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Hey enpu, what about a quick screencast showing how you are doing the "Please rotate your device" in the showcase games, as well as scaling up the canvas to fill up the the browser window after you rotate to the expect orientation?  This might be outside of the scope of the engine, but as a new html5 developer, these things would be key to getting started using the new engine.


Thanks in advance!


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Hi enpu, how about a quick screencast  showing how to use the game.Vector class?  I am specifically looking to use the 'angle', 'distance' and 'length' methods, but I am having trouble even creating a new vector instance.

var vector = new game.Vector(100, 100);

Is giving me:

Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function


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Physics module is not loaded in core, so you need to load it first:

game.module(    'game.main').require(    'engine.core',    'engine.physics').body(function() {

Keep in mind that the physics module is still pretty simple, so if you need more advanced physics in your game, you can use p2.js plugin:


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So the vector angle method was not working as I was expecting.  I had to change it from:

Math.atan2(vector.y, vector.x) - Math.atan2(this.y, this.x);


Math.atan2(vector.y - this.y, vector.x - this.x); 

This new version is returning the angle in radians.  My math is fairly amateur when it comes to games, so I am not sure if this is a bug or a version on the angle that works with the physics engine or whatever.  Just figured it was worth pointing out.

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I would like to see how could you animate a player from a spritesheet with all the frames in one image liek this one http://i.imgur.com/SIT25vx.png maybe flip the player x on left or right


And loading a tileset http://i.imgur.com/ahJidCr.png with a json map http://pastebin.com/pYuC32cn


I'm looking at making a platformer, and I'm new to games in general, and i'm looking at an html5 engine, I was looking at using quintus(among others), but I stumbled upon yours, and I like it better... but there isnt a tutorial with commented sections so i can understand it better


Is there a like a full platformer, with keyboard support, enemies, coins and all that so i can look at and try and learn?



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Just stumbled onto pandajs and love what I see already.  Curious if you had thought about posting the screencasts to vimeo as well so they are easier to download?  I ask only because I want to watch the screencasts while I'm commuting (NYC) and I lose streaming capabilities when underground.


I've never ripped videos from youtube but after a quick google I see it is possible.  But vimeo offers solutions on the page that make it easier.


Thanks Enu your project looks incredible and I can't wait to dig in and help out.

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