I love that Idle Game Maker exists, but the extant guide setup is more like a reminder lookup for those with experience in it. The only video tutorial I could find was the same kind of primer. What things are and barely what they do, not an in-depth description of how they work and how to use them.
I've bumbled my way into sort-of creating a thing, but there's little to help when I get errors that don't make sense and seem to mesh with the given example. I end up stuck, frustrated, and confused.
I'm trying to get stuff in boxes, with a similar layout to Kittens Game. However, understanding boxes has hit a roadblock or three because I can't get the dang things to work.
Goal: to create a vertical box in the middle of the window containing a list of my buildings
Error: Could not parse "contains:Buildings"
[I'd supply screencaps, but apparently those are links and I'm too big a noob for that responsibility]
I don't get it. What's the problem? Where is the problem?
Further: what CSS codes are there? We're only shown one example and if there's a list, I'd like to have it. A handy lookup for those would be nice if there's also a few hints as to what they do, how to use, blablabla.
I am very new at this and completely unfamiliar with everything. Plus I've hit that age of OldFogeyness where everything is starting to get confusing and complicated. I could have picked an easier age to start doing this stuff, but this didn't exist when I was twenty years younger.
If you have help, put it at Explaining-to-Grandma levels pls. References would also be nice because I think I've reached the limits of what the bunny game can teach me.
Also, be warned: I anticipate hitting ALL of the stumbling blocks, so maybe use this thread as a noob guide if it isn't a primary source on what not to do for all future noobs like me.