Don't quite understand the Array object...

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  • I figured out that for some reason, you can't set values at 0 indexes. So I began using the X index of 1 to store which save file would be accessed. At this index, 1 = save file 1, 2 = save file 2, etc.

    And I thought I could use the Y index as a "subfolder" of sorts, since you can store values at X, Y. I was going to make the first Y index store Health, for example. So 1, 1 would store save file 1's health. 2, 1 would store save file 2's health. 3, 1, you get it...

    But apparently, for some reason, I couldn't use the value of 1 for the index of Y. For some reason, it treated y1 as x1. When I tried to store the variable of Health in x1, y1, it ended up being stored in x1 alone. So it had to be put in 1, 2. I couldn't use the index of 1 for the Y coordinate for some reason. Is it supposed to be like that?

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  • Yes, x1 and y1 are the same. Think of a grid:

    <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono">

        Y

        |

        v

    X->   1 2 3

        1 . . .

        2 . . .

        3 . . .

    </font>

    Y coordinates going down, X going across.

    That top left "." is 1,1. To use Y as a subfolder for X, you would need to start at 2 for the Y.

    Eg.

    1,1 = Name (N)

    1,2 = Health (H)

    1,3 = Speed (S)

    This is what it would look like:

    <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono">

    • 1 2 3

    1 N . .

    2 H . .

    3 S . .

    </font>

    Hope that helps.

    <font size="2">(Edit: formatting)</font>

  • So if you use, "Set value at X", it's being set at xX, y1? y1 will always be used in "Set value at X"? Like just a bunch of boxes? Hm... I imagined it working totally differently. I guess I'll stick with Array for save files then.

  • I believe so. "Set value at X" is a 1 dimensional array command - the system will treat it as such and use only the first row.

    A one dimensional array would of course simply be:

    X: 1 2 3 4 5 ...

    with no Y existing.

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