Player change speed when landing on slope

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By daniel-specter

Hello everyone,
i have this little project for a game, a 2D endless scroller, the character moves at constant speed and the only interaction from the player is the jump.

This is the code i copypasted from various youtube tutorial,
the move_and_slide_with_snap() does i’ts job.

The only problem i have right now is when i jump and land on a slope (45° angle).
if the slope is going up the player will stop or move back for a moment and then proceed to move again, similar thing when the slope is going down, the player will move faster down for a moment, then reset the “normal” speed.

I imagine the problem is with the velocity.x and velocity.y and the angle of the ground causing the speed variation but i can’t figure out a solution.

The result i wish is the player keep moving right at a constant speed, even if going up ad down on slopes and jumping or landing on it.

Hope someone can give me some tips about this

extends KinematicBody2D

const floor_normal = Vector2.UP
const snap_normal = Vector2.DOWN
const snap_length = 18
const floor_angle = deg2rad(50)
var snap_vector = snap_normal * snap_length

var gravity = 500
const speed = 80
var jump_power = 200
var velocity = Vector2.ZERO

func _physics_process(delta):
velocity.x = speed

velocity = move_and_slide_with_snap(velocity, snap_vector, floor_normal, true, 4, floor_angle, false)

if is_on_floor():
	if Input.is_action_just_pressed("jump"):
		velocity.y = -jump_power
		snap_vector = Vector2()
	snap_vector = snap_normal * snap_length

if Input.is_action_just_released("jump") and velocity.y < 0.0:
	velocity.y *= 0.6

velocity.y += gravity * delta

if position.y >= 500:
	get_tree().paused = true

func death():

Maybe you could adjust the floor_max_angle parameter in the move_and_slide_with_snap() function? If not, then maybe look into checking when the player is on the floor or on a slope without just using is_on_floor()? For example, some games use a downward facingRayCast (from the center of the player character) to detect when a player is on a slope.

Ertain | 2023-05-14 21:27

I’ve tried to adjust the foor_max_angle but seems to do nothing for my problem.

I saw the article HERE that mention about Raycasting but i have no clue on how to use it.

I’ll try to use RayCast as a collisionshape maybe it help.

daniel-specter | 2023-05-16 03:11