Forum Fighters: Rewritten (Discontinued)

@awc95014 This isn’t really important but I thought it was a cool discovery

Something I think is interesting that I discovered

I usually do rectangle intersection detection by getting the x/y position of an edge (only either the x or y depending on which edge it is) and do a comparison to the position of the opposite edge in the other rectangle. So like this:

aRight > bLeft &&
aLeft < bRight &&
aBottom > bTop &&
aTop < bBottom

If the position of rectangles were are its top-left corner, that would become

ax + aw > bx &&
ax < bx + bw &&
ay + ah > by &&
ay < by + bh

But since in Wick Editor, they’re instead at its center, So I have to change that equation to

ax + aw / 2 > bx - bw / 2 &&
ax - aw / 2 < bx + bw / 2 &&
ay + ah / 2 > by - bh / 2 &&
ay - ah / 2 < by + bh / 2

You do it like this:

wd = (aw + bw) / 2
hd = (ah + bh) / 2

ax < bx + wd &&
ax + wd > bx &&
ay < by + hd &&
ay + hd > by

These two ways of doing it look different, and they are because you came up with it a different way than I did. You look at the differences between the sizes and the distances between the rectangles, while I see if an edge is past another edge.

In my equation, I want it to be more simpler and shorter because it’s long. I was thinking of using variables but defining a variable for each side of both rectangles would make it longer in height. So I thought, maybe there’s a way to simplify this equation except not using 8 variables and instead a few. I supposed that if I changed the equations in some way using algebra, they would all show up a re-occuring operation that I could then turn into a variable. Both sides of the equations do both look similar enough.

boring math algebra
Statements Reasons
ax + aw / 2 > bx - bw / 2 Given
ax + aw / 2 + bw / 2 > bx - bw / 2 + bw / 2 Addition Property of Equality
ax + aw / 2 + bw / 2 > bx Addition
ax + (aw + bw) / 2 > bx Distributive Property of Equality
ax - aw / 2 < bx + bw / 2 Given
ax - aw / 2 + aw / 2 < bx + bw / 2 + aw / 2 Addition Property of Equality
ax < bx + bw / 2 + aw / 2 Addition
ax < bx + (aw + bw) / 2 Distributive Property of Equality

So as you can see from what I highlighted in bold in the boring math algebra, from both the left-side and right-side equations I get (aw + bw) / 2. The same thing happens for the top-side and bottom-side equation except it’s the height. So when I make that into variables wd and hd the equations turn into this:

ax + wd > bx &&
ax - wd < bx &&
ax + hd > by &&
ay - hd < by

If I take your way of doing it, move some variables to the other side of the equations and changing where some of the equations are located, getting this:

wd = (aw + bw) / 2
hd = (ah + bh) / 2

ax + wd > bx &&
ax - wd < bx &&
ay + hd > by &&
ay - hd < by &&

You can see it’s exactly the same thing as the equation I came up with. Which means that, technically, that way of doing it is exactly the same as my way of doing it. Which makes sense because they’re both just checking if two rectangles intersect, and there’s probably only one way of doing that.


That is great! I just wanted to mention, In the past, I used a different method to do object intersections in general, not only for rectangles… but there is a catch… It requires a lot more memory, but in return, a lot less processing…

Boring Nerd stuff

The approach that you are mentioning here (or variations of this one), is the one that we typically use here. This approach is expensive in terms of processing because the game objects (e.g. Enemies, players, platforms, etc…) have to evaluate themselves against the others, probably frame by frame. (Of course, it depends on the number of objects on the screen)

Let’s say that hits is implemented in that way for rectangles intersection:
For every frame, the player has to use hits against platforms, walls, enemies, bullets, etc… if you have a game with a lot of these game objects, then we will see a decrease in performance.

There is an approach where we create a pixel table in memory… like a 2d array or so, representing the screen. Based on the object position, we fill the pixel array with data. It doesn’t have to be exactly a 1:1 representation, because is very unlikely that we have GameObjects with 1x1 pixels^2 in dimension. So it could be an array of a pixel group in which each element represents 5x5 pixels^2 on the screen. This should be defined based on your smallest application gameObject… if your smallest gameObject measures 20px in height or in width, then it is safe to define those array elements to represent 20x20 pixels^2.

Once we have that setup, which could require a few hours of design, the player, for example, has to evaluate only against the pixel table array, but not against the entire table, but only with the array elements near to him. Not every frame, but only when the player moves. If the player is about to move 10 pixels in the X direction, before moving the player, we translate the player coordinates into the pixel array and then do the comparison against those 10pixels in the X direction to see if there is an overlap. So the player doesn’t have to be evaluated more than that. If you have 30 enemies on the screen and 50 platforms, the player will not be evaluated against all of them, which is the benefit in terms of processing.

I made an engine based on this, a few years ago (in MS XNA), and the performance was excellent.

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SONG FOR TUTORIAL (part where baron teaches you the ropes

characteristics of song

  • I, the voter of this poll, will be taking this task. (2 slots, best one gets chosen)

0 voters

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My Entry, “The Start of it All”
Also, to finish the story we should plan it out elsewhere to not clutter this up until the game’s ready, maybe we can use discord.

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but @awc95014 can’t use discord from what I remember

We tried making a discord for this before
awc said he has parental controls (so he’s not that active on discord)
@gamer_boi is on a school device (so it’s blocked 4 him) <-- nvrmnd
And not everyone has great access to discord

And sharing a link to an outside chat room is against rule 8

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Well where can we plan it?

Well he has his own pc and a phone so he now has a discord server where people just chat

does it have to be made in beepbox

probably not, i think nuggetsofwisdom uses something else. you can use or bosca ceoil or beepbox or LF studio or whatever that one’s called.

edit: FL studio, not LF


The one day I take a break is when the music makers get chosen

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Hey @pumpkinhead do you need assets and animations for the testing of the fighting code
I still have alexis’ full animations in my files

Speaking of alexis, she’ll be returning to help us out design wise :)
I’ll show her recent work here soon


If it’s not too late, can I still share my attempt at “Beating the Basics”


whet ever happened to info will she be in the game or

My guess is that this character is Torial that you meet and teaches you how to play?

now, that’s a banger of a first song. 口v口
Good job @KringlePrinkles

also multiple things
Alexis.wick (184.8 KB)
Yes, alexis is still a playable character

Possible format of tutorial
Baron brings you to stage
Baron teaches you buttons
Then baron challenges
You to a hard battle (song plays)

Actual game STARTS

Regarding Info

  • renamed Toria
  • Short for VICtoria(a friend that just recently requested to help us out with designing) and the word TUtoriaL
  • flies biplane
  • sells cosmetics (hats!) And a few special atks
  • arrives after the SECOND stage of the the first chapter of your choosing
  • dispute name, IS NOT PART OF THE MAIN TUTORIAL(arrives alittle late to the party)
  • instead teaches player how special atks customization works
  • additional interaction to tryo

Consept art by alexis. VVVV

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is it this character

Redrawn, rewritten personality, and new perpose but yes, it’s info. Now toria

I have an idea if the game will lag we should have a warning saying “Low-end Pc’s could make this game lag” or something

well, we have to see just how badly it lags the lower-end computers to see if we need to warn the user. if that’s the case we can also make a low-end version of the game that removes most of the graphics or something.

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