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

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Unity3d - c# - changing FPSInputController controls through script

For a game I am making I would like the user to be able to change the controls (in game NOT through the clunky launch window (wich i disabled)) I have the system working but don't know how to change ...
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Given a constant rotation and target point, find position so that point will be in camera center

Given a fixed rotation and a target "center" point, how to I find the position the camera should be in so that that point is the center? LookAt changes the rotation keeping the position constant. ...
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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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Handling input with callback functions

I'm not sure if I understand callback functions completely - they are functions that another function calls? This seems like a powerful tool, especially w/r/t handling input. I've written up this ...
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LWJGL: Camera distance from image plane?

Let me paste some code before I ask the question... public static void createWindow(int[] args) { try { Display.setFullscreen(false); DisplayMode d[] = ...
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Unity joystick input acting strange

After setting up my joystick axes in Unity and sweeping them around I find that the Y-axis jumps to the opposite direction in certain positions. So, when I press up on the joystick, the input will ...
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Detecting a click on a tile

I'm making a simple tile-map system in LWJGL, and I'm trying to figure out how to detect if the mouse is clicking inside of a tile. So far no matter where I click it's always the same tile that is ...
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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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How do I read input from multiple keyboards/mice on one computer?

I want to be able to read inputs from multiple keyboards and still differentiate them. It's for split-screen. I know it's possible, because Serious Sam 3 allows it. Edit : Well a whole lot of my ...
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Getting a pixel of Sprite at the cursor position in Unity

Summary: I've been trying to figure out a way to use simple box colliders as a nice and efficient "first pass" collider. For the "second pass", I want to check that the area clicked has an alpha value ...
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Implementing pausing functionality

I'm working in LWJGL and trying to implement pausing when the user presses the 'P' key. Thus far I have this: boolean gamePaused = false; while(!Display.isCloseRequested()){ ...
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Decoupling rendering pipeline (for UI responsiveness): Multithreading and multiple contexts?

Warning! Wall of text (see <TL;DR> paragraphs below for short version) I have been noticing something in quite many games (most recently in cutting-edge RTS games such as Uber Entertainment's ...
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How can I access LWJGL's Keyboard from a thread other than the graphics thread?

I'm loving LWJGL, but have been running into a number of odd problems with it. Most of it seems to deal with the fact that OpenGL is a state-machine and was only ever meant to be accessed from a ...
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Change pointerDrag target during a drag

In Unity, I am trying to change which GameObject is receiving drag messages from my EventSystem's StandaloneTouchInputModule. E.g., while I'm dragging one object, a script reassigns who is receiving ...
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How to make a character jump?

I am currently making a game in C# using Direct X 9.0. The game remake is Donkey Kong NES. I have nearly everything completed, but I am having problems with the physics of Mario's jump. I have ...
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Button image on game menu is updating too slow

I'm using SDL2 and i'm facing a problem with my game menu buttons. Every time i detect that the mouse pointer is over a button of the menu i update the image of the button (from MOUSE_OUT to ...
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Making a ordered list iterator [closed]

Noob here, I am trying to display a list of a vector with ascending numbers. To display the list I iterate through the following code. cout << "\nYour games list is: \n"; for (iter = ...
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Flushing KeyboardState

I'm using a simple InputManager class for an XNA game with keyboardState and lastKeyboardState that gets updated and has KeyDown/KeyReleased/KeyPressed functions... but ran into a small problem: I ...
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LWJGL multiple keyboard/mouse input checks

As in many game libraries such as LWJGL, you can check mouse/keyboard events with Mouse.isButtonDown or Keyboard.IsKeyDown. I want to check for button/key presses, not if it's currently pressed down ...
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Problem getting mouse events while keys held down in SDL2

I'm attempting to write input capturing code using SDL2 on Windows. However, I'm running into a problem. Whenever a key is held down, the SDL event queue has no mouse movement, nor will the mouse ...
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Proper joystick input processing

Take for example, the Xbox One controller. XInput returns joystick input along 2 axis (x & y). I'm not sure if the hardware just measures voltage across 2 axis or not, I'm not very knowledgeable ...
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Sprite movement only works the first time, can't figure out why [closed]

In my libGDX game I have finally managed to get the sprite to move the way I want him to but for some reason my desired outcome only works the first time I run the code. If I try to run it again, he ...
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LibGDX how to efficiently handle button presses

I'm making a simple 2D game for android using LibGDX. My game needs to have many buttons in it that fire off a method when pressed, and I was wondering what the best way to do this would be. I tried ...
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How can I implement input handling into my game?

I'm making a libgdx game where the player dodges falling objects. To move the player I have it set so that on desktop he moves left and right when you press A and D respectively. I am trying to ...
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Input events slow on unity Update function

I have this running on the Update() on Unity. I am trying to create a page swipe feature on my game, but the problem is there is a half second delay when printing "dragging" to "end drag" when I ...
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RPG movement holding down button

I've been writing a simple top down mini RPG in python. My problem is that when I move the player I have to repeatedly tap the arrow key. Each time I tap the key the player moves 5 PX in the ...
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How do you capture keyboard and mouse input for an HTML5 game?

Is there an accepted method for capturing player input in HTML5 games? I have seen several methods, and the browsers seem to be in varying states of implementation; On MDN they tell you not to use ...
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In GM Studio, how do I prompt the player for a password?

I could make strings in earlier Game maker versions, but it doesn't work in the Studio version when I try. The code I used: When Left Mouse Clicked on Password Bar: var str; str=get_string("Crack ...
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In Unity, how can I check if an input was made x seconds/frames ago?

I'm using the Rewired input plugin, and it comes with an input buffer. I enabled the buffer for my directional keys and airdash button so that the player doesn't have to hit both keys on the same ...
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Unity 3d 4 players Only 4 buttons can be pressed at a time

Only 4 buttons can be pressed at a time, so players cant move sometimes Each Player Has their own Controls i Change, Up Arrow and the other ones for each player---v InputsV-V-V public string ...
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What are real world uses of secondary key bindings?

I'm currently wondering if there's really a reasonable use that would justify making the effort of implementing secondary key bindings? If you don't know what they are: They allow multiple controls ...
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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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Can I (safely) assume that people playing my game have a middle mouse button?

The title pretty much says it all. I am currently writing a desktop game, which will probably not be played by the casual gamer. Thus my expectation is that nearly every user will most likely ...
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How can I hook up player input to an action in RPGMaker?

How do I set a player input to perform an animation such as swinging a sword. I tried doing it by creating a parallel process in which hitting z calls the following common event. Change Party ...
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Better ways to parse text adventure commands? [duplicate]

Currently I have got a system set up where I split each sentence handed to me into it's baser parts and then compare each word against a list of known words. Once I have the verbs, adjectives and ...
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Good 2D Platformer Physics [closed]

I have a basic character controller set up for a 2D platformer with Box2D, and I'm starting to tweak it to try to make it feel good. Physics engines have a lot of knobs to tweak, and it's not clear to ...
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How can I support multiple player inputs in Pygame?

I'm trying to develop a team-based Asteroids game. It's going well except for the "multiple user inputs to a single machine" part. Can anyone recommend a method for getting and updating 6 players ...
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Reference keyboard keys as “justPressed”, “pressed”, and “justReleased” with SDL in C++

I'm teaching myself 3D graphics with OpenGL and SDL in C++. I'm at a point where I need to be able to query states of individual keys, like so: if (InputManager::justPressed(SDLK_UP)) {} if ...
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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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Unity3D C#: How to resize an inputfield according the content which is set dynamic

I've got an InputField where the text is filled in upon getting a string back from the server. We can debug the entire text so we receive it correctly. However the text is too long to fit in our ...
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Is it possible to detect two different mice at the same time, and have their movements recorded seperately? [closed]

Im thinking of making a game that requires two mice to play. It needs to register the movement separately from one another. Is this possible? Or does the Windows architecture not allow for such ...
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Removing extra blank window when adding Jmonkey based sound to Java based game

I'm currently programming a simple run and jump game in java. I'm in the process of implementing sound and I'd like to use Jmonkey's sound because I'd like to eventually switch the whole game over to ...
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Compile time error handling for single programmer games? [closed]

Hey. My input system has a GetKey() method that returns a key in a map. Simple enough. However, I want to know if the key is not available - be it a typo, or misuse of wording, or something else. I am ...
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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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How to handle input in Monogame

I've just switched over to MonoGame from XNA. Since MonoGame is supposed to have the same API (implying that any copied code should work as usual), I've run into a strange issue- input doesn't seem to ...
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Handling player and AI in a component based structure dynamically?

I'm trying to find a way to allow both input and AI to call actions of an actor in a component based structure for a 2d turn based game. The actions make use of the components. To keep the system ...
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how to disable touch in Quintus?

hi i'm new in web games development and trying to build card game using the Quintus game engine i have object called card i can touch and drag it in the screen but i want just to touch and drag it one ...
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Adding touch/click event to a bitmap in android

In my android game, there is a surfaceview which has 36 bitmaps drawn on it. I want to change the bitmaps when they are touched. Is there a way implement touch or click event to the bitmaps ? Adding ...
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What to do with input during movement?

In a concept I'm working on, the player can move from one position in a grid to the next. Once movement starts it can't be changed and takes a predetermined amount of time to finish (about a quarter ...
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Checking whether a specific key was pressed in enchantJS

I am using enchantJS and would like to use the letters and numbers as well as numpad on a keyboard to do different things (eg: hotkeys). From this page ...