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AppGameKit Chat / Free Code: Scrolling textbox

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baxslash
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 13:03 Edited at: 25th Jul 2012 13:06
I just made this command set for my current project to display some Terms & Conditions from a ".txt" file. It will display anything the font set will allow and will make the text fit the box. It can be scrolled using the mouse pointer of dragged on touch devices.

EDIT: Putting [b.] without the dot at the start of a line or paragraph will make it bold.

It's a bit slow loading large files but it makes the job simpler

Sample project attached, here's the code:



this.mess = abs(sin(times#))

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baxslash
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 13:03 Edited at: 25th Jul 2012 13:04
Here's what it looks like in my game:



this.mess = abs(sin(times#))

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Hodgey
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 13:34
That's amazing baxslash!

Another one of your fantastic functions. I figure that if I wait long enough, an entire game will be written for me.

baxslash
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 13:41
Maybe one day there'll be enough of my functions on here that you could actually make a game by putting the pieces together...


this.mess = abs(sin(times#))
BatVink
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 19:57
Excellent, will probably be replacing my own text system with this. Mine fades in beautifully , but doesn't scroll

3d point in space
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Posted: 31st Jul 2012 18:28 Edited at: 31st Jul 2012 18:33
wish someone would convert all your demo code to c++. Alt+ shift+ convert, Know it is done. I convert them manually, but it would be nice if each function that you have displayed on the forums might be in both tiers.

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kamac
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Posted: 31st Jul 2012 19:31 Edited at: 31st Jul 2012 19:32
Here is the basic translation to C++:




Though, logic with boxText you have to figure out yourself, because as for now it probably won't work. I am too tired at the moment, sorry.

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Posted: 31st Jul 2012 21:02
thanks Kamac, very fast translation by the way.

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baxslash
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Posted: 8th Aug 2012 11:58
I thought I'd share something regarding how I'm using this code now that makes it twenty times faster. If you can convert the text string inserting "chr(10)" in for every line break into just one huge string then save it to a text file using "writeString" just once for the complete string, subsequent loading times are massively reduced. Read the whole thing in using a single "readString" command and make just one text object for the whole thing.

I found that converting the whole string into hard coded text was no faster as it is the createText commands that are taking the time. By making just one single text object and reading just one string (albeit a long one!) is far quicker...

If I get time I'll upload an easily usable version of what my code does now.


this.mess = abs(sin(times#))
Rich Dersheimer
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Posted: 8th Aug 2012 18:10
Sweet! Looking forward to the update.

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