Predicting future locations

Topics: Developer Forum
Sep 27, 2007 at 9:32 AM
Hello, like lots of people I am looking forward to the new release of Farseer.

I am busy working away on other aspects of my game in preperation for integrating it.

I just wondered if you could tell me if the following should be possible.

In my game I need the capability to say where a unit will be in x milliseconds (ignoring collisions).
(this is used by the AI to evaluate moves, and to show the player where their current orders will place a unit).

I just wondered if there would be any issues implementing this.

Thanks ever so much.

J.
Coordinator
Sep 27, 2007 at 12:04 PM
Edited Sep 27, 2007 at 12:05 PM
My first thought would be to simply look at the bodies velocity and just use velocity = distance X Time to figure it out. This assumes no collision. Not sure if that will work for your situation or not.
Sep 27, 2007 at 12:58 PM
Cheers crashlander, the units in my game are boats, so each turn they will be turning a set amount and their motion is affected by the angle of the wind.
(so it will change as they move)

J.
Coordinator
Sep 29, 2007 at 12:31 PM
I'll have to think on this one. I don't have a good answer right now.
Oct 1, 2007 at 10:32 AM
No worries, I am just really looking forward to having more realistic physics in the game.

Thanks, and good luck with the release on Thursday!

JB