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Windows Collision Event Limitations

Hi,

can someone please explain to me what the collision event limitations are?

Background information: I have a player object which has a collision event which checks against a bullet object. The player or enemy object is loosing actually health on collision, but I can't destroy the bullet instance with instance_destroy(other). Tried with() context without any result. Somehow show_debug_message() doesn't seem to work either within the collision event.

I'm curious if this is a bug in the current build or I'm lacking some information about this event.
 

P3HWN1E

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Hi,

can someone please explain to me what the collision event limitations are?

Background information: I have a player object which has a collision event which checks against a bullet object. The player or enemy object is loosing actually health on collision, but I can't destroy the bullet instance with instance_destroy(other). Tried with() context without any result. Somehow show_debug_message() doesn't seem to work either within the collision event.

I'm curious if this is a bug in the current build or I'm lacking some information about this event.
If you are using "other" within the collision event itself it should refer to the object the calling instance is colliding with, So that should work. What you can do otherwise if you have a parent for the player and other things that can get shot at. is have the bullet look for collisions with the parent and have it delete itself. Even if the bullet deletes itself it should still trigger the collision event of the object the bullet hits.
 
Thanks, it's working now. Must have been some other bug in my code, because your hint was the first thing I did and it didn't work that day.

Case closed. ;)
 
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