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A thought just occurred to me about the puzzle from GatEB where you find coordinates to walk to in the desert. There's obviously a variable that tracks where you are, but the DROD engine only allows scripting variables to go up to 2147483647.

So what happens if someone uses a heavy object or something to hold down a movement key and leaves Gunthro walking for however long it takes to reach that threshold. What kind of contingency plan does the scripting have for someone that crazy?

Personally, I would have set it up so that if a coordinate variable is maxed out, you'll still get teleported to the opposite side of the room if you try to go further, but the number will stay the same until you backtrack.

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If a screen transition takes 1 second, you're welcome to try it for 68 years and report back here.

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Not a fanciful answer...

There's a pretty good chance you will loop around and come back to the same location. Just liked you hoped.

Why? Because in C++, incrementing past the highest value that can be stored will loop to the lowest value.

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disoriented wrote:
If a screen transition takes 1 second, you're welcome to try it for 68 years and report back here.

Yeah, I might have to borrow Emm for that.

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