Input is data provided to a game via player interaction (through the mouse, keyboard, gamepad, et cetera).

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Client send rate for network games

As I understand for a client server model, it's common practise to send input to the server and then the server applies the input to update the state of the game. The server then sends updates to ...
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Can not enable IME to capture Chinese characters in SharpDX

Just found that direct integration of IME is blocked in Windows 8, moving on to TSF now. By now, there is lack of Microsoft's Document about TSF, this will be hard. I am using SharpDX and the ...
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LibGdx: How do I combine 2 GestureListener objects from 2 seperate classes into 1 GestureDetector

I'm trying to make 2 separate classes, 1 a VirtualJoystick class and 1 a VirtualButton class. I want to implement a GestureListener class in each, it just seems like good code to do so, but when I go ...
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Why does my object “jump” immediately as the game starts?

I'm having a problem where, when I start my game, my game object (a 3D plane) immediately jumps 300 pixels or so. I suspect this has something to do with my joystick handling code that I've written to ...
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InputManager in Unity

I´m having a rough time trying to figure out a proper way of dealing with key mapping and key bindings in unity. The built-in unity input manager is useless to me since it doesnt support key mapping ...
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fire multiple events in InputListener

I have two Actors on my stage in libgdx and and both have a InputListener. I override the touchDown method and it works fine. My Problem is that when I press my Actor Z and a second later Actor Y only ...
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How to I rotate a triangle by dragging the mouse in libGDX?

More specifically, I have rotation working in a way I don't like as follows: //Draw the triangle using this draw method //batch.draw(texture, x, y, ...
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XNA Framework doesn't recognise controller [closed]

So just a little bit of XNA code: if (this.IsActive && (Keyboard.GetState().GetPressedKeys().Length > 0 || Mouse.GetState().LeftButton == ButtonState.Pressed || ...
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How can I export Blender game logic for controlling actor actions?

How does one export game logic ("Sensors") that Unity references for controlling actions from Blender's "Action Editor" or "Dope Sheet?" I have a Blender model that has game logic sensors that ...
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Input handling with callbacks

I have set up a class for input handling that allows me to create key bindings with different key behaviours such as single press action bindings where the action will only happen once if the key is ...
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Moving the camera as in a first person shooter

I am trying to implement the movement of the camera with the mouse. The result I want to achieve is the same that you get when you move your aim in a first person shooter. Here is the code I wrote, ...
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Merging InputProcessor and GestureDetector

I'm planning to make a simple soccerball app. When I attempt to drag the ball, I use the touchDragged() from InputProcessor to move the ball left or right. Next, while holding before releasing, I use ...
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Translating a terrains position using input in Unity 3D C#

I am trying to make a terrain in Unity move, but im having trouble. Here's the code i have. using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class NewScript : MonoBehaviour { Camera camera; ...
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My ClanLib based Keyboard Manager not working [closed]

I created a simple Keyboard manager to detect whether buttons are currently pressed, or if where pressed in that frame. It seems like it should work, yet it seems to not read anything. Here is my ...
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Why is forward=down mouse orientation commonly called “inverted”?

If you look at 3D games that allow you to control the camera using the mouse--most notably first-person and third-person shooter style games--you'll usually find two specific details: By default, ...
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Unity3D smooth movement with joypad button press

First off, I'm sorry this is such a silly question, but for the life of me I can't seem to get it to work. And I've just spent the last hour trying to do so. All I want to do is have my camera move ...
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Character Movement in 3D games

I'm either not searching correctly or there is really not a lot of material on Character Movement in 3D games. I'm mostly interested in how people usually implement character movement in games like ...
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Unable to detect continuous keypress event in SDL

I am developing a game using SDL, and am unable to do continuous motion for my object when a key is held down. I'm calling SDL_PollEvent() to retrieve all events during a frame, and passing each ...
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Input handling in component based design

I know this question has been asked several times, but I'm still not sure how to implement input handling in a component based engine. The component based design I used was based on T=Machine's blog ...
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Problem with GLFW input

I am using GLFW for the input in my game. I just started learning it and I have encountered a problem. The problem is the input, I have a callback function, where I check for keypresses. I want the ...
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Portable buffered keyboard input for XNA / MonoGame?

As a preliminary solution, I am currently using the Nuclex framework in an C#/XNA game project for buffered keyboard input. Sadly, nuclex relies on SlimDX.Directinput.dll and therefore to my knowledge ...
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Controlling player and camera movement in a 3rd person game with keyboard and mouse

In many action games with a third person view, joystick controls typically map the left joystick for player movement and the right joystick for camera movement (or more precisely camera's direction ...
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Game state and input handling in component-based entity systems

My question is: How can I handle game states in my entity system, without resorting to keeping a stack of game state objects around? So the design of my entity system means that when an entity needs ...
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Help with Windows RawInput

I am having some trouble to receive and interpret mouse movement data from RawInput. Generally mouse input seems to work, I can query mouse buttons and receive updates of mouse movement. The problem ...
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Calibration of a 6 DOF tracking device

Setting: In our facility we have a 3D laboratory with 3 large displays (two edge-to-edge on orthogonal walls, one on the ground, also edge-to-edge). Its primary use-case is exploring 3D virtual ...
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Adjust Keyboard input to match look direction?

A concept I am working on uses W,A,S,D for movement and sometimes the camera will be oriented so that the game is side scrolling, where D is forward (moving right), but other times the camera might be ...
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Key-Binding in XNA

I have been thinking about this issue for a while now and my recent efforts to find an already existing answer have not been successful. I am trying to implement a menu system via which the player ...
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Input and packets handling when using render interpolation

I'm implementing valve's networking model for my simple top down game but I have some design problems and I just can't think of good solutions. The one of the main ideas that there is a render time ...
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What is a suitable input method to use for a 2D platformer on a touch device?

I am creating a 2d platformer game like Super Meat Boy in which precision of movement of my lead character matters. I am using libgdx. The keyboard controls on the PC work precisely, but when it comes ...
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Twin stick shooting with keyboard

In a top down shooting game, what alternatives are there for input if I want the direction of movement to be independent from the direction I'm shooting at? I'd like to avoid shooting with the mouse ...
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Java Translate Key Input [closed]

I decided to randomly start a small OpenGL 2D game, and the problem is, my keyboard input isn't working. There are no errors or anything, however, the little square I've created refuses to move. ...
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If statement causing xna sprites to draw frame by frame

I’m a bit new to XNA but I wanted to write a simple program that would fire a cannon ball from a cannon at a 45 degree angle. It works fine outside of my keyboard i/o if statement, but when I ...
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Input/Output console window in XNA

I am currently making a simple game in XNA but am at a point where testing various aspect gets a bit tricky, especially when you have to wait till you have 1000 score to see if your animation is ...
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How would I handle input with a Game Component?

I am currently having problems from finding my way into the component-oriented XNA design. I read an overview over the general design pattern and googled a lot of XNA examples. However, they seem to ...
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Input Handling and Game loop

So, I intercept the WM_KEYDOWN and other messages. Thing is, my game can't/shouldn't react to these messages just yet, since my game might be currently drawing to the screen or in the middle of ...
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How can I make a C++ countdown timer that doesn't freeze user input? [closed]

I'm planning to use the Sleep() function to implement a countdown timer. But this freezes the input of the user at the same time. Thus I wanted to ask if it is possible to have the countdown still ...
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Fighting Game and input buffering

In fighting game, there is an important thing called input buffering. When your character is doing an action, you can input the next action that will activate as soon as possible (the buffer is 5-10 ...
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How can I make smoother upwards/downwards controls in pygame?

This is a loop I use to interpret key events in a python game. # Event Loop for event in pygame.event.get(): if event.type == QUIT: pygame.quit() sys.exit() if event.type == ...
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Maximum number of controllers Unity3D can handle

I've been trying to find out the maximum amount of xbox controller Unity3D can handle on one editor. I know through networking, Unity is capable of having as many people as your hardware can handle. ...
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Checking for alternate keys with XNA IsKeyDown

I'm working on picking up XNA and this was a confusing point for me. KeyboardState keyState = Keyboard.GetState(); if (keyState.IsKeyDown(Keys.Left) || keyState.IsKeyDown(Keys.A)) { //Do stuff... ...
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Making an interface for input in C - How?

I have a big question. I started to develop a simple 3D engine (or should I call it framework?). I use OpenGL for rendering and it is developed for Windows. It is all written in C. But I don't know, ...
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Inputting cheat codes - hidden keyboard input

Okay, here's what I want to do - when the player is at the main menu, I want them to be able to type in cheat codes. That's the only place I want it to work. I don't want to give them a text box to ...
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Synchronizing input, update and rendering threads

How do you synchronise the input-handling, state-updating and rendering threads? If a sprite position is modified due to input, the wrong position of the sprite might be drawn to the screen if the ...
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Java applet game design no keyboard focus

THIS IS PROBABLY THE WRONG PLACE. POSTED ITHERE (STACKOVERFLOW) I'm making an applet game and it is rendering, the game loop is running, the animations are updating, but the keyboard input is not ...
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Managing the user input

I'm studying a good number of articles about this topic and seems to me that there is just one way to do this: a signal/slot design. I was also looking at some more complex async examples but I don't ...
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Trap mouse in SDL

How can I trap the user's mouse inside my game? It's not a fullscreen game, but I want it so that the user cannot drag the mouse to outside the screen. Do I have to check the coordinates of the mouse ...
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How to handle input for both UI and game

So I originally had my input system set up with only the game part in mind. It listens to keyup/down events, marks the key as pressed/unpressed and then when the next update comes around, it sends ...
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Supporting Multiple Input Devices

I'm currently developing a PC game with the assistance of XNA and I'm integrating keyboard and gamepad control support. Up until now I've only supported gamepad control, and finding an elegant way to ...
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Using two joysticks in Cocos2D

Here is what I am trying to do: With the left joystick the player can steer the figure and with the right joystick it can attack. Problem is that the left joystick seems to get all the input, the ...
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Action button: only true once per press

I'm using SFML2.0 and am trying to make a wrapper class for my controller/joystick. I read all the input data from my controller and send it off to my controllable object. I want to have two types of ...