# Difference between revisions of "Variables"

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This is a list of useful variables and usages of them inside the source.

### General

Variable What it returns
pmap[y][x] Particle-map. TYP(pmap[y][x]) returns the particle type at (x,y), ID(pmap[y][x]) returns the index of the particle at (x,y). Energy particles are not stored in, here you need to use photons.
sim->photons[y][x] Photon-map. This works exactly like pmap, but only PHOT, NEUT, ELEC, and PROT are stored here (any particle with TYPE_ENERGY)
sim->bmap[y][x] Block-map. Returns wall at [y][x]. Wall constants are defined in src/simulation/SimulationData.h
sim->emap[y][x] Electronics-map. Used for conductive walls. If it is 1, that means the wall at that location is conducting.
r usually preset to pmap[y][x]
parts[i] the particle that has index i
sim->pv[y/CELL][x/CELL] The pressure at x,y. Pressure is on a 4x4 grid like walls. Is a float(0.0f for 0).
sim->vx[y/CELL][x/CELL] The air velocity in the x direction at x,y. Uses a 4x4 grid like walls. Is a float(0.0f for 0).
sim->vy[y/CELL][x/CELL] The air velocity in the y direction at x,y. Uses a 4x4 grid like walls. Is a float(0.0f for 0).
sim->hv[y/CELL][x/CELL] The ambient heat at x,y. It is on a 4x4 grid like walls and pressure. Is a float(0.0f for 0).
t Current particle type in some places. ex. PT_DUST

### Particle

To get information from a particle, use parts[i].1, where i is the particle index. The index may also be stored as ID(r) instead of i. This is normally used in the update functions for particles. i is the index of the particle that is being updated, and ID(r) is the index of a particle surrounding it that it might react with or modify. To get the type of the particle from the variable r, use TYP(r).

### Particle Information

Variable What it returns
parts[2].type Contains the particle's current type.
parts[2].life Contains the particle's life.
parts[2].ctype Contains the particle's previous type (for example LAVA/SPRK) or the type of particle it is cloning (CLNE/...) usually.
parts[2].x Contains the particle's x coordinate. It is not an integer, it's a float. To get the exact coordinate, add .5 to it before changing it to an int.
parts[2].y Contains the particle's y coordinate. It is not an integer, it's a float. To get the exact coordinate, add .5 to it before changing it to an int.
parts[2].vx Contains the particle's x velocity. It is a float.
parts[2].vy Contains the particle's y velocity. It is a float
parts[2].temp Contains the particle's temperature. It's a float(0.0f for 0K, which is -273.15C). All temps are stored in Kelvins.
parts[2].flags Rarely used; doesn't save.
parts[2].tmp Contains a value which can be used for anything.
parts[2].tmp2 Contains another value.
parts[2].dcolour Contains the particle's decoration color, 32bit ARGB
parts[2].pavg[0] Mainly used for pressure or storing properties of particles inside PIPE
parts[2].pavg[1] Another pavg

1 - use type, ctype, life, temp, tmp, etc.

2 - use either ID(r) or i. See above (Particle) for more info.