my name is su, but feel free to call me mouse =]
I'm a game developer with about ~ seven years of programming experience - mostly with gamemaker's GML, but also a little bit of python [though that was a very long time ago], and c# has rapidly become my favourite language of all time =]
I've been evaluating monogame for my future projects, and it looks great - but there's one thing I can't seem to work out how I would go about coding.
the way I've always done moving platforms in gamemaker is to basically:
- have the platform calculate their next position,
- have everything check if they are on the platform,
- have the platform move, and then
- have the things on the platform move accordingly, taking into account the platform's new position.
obviously, this isn't possible with just one update function - you'd need at least two for this scenario, and due to one reason or another I'm currently using all three [called "begin step", "step", and "end step" - I'd like to clarify that these are built-in names, not my own] in my current gamemaker project.
as far as I can tell, using monogame the way it's supposed to be used only allows for a single kind of update - the GameComponentCollection class is sealed. is there any way to get around this limitation? or maybe, there's some way of thinking that would make them unnecessary?