An input method used in games, thich is generally reffered to input used by mobile phones and tablet-type computers.

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Making (or emulating) a “D-Pad” on a touch-screen; virtual d-pad

With the proliferation of touch based devices, many lacking a true D-Pad, I'm wondering if anyone has any resources on how to emulate a D-Pad on a touch screen? I'm specifically interested in XNA ...
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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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Player fatigue for tablets?

I'm thinking about making games for tablets. Coming from a PC/console background, I'm keenly aware of the huge differences in the user interfaces, and that I need to design it with the target platform ...
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Is there a gold standard for touch controls in scrolling shoot-em-ups?

Is there currently a "standard" for touch controls in shooters on platforms such as iPhone or Android? I've noticed that many of them enable auto-fire by default, or control the character via direct ...
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How small should touch triggers be at minimum?

Is there a known minimum physical size for reliable touch select triggers, considering only selection (no long-press or drag). From personal experience, I would guess it to be about 5x5 mm (0.2x0.2 ...
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Where to show user shot's power on touch screen?

I want to show user shot power in standart way (the more user holds finger on the screen the stronger is shot) Where is the best place to show this icon on touch screen(when I use mouse it's better ...
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How to differentiate a tap from a drag

I'm creating an app and I'm trying to make it so I can drag a sprite (with a second sprite on top) around the screen, but if I just tap the sprite some other method should get called. I got the ...
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android multitouch problem

Im aware that there a a couple of posts on this matter, but Ive tried all of them and none of them gets rid of my problem. Im starting to get close to the end of my game so I bought a cabel to try it ...
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Calculating and detecting curves

How can I detect the 'steepness' of a curve? For example, if the user swipes their finger across the screen in a curve, what's the best way of detecting whether the curve is almost a semi-circle, or ...
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Optimal touch controls for a twin-stick shoot 'em up?

So we recently launched a shoot 'em up arcade-type game (think Smash TV or I Made a Game with Zombies in It!). You can move in one direction and fire in another, so the ideal control scheme is ...
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What's the best control scheme for an arena shooter on a touchscreen phone? [closed]

I am developing Android an game. It's going to be a top-down shooter with stealth features. I am now thinking about how to the make controls. Most top-down games are now twin stick (joystick on the ...
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How to move gameobject with touch on Android

I'm trying to make a game where you control a character via touch on Android devices. The player will have two degrees of movement. When you touch the touch screen and move your finger, the game ...
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Keep cube spinning after fling

So I've been trying to get started with game development for Android using Unity3D. For my first project I've made a simple cube that you can spin using touch. For that I have the following code: ...
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Do you prototype mobile touch games on the desktop with mouse input? What tricks do you use?

So I've been prototyping games that if completed would be mobile apps most likely. But, I'm developing them in XNA on the desktop because its the environment I like the most. I know I could target ...
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Spot the difference game design help

I'm thinking of making a spot the difference game. But immediately I stumbled over a problem. I'm thinking of storing a "difference area" in the form of a x,y coordinate. However, because on a ...
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How to emulate knob turning, based on x/y movement?

I'm doing a game where one component is that you turn a knob. I'm having trouble getting good "knob behavior". I know the current touch/mouse X,Y location, and I keep track of the previous X,Y ...
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Examples of Android Joystick Controls? [closed]

I can't seem to find any well executed code examples for Android joystick controls. Whatever it may be, algorithms, pseudo code, actual code examples, strategies, or anything to assist with the ...
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How to tell what part of a 3D cube was touched

I am writing a rather simple android game and I am implementing Open GL to draw a 3D cube that spins upon the X, Y and Z axis and I need to know where the user has clicked on the texture of the cube. ...
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Basic game architechture best practices in Cocos2D on iOS

Consider the following simple game: 20 squares floating around an iPhone's screen. Tapping a square causes that square to disappear. What's the "best practices" way to set this up in Cocos2D? Here's ...
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On screen controller for libgdx games?

Does anyone know a better controller for 2D Games than a virtual on screen joystick? The pros of the joystick are: Easy to implement for developers Familiar interface for users But there is a ...
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How to obtain touch events from a GL Viewport, not the whole screen?

Background I'm implementing viewport resizing in order for my game to maintain the same display ratio on all devices. However, I've found an issue with getting touch events. Basically, if my ...
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Augment an existing game with touch gestures

I want to enhance Homeworld 2 gameplay with touch gestures. The game is running on Windows. So, two questions: Is it possible to wrap the game with a program that would capture touch gestures, ...
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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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Odd Android touch event problem

Overview When testing my game I came across a bizarre problem with my touch controls. Note this isn't related to multi-touch as I completely removed my ACTION_POINTER_UP and ACTION_POINTER_DOWN ...
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How can I use touch input for 3rd-person controls?

I have a 3rd-person controller in my Unity scene, which I can only control with the WASD buttons. But since I plan to make a smartphone game, I wonder how I can change these controls t swipe ...
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Where to put input detector?

So below is the usual XNA Game Component override method. If I want to add a touch input detector (lets say, I want to draw a rectangle under touched screen area), where do I put it and how? Googled ...
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Rotate triangle so that its tip points in the direction of the point on the screen that we last touched

OpenGL ES - Android. Hello all, I am unable to rotate the triangle accordingly in such a way that its tip always points to my finger. What i did : Constructed a triangle in by GL.GL_TRIANGLES. Added ...
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How to create / draw clickable object (such as Button in WinForm) in XNA WP8?

I am developing a 2D (No 3D in every aspect) Windows Phone 8 turn based tactical games for my college project. I use Monogame. I want to draw an object similar to Button in windows form, that if the ...
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Trouble with touch events on iPhone

I'm making a simple 2D game for iPhone. Think of the game as a ball on the screen that goes up while the user is touching the screen and falls down when the user stops touching the screen. The ball ...
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Libgdx - gesture dection

I have made a card game, and have two methods that sort the players hand. sortHandBySuit(); sortHandByValue(); I would like one method to be called when the user slides their finger from left to ...
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Android multitouch: How to detect movement on non-primary pointer / finger?

How does one go about detecting a secondary/non-primary finger moving? There is: ACTION_DOWN and ACTION_UP to detect a primary finger pressing the screen / leaving the screen ACTION_POINTER_DOWN ...
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Application design for specific points on image

Hi guys I am starting a simple hobby app in Unity, its a 2D app, which have some alphabets like A,B,C..Z (images) . There ll be specific paths where user touch one by one to complete drawing the ...
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What is the best way to funnel input to the correct entities?

I have an input pipeline that stores InputObjects into a queue, which I then iterate through once every frame. while(!inputQueue.isEmpty()) { InputObject inp = inputQueue.pop(); boolean ...
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Move a sphere along the swipe?

I am trying to get a sphere curl based on the swipe. I know this has been asked many times, but still it's yearning to be answered. I have managed to add force on the direction of the swipe and it ...
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Creating a tilemap region of clickable buildings in cocos2d

How do you turn a tilemap (produced by TileD) for cocos2d where I can click on individual items and get a callback? Is it just a case of converting captured touch and finding out where it is on the ...
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Android Action_Move when moving between specific screen areas

OK so I know how to iterate through the different pointers that are currently touching the screen so I know what the coordinates are of these pointers using the following: Code snippet case ...
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Precise Touch Screen Dragging Issue: Trouble Aligning with the Finger due to Different Screen Resolution

Please, I need your help. I'm trying to make a game that will drag-n-drop a sprite/image while my finger follows precisely with the image without being offset. When I'm trying on a 900x1280 (in X ...
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openGL ES - change the render mode from RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY to RENDERMODE_CONTINUOUSLY on touch [closed]

i want to change the rendermode from RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY to RENDERMODE_CONTINUOUSLY when i touch the screen. WHAT i Need : Initially the object should be stationary. after touching the screen, it ...
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Move Particle to touch position on android

I am attempting to make a Particle start moving to the position of my finger on the touch of the screen. I have been using this as the basis so far: public void update() { deltaX *= .9; ...
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How can I scroll an HTML table when the player drags near the screen edge? [closed]

I'm trying to make my Word Search game mobile friendly. I want to display a grid of letters on the user's phone. The letters must be big enough that the user can touch them individually. My problem ...
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Android Swipe In Unity 3D World with AR [closed]

I am working on an AR application using Unity3D and the Vuforia SDK for Android. The way the application works is a when the designated image(a frame marker in our case) is recognized by the camera, a ...
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Getting different x and y coordinates for touched location on a zoomed view

I'm using Cocos2d for developing a game. I need to be able to pan and zoom when necessary, so for this reason I've added CCLayerPanZoom extension to my project. Recently I've noticed a problem with ...
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UITapGestureRecognizer fast tapping not working [closed]

I have initialized UITapGesture as follows: tapGestureRecognizer = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(handleSingleTap:)]; tapGestureRecognizer.numberOfTapsRequired = ...
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Moving an object (pong paddle) along the x,y axis in 3d-space with mouse/touch

First of all: Sorry, my English isn't quiet good, I'm very new in 3D and I'am using JMonkeyEngine. What I would like to do?: A 3d pong game and I want to control the paddle with the mousecursor ...
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GestureListener's fling method doesn't get called

I'm using SimpleGestureDetector from the libgdx-users Wiki as my InputProcessor. I set it in the created() method: Gdx.input.setInputProcess(new SimpleDirectionGestureDetector(charController)); ...
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How can I scroll sprites when swiping using Cocos2D?

I'm adding 3 sprites (layers) to CCParallaxNode: BGLayer = [CCSprite spriteWithFile:@"Layer.png"]; [_backgroundNode addChild:BGLayer z:2 parallaxRatio:layer1Speed ...
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Retrieving latest touch to interrupt another

In Cocos2D for iPhone, I want the latest touch event to interrupt another and ignore the last touch. Let me know if I need to elaborate more, but basically my game consists of a lot of finger ...
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How do I achieve one touch one shot for WP7 game?

I want to be able to have a sprite shoot in a game for WP7. What I have at the moment is that as long as the shoot button is held down the sprite constantly shoots. How do I sort it that only one ...
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Drawing an arrow cursor on user dragging in XNA/MonoGame

I am writing a touch enabled game in MonoGame (XNA-like API) and would like to display a an arrow 'cursor' as user is making a drag gesture from point A to point B. I am not sure on how to correctly ...
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Touch sides of tablet, moves that direction

I am making a game where the player flies a balloon through a cavelike structure. I am having trouble making him fly correctly when I try it out on my android tablet, seeing as it requires ...