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In Topic: GUI and views

19 September 2012 - 05:38 AM

Well you definitely don't want


something like


should work perfectly. I'm suspecting it's a typo somewhere.

Also, it shouldn't matter which step event you put it in, as the draw event is executed after all three step events.

Maybe posting your code or gmk could help us help you.

In Topic: Specify (Other)

18 September 2012 - 10:34 PM

Actually, you do. place_meeting tests if the calling instance placed at the specified position will trigger a collision with object obj. If the calling instance has no mask, then it will never trigger a collision. Same goes for collision_point.

EDIT: I think we've sufficiently answered the original question. Let's take this to PMs if anything else needs to be said. Thanks.

In Topic: Specify (Other)

18 September 2012 - 09:46 PM

Your object(s) probably didn't have a mask.

In Topic: Specify (Other)

18 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

I just verified this in Game Maker 8.1, and place_meeting is only returning true and false. The part of the documentation you quoted just says that you can pass a specific instance id to place_meeting -- it still only returns true or false.

Specific to the original problem, using place_meeting simply won't work.

In Topic: topdown sliding against walls with autorun and dir

18 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

lengthdir is great. It's really just a shortcut for sin and cos functions -- nothing more than simple trigonometry.