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Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Tweaker, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. RetroKoH

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    How does lua code compare with GML? (I feel like I just asked a dumb question)
    Would porting Triad to lua code be something to consider?
     
  2. Tribeam

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    Never messed with GML. Best advice I can give is that all languages have their pros and cons

    Like for example:
    Some people hate that it doesn't use brackets, instead of
    function x() { ... }
    its
    function x() ... end
    or
    if x == 5 then ... end
    or
    for x = 1, 32 do ... end

    Some people also hate that it doesnt have += or ++
    C: x ++ or x += 2
    lua: x = x + 1 or x = x + 2

    But one good thing about lua is it's tables
    These things are insane once you figure them out

    Tables are containers that hold variables, but not in the way arrays do in other languages
    You can use tables as arrays
    example:
    Code (Text):
    1. local derp = { 10, 12, 13, 14 }  
    2. print(derp[1])
    3. > 10
    or you can add keywords:
    Code (Text):
    1. derp =
    2. {
    3.     x = 10,
    4.     y = 11,
    5. }
    6. print(derp.x)
    7. > 10
    8.  
    you can define keywords outside the table too
    Code (Text):
    1. derp = {}
    2. derp.x = 10
    3. derp.y = 11
    4. print(derp.x)
    5. > 10
    or add keywords with strings
    Code (Text):
    1. derp = {}
    2. derp["x"] = 10
    3. derp["y"] = 11
    4. print(derp["y"])
    5. > 11
    also add functions
    Code (Text):
    1. derp = {}
    2. function derp:helloworld() print ("Hello World")end
    3. derp:helloworld()
    4. > Hello World
    or tables within tables(infinitely)
    Code (Text):
    1. derp =
    2. {
    3.     derp2 =
    4.     {
    5.  
    6.         x = 0,
    7.         y = 10,
    8.  
    9.     },
    10. }
    11. print(derp.derp2.y)
    12. > 10
    And tables are lua's way of OOP.

    Everything shown here are interchangeable between each other, as an example this is from a table in my editor:
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. triproj.maps[trisphere.game][trisphere.lvl].layout[layouty][layoutx]
    3. triproj.maps[trisphere.game][trisphere.lvl].color1[1]
    4.  
    I'm gonna stop now before I go overboard on this lesson(which I think I already did :s)

    So if you "want" to explore other languages then go for it, but it's probably best to stick with what you know, than trying to recode something in a language you aren't familiar with
     
  3. Does this bring back the possibility of making an editor for the Blue Sphere (Sonic 1 Lock-On) game?
     
  4. neonsynth

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    Meh, I originally wanted to post it in its original thread, but no staff is around here at the moment to unlock it, so...

    Oh, and enable annotations, to know what's going on. And yes, it's the previously private entry of SHC2012, which I decided to release to the public.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1lrR1ndEns[/youtube]
     
  5. You know, SonicVann, if you were gonna continue on with your special stage project, I would help improve it by a whole lot -- even with the graphics.
     
  6. neonsynth

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    Disregard my post over at SSRG, I will get in touch with you here later. I need to fix some bugs regarding the main menu and the level-to-main menu transition. But thanks for your offer, it will be very helpful, as I'm not skilled with art...
     
  7. Don't worry much about art because I'll very much handle that. And I have some ideas and suggestions that I want to share with you [privately] as well. I could help make your hack really stand out, if you happen to try to agree my suggestions. I'd rather us have our discussions on Skype so that I can share files with you. I was attempting to start on a special stage hack but one of my associates was offline for the past month or so and I haven't heard from him since. But you know, if we happen to merge our ideas together, this hack will be huge success in the end--possibly a top candidate for the Hidden Palace Trophy for next year's contest. And also, I will do the layouts since I understand they need significant improvement.
     
  8. UtopiaUK

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    An Update for my Sonic 3 And Knuckles Hack. Full Topic coming soon.
     
  9. E-122-Psi

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    Wow is that a whole new level design in S3+K? Has that been done yet?
     
  10. Knucklez

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    Holy mother of god.
     
  11. Cinossu

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    Simply beautiful. Sandopolis as the base, I assume? The enemy and the heat haze are what are giving that off. I very much look forward to seeing what else you have done to this, and where you are going with it.
     
  12. Knucklez

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    I didn't think two screenshots alone would drive me nuts, but they sure are. I'm really looking forward to it Utopia.
     
  13. MainMemory

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. RetroKoH

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    Please tell me this bears the ability to burrow into the ground or the walls. That would be sweet.
     
  15. steveswede

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    I don't get it, what meant to be unique about it apart from the emerald looking icons at the bottom?
     
  16. Aerosol

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    Sonic (?): Coming summer of 2055...?
    Emerald hunting, man.
     
  17. MainMemory

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    Knuckles can't dig into walls in SA1.
     
  18. steveswede

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    In normal stages?
     
  19. Liliam

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    So where are you picking the blue color for the radar from?
     
  20. MainMemory

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    There is no blue in the palette.