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MARS_999

SDL2 and mouse movement to move screen

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Anyone here have some code to post to show how to use a mouse motion event to move the screen when the mouse hits the edge of the screen edges? e.g. a RTS game?

 

Thanks!

 

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What part are you having trouble with? The SDL function SDL_SetWindowPosition seems like a candidate for moving the window. Do you know how to get the position of the cursor? Do you know how to tell if the cursor is at/near the edge of the window? What have you tried?
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Do you know how to tell if the cursor is at/near the edge of the window?

 

I need help with the logic of it... 

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What part are you having trouble with? The SDL function SDL_SetWindowPosition seems like a candidate for moving the window. Do you know how to get the position of the cursor? Do you know how to tell if the cursor is at/near the edge of the window? What have you tried?

I think he wants to move the camera, not the window that displays the game.

 

Do you know how to tell if the cursor is at/near the edge of the window?

 

I need help with the logic of it... 

To get the position of the cursor relative to the top left corner of the window look at https://wiki.libsdl.org/SDL_GetMouseState

 

On the other hand, when you create the window you're setting the width and height.

 

Now, for every update, check if x and y position of the SDL_GetMouseState function are close to some edge (zero or the width and height values) and then call the logic to move the camera in the direction of that edge, or whatever you use to keep track of what part of the game level should be displayed.

 

Yeah I get that but does anyone have a code post of this in action? I can never figure out how to wrap the movement to a certain area e.g. 0,0 to 1024,768 e.g. a AABB  box. BTW this is 2D and not in 3D.

 

I am looking to move mouse to screen edges to move around the map e.g. Total Annihilation ect...

 

Thanks!

 

Edit

I can't find a SDL_SetMousePosition()? Do I need this to keep the mouse confined with in the aabb size I setup?

 

Bah I see SDL_WarpMouseInWindow() is the new function....

 

Here is what I have so far...

 

case SDL_MOUSEMOTION:
{
int x = 0, y = 0;
SDL_GetMouseState(&x, &y);
if(x > 1440)
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, 1440, y);
}
if(x < 0)
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, 0, y);
}
if(y > 1050)
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, x, 1050);
}
if(y < 0)
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, x, 0);
}
}

 

 

 

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I don't have code doing that, but you can start doing something and post here the part that's not working.

 

Once you have the x and y position of the mouse I guess you can do something like this in your update function:

if (mouseX == 0) {
    //move the camera to the left or everything else to the right
} else if (mouseX == width) {
    //camera to the right
}

if (mouseY == 0) {
    //camera up
} else if (mouseY == height) {
    //camera down
}

What and how you do the part of moving the camera depends a lot on your code, but I guess you have some information to know what portion of the field is being displayed so making a check to know when to stop moving would be to check that information to see if the move in that direction is valid. But really, you should share some code if you want a less abstract answer.

 

EDIT: Sorry, didn't see the answer above while I was writing this one.

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I think he wants to move the camera, not the window that displays the game.

Yep that makes way more sense.

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Here is what I came up with... thanks for everyones help!!!

 

void NX::App::onLoop()
{
int x = 0, y = 0;
SDL_GetMouseState(&x, &y);
if(x > (SW - 100))
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, SW, y);
moveX +=5;
}
if(x < 100)
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, 0, y);
moveX -=5;
}
if(y > (SH - 100))
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, x, SH);
moveY +=5;
}
if(y < 100)
{
SDL_WarpMouseInWindow(MainWindow, x, 0);
moveY -=5;
}
}
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Here is what I came up with... thanks for everyones help!!!
You could add some elses to that code!
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I don't think SDL_WarpMouseInWindow is the correct function to use. I think you should be moving the camera, not the mouse pointer.

 

I've never played Total Annihilation in specific, but I've played plenty of RTS games, and they don't teleport the mouse pointer around.

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