Waypoints are like bookmarks on a map - they address a certain cell. They have multiple uses:
- The Waypoints numbered 0 - 7 are used as starting points for each of the 8 possible players.
- The [Basic]→ use waypoints to determine where the screen should be focused in a map at startup.
- Most Map Events and Map Actions make use of them.
- Most map elements use them as well.
In each of the classic C&C games and their expansion packs, the [Waypoints] section in a map takes the following format:
|The Index of this waypoint. Unlike lists such as [InfantryTypes], the index does matter - the game allocates space for a limited number of Waypoints and will interpret Index as the number of the waypoint in that space.|
|The number containing the coordinates of the cell. It is interpreted as Y * Coefficient + X, with Coefficient having the value of|
Not all of the features using Waypoints refer to them by their Index. Some of them use letters for this purpose. To convert an Index to a lettered reference, you need to divide the Index by 26 and then convert the result - 1 and the remainder values to letters A-Z and concatenate them (skip the first value if result is 0). Waypoint #0 is A, Waypoint #25 is Z, #26 is AA and so on. Or you can look at your favourite spreadsheet's column numbering, it uses the same principle.