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Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

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FuzzyLizard530
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Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

FuzzyLizard530 » May 26th, 2016, 10:38 pm

After much research, and a lot of number fudging, I finally managed to figure out how to make this work! LOL!

I give you the wandering Metroid!
Metroid_0.0.1.rmskin
Is it useful? Not really. Is it practical? Heck no! But this is something I wanted to do with RM since I started making my own stuff with it! Sizy Screengif!
FullscreenMetroid.gif
I had to shrink it so that you didn't have a 1366x768 gif hogging up resources, but nevertheless, here's your preview.
I will note that the first time you run it, it will kind of drag on the bottom and right sides of the screen the first cycle through. I'm looking into making it chase the mouse somewhat, but that's a bit lower on the priority list...

I almost forgot to mention, if you right-click it, you'll get a random Metroid sound [all from Metroid Prime, at the moment].
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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

jsmorley » May 26th, 2016, 10:43 pm

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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

FuzzyLizard530 » May 26th, 2016, 11:20 pm

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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

jsmorley » May 27th, 2016, 1:37 am

Just sayin that should be your next skin.... ;-)
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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

FuzzyLizard530 » May 27th, 2016, 2:21 am

jsmorley wrote:Just sayin that should be your next skin.... ;-)
That could be fun! Could be a major PITA, too! LOL! I'll take it under advisement!

I am curious as to how I might get a more "Sine Wave" Style of movement. I know there's the Sin(x) ability with Calc/Formulas, but I'm not even sure where to begin...

This Is what I have for the movements

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OnUpdateAction=[!Move "[CalcWanderX]" "[CalcWanderY]"]
and

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[CalcWanderX]
Measure=Calc
Formula=CalcWanderX+4
IfAboveValue=#MaxNumberX#
IfAboveAction=!SetOption CalcWanderX Formula "CalcWanderX-4"
IfBelowValue=1
IfBelowAction=!SetOption CalcWanderX Formula "CalcWanderX+4"

[code]
Measure=Calc
Formula=CalcWanderY+4
IfAboveValue=#MaxNumberY#
IfAboveAction=!SetOption CalcWanderY Formula "CalcWanderY-4"
IfBelowValue=1
IfBelowAction=!SetOption CalcWanderY Formula "CalcWanderY+4"
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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

FuzzyLizard530 » June 10th, 2016, 12:01 am

Changed the code a bit:

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[Rainmeter]
Update=0
DynamicVariables=1

[Variables]
MaxNumberX=(#SCREENAREAWIDTH#-[Metroid:W])
MaxNumberY=(#SCREENAREAHEIGHT#-[Metroid:H])
Pause=1
Reset=1

[Metadata]
Name=Metroid
Author=Fuzzy[Lizard]530 
Information=Metroid
Version=1.0
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License

[MeasureMin]
Measure=Time
Format=%M

[MeasureSecs]
Measure=Time
Format=%S

[Time]
Measure=Calc
Formula=(MeasureMin*60) + MeasureSecs
IfCondition=(Time = 0) || (Time = 1800)
IfTrueAction=[!SetOption CalcIma UpdateDivider "1"][Play #CurrentPath#\wav\[CalcSound].wav]
IfFalseAction=[!SetOption CalcIma UpdateDivider "21"]
DynamicVariables=1

[CalcIma]
Measure=Calc
Formula=Counter % 20
UpdateDivider=21

[CalcSound]
Measure=Calc
Formula=Trunc(Random)
UpdateRandom=1
UniqueRandom=1
HighBound=11
LowBound=1
UpdateDivider=10

[Metroid]
; Meter=String
; MeasureName=CalcIma
Meter=Image
ImageName=.\anim\[CalcIma].png
AntiAlias=1
; W=350
DynamicVariables=1
; SolidColor=0,0,0,128
LeftMouseUpAction=[Play .\wav\[CalcSound].wav][!SetOption CalcIma UpdateDivider "1"]]
MiddleMouseUpAction=[!ToggleMeasure CalcWanderX][!ToggleMeasure CalcWanderY]
MouseScrollUpAction=!ZPos 2
MouseScrollDownAction=!ZPos 0

[CalcWanderX]
Measure=Calc
; Formula=((sin(#MaxNumberX#/2))+(#MaxNumberX#/2))
Formula=CalcWanderX+4
IfAboveValue=(#MaxNumberX#-1)
IfAboveAction=!SetOption CalcWanderX Formula "CalcWanderX-4"
IfBelowValue=1
IfBelowAction=!SetOption CalcWanderX Formula "CalcWanderX+4"
DynamicVariables=1

[CalcWanderY]
Measure=Calc
; Formula=((sin(#MaxNumberY#/2))+(#MaxNumberY#/2))
Formula=CalcWanderY+4
IfAboveValue=(#MaxNumberY#-1)
IfAboveAction=!SetOption CalcWanderY Formula "CalcWanderY-4"
IfBelowValue=1
IfBelowAction=!SetOption CalcWanderY Formula "CalcWanderY+4"
DynamicVariables=1
OnUpdateAction=[!Move "[CalcWanderX]" "[CalcWanderY]"]
Had a bit of wonkiness where the .wav files wouldn't play all of a sudden...?
Image

Also, added a couple of extras:
  • Scroll up Causes it to be on top layer
  • Scroll down brings it to "normal" layer
  • Middle Click pauses movement
  • "Chimes" every half hour
  • Left Click puts Metroid into "Panic Mode" (Faster Animation and he "Screams" (WIP)**
**I want to make it so that this only lasts up to 10 secs, but I'm still sorting that bit out. Maybe a counter Calc?
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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

Dimethyl_Tea » August 23rd, 2019, 11:07 am

Any way to make this guy wander around on my second monitor instead?
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Re: Wandering Metroid "Desktop Friend"!

ikarus1969 » August 23rd, 2019, 11:31 am

Dimethyl_Tea wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 11:07 am
Any way to make this guy wander around on my second monitor instead?
You can try:
(i run the german version, so if the translations or not exactly correct for the english version i suppose you run please forgive me ;-))

right click on the skin -> settings -> position -> display on screen and then select your second monitor.

Maybe that helps.