RamPackWobble: Doh! I have no idea how I missed your posting the first time. I didn't even see it until you posted your follow-up message. I am definitely going to download it later when I get home so I can take a closer look at it. For example, I'm still not sure what the 'mirrored' thingy does and the "90 and 270 degree" distinctions confuse me. Is there perhaps a chart somewhere that displays the different degrees? For example, if I want a graphic to go from the bottom of the screen to the top, I sit there and say, "Is that 90 degrees? 180 degrees???"
Also, I have to ask, what is a good way for a novice like me to become better with C2? I could have sat there forever and starred at the screen and I NEVER would have figured out the 'pin' feature that you guys are using. Geesh.. I was sitting there with animated .gifs because I was so desperate.
I did look at the manual but that is a quick summary and definitely not good for a novice like me. I also floated around on youtube and pretty much watched all the tutorials I could find. I prefer video tutorials better. Some of the tutorials were really good, but others confused the heck out of me. For example, there was a tutorial about a card matching game. Well, the tutorial spent sooooooo much time using math just to figure out the right number of cards to display on the screen that I gave up... and never made it to the actual tutorial. I used less math throughout my education than this person used in this tutorial just to display the right number of cards.
I similarly looked at the samples in c2.. such as the 'angry birds' clone example... but I just don't get how the mouse mechanism works in the game -- where you launch the stuff to the right...
So if you have any recommendations about a good way for a novice, make that a sloooooooooooooooow learning novice like me, to learn C2, that would be great.. I've got some of the basic stuff down (i.e. making breakout, pong, asteroids, flappy bird) thanks to some GREAT tutorials on this website... but I'm not sure where to go from here.. again.. I NEVER would have figured out the 'pin' solution.. so perhaps there are more tutorial resources available that I'm not seeing? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks again for everyone's help. Really is appreciated.