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

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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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NGUI Texture Background Font of Sprite

I am new to Game Development and using NGUI plugin free version. There are few sprite images in my game. I made them prefab and instantiated at runtime. then I created NGUI Texture and Made it ...
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Simple heart container script for 2D game (Unity)?

I'm attempting to create a simple mobile game (C#) that involves a simple three-heart life system. After searching for hours online, many of the solutions use OnGUI (which is apparently horrible for ...
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How do I create a message box that fires a callback on button press?

I need to create a message box with an "OK"-button. When the user touches the button, it should execute a callback. I'm new to this and couldn't find any articles in the docs.
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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 ...
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How do mobile games create simple UI components?

How are simple UI inputs typically handled in 2D mobile games? For example, text input boxes and keyboards. It seems that many game engines do always have simple UI components. There are obvious ...
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How to adjust GUI to screen resolution ?

I've created a GUI for my XNA game and now I'm stuck with a problem. My GUI element positions are designed for a max resolution of 1920x1080, and if I try changing it to 640x480 they disappear from ...
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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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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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How do I prevent dynamic GUI elements from overlapping in Unity?

I'm working on a birds-eye-view for our Unity3D game world, where each point of interest has a label hovering above it. The problem is that sometimes they overlap, although there is more than enough ...
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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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How do I lerp text color over time?

On my quest to understand Unity in a zero to hero sort of manner, I've run into a new problem I can't seem to really solve. From computer science I know that updating GUI on the same thread as ...
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What are the steps to instantiate a button in Unity?

Given a Canvas test_canvas containing a Button test_button and an empty GameObject that manages instantiation and scripts and the like called test_manager, what are the steps to instantiate this ...
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Migrate from NGUI to Unity UI

I used NGUI 2 and NGUI 3 for our UI. Now want to upgrade to Unity 4.6 and migrate all NGUI to Unity UI. Is there any tools? What's the best practice?
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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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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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Slick2D and Nifty GUI

I am currently trying to combine both slick2d and nifty to work together. I've had some amount of success - I can now actually run my test and it won't crash. As far as I can tell, it will also ...
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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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AAA quality game UI kit [closed]

I have often come across many websites which provide free/ paid PSD layouts of website UIs for use by web/ graphics developers. Are there any such sites where one can find PSD layouts of UI kits for ...
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Can threads be used to run resource consuming methods without -ever- freezing UI?

Until recently I was sure that running expensive operations in threads can prevent UI freezing, but now I'm not. Is it not guaranteed that a threaded operation will not hog the main thread's ...
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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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How to get which gameobject the mouse is over in Unity?

So I'm working on a simple drag-n-drop based trading card game for my own amusement. There is a card inspector included. What I want to achieve is to change values in the inspector (which has its ...
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How does one structure a Player GUI

I am using Java and the Slick2D library. I've been testing around with ways to develop a Player Graphical User Interface (GUI) (to show armour, items picked up, weapons equipped, etc). The one ...
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Why is my canvas being rendered underneath everything?

I'm currently trying to implement a UI that will overlay a scene and follow a scene's main camera, but I'm running into some issues. When I set canvas's mode to Screen Space - Camera, the Z position ...
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Unity - Hide GameObject that is behind UI

I have the following example: How can I prevent the part of the sprite that is highlighted in red and is behind the UI from being displayed on the camera, but having the background image still ...
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Ball can double jump in Jumper Game

I wrote a game that has a ball which can only jump (like in most jumper games) to avoid incoming obstacles (only, I haven't integrated the obstacles part yet). Right now, it's just a ball that can ...
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How to implement own UI widget in libGDX?

I want to implement my own widget, here is an image: what I want to get. Instead of numbers there will be some names, but I think it doesn't matter. I'm pretty new in libGDX, so could you please ...
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How to make nifty gui textfield to use a larger font

Hi I have a text field on my screen but its tiny: <panel height="13%" width="100%" childLayout="vertical"> <text id="label1" height="50%" font="Interface/Fonts/MinionPro.fnt" ...
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Unity 5 C# - onClick.AddListener in a foreach loop using lambda expressions

I'm trying to dynamically create Unity 5 UI buttons that each set a global variable decision_id to a different value when clicked. The problem I'm having with this implementation is that they all ...
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How to detect mouse over for UI image in Unity 5?

I have an image that I have setup to move around and zoom in and out from. The trouble is the zoom can be done from anywhere in the scene, but I only want it to zoom when the mouse is hovering over ...
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Can't see instantiated UI element

I'm trying to create a level editor for a 2D game and I wanted to instantiate radio buttons, the backgrounds and numbers of which are determined by the tilesheet I load. I'm sure I'm doing something ...
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LibGdx TextButtonStyle Offset not working correctly

I'm intending to give an animation to the TextButton by giving the pressedOffsetX and pressedOffsetY values: TextButtonStyle buttonStyle = new TextButtonStyle(); buttonStyle.font = font25; ...
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Adding a function call to a prefabbed button in Unity

For each of my scenes, I have an empty GameObject _Manager that stores my scripts for setting up the level, keeping track of variables, etc. On my main screen, I have a play button that isn't ...
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Unity Make sprite visible only to shaders

I have made a shader for my UI buttons, the sprites should be black and white, so they can be used as a mask when blending. They should allow for the image behind them to pass through the whiter ...
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Efficient UI for RTS units

I was wondering how I should approach the runtime changes on the game UI when selecting different types of units in a RTS. For example, in Starcraft, each unit type has its own portrait, attributes, ...
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Spawning moving text make it disappear overtime

I am trying to display a text when I click the letter 'R'. When the text appears, it should slowly slide down on the y axis only, slowly disappear over 4 seconds and get disabled. I am not able to ...
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How to show a popup with text when a game object is selected?

We're building an FPS game where you walk around a 3D environment and walk up to objects, click, and then a GUI message pops up. Basically, I've got a character, walking around in 3D space, and is ...
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How do I access my existing script from a different script attached to a different gameobject?

I have my health(script) component on my player gameobject that gets boosted whenever we tap on that gameobject. However, I want to add a separate Gui texture button gameobject and tap on that to ...
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How do I create a simple clickable button?

I've tried to attach this function to the play button. public void Play () { Application.LoadLevel("Scene1"); } I've created an empty Game Object and attached my script to it. But when I go to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Libgdx actor bounds are wrong

The Actor's boundaries are not centered at the ButtonText but I used the setBounds() method. The higher the Y position is, the less centered is the boundary. The weird thing is that i only created ...
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string on GUI.Button not showned

I am sure that inventoryItem.Name contains "Wood" cause i see it when i add a breakpoint. Still i get nothing in the game. Just empty buttons. void DrawInventoryContent (int id) { ...
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Unity3D GUILayout Window Wont Show Components

I am fairly new to Unity, but picking things up quick. This is actually one of the first problems I have come across that has me stumped. I am trying to print a good amount of components onto my GUI ...
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Buffer System For Items

I am going to reference this image of what I want to accomplish in JavaScript. This is the Diablo buffer system. This question may be a bit advanced (or possibly not even allowed). But I was ...