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## main.lua:39: attempt to call method 'setLinearvelocity' (a nil value) Started by 15010006 Feb 19 2018 11:46 AM

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### 15010006

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Im having trouble with my game that I am making which is like a ping pong game where when the ball touches the blocks but I keep having a problem where its saying setLinearvelocity is a nil value if anyone could help please do.

local w = display.contentWidth
local h = display.contentHeight

local fisica = require("physics")
fisica.start()
fisica.setGravity(0,0)
local bg = display.newRect(w/2,h/2,w,h)

local pg = display.newRoundedRect(w/2,h-h/20,w/4,h/30,30)
pg:setFillColor(0,0,0)
local function movePg(event)
pg.x = event.x
end

local larghezza = w/6 - w/20
local altezza = h/20 - h/30

for i=1,5,2 do
for j=1,11,2 do
local enemy = display.newRoundedRect(w/12*j,h/20*i,larghezza,altezza,30)
enemy:setFillColor(0,0,0)

local function collisione(self, event)
self:removeSelf()
end
enemy.collision = collisione
end

end

local ball = display.newCircle(w/2,h/2,w/40)
ball:setFillColor(0,0,0)
ball:setLinearvelocity(w/2, w/2)

local wallSx = display.newRect(w/20,h/2,w/10,h)
local wallDx = display.newRect(w*w/20,h/2, w/10, h)

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### roaminggamer

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1. Please format code posts.  Also, help us out in the future by marking the line in question so we don't have to count or find it on our own.

2. It means the object wasn't created or the body wasn't added (the latter this time).

Update: SEE DAVE's answer below for actual problem.

3. This is the problem:

```fisica.addBody(ball, "dynamic", {bounce=1})

-- what is fisica?  I think you mean physics
```

Edited by roaminggamer, 20 February 2018 - 08:57 AM.

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### davebollinger

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needs capital "V", Lua is case-sensitive

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### roaminggamer

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Dave is right.  Also I just noticed this:

```local fisica = require("physics")

```

Thus explaining your non-standard (but still correct) code for the addBody() statements.

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