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Instance Pooling Made Easy

GT LABS INC

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Description

Do you have lots of instances being created and destroyed? Tired of long instantiation times? Look no further than Instance Pooling Made Easy, a drop in system for basic instance pooling.

Includes the following core functions:

 instance_pooling_init()

called once at the beginning of your game or room

instance_pooling_cleanup()

called once at the end of your room or game to free up resources

instance_create_layer_pooled(x, y, layer, object)

called instead of instance_create_layer(x, y, layer, object)

instance_create_depth_pooled(x, y, depth, object)

called instead of instance_create_depth(x, y, depth, object)

instance_destroy_pooled(instance)

called instead of instance_destroy(instance), note the argument requirement

As well as these utility functions:

instance_pooling_clear_pool()

call when you want to clear out the pool for some reason

instance_pooling_pool_size()

call if you want to know the current size of the instance pool

pool_contains_object(obj)

returns the id of an instance if its found in the pool, otherwise returns noone

v1.0.0 - initial release

v1.0.1 - fixed a memory leak

v1.0.2 - changes to allow this asset to work with non-physics objects as well as physics objects

v1.0.3 - bug fixes, more utility scripts

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Age Rating: 4+

Version

GMS2 - Version 1.0.3. Published March 21, 2019

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