I am using a sprite tile as a pickup item. When the player interacts with it, I need it to just disappear. How can I achieve this? I was imagining something along this line:
if(pickup_tile(player.x-1,player.y) == false) then pal(0) end
hey @MEMalguy - You probably want to store all of the pickups in a table.
Then check for collisions between the player and each item in that table every frame.
And if you get a hit, you can remove that item from the table.
You'll want to remove it /after/ you iterate over the list, OR you can do your checks using the the FOREACH(table) keyword.
Here's a quick example:
Thank you @enargy for taking the time to create that example. I am not prepared to tackle collisions yet and am trying to stick with the simple approach of tiles, though.
I added this code to each of the 'btn' values:
if(pickup_tile(player.x+8+1,player.y) == false) then spr(99,tilex,tiley) end
However, it still does not seem to be working.
When you say a sprite tile as a pickup item, do you mean a tile on the map? Like you have made a level map and put coins on it too?
The simplest way to deal with this is to detect if the player is intersecting with a map tile using that particular sprite ID, and if so, add one to their collectible counter or whatever, and then replace that map tile with nothing (or sky/air etc.). Since you have physically changed that map tile, it won't trigger picking it up again the next time the program checks where the player is standing.
However there is one pitfall with this: because you have permanently modified the map, the collectibles won't automatically be back in place if the player dies and you restart the level. You might need to actually reset the cart, unless you perform some more complicated operations to track and spawn the collectibles.
This is basically how I did combat with enemies in Micro RPG, I just replaced them on the map with whatever map tile was directly below them:
The relevant code here is:
if mget(sx,sy)==223 then mset(sx,sy,mget(sx,sy+1)) sl+=1 end
In other words, if the player's location (sx/sy) on the map is 223 (an enemy), then set the current map tile of the player with the same tile as the one just below it, and increase the player's level by 1 (sl).
You probably can't use this exact code because my player moves in exact tile increments, very simply. It's not like a platformer with smooth movement. But maybe you can see the concept.
Thank you for all of the posts! I am in the process of deciphering them. :-P I can't seem to properly implement the suggested code. I am trying to see if there is a more efficient way with the use of 'mset'.
This is what I have so far:
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