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## Codesnippets => Math => Topic started by: Hemlos on 2004-Oct-21

Title: Multiple Realtime Timers Function!
Post by: Hemlos on 2004-Oct-21
Edited and UPDATED AUG. 5, 2008 for GLBasic Version 5+

Excellent Timer Function that keeps track of many timers that calculate seconds!
These return TRUE if the alloted time is reached!

Usage:
Code: GLBasic [Select]
onesecondelapsed=TTIMER(0,1) //returns TURE after 1 second
oneminuteelaped=TTIMER(1,60) //returns TRUE after 60 seconds
Function:
Code: GLBasic [Select]
FUNCTION TTIMER: TTNum, TTCountTo
//onesecondelapsed=TTIMER(0,1) //returns TURE after 1 second
//oneminuteelaped=TTIMER(1,60) //returns TRUE after 60 seconds
STATIC  Init_TTTimer,NumOfTimers, CheckIt
IF Init_TTTimer<>TRUE;
NumOfTimers=100;
Init_TTTimer=TRUE;
DIM TIMETIMER[NumOfTimers][2];
TIMETIMER[0][0]=-1;
TIMETIMER[0][1]=-1;
TIMETIMER[1][0]=-1;
TIMETIMER[1][1]=-1;
ENDIF
IF TTNum>-1
TIMETIMER[TTNum][0]=GETTIMER()
TIMETIMER[TTNum][1]=TIMETIMER[TTNum][1]+TIMETIMER[TTNum][0]
CheckIt=TIMETIMER[TTNum][1]/1000
IF INTEGER(CheckIt)>=TTCountTo
TIMETIMER[TTNum][0]=0
TIMETIMER[TTNum][1]=0
checkit=0
RETURN TRUE
ELSE
RETURN FALSE
ENDIF
ENDIF
ENDFUNCTION

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Tips:
1. becareful not to use too many timers,
2. reuse the id slots if they arent being used anymore.
3. More timers you se will result in less performance, dont use more than needed.
4. Do not use any single timer for multiple events! Watch those ID's!
Note:
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Updated for use with current compiler: EDITED ON SEPT.23 2005
-Hemlos
Title: Multiple Realtime Timers Function!
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2004-Oct-21
Wow, that's handy!
Title: Multiple Realtime Timers Function!
Post by: rocko on 2006-May-09
Timers are good :D thank ya sir
Title: Multiple Realtime Timers Function!
Post by: Hemlos on 2006-Oct-08
Youre welcome, check out my last post of the FPS and elapsed time function too
Title: Multiple Realtime Timers Function!
Post by: Hb! on 2007-Oct-21
wow sounds good, thanks I gotta test em ,but if it makes the game extremely slow...I think ill have to use sprites instead ....