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Post » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:44 pm

Oh, great tutorial @ramones, much more in-depth. I'll recommend that one from now on.
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Post » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:17 pm

The basic array in Nimtrixs post left me confused still. It explains the basics, but does not explain how to call the functions. I just peeked at ramones tutorial and it looks very very promising to help me, Ramones I will try out your beginners array tutorial, and keep notes of any areas where i may have questions or difficulty.
The first example posted seems to show the functions, but did not explain how to call them.
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Post » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:33 pm

Sorry Ramones, my attempt at your tutorial was a huge fail. I Made it through the first section, but could not figure out how to access the dialog box depicted in the image at the beginning of the second section on "getting values". Then after struggling with that for over a half hour, I noticed Zsangerous had problems at this step also. I was not expecting to have to read the comment posts to get through the tutorial. Then in response to him you posted another image showing a global variable, and a keyboard event, followed by an array with some parameters. How does that image...http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8367729/construct/pics/array_global.png fit in? You did not mention using keyboard events or a global variable in the first part of the tute. Sorry but I am way to lost at the moment to continue. As a beginners tutorial it needs to be a little bit more step by step specific. There seems to be gaps in the platforms that my player just cant jump over....(dorky metaphore) . I'm giving up on it for now, which is something I very rarely do, I'm usually too tenacious to let something like this beat me. But for now I'm just waaaay tooo stumped.
I think I will go back to my test layout I'm learning with now, and mess around with the ifs, ands, ors, and elses, I just learned how to use.
"Some day I will ARRAY"
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Post » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:55 pm

[QUOTE=Auntie Val]... There seems to be gaps in the platforms that my player just cant jump over ...[/QUOTE]
@Auntie Val
Have you worked your way through my Building a platform game - a beginner's guide tutorial? It gives you step-by-step hands-on practice with a number of issues you've referred to, working at your own pace, with advice you can keep referring back to - which is not nearly so easy with video tutorials.

I'd welcome your feedback!
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Post » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:29 pm

auntie val what do you need to do with the array??
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Post » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:15 pm

Hi, Auntie Val. I understand my tutorial isn't what you wanted. The goal of it was to explain what arrays are rather than how to do stuff in C2 specifically. That's why I link to the beginner tutorial at the beginning. I see now you said earlier you understand arrays but just not how to use them in C2.

[QUOTE=Auntie Val]I Made it through the first section, but could not figure out how to access the dialog box depicted in the image at the beginning of the second section on "getting values". [/quote]
That's 'System: Set value'. I assume the reader knows how to create variables and set their values. Definitely read velojet's tutorial above if not.

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Then after struggling with that for over a half hour, I noticed Zsangerous had problems at this step also. I was not expecting to have to read the comment posts to get through the tutorial. [/quote]
Zsangerous had a different problem. He was calling 'Array: Set value' instead of 'Array: Set at X' and I added some extra screenshots to the tutorial to clarify that.

[quote]Then in response to him you posted another image showing a global variable, and a keyboard event, followed by an array with some parameters. How does that image...http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8367729/construct/pics/array_global.png fit in? You did not mention using keyboard events or a global variable in the first part of the tute. [/quote]
That image was in response to his question about using a global variable to access an array and has nothing to do with anything in the tutorial.
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Post » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:43 am

My apologies Ramones, While following along with the tutorial, I got stuck at the same panel zsangerous posted a link to in his reply. I thought he got stuck at that panel also. I noticed the second part of his question, but did not realize your response was to that. I'm not exactly sure why I want to do an array any more now than because it seems to have posed so much of a challenge. I'm guessing it might be a place to perhaps store sound or image files that I may perhaps want to call or run in succession, especially perhaps for artistic purposes. I have not surrendered yet. You posted a link here to your tute and asked for feedback. My feedback was intended to give you an idea of where a lame brained beginner might run into problems. I managed to make it through Ashley's beginner tutorial...http://www.pixeloosa.com/arcade/dragonflyby02.html
This forum is awesome and so many people are so eager to help. I will try out the platform tutorial. I have started several projects that are mostly for my own learning, and despite my arrayaphobia (or being arrayically challenged), I'm very happy with what I've learned so far.
Thank you all for commenting, I'm heading over to the platform tute as Velojet has suggested.
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