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detecting releasing a key in allegro

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suup. hey i'm really new to game programming, and for now just messing around with allegro, attempting to slowly develope a platforming game. i've run into tons of problems, but it's feels awesome as soon as i get passed them. anyway, in my game i have it so while you're pressing the left or right arrow keys, the character moves left and right respectively, scrolling through his animation as he moves. when the user lets go of the left or right arrow, though, i need to change the character's sprite back to his idle pose. i tried a bunch of ways to do this, but none of them ended up working out. is there anyway to test if a user lets go of a button in allegro? if so, then i could just detect when the user lets go of the button and if they do change his animation to the idle pose. here's the button detection code in my game: while ( !key[KEY_ESC] ){ movePlayer(); } return 0; } void movePlayer(){ if ( key[KEY_LEFT]) Stevie.walk( LEFT, buffer, screen); else if( key[KEY_RIGHT]) Stevie.walk( RIGHT, buffer, screen); } i've been working off of the code in the animation 2 section of http://www.cppgameprogramming.com/cgi/nav.cgi?page=intro, so if it looks familiar in any way, that's why! (love that site :D.)

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