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

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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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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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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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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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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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Graphical Interface Design

I have the following problem: Although I know some of color theory, and the interface design ideals (about how it must be usable, and etc...), my interfaces are REALLY ugly. fugly, eye bleed material, ...
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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 do you approach resolution independence in raster based graphics content?

Those games that are not fortunate enough to run on a locked platform spec, like handhelds, need to run across various resolution formats and aspect ratios. In a 3D game you might have a HUD or menu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Should Game Gui APIs use themes?

I'm making a GUI API (in C++) for games which uses Allegro 5 as a backend. I looked at how GuiChan works and noticed that they intend for the user to override the paint event and do all the drawing ...
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2D game engine for UI - suggestion needed

I am planning on making a simple real-time strategy game from the series Stargate Universe. For those who don't know, in the series' center is a spaceship called Destiny. It has a nice control room, ...
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Runtime Storage vs Static Storage

Runtime Storage (hardcoded) vs Static Storage (file storage) (original question) I extended my engines GUI from procedural style to object orientated style, but I still have to create ...
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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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What C++ GUI library can you suggest? [closed]

I'm building my own game engine in C++ and I'm currently deciding on what user interface I should use. Should I use a library? Should I make my own?
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Gui Implementation techniques

I've been working with a few game oriented gui libraries trying to find a good fit. More specifically, a GUI that will work on Windows,Linux,iPhone, and Android with minimal special code. In my ...
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What is the name for the little numbers that appear over characters' heads when they lose health?

...you know the ones. Something like "value overlays" or "value pop-ups" describes them quite well, but I was thinking they might have a real name?
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Defining GUI control event responses using Lua in C++

I'm using Irrlicht(C++) for a 3D engine, and it has a built in GUI system. The GUI events are something like this: switch(eventtype) case button_pressed:     stuff case ...
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Can a standalone WPF application create an interface that looks like a Flash interface?

It seems like WPF was created as the application answer to Adobe's Flash. Silverlight is used for creating web pages. But, can that same functionality be pulled into a standalone WPF application. ...
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What is the best way to make a main menu system?

I know that's it's easy to make buttons that highlight when you move your mouse over them, but when it comes to sub-menus I'm kinda stuck. Anyone got some tips on the best way to have a main menu with ...
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UI design examples? [closed]

I am not asking the theory of UI design, or how to do one, I am asking for examples and resources, like... How to draw this fiddly stuff, or how to code another circular thing, or a gallery of game ...
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GUI Elements - How to go about them?

Note: I plan on making my own GUI system. It will be good for learning, lightweight, only have bits I need, ties in with the game, etc. I was thinking about how to do it. The elements I mean are: ...
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Coordinate system handling for 2D UI

Following on from the aspect ratios question, I'm interested to hear what other people are using when working on 2D UI systems (most likely their own home-grown solutions). Specifically, how do you ...