[Help] Key repeat

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BoredMatt

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Feb 10, 2021, 4:28:14 AMFeb 10
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When holding an arrow key down, is there a way to have a delay between the first trigger and the next that is longer than key_repeat_interval ?
Like in a text editor, you can do individual presses to move one character at a time, but if you hold down it then accelerates.
I'd need that to be able to move fast and yet still be able to be exactly where I want or just be able to have my player face a specific direction without starting moving immediately.

Stephen Lavelle

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Feb 10, 2021, 4:41:39 PMFeb 10
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Apologies, I probably meant to reply all but hit the wrong button

Would that be difficult to implement ?
As a puzzlescript user it's not something I'd recommend tackling.  As a developer I don't want to - it's a very specific behaviour and I don't think I can fine-tune it well for general games, and the complexity of consideration isn't something I'd want to expose makers of puzzlescript games to.



Am Mi., 10. Feb. 2021 um 20:05 Uhr schrieb Celine Liki <celin...@gmail.com>:
Was this answer supposed to be private ? ;)
Thank you for answering anyway.
This is pretty much standard behaviour to have a  delay before the repeat triggers when holding down a key, though I can see why you wouldn't want it in some games. Would that be difficult to implement ?

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Le mer. 10 févr. 2021 à 11:49, Stephen Lavelle <anal...@gmail.com> a écrit :
> is there a way to have a delay between the first trigger and the next that is longer than key_repeat_interval
nope

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BoredMatt

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Feb 11, 2021, 9:28:42 AMFeb 11
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I wasn't thniking about anything too complicated. Just a prelude property as a switch between the current mode and a mode with a fixed interval between the first trigger and the second ( key_repeat interval being used between the second and third and so on). Exactly as in a text editor. There isn't even a need to let the user choose the length of the interval since it would only be used to allow single key strokes even when key_repeat interval is set at a low value. Using the same value as the default one of key_repeat_interval would work just fine.
That would definitely be something simple for the game makers.
Now I definitely understand if it's not something you want to tackle, or if you want to keep PuzzleScript as simple as possible. It already offers great possibilities.

That Scar

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Feb 14, 2021, 5:04:28 PMFeb 14
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On Windows, there are global keyboard settings called "character repeat delay" and "character repeat rate" - this would be just like that. You could set a number and, by default, the delay would be 0, like it is in all current puzzlescript games.
Now that I think about it, I sometimes wish to increase repeat rate but don't because then it makes tapping a single move hard. A delay would make single moves easy - after all, that's why the operating system has both of these settings.
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