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PostSubject: Space Wars - Screensaver   Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:17 pm

Wow, this is old. See here for an updated version. And how did you end up here? This forum is dead.

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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:11 pm

Nice screen saver! It was fun to watch the ships blow eachother up =)
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:51 pm

WOW! thats a nice screen saver. Good job. I'm using it now Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:24 am

Thanks for posting, it's nice to know when your work is appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:08 pm

Wow, that's pretty cool! (I am going to use it as my screen saver Very Happy)
You should expand the concept though.(mabey a third team with 3 ships for each team and the color randomly picked, planets could be captured to make more ships for that team....ect..)
Very cool but I just wanted to get out some ideas!
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:05 pm

You couldn't have timed that better. i just started working on a new one today, but i'll have to start from scratch because i lost the gm7 file.
i'm not sure what you mean about the planets though.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:12 pm

how did u make that?
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:04 pm

I'd send you the source, but i lost it.
basically, i made the ship always turn toward direction variable dest,
and changed dest based on the nearset enemy.
Is it too close, is it facing the ship, in those cases, it runs away, otherwise it heads for the enemy.

That's pretty much it.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:12 pm

no, i mean how did u make it a screen saver for the computer.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:14 pm

Oh! when compiling as an exe, add the extension .scr
that's it.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:44 pm

Thanks for that andrew_berge, that may come in handy. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:34 pm

Your welcome.
note that it doesn't make the program exit on mouse movement or key presses on it's own though, you have to work that out yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:04 pm

Just make an exit controller. Set it to exit the "game" on a keyboard, any key event. Also, create two variables and on either a game start, room start, or create event, and set them to mouse_x and mouse_y. Then in step, step, check if the variables arn't the same as the mouse position, and if they arn't, exit.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:26 pm

That's exactly it.
I'm now working on a new version, and i'm open for suggestions on how to improve the screensaver.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:13 pm

By planets I mean there are say 5 planets that are gray.
red ship touches planet
planet color = red
planet makes a red ship at planet every x amount of time.
Green touches
color = green
every x long makes a green ship at planet
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:23 pm

Tecmag Diams wrote:
By planets I mean there are say 5 planets that are gray.
red ship touches planet
planet color = red
planet makes a red ship at planet every x amount of time.
Green touches
color = green
every x long makes a green ship at planet
The only problem with that is I don't want my screen saver using more prossessing power for 1000s of ships than it would if I didn't use a screen saver at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:36 pm

It's possible to do, but there's ships flying all over the place constantly.
the planets would be flashing different colors all the time, and people wouldn't know what's going on.
it's an interesting idea, but it wouldn't work the way it is now.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:30 pm

Mine has just done something weird. There was only one ship of each, and they couldn't get each other. They kept circling around, neither able to shoot the other. It was hilarious at first, but then it just got annoying.
Maybe you should add some code that when there is only two left and about 30 (or whatever) seconds pass, a new group of ships on both sides form (or something to that effect). Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:23 pm

Yeah, that's a known bug. it happens so rarely that i decided not to fix it, but i will next version.
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PostSubject: Re: Space Wars - Screensaver   Wed May 21, 2008 4:39 pm

Hmm, i have to make a gm game at school. would anyone like to see this made into one?
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