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Desert Combat (python)

Here’s my code, I’m stuck.

# while-loops repeat until the condition is false.

ordersGiven = 0
while ordersGiven < 5:
    # Move down 10 meters.
    hero.moveXY(10, -10)
    # Order your ally to "Attack!" with hero.say
    # They can only hear you if you are on the X.
    # Be sure to increment ordersGiven!
    ordersGiven += 1
while True:
    enemy = hero.findNearestEnemy()
    # When you're done giving orders, join the attack.
    if enemy:

The key to this level to to use relative coordinates. Rather than moving to an absolute position — hero.moveXY(10, -10) — you want to move to a position relative to where your hero currently is.

hero.moveXY(hero.pos.x, hero.pos.y) moves exactly to where your hero is (not at all); how can you modify it?


Yes, like Hydrobolic said, You don’t want to move to a specific position. In this case, your hero will move to (10,-10) and say “Attack” 5 times. You want to move 10 meters from your current position (hero.pos.x, hero.pos.y).

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I’ll try that, thanks!

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It still doesn’t work (I’ve been having a difficult time copying my code, so I’m sending a pic):

This is the link if you need it:
CodeCombat - Coding games to learn Python and JavaScript?

Right now you’re commanding your hero to move to exactly its own position, which of course does nothing. You want to move to a position relative to your hero.

Say there’s a point at (30, 50). The point 10 units below it is (30, 50 - 10), or (30, 40). This can be generalized to any point, where the point 10 units below (x, y) is (x, y - 10).

Your hero is at the point (hero.pos.x, hero.pos.y), and you want to apply the above.

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You move to your hero’s position, which will always be the same unless you move. You need to move 10m below your current position (hero.pos.y - 10). You need to use the same x position though (hero.pos.x).

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