viernes, 9 de enero de 2015

Unity3D - Basic Gamepad setup

Here I'll try to explain a simple way to setup a gamepad to work in Unity3D.
First, we have to configure the editor(Edit->Project Settings->Input), by creating as many buttons as required create a name of your choice for each and in the value of Positive Button use "joystick button 0" for first one, then, increase the number accordingly for the rest.

This will create an axis for each.
Then we create our script, which we also have a Name.
This Name will later be set accordingly in the inspector.
The Actor field in the script is just a shortcut to simulate click a button of your choice, not required, but certainly a shortcut for my own purposes.

public class GamepadButton
    public string Name;
    public Button Actor;
    public bool ButtonState
            bool _buttonState =Input.GetButtonUp(this.Name);
            if (_buttonState)
            return _buttonState;

    private void OnPressed()

    internal bool IsPressed()
        return this.ButtonState;


public class Gamepad
    public GamepadButton Button0;
    public GamepadButton Button1;
    public GamepadButton Button2;
    public GamepadButton Button3;
    public GamepadButton Button4;
    public GamepadButton Button5;
    public GamepadButton Button6;

Then we add a Gamepad type property to our player's script

public Gamepad GamepadConfig;

which will allow us to configure it from the inspector

Notice that on the Name configuration we had used the same names as when configuring the gamepad in the Project Settings Input.

In my personal situation what I am doing is detecting which gamepad button was pressed and based on that execute the respective action of the Actor button.

I hope you have liked it and that it works for anybody.

As always, This is just a basic sample, I'm not an expert myself and there will always be much better ways to do things.
Feedback is always welcome