GM:Studio 1,Collision array?

Discussion in 'Legacy GameMaker Community Tech Support' started by andulvar, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. andulvar

    andulvar Member

    Jun 24, 2016
    I'm looking for a way to check a collision rectangle and return an array of all instance ids that fall within that collision area. Is there anything built-in to do this easily?

    Edit: I should clarify, that using a with() function is not an option in this particular case as there will be thousands of instance ids to check and I do not want to iterate through them all.

    Posted in the wrong section. Seems you can't delete your own threads?
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  2. Joshua Allen

    Joshua Allen Member

    Jun 20, 2016
    You can try something like this:
    /// instances_get(left, top, width, height);
    var left    = argument0;
    var top     = argument1;
    var width   = argument2;
    var height  = argument3;
    instance_deactivate_region(left, top, width, height, false, true);
    var OUT_ARRAY = 0;
    var OUT_ARRAY_INDEX = 0;
    with(all) {
        OUT_ARRAY[OUT_ARRAY_INDEX++] = id;
    return OUT_ARRAY;
    or this:
    /// instances_get(x1, y1, x2, y2, obj, prec, notme);
    var x1    = argument0;
    var y1    = argument1;
    var x2    = argument2;
    var y2    = argument3;
    var obj   = argument4;
    var prec  = argument5;
    var notme = argument6;
    var out_array = 0;
    var out_array_index = 0;
    var point_array = 0;
    while(true) {
        var inst = collision_rectangle( x1, y1, x2, y2, obj, prec, notme );
        if (inst == noone) break;
        out_array[out_array_index] = inst;
        point_array[out_array_index, 0] = inst.x;
        point_array[out_array_index, 1] = inst.y;
        inst.x = -1000000;
        inst.y = -1000000;
    for(var i=0; i<array_length_1d(out_array); i++) {
        var inst = out_array[i];
        inst.x = point_array[i, 0];
        inst.y = point_array[i, 1];
    return out_array;
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017

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