Scripts / Display image at start of level

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OldFlak
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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 14:23 Edited at: 25th Aug 2019 15:30
Hi all

So I want to show a full screen image when the level starts, while I can do that no problems there are a couple issues I just can't seam to resolve.

1) I would like the image to be displayed immediately when level has loaded, but there is like a split second or so before the image appears.

2) The image is semi-transparent, and appears darker than it should, it looks to me like it gets displayed twice.

This is what I have thus far.


Any ideas what I be doing wrong....

Thanks for any input

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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 17:11
change the setposition to 200,200 or remove the pastesprite command as you are creating the sprite at 0,0 then pasting the same sprite on top of it

don't see any reason for any delay, probably just normal delay for GG to run the script
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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 19:36
Please someone could give a quick run- down of the sprite commands?
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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 19:49
The descriptions are in global.lua.
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And are really unhelpful descriptions because they dont explain in easy terms how they interact with each other.

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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 20:40
CreateSprite: mySprite = CreateSprite ( myImage )
PasteSprite: PasteSprite ( mySprite ) -- pastes the sprite at its current location (good for pasting sprite BEHIND text)
PasteSpritePosition: PasteSpritePosition ( mySprite , x , y ) -- as above but pasted at a specified XY coordinate
DeleteSprite: DeleteSprite ( mySprite )
SetSpritePosition: SetSpritePosition ( mySprite , x , y )
SetSpriteSize: SetSpriteSize ( mySprite , sizeX , sizeZ ) -- passing -1 as one of the params ensure the sprite retains its aspect ratio
SetSpriteDepth: SetSpriteDepth ( mySprite , 10 ) (0 is front, 100 is back)
SetSpriteColor: SetSpriteColor ( mySprite , red , green, blue, alpha )
SetSpriteAngle: SetSpriteAngle ( mySprite , 180 )
SetSpriteOffset: SetSpriteOffset ( mySprite , 5 , -1 ) -- would be the centre for a 10% width image assigned to a sprite, passing -1 as one of the params ensure the sprite retains its aspect ratio
SetSpriteImage: SetSpriteImage ( mySprite , myImage )

Which ones?
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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 23:18
Quote: "change the setposition to 200,200 or remove the pastesprite command as you are creating the sprite at 0,0 then pasting the same sprite on top of it"

Ah, ok, will give it a try. Had the impression createsprite only loaded it in memory, and pastesprite displayed it

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Posted: 25th Aug 2019 23:41
nope, paste sprite was added after we realised we couldn't see text in front of sprites but is handled differently, you need to constantly call pastesprite to keep it on screen while a normal sprite should be created outside of the loop as it stays on screen til you delete it or move it off (you did both correctly, i'm just clarify for others)
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Posted: 26th Aug 2019 01:02
Thanks smallg appreciated, displays proper now

Kinda liking this coding thing, but for the headaches lol...

Still trying to work out how to avoid the delay when it is displayed.

Also anyone explain why\when\what we should or shouldn't make use of the function_init section...

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Posted: 26th Aug 2019 09:18
Init is run once when the script is first run, it is for any starting settings related to the model (or other models) which require the entity number.
I.e. SetActivated(e,2) or PlayAnimation(e)

Otherwise general script settings can be defined and set outside the init
I.e. local first_run = 0

Then the main function is called repeatedly until the engine is told not to (i.e. the health reaches 0) - general game and (this) entity logic goes here

Then the preexit is called (pretty sure this is only for characters) - this is for handling death animations etc

followed by the exit - this is for clean up (delete any images, destroy the entity)
lua guide for GG
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