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Started by xMarminq_, November 17, 2016, 03:55:55 am

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December 24, 2016, 10:49:33 pm #30 Last Edit: December 24, 2016, 10:57:14 pm by xMarminq_

How do you set a a one character sprite at a coordinate?
Whats the star at the end of the code I quoted?
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Quote from: xMarminq_ on December 24, 2016, 10:49:33 pm

How do you set a a one character sprite at a coordinate?
Whats the star at the end of the code I quoted?
:banghead: Too many questions

The star appears the be the multiplication sign. Nothing special.

A one character sprite? Just do Text(x,y,"insert some string or character here")
If you want to do it on the home screen, Output would do fine.

Hope that helps!
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DJ Omnimaga

I am a bit late, but if you use Text(-1,X,Y,"C" instead of Text(X,Y,"C", then large fonts are used.


Quote from: xMarminq_ on December 09, 2016, 02:31:54 am
Quote from: Unicorn on November 29, 2016, 04:10:09 am
So, for example:

DelVar A
Repeat K=45
If K=leftarrowkey
If K=rightarrowkey
If K=2nd
DelVar A
If A=1 and X<26
If A=-1 and X>1

Just add the keycodes and erasing the text ;)

Do I need a new variable for up/down?

If you want it to be able to go up/down whenever, yes. Just be sure to change the bounds checking.

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Being that I've just released a large RPG calc project, I'd like to comment on this (I'm no means an expert obviously, but I have had some experience)
My experience is that most of the work going into an RPG will be on the content. Maps, story, items, etc. take up a lot of the work. In fact, I would design the world you're trying to build first, preferably on paper, before you even start work on your engine. You'll always have to keep in mind the limitations of your skills and the platform you're working on, but it's worth it.

That is, if you want to work on an RPG. You're going to be programming an RPG, which means, like I said, content is king. A small RPG first, where the time to make content about equals the time to make the engine, is your best bet to learning the type of RPG you want to make. I believe that your end goal in this small RPG is to learn how to organize your code, seperate your games into multiple interconnected pieces (aka overworld, battle screen, menu screen, map screen, etc.) and get it all working. After that, if you can take on the monumental challenge (It took me almost 1.5 years to finish up Sorcery of Uvutu, including the time that I took off of the project, sick of making maps)., I'd say go for it. Once you start to take on this large project, I'd always keep a side-project on the backburners, so while you're taking a break from your RPG, you have another way to refine your skills or generate new ideas. For a day or so a couple of months ago, I took time off of developing SoU to start work on Tourn 2, a fighting game. Different genre, so a way to break up the sluggish progression of your RPG with a project you can see results from immediately.

DJ Omnimaga

Yeah I really recommend starting with just 1 dungeon, even if it meeans no village/NPCs, first. Else if you start with something massive, you'll end up never releasing your first game.

You also need to keep as much walking engine content as possible outside the main walking loop, which should only include key detection, checking if you're heading outside the screen and if the next tile is solid. If that's the case or if the key pressed is CLEAR or ENTER then the loop should be exited and whatever needs to be done should be done outside. That will keep the map engine fast.

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