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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Hey man, I’m sorry if I actually did affect you negatively you in some way, I know that I can come off as abrasive but internet debates can be mildly stressful.

It’s all me, not you ;)

And to reiterate, I have no issues with your opinions on the show. Just that the more “observational” statements you made would probably unfairly drive people away from a show I love.

With all things you should take the bad with the good. Love is about accepting the flaws along with the perfections. It’s not my intention to drive people away from the show and I tried, albeit poorly, to show support for the first season. I just wished to express my disappointment at a lack of progress, and I feel that things that don’t have a solid resolution shouldn’t be recommended. Nanatsu no Taizai was really good and I absolutely loved it, but you will never see me recommend it since the conclusion was atrocious and many subplots were left unresolved (reasons known – the manga is still a WIP). Nothing is more frustrating to me than watching a show that doesn’t have a solid resolution even if another season is incoming. There is never a promise of a future season and shows have been cancelled before. You can consider it an ideal that each show acts as its own entity and has a solid buildup, climax, and ending. As I said before I am still kicking myself for recommending airing shows since the resolution is unknown, but I am living with myself since the original question inquired about the Spring lineup.

As I’ve said a few times already, I would not recommend watching the show at this point in time, but once a third season comes (assuming it gets one) I will be more than happy to reconsider once I see progress.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

why the fuck are you getting so offended…

I’m not offended. I’m frustrated at myself and my inability to properly express my thoughts. I always have to edit my posts like 10 times as well since I’m never happy with how they come out and I think of stuff to say after I’ve posted. Hell, with this post I’ve probably edited 5-6 times. Anyway, things become even harder since I am actively trying to avoid spoilers. It is hard as the defender to debate without giving points from the show. In internet debate it is guilty until proven innocent, and it is hard to do that without providing evidence, you know? You can just say “stuff happened”. I have to give examples of why stuff didn’t happen, but I can’t do that without providing evidence (spoilers in this case). Science works that way too.

There’s a reason I hate myself after every debate I get into =(

How can you expect me or anyone else to understand some obscure meaning with “vectors” on it?

Physics…math…displacement…direction…a displacement of zero can have a magnitude of 1000, but the end result is that it moved zero distance from the start location. I was alluding to the fact that the second season traveled distance but ended up nowhere which might as well mean that no progress was made and what happened was negligible.

Ill post my final thoughts below in simple words.

A lot of words were spoken in the show, but nothing utilized those words. I don’t want to see somebody learn something. I want to see them learn something then apply it. This season did not apply what was learned. Therefore nothing actionable happened this season. The world is the same as it was at the beginning of the season.

- I don’t want to watch the creation of a Rube Goldberg machine. I want to see it run.
- I don’t want to watch them load the fireworks. I want to see it explode.

My point is that the buildup, climax, and resolution should all be in the same season. Season 2 was all buildup, and in this case very little buildup actually happened. What little buildup there was already existed in the first season. Season one had good buildup, an average climax, and a weak resolution. This weak resolution was due to a second season in the works. Season two had a very long and weak buildup, a climax in the form of the final two minutes of the anime with Yuigahama, and no resolution. This lack of resolution may be due to a third season and I can forgive that, but the weak climax and the extended, weak buildup are what I have issues with. When I said weak I mean it expands on information we already knew or could infer and as such was wasted time.

TL;DR of my entire argument: Fuck exposition seasons, especially ones that tell us what we already know, and fuck buildup seasons.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Fishstickz13:

lmao nerds

Yeah, it’s one of those nights…

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I honestly have no idea what definition you’re using, considering the most widely recognized definition is that it’s



With no mention whatsoever of plot constituting a “force”. I mean, if you’re using your own personalized definition that’s fine…but misleading considering this is a public forum on the www

Fine, whatever. Because there is such a thing as objective critique of art. Pardon me if I don’t conform to your definitions, master. Are you trying to go for a technicality win here? I’m telling you, man. The student council scene applies so well to this season it is almost frightening. 8man said it himself in that scene. All they are doing is talking and thinking, but that does not make things happen. That’s what this entire season was. All of the thinking and talking and moving their hands around in circles, but at the end of the day nothing actionable was accomplished. All this season did was lay the foundation for action in a third season, and that kind of framework is (subjectively) abhorrent. Continuing the student council scene analogy, this season was the same as them finally deciding on the Christmas event two minutes before it starts.

I’m willing to admit that my initial wording was incorrect when I said there was no plot, but I am fucking adamant that no progress was made this season. As far as I am concerned that means the same thing and you are free to disagree.

Alright, but your original statement was that “absolutely nothing” changed. Is what you really mean that things “barely” changed? Because you kind of disprove your own point at the very least when you mention Hachiman’s “epiphany”, which by definition suggests a change from ignorance to enlightenment. How much you value that “change” is irrelevant.

No, I am sticking with “absolutely nothing”. Revealing something that has always been there is not change, nor is it progress or action. The phrase is “actions speak louder than words”. The two are completely different. Spoken word does not cause change or progress without a resulting action, of which there was none in the second season. There is the exception of Yuigahama in the last episode which lasted all of two minutes, but two minutes an anime does not make.

As I said before there is no point on having an epiphany if nothing is done with it. Who cares if hero X gets a new super power if he doesn’t use it? Who cares if main character Y learns how to infiltrate the government building if the character never infiltrates it? Why should I give two shits if 8man learns about himself if he doesn’t act on that discovery? That is not progress.

As such I would never recommend an anime that ends in a place where no progress is made or the ending is uncertain. I even feel crappy recommending airing stuff since I don’t know how it will end, and I partially regret suggesting the airing stuff in a previous post that I made.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I never challenged your experience with the show. In fact, the only things I had issues with were these two statements:

Fair enough. My apologies.

In which you were implying it somehow lacked a plot (not possible)

Using vector terms, it had distance but lacked displacement. As mentioned above, subjective.

which is objectively wrong, which is what my last post was focused around proving.

I believe this entire season was dedicated to his journey of self discovery, and although he was successful he didn’t really act on this change yet. There were a few moments where he started speaking up, but these were far and few between. It’s cool that all of these characters grew, but as I stated above it means nothing if they don’t start acting upon it. We saw Yuigahama act a bit in the final two episodes, but outside of that this entire season exists only to support the next season should one exist. Unfortunately I won’t budge on this one. In terms of where everybody stands mentally the series is different from start to end, but in terms of the world they exist in nothing has changed (yet).

We will forever disagree on this point. I consider progress as action caused by change whereas you seem to consider progress as change. Even if I accept that everything changed, there was no action and therefore no progress. As I’d like to think – who gives a shit if you have an epiphany if you don’t do anything with it. Use it or lose it.

I was almost solely using audacity for that project, which was probably a bad idea. It’s not very good when it comes to being used as a DAW ;3

Ewwwww audacity. Probably the best you’ll get for free though. If you can somehow find a free version of Edison here are the details. Of note: “Time manipulation (time stretching/pitch shifting, scratching)”

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

So you’re saying you didn’t understand it? Because from a viewer who did draw meaning this goes against what I experienced.

To each his own. You are free to draw whatever conclusion you want and to take meaning where there is none. Likewise I am free to take no meaning where there should be some. It depends on the individual and what they want to take away from a show. More importantly, each person puts different weights on different events. To me nothing that happened in that show was groundbreaking aside from 8man’s realization of his desires, but that shouldn’t be the only thing I get out of a show. I don’t watch a show to see someone work through their personal problems and do nothing with it. I want to watch them learn and apply. This season was only “learn” and was the reason I slashed points.

You may be one of those people who grades a sequel based on a prequel or the derivitive art, but I am not. I grade each season as if it were its own isolated thing but recommend based on the whole. The first season was great. This season was below average and uneventful. Therefore I don’t recommend it. If a third season comes out and something actually happens with the knowledge 8man gets I will reconsider my stance and gladly recommend it since the viewer can watch knowing that there is a satisfactory ending coming without needing to wait for the show to finish. At this point in time I do not recommend the show.

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

Uh, Idk what I’m doing with my time. My brain is more fucked than I thought. Anyone want to give feedback on this? It’s my first real mashup sort of thing, and I might actually upload it for real because it seemed good to me (at least definitely compared to my last one). I figure that a lot of people here know Hacking to the Gate, so I wanted to know if it blends well the way I did it and if it sounds decent enough. (Personally I really think I got the intro down pretty solid, but mid-end gets a bit muddy).

Steiner Style

Gangnam is off by a few milliseconds in various places, sometimes completely out of sync and tempo with the underlying song. May I inquire what software you use? If you use FL Studio I recommend using the Edison plugin to change the speed and pitch independently.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Can you elaborate on this please? I don’t understand how any narrative, including an anime, can not contain a “plot”.

The student council scene is the ultimate metaphor for this anime. Bunch of complicated language that people take meaning in but none of it actually means anything and ultimately nothing of value happens.

8man’s changed incredibly .. Before, his whole worldview was based on shielding himself from pain by eschewing and mocking all relationships, but by mid-second season he embraces the same “genuine” relationships he previously looked down on.

If you paid close attention to the complicated words that meant nothing you would have noticed that he felt that way from the very beginning. It wasn’t explicitly told to you, but it is psychology 101. There are hundreds of examples in other anime as well as millions of examples in real life. People tend to deny what they want and don’t have in order to shield themselves from mental harm. This behavior is often subconscious, and 8man is the poster child for this phenomenon. The only thing that changed from the beginning of the anime was that 8man realized this about himself and was now semi-vocal about it. The “journey” to that point is not enough to call itself an interesting plot.

If you can’t call this change, I don’t know what change is.

8man may have realized what he wanted all along like a fairy tale princess, but the situation the three of them are in is no different than what it was at the beginning. Everybody now knows what they want, yes, but the situation they all find themselves in is no different from the beginning of the season. Assuming there is a third season I am sure they will finally act and start influencing each other and changing things around them, but as far as this season goes it was a complete flop in storytelling.

I’d once again like to state that I didn’t dislike the show, but I also did not like it. It may seem like I am bashing it, but I am still keeping my eyes on the series. Ultimately the advancement (or lack thereof) completely dragged this season. I can’t in good faith recommend something that isn’t well rounded.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

OreGairu

As far as I am concerned OreGairu is a horrible recommendation for anyone and everyone, and that comes from somebody who doesn’t dislike the show (though I didn’t like it either). It tried too hard to make a plot and it failed spectacularly, and by the end absolutely nothing was different from the start of the series. While the events that happened may be realistic it doesn’t make for entertaining television to a broad audience. To quote a certain song:

“I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it doesn’t really matter.”

Kuragehime, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Seto no Hanayome, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Genshiken, Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Detroit Metal City (episodes are half-length but oh well). If you don’t mind a bit of drama with your comedy, also try Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, Great Teacher Onizuka, and Honey and Clover.

Of these Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Seto no Hanayome, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, and Great Teacher Onizuka are all very good, but each one has its caveats. Nozaki, while well executed, doesn’t really innovate much, Seto no Hanayome suffers from very poor writing in some places, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is extremely niche (it is also a SHAFT piece), and GTO can drag out in places. All of these shows, with the exception of Seto no Hanayome, have very memorable characters and are satisfying to watch in their own ways. I’d advise caution with Seto no Hanayome as well – it is a show you shouldn’t take seriously at all.

Anyways, is there any new stuff that is worth recommending?

Nope. Most of the new stuff was extremely disappointing. DanMachi and Shokugeki no Souma tied for my “Anime Which Most Passed Expectations” award, though they are both far from perfect. DanMachi has a deceptive name and actually has a decent plot, though pacing gets a bit messed up towards the end. Shokugeki is food porn and is still airing. If you are interested in cute, drama-less romance with moe turned up to 11 you can look into Ore Monogatari!! which is also still airing.

Nisekoi Season 2 told its plot to fuck off in episode 4. Denpa Kyoushi turned out to be low budget and rather unentertaining (subjective). Fate/Stay Night is Fate. Kekkai Sensen seemed to forget it had a plot (or is pushing it off for a second season). Ghost in the Shell Alternative Architecture made very little sense yet was somehow predictable. Owari no Seraph took way too long to start anything and by the time it started getting interesting the first cour ended. Plastic Memories set itself up to be a great show about ripping people away from their loved ones but ended up degrading into your standard romance affair. Triage X was…why did I even watch that one? Yahari Ore, as I said above, flopped on itself, and I don’t know what I expected from Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches.

I started out with 25 shows, dropped 7 of them, I have yet to finish 5 of them, and I only came out enjoying 3 of them. I expected so much from Nisekoi… A very disappointing season indeed.

EDIT: I completely forgot about Ninja Slayer to Animation. If you enjoyed Inferno Cop this is the same thing but with the financial backing of Trigger.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Tower Defense Question

ActionScript does not allow you to lock the mouse to the screen unless the application is run in fullscreen mode. This can be achieved with Stage.mouseLock, but since Kongregate does not generally have fullscreen mode it does not apply here. Most games use keyboard shortcuts to move the screen around such as WASD and arrow keys alongside edge detection should users not want to use the mouse to move around.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Web Developer to learn game development - Easy or Difficult?

Start with a simple text adventure, pong, pacman, tetris, space invaders etc…

My first game was a game where you click randomly spawning targets on the screen to get points. That’s it. It’s actually uploaded here on Kongregate, though I highly advise you not upload your first game here (I’m tempted to take mine down). As they say, keep it simple stupid.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / adventure capitalist i lost gold

This is not a support forum. Please post your inquiry in the appropriate forum.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Requirement to submit a Unity Beta Game ?

My prototype is made in 1280×720, will kongregate downscale it or need a specific format instead (like 800×…).

They will not downscale it unless the dimensions are absurd. When you upload a game you will be provided fields where you input the width and height of your game. In order to reach the widest audience I recommend not making the width more than 800px. You shouldn’t need more space than that for an idle clicker either.

Did i have to include paiement or advertisement options ? (i don’t really want to)

You do not need to provide any of that stuff, but that also means you won’t be paid for your game either.

Car i “publish” the gamer even in a beta statement to geet some feedbacks ?

There is some way to establish a game as a beta. On the front page there is an entire category dedicated to beta games, so I would assume you can somehow, though I have never done it myself. I don’t recommend going that route anyway as it can leave bad impressions. Get your friends and family to test the game instead.

About the saving system, my unity project is currently saving into a txt file on the computer, will such thing work trough Kongregate ?

No. Unity Web Player does not allow IO operations for security reasons. In order to save things you will need to use PlayerPrefs. This is the only IO-write operation allowed by Unity web files (this includes HTML and unity3D exports). This will save the files in the following locations:

On Mac OS X PlayerPrefs are stored in ~/Library/Preferences folder, in a file named unity.[company name].[product name].plist, where company and product names are the names set up in Project Settings. The same .plist file is used for both Projects run in the Editor and standalone players.

On Windows, PlayerPrefs are stored in the registry under HKCU\Software\[company name]\[product name] key, where company and product names are the names set up in Project Settings.

On Linux, PlayerPrefs can be found in ~/.config/unity3d/[CompanyName]/[ProductName] again using the company and product names specified in the Project Settings.

On Windows Store Apps, Player Prefs can be found in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\[ProductPackageId]>\LocalState\playerprefs.dat

On Windows Phone 8, Player Prefs can be found in application's local folder, See Also: Directory.localFolder

I also read somewhere that the game limit should be 20Mo max (i’m currently at 10mo), but is it a true limit or a 25Mo games is also correct ? (if some further updates required a bit more contents for example).

It is more of a guideline than a rule. Sometimes games will automatically be denied upload if they are larger than a certain size, but you can contact Kongregate support and request the file limit be lifted. They will give you instructions to follow in order to get your game uploaded. Once again, you shouldn’t need more than 25MB for an idle clicker.

And finally how to reach Kongregate to submit this game/prototype ?

Click here.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Become an assistant community manager (adv0catus leads)

I used to be a very active mod then went AWOL for extended periods of time. If that doesn’t make me the best candidate for a community manager I don’t know what does.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Do you guys ever feel like you watch less than you did when you first watched? Do you think you watch more? How do you feel?

That’s part of the natural cycle. Don’t force yourself to watch. Go and do other things then come back later. Hopefully the anime isn’t going anywhere and will be there when you come back. Most of the stuff is licensed by Funimation and is watchable either on their website or Crunchyroll (or available for download elsewhere).

Originally posted by Meistheman:
Originally posted by TheDarknessBelow:

I’ve been debating if I should start watching Anime. I asked my friend and she reccomended starting with Fairytail or SOA. Which one should I start?

With neither. Fairy Tail is as cliche as it can get. I’m saying that with the memory of me predicting every single scene I watched on there.
And with SOA I’m assuming you mean Sword Art Online, which I frankly also did not like. Felt rushed, made no sense (e.g. Kirito being able to kick ass by himself even though the game seems to be a rip off of WoW, which requires teamwork) and it just pretty much disappointed me after so many people hyped over it and got boners and whatever else they get.
From my point of view, it’s just not worth it.

This. Fairy Tail is painful if you aren’t into that kind of thing and SAO’s second set of episodes (16-2#) are severely disappointing and can be a real turnoff considering how greatly the theme shifts. As sddsdd asked, what are your favorite genres of media?

Originally posted by Rajesh1999:
Originally posted by TheDarknessBelow:

I’ve been debating if I should start watching Anime. I asked my friend and she reccomended starting with Fairytail or SOA. Which one should I start?

Start with One Piece first.

Please do not recommend a 700 episode, still airing show to somebody new to anime. It’s fine to pull the Boku no Pico card after they’ve seen a few series, but don’t give out joke recommendations when they haven’t seen a single series yet.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (His and Her Circumstances)

I thought this show was absolutely awful since the quality steadily and clearly declined throughout the entire series, but to each his own.

Mononoke (not Princess Mononoke)

It took me a few episodes to adjust to this show, but once you adjust it is quite good. The nature of the show doesn’t allow for easy viewing though, so you need to be in the right mindset to enjoy it. It sort of follows Mushishi in that regard.

Any anime T.V shows/movies you guys are looking forward to this summer?

There are quite a few shows with interesting synopses this summer. Can’t say I am really looking forward to anything right now except for One Punch Man.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Flying/Breathe Underwater

Flying. Breathing underwater won’t help with mobility or running away from fish that want to eat your face.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is the 'L' silent?

The ‘l’ in Malcolm is not silent. The ‘l’ in Lincoln is. Isn’t English a great language?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Consoles proven to be more powerful than PCs (again)

The reasons why the Batman PC version is lacking are actually quite simple.

1) The game is locked to 30fps. So is the console version. PC version can remove the lock through the ini file. Console users are stuck with 30.
2) The game is poorly optimized on all releases of the game. The reason it is more pronounced on the PC version is because the PC version has more stuff in it than the console versions.
3) The PC version may be missing rain textures, but in return it has 20 other features that the console versions do not have.
4) Im willing to bet the PC guy either disabled settings to cause bias or he was using an AMD card.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Uploading file to server being blocked - need crossdomain.xml that works

Most games are hosted on chat.kongregate.com. I’ve never used crossdomain before since I never got it to work on Kongregate, but it seems what you posted is correct.

<?xml version=“1.0”?>
<!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM “http://www.adobe.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd”>
<cross-domain-policy>
    <site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies=“all”/> 
    <allow-access-from domain=“*.kongregate.com/” secure=“false”/>
    <allow-http-request-headers-from domain=“*.kongregate.com/” headers=“*.kongregate.com/” secure=“false”/>
</cross-domain-policy>
 
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Topic: Game Programming / Web Developer to learn game development - Easy or Difficult?

Originally posted by darkjonas8:

If you have general knowledge within programming and know what for loops, array, if, functions, classes, variables are then you should have almost no problems, just watch a short tutorial series or two or go through the shootorials here on kongregate to learn the syntax and language specific stuff and you should be fine.

Basically this. You did not mention if you were front-end or back-end, but the only difference between web development and game development in terms of basic knowledge is objects. Back-end developers should already be familiar with objects, but front-end developers rarely need to use them. If you have a good idea of what an object is and how it interacts with other objects, as well as what darkjonas mentioned above you should find picking up simple game development to be pretty easy. Of course, like with everything else, if you want to get good at something you will need to put a lot of effort into learning the nuances and methodology. There is also quite a bit of psychology involved in game development that many developers seem to ignore.

I don’t recommend avoiding game development if you believe it will be difficult to learn. Give it a shot! We’ll be here to help you get started.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Framerate Optimization?

Not worth it. You shouldn’t be using framerate-dependent code anyway. It should be up to the user what kind of gameplay they want, not the developer. As stupid as it sounds I know a lot of people who will play at 15fps just because it looks pretty. Set your game for your target framerate and give the user the option to enable and disable features to tweak performance themselves. If you are dead set on having the option to change the state framerate make it an option in the settings menu. Absolutely do not do it dynamically as I can promise you now that your implementation will be really bad and look atrocious. After all, AMD and NVIDIA are still struggling to do just what you are suggesting.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What is your favorite Video Game music?

The entire Bastion OST is pretty high on my list of favorite music. Revengeance also has some good music.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [ROUND 102] Gevock vs. uzzbuzz

Does that mean you can silence me for 15 minutes if I requested it?

That’s how it used to work. Not sure if it still works like that.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Thank God for the shooter at Charlseton

Hitler did nothing wrong.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / AS3 array display/sort problem.

it eather comes up with undefined errors

My code is pseudo-code. It should not be copy-pasted. You need to change it to work with your own code.

What do you suggest? using a sprite to display the images instead of a X and Y array?

In GUI programming using a placeholder sprite is usually the desired course of action. Sprites are placed where the desired images are intended to be, and the image material is swapped instead of the object. That way you do not need to programmatically keep track of your positions since the compiled object does that for you. Unfortunately I do not use ActionScript so you will need to wait for others to assist you with syntax and implementation.