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Behavior Play different Movies For Different Game Levels

Added on 2/24/2000

 

Compatibilities:
behavior D7 D8 Mac PC

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Author: DejanCicic

behavior for playing movies depending on user selected level of difficulty.

--global level keep tracks
--easy: level=1
--medium: level=2
--hard: level=3
--if level is 1 then game is taken from "games1" folder
--if level is 2 then game is taken from "games2" folder etc.
--games should have equal names in different folders.
--Folders should have indexes 1, 2 and 3 in their names.
--anyFolderName1
--anyFolderName2
--anyFolderName3
--here is a listing of root folder
--mainMovie.dir
--
--
--
--So principle is simple:
--make one game (for example memory1.dir) with level=1 difficulty and put in games1 folder
--make same but little harder game with same name and put in games2 folder
--make same but hardest game with same name and put in games3 folder
--call the game from mainMovie.dir
--depends on global "level" behavior will play movie from those three folders
--(if "level=1" from "games1" folder etc.)
--******************************
--ATTENTION
--when you create buttons in mainMovie you should always select movie only from
--first folder
--******************************
--ACTION
--Apply this behavior to button and select game from first folder.
--make all buttons with all games from first folder
--during runtime when user select level of difficulty, behavior will play movie
--according to value of "level"

property mydistantMovie
--global LEVEL previously selected by user. Always on start of the whole game.
global level

on mouseUp
    set rep=string(level)
    --replaces index of folder with index from Level global
      mydistantMovie=searchAndReplace(mydistantMovie, "1", rep)
    --playing movie
    play movie mydistantMovie
end

--handler to replace index with level value
on searchAndReplace input, oldStr, newStr
    -- searches the input (string) for oldStr and replaces it with newStr
    set output = ""
    set posn = offset(oldStr, input)-1
    if posn > 0 then put char 1 to posn of input after output
    put newStr after output
    delete char 1 to (posn + length(oldStr)) of input
    put input after output
    return output
end

--part for selecting movie from Jump to movie behavior from director library
on getPropertyDescriptionList me
    if not the currentSpriteNum then exit
    -- Choose a movie with FileIO Xtra or allow
    -- user to Cancel and maintain current choice
    theSprite = sprite(the currentSpriteNum)
    theScriptList = theSprite.scriptList
    behaviorCount = theScriptList.count
        if theScriptList.count() then
        -- Check if behavior has already been initialized
        currentMovie = GetCurrentMovie (me, theScriptList, behaviorCount)
        -- Use fileIO to find the movie to jump to
        fileIOChild = new (xtra "fileIO")
        setFilterMask (fileIOChild, "Director movies,*.d*r")
        chosenMovie = displayOpen (fileIOChild)
            if chosenMovie = EMPTY then
                if not stringP (currentMovie) then
                return ErrorAlert (me, #getPDL_NoMovie)
                else
                movieList = [currentMovie]
                end if
            else
                movieList = [GetRelativePathTo (me, chosenMovie)]
            end if
        else
            movieList = [#noMovieChosen]
        end if
    return
    [
    #myDistantMovie :
    [
    #comment :"On mouseUp, go to movie",
    #format :#movie,
    #range :movieList,
    #default :movieList[1]
    ]]
end getPropertyDescriptionList

on GetCurrentMovie me, theScriptList, behaviorCount
-- Reads the scriptList for the current sprite to determine if a movie has
-- previously been selected returns the current value of #myDistantMovie
-- theScriptList = sprite(the currentSpriteNum).scriptList
-- behaviorCount = theScriptList.count
    thisScript = string (me)
    put "member ("into thisScript.word[1]
    thisScript = value (thisScript)
    repeat while behaviorCount
        if theScriptList[behaviorCount][1] = thisScript then
            behaviorInitializers = value (theScriptList[behaviorCount][2])
            if behaviorInitializers.findPos(#myDistantMovie) then
                return behaviorInitializers.getProp(#myDistantMovie)
            end if
        end if
        behaviorCount = behaviorCount - 1
    end repeat

end GetCurrentMovie

on GetRelativePathTo me, distantMovie
-- Calculates the relative path to the target movie, by comparing its
-- full path name with that of the current movie.
    thatMoviePath = distantMovie
    thisMoviePath = the moviePath
    saveItemDelimiter = the itemDelimiter
    if the machineType = 256 then
        newItemDelimiter = "\"
    else
        newItemDelimiter = ""
    end if
    the itemDelimiter = newItemDelimiter
    repeat while TRUE
        thisFile = thisMoviePath.item[1]
        thatFile = thatMoviePath.item[1]
        if thisFile <> thatFile then exit repeat
            delete thisMoviePath.item[1]
            delete thatMoviePath.item[1]
     end repeat
    if thatMoviePath = distantMovie then
            relativePath = distantMovie
    else
            relativePath = "@"
            thisDeep = thisMoviePath.item.count
            repeat while thisDeep
            relativePath = relativePath&newItemDelimiter
            thisDeep = thisDeep - 1
        end repeat
        relativePath = relativePath&thatMoviePath
    end if
    the itemDelimiter = saveItemDelimiter
    return relativePath
end GetRelativePathTo

 


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