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Any better way of creating customizable mouse input?
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2022-07-30 23:01:03

I am trying to create a pretty customizable controls for my game. So far, it goes way better than I thought it would. However, there is one thing that kinda worrying me about how good it is made. Since I want to make controlls customizable to the point that you can bind mouse wheel to particular actions (controls), one thing makes some "problems" - mouse wheel handling. There is no "mouse wheel up" or "mouse wheel down", there is only "mouse wheel moved". I found the solution for that pretty easily, but now... I think it isn't really a good way of doing so (because of optimisation reasons). Here is how it implemented:
if (this.BootUp == true)
// CV means "Control Variable".
// It stores ID of a key or mouse event.

this.Next = ccbGetCopperCubeVariable (this.CV_Next);
this.Prev = ccbGetCopperCubeVariable (this.CV_Prev);

if (this.Next == 1)
this.NDelta = ccbGetCopperCubeVariable (this.CV_Next + ".dir");

if (this.Prev == 1)
this.PDelta = ccbGetCopperCubeVariable (this.CV_Prev + ".dir");

// variable with ".dir" at the end stores wheel direction.
// It can only be equal 1 or -1.

this.BootUp = false;

This is where controls are being set for my weapons switch menu script. And there... There is how I made its handling:
behavior_BSGswitch.prototype.onMouseEvent = function (mouseEvent, mouseWheelDelta)
if (mouseEvent == this.Next && this.Next == 1)
// If mouse wheel delta and required delta are both negative or both positive,
// the result will only be positive, or, in other words, higher than 0.
// And that means that directions match to eachother.

if (mouseWheelDelta / this.NDelta > 0)
this.Dir = 1;

else if (mouseEvent == this.Next && this.Next != 1)
this.Dir = 1;

if (mouseEvent == this.Prev && this.Prev == 1)
if (mouseWheelDelta / this.PDelta > 0)
this.Dir = -1;

else if (mouseEvent == this.Prev && this.Prev != 1)
this.Dir = -1;

What makes me concerned here is that it probably becomes a bit... "Heavy"? I mean, I came to this solution in about 5 or 10 minutes, so, I don't think it is the best optimized one. Any thoughts about that? Or, possibly... any optimizations?

2022-08-01 17:25:45

there is mousewheeldelta in BEHAVIORS I think, you should ask @robo, @just_in_case or @samMhmdy or maybe to @hadoken, they might know about the mouse delta, there is a behavior zoom with mouse wheel. you can check that to create mousewheel mechanism.

Registered User
2022-08-01 22:29:41

No, I mean, I know about this "Delta". The thing is, it needs to be checked ONLY if the control is being bound to mouse wheel. What I've made in there is a big pile of code, and as I think, it won't be optimized very well (especially if it comes to character controller, which has 5 different controls, so, this is going to be a terrible solution).

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