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Test My Spinner Game for Me?
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:53:41 pm »
I'm trying to get better at coding games, mostly for fun. I started with a very simple game for my handheld build and now moving up.

Gyruss is one of my favorites so I thought I'd try to recreate that next - but controlled with a joystick OR spinner.

I don't have a spinner (yet). Would anyone be willing to test my very early code with their controls and see how it works? Download link below.

http://sergiostuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gryuss-Remake_06.zip

After extracting, you will have to turn the spinner setting to "true" in the settings.ini file. Otherwise it defaults to standard arrow controls. And adjust sensitivity to your liking, somewhere between 0.0 and 2.0 is probably good. If Windows warns you about running, I can assure you this is not a virus.

Controls
5 = coin
Ctrl = Start and Shoot
Left/Right = Movement, unless spinner is turned on
Esc = Quit
F12 = Toggle fullscreen
 
I've only been able to test with my mouse so far, so real world info would be fantastic. And I won't be able to do my physical build with a spinner until this summer. This is purely a learning endeavor, I don't ever plan on releasing or selling this. The real Gyruss will always be better than anything I can make.

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Re: Test My Spinner Game for Me?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 10:58:43 pm »
Would anyone be willing to test my very early code with their controls and see how it works?
Looks like it works well in freeplay (default) other than two minor issues:

  1. When you first start a game, turning right/clockwise does not register until you turn left/counter-clockwise or die once.
- After you turn left or die, the spinner works properly until you start a new game.

  2. After you clear the level, there's no second level or return to attract mode.
- You have to exit and restart to play again.


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Re: Test My Spinner Game for Me?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 11:29:10 pm »
Scott, seems like you can always be counted on! Thanks for giving it a shot.

I haven't built any levels yet, so that accounts for point two. I'll have to see why it doesn't start triggering spinner movement until you've moved left or died.