Best Ever Arkanoid Game in Love2D

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Best Ever Arkanoid Game in Love2D

Post by YoungNeer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:06 pm

Head on to https://github.com/YoungNeer/arkanoid if you are interested

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That's Not ALL!!!

The unique upgrades (increase/decrease paddle size, increase ball size/toughness, pop an extra ball, key blocks (blocks that can only be broke unless you have the key to the block and then open the key - but twist is you must break the block within 10 second from the moment you got that key - after 10 second your key will disappear and you will have to hit the block once more to get the key)

Not just upgrades but very unique procedural generation - head on to https://github.com/YoungNeer/arkanoid/t ... creenshots if you don't believe that this sort of procedural generation is one of a kind.

Particle systems are used abundantly in the game like when the level is complete the ball is turned into a particle so that it looks good rather than just destroying it without "destroying" it ( i mean not showing any particle effects of "destroying" the ball which looks very dull)

Finally the best thing a/c to me about this Arkanoid game is not these fancy upgrades, or procedural generation or even these particle effects which seem very convincing but ... Anima. Making technical animations in Love2D can be a headache because really even if love2d call itself a game engine - i like to call it an API with built-in graphics,audio,etc libraries - the reason is that most game engines have some sort of way to deal with technical animations and since most game-engines have some sort of WYSIWYG editor so handling and making animations is not really that hard. But back to LOVE2D where what you see is NOT what you get - how do you make cool animations in less time. The answer is Anima- a keyframe animation library for LOVE2D (more information visit https://github.com/YoungNeer/lovelib/tree/master/Anima)

But this post is not about Anima so that's all folks!!!
https://github.com/YoungNeer/arkanoid
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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by sphyrth » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:21 am

The game has that Commercial Feel when it comes to aesthetics. I hope this and the other works you posted get more attention.

Anyway, I lost on purpose and it gave me this error.
Error

lib/itable.lua:20: Oops! table expected in table.isort, got 'nil'


Traceback

[C]: in function 'assert'
lib/itable.lua:20: in function 'tableassert'
lib/itable.lua:136: in function 'isort'
src/states/GameOverState.lua:18: in function 'enter'
lib/StateMachine.lua:52: in function 'change'
src/states/PlayState.lua:104: in function 'update'
lib/StateMachine.lua:56: in function 'update'
main.lua:8: in function 'update'
[C]: in function 'xpcall'

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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by YoungNeer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 pm

Oops! I am sorry I know what is causing the error. The highscore thing!! I had a highscores.lst already created in my save directory. And I was operating on that and when later I changed some code that highscores.lst was already there. So maybe it doesn't account for the issue when highscores.lst doesn't already exists.

Thanks for pointing that out. I will fix that immediately on github (https://github.com/YoungNeer/arkanoid/) and repload the .love file here.

As for now what you can do is-
create a highscores.lst in default LOVE2D save directory (go to https://love2d.org/wiki/love.filesystem to check for your OS):

if you are on linux then this step is pretty simple

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touch /home/%USERENAME%/.local/share/highscores.lst
where %USERNAME% is your username
That should solve the problem
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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by sphyrth » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:45 pm

I don't know how to access the Menu while I was in the main game state. So, I tried losing on purpose. Instead of showing me the Game Over State, that error occured.

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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by YoungNeer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 pm

check my re-written reply
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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by YoungNeer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 pm

I figured out what the error was

Extract the ".love" file and then in states/GameOverState.lua Line 18 change

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self.highscores=table.subset(table.isort(csvfile:readFile('highscores.lst',':'),function (a,b) return tonumber(a[2])>tonumber(b[2]) end),1,10)
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if csvfile:readFile('highscores.lst',':') then
    self.highscores=table.subset(table.isort(csvfile:readFile('highscores.lst',':'),function (a,b) return tonumber(a[2])>tonumber(b[2]) end),1,10)
else
    self.highscores={}
end
That will fix the error permanently and ofcourse I would reupload the .love file because it was my mistake to begin with.
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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by sphyrth » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:08 pm

Now, entering a name for the new high score is also broken.

Don't worry 'bout me, though. I was only checking how you structure your code and learn from it. I play the game for the kicks. Bug-testing wasn't even my intention to begin with.

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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by YoungNeer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:10 pm

sphyrth wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Now, entering a name for the new high score is also broken.
What??? Could you *please* post the screenshot - cause (you know in the hope of installing multiple love versions my latest version 11.2 is sort of broken (gives me this weird "cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" error - so i can't possibly debug)
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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by sphyrth » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:12 pm

Oops! Sorry, bout that.

Here:
Error

src/states/HighScoreState.lua:72: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)


Traceback

[C]: in function 'ipairs'
src/states/HighScoreState.lua:72: in function 'render'
lib/StateMachine.lua:60: in function 'render'
main.lua:14: in function 'draw'
[C]: in function 'xpcall'

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Re: Arkanoid available for download!!!

Post by sphyrth » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:22 pm

Okay, so I think the highscores.lst is being saved in the wrong place (Windows 7). With a little typo:

I found it being stored in C:\Users\<Me>\AppData with the name is Roaminghighscores.lst.

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