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

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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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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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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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How to get Unity's 4.6 UI images to layer over each other perfectly?

I've been noticing that if I have two images, lets say squares. I have A as the parent of triangle B. Triangle A and B both have their offsets at their anchors, which are on the 4 corners of it's "...
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Stop Unity UI Buttons from being clicked when a Facebook Window is overlayed

Having an odd issue. When I play with the Facebook SDK for Unity, and the Windows popup like the login window or the Friend Selector window, if I use the mouse to click in the window I end up clicking ...
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Blocking Physics Raycasts with Unity's 4.6 UI?

I use raycasts to determine hit objects and object selection in our game. I want these to be blocked by UI elements. Before I had a crude form of that where I just excluded rects of the screen, though ...
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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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Good GUI for OpenGL [closed]

I am starting to learn OpenGL with FreeGLUT using the Superbible and the knowledge i have from my elementary graphics to brush up on my skills. To get more from this experience i want to integrate a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 corner,...
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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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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: http://gfycat.com/...
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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 ...