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Flame as a procedure w/ (X,Y)

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for uses graph;

I want to make a simple flame procedure that is able to be placed where i want it by (X, Y, SIZE);
or something like that....at cooridnates 120, 200 i would do this fire(120, 200, 3); and it would put a flame there.

My goal is to put a fire below a rocket ship.  
I have the entire ship drawn already, i just need the flame below it.  I would prefer it to be animated, as i seen them
before...please help.  thanks...

i hope 100 pts is fair enough, as i am low, and i have other questions pending elsewhere....

where if i want something on fire at coordinates 120, 200, i
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by:FuzzyLogic
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Well, I made ones a "flame" in pascal version (BGI) and in asm version (*MUCH* faster).
I'll see if I convert my flame into procedure as you requested.
However, I need to know how you make your GFXs. Do you use BGI or direct $A000 drawing?
Keep it in mind that the flame graphics take about 64 colors.

Fuzzy
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I use BGI-graph mode...  thanks
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Please specify what mode are you using. The BGI version I made is using non-standart BGI that can handle more that 16 colors.
If you are using non-standart version of BGI, you can send it to me at fuzzy_logic@usa.net

Fuzzy
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by:weinrj
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i will be using the standard BGI that Pascal uses...i think it is EGAVGA.BGI or some crap like that...
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FuzzyLogic earned 100 total points
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Ohh well...
I could not do it with 16 colors. So I'll give you a my version of "flame" that I fixed to "procedure type". It is using 64 of 256 colors.
As a BGI version, I can send you the BGI package I user (it is a shareware) if you'll leave me your EMail address.

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Program FireWall;

Uses Graph,Crt;

const
  MaxX=640;
  StartColor=192;

var
  GraphMode, GraphDriver : integer;
  a:word;


{$F+}
function DetectVGA256 : Integer;
  begin
{   Writeln('  0) 320x200x256');
    Writeln('  1) 640x400x256');
    Writeln('  2) 640x480x256');
    Writeln('  3) 800x600x256');
    Writeln('  4) 1024x768x256'); }

    DetectVGA256 := 0;
  end;
{$F-}

procedure DrawFlame(x1,x2,y1,h:integer);
  var
    a,b,c:word;
    Line,Line2,Line0:array[0..MaxX] of integer;
    direction:boolean;
    decrement:byte;

  begin;
    for a:=0 to MaxX do begin;
      Line[a]:=0; Line0[a]:=0; Line2[a]:=0;
    end;

    if (x1<0) or (x2<=x1) or (abs(h)<10) then exit;
    direction:=(h>0);
    decrement:=192 div abs(h);
    if decrement=0 then decrement:=1;

    for a:=x1+1 to x2-1 do Line[a]:=random(255);

    repeat;
      for a:=x1 to x2 do begin;
        Line0[a]:=Line0[a]+random(256)-128;
        if Line0[a]<0 then Line0[a]:=0
        else if Line0[a]>255 then Line0[a]:=255;
      end;

      { Smoothing first line }
      Line:=Line0;
      for a:=x1+1 to x2-1 do Line0[a]:=(Line[a-1]+Line[a+1]+Line[a]) div 3;

      Line:=Line0;

      for b:=0 to abs(h) do begin;
        if direction then c:=y1+b else c:=y1-b;
        for a:=x1+1 to x2-1 do begin;
          Line2[a]:=(Line[a-1]+Line[a+1]+Line[a]) div 3;
          if Line2[a]>0 then begin;
            dec(Line2[a],decrement); if Line2[a]<0 then Line2[a]:=0;
          end;
          PutPixel(a,c,StartColor+Line2[a] div 4);
        end;
        Line:=Line2;
      end;
      delay(150);
    until KeyPressed;
    a:=ord(ReadKey);
  end;


begin
  Randomize;
  GraphDriver := InstallUserDriver('SVGA256',@DetectVGA256);
  GraphDriver := Detect;
  InitGraph(GraphDriver,GraphMode,'d:\dev\tp\bgi');

{ You can play with the colors... Enjoy yourself ;)
  Hint: Try deviding the flame colors (like from yellow (63,63,0) to red
        and fading to black)...
}
  for a:=0 to 63 do SetRGBPalette(StartColor+a,a,0,a div 16);

  DrawFlame(140,180,120,-50);

  CloseGraph;
end.
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by:weinrj
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thank you!  but,. the flame is rainbow colored..i dont have this superVGA thing...how do i work that?
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by:weinrj
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oh u need my address..it is jwnrb@cybernex.net
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