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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2016, 11:56:51 PM »
Thank you so much!  I've got them. :)
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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2016, 09:43:09 PM »
I almost feel like invoking my Fraxy skills...

Well, is there a quick way to test and modify an enemy? It seems that the XML files are loaded on game start, but I'd like to be tweaking them without exiting the game.

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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2016, 09:54:34 PM »
ctrl+F4 reloads existing XML. It will not read new files created while the program is running.
Alt+F4 closes the program and is sadly very similar to what I meant to do.
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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2016, 10:22:00 PM »
Hmm... I'm haven't done anything with XML, can I do arithmetics, for-loops, iterations, etc. so that I can create, say a bullet that slowly increases in speed?

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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2016, 10:46:52 PM »
short version: Yes.
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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2016, 11:05:18 PM »
Well, at least I got enough figured out to make when I wanted. The next thing tomorrow is to change the bullet sprite to indicate the two-stage behaviour.

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Re: Chris says: Help!! (Contractors wanted)
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2016, 11:10:04 PM »
Easiest way that I understand would be to spawn a new bullet at X speed with Y image. At Z time kill shot and spawn a new bullet with W speed and V image.
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