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Mastering SFML Game Development by Raimondas Pupius

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Handling collisions

In order to make the game we're making feel like more than just entities moving across a static background with no consequences, collisions have to be checked for and handled. Within the ECS paradigm, this can be achieved by implementing a collidable component. For more flexibility, let's define multiple points that the collision box can be attached to:

enum class Origin{ Top_Left, Abs_Centre, Mid_Bottom }; 

The TOP_LEFT origin simply places the collision rectangle's top-left corner to the position provided. ABS_CENTRE moves that rectangle's centre to the position, and the MIDDLE_BOTTOM origin places it halfway through the x axis and all the way down the y axis. Consider the following illustration:

With this information, let us ...

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