Introduction: GameMaker: How to Make Enemies Walk Toward You Avoiding Walls
Hi. This is chessru. I've always tried to figure out how to do what the title states. Now, here it is!
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Step 1: Create the Objects
First things first. We need enemies and a player. Program the player for movement and shooting commands(which I assume you know how to do). Then program the enemy for collision effects, such as what if I hit the player, or what if a bullet hits me etc. As you can see, I have programmed player and guard objects.
Step 2: Step 2: Using the "Step Avoiding Tool"
Open the guard programming, and find the Step avoiding block under the "move" tab. It should be at the bottom right. Create a "step event" and then drag the block into the event.
Step 3: Step 3: PROGRAM DAT BLOCK
Now, in this block, there is a slot for x and y coordinates, as well as speed and avoid. Program the x and y coordinates for your object's coordinates (playerobjectname.x and playerobjectname.y should be the correct syntax, just enter that into the x and y coordinates slot), create a speed, and then do avoid solid objects only. Make sure your walls are solid. Now, your guards will run at you avoiding walls!