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

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Libgdx drawing semi-transparent circle on pixmap

I am currently working on an android game using libgdx and would like to add a joystick to its interface. For this I use the built-in touchpad class. Untill now I have used external images for ...
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Animated Energy/Combo Bar (Unity 4.6) [duplicate]

How could I achieve the animated Combo bar effect used in Ski Safari / Ski Safari: Adventure time? Preferably with Unity 4.6 UI. General explanations also welcome! Links to videos showing the wanted ...
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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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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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How can I keep a GUI on-screen without moving/resizing it according to camera motion?

I'm trying to make a GUI library with SFML, and everything's done except for one problem: making the interface stay still even when the camera moves or zooms in and out. This would be easy to fix if ...
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Unity Gui from text file templates

I've been banging my head against a wall this past while over how I might create menu's and menu components in unity from text file. I would normally just build my own extended panel/label classes etc ...
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Is there an alternative to VBOs or deprecated functions to draw many small quads?

I was thinking about how to program a user interface in a 3D game. The problem is, immediate mode (glBegin and glEnd) is deprecated for a long time but I don't think vertex buffer objects (or arrays) ...
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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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Make GuiText responsive

I'm using C# code to make a responsive GuiText. I was abel to make a responsive GuiTexture, but I'm struggling with doing the same for a GuiText. Code for the responsive GuiTexture using ...
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Unity: Built In Scrollable Containers?

Is there a way to get a scrollable container in Unity without purchasing a plugin such as NGUI or TK2D? I want to create a scrollable container of interactive elements that can be clicked on ...
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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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How can I position a sprite in the same spot across different screen sizes?

Taking into account the multitude of screen sizes and resolutions, is there a way I can position a sprite so it's at roughly the same spot on every iOS device? Doesn't matter if you are using ...
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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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GUI Text counter Skips numbers after a few seconds

The counter counts perfectly up until the first bump. After this it starts to add about 4-5 "points" instead of just 1. using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class GameController : ...
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Should I design UI in raster or in vector editing software? [closed]

I am working on a IOS city builder game (more like planet builder) but that's not the case, I was making the buttons in photoshop when something hit me: "if I make raster icons in photoshop, they will ...
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What method is best to display respawn times? [closed]

I'm currently working on multiplayer game and am trying to work out how to display respawn times. I had a few ideas in mind, taking inspiration from other games I've played before. Text Based ...
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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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Scaling a GameObject for a progress bar representation

I am trying to implement a progress bar system for my game. I know that it could be done with Unity's OnGUI and scaling with width of the texture but I don't want it to be a GUI element because in my ...
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Consume input events in Unity 4.6

How do I consume the input events in the new 4.6 unity gui system? If I click on a button for instance I don't want anything else non GUI related that might be listening for mouse input to react to ...
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Spawning a Sphere and trying to move it [closed]

I've been trying to build upon a blog post on Gamasutra http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DarrelCusey/20130221/187128/Unity_Networking_Sample_Using_One_NetworkView.php In this I would like to spawn a ...
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How to make a scrollbar?

I am making my own UI for my game, no libraries used, basic UI with simple controls and I am almost done. Now, let's say I need to display lots of information, controls or items which obviously won't ...
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How do I attach UI data to logic data?

I'm attempting to write an inventory system(C++, doesn't need to be huge), that later on should be able to be drawn in a GUI. In the file structure, I think it would be best to put both information ...
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Responsive GUI with Unity and C# script

I'm working on my character menu for an RPG in Unity. I have my menu set up with different buttons for different categories. All is well, except when I re-size my screen, my layout is sized ...
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How to design a drag and drop inventory system with transition from icons to game objects?

I’m trying to write a simple 2D game in Unity with an inventory where the user can drag and drop different objects on the screen. I need the inventory to contain icons which on drag will become ...
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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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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 ...