when does your game slow down?

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napco
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Re: when does your game slow down?

Well, it's not true... Scissor prevents the images to be displayed, not the love.graphics.draw call, so the game slows down also (already tried). A good algorithm would be:

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function draw()
x1 = 1 - math.ceil(camera_x / 32)
x2 = 15 - math.floor(camera_x / 32)
y1 = 1 - math.ceil(camera_y / 32)
y2 = 10 - math.floor(camera_y / 32)
if x1 < 1 then
x1 = 1
end
if x2 > self.wide then
x2 = map_wide
end
if y1 < 1 then
y1 = 1
end
if y2 > self.high then
y2 = map_high
end
-- Draw lower/medium tiles
for x = x1, x2 do
for y = y1, y2 do
-- Set tile coordinates
local ox = x * 32 - 16 + math.floor(camera_x)
local oy = y * 32 - 16 + math.floor(camera_y)
-- Draw tile
etc...
end
end
end
Where 32 is the tile width/height, 15 and 10 are screen width / tile width and screen height / tile height.
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Re: when does your game slow down?

thnaks napco, but i really don't understand the maths there
how much faster is your version than just setscissor()?
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napco
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Re: when does your game slow down?

This algorithm's speed is not influenced by the width and height values of the map (in tiles)... You can try to compare my algorithm on a 1000x1000 map with a normal algorithm using setScissor(x, y, w, h), checking FPS with love.graphics.setCaption(love.timer.getFPS())
Prole
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Re: when does your game slow down?

When I loaded a new image on draw I managed to fill my 4GB's of RAM before it exploded
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Re: when does your game slow down?

So your video card shares memory? Dare I say "lame"? Yes.
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Re: when does your game slow down?

bartbes wrote:So your video card shares memory? Dare I say "lame"? Yes.
No it doesn't, but you make a good point, WTF.

It's a 9600GT, with 512MB of it's own memory, but I was using love.graphics, might have been under love.update, would that change where it's loaded too?
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Re: when does your game slow down?

Maybe it's just that the decoded image stays in memory, even though creating new images every tame seems to imply you don't store references, which in turn should make the garbage collector eat (tm) the memory. Anyway, even if you need a lot of images spawned a lot, just use resource caching!
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Re: when does your game slow down?

napco, what does cameraX/Y relate to? could you explain your code a little? i dont quite understand...x
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Re: when does your game slow down?

Camera x and y are the offset of the map. You can change them with love.keyboard.isDown(directional keys) to simulate map scrolling.
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Re: when does your game slow down?

ahhhhh, got it working! thanks a bunch napco!
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