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flickering problem
meinaW
Member #7,943
November 2006

can some please help me i got a problem with a this program( I'm not very experience with allegro)
every time i shoot a bullet(while bulleet==true) and collide with a black wall the screen goes flickering ,tryed many things but have failed??? here's the code just get any maze with black walls and name it maze1.bmp

#include <allegro.h>
#include <iostream.h>

BITMAP *maze1,*bullet,*laser;
BITMAP *test;
int x=7;
int y=0;
int color,color2,color3;
int face;
int bx=7;
int by=0;

bool bulleet;

void prosses()
{

if(bulleet==true)
{
clear(bullet);

if(face==1)bx+=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx+1,by);
if(face==2)bx-=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx-1,by);
if(face==3)by-=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx,by-1);
if(face==4)by+=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx,by+1);
if(color2==0){bx=x; by=y; clear(bullet); bulleet=false; goto end;}
blit(test, bullet, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);



circlefill(bullet,bx,by,2,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
blit(bullet, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
}
end:;
}








int drawmaze1()

{
maze1 = load_bitmap( "maze1.bmp", NULL);
circlefill(test,x,y,8,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
draw_sprite( screen, maze1, 0, 0);
}
END_OF_FUNCTION(drawmaze1);

void setup()
{
drawmaze1();


}
END_OF_FUNCTION(setup);

void input()
{
if(key[KEY_RIGHT])
{
if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}
clear(test);
color=getpixel(maze1,x+8,y);
if(color!=0)
{
if(bulleet==true){x++;}
else
{
x++;
bx++;
}
next:
blit(maze1, test, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
rest(10);

circlefill(test,x,y,7,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
if(bulleet==false)face=1;
blit(test, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
}
if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}
}
if(key[KEY_LEFT])
{
if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}
clear(test);
color=getpixel(maze1,x-8,y);
if(color==0)goto end;

if(bulleet==true){x--;}
else
{
x--;
bx--;
}
next2:
blit(maze1, test, 0, 0, 0, 0, maze1->w, maze1->h);
rest(10);

circlefill(test,x,y,7,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
if(bulleet==false)face=2;
blit(test, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);

if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}
}
if(key[KEY_UP])
{
if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}

clear(test);
color=getpixel(maze1,x,y-8);
if(color!=0)
{
if(bulleet==true){y--;}
else{y--;
by--;
}
next3:
blit(maze1, test, 0, 0, 0, 0, maze1->w, maze1->h);
rest(10);

circlefill(test,x,y,7,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
if(bulleet==false)face=3;
blit(test, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
}
if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}
}
if(key[KEY_DOWN])
{
if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}
clear(test);
color=getpixel(maze1,x,y+8);
if (color==0)goto end;
if(bulleet==true){y++;}
else{
y++;
by++;
}
next4:
blit(maze1, test, 0, 0, 0, 0, maze1->w, maze1->h);
rest(10);


circlefill(test,x,y,7,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
if(bulleet==false)face=4;

blit(test, bullet, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
blit(bullet, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);

if(bulleet==true)
{
prosses();
}


}
if(key[KEY_A])
{

if(face==1) color3=getpixel(maze1,bx+8,bx);
if(face==2) color3=getpixel(maze1,bx-8,bx);
if(face==3) color3=getpixel(maze1,bx,by-8);
if(face==4) color3=getpixel(maze1,bx,by+8);
if (color3!=0)bulleet=true;

}

end:;
}
END_OF_FUNCTION(input);

int main(){

allegro_init();
install_mouse();
install_keyboard();
install_timer();
set_color_depth(16);

set_gfx_mode( GFX_AUTODETECT, 800, 600, 0, 0);

test=create_bitmap(800,600);
bullet=create_bitmap(800,600);

setup();

while ( !key[KEY_ESC])
{
blit(maze1, test, 0, 0, 0, 0, maze1->w, maze1->h);
circlefill(test,x,y,7,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
blit(test, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);


input();
prosses();

}

}

END_OF_MAIN();

fleboho
Member #7,681
August 2006

Ther reason why you are not getting any replies is probably because you items are too long for any one to read it please try and shorten your thread

Oh My Oh My Luv Dat Chick-hen

Ariesnl
Member #2,902
November 2002
avatar

OK .. You're a beginner that's without any doubt..

some tips..

- make your code readable !!! and put some comment in it.
Only a few people are willing to go through a code the way you posted it. It's verry hard to read

like this

1#include <allegro.h>
2#include <iostream.h>
3 
4BITMAP *maze1,*bullet,*laser;
5BITMAP *test;
6int x=7;
7int y=0;
8int color,color2,color3;
9int face;
10int bx=7;
11int by=0;
12 
13bool bulleet; // Don't do this use blBullet instead
14 //that way you'll always know it's a boolean
15 
16 
17// UGLY !!!
18/*
19void prosses()
20{
21 if(bulleet == true) // Don't check if (bulleet == true) just check if (bullet)
22 {
23 clear(bullet);
24 if(face==1)bx+=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx+1,by);
25 if(face==2)bx-=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx-1,by);
26 if(face==3)by-=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx,by-1);
27 if(face==4)by+=2; color2=getpixel(maze1,bx,by+1);
28 if(color2==0){bx=x; by=y; clear(bullet); bulleet=false; goto end;}
29 blit(test, bullet, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
30 circlefill(bullet,bx,by,2,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
31 blit(bullet, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
32 }
33end:;
34}
35*/
36 
37// Do this instead
38void prosses()
39{
40 if(bulleet)
41 {
42 clear(bullet);
43 switch(face)
44 {
45 case 1:
46 bx+=2;
47 color2=getpixel(maze1,bx+1,by);
48 break;
49
50 case 2:
51 bx-=2;
52 color2=getpixel(maze1,bx-1,by);
53 break;
54
55 case 3:
56 by-=2;
57 color2=getpixel(maze1,bx,by-1);
58 break;
59
60 case 4:
61 by+=2;
62 color2=getpixel(maze1,bx,by+1);
63 break;
64 }
65
66 if(color2==0)
67 {
68 bx=x;
69 by=y;
70 clear(bullet);
71 bulleet=false;
72 }
73 else
74 {
75 blit(test, bullet, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
76 circlefill(bullet,bx,by,2,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
77 blit(bullet, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
78 }
79 }
80}
81 
82 
83 
84 
85int drawmaze1()
86{
87 maze1 = load_bitmap( "maze1.bmp", NULL);
88 circlefill(test,x,y,8,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
89 draw_sprite( screen, maze1, 0, 0);
90}
91//END_OF_FUNCTION(drawmaze1); not needed
92 
93 
94 
95 
96 
97void setup()
98{
99 drawmaze1();
100}
101//END_OF_FUNCTION(setup); not needed
102 
103 
104 
105 
106void input()
107{
108 if(key[KEY_RIGHT])
109 {
110 if(bulleet==true)
111 {
112 prosses();
113 }
114 clear(test);
115 color=getpixel(maze1,x+8,y);
116 if(color!=0)
117 {
118 if(bulleet==true)
119 {
120 x++;
121 }
122 else
123 {
124 x++;
125 bx++;
126 }
127 next:
128 blit(maze1, test, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
129 rest(10); // <--- DON'T EVER !!!
130
131 circlefill(test,x,y,7,makecol( 255, 255, 0 ));
132 if(!bulleet)
133 {
134 face=1;
135 }
136 blit(test, screen, 0, 0, 0, 0, test->w, test->h);
137 }
138 
139 if(bulleet)
140 {
141 prosses();
142 }
143 }
144/*
145
146 I tried to clean up till here .. you do the rest ;)
147 I suggest you'll follow some good C++ tutorials BEFORE trying to make a game
148 there's A LOT wrong with your coding
149
150*/

You have more than just a flicker problem ;)
- Buy a GOOD book about C++
- look here http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

AFTER writing some normal programs in a good style .. try to make a SIMPLE game

and ask me or anyone else here if you get stuck

- Wisdom is the art of using knowledge
- String theory: There's music in everything

meinaW
Member #7,943
November 2006

Thanks for the tips..
I known my program is in bad structure because this is my first program to do with allegro so i just want to test some functions.

LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
avatar

Quote:

k thanks for the tips

Here are some more... sentences start with a capital letter, and end in a period (full stop). The personal pronoun, I, is always capitalized, and there's no such word as "mi."

BAF
Member #2,981
December 2002
avatar

Quote:

// Don't do this use blBullet instead
//that way you'll always know it's a boolean

Hungarian notation is the worst thing ever. I'd advise AGAINST it because then if you need to change the type later, you will have to go through and update all your references to it. I'd advice a more OOP approach if you're doing C++ anyway.

Ariesnl
Member #2,902
November 2002
avatar

that's just search and replace ;) it's one second work ( almost ;) )

;D

- Wisdom is the art of using knowledge
- String theory: There's music in everything

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