I just recently started using Construct 2 so this is all still a bit new to me. I have been able to figure out a lot of the things that I want to do via events and behaviors, but there are two little things that are still sort of dogging me at the moment and I hope someone might be able to point me in the right direction.
The first: sprite sheets. I could have sworn that I read somewhere that you can put in sprite sheets instead of individual pictures for your animated sprites (and the example pack even comes with some setup that way). However, I can't figure out how to actually put the sprite sheet in and make it work - whenever I try I just get a single sprite that displays the entire sprite sheet and I don't see anything in the animations screen that let me designate it as a sheet instead of a singular sprite.
The second: Area of effect attacks. I can launch a projectile, no problem. I can have it cause damage or destroy an object no problem. However, I tried to make a projectile that will launch to a spot where you click on the screen, and once it reaches that spot, I wanted it to explode and deal x damage to all monsters within a certain radius of that spot... However, I have had zero luck with this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
And the third: melee-ranged attacks. I get how to make projectiles and such deal damage, but I am stuck with how to make a melee-type attack, like a knife or sword. I just don't 'get' how to even really start with it or how to make the game know if a monster is within range and angle of the blade (assuming the player character is facing the monster).
So, any suggestions/feedback would be great! Thank you kindly.