after two very late nights with rtwilli and guntar in #gamedevelopers over on starchat, and x-out and co. in #ludumdare on afternet, i finally defeated this cursed problem! the result:
sg-breakout-200801040413.zip (offline) - 60.56 KB, req .net
[edit: fixed 'er up, now it REALLY works right. you don't wanna know how stupid i was being.
vvv use this one instead vvv]
sg-breakout-200801050241.zip - 74.00 KB, req .net
mouseover the form to move the bat around. the corner collision response isn't *perfect* but its gonna work well enough in most cases that noone's gonna bitch at me about it. i think.
anyways, why'd i make this atrocity aside from laying the demon in my past to rest? i actually needed the response code for space fortress. simple answer, huh? its 4am so i'm gonna go to bed now that i'm done with it.