Easy Actor Organizing?

VirusChris

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I was thinking about this for some time, but when you create new Actors especially when you have a lot of them they're also scattered around in one big page and they're organized by alphabet. However when you have many different Actors for different purpose it can get disorganized and hard to keep track of them.

It would be great to have a sort of "Folder" system to keep the Actors in one group that you have them for to better organize and keep track of them. Kinda like the RPG Maker with the Folders for Character Sprites, Item Sprites, Animations, Music, etc...

I think it would be nice to have the page to be divided up into sections where you put your Actors in, Actors for character sprites, Actors for items, Actors for score and such. Like this:

----Player----
hero_1
hero_2
-----Item----
healthpowerup
energypowerup
----Score----
score
icon
number


Something like that until of everything in one big page. Sorry if I didn't search hard enough to see if anything else like this was suggested. Please I don't think I've come across anything like this to organize Stencyl items besides naming them as such.

What do you guys think? Think this is a good idea? Just throwing it out there to help keep everything together and make it easy to search for your Actors you made.
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Rob

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It sounds like the feature that you described is already there.

Go to Actor Types in Dashboard

1. Click Create Folder on top right and make a folder.
2. You can right click on any actors to send that actor type to this folder.
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VirusChris

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It sounds like the feature that you described is already there.

Go to Actor Types in Dashboard

1. Click Create Folder on top right and make a folder.
2. You can right click on any actors to send that actor type to this folder.

Ah! Did not know that, but I think I'm using an old version of Stencyl... v1.4 or lower. Was that there from the start or added in at a later version?
Good to know! Thank you for sharing this with me. ^_^
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Rob

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I think they have this feature for quite a few months already. I would really recommend you save your games and upgrade to 2.0.

Upcoming 2.1 is awesome with added stuff in scene designer. It's a lot of fun.
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VirusChris

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I think they have this feature for quite a few months already. I would really recommend you save your games and upgrade to 2.0.

Upcoming 2.1 is awesome with added stuff in scene designer. It's a lot of fun.

Truth be told, I never made a game yet with Stencyl due to work and a few various other video games eating up my time. But there was one game I made by following a tutorial here and I liked! So I'll re-save it and download Stencyl 2.0!

Thanks for the heads up!
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