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Nilrem 06-03-2003 08:39 AM

Walking in MI1
Ok, I was just wondering about the game mechanics behind MI1, mainly walking around, I'm probably going to stick with my current method of meshing for my 2D remake version, however I don't know how MI1 handled on screen walking etc, did they use a box grid type method? I was just curious, as I really want to look into it to see their method compared to my method, but I cannot find any relevant pages or info.

bgbennyboy 06-03-2003 10:13 AM

Yeah box grid, to see look at the boxd block in a room in scumm revisited. Click view boxes and view background when the window opens.

moebius 06-03-2003 10:29 AM

As far as I know, and if you are interested in pathfinding, one of the best is the A* search/pathfinding algorithm. Just make a quick search at Google and you will get lots of useful information, and even sample implementations. If you are curious, I can tell you that pathfinding is one of the problems that artificial intelligence tries to solve. Nearly all book on AI discuss a bunch of pathfinding techniques and algos. Some are better in certain circumstances, but in general A* will perform politely and with a fairly good speed in any situation.

Nilrem 06-03-2003 10:33 AM

Thankyou Moebius, I will do that, and thanks once again Benny, I'll try that just to see an example.

Cutthroat_Nick 07-19-2003 09:15 PM

The use of boxes occurs in all Lucas Arts SCUMM games, doesn't it?

moebius 07-20-2003 09:44 PM

As far as I know, all Lucasarts' games that use SCUMM use the walk boxes.

Nilrem 07-21-2003 02:51 PM

I'm currently using a different method, I have a hidden screen of the current backdrop, and it is white and black, black been the walkable parts and white been not walkable.

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