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Member Since 14 Nov 2012
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How to handle offscreen processes like fire?

14 November 2012 - 06:40 AM

Hello, I'm working on a game with destructible and rebuildable environment, which is working great. Fires slowely spread and burn up any material it touches. Now I would like to make the (top-down 2d) map scrollable, but I'm unsure of what to do with things like fire. I can't keep this running these offscreen processes while maintaining performance, but it would be weird if it stops or dissappears after moving offscreen.

Any ideas on how to handle this?

I don't keep track of the fires in an array or something, every fire is it's own little isolated process and checks after a delay wether it is touching material (non transparant pixel) and starts new fires at those locations.

PS: I've been a member of this community for nearly a decade now (Kirl), but I had to re-register because I forgot my password and don't have acces to the mail acount I used at the time I registered.