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Thread: Fruit machine, hold buttons.

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    Default Fruit machine, hold buttons.

    Hi everyone, i have 2 questions that i need help with.

    I'm currently programming a fruit machine, i have the spin button working and randomly going through fruits and matching the fruits up correctly, I can insert money so it allows users to play and i get credit the money to the machine. I'm currently trying to work on getting the images of the fruits to spin like bandit reel and i need to implement hold buttons.

    My questions are:

    1) How do i get the pictures to do an animation spin like a reel? At the moment it just runs through the fruits and then stops and i'd like it to spin like a fruit machine reel and then stop, will i need to do some animation?

    2) How do i get hold buttons to work? There will be 3 hold buttons and when the user clicks the hold button it will stop that picture from spinning. I've assigned a timer to each reel e.g. timer1, timer2, timer3 i've assigned it so when the hold button is clicked then the appropriate timer will stop e.g. timer1.stop(); but it will only stop the reel whilst it's spinning.

    Hope i've not created to much confusion.

    Thank you for your help and reading!


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    Default Re: Fruit machine, hold buttons.

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDavison View Post
    1) How do i get the pictures to do an animation spin like a reel? At the moment it just runs through the fruits and then stops and i'd like it to spin like a fruit machine reel and then stop, will i need to do some animation?
    Sounds reasonable to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDavison View Post
    2) How do i get hold buttons to work? There will be 3 hold buttons and when the user clicks the hold button it will stop that picture from spinning. I've assigned a timer to each reel e.g. timer1, timer2, timer3 i've assigned it so when the hold button is clicked then the appropriate timer will stop e.g. timer1.stop(); but it will only stop the reel whilst it's spinning.
    Instead of outright stopping the timer, signal that the animation should stop- either by stopping when the next picture is displayed, or having some kind of a countdown (so it doesn't stop on the absolute next one, but takes some time to slow down or something).
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    Default Re: Fruit machine, hold buttons.

    Thanks for your reply Kevin. I didn't really explain it clearly the first time but i wanted the hold buttons to stop the timer all together when clicked but when it was clicked the timer would still start and only stop half way through. That doesn't really sound like better explanation lol but it doesn't matter now, got it to work after hours of frustration and i appreciate your reply .
    Last edited by LukeDavison; November 26th, 2011 at 05:53 PM.

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