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24th February, 2007 at 08:04:39 -

Hi!

Okay, I've figured out most of what to do, but the one thing that happens on occasion is that one of the invisible detectors will get slilghtly caught up on an obstacled backdrop. It doesn't hinder anything really, it just looks like crap. I've heard that there is a way to use fastloops (of which this doesn't have any so far) to "push" your character out of the floors when this happens so you won't notice it. Unfortunatley, every time I try to do this my guy just gets all jumpy and stuff.

I already have the left and right, sword attack, working gravity, and a jump with a variable ceiling and leap strength and they all work fine. It's just that damn little stuck thing that happens which I can't figure out yet.

Any pointers?

 
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24th February, 2007 at 08:36:49 -

hey, great to hear you are experimenting with custom movements!

Problems like this occur depending on how much gravity you have (if any) you need to look at your code that pushes your character down when he is in the air, if for example it was only +1 pixel at a time (IF bottom marker not overlapping obstacle) then it wouldnt cause any problems, right? So you need to think about how this works in relation to how fast your character moves down.

For my custom movements I don't usually need any "fast loops" just one or two duplicate lines does not cause any slow down in the big scheme of things. Example: "bottom marker is overlapping obstacle then -1 pixel up on character" copied a few times and you wont see any jumping. It's all trial and error though, whatever works best for your specific game.

 
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24th February, 2007 at 08:46:56 -

Hey I never thought of having duplicate lines for that!

Yeah, for now my gravity is set at +3 per cycle, and the vertical leap is set at -2 per cycle. When the player jumps, I set a jump ceiling value equal to (player Y position - 40), and when the player gets to that height, the flag goes off and gravity resumes. Of course, if the top detector near the top of his head hits an obstacle (like a ceiling), I then make the value jump ceiling equal to the player's current Y position and he starts to fall from there.

I think that sounds about right?

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24th February, 2007 at 08:48:33 -

Rather than using a "push" event, handle your movement with fastloops (so where your engine might move the dude 4px, instead run a loop that moves him 1px four times) and put 'detector NOT overlapping' triggers in the event with the fastloop trigger. That way it's simply impossible to ever wind up inside the floor, as long as everything else is built solidly.

If you do use a "push" event, just make sure it comes AFTER whatever events could possibly be forcing the guy into the ground.

 
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24th February, 2007 at 09:35:30 -

Ah! So set the fastloop "JUMP" index to my vertical leap per cycle value, which would now be 2? Fastloop only 2 times? I could make the value more but I don't want the guy skyrocketing all around. Of course, even if it's only for 2 passes it'd make sure the guy couldn't get stuck like you said.

 
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24th February, 2007 at 10:58:19 -

how fast does your character walk?

also if they have a fixed speed it's usually easier to make collisions for, in my experience anyway.

 
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24th February, 2007 at 11:39:35 -

I have him walking so far at a set value of 1 pixel per cycle. It doesn't seem all that slow because each frame is only 320 x 200 in size.

 
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24th February, 2007 at 11:54:54 -

Seems like the walking speed wouldn't match the animation very well.

 
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