[SOLVED]increase speed after collision for a limited time

  • Greetings Everyone, I'm a beginner of Construct 2 and I'm making a platformer game. I was wondering, how do I make my "main character" increase speed for a short amount of time after colliding with a "power-up/object" and making that "power-up/object disappear after that.

    Thank you for any replies.

    Sorry for a noob question

  • Hey Euma,

    maybe this gives you an idea. Not a Platformer, but the same principle:

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ap_-qxoGKbDcgRNfngfHgdV3HIAu

    (Open in C3 - https://editor.construct.net/)

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  • When (Your Character) collides with (Powerup), (Your Character) set max speed to (The faster speed), Wait 5 seconds, Set his max speed back to normal.

    Hope I helped :p

  • 7UKECREAT0R

    Using "wait" for tasks like this is a bad idea.

    Imagine there are two power-ups. You pick one, run to another one, which takes you 4 seconds, pick it up. So your superspeed should recharge to 5 seconds, right? However, in 1 second that "wait" from the first power-up triggers and your speed returns to normal.

    Or another situation - player hits Menu or Pause button. How do you pause "wait"?

    So don't use wait, use Timer behavior instead.

  • All of you Thank you so much for the help, much appreciated. All methods work but I followed kriand and dop2000 advice. And again thank you so much to the three of you

  • 7UKECREAT0R

    Using "wait" for tasks like this is a bad idea.

    Imagine there are two power-ups. You pick one, run to another one, which takes you 4 seconds, pick it up. So your superspeed should recharge to 5 seconds, right? However, in 1 second that "wait" from the first power-up triggers and your speed returns to normal.

    Or another situation - player hits Menu or Pause button. How do you pause "wait"?

    So don't use wait, use Timer behavior instead.

    I use C2 still, so I don't have timer.

    (mostly because c3 has no one time purchase)

  • 7UKECREAT0R

    What are you talking about? Timer behavior is included in both C2 and C3, even in free versions.

  • 7UKECREAT0R

    What are you talking about? Timer behavior is included in both C2 and C3, even in free versions.

    Crap, I thought it was a plugin. Found it in behaviors. I've never used it in the multiple years I've had C2, and a lot of other behaviors aswell

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