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

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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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Rendering a dynamically sized box

So in games where there are textboxes with different sizes appearing, how does one actually render them efficiently? Games like Final Fantasy IX have dynamically sized speechbubbles for example, each ...
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Swing GUI for games (performance) [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 Render Texture Artifacting

I'm having weird black artifacts appear on my render textures when they are transformed while the game is running. I am using a ScrollRect as a scrolling container for buttons (the buttons are just ...
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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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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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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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XNA GUI: Creating a 'scroll pane' widget

I'm trying to create a simple GUI system and am currently stuck on how to implement a textarea with a scrollbar. In other words, the text is too large to fit into the view area. I want to learn how to ...
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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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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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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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Optimise Gear-VR text rendering with Unity

I have a problem with my text being always kind of broken, so there are just some parts of the text visible (parts of letters) and the text flickers a lot. At the moment I have this text 2D-UI text ...
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Why are these unity UI buttons only responding to the top half?

I'm instantiating UI objects with buttons on them into a scrollrect. For some reason, all of the buttons will ignore their bottom half with the exception of the last prefab instantiated. Below is a ...
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Why are parts of this Unity scrollrect not being bound to the mask?

I'm setting up a system for people to load up extra levels. Since I don't know how many levels are going to be loaded I have a UI prefab that gets added to the main Level Load UI. However, the Text ...
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In My Direct2D Gui System, Is It Safe To Use A Bitmap Render Target Per Gui Element?

I am trying to implement a relatively simple GUI system for use in a few simple games. In this system, all Gui elements extend BaseControl. BaseControl has an update and draw method, as well as ...
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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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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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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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How do I animate Unity GUIComponents?

I want to transform my GUIWindow from the bottom of the screen to the middle whenever the user presses a button. How can I do this?
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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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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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What is a GUI element with a filling-up rectangle shape called?

After every game of StarCraft 1, the statistics screen shows up. The part I like on this screen is the points counter. It starts from zero and then it counts up to the points you have achieved, with a ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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how to handle interactive choice in the middle of the game loop?

I am programming a turn-based game, 2D tile-based, overhead view. I have an update function and a render function running in separate threads. When it's the player's turn, the player can e.g. ...
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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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How do I refer to the object that called a function?

I have a large number of buttons instantiated from a prefab using a loop, as follows: public void LayoutButtons() { GameObject newCanvas = Instantiate (canvas) as GameObject; for ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create guides to off-screen objects?

I've played Metroid Blast on Wii U, and would like to build one of its features in a three.js game. The feature is: if an opponent is out of view, a guide is displayed showing the direction of the ...
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How can I once run For Loop in void OnGUI?

I want once run GUI on screen same Initialization a number. I try say my think In easiest way then please payattention to this code: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class ...
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AntTweakBar doesn't register SFML mouse events

I'm trying to add GUI for easier level editing in our game engine. We're using SFML for all the basic stuff (window management, input events etc). I've chosen AntTweakBar because it is a well known ...
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Continous repeatable object/image moving horizontally unity3d

I want to move objects on the screen horizontally. And the user has to pop the object by touching it. When user touch it, it gets destroyed and new object comes randomly. For experimenting, I used ...