FAQ: Learn Phaser: Basics - Input


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Hello can I please have the hint code for lesson 9 question 3? There isn’t any and I’m stuck


With this, you want to assign rect1 as interactive and fill in the color values as the default, so as you click rect2 you’ll get a switch and clicking rect1 will get you back to the normal colors if that makes sense.
You don’t have to change anything in the scene.

function create() {
gameState.rect1 = this.add.rectangle(200, 100, 100, 100, gameState.onColor);
gameState.rect2 = this.add.rectangle(200, 300, 100, 100, gameState.offColor);

// add the switchedOn state here
gameState.switchedOn = ‘rect1’;

// set gameState.rect2 as interactive here

// create the pointerup listener for rect2 here
gameState.rect2.on(‘pointerup’, function() {
gameState.rect1.fillColor = gameState.offColor;
gameState.rect2.fillColor = gameState.onColor;

gameState.rect1.on(‘pointerup’, function(){
** gameState.rect1.fillColor = gameState.onColor;**
** gameState.rect2.fillColor = gameState.offColor;**
** })**


Hi uniq188, thx for your answer…but somehow, when I copy your code the preview stays white…same happened with my code ( I just didn’t have the switchedOn-state because it wasn’t really explained what this does in the task).


I have seen no displays while doing ANY of the Phaser lessons. It sounds like mikewee is experiencing the same thing. the right hand window, labeled 'http://localhost:8000/,’ gives no display AT ALL. As I said in an earlier post, it’s hard to learn this if you don’t show the results of our work.

In this lesson it again states specifically ‘observe the two colors switch’. We can’t do that!

I’ve gone to the Phaser.io website and gone through their tutorials. It was the only way I could come back to codecademy and actually progress through the lesson, since I get NO VISUAL FEEDBACK on what I’m doing.

You really need to get this working before the course has any real value at all. It seems you’ve released the lesson before putting hints in place, verifying display, etc. Can’t give you any kudos on this lesson so far . . .


Well TJ “Henry” Yoshi ^^


Can someone please inform me where you’re getting the switchedOn function? There’s no explanation whatsoever about why this was included, and it’s not in the phaser docs.