Cannot reorder resources in asset browser

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  • John Leffingwell

    I don't feel great about this but if this is the price that must be paid to rid ourselves of view files and GUID madness, it's worth it.

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  • Julian Adams

    Zach had the same issue: https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360008638878-Rearranging-Assets-behaves-strangely

    Looking at the format of the main .yyp, it should be possible to reorder assets based on the order they appear in the JSON.

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  • Gurpreet Matharoo

    Doesn't seem like it's a bug, since you can only order assets by either A-Z or Z-A now. There could be a "classic" sorting option, where assets are sorted by creation (like before) and can be moved around. I would just switch to that and never use alphabetical sorting, lol.

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  • Julian Adams

    Zach was partially able to reorder stuff so... maybe? But having everything locked to a particular sorting order is going to be nightmarish, it's not a common way for people to think about organising a project.

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  • Robert Cordingly

    I just discovered this issue. It turns out to be a MASSIVE problem for my game as I used the position of assets in the resource tree in game. For example a card higher in the tree would be first in my games compendium. (Because lower asset id). Alongside that, scripts could reference other scripts based on position in the resource tree (asset index +/- x). This single change will mean that my game requires a huge update to get working. 

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  • Julian Adams

    Robert Cordingly

    This ticket is from aaaages ago, and YYG made a change in Q1 this year that allows full and flexible reordering of the asset browser: https://i.imgur.com/G9dGqDl.png

    Changing the ordering to Custom may well fix your problems but, ultimately, your basic method has always been inadvisable. Perhaps the new tag system will help you organise resources?

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