX 11 with interpolation? It seems to me that the texture coordinate used in the shader is always one of the ...
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What's a good C++ game engine for beginners? [closed]

I'm looking for game engines. I'm not looking for things like OPENGL, DirectX, or Irrlitcht; those are game libraries? Also can it be C++ native code? So any good ones out there?
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How should I provide a navigation system for a world with infinite space?

The world is generated by perlin noise chunks and will only be saved once that chunk has been generated. It will also not necessarily have one obvious (to the user) central point anywhere in the ...
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LWJGL Wait for key press in a single method

Currently I am implementing the possibility in my game to change the keyboard configuration. Therefor, I have a menu in which is a button for each action the player can do. If the player clicks on one ...
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How should I architect my GUI for my HTML5 canvas cell phone game? [closed]

I'm making a game on the HTML5 canvas and my intent is to run or port this code to work on cell phones. Right now it only runs on my desktop computer. I'm trying to write my GUI code but I'm not ...
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Slick2D and Nifty GUI

I am currently trying to combine both slick2d and nifty to work together. I've had some amount of success - I can now actually run my test and it won't crash. As far as I can tell, it will also ...
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Candy crush saga popup-like messages

I was wondering how could I make in Android something like the popup messages seen in Candy Crush Saga, those messages like "Delicious!", "Tasty!" or similar: As well as the score of each movement, ...
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GUI layouts in games?

What is a general process of making a GUI in a game without resorting to a full blown GUI library? What I mean by this is how would I go about constructing a GUI layout like those in Java that are not ...
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Ignore specific key press in textbox

there is a text box on GUI in my application created using Unity3D. in the textbox user can input only the keys of "A-Z", "0-9" , "enter key" , "." and "," other key press should be ignored (not ...
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Immediate GUI - yae or nay? [closed]

I've been working on application development with a lot of "retained" GUI systems (below more about what I mean by that) like MFC, QT, Forms, SWING and several web-GUI frameworks some years ago. I ...
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Flickering GUI on Android

New version of Unity is causing rather weird problems on Galaxy S device. The GUI starts to flicker, tear and disappear altogether at random in different screens. But this only happens on the second ...
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Why should I choose to design a health bar rather than heart containers?

When designing any hero-based game, be it adventure, RPG, brawler, or similar, you eventually need to decide on your health system. Barring any regenerative systems with zero UI (like Call of Duty), ...
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How to make a “GUI In Game”?

My game is very GUI based, the way how it works is that I have a GUI class, which contains the basic GUI elements, a parent GUI object, and a copy of the main game's class object. The game starts out ...
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How to design a GUI / controls system classes

I'm at the stage when I need to develop some kind of GUI with windows, clickable buttons, etc. It's going to be a RPG game so these components will be used extensively so I want them to be as flexible ...
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Does XNA have a built-in GUI library?

Does such a thing exist or do I have to code one? My project needs textboxes, buttons, input capture, timings for "press and hold keys" and so on. These are quite standard for a GUI library but hard ...
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Inventory View Screen

Looking to create an inventory screen in Unity, and trying to think of the best way to do it. My current line of thinking is having a few rows of squares for inventory items that are drag and ...
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AAA quality game UI kit [closed]

I have often come across many websites which provide free/ paid PSD layouts of website UIs for use by web/ graphics developers. Are there any such sites where one can find PSD layouts of UI kits for ...
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Are there any good UI widget toolkits for Pygame? [closed]

Are there any good, modern widget toolkits for Pygame? I've looked at PGU, but it's apparently unmaintained.
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Where to show user shot's power on touch screen?

I want to show user shot power in standart way (the more user holds finger on the screen the stronger is shot) Where is the best place to show this icon on touch screen(when I use mouse it's better ...
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UIToolkit VerticalScrollable dont hide when is moving [closed]

im experiencing a weird bug with the Vertical Scroller (mainly in iOS, but even in the Editor): when a vertical scroller is still "moving" (so when it'snt totally stop) it's impossible hide this ...
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How to make a gui button follow a path after a touch?

I would like a button in my gui menu to follow a specific path if we selected it, I am wondering how I could do it: if we touch the button, then it can only move on the specific path, it is an arc ...
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HTML5 Game (Canvas) - UI Techniques?

I'm in the process of building a JavaScript / HTML5 game (using Canvas) for mobile (Android / iPhone/ WebOS) with PhoneGap. I'm currently trying to design out how the UI and playing board should be ...
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Tech Tree layouts for games?

I'm trying to do a tech tree GUI for my game, but i have limited width and the tree has alot of branches, the problem is if I make them small to fit the width, the tech tree is too small to read. For ...
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Can threads be used to run resource consuming methods without -ever- freezing UI?

Until recently I was sure that running expensive operations in threads can prevent UI freezing, but now I'm not. Is it not guaranteed that a threaded operation will not hog the main thread's ...
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Is gameswf usable? [closed]

The project page indicates that it's pre-alpha code, and suggests the actionscript support is weak. Flash UIs are nice, so I was wondering if anyone has experience getting gameswf to the point where ...
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How to make a simple HUD with no library

I am writing a simple game in c++ using opengl in a windows system. I have the scene and I need some informative text to appeared to the left top/bottom of the screen I am printing these messages ...
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Unity3D GUILayout Window Wont Show Components

I am fairly new to Unity, but picking things up quick. This is actually one of the first problems I have come across that has me stumped. I am trying to print a good amount of components onto my GUI ...
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is it possible to use c# GUI toolbox in an XNA app?

I need both reach GUI features of c# toolboxes and fast rendering features of XNA, is there any way to merge these two into one app? or is there any other way? for example some equivalent to c# ...
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Best approach for Event driven UI

Had an idea for a modification to a game, however the core functionality heavily involves UI, and the API for the mod is event based. The player will have there own custom data object, so I know one ...
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Is it worth taking the time and making a game scripting engine instead of directly coding?

I don't know exactly everything there is to game programming and I forget things so I like to write libraries that are easy to use so I can use the thing that's hard to do such as file serialization. ...
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What in-game user interfaces are available? [closed]

I'm wondering what options are available for in-game interface libraries (not OS-level interfaces) and what are your opinions about them? Please put only one library per answer and follow this ...
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Deciding when to switch focus between UI elements

I've been coding a simple logic game recently and there is a UI decision that has been bothering me. Since certain blocks of logic are going to be used across many levels (e.g. logic to reverse the ...
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Font outline in OpenGL, FTGL

I'm using FTGL library to render fonts in my game, but I have completely no idea how to create an outline around text. Achieving a shadow could be easy, because I can simply do it like this: (pseudo ...
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Is jButton in Java suitable for a Game GUI?

Recently I have encountered the issue of trying to add a GUI into my game using Swing. The game will randomly & infrequently flash the jButton or Swing component when I add it to my jFrame. I'm ...
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Informing GUI objects about screen size - Designing

I have a problem with designing classes for my game which I create. In my app, there is: class CGame which contains all the information about game itself, e.g. screen width, screen height, etc. In ...
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Clutter for game GUI

I'm pretty new to game development, having only written a simple 3d game for a class project, but I'd like to get started on a bigger project. I'm writing an MMORPG to run in both the browser (WebGL) ...
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Animation Trouble with Java Swing Timer - Also, JFrame Will Not Exit_On_Close [closed]

So, I am using a Java Swing Timer because putting the animation code in a run() method of a Thread subclass caused an insane amount of flickering that is really a terrible experience for any video ...
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Application toolkits like QT versus traditional game/multimedia libraries like SFML

I currently intend to use SFML for my next game project. I'll need a substantial GUI though (RPG/strategy-type) so I'll either have to implement my own or try to find an appropriate third party ...