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OK..Well I have sort of making an RPG type game based off a game I made using Turing (its for computers class, dont ask).

What I want to happen is when your health equals a certain percentage a different image is shown in the picturebox, as if it were showing your health drop.
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if (health < 50) then
  me.Picture1.Picture = LoadPicture("C:\Weakened.jpg")
else if (health = 0) then
  me.Picture1.Picture = LoadPicture("C:\Dead.jpg")

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Oh and another thing..I have this on a n SSTab. How do I get it to update all the time? So the second the health drops it changes the pic.
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And also, will that be a percentage? or a number value? Like if the users health is 500 at max...will it show full health on the bar until they drop below 100?
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>>How do I get it to update all the time?
Easiest way is to add a timer to the form.   Put code behind the timer to update the picture form.  Probably every half second.  Timing is in millseconds (1000 = 1 second)

>>And also, will that be a percentage? or a number value? Like if the users health is 500 at max...will it show full health on the bar until they drop below 100?
Number is what you want it to be.  If you are keeping health as an integer then use integers.  You could have it update the picture as often as you want.  Just need to have a different picture for each health level.  You also might want to use percentages for changing

If (Health > MaxHealth * 0.9) then
   FULL HEALTH PICTURE
Else if (Health > MaxHealth * 0.8) then
   ALMOST FULL HEALTH PICTURE
Else if
...
Else
   DEAD PICTURE
end if

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Glad I could help

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