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push - a resolution-handling library

Post by Ulydev » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:47 pm

So, for the last few days, I've been struggling with handling different screen resolutions.

This said, I decided to upload this (very) simple library I'm actually using for my current game. I hope it helps someone ! :)



push

push is a simple resolution-handling library.

It allows you to set your game a fixed resolution and adapt it to different window sizes.

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local push = require "push"

push:setupScreen(1280, 720, 800, 600, false) --game resolution, window resolution, fullscreen

function love.draw()
  push:apply("start")

  --draw here

  push:apply("end")
end
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push repo :
https://github.com/Ulydev/push
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Re: [lib] push, a res-handling library

Post by bartbes » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:10 pm

Could you elaborate a bit? What does this take care off? I assume it scales, but does it also take care of aspect ratio, for instance?

Something that also confuses me is what apply(1) and apply(2) do, your github page seems to indicate 1 and 2 are magic constants meaning "start" and "end", but why not just have two functions, or apply("start") and apply("end")?

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Re: [lib] push, a res-handling library

Post by alberto_lara » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:27 pm

Could you elaborate a bit? What does this take care off? I assume it scales
I was thinking the same, it would be really nice if this library take care of scaling, aspect ratio and, why not, viewport coordinates (0 to 1 to represent screen dimensions).
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Re: [lib] push, a res-handling library

Post by Ulydev » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:10 am

Sorry if I haven't explained it correctly. push scales your game to a target window resolution and corrects the ratio by leaving empty spaces (black bars) on the sides when needed.
Something that also confuses me is what apply(1) and apply(2) do, your github page seems to indicate 1 and 2 are magic constants meaning "start" and "end", but why not just have two functions, or apply("start") and apply("end")?
apply(1) and apply(2) simply applies the scaling and translating operations. It's like push and pop, you have to call them before and after your drawing logic.
And you're right, these numbers may seem confusing. I'll change that. :awesome:

As for the coordinates, you just have to use your fixed game resolution as normally. So, for instance, if you'd like to make a pixel art game, you set your game width and height to 320x200 (or anything) and make your game as if it was targeted for 320x200 screens. push will then scale the game to the screen resolution, center it and add black bars around it.
viewport coordinates (0 to 1 to represent screen dimensions)
I didn't get this, could you explain a bit ? That might be interesting to implement :)

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Re: push, a res-handling library

Post by bartbes » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:22 am

Does it also deal with the mouse position?

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Re: push, a res-handling library

Post by Ulydev » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:36 pm

Oh, it actually doesn't. I might add it indeed.

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Re: push, a res-handling library

Post by davisdude » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:00 pm

Ulydev wrote:
viewport coordinates (0 to 1 to represent screen dimensions)
I didn't get this, could you explain a bit ? That might be interesting to implement :)
I think they mean take the x position and divide it by the width, that way you get a number between 0 and 1. This way, you can work with data from any screen widths. i.e. if you have code that says

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if screenWidth == 200 and playerX >= 200 then
elseif screenWidth == 400 and playerX >= 400 then
-- etc. etc.
end
You can just do something that says

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if playerRelativeX >= 1 then
end
Of course, you could also just do

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if playerX >= screenWidth then
end
but you get what I'm saying.
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Re: push, a res-handling library

Post by Ulydev » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:13 pm

So that'd just be a function that returns normalized coordinates ? Alright.

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Re: push, a res-handling library

Post by Ulydev » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:40 pm

Added mouse handling.

-push:toGame(x, y) returns relative-to-game coordinates. It's useful for in-game mouse position, for instance.
-push:toReal(x, y) returns relative-to-screen coordinates.

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Re: push, a res-handling library

Post by Ulydev » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:53 pm

Hello everyone!

This isn't dead. I just fixed some issues and added a new push:switchFullscreen() function to quickly switch between fullscreen and windowed mode. :awesome:

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