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peceha
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movement direction

Post by peceha » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:12 pm

Hi there
I'm just starting my adventure with programming and with Hollywood.
Have been reading included help (for few hours) and only found that:

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While quit = False
     dir = p_QueryInput()
     If dir = "Left" Then p_MoveSpriteLeft()
     If dir = "Right" Then p_MoveSpriteRight()
     ....
Wend
now i'm trying to figure out what could be inside p_QueryInput function to get directions.
What I found so far are these isKeyDown and waitKeyDown.
Do I have to built IF statement like this:

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down= IsKeyDown("DOWN")
up	= IsKeyDown("UP")
left	= IsKeyDown("LEFT")
right	= IsKeyDown("RIGHT")

if down = 1 then return({0,1})
if up = 1 then return({0,-1})
if left= 1 then return({-1,0})
if right= 1 then return({1,0})
How can I know what key is pressed ?

Thanks

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Re: movement direction

Post by peceha » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:12 pm

I figured out something in the meantime

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Function p_queryInput()
	If IsKeyDown("UP")	 Then Return("up")
	If IsKeyDown("DOWN") Then Return("down")
	If IsKeyDown("LEFT")	  Then Return("left")
	If IsKeyDown("RIGHT") Then Return("right")
EndFunction

Function p_moveMeUp()
	If player_y > 0
		player_y = player_y - 1
	EndIf
EndFunction
...

Function p_mainLoop()
	dir = p_queryInput()
	
	If dir = "up"	Then p_moveMeUp()
	If dir = "right"	Then p_moveMeRight()
	If dir = "down"	Then p_moveMeDown()
	If dir = "left"	Then p_moveMeLeft()
	
	DisplaySprite(1, player_x*16, player_y*16)
EndFunction



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Re: movement direction

Post by peceha » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:28 pm

ok, I'm getting somewhere - maybe other newbies will find it usefull :)

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Function p_HandlerFunc(msg)
	If msg.key = "UP"	Then p_moveMeUp()
	If msg.key = "RIGHT"	Then p_moveMeRight()
	If msg.key = "DOWN"	Then p_moveMeDown()
	If msg.key = "LEFT"	Then p_moveMeLeft()
	DisplaySprite(1, player_x*16, player_y*16)
EndFunction

InstallEventHandler({OnKeyDown = p_HandlerFunc})


While quit = False
	WaitEvent()
Wend

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Re: movement direction

Post by peceha » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:47 pm

Hello,
I'm coming back to this thread since have another question about movement.
Below you can find all files to run my project :) - just start MYGAME.HWS and then use <arrows> to walk around, <space> to generate another map or funtion keys <F1..F6> to set some basic parameters for creation algorytm. Please note that i'm starting my adventure with programming and the code itself is a one big mess - I'm aware of that - but it works :) .

Back to my question - when I press arrow (and KEEP IT PRESSED) to move my "hero" around, the guy moves one tile then pauses and then moves again as long as I keep arrow pressed - how can I eliminate that pause after first move? That is my question.

Thank you.

ps.
I cannot find a way to attach a file so here is the link to a hosting site with my zip file.
http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=019 ... 8379597788

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Re: movement direction

Post by Allanon » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:19 am

Hi @peceha

First of all you prototype is really nice, the fov map is very interesting :D

About your problem, I had a quick look at your code and I think that the issue is caused by the key autorepeat, in fact hitting the arrows quickly the movement is smooth and continuos.
To avoid this I think the best way is to re-define your input detecting routines, you need to monitor both OnKeyDown and OnKeyUp events with some flags, something like this (code not checked):

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Local go_up, go_down, go_left, go_right = False, False, False, False
InstallEventHandler({ OnKeyDown = handleKeyDown, OnKeyUp = handleKeyUp })

Function handleKeyDown(msg)
  Switch msg.key
    Case "UP"
      go_up = True
    Case "DOWN"
      go_down = True
    Case "LEFT"
      go_left = True
    Case "RIGHT"
      go_right = True
  EndSwitch
EndFunction

Function handleKeyUp(msg)
  Switch msg.key
    Case "UP"
      go_up = False
    Case "DOWN"
      go_down = False
    Case "LEFT"
      go_left = False
    Case "RIGHT"
      go_right = False
  EndSwitch
EndFunction

Then you need a update/render function that checks in where direction the player should be moved checking go_up, go_down, go_left and go_right flags.
It is not perfect but should resolve your problem.
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Re: movement direction

Post by peceha » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi Allanon
I do appreciate that you even looked into this mess :) I really do.

I think I understand what you mean so I start implementing your idea right away.

About my FOV :D , well... there are so many IFs becuse the maze is build differently - the explanation about FOV that I found was only for "standard" dungeon where a tile can have wall or floor (nothing else) like this:

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#..####.#.#
I decided to build the tile consisting walls and/or floors so in my case it may look like this:

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##..|.##...#.|.#
To say more I'm trying to make this program run on amiga 1200 with 030 and I had to speed up something so finally I decided that wall = NIL so I could avoid many additional assignments.
Unfortunately that approach was good only during maze creation - but during FOV calculations it makes things complicated and I need more Ifs (so I will change it probably)

I think there should be a chapter "Speeding up" in HOLLYWOOD manual - it really took me about one week to find (accidentally) DisableLineHook() command :lol:

Anyway, thank You again for looking into this.

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Re: movement direction

Post by Allanon » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:12 pm

No problem :)

Feel free to ask if you need further help ;)
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