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How to create MUCH buffers (262144) without any array and without slow compile

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Edgamer63, Feb 12, 2019 at 8:16 PM.

  1. Edgamer63

    Edgamer63 Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    hello, i want to know how do i create 262144 buffers without slowing down the compiler..

    Yeah, i created a code that is 262144 lines, creating buffers like [Obviously with a machine created by me that creates auto-code :3 ]:

    global.buffer1 = buffer_create(1,buffer_grow,1);
    global.buffer2 = buffer_create(1,buffer_grow,1);
    global.buffer3 = buffer_create(1,buffer_grow,1);

    But The compiler slow down so much, so i want to create this quantity , to perform a better quality to my game xD, because i can handle global buffer with only a real number like : "buffer_poke(512,255,buffer_u8,64)"

    SO... There's another solution than creating a BIG ONE BUFFER, Like, making faster compiling, or creating a own function but outside gamemaker that can do it and pass buffer to my game?....

    OR, Does GM2 support Compiling 262144 lines very faster?

    [It consumes a lot of memory with the Array-Created Buffers]

    PD: Thanks to the guy who is decided to answer this with a good way :D.
    PD: It sounds crazy, but i think it's posible in GM 1.4 :v
  2. The Sorcerer

    The Sorcerer Member

    Jan 3, 2019

    How's one line for you?

    for(i = 0; i < 262144; i++) global.buffer[i] = buffer_create(1,buffer_grow,1);

    Gotta be a better method than using a quarter of a million buffers though. I'd reconsider what it is you are trying to do.
  3. Joe Ellis

    Joe Ellis Member

    Aug 30, 2016
    Or what about this:

    num_buffers = 262144
    repeat num_buffers
    {buffer_create(1, buffer_grow, 1)}

    You dont need to store the buffers in anything, once created they're stored in an internal array anyway.

    You can test it by putting this in the draw event:

    var i = -1;
    repeat num_buffers
    {draw_text(200, 200 + (i * 16), string(buffer_peek(++i, 0, buffer_u8)))}

    But I'm wondering why you need to do this? Is it to make a grid that takes up less memory than an array?
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019 at 9:44 PM

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