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I had this FINISHED, lying around, waiting to be released here but I never got around to it.

Now, here it is.

Note 1: this is NOT using any images - it is only drawing-based!

The sounds for this particular project were shamelessly ripped from elsewhere.

Please let me know if it is too hard or too easy - more things can be added/changed!

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StarShooter.zip

Known Bugs:

Enemy phaser lines sometimes rarely draw towards 0,0 instead of towards you. Fixed

If you go off-screen [wrapped] too many times or fly straight for too long, enemies clump/merge together on top of each other.

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can you make it so you move a bit faster or the enemies move a bit slower, its impossible to shake 4 guys off i they are a couple of pixels behind you!

Very nice though.

MDiesel

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crashdemons

I'm glad you like it, Yashied - I would like to add a story and some preset animations whenever time permits.

(a space for an animation is already reserved before the final level [the non-existant $level=14] ; a cheat code (the D key) already uses an animation)


My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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UEZ

I had this FINISHED, lying around, waiting to be released here but I never got around to it.

Now, here it is.

Note 1: this is NOT using any images - it is only drawing-based!

Note 2: I had a complaint about the Sounds not playing so I made them all 8-bit PCM - not sure if it will help or not.

The sounds for this particular project were shameless ripped from elsewhere.

Please let me know if it is too hard or too easy - more things can be added/changed!

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Known Bugs:

Enemy phaser lines sometimes rarely draw towards 0,0 instead of towards you.

Looks really nice!

UEZ


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crashdemons

can you make it so you move a bit faster or the enemies move a bit slower, its impossible to shake 4 guys off i they are a couple of pixels behind you!

Very nice though.

MDiesel

You don't have to shake them, you have one thing your empire buddies don't - reverse thrusters.

Try using the Down arrow.

If _IsPressed($Keys[2]) Then $AMoveS=-1; reverse - on a spaceship!? I think not!
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My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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oMBRa

Nice game, I found also a trick to win, if u stay in the middle of the bottom u win easy ( until the enemy move very fast )

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crashdemons

Maybe I should make it so if you get to the edge of the screen you can't fire :)

(or corner-camp for that matter)


My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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Mat

or possibly so you can go off one end and come out the other, that would make it real oldskool!

Its kinda addictive...

MDiesel

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oMBRa

I found another trick/bug:

whenever u do the animation pressing D, enemies stop firing, so spamming the animation makes u unbeatable, but after pressing D some times u will not able to do nothing

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Cool game, but I have 2 observations.

1. I never heard any sounds.

2. It gives a laggy feeling.

1.

See? i don't know why you and others have problems with this - it works fine here, and all I'm doing is using _SoundOpen, _SoundPlay (using the textual sound "alias").

Additionally, all of the WAV's are 8-bit mono tracks which there shouldn't be any problem playing...

A couple of questions:

Are you extracting all of the files to a folder before running (not just running from the ZIP)?

What AutoIt version are you using?

I'm still using 3.2.12.1 because of changes in later versions.

What OS are you on by chance? - If Vista, did you try Run as Admin? (just to open a WAV file?)

I'll try to add some error-checking for the _Sound* functions in the next update.

PS: Was anyone who tested this able to hear the sounds?

2.

I'm not sure much could be done about that - only necessary data is contained in all of the arrays and the checking that is done is all required for decent operation.

You could always lower that measly Sleep(50) if you had a fast PC, but personally I wouldn't......

The things that really slow it noticeably is having too many things to draw, which is why there is a cap to the "shots" and the collisions/explosions.

I'll look into whether there's any optimizations possible for the multiple things that occur.

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My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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1.

All files extracted to a folder calles StarShooter on my desktop.

Running with AutoIt 3.3.0.0 (it could matter since there was a big rewrite on the sound udf on that version. What version is your AutoIt?).

Windows XP Professional SP3. Account is in Admin group.

2.

Good tip, I changed the Sleep to 25 and it was better looking and a little harder. Much more my style now :)

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oMBRa

I cant hear the sound too (the same as AdmiralAlkex but SP2)

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I found another trick/bug:

whenever u do the animation pressing D, enemies stop firing, so spamming the animation makes u unbeatable, but after pressing D some times u will not able to do nothing

D is a cheat - I made it so that attacks stopped, if you investigate the code you'll see this:

(The starburst is animation 1)

Func AnimCheck()
    Switch $AnimationN
        Case 0
            
        Case 1
            $CanFire=False
          ...

I made it so that attacks also resume after the fact, but sometimes level-changes interfere.

Edited by crashdemons

My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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1.

All files extracted to a folder calles StarShooter on my desktop.

Running with AutoIt 3.3.0.0 (it could matter since there was a big rewrite on the sound udf on that version. What version is your AutoIt?).

Windows XP Professional SP3. Account is in Admin group.

2.

Good tip, I changed the Sleep to 25 and it was better looking and a little harder. Much more my style now :party:

I'm using AutoIt 3.2.12.1 because I still write programs for Win98/Win2k etc.

I should try to find out if there's a quick way to switch between AutoIt versions so I can compile programs with either set: legacy or updated.

Personally though, I dislike the idea of having two sets of includes folders - having both seems like a headache either way.

:)

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My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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trancexx

Imagination is very important.

Obviously you are in no lack of it. 5 stars from me.


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I'm using AutoIt 3.2.12.1 because I still write programs for Win98/Win2k etc.

I should try to find out if there's a quick way to switch between AutoIt versions so I can compile programs with either set: legacy or updated.

Personally though, I dislike the idea of having two sets of includes folders - having both seems like a headache either way.

:)

That explains it. I had to make all sorts of ugly fixes to 2 of my scripts after upgrading to 3.3.0.0, the Sound UDF have lots of changes (mostly irritating ones).

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Update: I added a quick and dirty fix for sounds. (not really efficient - optimizations will occur later)

Sounds should now work with the updated Sound UDF, but not on the old one.

I downloaded AutoIt v3.3 today and tested it out.


My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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I just updated the script - I've had time to work on it lately and I added and changed a number of things.

Tell me if the script is too hard to finish - I should be able to make it easier with some input.

Animations must now finish before level changes (Fixed starburst cheat hanging on last level)

Enemies were originally allowed to fire phasers if destroyed by phasers (Fixed phaser lines drawing to 0,0)

Wrong array indices were being used in one area. (Fixed jumpy/non-smooth enemy movement etc.)

A number of sections have had the passed information changed to ByRef

The shortest turning angle is now used in conditions - yeilding smarter choices for the computer.

Enemies are now spawned facing at random angles - instead of all 0 degrees.

The dreadnought (the Big Ship) was way too easy - you have to deal with another weapon now.

The dreadnought will also be making unscheduled visits [animation] with it's new gun - reduces camping.

Nearly all "shots" and ships will now wrap from off-screen. (excluding the dread's shiny new weapon)

Unfixed Bug:

If you go off-screen [wrapped] too many times or fly straight for too long, enemies clump/merge together on top of each other while pursuing you.

Let me know what you think.

And now the spoilers:

Cheat 2:

'A', skip to the last level after the current.

Cheat 3:

'S', manually trigger a "visit" from the Dreadnought

The Dread's Weapon is:

A torpedo that starburst-explodes when it hits ANYTHING solid.

Hitting this torpedo head-on may, in many cases, be a near-death experience

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My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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      But the Help for AutoIt3 Limits/defaults says that MAXLINESIZE, Maximum size for a line of script, is 4096 characters.
      The line would exceed the limit if AutoIt considers the subject line to be 1 line and not 2 lines.
      My question: is this line legal? Is buffer overun possible?
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