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[C++] Sprite disappearing

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Could anyone help me with a problem I have? Trying to make a 2d platforming game based on Dracula. Doing this with a team of artists for a school project [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] The basic concept is that Dracula can suck blood, and the more blood he consumes, the fatter he becomes. He basically has 3 -shapes-. Medium, Fat and Ultra Fat. The problem is that after about 30 seconds, the sprite disappears. I'm guessing this is somehow related to my while loop. I've been following Lazy Foo's tutorials so far.

show function:
[code]void Player::show()
{
//sprites loaded
int rcurrentFrame = -1;
int lcurrentFrame = -1;
int currentClip = 0;
int currentMultiplication = 0;
switch(currentShape)
{
case 1:
cout<<"case 1";
rightFrameAmount = 28;
leftFrameAmount = 28;
CHARACTER_WIDTH = 128;
CHARACTER_HEIGHT = 128;
player_image = load_image("nwalkspritesheet.png");
break;
case 2:
cout<<"case 2";
rightFrameAmount = 32;
leftFrameAmount = 32;
CHARACTER_WIDTH = 128;
CHARACTER_HEIGHT = 132;
player_image = load_image("mwalkspritesheet.png");
break;
case 3:
break;
}
if(player_image == NULL)
{
cout<<"it's nothing";
}
for(int i = 0; i < rightFrameAmount; i++)
{
rcurrentFrame ++;
clipsRight[rcurrentFrame].x = CHARACTER_WIDTH * i;
clipsRight[rcurrentFrame].y = 0;
clipsRight[rcurrentFrame].w = CHARACTER_WIDTH;
clipsRight[rcurrentFrame].h = CHARACTER_HEIGHT;
}
for(int j = 0; j < leftFrameAmount; j++)
{
lcurrentFrame ++;
clipsLeft[lcurrentFrame].x = CHARACTER_WIDTH * j;
clipsLeft[lcurrentFrame].y = CHARACTER_HEIGHT;
clipsLeft[lcurrentFrame].w = CHARACTER_WIDTH;
clipsLeft[lcurrentFrame].h = CHARACTER_HEIGHT;
}
//If left
if( xvelocity < 0 )
{
//left
status = CHARACTER_LEFT;
//Move to the next frame in the animation
frame++;
}
//If right
else if( xvelocity > 0 )
{
//right
status = CHARACTER_RIGHT;
//Move to the next frame in the animation
frame++;
}
//If standing
else
{
//Restart animation
frame = 0;
}
//Loop animation
if( frame >= rightFrameAmount )
{
frame = 0;
}
//Direction
if( status == CHARACTER_RIGHT )
{
apply_surface( character.x, character.y, player_image, screen, &clipsRight[ frame ] );
}
else if( status == CHARACTER_LEFT )
{
apply_surface( character.x, character.y, player_image, screen, &clipsLeft[ frame ] );
}
}[/code]

gameloop:
[code] while( quit == false )
{
fps.start();
while( SDL_PollEvent( &event ) )
{
walk.handle_events();
if( event.type == SDL_QUIT )
{
quit = true;
}
}
walk.move();
SDL_FillRect( screen, &screen->clip_rect, SDL_MapRGB( screen->format, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF ) );
SDL_FillRect( screen, &wall, SDL_MapRGB( screen->format, 0x77, 0x77, 0x77 ) );
walk.show();
if( SDL_Flip( screen ) == -1 )
{
return 1;
}
if( fps.get_ticks() < 1000 / FRAMES_PER_SECOND )
{
SDL_Delay( ( 1000 / FRAMES_PER_SECOND ) - fps.get_ticks() );
}
}[/code]
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hi i dont see any reason for him to show for 30 sec and then dissapear but i can see places where you could make your code easier to understand

[code]
for(int i = 0; i < rightFrameAmount; i++)
{
rcurrentFrame ++; // use the "i" instead
clipsRight[ i ].x = CHARACTER_WIDTH * i;
clipsRight[ i ].y = 0;
clipsRight[ i ].w = CHARACTER_WIDTH;
clipsRight[ i ].h = CHARACTER_HEIGHT;
}
[/code]
[code]
//Loop animation i didnt see this for him walking the other way
if( frame >= leftFrameAmount )
{
frame = 0;
}
[/code]
maybe combine both into one block
[code]
//If left
if( xvelocity < 0 )
{ //left
status = CHARACTER_LEFT;
//Move to the next frame in the animation
frame++;
if( frame >= leftFrameAmount)
{
frame = 0;
}
}
[/code] i dont mean to pick holes in your code but it will make it easier to help you it looks like maybe when moving left could be the problem as it never gets reset to 0. hopefully that will fix it for you
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It looks like you're loading the image for the player again and again. This of course works for some time, until the memory is exhausted and the image doesn't show up anymore.

Preload the images you intend to use and use those instances.
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Thanks for the help guys. Like Endurion said, the problem was related to loading the image. Got it fixed now [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] Thanks again
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