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How to code doors and lock logic

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Tutorial written by KyatricOriginally published on 31st, March 2014 - 2 revisions

I've written a tutorial for Gamedev Tutsplus.

Here is the teaser for the article :
Doors play an essential part in the navigation and progress of the player in many game genres, and locks that require keys are the perfect way to control the flow of play. In this tutorial, we'll examine the basic logic behind doors, locks, and keys.

All of the examples that illustrate the article are made in Construct2 and the capx files are commented and can be downloaded from the article.
(The "Download attachment" button on the right side of the article)

Notice it is aimed at intermediate users, but hopefully, beginners can find it useful to a certain extent. Nevertheless it's not a "follow the recipe" kind of article.

I hope you can find this article and the examples useful.

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Kyatric 70.1k rep

If you subscribed to me and got several Emails in a row, sorry, I edited the tutorial after submission, and each edit happens to send some notification.

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:23:35 PM
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DUTOIT 12.7k rep

I went through the tut earlier today. Very indepth, and very informative. Would have left a comment on gamedev.tutsplus.com but they have disabled comments for some time now.
A 10 out of 10 tutorial as usual :)

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:44:26 PM
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Kyatric 70.1k rep

Thanks @DUTOIT.
For the comments, I know they are moderated, and you need to register/login on Disqus to post them, but I'm still getting comments on older tutorials posted there on a regular basis (I've received and exchanged a few last week).
As far as I can tell, comments are not disabled, you might want to check it out, and let me know if you still have issues so I can report the issue to the editors.

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:55:50 PM
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DUTOIT 12.7k rep
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As far as I can tell, comments are not disabled, you might want to check it out...
quoted from Kyatric

Oh, disqus, forgot they switched over to that rubbish - lol. Disqus just stopped working a couple months ago, and haven't missed using it really. Saves me time :)

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:18:37 PM
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aerger 4,766 rep

Once again, Kyatric, you're one of the very few here that write good, clear, detailed tutorials. Thanks.

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:09:03 PM
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SirG 10.4k rep

Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 2:12:56 AM
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K969 1,499 rep

Clear and Concise Tut, thanks for the time and effort ;o)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 10:37:00 AM
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jastrazz 3,535 rep

Thanks Kyatric !!! :D

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 3:13:21 PM
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Tedg 9,884 rep

Thanks Kyatric for sharing !

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 5:51:00 PM
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AbelaNET 14.8k rep

Thanks for sharing. Very in depth. Keep it up.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 8:15:44 AM
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farnsu 1,759 rep

This is helpful so many examples, which door to choose.Thanks

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 5:51:10 PM
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fishbottle 2,795 rep

Very thorough, great examples.

Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 3:11:32 PM
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TheDom 9,283 rep

Another great tutorial!

Monday, April 07, 2014 at 3:36:10 AM
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KoolEcky 16.2k rep

Good tutorial. Thanks mate

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