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Test if a movement trail exists

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Test if a movement trail exists

Postby marktb1961 » November 13th, 2020, 12:12 pm

The "Moved" property - I guess depending on the module/application - really means "activated" ie a piece is "marked moved" and so, Moved can be true even if the piece has not physically moved.

Would it be useful to have another Property - let's say HasTrail - which becomes true if a piece acquires a trail? The Property would be set false when the trail is cleared (actually cleared, not just hidden).

How would you achieve something akin to this ability within the current Vassal (v3.4.8) ? I can't think of a way that doesn't involve the high over-head of setting a dynamic property or two in every piece on the board to store the location of the piece at the start of every turn.

Platform: Vassal 3.5.3, MacOS Big Sur on iMac (27", mid-2020)
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