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10 years ago by coreysnyder

I've written games in the past and in some cases I would just use a draw function to draw a line from point A to point B. How is this accomplished in Impact? Do you override the draw() function?

Essentially what I'm trying to do is put a dot where the user first clicks, and draw a line to a dot where the user moves their mouse to. Or on mobile clicks and drags a finger to. So if you clicked and drug your finger down and to the left, you'd see a dot where you initially clicked, and a line drawn to a dot under your cursor.

As far as the dots go, I was just going to create a dot (a sprite with a dot) entity and spawn it under the mouse click. Then spawn a second dot entity which will track the to the users mouse. Where I'm stuck is how to draw a line between the two. Any help would be appreciated.

10 years ago by paulh

Thats the basics, obviously tweak it to use the co-ordinates you want using


The line wont draw using IOSIMPACT unless your going through some other third party like cocoon or appmobi.

10 years ago by coreysnyder

I purchased impact through appmobi. Have they solved many of the issues that usually pop up when trying to push to iOS?

10 years ago by paulh

I hate to say but im totally confused by appmobi .. but im pretty sure they support line drawing/canvas drawing on IOS .. so you should be fine :-)

I think you get a good performance hike from direct canvas and of course multi channel sound, which is pretty much essential for games ...

10 years ago by quantum

@paulh: Do you mean the 3rd party lib (e.g. appmobi) will intercept the line drawing function call? Or are you talking about specifically calling their APIs for line drawing?

10 years ago by quantum

Sorry, what I meant to say was surely the 3rd party SDK would implement a fast version of ig.system.context.lineTo() which would mean you wouldn't have to make any code changes for your game to work with their SDK.

10 years ago by Jerczu

iOS impact has a limited version of canvas rendering implemented as far as I am aware Dominic is working on extra features like native drawing (saw something on his blog). You might want to try AppMobi or CocoonJS
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