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I have followed the code provided in the tutorial but the player stays still and does not move.

My player script looks as follows:

extends Area2D

# Declare member variables here.
export var speed = 400
var screen_size

# Called when the node enters the scene tree for the first time.
func _ready():
     screen_size = get_viewport_rect().size

# Called every frame. 'delta' is the elapsed time since the previous frame.
func _process(delta):

    var velocity = Vector2()

    if Input.action_press("ui_right"):
        velocity.x += 1
    if Input.action_press("ui_left"):
        velocity.x -= 1
    if Input.action_press("ui_down"):
        velocity.y += 1
    if Input.action_press("ui_up"):
        velocity.y -= 1

    if velocity.length() > 0:
        velocity = velocity.normalized() * speed

    position += velocity * delta
    position.x = clamp(position.x, 0, screen_size.x)
    position.y = clamp(position.y, 0, screen_size.y)

Could someone please provide me with feedback on how to solve this issue?

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1 Answer

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Best answer

Your input is wrong. Here is what the tutorial has:

if Input.is_action_pressed("ui_right"):
    velocity.x += 1

And here is what you wrote:

if Input.action_press("ui_right"):
    velocity.x += 1

It should be is_action_pressed, not action_press.

(action_press simulates the press of a key and returns nothing, it does not check if that key is pressed)

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Thank you for your help. It works correctly now.
Seems silly now that I did not notice it.

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