How to make a "not colliding with" behavior?


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So, when a character(Bolt) is colliding with a cube, then it will disable one of his behaviors(not the same behavior that is disabling the behaviors, of course). When he is not colliding with the cube, then the behavior will be re-enabled. The problem is, there is not a "when actor is not colliding with" block; there is only a "always" and "when actor is colliding with block". Thus, I don't know how to make it work. When Bolt collides with the cube, then it will disable the behavior. But it needs to re enable when the player is not colliding with it. How? If I place it in the always block, the always block overrides the collision block and the behavior will not disable at all. So I don't know what to do! :'(

Any feedback and solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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The quick answer is to put an attribute setter at the END of your "always" coding so it is defaulted to that value. Then, when you have a collision, set that attribute to a different value to be used elsewhere in the coding. To disable a coding then, just place it inside of an "if" that checks to see if the attribute is defaulted or otherwise.

Both Abigayl and myself used this strategy in our platformer games if you want to see how it works. Hers are on Kongregate ( and mine are in StencylForge (search for "Demo-" to find them all).
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Someone helped me out with some great 'not colliding code' a few weeks (possibly months) ago, but I just can't find the thread.

I think it may have been Tuo.
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I always wished you could put "if colliding with" then "otherwise" but that never seems to work ;)