When the .capx loads, left-hold the mouse button anywhere on the browser screen (eventually, I may try to limit it to just within the game window. Mr Stick will hold out his hand with a C-shaped object attached (it's supposed to be a staple, like for a stapler).
Release the mouse button and the staple sprite should fly off to the...er, big BLACK yonder. When the staple is in motion, the GrappleFire variable text should read "Fire". Presently, I have the condition set that it will return to "NoFire" once the sprite is destroyed upon leaving the screen or collides with a solid object (this does not include the DrBox sprite). I have also tested it to set to "NoFire" upon leaving the layout. ...I get the same problem, which I'll detail next.
Rapidly click the left mouse button so that the staple sprite fires off into space (NOT coliding with any of the boxes in the area). Before long, Mr Stick should get locked into his aiming stance. The GrappleFire variable will say "Fire" and will not reset. Somehow, there is a brief point in the event logic flow that I cannot account for that allows Mr Stick to resume a pre-fire stance even while the staple sprite is still in motion.
Mr Stick should NOT be able to resume is pre-fire stance UNTIL the Sprite has (1) been destroyed by leaving the window parameters OR (2) collides with a solid object (that part is working fine).
Possible solutions that I cannot figure out:
- Testing when the sprite leaves the game's WINDOW parameters
- Allowing the GrappleFire to reset to "NoFire" only when the Staple sprite has been destroyed
Can anyone see that "gaping hole" in my event flow that's allowing Mr Stick to get locked into his pre-fire stance (due to the GrappleFire variable)? Thanks!