Firstly I'm a complete beginner with game maker so forgive my ignorance.
Secondly I'm using Game Maker 8 pro if that even makes a difference.
Thirdly I already posted this at yo yo games but the guys their don't care.
I am making a basic rpg game and I am having issues with the movement, the movement works but the problem is that its not smooth and feels a little choppy.
Here is what I have done:
>I have made sprites for the still poses and movement ( animated ) moving up, down, left and right.
>I then made one object to represent the character, by default I made it face down.
>here is an algorithm representing the code in the object:
Key Press up> Start moving Up, Speed 4> Change Sprite Animation Up, Speed 1
Key Release up> Start moving Center, Speed 0> Change Sprite Still Up, Speed 1
Key Press left> Start moving Left, Speed 4> Change Sprite Animation Left, Speed 1
Key Release left> Start moving Center, Speed 0> Change Sprite Still Left, Speed 1
e.t.c for right, down
I suspect the "choppynes" is from the speed settings but another issue is that I HAVE to release the key and
then press another key or the sprite freezes. e.g when I press up and move up, I have to release then press
and hold right e.t.c, it feels really primitive as most games allow you to quickly interchange direction without
having to first release the key.
I am making an action rpg so this is actually a huge issue. I hope someone can help me with this... I'm slowly being lured back to rpg maker but the games mechanics would be a lot more suited to GM.
Thank you in advance.