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1st February, 2004 at 15:31:58 -

I was just wondering what's the most amount of objects everyone has in their games, and how much code, or events.

I just counted in my Zombies Now game, the first level has 215 objects, which is everything, active objects, backgrounds and counters etc. It has 905 lines in the event editor, and some objects have their own code in their behaviors. This is just in the first level.

Can anyone honestly beat that?

 
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1st February, 2004 at 15:41:44 -

On my largest level in Barry the Bean so far, here are the statistics:

-167 active objects
-135 events
-playfield size: 4000 * 3000
-window size: 800 * 600
-total memory used: 546kb

some levels can be quite huge.

 
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1st February, 2004 at 16:03:01 -

man what do you think went in to flannville?

 
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1st February, 2004 at 16:05:13 -

The engine for Noir is pushing 350 events, that's with only 1 enemy routine. Figure another 100 - 150 for all the AI so about 500 events, in the engine. I've been keeping my active objects down because I'm developing it in TGF but I've been doing a damned good job so far, although I may need to switch over to MMF because one of the levels I'm planning is going to be HUGE, and I'm going to run out of active objects quick. But the level is going to be SICK, and extremely difficult. You all are going to hate me.

 
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1st February, 2004 at 16:28:14 -

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woot. eat it, suckers. and it's not even finished yet. i'll admit there are quite a few inactive and unnecessary events, but, meh.

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1st February, 2004 at 16:29:13 -

and how much of that is you gore engine?

 
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1st February, 2004 at 16:46:26 -

Terminal Orbit has 969 events in the main game alone, excluding the level editor, menu system, and the few thousand lines of code in the extensions that go with it. There are about 250 unique objects (250 along the top of the event editor).

 
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1st February, 2004 at 16:50:48 -

I was wondering when you would show up to blow our measly line count away.

 
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1st February, 2004 at 17:23:05 -

Who cares about event counts when you can have efficiency None of my games have had more than 250 lines, but then again I haven't made an RTS. (Or have I? ) However, my MagicDeque extension source code is over 300kb - that's around 5000 lines, and 1000 of those had to be rewritten when I lost the original source code So don't lose your work, although the newer version was much better IMO.

 
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1st February, 2004 at 17:54:39 -

One of my games ultimately crashed because I had reached MMF 1.2's object limit, which is why I bought MMF 1.5. The frame that crashed my game into unworkability was a battle frame that was to work globally throughout an RPG.

Number of events - 757
Number of objects - 288 (as counted by an implemented counter to track all number of objects)

This was only with three of the 7 or 8 characters meant to be included in the global RPG battle engine, and it had not included any monsters yet.

Upon getting MMF 1.5, I decided to rebuild the same battle engine from scratch, only compressing objects into general animations (knowing it wouldn't bring quite the same WOW effects as would delivering them as individual objects). This time nothing would stop me except for the limits of my imagination and creativity. Well, I works and worked and worked and added all the characters in until I couldn't think of any new techniques for the characters I don't normally have on my mind. I had written all of the techniques down in a TXT file for when I needed to look back on them.

Once again, this did not include any of the monster/enemy codes, and not all of the characters and fancy techniques had been implemented completely.

Number of Events - 1211
Number of Objects - 155

 
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1st February, 2004 at 18:57:05 -

global battle frames are extremely difficult to do with Click Products. You'd end up having to include every enemy, every attack/magic particle/object,and events for ever object.It'd be much easier to just make one battle frame per dungeon plus the boss frames.

 
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1st February, 2004 at 21:41:57 -

On my game I would be pullin 1200 well coded efficient events, but since im redoing it for multiplayer, the code goes down.

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 05:21:55 -

That's a lot of events people! I look forward to the laaaggggg.

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 07:28:51 -

I like to keep my games simple so i never need tons of events
i think Tops 3 had around 160 events per level, most of them copied from level to level.
and about 100-200 objects.

lost island dizzy was about the same i pushed the object limit a bit though i think there was 240 objects in total and around 200 events
the main game was all in one frame.

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 08:24:37 -

Not that I'm a bad coder or anything. I'm sure that there might be a better, less code way to do all that I've done. Or maybe not, because when you're coding in 15 or more different characters for a global engine that handles 7+ techniques with varying amounts of effects to them... it kind of gets chunky.

And no, I'm not trying to be boastful or brag about the stuff I've worked on. I'm actually not working on my game at the moment. I chose that before I work on anymore game design that I'd finish up my long... gah... novel... first. ><

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 10:49:02 -

shab: too much.

the problem with click products is that there's so many ways to code pretty much anything... so finding the most effecient way can be a challenge. espescially if you code 100 lines of stuff as a newbie and go back to it later and realize you could have done it in about 10 (me).

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 13:50:14 -

Same here pete. I will think for somtimes hours on how to code a certain thing, even though I can think of tons of easy ways to do it, I always want to do it none or minimum ammount of extra objects to complete the task (Like extra counters or invisable objects).

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 14:04:58 -

Once I made Jamagic make about 2 000 sprites (before I learned about surfaces)

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 15:11:56 -

My game has 400 lines total, currently. I was a little surprised when I added up events from the different frames that it came out to exactly 400.

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2nd February, 2004 at 15:27:37 -

i bet if some of you guys checked how many of the same event ('always'...'start of level', etc) you had, you'd be able to cut at least 10 off to start with

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2nd February, 2004 at 15:35:57 -

Nah. I make sure I keep track of that one "Start of Frame" event.

The only times I could think of which I might have duplicate events would be if I had groups of activated and deactivated events of different points of the game.

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 15:37:58 -

kris: yeah, but it's sometimes easier to have one always event per group, just for neatness' sake and easy editing. and obviously sometime you need the always events to just function when the group is active.

does MMF process always events simultaneously? or does it process them as it moves down the list?

 
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2nd February, 2004 at 16:01:27 -

It processes them as it goes down the list; so it's necessary sometimes for more than one always event, so the objects are changed in the right order. usw.

 
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3rd February, 2004 at 08:55:44 -

I don't use just one always event. If I did that then the code would not be organized. Don't get to obsessed with effeciency guys. You will never be able to tell the difference between using one always event and 10.

Also as Shen said, you can do certain things by using more than one always event that would be hard to do otherwise.

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3rd February, 2004 at 09:55:25 -

Mr Coffee is right, one or ten always events is not going to make any noticable difference.
If you go to the events list editor MMF reads the events like there: Top to bottom. Top action first to last action. It's very useful to check there when running fastloops because often the placing of the loop action can affect how it all works.

95% of Terminal Orbit's code is necessary most of it is getting around the fact you cannot create an object from an expression, so an event is needed for every object created.

 
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3rd February, 2004 at 13:35:32 -

If it is a very complex game and alot of stuff is going on, then yes it does matter between 10 undeeded always and 1 needed always. I have a way I organize my events, at the very top I have Start of Frame (Cause its the start! ) and then right under that is ALWAYS. Then after that its groups of events for every thing coded, then after that is the EVERY '10' miliseconds type of events.

Only thing that drives me completly insane is the order of the objects in the event editor, if you have alot of objects and say you want to edit 2 simular ones, well one could be wayyyy freakin on the right side, and the other on the very left. Theres no way to organize these exept to drag them yourself, wich is a pain since it takes forever and you cant drag more then one. It helps to zoom all the way out and then move them, but you still can only get them so far.

 
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3rd February, 2004 at 14:36:07 -

The most types of objects I ever had in a game:
~200

The most objects I ever had in a functioning game:
~2400

The most lines of useful code I ever had in a game:
832

 
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