Draws a background at a given position with scaling, blending and alpha, and tiles it to fill the entire view.


draw_background_tiled_ext(back, x, y, xscale, yscale, colour, alpha);

Argument Description
back The index of the background to draw.
x The x coordinate of where to draw the background.
y The y coordinate of where to draw the background.
xscale The horizontal scaling of the background.
yscale The vertical scaling of the background.
colour The colour with which to blend the background (use -1 or c_white to display it normally).
alpha The alpha of the background (from 0 to 1 where 0 is transparent and 1 opaque).

Returns: N/A


This function will take a background and then repeatedly tile it across the whole view (or room if no view is defined), starting from the coordinates that you give in the function and with each tile scaled, colour blended and with the alpha that you define (these properties are the same as those used in draw_background_ext).

NOTE: Colour blending is only recommended for the HTML5 target when WebGL is enabled, although you can still set the blending colour if it is not enabled and it will blend the sprite as normal. However all blending in this way creates a duplicate sprite which is then stored in the cache and used when required. This is far from optimal and if you use multiple colour changes it will slow down your games performance unless you activate WebGL. If you do not wish to use WebGL, and still require blended images, then you should consider using sprites and setting the sprite cache to help limit performance issues - see sprite_set_cache_size.


draw_background_tiled_ext(bck_Sky, x, y, 2, 2, c_red, 0.5);

This will draw the background indexed in "bck_Sky" at the instances own x and y position, double its stored size and tiled in every direction in the room, as well as blended with the colour red and partially transparent.

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