I NEED HELP (pls)

@Bri_G @dave1707 have a question for a game: how can you execute a command after a certain time? I would like to make it into an if (which is in a function draw) that after 5 seconds the command should be executed: background(255) is that possible I have been trying this for almost 1 hour

@killer.Jo - post us some of your code and we’ll correct what’s needed.

Here’s something I threw together.


viewer.mode=FULLSCREEN

function setup()
    rectMode(CENTER)   
    b1=color(255) 
    b2=color(255) 
end

function draw()
    background(255, 169, 0)    
    
    fill(b1)
    rect(300,300,140,50)  
    fill(0)
    text("    press then\nwait 5 seconds",300,300)
    
    fill(b2)
    rect(300,500,140,50)  
    fill(0)
    text("    press then\nwait 10 seconds",300,500)
    
    if s5 then
        sprite(asset.builtin.Planet_Cute.Character_Horn_Girl, 450, 300) 
    end
    if s10 then
        sprite(asset.builtin.Planet_Cute.Character_Cat_Girl, 450, 500) 
    end
end


function x5()
    s5=true
end

function x10()
    s10=true
end

function touched(t)    
    if t.x>300-70 and t.x<300+70 and t.y>300-25 and t.y<300+25 then
        b1=color(0, 218, 255)
        tween.delay(5,x5)
    end
    if t.x>300-70 and t.x<300+70 and t.y>500-25 and t.y<500+25 then
        b2=color(255, 0, 172)
        tween.delay(10,x10)
    end
end

@Killer.Jo - here’s another way to do it.


-- killerJo timer

function setup()
    --
    sW, sH, cW, cH = WIDTH, HEIGHT, WIDTH//2, HEIGHT//2
    -- initialize timer
    startTime = os.time()
end

function draw()
    -- 
    background(40, 40, 50)
    elapsedTime = os.time() - startTime
    timer = "Current elapsed time is : "
    output.clear()
    print(elapsedTime)
    showSeconds()
    triggerSprites()
end

function showSeconds()
    --
    fill(255)
    font("AmericanTypewriter-Bold")
    fontSize(32)
    text(timer..elapsedTime,cW,900)
end

function triggerSprites()
    --
    if elapsedTime > 4 then
        sprite(asset.builtin.Tyrian_Remastered.Boss_C,cW,756)
    end
    if elapsedTime > 9 then
        sprite(asset.builtin.Tyrian_Remastered.Boss_D, cW, 256)
    end
end

@dave1707 @Bri_G


 -- Killer Jo
viewer.mode = FULLSCREEN
viewer.retainedBacking = true

-- Definiere und initialisiere die Variablen
local GameStarts = false
local Start = false
local box01 = false
local Level02WIN = false
local level03 = false
local Apfelklik = false
local elapsedTime = 0
local clicks = 0
function setup()
    box = readImage(asset.builtin.Cargo_Bot.Crate_Yellow_2)
    Background = color(37)
    Startbutton = readImage(asset.documents.Start_buttonKJ)
    LVL2txt = "Es ist nicht 2"
    Apfel = readImage(asset.documents.Apfel)
    Apfelklick = readImage(asset.documents.Apfel_klickt)
    mainMenButton = readImage(asset.documents["Main_Menü.png"])
    --mainTXT = "Menu"
     Startbutton = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    SkinEditor = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    Island = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    Ads = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    GameAds = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    Island = "Deine Insel"
    music(asset.documents["Lange Straße 20.m4a"])
    grass1= readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Dirt)
end


function draw()
    if not GameStarts then
        
        background(Background)
        sprite(Startbutton, 550, 500, 100, 100)
        sprite(mainMenButton, 200, 750, 70, 70)
        fill(255, 28, 0)
        font("ArialRoundedMTBold")
        text("Menu", 200, 750)
        sprite(Startbutton, 550, 300)
    end

    if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
        if CurrentTouch.x >= 200-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 200+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 750-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 750+19 then   
            MAINMENU = true
        end 
    end
   if MAINMENU then
        
        end
    
    
    if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
        if CurrentTouch.x >= 500-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 600+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 500-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 500+19 then   
            Start=true
            
        end 
    end
    
    if Start then
        background(255)
        sprite(box, 800, 750)
        sprite(box, 250 , 500)
        sprite(box, 800, 150)
        
        if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
        if CurrentTouch.x >= 800-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 800+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 150-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 150+19 then   
            box01=true
            
        end 
        end
        
        if box01 then
            background(255)          
            fontSize(25)
            text(LVL2txt, 550, 700)
            sprite(box, 550, 500)
            sprite(box, 550, 300)
            sprite(box, 500, 150)
            fill(255, 237, 0)
            font("ArialRoundedMTBold")
            text("1", 550, 500)
            text("2", 550, 300)
            text("3", 500, 150)                
            if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
                if CurrentTouch.x >= 550-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 550+75 and 
                    CurrentTouch.y >= 500-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 500+19 then   
                    Level02WIN=true
                end 
            end                                   
                if Level02WIN then
                                               
                    
                          
                    
    -- Verzögerte Animation starten
      if CurrentTouch.state== ENDED then 
                    HEY=true
                end
    
                            
                            if HEY then
                                -- das war tag 01
                                -- Jetzt kommt Tag 02!
                                    
        
                                    background(0, 255, 216)
                                
        fill(255, 0, 225)
    font("ArialRoundedMTBold")
    fontSize(50)
    text("Deine Insel", 550, 750)
    -- Hier die Buttons
    sprite(asset.documents.Start_buttonKJ, 850, 150, 110, 110)
    sprite(asset.documents.Skineditor, 850, 350, 110, 110)
    sprite(asset.documents.Islamd, 550, 700, 110, 110)
    sprite(Ads, 800, 750)
    sprite(GameAds, 150, 500)
    
    -- Hier die Texte
                                fontSize(25)
    text("Start", 850, 150)
    text("Editor", 850, 350)
    text("Island", 550, 700)
                                fontSize(10)
    text("Hier gibt's nicht viel zu sehen...", 150, 500)
                                
                                if CurrentTouch.state == ENDED then
                        if CurrentTouch.x >= 550-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 550+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 700-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 700+19 then  
                        Farm=true
                    end
                    if Farm then
                    background(25)
                                    text("Das ist deine Farm!", 550, 750)
                            end 
                                end
                            end
                        end
                        end
                    end
                
            end

I have created a big code that I plan to develop a game that never gets boring. Because I’m often bored too. That’s why I’m playing the game. But in this code there is an error, although when you are in your farm and you type (press) you come back to the main menu. I don’t want that. I don’t really have a real idea what to do yet because I don’t just want to do level. Maybe you could give me ideas would be cool
Edit: Unfortunately, you can’t see my dropbox stuff. But can you do that somehow?
Edit2: 4 mega bytes are a bit small. Nevertheless, the other question was how can I fix the error? :upside_down_face:

@Killer.Jo If you zip your code and post the zip file, that includes your document sprites.

@dave1707 4 mega bytes are a bit small. Nevertheless, the other question was how can I fix the error? :upside_down_face:

@dave1707 - are graphics from Dropbox automatically included in the zip export ?

I don’t include like that, used to be that you added the graphics to the project from the assets menu for the project. I found it a bit hit and miss so I now add the graphics using the file manager to add to the project file folder directly in the Codea root and re-route the assets from the asset fields in the code.

@Killer.Jo - make sure you capture the screen for the project, when you have got it running as you want so that the image is saved with the project export.

If you don’t know yet - you export your project by pressing on the project to get the menu options up and choose the export option. Save it to Downloads then you can attach it to your posts here.

@Bri_G I think something changed since I did zip files the last time. It used to be easy to copy what you wanted to the project folder. Now I can’t figure out how to do it. Guess I’ll have to keep playing with it. It wasn’t done automatically, but it was easy.




So?
Edit: thats not all

@Killer.Jo - is that your project image ?

How did you make those ?

With a pixel editor app

@Bri_G How can I fix my mistake now?

@Killer.Jo What is your mistake. If we can’t run your code, we can’t tell you what the error is or how to fix it. If you can’t get the sprites into the project folder, then at least change the sprites to use the Codea sprites. They don’t have to be exact, just close.

@Killer.Jo - here are a couple of images for you. Codea expects two images in the assets directory of your project, one called icon.png and the other icon@2X.png. Rename athem and place them in your project assets folder You can check the sizes. The system will display them at the right resolution as long as they are square.

If the system asks you if you want to replace existing icons tick to change. You should see the project icon change. Now export the project to a zip, as described above and post it here for us to check it out.
KillerJoLabel
KillerJoLabels

@dave1707


-- Killer Jo

-- Killer Jo
viewer.mode = FULLSCREEN
viewer.retainedBacking = true

-- Definiere und initialisiere die Variablen
local GameStarts = false
local Start = false
local box01 = false
local Level02WIN = false
local level03 = false
local Apfelklik = false
local elapsedTime = 0
local clicks = 0
function setup()
    box = readImage(asset.builtin.Cargo_Bot.Crate_Yellow_2)
    Background = color(37)
    Startbutton = readImage(asset.builtin.UI.Blue_Button13)
    LVL2txt = "Es ist nicht 2"
    --Apfel = readImage(asset.documents.Apfel)
   -- Apfelklick = readImage(asset.documents.Apfel_klickt)
    --mainMenButton = readImage(asset.documents["Main_Menü.png"])
    --mainTXT = "Menu"
    -- Startbutton = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    SkinEditor = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    Island = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    Ads = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    GameAds = readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Blank_White)
    Island = "Deine Insel"
    music(asset.documents["Lange Straße 20.m4a"])
    grass1= readImage(asset.builtin.Blocks.Dirt)
end


function draw()
    if not GameStarts then
        
        background(Background)
        sprite(Startbutton, 550, 500, 100, 100)
       -- sprite(mainMenButton, 200, 750, 70, 70)
        fill(255, 28, 0)
        font("ArialRoundedMTBold")
        text("Menu", 200, 750)
        sprite(Startbutton, 550, 300)
    end

    if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
        if CurrentTouch.x >= 200-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 200+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 750-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 750+19 then   
            MAINMENU = true
        end 
    end
   if MAINMENU then
        
        end
    
    
    if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
        if CurrentTouch.x >= 500-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 600+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 500-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 500+19 then   
            Start=true
            
        end 
    end
    
    if Start then
        background(255)
        sprite(box, 800, 750)
        sprite(box, 250 , 500)
        sprite(box, 800, 150)
        
        if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
        if CurrentTouch.x >= 800-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 800+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 150-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 150+19 then   
            box01=true
            
        end 
        end
        
        if box01 then
            background(255)          
            fontSize(25)
            text(LVL2txt, 550, 700)
            sprite(box, 550, 500)
            sprite(box, 550, 300)
            sprite(box, 500, 150)
            fill(255, 237, 0)
            font("ArialRoundedMTBold")
            text("1", 550, 500)
            text("2", 550, 300)
            text("3", 500, 150)                
            if CurrentTouch.state == BEGAN then        
                if CurrentTouch.x >= 550-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 550+75 and 
                    CurrentTouch.y >= 500-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 500+19 then   
                    Level02WIN=true
                end 
            end                                   
                if Level02WIN then
                                               
                    
                          
                    
    -- Verzögerte Animation starten
      if CurrentTouch.state== ENDED then 
                    HEY=true
                end
    
                            
                            if HEY then
                                -- das war tag 01
                                -- Jetzt kommt Tag 02!
                                    
        
                                    background(0, 255, 216)
                                
        fill(255, 0, 225)
    font("ArialRoundedMTBold")
    fontSize(50)
    text("Deine Insel", 550, 750)
    -- Hier die Buttons
    sprite(asset.builtin.UI.Blue_Button13, 850, 150, 110, 110)
    sprite(asset.builtin.UI.Blue_Button11, 850, 350, 110, 110)
    sprite(asset.builtin.Blocks.Cotton_Tan, 550, 700, 110, 110)
   -- sprite(Ads, 800, 750)
 sprite(GameAds, 150, 500)
    
    -- Hier die Texte
                                fontSize(25)
    text("Start", 850, 150)
    text("Editor", 850, 350)
    text("Island", 550, 700)
                                fontSize(10)
    text("Hier gibt's nicht viel zu sehen...", 150, 500)
                                
                                if CurrentTouch.state == ENDED then
                        if CurrentTouch.x >= 550-75 and CurrentTouch.x <= 550+75 and 
            CurrentTouch.y >= 700-19 and CurrentTouch.y <= 700+19 then  
                        Farm=true
                    end
                    if Farm then
                    background(25)
                                    text("Das ist deine Farm!", 550, 750)
                            end 
                                end
                            end
                        end
                        end
                    end
                
            end

Here is the improved code

@Bri_G What do you mean? Why should I do that? I don’t quite understand that… :sweat_smile:

I can run your code, but since I don’t know what’s supposed to happen when a button is pressed, I don’t know what’s good or what’s an error. Can you say what the error is or what button isn’t doing what you expect it to do.

@dave1707 So when you are at the farm (the sprite " asset.builtin.Blocks.Cotton_Tan" when you click on it) and then you hold down, you get back to the main menu. But I don’t want that

@Killer.Jo - sorry I thought you was having problems exporting your projects and capturing the screen, when you posted the images. What exactly is your current problem?