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Frame [ ( <percentage> ) ] ;
The frame; command tells the interpreter when a process is done for one game cycle. When the frame; is reached, the screen is updated. If there are several processes running, the screen is updated once every process has reached its frame; statement.
A possibility is to adjust the amount of cycles to wait. frame(100); would wait one cycle (100%), same as frame;. However frame(200); will wait two cycles (200% means the frame statement provides for 200% frame). So frame(50); will wait a half cycle or otherwise said, it will make a loop run twice per frame.
Process Main() Begin square(); Repeat frame; Until(key(_ESC)) exit(); End Process square() Begin graph = new_map(5,5,16); map_clear(0,graph,rgb(255,255,255)); Loop x += 2 * (key(_right)-key(_left)); frame; //<-vital part End End
This example process would give you a square you can move around the screen by 2 pixel before it gets showed again, before the game cycle is over, before the frame; happens. If there would be no frame; in the loop, it would just run forever and the interpreter would wait forever for the frame;, which would result in freezing.