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[Solved] Simple Waypoint problem

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#1 FantasyVII   Members   -  Reputation: 588


Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Hello everyone,

So I have a class called Enemy and I set a series or way point and the enemy follow the way points and move accordingly.

the problem is if the enemy movment speed is more than 5 the enemy doesn't move and get stuck and only move backward and forward. However if the speed is 4 or less the enemy moves with no problems at all.

I just want to know why does the enemy get stuck if the speed is more than 5?

Here is a video that show if speed is less than or equal 4 it works:-

And here video that show how the enemy get stuck and doesn't move if speed is more than 5:-

thank you all

class Enemy
		int WayPointIndex;

		double Length;

		float Speed;

		Vector2 Position;

		Vector2 Direction;

		Texture2D EnemyTexture;

		Rectangle EnemyRec;

	 //Way points list
		public static List<Vector2> EnemyPath = new List<Vector2>();

		public Enemy()
			WayPointIndex = 0;
			Length = 0;
			Position.X = 31;	 //if position X == 32 the enemy doesn't show up !!! just set it to 31 for now
			Speed = 4;

	 // Load the way points from XML file and add them to EnemyPath list.
		void LoadEnemyWaypointXML()
			XmlReader Reader = XmlReader.Create("D:/EnemyWaypoint.xml");
			while (Reader.Read())
				if (Reader.NodeType == XmlNodeType.Element && Reader.Name == "WayPoint")
					EnemyPath.Add(new Vector2(int.Parse(Reader.GetAttribute(0)), int.Parse(Reader.GetAttribute(1))));

		public void LoadContent(ContentManager Content)
			EnemyTexture = Content.Load<Texture2D>("Tiles/Enemy");

		void Movment()
			// Calculate direction vector
			Direction.X = EnemyPath[WayPointIndex].X - Position.X;
			Direction.Y = EnemyPath[WayPointIndex].Y - Position.Y;
			// Normalize direction vector to unit length
			Length = Math.Sqrt(Direction.X * Direction.X + Direction.Y * Direction.Y);
			Direction.X /= (float)Length;
			Direction.Y /= (float)Length;
			// Apply movement vector to move
			Position.X += Direction.X * Speed;
			Position.Y += Direction.Y * Speed;
			if (Length <= 1)

		public void Update()

		public void Draw(SpriteBatch spriteBatch)
			spriteBatch.Draw(EnemyTexture, Position + ScreenScrolling.ScreenOffset, Color.White);

Solution is I had to change this line of code in Movment():-

if (Length <= 1)


if (Length <= speed)

Way point XML file
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <WayPoint X="32" Y="0" />
  <WayPoint X="32" Y="32" />
  <WayPoint X="32" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="32" Y="96" />
  <WayPoint X="32" Y="128" />
  <WayPoint X="32" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="64" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="96" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="160" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="192" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="224" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="256" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="128" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="96" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="32" />
  <WayPoint X="320" Y="32" />
  <WayPoint X="352" Y="32" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="32" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="96" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="128" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="192" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="224" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="256" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="352" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="320" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="256" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="224" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="192" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="160" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="320" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="352" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="384" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="416" />
  <WayPoint X="128" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="160" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="192" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="224" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="256" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="288" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="320" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="352" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="384" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="416" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="448" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="480" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="512" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="416" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="384" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="352" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="320" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="256" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="224" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="192" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="128" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="96" />
  <WayPoint X="544" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="576" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="608" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="672" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="704" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="736" Y="64" />
  <WayPoint X="736" Y="96" />
  <WayPoint X="736" Y="128" />
  <WayPoint X="736" Y="160" />
  <WayPoint X="736" Y="192" />
  <WayPoint X="704" Y="192" />
  <WayPoint X="672" Y="192" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="192" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="224" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="256" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="288" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="320" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="352" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="384" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="416" />
  <WayPoint X="640" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="672" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="704" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="736" Y="448" />
  <WayPoint X="768" Y="448" />


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