I am working on a (you guessed it) Pokemon-like game. I have been attempting to implement a graphic that displays how many party members a group has, and whether or not those members are dead.
In Pokemon, this is that little bar that shows Pokeball icons. The Pokeballs are greyed out on a fainted Pokemon, and the number of Pokeball icons corresponds to the number of players in the party, up to 6.
I have tried to recreate this in a number of ways, running into a number of roadblocks. I can be pretty dumb, so that may be the issue here, but let me know what I am doing wrong/the best way to implement such a thing.
1) I tried making a HUD that displays the class icons of the active player party but A) it shows the hidden member of my party (the overworld player, who just like in Pokemon, does not participate in the battles) and B) I cannot figure out how to display a different icon if the combatant is dead, through requirements or otherwise.
2) I also created a handful of different images, one for each possibility (keeping it simple for now, where a greyed out circle could be an empty group slot or a dead combatant). I used these in the battle start event, which uses Check Group Size nodes followed by Show Image nodes to load the image for the correct group size.
This works for representing the group size, but I again cannot figure out how to check for the number of dead combatants in the active player group so I can load the appropriate image. I can use a "Check Status" node to check for death in the entire group, but I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out how to check each individual member.
Thanks in advance!