1. Check collision

Hi!

You guys won't get rid of me! I have some work to do with my game before it's done. I need to check if my piece hits the square. I don't want to mess around with anyone else's code. It will just become messy and i won't understand it.

I tested to do like this, just for a test, this is not all checks i'm gonna do, but it should work if my piece comes from the left and hits the square.

Code:
```//Check if there is a collision
int check_coll( int sX, int sY, int pX, int pY )
{
//Square's position
int sXl = sX;
int sXr = sX + 29;
int sYl = sY;
int sYr = sY + 29;

//Piece's position
int pXl = pX;
int pXr = pX + 75;
int pYl = pY;
int pYr = pY + 148;

if (sXl == pXr)
{
//Apply the square
apply_surface( 400, 100, square, screen );
}

}```
Why aint this working?

2. With the sizes of the squares and pieces being different, wouldn't it be better to test if any part of the piece was in any part of the square, rather than comparing the left edge of the square with the right edge of the piece for equality? Is it possible for the piece to move past the edge of the square?

3. How would i do that? To test if any part of the piece was in any part of the square? :s Confused

4. I don't know what the best way would be, but you can just figure it out. For example, if the right edge of the piece is between the left and right edge of the square, and the bottom edge of the piece is between the top and bottom edges of the square, then you know it overlaps. You'd also have to check the other corners. If the piece is bigger than the square, you might have to check more positions (like perhaps the middle of the piece) in case it completely covers the square.

By the way, I don't know if this is your problem, I'm just guessing from your posted code. You have to figure out if this reason makes sense.

5. Mmm, another collision checking post...

6. Actually, mine works. BUT i want it to erase the old sqaure forever. How?
I do like this and it erases every time the sXl is 400 and pXr is 400.

My function:
Code:
```//Check if there is a collision
int check_coll( int sX, int sY, int pX, int pY )
{
//Square's position
int sXl = sX;
int sXr = sX + 29;
int sYl = sY;
int sYr = sY + 29;

//Piece's position
int pXl = pX;
int pXr = pX + 75;
int pYl = pY;
int pYr = pY + 148;

if (sXl == 400)
{
if (sXl == pXr)
{
SDL_FillRect( screen, NULL, SDL_MapRGB(screen->format, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00) );
apply_surface( 0, 0, background, screen );
apply_surface( pXl, pYl, piece, screen );

sXl = 100;
//Apply the square
apply_surface( sXl, sYl, square, screen );
}
if (sXl == pXr)
{
sXl = 100;
//Apply the square
apply_surface( sXl, sYl, square, screen );
}
}

if (sXl == 100)
{
if (sXl == pXr)
{
sXl = 340;
//Apply the square
apply_surface( sXl, sYl, square, screen );
}
if (sXl == pXr)
{
sXl = 340;
//Apply the square
apply_surface( sXl, sYl, square, screen );
}
}

}```
Soe code in main:
Code:
```            //Apply the square
apply_surface( sX, sY, square, screen );

//Check collision and move the square
check_coll(sX, sY, x, y);```

7. Bump

Any more will result in thread closure.

Actually, I for one find it annoying that you bump your threads expecting us to spoonfeed you a solution to a problem that isn't really that challenging and that you could probably figure out if you read your own code and thought about it for a few minutes.

>Actually, mine works. BUT i want it to erase the old sqaure forever. How?
>I do like this and it erases every time the sXl is 400 and pXr is 400.

Here's a clue, it probably has to do with where you put these two lines:
Code:
```SDL_FillRect( screen, NULL, SDL_MapRGB(screen->format, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00) );
apply_surface( 0, 0, background, screen );```

11. Well, that wasn't my question actually. If it was, i would have solved it for years ago. :P No, my problem is almost the same as i said, BUT it wont disapeare. If my position is the same as the squares, it works but when i move from the old square's postion, the new square shows up and the old disapeares.

And also, now i have added a random function. It works, it's just that the postion of the square moves constantly. I wan't it to stop after 1 random choice.

Code:
```//Random number
int GetRand(int min, int max)
{
static int Init = 0;
int rc;

if (Init == 0)
{
srand(time(NULL));
Init = 1;
}

rc = (rand() &#37; (max - min + 1) + min);

return (rc);
}

//Check if there is a collision
int check_coll( int sX, int sY, int pX, int pY )
{
//Square's position
int sXl = sX;
int sXr = sX + 29;
int sYl = sY;
int sYr = sY + 29;

//Piece's position
int pXl = pX;
int pXr = pX + 75;
int pYl = pY;
int pYr = pY + 148;

//New position for the square
int n;
n = GetRand(0, 640);

if (sXl == pXr || sXr == pXl)
{
SDL_FillRect( screen, NULL, SDL_MapRGB(screen->format, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00) );
apply_surface( 0, 0, background, screen );
apply_surface( pXl, pYl, piece, screen );

//Apply the square
apply_surface( n, sYl, square, screen );
}
}```

12. Deleting your reply and then posting it again is still bumping.

13. Okey! Sorry, didn't know. I need help please!

14. Livijn, if I where to bump like you do, Salem or kermi3 would probably ban me for a week!

15. Why?