math & physics
mx5_kris at October 7th, 2004 23:26 — #1
Has anyone ever played a button basher like Athens 2004 before? Well, i was just wondering about the physics and how it may relate to the three most simple physics formulae.
v^2 = u^2 + 2as
^ meaning "to the power of"
Can anyone help/explain?
baldurk at October 8th, 2004 03:28 — #2
from my limited physics knowledge, I do know that those equations are only applicable to linear motion with constant acceleration. Possibly in a straight line, I can't remember if those hold true with vectors.
Having not played the game, I'm just guessing, but perhaps it uses Newtonian physics: F = ma ?
nomadrock at October 8th, 2004 14:12 — #3
They hold true with vectors if you apply the functions to each axis of movement. Anywho, in games like those they are usually just a weak estimate. They are mostly animated to look good, and then your button mashing just slightly changes the animation.
mx5_kris at October 8th, 2004 21:54 — #4
:happy: so thats what they do...
I was actually going to build a game -> Olympia Aura
It involved you getting up your stats so that when you ran the hundred meters the more times you presses v, the higher your velocity would be....