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In Topic: Screen fade, blanking instead of fading.

27 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

An update, i have found a solution to the issue, i was having altough, it is a issue i had not encountered for ages, relating to transparancy and glColor4f using 0,0,0 for color.

I have tested my code with clolor 1.0,1.0,1.0 and found it worked fine, so that isolated my fault downto an old thing that i have seen with glColor4f(0,0,0,A); and alpha blending.



Altough i did try all the ones, prior, i thank you kind people for your assistance, i hope mentioning this, prevents anyone else being cought out.

In Topic: Screen fade, blanking instead of fading.

25 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Gonna get on with decuppleing the code to produce a minimal build example.
But first i will clarify some more on my code.

Colors[] defined as
float Colors[4];
it is initalised in CEffectFade's constructor.

pAppState is a pointer from the main thread, passed as an argument.

It is incremented from a saperate thread, like so(excuse the mess, the project is still prealpha and i have been tinkering around with stuff).
	const int TICKS_PER_SECOND = 950;
	const int SKIP_TICKS = 1000 / TICKS_PER_SECOND;
	const int MAX_FRAMESKIP = 5;
	DWORD NextFrame = timeGetTime();	//Get our current timeing.	
	DWORD LastFrame = timeGetTime();	//
	int loops=0;
	float interpolation=0.0f;
	while (pAppState->status & STATUS_ACTIVE)	{
		CPlayerEntity *pPlayer = (CPlayerEntity *)pAppState->SharedTable[ID_PLAYER];
		CEffectFade *pFade = (CEffectFade *)pAppState->SharedTable[ID_OVERLAY];
		CLoadAnimation *pLoadAnim = (CLoadAnimation *)pAppState->SharedTable[ID_LOADANIMATION];
		if (timeGetTime() > NextFrame && loops < MAX_FRAMESKIP)	{
			if (pAppState->status & STATUS_LOADING)	{
				if (pLoadAnim != NULL)	{
				if (pPlayer != NULL) { pPlayer->Think(); }
					NextFrame += SKIP_TICKS;
			if (abs(LastFrame-NextFrame) > 1) {
				printf("Warning : delta is %i, game might be lagging.\n", abs(LastFrame-NextFrame));
			LastFrame = NextFrame;
			//Give our time to something else.
		interpolation = (float) timeGetTime() + SKIP_TICKS - NextFrame / (float)SKIP_TICKS;
		pAppState->Interp = interpolation;
		//printf("Interpolation : %i\n", interpolation);
		// Old approach(Replaced with a high resolution timer)
Two two refrenced functions here SetRate and TransitionIn are as so(raterate is a float).
void CEffectFade::TransitionIn(){
	//printf("Fade : %f\n", Colors[4]);
	Colors[4]+= RateRate;
	if (Colors[4] > 1.0) { Colors[4] = 1.0; }
	if (Colors[4] < 0.0) { Colors[4] = 0.0; }
void CEffectFade::SetRate(float Rate){	RateRate = Rate;}
I removed GL_ALPHA_TEST while cleaning code up.

I draw the screen and map prior to the call to pfade->draw(); inbetween the glEnable block and the glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0) call.

In Topic: Clashing Enemies

24 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

I can see two possable solutions, if an enemy is collideing, apply velocity to the one to push em away from each other.

or use the enemy that is collided with and the players position to recalculate a path.


Hope i am being helpful.