I agree the dissemination can be frustrating, but that's the nature of open source. It's controlled chaos at best, but once you get the big picture.... its a lovely thing.
Speaking of the big picture, I'll describe the array object in terms you might be familiar with.
Think of the object as a blank image, you have so many pixels in width(x), and so many pixels in height(y), and a specific color for each(z).
If you acquaint your map to a picture you could say you wanted to "paint" a star that was only as big as a pixel at this point in the image.
In terms of the array you could say that point was at 200 pixels across(x), then 150 pixels down(y), and since there wasn't any thing there before you could say instead of zero pixels you now have 1(z)or:
array(200,150,1) instead of array(200,150,0).
Now if you were to do a "for each" in the array, you can have it check to see if there is a 1 or a zero at the z position, and if its a one, create a star.
Of course you wouldn't want everything to be one pixel, but lets say your star is 10 pixels big and your layout is 640 wide, and 480 pixels high, you could divide that by 10, or make your array 64x48, and then when you place the star multiply its position by 10, or array(20,15,1)*10.
So looking at this in Construct:
On mouse left clicked(or start of layout, etc... you don't want it to run every tick)
->for each in array(runs every x,y, and z)
-->array compare value at current x, current y, (and or)current z = 1
--->system create object star at array current x, current y * 10
You don't have to actually have to use the z in this circumstance, you can just say the value at x, and y.
[quote:3835ijs5]so how can i actualy save\load information in a external file and how to keep the players away from messing around with that file. and what do you mean by external editor? sorry but i just dont understand.
Now that you know how to read what's in the array, a simple way to load the array is just to create random data, or random().
Since we are dealing with either a 1 or 0 we could look at the possibility as a percentage, or if random(10) = n make the zero a 1.
Start of layout
->for each in array
-->System compare random(10) =1
--->array set value at currentx, currenty to 1
Now that the array is set you can save it as an external file IE array Save to file myarray.array, or what ever extension you like.
I'll let you figure that one out.... &appath is your friend.
Same goes for load... works the same way, in reverse.
As to the external editor, basically what your doing is making an app in Construct that uses mouse coordinates to set the x,and y, and a click to set 1 or 0, and then saving the array. There's several examples in the forum.
And finally, there's really not much you can do to keep people from changing the array, but you have to ask yourself "Are you at the point where that could ever be a problem?".