Health Bar Tutorial Coming Soon!

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  1. Christoph

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    You did that with a font???
     
  2. VectologyGames

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  3. VectologyGames

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    Yes. I was soooooo drunk on fathers day I thought "oh shit, fonts can be graphics!!!!" I also figured out a few other gems.
     
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  4. Christoph

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    But what do you gain? You can make forms with or without outlines in whatever size but you can't use them as objects. How are they used with the health-bar? This is too complicated for me lol, share this damn tutorial already! ... please?
     
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  6. VectologyGames

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    OK - challenge won by @heathclose ,
    now can we have the tutorial :) ?

    - PS - can different characters have different health ?
     
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    Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 1.43.51 PM.png


    Change the sent to set. ;)
     
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  9. Christoph

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    I'm getting there. This is probably the most creative and innovative thing I have seen for a Buildbox game. You should get an award for that. Of course if the font represents numbers it will count from 1 to whatever and show instead the graphics put in place. This is real magic. Very cool.

    Heathclose only won it half though, he didn't use a death animation as cool as yours!!!! ;)
     
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    We all sittin here spending all this time figuring this stuff out and watch, next bb update will have the feature added in lol come on bb let's get a move on! Lol
     
  11. bentforktech

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    The biggest issue I have is that this does not work with an enemy bullet. I can't attach it to the bullet and have it shoot. I need a health bar for my game but I have stuff flying at you all over the place. I will continue to ponder.

    But awesomeness for figuring out the hack.
     
  12. VectologyGames

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    Keep hacking guys!
     
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    the font didnt work for me i dont know why
     
  14. bentforktech

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    I wish there was a way to add health to the action. I tried attaching it to my character and it works on the first hit of anything and is gone. Back to the drawing board. I will keep working at it.
     
  15. heathclose

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    I put up a link to the bbdoc for anyone to download...
     
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    Thanks @heathclose - but I'm still puzzled...
    - Are you telling me I need to put action behind EVERY enemy object that needs to take health from my character ?
    - What if I have a game like Line Zen and want to put characters with healthbars, and there are dozens of objects on every level ?
     
  17. VectologyGames

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    Or you can make an enemy an action :)
     
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    Yeah, that occurred to me to, but the game is already 90% done, and I wanted to add this feature as a bonus...
    Can't this be done differently somehow..?

    Like, my character has health: 3 and damage: 1 / and all my objects have health: 1
    - what can I do to show health decline when hitting some object...
    - can I have some kind of trails attached that can disappear one by one... anything would help - please advise :)
     
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    Just like in the '80s :)
     
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    Ha! it was so random!
     
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