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Okay, I am working on this program right and its not working right.  Its an asteroids like thing but i can not get the asteroids to blow up when you hit them with your laser, nor can i get you to die when they hit you.

I have a copy at
http://www.gamepl.com/space.zip
(250k)
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Question by:shiny
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by:Ark
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Hi
You forgot Asteroid and laser size
Take a look - I change:
'I'm not a very good shooter, so I increase IF statement to 10 pixels
'       IF HIT THEN DIE CODE (not even close to remotely trying to work)
'       =======
       
        If Abs(LaserY + Laser.Height - 8 - RockYPos) < 10 And LaserY > 0 Then
           If Abs(LaserX + Laser.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Height / 2) < 10 Then
       
            frmGame.Show   'Temp until this works right
            End If
        End If
'       (I tryed (Derek))

'More changes:

Public Sub Form_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
    ShootLaser = True
    LaserX = XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - Laser.Width / 2
    LaserY = YDest + Ship.Height - 20
End Sub

Private Sub Form_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
    XDest = x - Ship.Width / 2
End Sub

' From Key-Down Event
     Case vbKeySpace
            'Allows the space bar to shoot too
            ShootLaser = True
            LaserX = XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - Laser.Width / 2
            LaserY = YDest + Ship.Height - 20
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by:Ark
ID: 2647635
Sorry, change this string
           If Abs(LaserX + Laser.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2) < 15 Then

(was Asteroid(RockNum).Height)
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by:Ark
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Place this just before "Hit to die Code"
        If Abs(YDest + Ship.Height - RockYPos - 20) < 5 Then
           If Abs(XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2) < 15 Then
              MsgBox "Booooommmm !!!", vbCritical
       
            frmGame.Show   'Temp until this works right
            End If
        End If
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by:Ark
ID: 2647669
Ok, now all together:
Change Mouse_Move,Mouse_Down and Key_Down events as I wrote before.
'Change this part:  IF HIT THEN DIE CODE (not even close to remotely trying to work)
'       =================================================
        If Abs(YDest + Ship.Height - RockYPos - 20) < 5 Then
           If Abs(XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2) < 15 Then
              MsgBox "Booooommmm !!!", vbCritical
           End If
        End If
       
        If Abs(LaserY + Laser.Height - 12 - RockYPos) < 5 And LaserY > 0 Then
           If Abs(LaserX + Laser.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2) < 10 Then
              MsgBox "Nice shoot!!!", vbExclamation
           End If
        End If
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by:FONATURE
ID: 2648065
I do Collision checks in all of my games
Now I tried to download your zip file but i cant get it so this probally wont work
But it works really well for me.
in the form

Public Function Collision(spr1 As _ Sprite, spr2 As Sprite) As Boolean
Collision = True        
' Sets the collision as True
'Now we see if the collision impossible:
'one line
If spr1.YCoord > spr2.YCoord + _ spr2.CollisionHeight Then Collision _ =False
'one line
If spr1.YCoord + spr1.CollisionHeight _ < spr2.YCoord Then Collision = False
'one line
If spr1.XCoord + spr1.CollisionWidth _
< spr2.XCoord Then Collision = False
'one line
If spr1.XCoord > spr2.XCoord + _ spr2.CollisionWidth Then Collision = _ False
End Function


Now In your timer

   If Collision(Laser, Rock) Then
     'What ever you want it to do
     'Hit
    Else
      'Not a damb thing
    End If


'If your useing sprites this will work
'If not this is no help
'The collision width and height
'are the sprites width and height
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by:shiny
ID: 2648833
Ark, thank you a lot for your help, when the asteroid hits you, 'boom' ;) but nothing happens when the laser hits the asteroid.  Is there a way that I can give you partial points for all your help so far?
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by:Ark
ID: 2651308
Hi
I don't know about partial points. But it's strange that there is no effect when laser hits asteroid.
Here is form code (without declarations)

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    Select Case KeyCode
        Case vbKeyEscape
            'Returns to other form, stops sound
            j = sndPlaySound(vbNullString, SND_ASYNC)
            frmStart.Show
            frmGame.Hide
        Case vbKeySpace
            'Allows the space bar to shoot too
            ShootLaser = True
            LaserX = XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - Laser.Width / 2
            LaserY = YDest + Ship.Height - 20
    End Select
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Show
    RockYPos = 425
    For XLoader = 1 To x
        Randomize Timer
        RandX = Int(Rnd * x + 1)
        StarXPos(XLoader) = RandX
    Next XLoader
    For YLoader = 1 To x
        StarYPos(YLoader) = YLoader
    Next YLoader
    'Play sound
    'j = sndPlaySound(App.Path + "\Needle.wav", SND_ASYNC Or SND_LOOP)
    Do
        DoEvents
        Cls
        For i = 1 To (x - 1)
            StarXPos(i) = StarXPos(i + 1)
        Next i
        For i = 1 To x
            PSet (StarXPos(i), StarYPos(i)), vbWhite
        Next i
        RandX = Int(Rnd * x + 1)
        StarXPos(x) = RandX
        'Draw Ship
        j = BitBlt(Me.hDC, XDest, YDest, 150, 112, ShipMask.hDC, 0, 0, vbSrcAnd)
        j = BitBlt(Me.hDC, XDest, YDest, 150, 112, Ship.hDC, 0, 0, vbSrcPaint)
        If ShootLaser = True Then 'If the laser has been activated then:
            j = BitBlt(Me.hDC, LaserX, LaserY, 150, 112, LaserMask.hDC, 0, 0, vbSrcAnd)
            j = BitBlt(Me.hDC, LaserX, LaserY, 150, 112, Laser.hDC, 0, 0, vbSrcPaint)
            LaserY = LaserY + 10
                If LaserY >= Me.ScaleHeight Then
                    ShootLaser = False
                    LaserY = 0
                End If
        End If
'       ASTEROID STUFF
'       =================================================
        RockYPos = RockYPos - 5
        If RockYPos + 100 <= 0 Then
            RockYPos = 425
            RockXPos = Int(Rnd * Me.ScaleWidth)
            RockNum = Int(Rnd * 4)
        End If
        j = BitBlt(Me.hDC, RockXPos, RockYPos, 150, 112, AsteroidMask(RockNum).hDC, 0, 0, vbSrcAnd)
        j = BitBlt(Me.hDC, RockXPos, RockYPos, 150, 112, Asteroid(RockNum).hDC, 0, 0, vbSrcPaint)
'       =================================================
'       IF HIT THEN DIE CODE (not even close to remotely trying to work)
'       =================================================
        If Abs(YDest + Ship.Height - RockYPos - 20) < 5 Then
           If Abs(XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2) < 15 Then
              MsgBox "Booooommmm !!!", vbCritical
           End If
        End If
'You cahnge asteroid pos by 5 and laser by 10, so every loop distance change by 15 - you need check abs < 15/2 = 8
        If Abs(LaserY + Laser.Height - 12 - RockYPos) < 8 And LaserY > 0 Then
' Check if laser find asteroid
           If Abs(LaserX + Laser.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2) < Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2 Then
              MsgBox "Nice shoot!!!", vbExclamation
           End If
        End If
'       (I tryed (Derek))
'       =================================================
    Loop
End Sub

Public Sub Form_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
    ShootLaser = True
    LaserX = XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - Laser.Width / 2
    LaserY = YDest + Ship.Height - 20
End Sub

Private Sub Form_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
    XDest = x - Ship.Width / 2
End Sub

Cheers
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by:Ark
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PS. First code hits asteroid only in centre, last one - in any part
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Ark earned 730 total points
ID: 2651406
One more - improved "Boom" staff
'Calculate distance between asteroid and ship centeres and
'let asteroid fly some more pixels until collision
        Dim iTemp As Integer
        iTemp = Abs(XDest + Ship.Width / 2 - RockXPos - Asteroid(RockNum).Width / 2)
        If Abs(YDest + Ship.Height - RockYPos - 20 - iTemp) < 5 Then
           If iTemp < Ship.Width / 2 Then
              MsgBox "Booooommmm !!!", vbCritical
           End If
        End If
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by:shiny
ID: 2651590
Adjusted points from 729 to 730
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by:shiny
ID: 2651591
Thank you so much, I have spent many hours working with this.

-Shiny (shiny@gamepl.com)
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by:Ark
ID: 2651695
Glad to help you!
BTW, if change 20 to 25:
If Abs(YDest + Ship.Height - RockYPos - 25 - iTemp) < 5 Then
Collision will be more closely
Cheers
           
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