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

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How to implement a GUI in a JPanel

I have a game that I am programming in Java from scratch for fun. And I have run into the problem where I want an Inventory system to pop up when you press the 'I' button or something (i know how to ...
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How can I create a button with an image in libGDX?

I am new to LibGDX. I am trying to develop a game for Android (so it will support different screen sizes), but I don't know how to put a button with an image. I tried ImageButton but I can't resize ...
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Going from WPF to Unity3D, how to implement the MVVM-pattern?

I've been working with MVVM in WPF for a long time and I'm now trying out Unity3D for a GUI-driven application. Can I work with view models and bind them to properties in GUI-components? I guess the ...
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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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LibGDX MainMenu with ScrollPane - Select Level and press Play

In my level Menu, I am using tables that have images and text to identify each game level. Those tables are in a table that is inside a ScrollPane so the player can browse the levels available. Here ...
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Draw GUI.Button on certain position on a scrollable background

Problem is in a 2D game I have a large background around 2 screens wide. And on there I got 4 buttons placed on top of background all over complete width. Now when I swipe of move my mouse around I ...
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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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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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What would cause my script generated buttons and text to show in Unity and not on my phone?

I am using Unity 5 and the built in GUI tools. My static GUI shows up just fine which makes me think it's not a text/font issue or some such. Again, it all looks good in the Unity editor when I hit ...
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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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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 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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Unity - UI Mobile - Script Generated buttons/text not seen?

I'm trying to generate some buttons and text dynamically with Unity 5.0 All of my code seems proper. It looks great when I play it in the editor. Everything is generated and placed and sized as I want ...
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Rich Text on InputField breaks Content Size Fitter functionality. Need some help

I'm currently using the input field as a way to make normal(ish) text in Unity. Refer to this question for more detail: How do I go about making a text box that allows for highlight-able and copyable ...
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How do I go about making a text box that allows for highlight-able and copyable text in the new UI?

I'm trying to make a simple chat system for our games lobby, however I am having issues making a text box that allows for text-highlighting. The Text component does not have interactible text, and the ...
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Can the GUI be used to create game objects?

I want to be able to position 10 various game objects (sprites) within the area of the screen which will be dynamically sized accordingly to the screen size of the device. The area in which I want to ...
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Custom Editor - keep default look but add more

What I would like to know is if there is a easy way using OnInspectorGUI, to replace the inspector with one that includes just one or two additional fields (so that it looks identical to the ...
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why the camera didn't capture gui position properly?

I make an GUI.DrawTexture and it's draggable, i want to make my GUI detect 3d object when i drag it to its position. The method works properly with guiTexture, but when i used it for GUI.drawable 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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Legacy GUI - run OnGUI only once

I remember something about onGui being able to be run multiple times per frame, and I also seem to recall that you can check 'which state' the onGUI is being run in, so that you can do all of the ...
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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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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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Communication in a simple GUI (C++ / SDL2)

I've spent a few months now working on a fairly simply 2D game engine with SDL and C++. I'm now trying to develop a simple but well-featured GUI suitable for most games. Right now I'm really ...
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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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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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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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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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Unity5 UI - How to trigger button click event while preventing menu item deselect event?

So I've got a load menu using Unity's new UI system, basically just a list of save games you can select with a mouse click along with a couple of buttons at the bottom to delete or load the selected ...
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Unity new UI - Dynamically change the functions called by GUI elements

Looking to dynamically change the value in the button OnClick and slider On Value Changed . If I had to guess on how this was done, get a reference to the button/gui element. Next get the Button ...
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UI mockups to the code

My UI designer has made a lovely photoshop PSD of the UI and everything pretty. The biggest problem I'm having is converting some of the more elegant fonts used into something renderable in-game. Is ...
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Unity Buttons and selecting Objects

I'm making a tower Defence Game. and my buttons are working fine... Until i select and unselect a tower. what I've worked out, is that after I've selected a tower the follow section of code sets my ...
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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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Recreating iPhone Home Screen in Unity

I am trying to recreate a UI menu that has functionality similar to the iPhone's home screen: If a user drags anywhere on the menu (including on a button), it should drag the whole page left/right ...
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Particle system ONGui()

I have some scripts which uses OnGUI() method and they are attached to my GameMenu object. I need to play a particle system on the scene while the GUI scripts are active. When I do that I cant see the ...
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Unity UI square that fills width OR height

I'm trying to create a board with this requirements: It SHALL be square. It SHALL fit available width OR height. It SHALL be centered in the canvas. It MAY be wrapped into as many additional ...
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player sprite hidden after using a stage (scene2d library)

What i'am doing is showing a tiledmap on the full screen , and it works fine. The character moves perfectly and the camera too. What i want is : Showing some text or imageButton over the map like ...
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Scaling buttons in LibGDX

I'm trying to make a usable GUI for a Android game using LibGDX. But I'm having big trouble getting the fonts and buttons to a usable size. Scaling fonts work, but the results are not very pretty. ...
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LibGDX problems when switching screens and disposing: AL lib: (EE) alc_cleanup: 1 device not closed [closed]

I have to classes which implements the Screen interface. I'm trying to switch between these screens. I'm able to switch one time, but when trying to switch back, I receive the error: AL lib: (EE) ...
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How to handle game widget destruction as a result of an event?

I have a simple hierarchy of containers and widgets like buttons, line edits and labels. Every node in this hierarchy is a Widget, specialized with a subclass to make custom behaviors for each type of ...
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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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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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LibGDX: Scrollpane won't scroll to bottom after adding children to contained table

To my game I want to add a gui element that displays text and textButtons whenever something is happening or it wants you to make a decission (an answer while talking to a person for example). To keep ...
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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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Unity Canvas blocking objects in Editor

I think I am missing something really basic here..., I'm creating a 2D game in unity, and the UI Canvas (with the setting "Screen Space - Overlay") is blocking exactly a quarter of my workspace. I can ...
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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 ...