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Boom! -- Particle Explosion Simulation

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Submitted on: 1/3/2015 9:25:00 PM
By: Jason Merlo (from psc cd)  
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User Rating: By 5 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Boom! is a particle explosion simulation. It simulates explosions composed of many individual elastic pieces. Each piece also has a shadow, which has a very nice effect when the explosion occurs over a detailed background graphic.

Boom! is a fun little side project that I devised while looking for a quick way to put explosions into another game I'm writing. It turned out well enough to warrant a GUI so that the user can tweak the particle properties. There is also a 'multiball' feature, so that you can start up several explosions at once!

In this simulation, each particle is an instance of the same class. I used this approach to show how easy it is to create an array of similar objects, each with dynamic property values. It makes for very concise and understandable code!
 
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