8 Directions graphics plugin

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I created this for myself and I thought that I might aswell upload it.


To use it you must:


 1 - insert "8dir" in the name of the file (wherever you want)
 2 - put the 4 diagonal graphics right below the normal cross movement graphics, just as they where an another character
 3 - be sure the diagonal movement graphics are facing directions in this order: South-West, NW, SE, NE
 4 - choose either both top(normal) and bottom(diagonal) graphic sheet for the character, the code accounts for it
 5 - if you want a cahracter to face a diagonal direction during, for example, a set-mouve-route, just call "this.setDirection(direction_id)" via script.
     if you want to know which id(number) stands for which direction just look at your numpad and imagine the character instead of the "5" key


You can find this same instructions also in the plugin help.


Here is an example graphic if you want to see how the 8dr graphic should be like


(ps i didnt' create this graphic, i found it on goole, i just rearranged the sprites and resized the image)


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basically is the standard 4 x 2 character sheet, you just put the diag graphics in the bottom slot.


I hope you'll find this usefull :)


Plugin code     (dowload here: View attachment 8dir_graphics.js)

Code:
//=============================================================================
// 8dir_graphics.js
//=============================================================================
/*:
 * @plugindesc you can use 8 directions graphics
 *
 * @author Orcomarcio
 *
 * @help to use 8 direction graphics: 
 1 - insert "8dir" in the name of the file (wherever you want)
 2 - put the 4 diagonal graphics right below the normal cross movement graphics, just as they where an another character
 3 - be sure the diagonal movement graphics are facing directions in this order: South-West, NW, SE, NE
 4 - choose either both top(normal) and bottom(diagonal) graphic sheet for the character, the code accounts for it
 5 - if you want a cahracter to face a diagonal direction during, for example, a set-mouve-route, just call "this.setDirection(direction_id)" via script.
     if you want to know which id(number) stands for which direction just look at your numpad and imagine the character instead of the "5" key
 *
 * Free for commercial and non commercial use.
 */

 ImageManager.is8DirCharacter = function(filename) {
    return filename.contains('8dir');
};


var alias_Game_CharacterBase_initMembers = Game_CharacterBase.prototype.initMembers;
Game_CharacterBase.prototype.initMembers = function() {
    alias_Game_CharacterBase_initMembers.call(this); //calls original method

    // added lines
    this._dir8 = this._direction;
    this._isDir8 = false;
    this._originalCharacterIndex;
};

var alias_CharacterBase_update = Game_CharacterBase.prototype.update
Game_CharacterBase.prototype.update = function() {
    alias_CharacterBase_update.call(this); //calls original method

    // added lines
    this.updateDir8();
};

Game_CharacterBase.prototype.setImage = function(characterName, characterIndex) {
    this._tileId = 0;
    this._characterName = characterName;
    this._characterIndex = characterIndex;
    this._isObjectCharacter = ImageManager.isObjectCharacter(characterName);

    // added lines
    this._isDir8 = ImageManager.is8DirCharacter(characterName);
    this._originalCharacterIndex = (this._isDir8 && this._characterIndex > 3) ? this._characterIndex - 4 : this._characterIndex;
};

Game_CharacterBase.prototype.setDirection = function(d) {
    if (!this.isDirectionFixed() && d) {

        var dir4;
        switch (d) {
            case 1:
                dir4 = 2;
                break;
            case 3:
                dir4 = 6;
                break;
            case 7:
                dir4 = 4;
                break;
            case 9:
                dir4 = 8;
                break;
            default:
                dir4 = d;
        }

        this._direction = dir4;
        this._dir8 = d;
    }

    this.resetStopCount();
};

Game_CharacterBase.prototype.updateDir8 = function() {
    if (this._isDir8) {
        if (this._dir8 % 2 == 0) {
            // direzione a croce
            this._characterIndex = this._originalCharacterIndex;
        }
        else {
            // direzione in diagonale
            this._characterIndex = this._originalCharacterIndex + 4;
        }
    }
};

Game_CharacterBase.prototype.moveDiagonally = function(horz, vert) {
    this.setMovementSuccess(this.canPassDiagonally(this._x, this._y, horz, vert));
    if (this.isMovementSucceeded()) {
        this._x = $gameMap.roundXWithDirection(this._x, horz);
        this._y = $gameMap.roundYWithDirection(this._y, vert);
        this._realX = $gameMap.xWithDirection(this._x, this.reverseDir(horz));
        this._realY = $gameMap.yWithDirection(this._y, this.reverseDir(vert));
        this.increaseSteps();
    }

    if (horz == 4) {
        if (vert == 2)  this.setDirection(1);
        else            this.setDirection(7);
    } else {
        if (vert == 2)  this.setDirection(3);
        else            this.setDirection(9);
    }
};
 
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This definitely looks useful, Of course the challenge would be creating the diagonal sprites.
 

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Can you make a video showing this? this wasn't explained too well..
 

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