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Finished Games / Re: Window Styler, Web Browser, and Embed Program
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:58:29 PM »
TKG are you making use of Windows dll's? If that's the case that is likely what is causing the Internet Explorer hell, also why Windows has dll hell. It's a problem specific to Windows operating systems and devices.

This is also why Microsoft has GUID's and why we see them in Studio, applications should have unique identifiers to avoid Microsoft API's from getting confused and reading another ones messages or interops.

I don't know all the details about it, but I've definitely heard of this before.

Developing ENIGMA / Re: git madness
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:42:26 PM »
Well, first, don't worry about the history Harri, it's already gone to shit for the most part several times in fact. This happens to be why I get very anxious about leaving pull requests setting around, they can and will become a nightmare after a while.

General ENIGMA / Externalizing LateralGM
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:33:21 PM »
I want to make the case for excluding several things from LateralGM's JAR and redistributing it as a zip file.

1) I want to externalize the file that configures all the keyboard shortcuts of the application to allow people to change the shortcuts.
2) I want people to easily be able to add and change existing icon packs by placing them in a folder called icons and every top level folder will become a new icon pack.
3) I want to do the same thing I want to do for icons with languages and allow people to easily add new language packs.
4) I want to externalize all the LGL action libraries to a folder where LGM will load them to allow users the easy ability to add and remove action libraries as well as modify and utilize existing ones, even those made for GM since we already have the code to load them it doesn't make any sense not to offer the capability, obviously for legal purposes we use our own LGL format.

Anybody that knows me knows that I have never been one for creating applications that package everything into a single file, it has never been my thing and I strongly oppose it for several reasons. I like applications that you can easily modify without hassle or even having to know what you are doing, and I find this aspect of LateralGM to actually be against what makes LGM great, its free and open source nature.

Proposals / Re: GMS vs GM8.1 and below [window_handle()]
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:35:15 PM »
Ok TKG, but how do you propose we do that? Especially when you don't even know how Studio's works, ours just casts hWnd to unsigned long long.

Off-Topic / Re: Restructuring the Community
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:16:37 AM »
I can't view the link Lonewolff, what was that all about?

General ENIGMA / Re: Please vote for ENIGMA's new license
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:13:47 AM »
Hmmm I see your name in a couple of places where I'd think to look so ok I'll take your word for it.
Just remember to update headers of the files you change! I can not stress it enough. :)

Programming Help / Re: Script problem
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:46:38 PM »
Yes you could still do what I suggested, this is simply physics/calculus. rate of change = distance/time.

My original suggestion was this which gives us an exponential graph where velocity is the y-axis and distance is the x-axis.
Code: (EDL) [Select]
// with a room speed of 30 steps/frames per second you will get these speeds
// distance = 5, 5/10th pixel per step * 30 steps per second = 15 pixels per second
// distance = 10, 10/10th pixel per step * 30 steps per second = 30 pixels per second
// distance = 20, 20/10th pixel per step * 30 steps per second = 60 pixels per second
var spd;
spd = distance_to_point(xx, yy) / 10;
// you could also limit the speed if you like to some arbitrary value
if (spd > 30) {
  spd = 30;
move_towards_point(xx, yy, spd);

So let's just spruce up what I suggested first and you'll get a function similar to what you want that will accelerate up to a constant distance from any given point at which point it will slow down. You'll need to create a new variable called velocity in your create event and initialize it to 0.
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var dist;
dist = distance_to_point(xx, yy);
if (dist > 100) {
  // accelerate
  velocity += dist / 10;
} else {
  // we are getting close, so decelerate
  velocity -= (100 - dist) / 10;

// you could also limit the speed if you like to some arbitrary value
if (velocity > 30) {
  velocity = 30;
move_towards_point(xx, yy, spd);

If you like you can also use the built in variables with this alternative so you don't have to create a new one and you could also use the friction variable then as well.
Code: (EDL) [Select]
var dist;
dist = distance_to_point(xx, yy);
if (dist > 100) {
  // accelerate
  speed += dist / 10;
} else {
  // we are getting close, so decelerate
  speed -= (100 - dist) / 10;

// you could also limit the speed if you like to some arbitrary value
if (speed > 30) {
  speed = 30;

direction = point_direction(x, y, xx, yy);

Programming Help / Re: Script problem
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:18:12 PM »
Hmm I am not really sure I follow you though, because I don't see why you would need a script particularly for this as both GM and ENIGMA do have functions built in for this. For instance, move_towards_point sounds like it does exactly what you want this script to do.

Additional Instance and Motion functions are documented here.

The acceleration you can control yourself using the speed variable. You could also take the distance between the two points (Pythagorean theorem; also the point_distance function) and divide it by some arbitrary number and use that as the speed, then the object will be faster when it is further away and get exponentially slower as it gets closer and closer to the point.

Programming Help / Re: Script problem
« on: September 26, 2014, 01:01:25 PM »
Yes sir I can move it for you! You were looking for Programming Help. I would like to call your attention to the functions move_towards_point and mp_potential_step which are designed to move the object towards a point while avoiding other objects and such. Though the later of these functions is a little finicky in ENIGMA due to the difference in implementation however playing with the settings function for it does make it work. We currently have a ticket filed on it not working exactly the same as GM though.

Additional details as to what you are looking to do would also be helpful, such as do you want to avoid other objects? Are you looking to calculate the shortest path and not just any path?

General ENIGMA / Re: Please vote for ENIGMA's new license
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:53:05 PM »
Mmmm, IsmAvatar, I am not sure about what you are saying because the extent to which ENIGMA and LGM work together is limited, the same could be accomplished in LGM with a Studio plugin which I had contemplated before. I think more of that would reside in the plugin for LGM wouldn't it? Or probably not since the license we want for ENIGMA is to stop people from fixing important bugs and closing off the source code to us.

General ENIGMA / Re: New Portable
« on: September 26, 2014, 01:08:11 AM »
Just want to update this post again I have uploaded the new portable zip with the instance system memory leak fix.

This was the pull request.

Issues Help Desk / Re: Missing functions
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:45:52 AM »
Good work sorlok! Yes rodney we don't enable all functions by default because it helps to seriously reduce the executable size of games by ripping out the functions they do not need. We have not gotten around to the device_mouse functions and touch support yet but there has been a lot of requests and I already know how to write them so they'll be coming at some point in the future.  If you need further assistance do not be afraid to ask (Y)

Programming Help / Re: Find the Memory Leak
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:25:16 AM »
No I'm talking in the design of the language, a lot of things go undeleted etc. I mean GML itself, I am not saying anything about YYG. There's not much ENIGMA can do about that, except that we offer delete though it won't work on variant types only explicit types currently. GM games are after all notorious for this kind of stuff.

Programming Help / Re: Find the Memory Leak
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:07:38 AM »
Just an update me and Josh got a patch for the instance iterator fix that stops these massive memory leaks, Mark Overmars FPS example runs now at 15.2 MB's and stays there, 5 MB's lower than a blank GM8.1 game and minimal leak if any though I am sure there is some minor leakage from other systems, just by the design of GM.

Off-Topic / Re: Restructuring the Community
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:20:19 PM »
Now lonewolff you are on the page that I can agree with, I have advocated the same for a while as well. But my issue is that people do find the GM compatibility a huge positive in the program, we have basically the whole program duplicated and to redo things now and take things in a new direction would be the end to that. Like I've said before I would first increase consistency in a lot of functions, such as color values. So the focus for me and Josh has always been to complete aspects of things which do not directly address/interfer breaking compatibility.