How do I stop/pause a layout completely?

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Post » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:54 pm

Hello all,

I want to make it in my game so that when the timer hits zero the "Game Over Layer" Appears, displaying the game over text and what not. However, I want everything else in the background to stop moving and pause while the game over screen is displayed; It's odd to have things continue moving and updating after game over is displayed. How would one pause/stop the layout, but keep it in the background?


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Post » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:00 am

You can set time scale to 0, anything should stop moving until you set it back to 1. Still some will not be paused like mouse/touch inputs I believed.
Another way is to put the events that moves/updates those objects into a group and deactivate it when game over.
Hope this helps.
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Post » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:26 am

I read a few of the "pause" tutorials on here but wasn't really happy with them. Here's what I did and it seems to work.

I created an animated sprite containing two animations in it of 1 frame each and I called it "pauseButton". Animation one is called Pause and is the standard || Pause icon and animation two is called "Play" and is the standard triangular Play icon.

The rest should be explained in this graphic:


Clicking/touching Pause freezes everything but doesn't disable touch input. I've only tested it with the mouse but I have no reason to believe it won't work on a mobile device.

In your particular case you could replace the touch event with a timer event.

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