Questions tagged [controllers]

Often the primary input device for console games. Typically designed to be held in one or both hands rather than being laid on a surface.

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Unity - 2D Platformer Controller responsiveness issue

I've been designing some basic controls for a 2D platformer and managed to get the feeling that I've been looking for when moving and jumping, but something is not quite right, it's not very ...
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XBOX ONE controller inputs vanish in project settings

I'm putting in the inputs for the XBOX ONE controller in Project settings, but when I try to put in the values for the triggers and click on the next window, that value vanishes. I'm putting the value ...
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Animator get number of animations (Unity)

In C#, how would I get the number of animations in an Animator Controller? So I want to find out how many animations there are in an Animator Controller, and have this number in script. Thanks in ...
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How to support more than 4 XInput controllers?

I'm making a multiplayer game in GameMaker Studio 2. The game supports upto 12 controllers, where the first four are XInput controllers. The rest would be DirectInput. If I try playing with 8 Xbox ...
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Do I need Microsoft authorization to support Xbox 360 controllers for a pc game?

Do I need to pay Microsoft, or do I need some kind of license so I can support the xbox controller on a pc game? Or I just implement it and let people use their Xbox 360 controllers?
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In Unity for Android, how do I create touchable buttons? [duplicate]

I'm making a test game for Android in Unity 5, and I want to add left-right control buttons like the circles below, to move an object left or right. (source: raywenderlich.com) How can I do this? ...
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Switching between VR and Desktop (VR Controllers are not tracked in Unity Build)

I am developing a VR App in Unity3D for HTC Vive Pro (Wireless) everything works well with VR in the usual way. (SteamVR Plugin 2.5.0 (SDK 1.8.19)) Except for some requirement reasons in the same ...
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Using DualShock 4 motion sensor in Unreal engine (windows)

Anyone know how to access the gyro/accelerometer values from a DualShock 4 controller in the Unreal engine (under windows)? Are there any plugins that do this? Does raw input work?
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Player walking on bent mesh

I have a top down camera view of my player character. I want my character to walk as on flat surface, but also handle bent surfaces with more polygons. My problem is if I have a bent surface mesh set ...
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How to code a game that can interact with custom controllers?

I want to have my work featured in alt.ctrl.gdc someday. The process of building a bizarre custom controller is a question for a different stackexchange site, but Can you tell me a way how to take ...
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Developing addons for xbox one controller

I want to develop an addon that plugs to the bottom of the controller for the xbox one. Can I legally make addons to the xbox one controllers without Microsoft's blessing? If so, has anyone done ...
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Large gap between the grabbed game object and controller

When i grab a gameobject, there is a gap between them. I have tried changing the scale of the colliders, tool handle position from global to pivot but nothing worked for me. Should i reset the pivot ...
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How can I rumble/vibrate my controller with libGDX?

The com.badlogic.gdx.controllers.Controllers API only supports getting the input data (which works fine). Is there a way to make my controller rumble/vibrate, ...
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Ideal 3D platformer controls for Keyboard + Mouse [closed]

I am developing a 3D platformer, and I know that controller is optimal for the precise movement, but I don't feel players should have to buy a controller just to experience a 3D platformer that is ...
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Is it legit to use Custom Controller Buttons for PC Games in Unity?

Not sure if this is off topic, but I have a problem. I'm making buttons for my own controller in my Game. For example, the attached images will appear to indicate the player to press the A or B ...
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Button mapping of an Xbox 360 controller for windows

I can't get a clear answer on the rest of the internet. What are the joystick buttons for left and right triggers? I'm on Windows, if it matters.
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Using single Triggers on multiple controllers in Unity

After trying out a lot of stuff I finally need to surrender. Im having a project where I want to use the triggers of the Xbox Controllers seperately. To do so I added them as axis 9 and 10 in the ...
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Support multiple gamepad layouts (Unity 2017.3)

My game supports touchscreen, keyboard + mouse and the Xbox One controller and the input so far works properly. Now I also want to add a second layout for the gamepad the player can then pick in the ...
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How can I change displayed information as a physical control knob is slid along a track

I'm making an installation for exhibition or demonstration purpose. I want to have a physical handle the viewer can slide along a track. As they do so, the information displayed on the screen should ...
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Unity3d - How to use controller joystick to look around?

I try to use my xbox controller as input device for a game targeted to run on windows. However the documentation fails to explain how to set it up. E.g. how can I use the right stick from my xbox ...
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How to tell whether the joystick axis is released (not pushed) in SDL2 or in general?

I'd like to implement an event listener that triggers character movement (left/right/up/down or stay) according to the direction of pushed axis on the joystick. Due to jittering, the approach I found ...
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Steelseries Stratus XL controller: Keycode for middle button

I'm working on an Android app (Java, level 19+) that uses a controller to e.g. walk and it's working (almost) fine with both the Steelseries Stratus XL and the Moga Pro Power. The only problem is that ...
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Character automatic movement and rotation

I have problems with a character. I want to move myself at some speed, and by typing on WASD keys to rotate this object and move to the side where the face is. The object moves continuously without ...
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Flexible Controller Support

I am developing a platformer in Pygame with the eventual hope of releasing it on Steam. I am currently trying to add input support for multiple controllers. To do this, I am using the Pygame ...
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What's the best way to train PID controllers?

This is borderline non-gamedev but PIDs are commonly used in games so I thought I'd give it a shot. I've got a few PID controllers in my game, used for things like steering and throttle control. I'm ...
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Adapting motion controls to changes in the player's orientation

I am using gyroscope data (pitch, roll) to move the player's space ship. It works perfectly as long as you play in a standard position (e.g. sitting down). Once you start using it lying down (e.g. ...
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Is there an SDK to write console apps to simulate an Xbox 360 controller?

Is there any SDK I can use to write a console app that can connect to an Xbox 360 as a controller and simulate controller interaction?
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How to setup an OSC client on Unity and send messages?

I'm trying to send messages from a Unity phone app (using OSC) to an OSC server (python, on a Raspberry Pi). I have the server setup, but I have no clue how to send messages from Unity. I've looked ...
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Crouching Up and Down XNA C# Controller

The game is a 2D platformer. The problem I have is when I press the B button to crouch from standing, I do not know how to implement a function where B can be pressed again to move back to the ...
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How do I make the PS4 controller vibrate in Unity3D on mac?

I am currently working on a 2D game in Unity3D with an option to play with a gamepad/controller. I would like the PS4/dualshock 4 controller to vibrate. I am on mac. I have looked into Xinput but I ...
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Using Smartphone as a steering wheel on Linux

I am making a car simulation game, however, I find it being inefficient and difficult to test the simulation realism and accuracy via keyboard or even joystick control. I need a steering wheel ...
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How the game sends force feedback to the steering wheel

How the game will be some of the information feedback to the steering wheel, such as bumps, bumps, vibration and so on. View MSDN, which are introduced from the steering wheel to get the relevant ...
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Does libGDX support the Xbox One controller?

I just bought a Xbox one controller and i'd like to test my game with it. I use the Controllers extension from libGDX and it works fine, at least with my PS3 ...
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Handling multiple controllers in a single player game

Currently implementing input support for a single player game and I'm unsure how best to handle the (admittedly odd) situation where the user plugs in 2 or more controllers. Should only one be active, ...
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Unity Controller to Make Reticle Orbit based on the right stick input

d platformer arena like game. Right now I have it so a reticle moves around the player based on a controller's right stick's horizontal movement using the rotate around function and while it works ...
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Is it possible to simulate different vendor gamepads?

As a developer it would seem natural that I would like to support as many possible hardware compositions as I can, however as I'm not a big studio I have a limited budget, which means I have to get by ...
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WiFi Game Controller Protocol

I'm wanting to use mobile devices to control a game. I'd like to use an industry standard protocol for wifi game controllers rather than roll my own, but have been unable to find any standard. Does ...
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Unity provides wrong Input value if game is started with bumpers pressed down

As the title states I am having an issue with the following. It is a pretty specific edge case but it is something I can't work around. In Unity I have created two Axes to allow me to check the value ...
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Can't set up a PS3 controller in Unity

So I connected a ps3 controller to my computer via USB cable, when I press play I am able to move by using arrows on the left of the ps3 controller and also I am able to shoot and aim by triangle and ...
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Unity Controller navigating UI

I want players to be able to use a controller to navigate our game's menus. We use Unity's new UI, and in the EventSystem have specified a controller axis for our vertical axis. However the selection ...
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How to make my “first person controller” continue to turn left or right when key is pressed in Unity 5?

I recently posted this How To Make My First Person Controller turn left and right in unity 5 but now I'm having a slight problem when I press the key that turns my camera it only does it for a little ...
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How to reregister gamecontroller changedvalue handler upon game scene reload

I'm working on a tvOS game that uses the siri gamepad controller. Everything works fine the first time out. If the user loses the round I reload the same scene using presentScene. After reloading the ...
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Gamepad default trigger identification in Windows

I'm currently writing an interface driver for my Moga Power Pro controller on Windows. I'd like to release it for others to use, but first I have some questions on expected default mappings for the ...
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Unity3D Joystick Buttons Xbox360 & PS3 have Inconsistent Button Inputs?

I've been browsing through Google and researching button inputs in Unity, and I came across this page. When looking at it I noticed that the B button on the Xbox360 controller is set to Button 1, but ...
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How do I quantify the curvature of a touch swipe?

I'm implementing a touch controller for my game. I am attempting to imitate Tiki Taka Soccer's "ball shooting" controls (gameplay video), where the curvature of the player's swipe affects the curve ...
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How to create axes for a console controller

What should I change in the input manager to enable me to use a joystick? I have a usb cable to connect the joystick to the computer but how do I set up the controls?
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XNA: How to capture precise time of button press?

I'm guessing the default XNA model encourages checking for button presses in Update(). However, I am developing a game-like application for research and need to measure reaction times as quickly as ...
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USB NES controller

I just recently bought the Retrolink USB NES Controller. I would really like to make simple platformer games (for PC - engine/ frame/ library doesn't matter) for this pretty popular retro controller. ...
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Coding a left/right object movement C# script for android phones in unity

I have 2 spheres and a cube on screen. I'm experimenting to make a 'left/right movement script' for the cube so that when I touch the left sphere, the cube moves left-wards and when I touch the ...
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Make continuos movements with controllers in LibGDX

I've been trying to make the OUYA controlers work with a LibGDX Framework Practice Game. Everything is working perfectly expected for one thing : The movements are not continuos. The problem is, ...