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'''actor''' <name> <strength> <action> <move> <ai> { actor code } [[enda]]
 
'''actor''' <name> <strength> <action> <move> <ai> { actor code } [[enda]]
 
An actor is any sprite with programming applied to it. The original actors were defined that way.
 
This syntax can only be used on tile numbers that were hardcoded as types of actors in the game. 1.4 intorduced the [[useractor]] syntax which allows use of any tile number as an actor.
 
  
 
<name> is the name/tile of the actor. You can either input a [[define]]d name, or the tile number directly.
 
<name> is the name/tile of the actor. You can either input a [[define]]d name, or the tile number directly.
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[[enda]] ends an actor.
 
[[enda]] ends an actor.
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Loosely speaking, actors are sprites that run code in game, such as enemies and breakable props.  More precisely, an actor is a sprite with a statnum of 1.  Sprites with that statnum will execute their actor code once every game tic.  Prior to version 1.4, only the tile numbers hardcoded to be actors could be actors.  In the GAME.CON script file, they were designated by the [[actor]] command.
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Version 1.4 introduced the [[useractor]] syntax which allows use of any tile number as an actor.
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Example actor:
 
Example actor:

Revision as of 18:16, 28 February 2011

actor <name> <strength> <action> <move> <ai> { actor code } enda

<name> is the name/tile of the actor. You can either input a defined name, or the tile number directly.

<strength> is the health of the actor.

<action> is the intial action an actor uses (optional).

<move> is the initial move of the actor (optional).

<ai> is the actor's initial ai routine (optional).

{ actor code } is the code for the actor.

enda ends an actor.


Loosely speaking, actors are sprites that run code in game, such as enemies and breakable props. More precisely, an actor is a sprite with a statnum of 1. Sprites with that statnum will execute their actor code once every game tic. Prior to version 1.4, only the tile numbers hardcoded to be actors could be actors. In the GAME.CON script file, they were designated by the actor command.

Version 1.4 introduced the useractor syntax which allows use of any tile number as an actor.


Example actor:

define SOMEACTOR 3585

actor SOMEACTOR 0
ifpdistl 1024 
{ 
    palfrom 32 0 16 0 
}
enda