# VariableSpeedFPSwalker

Author: (Mr. Animator)

## Description

• 1: Script allows you to have different speeds for walking forward, strafing, and backpeddling (I hate shooters that let you RUN backwards)
• 2: Because it uses rigidbody.velocity instead of rigidbody.AddRelativeForce, it's more directly tied to the settings you choose for the Horizontal/Vertical axes, and your speed plateaus nice and dependably. I found the default FPS walker to be a little too loosey goosey
• 3: To keep you from magically gaining extra speed for walking forward and strafing at the same time (a little side-effect from my method of doing things) there's a semi-sloppy math solution in there that "rounds off" the corners. So if you're moving on a 45 degree angle, it properly adjusts your forward and lateral movement so that they don't add up to more than you would get for just walking forward.

## Usage

Assign this script to any RigidBody you want to be user controled.

## JavaScript - VariableSpeedFPSwalker.js

<javascript>

var forwardSpeed = 10;
var backwardSpeed = 5;
var strafeSpeed = 8;

function FixedUpdate () {
// Step1: Get your input values
horizontal = Input.GetAxis("Horizontal");
vertical = Input.GetAxis("Vertical");
// Step 2: Limit the movement on angles and then multiply those results
// by their appropriate speed variables
percentofpercent = Mathf.Abs(horizontal) + Mathf.Abs(vertical) - 1.0;
if (percentofpercent > 0.1) {
// if we're here, then we're not moving in a straight line
// my math here might be kinda confusing and sloppy...so don't look!
percentofpercent = percentofpercent * 10000;
percentofpercent = Mathf.Sqrt(percentofpercent);
percentofpercent = percentofpercent / 100;
finalMultiplier = percentofpercent * .25;
horizontal = horizontal - (horizontal * finalMultiplier);
vertical = vertical - (vertical * finalMultiplier);
}
if (vertical > 0) {
vertical = vertical * forwardSpeed;
}
if (vertical < 0) {
vertical = vertical * backwardSpeed;
}
horizontal = horizontal * strafeSpeed;
// Step 3: Derive a vector on which to travel, based on the combined
// influence of BOTH axes
tubeFinalVector = transform.TransformDirection (Vector3(horizontal,0,vertical));
// Step 4: Apply the final movement in world space
rigidbody.velocity.z = tubeFinalVector.z;
rigidbody.velocity.x = tubeFinalVector.x;
}
function Awake () {
rigidbody.freezeRotation = true;
}

</javascript>