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• Hello forum,
I have some decent amount of experience in Unity making games for Software Engineering projects in college, these were very specific projects however and I still am fairly new to building games. I wanted to make a game that uses the shadows of objects for collision detecting (i.e. shooting a gun at a characters shadow causes that character damage. What is the best engine to do this in (game will be 3D), and does anyone have any advice on how to approach this concept? I consider myself fairly experienced in programming, but game dev is just an entirely different beast.
• By juicyz
Hey all,
I've been slowly working on my game called AotW for a while now.  I have come to the conclusions that it would be nice to cooperate with 1 or 2 others to help finish it.  Ive been trying to keep my GDD up to date with my ideas and development so that would give a better overview of the game when the time comes.  Currently I have a basic skeleton of the RPG elements needed but everything can still be discussed and talked about and we can transform my idea to something the group likes.
The premise of the game is a Diablo-like procedurally generated map with RPG elements that include sockets, inventory, classes, abilities, crafting, loot, items, sockets, and enchanting.  This will be done in a 2D iso view as I can't do 3D art and I enjoy 2D games a lot.

I don't plan on releasing this as this is more of a hobby project for me and I have a full-time job.  Though I'd like to start putting more hours into development and having others definitely will be motivation.  I also want to be able to say I have finally "finished" a game idea to some degree.  If the time comes and we want to release it, then we can go ahead and do so but that's not my purpose or plan.

Discord:
Juicyz#3683

Thanks,
Juicyz

• Hi, I've been working on this issue for a while and haven't yet found an answer.
Does anyone know the best way to convert unity's LAT & LONG into a vector 3 position that I could use in a virtual world (if it's even possible).

• I am taking an absolute beginner's game development course and we have just finished game jams in small groups. Our current assignment is to get feedback from people working in any aspect of game development. I would very much appreciate any feedback! The game is up on itchi.io (sound warning) https://wobbegong.itch.io/zombie-shooter It's essentially a very basic PvE.
I also have some things I'm wondering about, but you don't necessarily have to answer these.
1. Do you have any tips on working with physics? My group wrestled a bit with Rigidbody physics not totally working the way we wanted to -- jumping ended up kind of floaty and inclines seem to mess up movement. Alternatively... how can I build terrains with depth that won't result in wonky physics?
2. How can I keep up the level of challenge in an interesting way as the player progresses through the waves?
3. What are some of your personal guidelines for creating title screens?
Thank you very much in advance!

• I'm having a weird issue with detecting a collision. I've tried everything I could find online but nothing seems to work. I have a brick object. It has a 2D Collider attached and I have also attached a 2D Rigidbody on it. I also have an EndScreen 2D Collider. The EndScreen 2D collider is tagged with "EndScreen". I am trying to detect when a brick collides with the end screen collider and simply print "game over" in the console.
This is my current code for this part of the program, it is attached to the bricks:
void OnCollisionEnter (Collision2D collision) { if (collision.gameObject.tag == "EndScreen") { Debug.Log("Game over"); } } Several things have happened depending on the set up. If I have the rigidbody 2D set as static, my ball object can still collide with the bricks, but I get no Log message. If I set it to Kinematic or Dynamic, I get absolutely no interaction between the ball and the bricks, and nothing when the bricks pass through the collider. I have tried to set the collider to a trigger and use OnTriggerEnter2D, no change. I have tried to put the rigidbody on the EndScreen object and tried to set it's body type to all 3 settings, no change. The only thing I can think of that I have not done is put the script on the EndScreen object and switch the tag to the bricks. The reason I have not done this is because I will have several types of bricks, some of which will have different tags.

Please tell me somebody can see what I'm doing wrong here, because I'm losing my mind over something I feel should be ridiculously simple. Thanks.

# Unity Getting Y-Axis And Setting It In Unity?

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Hey,

So I'm making a pretty simple RPG in Unity, but can't seem to find how to get the value of the y-axis. I have an open square platform (temporary) and want to be able to read the y-axis value, and set it to 2.7 if it reaches a certain point (say -7), along with setting the x-axis value to 0 (So you don't spawn on empty space and fall, to be stuck in a loop). This would mean falling off the platform doesn't require having to restart the game.

I appreciate any help. I'm new to Unity, but not to programming, or C#

Thanks,

Ovi

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Every game object has a transform, which contains its position, which is a 3D vector. The y position can be read from that. Is that what you mean? So, in your Update function, something along the lines of: if (transform.position.y < -7) transform.position = new vector3(0, 2.7f, 0);

Edited by BarrySkellern

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Every game object has a transform, which contains its position, which is a 3D vector. The y position can be read from that. Is that what you mean? So, in your Update function, something along the lines of: if (transform.position.y < -7) transform.position = new vector3(0, 2.7f, 0);

It compiled, but doesn't seem to actually work. I ran the game, dropped off the platform, and did not get reset to the position in the vector3 (left it running a good 30 seconds).

EDIT: Script: http://pastebin.com/jN2mNHCW

Edited by Ovicior

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Could you post the script in question?

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Could you post the script in question?

http://pastebin.com/jN2mNHCW

Sorry, I had done it, and forget to paste the link into the post.

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Try putting the position check outside the isGrounded if block, or in an else block for that if. If you're falling, you're not on the ground, right? Edited by Nypyren

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Try putting the position check outside the isGrounded if block, or in an else block for that if. If you're falling, you're not on the ground, right?

Thank you so much! It works now! I didn't read the entire block -_- Lesson learned!

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Could you post the script in question?

Didn't want to make another thread for this so... If you hold down two keys (Like S & D to move diagonally down) you move twice as fast due to the speed having two keys' worth of force added to it. How can I limit this? Here's one thing I tried, but it doesn't appear to be working. https://github.com/Ovicior/Life-RPG/blob/master/PlayerController.cs

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Normalize the move direction before you apply the speed.

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Since the Input.GetAxis functions return values from -1 to +1 on each axis, the easiest solution would be to normalize your Vector3 between lines 19 and 20, but ONLY if its length is already greater than 1, because you don't want to force vectors slower than the speed limit to be forced UP to the speed limit (which can happen if you don't press any key, or when you start using a joystick). And we can use sqrMagnitude since it's slightly more efficient and still works in this case (anything less than 1 squared is still less than 1, 1 squared is 1, and anything greater than 1 squared is greater than 1).

http://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/Vector3-sqrMagnitude.html
http://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/Vector3.Normalize.html

if (moveDirection.sqrMagnitude > 1.0f)
moveDirection.Normalize();

Edited by Nypyren