btw im a beginner. ive coded here and there over the years but the last time i was really into it was when i was 12 with game maker and all i did was copy a youtube tutorials code till i was bored lol.
so the problem is yield(gettree().createtimer(1), "timeout") sends an error if the scene is reloaded or the node with that line of code gets freed before the yield is over. Plus a bunch of people said not to use a whole lot of yield functions everywhere.
For example of the code ive been focusing on, I am making a cup head style boss rush (ish) type game. really its just a bunch of bosses. and its top down instead of sidescroller. I set up a match statement to handle going between states, and i have 2 states for my first boss currently. Those states are IDLE and CHARGE. to switch from IDLE to CHARGE, you have to go above a certain y coordinate because in the IDLE the boss goes back and forth at the top of the screen.
this is the code for the CHARGE state
BOSS_MODE.CHARGE: #CHARGE ATTACK
var shot_direction = 0
var shot_pos = 1
#Charge left or right
if player.position.x < position.x:
position.x -= speed * charge_mod
move_right = false
shot_direction = 180
shot_pos = 1
position.x += speed * charge_mod
move_right = true
shot_direction = 0
shot_pos = 2
#Pause at End of Charge
charge_mod = 0
#5 Bullet Spread Shot
if only_once_charge == true:
shoot(shot_direction + 20, shot_pos)
shoot(shot_direction + 10, shot_pos)
shoot(shot_direction - 10, shot_pos)
shoot(shot_direction - 20, shot_pos)
only_once_charge = false
charge_mod = 4
has_charged = true
mode = BOSS_MODE.IDLE
as soon as IDLE switches to CHARGE, it detects what side your on. Then it increases speed in that direction and sets which direction the bullets need to be shot, and yields for 0.3 seconds. after charging towards the player, speed becomes 0 so it doesnt move and it shoots 5 bullets (setting the angle and what side the bullet will come out of respectively). it then yields for 1 second, then sets variables back to make sure the next charge works fine and that it cant bug out by charging back to back.
my problem is the yields. the best way ive seen to handle timings like that is through the animations. but i dont have animations. they are just little squares bouncing around in a grey box with black walls. my friend is supposed to do the art, but he has shit going on so yk nothing i can really do.
ive messed around with timer nodes for a bit, but i dont know how i could have them wait for a specific amount of time and then continue with the code like the yield does. would i need a different timer node for every pause or time i wanted something to happen for a specific amount of time? or could i set the wait time on the fly and only need 1 or 2?
there was a reddit post and it had a comment here that seemed really cool but it has its own problems (mainly being someone elses code that i copypasted) and it feels a little too high level for me
what would the best way of going about doing this? id really like to figure this out before moving on because i feel like id use it alot more at least until i have animations of some kind. plus its fun to learn about stuff like this
if you have any questions then please ask and sorry for the super long post lol. ive been stuck on this for a few days and looking stuff up hasnt helped much