28 July 2017
From the Forum – Issue #161
Welcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.
It’s Coronium SkyTable! We welcome awesome community contributor Develephant back to the forums and he comes back with a bang, releasing not one but two new plugins to satisfy your online cravings. It didn’t take long for the community to start dreaming up ideas to use these new tools — in this post, learn how Coronium SkyTable might be a great way to push configurations out to client apps.
No doubt platformers and overhead games benefit from tilesets. There are some great tools and libraries for working with a tileset, but how do you manipulate a tileset you already have that needs some work? This thread provides ideas and offers a free tool which can help with your graphics needs.
Corona’s concept of a “game loop” is an event that triggers every frame. Having an efficient “
enterFrame” function is a healthy thing. In this thread, see how one developer ended up with a more optimized game loop.
Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, put FTF: and the forum title in the subject, and include the URL in the email. We will consider adding it to an upcoming edition of From the Forum.