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Different Heads, Different Hitboxes?

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Do different heads have different hitboxes?

Some heads are bigger than the others or just differently shaped,

does it influence hitboxes? If so, I'm going to use the smallest head

for my speedruns now.

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I do not think so it would seem very odd if it did, thought some heads are very large. If i were you i would use any head not just the smallest because it does not seem to make a difference when i play, if any testing proves that hit boxes match with the heads i think it would mess up a lot of things and heads with get unused. so my guess is no

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This reminds me of the good old Halo: Reach hitbox claim. everyone set their character to female because they thought it reduced hitboxes...

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I do think that certain heads have bigger hitboxes than others, it's basically a given, but the difference would be so molecular that it wouldn't make much of a difference, unless some Behemoth staff come out and say, "Hey! You know that favourite head of yours that you like to play with a lot? Yeah, that may be the reason you've been losing certain matches".

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This reminds me of the good old Halo: Reach hitbox claim. everyone set their character to female because they thought it reduced hitboxes...

 

Oh the good ole' days.

 

I do think that certain heads have bigger hitboxes than others, it's basically a given, but the difference would be so molecular that it wouldn't make much of a difference, unless some Behemoth staff come out and say, "Hey! You know that favourite head of yours that you like to play with a lot? Yeah, that may be the reason you've been losing certain matches".

 

I don't think they have any sort of hitbox difference. It's just like changing layers in Photoshop to replace the head, they are all centered at a certain point and use the same hit boxes. 

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Well when I make my flash games it goes something like this,

 

imagine your character is a cake (cakes have layers),

 

On the bottom of your cake you have the base, or the code if you want to get technical that people don't see which makes them move etc.

 

In the middle you have your Jam/chocolate, or the detection outline of how the character reacts with the world you have created

 

Lastly you have the icing, the lovely outer shell that everyone will see, the two usually don't mix so that you can change the icing easily without altering the code or the hitbox so you can use the same coding for multiple characters; which saves a HUGE amount of time...

 

So no, I don't think characters affect hitboxes.

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Well when I make my flash games it goes something like this,

 

imagine your character is a cake (cakes have layers),

 

On the bottom of your cake you have the base, or the code if you want to get technical that people don't see which makes them move etc.

 

In the middle you have your Jam/chocolate, or the detection outline of how the character reacts with the world you have created

 

Lastly you have the icing, the lovely outer shell that everyone will see, the two usually don't mix so that you can change the icing easily without altering the code or the hitbox so you can use the same coding for multiple characters; which saves a HUGE amount of time...

 

So no, I don't think characters affect hitboxes.

 

That depemds on whether the system or engine has a built-in collision-detection facility.  Back in the old days of hardware sprites on the better micros and consoles, pixel overlap between sprites or even with background pixels of certain colors triggered a response from the system, such as an interrupt.  Having such functionality at the system level (including the game engine) saves a lot of headaches at the app level. 

 

I don't have any idea how this dev implements their collision detection on their 2D games.  Just making an observation that may impact the answer to the question at hand.  Only an official response will do here.

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