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1st April, 2007 at 21:15:03 -

Is there a way to delay an event from triggering for perhaps a second after the condition occurs?

 
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2nd April, 2007 at 03:36:12 -

I often use a method, maybe a better exists:

your condition + 'counter' equal to 0 => set 'counter' to 1

if 'counter' greater than 0 => add 1 to counter

if 'counter' greater or equal than 'your value' => do an action, set 'counter' to 0


don't forget to use active's alterable values instead of counters; you can modify the delay by changing 'your value'

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2nd April, 2007 at 05:39:15 -

Or you can just set the event as timed...

So you can say (when the event is triggered)

*Every 00 01 (second)
-(do events)
-repeat this action once...

 
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2nd April, 2007 at 05:40:55 -

Don't use timer events. You should know better, Tim

 
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2nd April, 2007 at 15:05:37 -

What about a fastloops solution? This reminds me of my queueing engine with a delay. I guess you should do it with a 'cooldown' counter tho if we're talking just an event or so.. Otherwise I'd pile up the events in an INI file as commands and parameters, commands being the fastloops, and the parameters being variables on how much you want to move the X and Y position of an object for example.. Requires more explanation I guess, but you won't really care bout my suggestion.


 
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2nd April, 2007 at 18:54:08 -

Sadly, gone are the days where you could just have done an empty for..next loop in BASIC to make your gme pause at specified points. I used to do that all the time, my things have changed!

 
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3rd April, 2007 at 13:24:08 -

@axel: One little innocent one wont hurt anybody!?

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3rd April, 2007 at 13:26:56 -

lol, never used timer events. It's just better to time in code loops rather than seconds. If you fix the number of code loops / second you basically have a timer anyway, but at least you know everything 'moves' relative to each other.

 
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4th April, 2007 at 11:29:37 -

I use timer events all the, um... time!

Most recently I have it so that if my game's hero pushes a crate, it moves 1 pixel every 15 milliseconds, which is cool because it gives the illusion of being heavy. And timer events are really helpful if you're doing cutscenes too.

 
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4th April, 2007 at 11:48:36 -

lol, no it isn't. If the game runs slow, these kind of things screw up. Never use timer events, period.

 
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4th April, 2007 at 12:14:11 -

Edit: Since MMF tries to run at 50fps, that means it tries to run your code 50 times a second. I think. So for the timer:

-Always> Add 1 to counter.
-Compare 2 general values (in special conditions), first box "value( "Counter" ) mod 50" second box "equals" third box "0"> your event here.

If you have MMF2 then replace 50 with your FPS.

I think that MMF's timer events keep actual time though, the method above will not if your game lags.

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Edit edit:

To make something trigger a second after-

-Trigger event (player collides with wall or something)> Set flag 0 on
-Flag 0 on> Add 1 to counter.
-Counter mod 50 = 0> do delayed event and turn off flag 0

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4th April, 2007 at 18:53:51 -

I usually get a counter that is 0 by default, but counts down to 0 if it's any higher. Then set it to something, (say 100), then make the event happen when the counter = 1

it's most likely not the best way if you want an exact timing, but i'm never all that fussy about things like that.

If i wanted to allow the user to speed up things i could easily make it set the counter to a lower number, thus making the delay shorter.

 
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4th April, 2007 at 19:22:24 -

Or you can forget using loads of counters and flags and stick with a timed event. *runs!*

 
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4th April, 2007 at 19:28:19 -

Well, I like timers.. dagnabbit!

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5th April, 2007 at 01:25:05 -

You'll die away with Gunner 3.

http://www.create-games.com/article.asp?id=1373 actually explains it better than I could.

 
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