Often the primary input for computer games. It boasts a very large versatility for direct input.

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Control convention for circular movement?

I'm currently doing a kind of training project in Unity (still a beginner). It's supposed to be somewhat like Breakout, but instead of just going left and right I want the paddle to circle around the ...
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SDL Multiple keyboard support

I am making a game with multiplayer split screen mode using SDL. Basically, I like the idea of having each player plug in his own keyboard to the PC, set custom controls via options and being able to ...
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Dealing with keyboard input

In game design how should keyboard input be handled and why? Do i A: check the state of keys in the main loop each iteration? B: Read key down and key up events from the event queue. Im using ...
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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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Efficiently checking input and firing events

I'm writing an InputHandler class in XNA, and there are several different keys considered valid input (all of type Microsoft.XNA.Framework.Input.Keys). For each key, I have three events: internal ...
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Deactivate keyboard input on collision

I'm creating an online-canvas-game with a tank as player object. Now I have several structures in my canvas, that shouldn't be able to be overdriven by the tank... My solution is to detect the ...
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What is a library for event-driven mouse and keyboard input in Java?

The title basically says it all. The only thing to take into consideration is it needs to be cross platform.
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Send regular keyboard samples OR keyboard state changes over network

Building a multi player asteroids game where ships compete with each other. Using UDP. Wanted to minimize traffic sent to server. Which would you do: Send periodic keyboard state samples every from ...
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How to pause and resume a game in XNA using the same key?

I'm attempting to implement a really simple game state system, this is my first game - trying to make a Tetris clone. I'd consider myself a novice programmer at best. I've been testing it out by ...
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XNA 2D Board game - trouble with the cursor

I just have started making a simple 2D board game using XNA, but I got stuck at the movement of the cursor. This is my problem: I have a 10x10 table on with I should use a cursor to navigate. I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in RTS game

Imagine you have a multiplayer RTS game (e.g. Dune, Age of Empires, Settlers, Warcraft). There are certain commands available from keyboard to command the troops (Stop, Attack, Move) and some more ...
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How can I stop looking for keyboard input for a length of time?

I'm pretty new to programming, and even newer to C# and XNA. I currently call a method that looks for keyboard input in my Update method. This method has if statements for doing what needs to be done ...
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How do I respond to keyboard events which occur between polling?

In my games update loop, which happens on a fixed timestep of 30 times per second, I am checking the current state of several keys to determine how to move the player. For example: ...
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Which code module should map physical keys to abstract keys?

How do you bridge the gap between the library's low-level event system and your engine's high-level event system? (I'm not necessarily talking about key events, but also about quit events.) At the ...
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How do I simulate the mouse and keyboard using C# or C++?

I want to start develop for Kinect, but hardest theme for it - how to send keyboard and mouse input to any application. In previous question I got an advice to develop my own driver for this devices, ...
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Is there a universal method to send key or mouse input to any application from C#?

I need method or group of them to send signals to any application (browsers, games, et cetera) about mouse movement or key input. I can easly retrieve an IntPtr to any process, but I don't know what ...
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camera movement along with model

I am making a game in which a cube travels along a maze with the motive of crossing the maze safely. I have two problems in this. The cube needs to have a smooth movement like it is traveling on a ...
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Accept keyboard input when game is not in focus?

I want to be able to control the game via keyboard while the game does not have focus... How can I do this in XNA? EDIT: I bought a tablet. I want to write a separate app to overly the screen with ...
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Key combinations on poll-based input

So assume you have an input system that is based on polling void update() { if( Keyboard[ 'A' ] ) // A is down } Say you want to be able to recognize 3 to 8 length key combinations ...
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XNA: How to make the Vaus Spacecraft move left and right on directional keys pressed?

I'm currently learning XNA per suggestion from this question's accepted answer: Where to start writing games, any tutorials or the like? I have then installed everything to get ready to work with XNA ...
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Multiple Key Presses in XNA?

I'm actually trying to do something fairly simple. I cannot get multiple key presses to work in XNA. I've tried the following pieces of code. else if (keyboardState.IsKeyDown(Keys.Down) && ...
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Keyboard input system handling

Note: I have to poll, rather than do callbacks because of API limitations (SFML). I also apologize for the lack of a 'decent' title. I think I have two questions here; how to register the input I'm ...
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Ergonomics studies on choosing keys on a keyboard?

I have the following problem: My game supports multiple powers, that you can use when you want, or even mix them, I currently assigned them to the numbers on the top of the keyboard. After so much ...
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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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What determines which key combinations register in a Flash game?

Many times when I'm working on Flash games I'll find that a particular combination of keys held at the same time doesn't register, e.g. LEFT, DOWN and SPACEBAR. I know from my days playing Doom this ...