Hello Scirra Universe!
I'm Keri, and I am new to using Construct 2 (in fact, I am new-ish to game development). I have been playing around with Construct 2 for a while now, read through hundreds of posts, and watched numerous tutorials. I am ready to make my game, but before I do, I have a question about matching, or pairing items by frame.
I recently watched through all of Kittiwans' tutorials for the Memory Match Game (if you still view the forums, thank you so very much for making these tutorials). In the video, she mentions one way of pairing up two cards which is great (animation frames side by side), however, I need something (that in my mind) is way more complicated... hopefully not. After 3 days of searching - using about 1000 different search terms, and a day of just "trying things" in Construct 2, I need your help!
I would like to know if there is a way to pair cards by using only their animation frame numbers? I want my first animation frame to make a match with all the following animation frames, and all the other animation frames to only match with the first animation frame. (frame0;frame1)=match; (frame0;frame2) = match; (frame0;frame3)=match etc.
For instance: I have my CardBack and CardFace animations. Under CardFace I have 2 different types of cards - my letter card (first frame) and my word cards(remaining frames):
(1st frame) the letter (a); (2nd frame) word that begins with a (aardvark); (3rd frame) word that begins with a (apple); (4th frame) word that begins with a (anchor) etc. --it will continue on with b--- (5th frame) letter (b); (6th frame) word that starts with b (bat) etc.
If there is a way to pair my frames, I would greatly appreciate the help. I promise I am not asking for help making the game, just going in the right direction with this silly issue. I am just totally lost atm. If there is no way to do this... is there a way to pair the cards the way I need? (I didn't know if families was one way to do this, though I do not currently have the full version so families is not possible).
I had a thought (please don't laugh if I sound like a dum-dum), that maybe I could pair the frames (like mentioned above) in a global event sheet somehow, and use the same variables for each level (abc, def, ghi, jkl, etc) in their respective event sheets?
Thank you so much for your time, and I look forward to learning from you all!