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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by davisdude » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:01 pm

zorg wrote:You can't, not with love.filesystem at least
You'd need to use lua's own io stuff, which you shouldn't
Just to clarify: As far as I know, you can't create any files inside of an .love or .exe, .zip, etc.
You also shouldn't use io. functions because they behave differently for different machines, which results in lots of complicated and repeated code.
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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by Dattorz » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:52 am

Hey, is there currently a way to find the max number of sources that can play simultaneously, without playing as many sources as possible and calling getSourceCount()? I can't seem to find such a function in the API. My understanding is that OpenAL defaults to 256 simultaneous sources, but the user can change this in their configuration (seems it can be as low as 4).

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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by kraftman » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:46 pm

I'm making a 2d platformer with spells that can by fired and I want to add some effects to the spells.
Is the particle system viable for this or too overkill?

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Post by s-ol » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:56 pm

Depends on the effects, but it would definitely be a good method.

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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by defaultp3 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:52 pm

I am currently using Ubuntu and have LOVE 0.9.1 installed. I want to play a game that is using LOVE 0.8.0. Is there a way to seperately have both installed at the same time without messing things up?

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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by Dattorz » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:19 pm

I was able to easily have 0.8 and 0.9 installed at the same time on Arch Linux, so it's definitely possible. I'm not sure what all it involves in Ubuntu, though. Does the PPA you're using offer a separate 0.8 package?

Edit: It would probably need to be a package designed to be installed alongside other versions. The love 0.8 package I installed renamed its love binary to love08 to prevent conflicts.

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Post by defaultp3 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:28 am

I used the PPA that was linked from the main site. When I used it, it just gave me the latest. I'm still a linux newbie. It seems like 0.8.0 needs Lua 5.1 aswell. I couldn't configure it when I tried to build. I'll probably just go back to windows to play that game. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by Dattorz » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:02 pm

If you install Wine you should be able to play it fine without leaving Linux. LOVE games work very well in Wine.

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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by defaultp3 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:00 am

Oh cool. Wine works! Thanks Dattorz! Didn't think of using Wine.

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Re: "Questions that don't deserve their own thread" thread

Post by Ulydev » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:18 pm

Hello everyone, I need a slight help concerning keyboard movement.

I attached my project to my post. Press " L " to switch controls.

When you're in-game, try to make a smooth circle around the edges of the grey/black zone like you would do with mouse controls. It's actually impossible, is there any way to make it smoother ?

Thank you in advance. :awesome:
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