I like it. It felt pretty responsive, but there were a few
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:53am

times when it felt like the arrow key "stuck" as some other action was happening.

With the slower enemies, it's possible to "stalk" one as you work your way through the level. That really saves on Christmas Spirit. I think real Santa would sneak and only use Christmas Magic (Blend, Run) when he had to.

Boy, that test1234 sure plays a lot of this game, huh?

I like the Spirit Bonus for picking up a present, it's a good balance where you can use Christmas Magic hard if you need to (level 3) but won't have to burn lives.

So do you use a stack when you handle KEY presses? PUSH the key, handle it and if another key comes in PUSH that and POP them when you're done handling the key press. A problem is the second keypress gets handled first. If enough keys are pressed, you might get "autoplay" where the character moves backwards according to what was pressed... It'd be good to check if the key was still pressed when you got back to handling it. (I'm just kinda guessing here, my kids just got up so I've got to get to them.)

    • Not finished changes made - latest download here... - Erik_, Sun Jan 02 2022 2:46am
      Changes: ========== * Enemies snoop now a bit slower but will charge at the same speed when they see you. * There's a buggy "High Score" system added (not finished) * You now actually have to touch the sleigh or tree to get/deliver a present instead of being a block away * Run only drains... more
      • I like it. It felt pretty responsive, but there were a few- Puckdropper, Mon Jan 03 2022 8:53am
        • After reading your post, I decided to try and work on the input and try and hunt down those random stuck key spots. I figured it was from combining using "INP(96)" for movement and "INKEY$" for toggles. So, I moved everything to use "INP(96)" and added a "switch debounce" on the toggle keys so they ... more
      • Got stuck on the last level. Delivered 5 out of 1 presents, - Puckdropper, Mon Jan 03 2022 8:28am
        Can keep on delivering but can't end the level. How I did it: Delivered a few presents to the tree then asked the Elf for help. Gave a couple to snoopers, then tried to end level. Ok, so here's what happened in more detail. With presents to deliver n-1, grab a present and touch the elf. He'll d... more
        • Good find! Thanks! - Erik_, Tue Jan 04 2022 12:14pm
          I have it fixed now, but working out the input issues first before posting an updated demo download.
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