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

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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 ...
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Revamping my GUI to be more efficient and less brute

I am building a Java game from scratch right now. So far, it runs fine, but the issue is with my GUI and how it works. Basically, it's a tile-based game. Each time the person moves a different image ...
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Console-type interface in game

I am currently programming a very simple 2d game in C# with XNA. I was wondering how to implement a console-type interface in a game or graphical software like there is in Skyrim or Counter-strike or ...
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Framework to implement an in game gui editor [closed]

I need to do an in game gui editor. The game engine has his own widgets elements and I don't want a gui library that substitute it. The most difficult task is the implementation of the functionality ...
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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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Can't remove JPanel from JFrame while adding new class into it

Basically, I have my Frame class, which instantiates all the properties for the JFrame, and draws a JLabel with an image (my title screen). Then I made a separate JPanel with a start button on it, and ...
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What is the best way to make UI for an Isometric game in java [closed]

What do you think is the best way to make UI for an isometric game.. I dont have much experience in UI so im not sure where to start. I need something the mouse can interact with and that works good ...
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Keeping crosshairs & GUI onscreen - SFML

I read this question, but didn't understand the implementation suggestions with SFML on C#. For example, right now I'm just trying to make sure that the mouse crosshairs stay onscreen constantly. I ...
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Slick & NiftyGUI. Nifty initialize exception

I found my self into trouble when trying to run a Slick game with a Nifty Game State. This is the code: @Override protected void initGameAndGUI(GameContainer container, StateBasedGame game) ...
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Using Nifty GUI with Slick2D

As seen here NiftyGUI has it's own GameState classes, I want to know if for adding UI to one state of my game I need to make that state NiftyOverlayGameState or still a BasicGameState but to add a ...
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How to highlight non-rectangular hotspots?

So my question is highly related to Creating non-rectangular hotspots and detecting clicks. Yet again, I've irregular hot-spots (think the game Risk). So basically, we can detect clicks on these ...
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Can't use the hardware scissor any more, should I use the stencil buffer or manually clip sprites?

I wrote a simple UI system for my game. There is a clip flag on my widgets that you can use to tell a widget to clip any children that try to draw outside their parent's box (for scrollboxes for ...
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How should I connect objects when using the MVC paradigm?

This has been confusing me for the past week as I am trying to make my first actual game. It's only my 2nd year learning Java so I am really trying to learn how to program like a professional ...
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Unity3D GUI - what exactly it does when create controls and check their statuses?

On unity3d website in the manual on this page: http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/Components/gui-Controls.html I found an example of "GUI.changed" function usage(below). And it looks like it ...
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way to implement a menu -pratical

i do my first game and already read alot about design strategie, programming style, design .. and so on theoretically it works perfect but in practice i dont know if i do thinks "right" i have three ...
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How to adjust GUI to screen resolution ?

I've created a GUI for my XNA game and now I'm stuck with a problem. My GUI element positions are designed for a max resolution of 1920x1080, and if I try changing it to 640x480 they disappear from ...
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Java ~ RPG Game Qs: Music, Inventory, Inv Checker, Array of Weapon List and Calculations [closed]

I am here again to ask how to implement these things on my rpg game...but before that, have you ever heard of the game engine called Legendary Tales? It is like Inform but there is a better GUI and ...
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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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Developing user interface [closed]

i am beginner in graphic development and have no experience with it, i only developed always with standard win controls. Now i want to create interface in c# for my sports management simulation game, ...
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Resizing a dynamically resizable widget with a fixed aspect ratio?

I've been trying to figure this out for hours. It is a bit tricky to explain but I'll try to explain it. I'm making a game where I have a Window with 3 panels in it. The 3 panels must always be ...
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Resources on GUI library API design? [closed]

I've tackled this topic maybe a dozen of times, but each time I write a GUI library, at some point I look at it and see that it's badly designed (from a programmers point of view). I've looked through ...
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GUI.Button inside GUI.Window not responding

I am trying to do some GUI work with unity but am having some issues. I call a window with this code: fortuneRect = GUI.Window(0, fortuneRect, fortuneWindow, "Your future"); and inside the window ...
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In tools development, what languages and technologies are currently in use?

I am an aspiring tools developer currently in university. Normally I use both C++ and C# to and from but as my time at university is coming to an end, what language and technologies are worth focusing ...
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A good model for a GUI system? [closed]

Not necessarily a question of deep thought, but more of to ask opinions of what people think about my GUI system. Currently I have an abstract class "Control" which is used for GUI elements (Labels, ...
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Unity GUITexture or GUIText not showing up

Currently I've got a little 2.5D platformer with the camera tracking the player. Now when I go to insert a GUITexture or GUIText game object into the scene, it comes up absolutely fine in the Editor ...
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Nifty popup fails to register

I'm new to Nifty GUI, so I'm following a tutorial here for making popups. For now, I'm just trying to get a very basic "test" popup to show, but I get multiple errors and none of them make much sense. ...
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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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Interfaces 101: Making it Pretty

I've made a few games which I've actually released into the wild. There's one particular issue I run into over and over, and that's the issue of the interface/theme of the game. How can you make ...
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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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Anyone have a game UI recommendation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What C++ GUI library can you suggest? I am creating a simple 2 dimensional GUI for an RPG game. It will be pretty simple and will contain a few windows a chat box. Does ...
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Can an iOS application have an explicit quit button?

I've heard a rumor that you cannot have an explicit quit button on your app when it goes to the Apple App Store, can anyone verify this? It seems that most applications do not have one, and there is ...
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What standards should designers/artists follow when giving UI assets to coders?

How do you or your company require designers to deliver their assets to coders? Do they deliver a PSD? A series of 24-bit PNGs? If you are a coder, what would you include in a best-practice ...
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how to keep a GUI on-screen without moving or resizing it according to camera movement

Hey i'm trying to make a GUI lib with SFML, and everything's done except one problem: Making the Interface stay still even when the camera moves or zooms in/out. This would be easy to fix if zooming ...
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In a GUI, should input be handled when the button is pressed or released?

In the menu system for our game (selecting levels, options, etc.), the player presses the a button on the gamepad to go to the next screen. I coded the menu system to wait until the button is released ...
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What C++ containers should I use for my UI elements?

I am writing some UI stuff for my games in C++. Basically its a very common problem, but I dont know the best answer yet. Suppose inside my UI Library I have a view class which renders 2D/3D scene. ...
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In esenthel engine how can I remove some object from Gui class?

I know many people in this site may not know esenthel engine at all and my question may be better answered at engine forum but I'm putting it here to share the name of a real easy to code gameengine ...
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how can i make GUI that used to be in the old dos games but without the old look in openGL

I want to build simple OpenGL application that mustily are GUI based to collect from user input and to the user can push buttons . now i saw allot of GUI frameworks that offer GUI to openGL . but ...
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Is it possible to overlay EditText box on a GLSurfaceView on Android?

I am trying to add a "PlayerName" box on top of a opengl menu background, is this possible? I've tried various layouts, but they don't seem to allow an EditText box to appear on top What is the ...
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Have a while loops but inputs depend on events fired, what are some ways on getting the input?

I think I'm at a conundrum here, I've creating a matching game in C# winforms. And I'm 90% done, the only thing left is the game loop. The matching games consits of two multidimensional arrrays which ...
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Looking for a GUI library for OpenGL, or tips for my own (MetroUI)

I am making an OpenGL graphics accelerated FPS, and I need to find a library to handle GUI correctly. My current GUI handler just wont do! Yes, as in the title says, the UI of the game is Metro ...
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Creating a checker board in C# winform

I am using the PictureBox class to create a checkerboard, and it not really working all that well. I've created the loop: PictureBox[,] squares = new PictureBox[10,10]; for (int i = 0; i < ...
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What to think about when designing a simple GUI for a quiz game

I am coming close to finish my first iPhone game ever, as a matter of fact also my first programming experience ever, which is a quiz game. I have all the functionality i want and is currently ...
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What are the pros and cons of non-unique display names?

I know of at least big title game (Starcraft II) that doesn't require unique display names, so it would seem like it can work in at least some circumstance. Under what situations does allowing ...
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zoom to cursor calculation

I want to be able to zoom in and out of the map using the scroll wheel. I want to zoom towards the cursor like google maps does but I'm completely lost on how to calculate the movements. so far, all ...
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Resources on expected behaviour when manipulating 3D objects with the mouse

In my animation editor, I have a 3D gizmo that sits on the origin of a bone; the user drags the mesh around to rotate the bone. I've found that translating the 2D movements of the mouse into sensible ...
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GUI for DirectX

I'm looking for a GUI library built on top of DirectX- preferably 9, but I can also do 11. I've looked at stuff like DXUT, but it's way too much for me- I'm only needing some UI controls which I would ...
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Separating physics and game logic from UI code

I'm working on a simple block-based puzzle game. The game play consists pretty much of moving blocks around in the game area, so it's a trivial physics simulation. My implementation, however, is in ...
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Unused frame(window) management

I'm rewriting my game now using software designing patterns and want to do the code, most correct I can. While implementing MVC(Model View Controller) I got a question which I would like to discuss or ...
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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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Creating non-rectangular hotspots and detecting clicks

Say for a game with irregular hotspots (say Risk, or a strategy game like Paradox's Hearts of Iron or Crusader Kings), how do you Define a non-rectangular hotspot of irregular shape (much like a ...