|The Direction Calculator
What is it?
The Direction Calculator is an Extension that I have written for Click & Create and Multimedia Fusion. It allows you to adjust the movements and directions of other objects to acomplish things that before were very hard or sometimes impossible.
Here are a few of the things it can be used for:
Version 1.1 of the Direction Calculator is here. This new version fixes a bug in the action for adding a directional speed to an object. We also now have version 1.2 for Multimedia Fusion!
Version 1.2 for MMF fixes a bug in the "Add a Directional Speed to an Object" action, however it does not work very well with games created using an older version of the extension. If MMF crashes when you're running a game created for an older version of the Direction Calculator just delete all the "Add a Directional Speed to an Object" actions and reinsert them.
If you have an older version of the Direction Calculator you may want to redownload it. You can find out what version you have by looking in the setup dialog box. If it does not tell the version number then you have version 1.0.
How to install the Direction Calculator for Click & Create
Once you have downloaded the Direction Calculator, unzip it. If you are installing the 16 bit version you will need to copy the kcdirection.ccx file to your Click & Create directory. If you are installing the 32 bit version, the file you need to copy will be called kcdirection.cox. Next you need to copy the kcdirection.hlp file to your Click & Create Help directory. If you do not have a Click & Create help directory just create a folder called Help in your Click & Create directory and copy the file in.
How to install the Direction Calculator for Multimedia Fusion
Once you have downloaded the Direction Calculator, unzip it. Copy kcdirect.cox to both your Multimedia Fusion extension directory (it should be Insi\MMFusion\Programs\Extensions\), and your Multimedia Fusion runtime directory (that should be Insi\MMFusion\Programs\Data\Runtime\). Next you need to copy the kcdirection.hlp file to your Multimedia Fusion extension directory (Once again it's Insi\MMFusion\Programs\Extensions\).
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You can now use the Direction Calculator with Vitalize. Here's how:
Here is a really fun game that illustrates some of the great features of the Direction Calculator. It is a shoot 'em up space game called Direction Destroyers Calculator Combat. After you have played it a little bit you can open it with Click & Create to see how it works. It has comments on all the lines that use the Direction Calculator. This example also shows how to create realistic looking space ship or racecar movements.
You'll notice that as well as coming out with version 1.1 of the Direction Calculator, I also came out with version 1.1 of Direction Destroyers Calculator Combat. It is the same exact game as 1.0 but it now uses the Direction Calculator 1.1. If you only have version 1.0 of Direction Destroyers Calculator Combat you may consider downloading 1.1.
Games that use the Direction Calculator
Check out the first complete project that uses the Direction Calculator:
If you have made a game that uses the Direction Calculator let me know. Just tell me the sight where people can download it, and I'll put a link to it right here. With this people can see what the Direction Calculator has been used for and maybe get some ideas from it.
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