When you say you want objects to "bounce" even if their speed = 0, this surely implies there is a collision and if there's a collision it's extremely easy to use the collision trigger to achieve what you want.
You're basically going to need to use the On collision to trigger "set bullet speed"&"set bullet angle of motion" actions on the inert object.
Secondly in my experience C2 can handle far more code than you could possibly throw at it with the free version, crashing after 5 secs implies to me you've either got a recursive loop kicking in or your code is continually spawning objects. Does it go out of memory if you do nothing or is it only if you move? Have you tried debugging it to see where the resources are being used?
1) I set the player to solid temporarily, set its speed. Then I made the motionless object a bullet, set it to bounce off solids, and set its speed to zero. I run into the object and pass right through it. If I set the bullet angle and speed, won't it fly off into oblivion? I was hoping for it to bounce a distance, slow down, and then stop.
2) Thank you, that is what I was hoping for. I am planning for several thousand "lines of code." I was worried that a web game would not be able to support it.
For the second one.. Please upload your example .capx to somewhere to be seen (like dropbox). It's nearly impossible to comment without seeing the original problem. Especially if there's some mistake (or logic fault) at the event code, it's mandatory to see the files and be able to run them on one's own PC.
Thank you for offering to look at it! I don' have permission to share links, so please insert and replace what's necessary .