Animations in the HUD (Techie Question)

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Animations in the HUD (Techie Question)

Post by Noggin the Nog » Sun May 10, 2015 8:59 pm

Hi, my latest game is almost ready and there's this small problem with it.

I've put some moving bits in the HUD which I've implemented by using counters in the DrawHud Handler. Something like this:

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y = GameGet(G_COUNTER);
GameSet(G_COUNTER, y+1);

HudDrawTile( 99, 140, 24+y, 20, 20, 0, 0, 20, 20, 0, 0 );

if(y==150) GameSet(G_COUNTER, 0);

The problem is that the animation sometimes runs too fast when you use this technique in the HUD. Seriously, it sometimes whizzes through the frames like 20x the normal speed, which looks awful.

Does anyone know why this happens or if there's a way to fix it? I think it tends to happen more when I've got other programs running.

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