I got this to work, and wanted to share as I could find no information searching.**RT has added a clearer example to his batari Basic site:**

http://www.randomter..._shooting_nusiz

Also there is a powerful "trick" that lets you cover all (or as many) virtual sprites as you want with the same code block.

First you check for missile0 Player1 collision. Skip the routine if no collision.

Second, find which virtual sprite was hit, set trick value, go to find out which copy, and rearrange.

For triple copy, medium, there are 7 routines.

For double copy, medium, there are 2 routines.

Keeping track of the remaining routines are the variables enemyP2 thru enemyP8.

To explain double copy:

Player2 starts out with 2 copies, enemyP2 is 2.

If you hit the left one, the on-goto will take the far right branch. (the first branch if enemyP2 is 0, the 2nd branch if enemyP2 is 1, the third branch I'd enemyP2 is 2)

As the left sprite was hit, change to one copy NUSIZ2=0, move the single sprite over to where the copy was, set enemyP2 to 1.

When next Player2 is hit, move it off screen, set enemyP2 to 0.

Triple copy has more rearranging.

Shooting the left enemy of 3 copies first, change to double copies, medium, move right to where copy 2 was, set enemyP3 to 3 which will next take "which 2 on the right" has been hit.

Shooting the center enemy of 3 copies, change to double copies wide. enemyP3=5, that branch being "which 2 of wide" has been hit.

Shooting the right enemy of 3 copies, change to double copies, medium. enemyP3=6. "which 2 on the left"

So what is left over after a hit on one of 3 copies determines which branch will be taken for the 2 remaining copies to become 1 copy.

Now to explain the "trick".

Why is everything in the routine enemyP2 and player2 and NUSIZ2?

The value in the brackets points to them sequentially.

player2[0] is player2

player2[1] is player3

player2[2] is player4

etc.

It works for NUSIZ2[0] thru NUSIZ2[6] (and NUSIZ2[7] if you need to set NUSIZ9)

and because I set enemyP2 through enemyP8 as variables: a, b, c, d, e, f, g it works there also.

Sometimes I have seen some collisions detected, the missile resets, the explosion sound is played, but the player doesn't get removed.

I think my +values are correct, but possibly they are not. Maybe every once in a while it just fails a check?

dim enemyP2=a dim enemyP3=b dim enemyP4=c dim enemyP5=d dim enemyP6=e dim enemyP7=f dim enemyP8=g ; Note: Above must be sequential for "trick" dim trick=t NUSIZ2=$02: NUSIZ4=$02: NUSIZ6=$02: NUSIZ8=$02: enemyP8=2: enemyP6=2: enemyP4=2: enemyP2=2 NUSIZ3=$06: NUSIZ5=$06: NUSIZ7=$06 enemyP7=7: enemyP5=7: enemyP3=7 DF6FRACINC=255: DF4FRACINC=255: DF0FRACINC=255: DF1FRACINC=255: DF2FRACINC=255: DF3FRACINC=255 ; Backgrnd colors.; PF colors.; Column 0. ; Column 1. ; Column 2. ; Column 3. drawscreen ;******************************************************************************************************************************************** ; ; missile0 collision check. ; ;``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` ; Checks for missile0 collision with other 8 sprites, reflected. ; As above, outside game loop, NUSIZx x=2 thru 8 ; Sprites 2, 4, 6, 8 are double, medium. ; Sprites 3, 5, 7 are triple, medium. ; if !collision(missile0,player1) then goto __Skip_m0_Collision if (missile0y+4)>=player2y && missile0y<=(player2y+4) && missile0x >=player2x && missile0x <= (player2x+64) then trick=0: goto whichCopy2 if (missile0y+4)>=player3y && missile0y<=(player3y+4) && missile0x >=player3x && missile0x <= (player3x+72) then trick=1: goto whichCopy1 if (missile0y+4)>=player4y && missile0y<=(player4y+4) && missile0x >=player4x && missile0x <= (player4x+64) then trick=2: goto whichCopy2 if (missile0y+4)>=player5y && missile0y<=(player5y+4) && missile0x >=player5x && missile0x <= (player5x+72) then trick=3: goto whichCopy1 if (missile0y+4)>=player6y && missile0y<=(player6y+4) && missile0x >=player6x && missile0x <= (player6x+64) then trick=4: goto whichCopy2 if (missile0y+4)>=player7y && missile0y<=(player7y+4) && missile0x >=player7x && missile0x <= (player7x+72) then trick=5: goto whichCopy1 if (missile0y+4)>=player8y && missile0y<=(player8y+4) && missile0x >=player8x && missile0x <= (player8x+64) then trick=6: goto whichCopy2 goto __Skip_m0_Collision whichCopy1 temp2=enemyP2[trick] on temp2 goto __Skip_m0_Collision which7w1 which7w1 which7w2l which7w1 which7w2w which7w2l which7w3 which7w3 if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$02: player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+32: enemyP2[trick]=3: goto resetMissile0 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+32 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+40 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$04: enemyP2[trick]=5: goto resetMissile0 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+64 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+72 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$02: enemyP2[trick]=3: goto resetMissile0 which7w1 if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then player2y[trick]=200: enemyP2[trick]=0: goto resetMissile0 which7w2w if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+64: goto whichCopyEnd if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+64 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+72 then whichCopyEnd which7w2l if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+32: goto whichCopyEnd if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+32 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+40 then whichCopyEnd whichCopyEnd NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: enemyP2[trick]=1: goto resetMissile0 whichCopy2 temp1=enemyP2[trick] on temp1 goto resetMissile0 which7w1 which7w2l

dim enemyP2=a dim enemyP3=b dim enemyP4=c dim enemyP5=d dim enemyP6=e dim enemyP7=f dim enemyP8=g ; Note: Above must be sequential for "trick" dim trick=t NUSIZ2=$02: NUSIZ4=$02: NUSIZ6=$02: NUSIZ8=$02: enemyP8=2: enemyP6=2: enemyP4=2: enemyP2=2 NUSIZ3=$06: NUSIZ5=$06: NUSIZ7=$06 enemyP7=7: enemyP5=7: enemyP3=7 DF6FRACINC=255: DF4FRACINC=255: DF0FRACINC=255: DF1FRACINC=255: DF2FRACINC=255: DF3FRACINC=255 ; Backgrnd colors.; PF colors.; Column 0. ; Column 1. ; Column 2. ; Column 3. drawscreen ;******************************************************************************************************************************************** ; ; missile0 collision check. ; ;``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` ; Checks for missile0 collision with other 8 sprites, reflected. ; As above, outside game loop, NUSIZx x=2 thru 8 ; Sprites 2, 4, 6, 8 are double, medium. ; Sprites 3, 5, 7 are triple, medium. ; if !collision(missile0,player1) then goto __Skip_m0_Collision if (missile0y+4)>=player2y && missile0y<=(player2y+4) && missile0x >=player2x && missile0x <= (player2x+64) then trick=0: goto whichCopy2 if (missile0y+4)>=player3y && missile0y<=(player3y+4) && missile0x >=player3x && missile0x <= (player3x+72) then trick=1: goto whichCopy1 if (missile0y+4)>=player4y && missile0y<=(player4y+4) && missile0x >=player4x && missile0x <= (player4x+64) then trick=2: goto whichCopy2 if (missile0y+4)>=player5y && missile0y<=(player5y+4) && missile0x >=player5x && missile0x <= (player5x+72) then trick=3: goto whichCopy1 if (missile0y+4)>=player6y && missile0y<=(player6y+4) && missile0x >=player6x && missile0x <= (player6x+64) then trick=4: goto whichCopy2 if (missile0y+4)>=player7y && missile0y<=(player7y+4) && missile0x >=player7x && missile0x <= (player7x+72) then trick=5: goto whichCopy1 if (missile0y+4)>=player8y && missile0y<=(player8y+4) && missile0x >=player8x && missile0x <= (player8x+64) then trick=6: goto whichCopy2 goto __Skip_m0_Collision whichCopy1 temp2=enemyP2[trick] on temp2 goto __Skip_m0_Collision which7w1 which7w1 which7w2r which7w1 which7w2w which7w2l which7w3 which7w3 if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$02: player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+32: enemyP2[trick]=3 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+32 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+40 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$04: enemyP2[trick]=5 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+64 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+72 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$02: enemyP2[trick]=6 goto resetMissile0 which7w2r if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+32: enemyP2[trick]=1 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+32 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+40 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: enemyP2[trick]=2 goto resetMissile0 which7w1 if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then player2y[trick]=200: enemyP2[trick]=0 goto resetMissile0 which7w2w if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+64: enemyP2[trick]=1 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+64 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+72 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: enemyP2[trick]=4 goto resetMissile0 which7w2l if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+32: enemyP2[trick]=2 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+32 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+40 then NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: enemyP2[trick]=4 goto resetMissile0 whichCopy2 temp1=enemyP2[trick] on temp1 goto resetMissile0 which2w1 which2w2 which2w2 if missile0x <= player2x[trick]+8 then player2x[trick]=player2x[trick]+32: enemyP2[trick]=1: NUSIZ2[trick]=$00: goto resetMissile0 if missile0x >= player2x[trick]+32 && missile0x <= player2x[trick]+40 then enemyP2[trick]=1: NUSIZ2[trick]=$00 goto resetMissile0 which2w1 if missile0x < player2x[trick]+8 then player2y[trick]=200: enemyP2[trick]=0 goto resetMissile0

**Edited by iesposta, Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:35 PM.**