A_Jump buggy? Or am I doing this wrong?

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A_Jump buggy? Or am I doing this wrong?

Post by Lazureus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 17:16

One of the weapons in my project is called the Tar Lobber. I haven't designed it's HUD sprite yet, so it still uses the Pistol. Anyways, I did create projectiles for it. The basic rundown is, the Tar Lobber fires 3 tar-splatter projectiles. One big one (TarDaddy) in the middle, and two smaller versions that shoot out of each side (TarBabies).

At first, they fired at fixed angles. Tarbabies fired at -8 and 8 degrees respectively, and Tardaddy fired at 0 angle (directly ahead). However, I'm trying to mix it up a bit to make it more shotgunny. I'm having problems with that here. Using A_Jump and goto calls, the code should theoretically make it so that it decides to fire at slightly different angles every time. However, instead, it's basically firing at the same angles every time, and occassionally firing at the LAST set of angles here and there. None of the other angle sets are being used AT ALL.

Here's the code:

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actor TarLobber : weapon 30003
{
  obituary "%o was tarred and feathered by %k."
  weapon.selectionorder 1300
  states
  {
  Ready:
    PISG A 1 A_WeaponReady
    loop
  Deselect:
    PISG A 1 A_Lower
    loop
  Select:
    PISG A 1 A_Raise
    loop
  Fire:
    PISG A 0 A_Jump (50,9)
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarDaddy",0,0,0,0)   // Daddy #1
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",8,0,2,0)    // Right #1
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",-8,0,-2,0)  // Left #1
    PISG A 4
    PISG B 6
    PISG C 4
    PISG B 20 
    PISG B 1 A_ReFire
    goto Ready
    PISG A 0 A_Jump (50,9)
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarDaddy",2,0,0,0)   // Daddy #2
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",5,0,2,0)    // Right #2
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",-4,0,-2,0)  // Left #2
    PISG A 4
    PISG B 6
    PISG C 4
    PISG B 20 
    PISG B 1 A_ReFire
    goto Ready
    PISG A 0 A_Jump (50,9)
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarDaddy",-2,0,0,0)  // Daddy #3
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",9,0,2,0)    // Right #3
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",-10,0,-2,0)  // Left #3
    PISG A 4
    PISG B 6
    PISG C 4
    PISG B 20 
    PISG B 1 A_ReFire
    goto Ready
    PISG A 0 A_Jump (50,9)
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarDaddy",1,0,0,0)  // Daddy #4
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",3,0,2,0)    // Right #4
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",-4,0,-2,0)  // Left #4
    PISG A 4
    PISG B 6
    PISG C 4
    PISG B 20 
    PISG B 1 A_ReFire
    goto Ready
    //PISG A 0 A_Jump (50,9) 
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarDaddy",0,0,0,0)  // Daddy #5
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",3,0,2,0)    // Right #5
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",-5,0,-2,0)  // Left #5
    PISG A 4
    PISG B 6
    PISG C 4
    PISG B 20 
    PISG B 1 A_ReFire
    goto Ready
    
   
  Spawn:
    LAUN A -1
    stop
  }
}
Can anyone help me here? It's not randomizing like it should, and instead is picking the first or last set... mainly the first almost every time.

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Post by TheDarkArchon » Wed Jun 27, 2007 17:37

You know that the chance of jumping is out of 256, not 100, right?

Also, a lot of that code is unnecessary, this would more than suffice for what you're looking for:

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actor TarLobber : weapon 30003
{
  obituary "%o was tarred and feathered by %k."
  weapon.selectionorder 1300
  states
  {
  Ready:
    PISG A 1 A_WeaponReady
    loop
  Deselect:
    PISG A 1 A_Lower
    loop
  Select:
    PISG A 1 A_Raise
    loop
  Fire:
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarDaddy",random(-2,2),0,0,0)   // Daddy #1
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",random(4,8),0,2,0)    // Right #1
    PISG A 0 A_FireCustomMissile("TarBaby",-random(-8,-4),0,-2,0)  // Left #1
    PISG A 4
    PISG B 6
    PISG C 4
    PISG B 20 
    PISG B 1 A_ReFire
    goto Ready
  Spawn:
    LAUN A -1
    stop
  }
}

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Post by Lazureus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 17:53

woah, really? the zdoom wiki never said anything about being able to do that-_- thanks!

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Post by TheDarkArchon » Wed Jun 27, 2007 18:46

Basically, usage of random is:

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random(low,high)
for which a random number between "low" and "high" is generated.

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Post by Lazureus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 19:56

any other little undocumented things like this i may not know about cuz zdoom wiki doesn't cover it?

I've been lookin for decorate recreations of heretic weapons too btw :o

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Post by KeksDose » Wed Jun 27, 2007 20:21

You can recreate them easily, if you want them in other games.

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Actor DragonClaw2 : DragonClaw
{
}
This means it creates a new actor, and the actions/properties will be inherited from the original Heretic Dragon Claw. You can also change some things now (like the fire state, or the tome of power...power). Just make sure you have the original Heretic Graphics, with exact their name, otherwise you have to recreate it from scratch (<---- IGNORE THIS IF YOU USE HIRESTEX!). The same goes for monsters ;) And if you use GZDoom, you can port the Graphics without palette restriction, which make the sprites even nicer.

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Post by Lazureus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 20:48

I am producing for the skulltag port, which uses Zdoom 2.1.7 specifications.

The zdoom wiki says there's a gravity property, but skulltag errors out on it though saying it doesn't exist :o.

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