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

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Detecting mouse clicks in Unity UI Beta

I want my game script to detect mouse clicks everywhere on my screen, except one corner where I have a pair of buttons to control the sound and will be handled separately. To help identify this ...
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GUIText size on 4:3 and 16:9 is different

I have a text (guiText) on the screen. It shows correctly when viewed on 16:9 resolution. But it scales up when viewed on 4:3 (e.g iPhone4). I am using following ObjectLabel script to place it on ...
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How to lock and unlock game levels? [closed]

In my level menu (I'm using libGDX), I would like to lock and unlock game levels. The idea is that after finishing the previous level, the player is allowed to tackle the next one. Can someone point ...
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Libgdx stage rendering issues

I'm using scene2d for the first time, and I can't get anything to draw EXCEPT the stage ui. Say I have my ui on top of my game screen: uiStage.act(): batch.begin(); gameSprite.draw(batch); //does not ...
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SharpDX/D3D: How to implement and draw fonts/text

I am playing with SharpDX (Direct3D for .NET) without using "Toolkit", already finished with basic rendering 3D models. But now i am wondering how to program/create fonts for game (2D), or how to ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...
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How to show a float with no decimals [closed]

I want to show the current health and stamina of the player using GUI.Label. All is working fine however it shows the values with decimals to the millionth (example: ...
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How to display a GUI Texture for a certain amount of time

Is it possible to make a gui Texture display for a certain amount of Time.
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Change the object when the object is clicked [duplicate]

In the above image, there are different icons for New, Open, Save, Save As and alternative images for when you click the icon. I have placed these images onto game objects. In the above menu when I ...
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Should I use XNA or Unity to build a video game? [closed]

My friend and I are planning to make a video game (like Slender) where the character is stuck in a building, when lightning strikes, and the lights go out and your objective is to find the back-up ...
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SDL Surface clipping mask

I am creating a GUI for my game, so I use some buttons like . So you can see it is only text surrounded by a rectangle. But I currently use a huge png image with all the buttons I need arranged as I ...
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How to match font size with screen resolution?

So I'm working on a game using LibGDX, and I have a problem. To make my game fit most resolutions, I created a base asset for each aspect ratio, for example, a main menu background image, I made it ...
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How can I prevent clicks from going through a GUI.Box?

I have a GUI.Box that I slide in from the side of the screen. How can I prevent mouse interaction from going to any objects under it (another GUI.Button for instance, or for that matter an ...
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hide and show many guiTexture

in the 1 scene there are many guiTexture. So how to write this code ? public class guiTanya : MonoBehaviour { public GUITexture guiA, guiB, guiC, guiD, guiE, guiF; void onMouseDown() { //if i press ...
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SDL2 window as child of Win32 GUI

I'm building an editor. Is it possible to create a child window of SDL2 within a Win32 gui? (The most obvious page from SDLTutorials works for earlier versions of SDL)
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Hide part of the GUITexture in Unity

I have a Health Bar in my Unity game and it's implemented as a GUITexture with gradient image from red to green. Now I can reduce it's width from max width to 0, but is still scaled gradient. ...
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Entity/Component System and UI “Entities”

I'm still green to entity/component systems. I find that since I have useful components for drawing sprites (or spritesheets) and handling input (mouse/touch clicks), I naturally want to reuse these ...
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Should I render all of my HUD views to a single SurfaceView?

I'm using a SurfaceView and canvas to implement a game HUD, title screens etc., by overlaying standard Android view widgets over my SurfaceView. This works reasonably well and maintains an acceptable ...
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Why is my Snake' tail rendering the wrong sprite? [closed]

I am making a snake game in Unity. The game is simple, using Texture2D to display the head, tail and body parts. I am stuck with this problem: I stored 4 textures (each one for one of the four ...
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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 ...