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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Actor not taking touch libGDX

I am trying to handle the touch of one of the Actors in the stage. The following is the code I have written: public class MyGame extends ApplicationAdapter { private GameStage gameStage; //Game ...
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Unity: Can't access repeatDelay from StandaloneInputModule?

I have a very specific problem. I'm trying to change the repeatDelay variable within my StandaloneInputModule, but it's not coming up as a variable. All of the other variables come up when I use ...
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Event-/Input system with SFML: Cannot move diagonally in 2D

I am a beginner in anything with game development. I written a small prototype in which i can move a square around with the arrow keys. For that i use SFML. At the moment i experiment around with my ...
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GetButtonDown for Unity keyboard UI navigation?

By default, Unity's keyboard navigation for buttons seems to check for GetButton rather than GetButtonDown--if a menu has 5 items and I hold the down arrow, it'll scroll very quickly to the bottom. ...
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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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Game Controller that is constantly changing

I'm writing a game where the main character is a ghost, and therefor can possess just about everything. The problem is, I'm not sure how to efficiently & effectively handle the changing actions of ...
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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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Handling keyboard and mouse input (Win API)

There is a number of ways to catch mouse or keyboard under Windows. So I tried some of them, but every of them has some advantages and drawbacks. I want to ask you: Which method do use? I've tried ...
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How can you have the Input Manager Axis values snap to 1 (or -1)?

When a selected key is pressed in Unity, the Input Manager's Input.GetAxis("Horizontal") function returns a gradually increasing number up to 1 (or negatively -1) for the length it is held down. The ...
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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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Unity Input manager with chain of responsibility and delegates

I am working with unity and I am trying to build a better input system for my game. In essence there would be a singleton class that is the input manager. The player would subscribe to the manager ...
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Unity3D - Change player input axes on trigger

Hope someone can help me with this, it seems like it should be a simple problem but that only makes it more frustrating! I have a simple game where you roll a ball around by applying force to the ...
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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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In HLSL pixel shader, why am I getting [-256.0, 256.0] values in SV_POSITION input?

My question is basically in my DirectX11 pixel shader, why am I getting a range of values from -256.0 to 256.0 in the SV_POSITION input instead of the supposed values from 0.0 to ViewportWidth and 0.0 ...
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How do I manually submit a new UI InputField in code?

I need some conditions for submitting the text inside of an Inputfield, however I cannot find a way to do this via code. I was expecting something simple like with WPF or WinForms, but I cannot find ...
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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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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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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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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 ...