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

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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 ...
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How to implement SDL Button/Menu GUI with callbacks?

I have been reading Bjarne Stroustrup's Programming Principles and Practice Using C++ for a while now and am nearing the end of the book. I have to tried to make a very simple game using the SDL ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to skin Qt 4.5 such that it has a 'game-like' interface?

Is it possible to skin Qt 4.5 such that it looks less like an application framework but more of a game? I guess this probably means replacing the canvas, the title-bar and the artwork of the various ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Changing color of UI Text in Unity into custom values

There are a few objects in the scene as well as a title. I want the title to change its text and color based on the object that is mouse-overed. The script below is added to each object that is ...
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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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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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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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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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How to add text box in slick2d?

I wanted to let the player rename the character of my game. So I thought that making a text box and when he clicks the ok button, the text inside the text box will make it to a string and render it on ...
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What's the recommended way of doing a HUD for an android game?

Basically the question is in the title. I'm creating a RTS game and I will need buttons like attack move / attack ground, etc. I am not using any engine. When people do games in OpenGL for android ...
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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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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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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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Displaying scores in tutorial projects - GUI and UI

I've just started learning to use unity by working through the tutorial projects but in both roll-a-ball and space shooter I've hit dead ends in the text lessons. The lessons tell you to simply add a ...
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Button stays highlighted after being clicked - Unity3D 4.6 GUI

Sometimes, after clicking a button created by unity's new UI Button, the button stays in its highlight state. Note that Button script has Color Tint set as it's Transition property and the ...
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How to detect that user has touched UI canvas in Unity 4.6?

In my 2d game I have a HUD with some buttons on it. To make it I am using new UI system, which was presented in Unity 4.6. When user is touching button, I am running method, which was declared in ...
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How to make sure that all the UI elements were the same size on all screens in new Unity 4.6 UI system

I have made a HUD for my 2d mobile game with the help of the new UI system, that was introduced in Unity 4.6. But when I am trying to play game in Unity editor, the UI elements have normal size, but ...
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How can I create a button with an image in libGDX?

I am new to LibGDX. I am trying to develop a game for Android (so it will support different screen sizes), but I don't know how to put a button with an image. I tried ImageButton but I can't resize ...
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Generating a particle effect on top of a GUIElement (Unity)

I am working in Unity on a 2D project which is using C#. I have a number of guitextures which are hearts in order to create a sort of life meter. I would like when the player loses a heart for the ...
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Prevent GUI Clickthrough

I'm using NGUI to setup my UI in Unity. Attached to the MainCamera I do have a script to rotate the camera view by clicking and dragging. It does handle mouse events using Input.GetMouseButton(). ...
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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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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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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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Enter Key press event detect from textbox - Unity3D - C#

i am doing a project with Unity3D . in the interface there is a textbox. once user input some text and and press enter key then i want to read the text in text box. so please tell me how to ...
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Events Driven Library XNA C#

Language: C# w/ XNA Framework Relevant and Hopefully Helpful Background Info: I am making a library using the XNA framework for games I make with XNA. The Library has a folder(Namespace) dedication ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Camera.WorldToScreenPoint not working with perspective

transform.position = Camera.main.WorldToScreenPoint( new Vector3( origin.position.x, origin.position.y, origin.position.z ) ); I have this code on a Unity 4.6 UI object. The origin is some transform ...
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Drawing shapes and images in libgdx dialog

I am currently working on a dialog window for my android game using libgdx. This dialog window contains a collection of labels and buttons, but should also contain an image. The image represents the ...
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Unity 4.6: Position jumps when switching Canvas render mode from Overlay to camera in code

In the project I am currently working on I have two sets of main UI: one set that is on the screen at all times for the players use, and the second set which the player can open and look at to gauge ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...