I have two UIImageViews. mainSprite, and enemy1. And I have a method that makes enemy1 start moving towards mainSprite. So here's that method.

if (CGRectIntersectsRect(mainSprite.frame, enemy1Aggro.frame)) {
    if (mainSprite.center.x > enemy1.center.x) {
        enemy1.center = CGPointMake(enemy1.center.x+2, enemy1.center.y);
    if (mainSprite.center.x < enemy1.center.x) {
        enemy1.center = CGPointMake(enemy1.center.x-2, enemy1.center.y); 
    if (mainSprite.center.y > enemy1.center.y) {
        enemy1.center = CGPointMake(enemy1.center.x, enemy1.center.y+2); 
    if (mainSprite.center.y < enemy1.center.y) {
        enemy1.center = CGPointMake(enemy1.center.x, enemy1.center.y-2);

} This works because I'm calling it on an IBAction that is a button that gets held down. But the problem is that when that button stops being pressed, this method stops running. So what I need is a way to have this method keep on running. Maybe a for loop? I'm not using anything like cocos2d, and I'm not using CoreGraphics. If you need to see any more of my code just ask.

Thanks :)

  • \$\begingroup\$ it looks like he said he is not using cocos2d... \$\endgroup\$ – saiy2k Feb 18 '12 at 18:52

You can use NSTimer to setup something like gameloop which calls ur method again and again

Your code should look somethings like this:

- (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    [NSTimer scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval:1/30.0 target:self selector:@selector(enemy1Aggro) userInfo:nil repeats:YES];

The above code will invoke the enemy1Aggro 30 times per second.

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