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 PostTue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 pm
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It has it's challenges.

I would say the one thing I do that helps a lot is assigning objects, npcs, and enemies all their own npc ID.
I use these across all maps and they are always the same. ( aside from npc's saying different things, chests having different items, and stores selling different stuff )
It's why one of my earliest feature requests was for more npc ID definitions. [ I've been working on this game too long. ]

But by having each object have it's own npc ID, and can reference each npc with that id and check for various things. Then, when I want an object to behave differently, I just change the ID of that object.
so the walking yeti and the thrashing yeti are actually 2 completely different npcs and if I wanted to I could easily place an already thrashing yeti on the map.

After that, I just have the npcs read hero position, and add in a couple random if statements to determine random movements so multiple enemies don't always move the exact same waya nd stack up. I learn that stacking lesson in the first tim-tim game, but mostly when I made the game tim-tim's tower where hte snakes would always become a giant stack of snakes that looked just like a single snake.
By adding random movements or direction change, the npc's become unique and all act differently.
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 PostWed Jun 06, 2018 12:36 am
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Ah, I've never heard of random movements like that. I made some basic "move towards player" AI in a platformer and it looks wrong when they all behave identically.
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 PostSat Jun 16, 2018 3:22 pm
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Sounds interesting, Spoonweaver. Is the movement truly random though? How does that look on the screen?
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 PostSun Jun 17, 2018 1:48 am
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Purdom wrote:
Sounds interesting, Spoonweaver. Is the movement truly random though? How does that look on the screen?

Hello random new person. V

I have posted animated gifs throughout this thread of example movements of the nature I described. Please review them for examples of how this would look on the scree, as I'm too lazy right now to make another example gif.

And as far as "truly random", if you're referring to the idea that no number generated by a computer can be 100% random and are normally based off of time, or user input, then no.
The movements are based off the random(x,y) command used in the O.H.R.Rpg.C.E.
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 PostWed Jan 02, 2019 4:29 am
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Been working on things.

Lava Koi and Slime Heart


*Lava not yet implemented.
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 PostWed Jan 02, 2019 10:48 am
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Ooh!

What does the slime heart do? Spawn more slimes?
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 PostWed Jan 02, 2019 3:52 pm
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Bob the Hamster wrote:
What does the slime heart do? Spawn more slimes?


Indeed they do.

Indeed they do...
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2019 4:37 am
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Better Slime Heart Gif
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2019 12:25 pm
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Hurrah progress

What happens to all the slimes that fall into water? Slime doesn't float?
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2019 3:29 pm
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Slimes, or some other monsters, die in things like lava and spikes.

This map is made of left over tilemaps from when there were underwater areas.
The underwater areas have been removed from the game. They were very buggy and removing them had a lot to do with when i lost a bunch of data a few years ago.
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 PostFri Jan 04, 2019 9:37 pm
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I have to say, I'm really impressed with all the imaginative animation techniques you're using. Everything looks extremely lively an there's a great sense of motion and activity! *takes down notes*
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 PostSat Jan 05, 2019 4:59 am
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Looks great. Good job.
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 PostSat Jan 05, 2019 5:40 am
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Been working on this guy's design for a while now.

He's not quite done....
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 PostSat Feb 09, 2019 3:44 am
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I've been working on bosses.
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 PostSat Feb 09, 2019 8:32 pm
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Coool!

Can you make an animation of dirt fluing for a moment before the worm bursts out of the ground?

Both because it would look cool, and because it would give a hint where it is about to emerge a few ticks before it happens
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