#1✎ 145ChaseCZIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfLet's say we have a simple game where you run and jump, with every successful jump over an object you get 1 point. Now... I want to make it so you as a player get a little faster every 10 points, but i don't want to make it like you get faster at 10 then 20, 30 etc... because that would be too much copying of code and i totally don't have the mood to make it up to 1000+, i want some short or long code which will make it automatically every 10 points.
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#2✎ 294spaceturtlesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesAvatar BlockI didn't change my avatar for 30 days.WebsiteIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthWHILE 1 'Main loop
IF POINTS% MOD 10 == 0 THEN INC SPEED
'Game stuff
VSYNC
WEND
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#3✎ 189MZ952Intermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesReadingI like to read books!HobbiesThe modulus function (MOD) finds the integer remainder of a division. So, by asking in the IF statement whether POINTS MOD 10 is equal to zero, you find out when your POINTS is completely divisible by 10, because any multiple of 10 divided by 10 yields a remainder of zero.
This works for values other than 10 as well.
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#4✎ 294spaceturtlesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesAvatar BlockI didn't change my avatar for 30 days.WebsiteIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthOh yeah forgot to mention that.
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#5✎ 410kenchicFirst YearMy account is over 1 year oldWebsiteSecond YearMy account is over 2 years oldWebsiteThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsite
WHILE 1 'Main loop
IF POINTS% MOD 10 == 0 THEN INC SPEED
'Game stuff
VSYNC
WEND
While this simple solution looks like it would work at a glance, it might not function the way you would expect or want it to.
Let's see why.
1. Acceleration may occur erratically.
Since the code says to increase speed if the points are at a number evenly divisible by 10, when the condition is satisfied, the speed will continue to increase until the next point is gained. This means that if you have randomly generated spaces between jumps, the speed will increase further.
2. If you start with 0 points, the game will immediately crash upon executing this code.
The modulo operator is just a glorified dividing operator that returns the remainder. Because you cannot divide by zero, you cannot get the remainder of a number divided by zero.
Well, now we can fix it!
First, we must fix up that horrible 0 points crash. If you're a monster, you could start with one point. If you're not a monster, you will add a primary condition to the IF block with the modulo operator.
WHILE !. 'one day you'll understand, lad
IF POINTS > 9 && !(POINTS MOD 10) THEN INC SPEED
'game logic
VSYNC
WEND
The reason why this doesn't crash the program is because SB is lazy, and won't even try to check conditions past a false one. The reason why I put POINTS > 9 instead of POINTS > 0 is because it cuts down on a tiny tiny fraction of time dedicated to MOD, while it doesn't need it.
Next, we'll need to make the code execute upon the first frame of the point gained. Maybe you want to gradually increase speed, but over a set amount of time.
To do this, we can use a special variable to hold a framecount gathered from MAINCNT to see when the 10th point was gained, and work from there.
WHILE !. 'one day you'll understand, lad
IF POINTS > 9 && !(POINTS MOD 10) THEN
IF !TENCNT THEN TENCNT = MAINCNT
IF MAINCNT-TENCNT < 20 THEN INC SPEED, 0.2
ELSE
TENCNT=0
ENDIF
'game logic
VSYNC
WEND
Here, we set TENCNT to 0 while not being used to signify that it hasn't been used yet. While it is being used (for 19-20 frames), we increase the speed slowly.
Fin.
That's probably all you need.
Have a wonderful day. <(°< ° )>
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#6✎ 145ChaseCZIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfAha, ty. I'll check it out
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#7✎ 189MZ952Intermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesReadingI like to read books!Hobbies
2. If you start with 0 points, the game will immediately crash upon executing this code.
The modulo operator is just a glorified dividing operator that returns the remainder. Because you cannot divide by zero, you cannot get the remainder of a number divided by zero.
Actually, we're not dividing by zero here. We are asking whether POINTS divided by 10 yields a remainder, not 10 divided by POINTS.
However, you were right about the sporadic acceleration, especially at 0. Therefore, you want to check the POINTS MOD 10 condition only when you have an increase in points AND points is not 0. To do this, I would suggest sticking the increase of speed code into the same block responsible for increasing points. The code may look like this...
WHILE TRUE
IF(PlayerGetsAPoint)THEN
INC POINTS
IF (POINTS) && (POINTS MOD 10 == 0) THEN INC SPEED
ENDIF
'Rest of code
WEND
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#8✎ 158712Me21Head AdminSecond YearMy account is over 2 years oldWebsiteSyntax HighlighterReceived for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBSNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfThere's another problem though.
If the number of points increases by more than one at a time, it might skip a multiple of 10.
A safer solution might be something like:
NEXTINCREASE=10
WHILE 1 'main loop
...
WHILE POINTS>=NEXTINCREASE
INC NEXTINCREASE,10
INC SPEED
'do other things
WEND
...
WEND
You could simplify this is you just want to increase speed by 1 per 10 points, and don't want to play a sound, or animation, or anything else when this happens:
WHILE 1
...
SPEED=ORIGINAL_SPEED + (POINTS DIV 10)
...
WEND
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#9✎ 189MZ952Intermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesReadingI like to read books!HobbiesAh, yes, but what if the player loses points?
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#10✎ 31Mr_MoReadingI like to read books!HobbiesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfMaybe something along the lines of this would work?
VAR SCORE=0
VAR NEXT_TEN=1
VAR SPEED=4
VAR ACCELERATION=.2
'REWARD THE PLAYER 'P' POINTS (OR TAKE AWAY IF P IS NEGATIVE)
DEF REWARD P
IF ABS(P)==P THEN
WHILE SCORE+P>NEXT_TEN*10
INC NEXT_TEN
INC SPEED,ACCELERATION
WEND
ELSE
DEC SCORE,P
ENDIF
END
WHILE 1
'GAME LOGIC
WEND
here's a simpler one:
VAR SCORE=0
VAR HSCORE=0
VAR ACCELERATION=.2
VAR SPEED=4
DEF REWARD P
IF P<0 THEN
DEC SCORE,P
ELSE
INC SCORE,P
HSCORE=MAX(SCORE,HSCORE)
SPEED=INT(HSCORE/10)*ACCELERATION
ENDIF
END
WHILE 1
'GAME CODE HERE
WEND
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#11✎ 294spaceturtlesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesAvatar BlockI didn't change my avatar for 30 days.WebsiteIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthOoh right those problems. Thanks for bringing them up
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Oh my goodness.
SPEED% = BASESPEED% + POINTS% / 10
Is DIV preferred here?
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#14✎ 294spaceturtlesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesAvatar BlockI didn't change my avatar for 30 days.WebsiteIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthHuh that works.
Oh my goodness.
SPEED% = BASESPEED% + POINTS% / 10
Is DIV preferred here?
MOD is a fancy division function and it shows up several times in this thread so why not.
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#15✎ 31Mr_MoReadingI like to read books!HobbiesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express Yourself
Oh my goodness.
SPEED% = BASESPEED% + POINTS% / 10
If the score ever decrements, so will the speed.
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#16✎ 410kenchicFirst YearMy account is over 1 year oldWebsiteSecond YearMy account is over 2 years oldWebsiteThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsite
Oh my goodness.
SPEED% = BASESPEED% + POINTS% / 10
#17✎ 31Mr_MoReadingI like to read books!HobbiesVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfThat's better! I didn't even think of that, Nice!
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