here's the error that I can't seem to get rid of.
FATAL ERROR in action number 1 of Step Event0 for object side2_obj3:
Variable side2_obj3.sidePick2(100004, -2147483648) not set before reading it. at gml_Object_side2_obj3_StepNormalEvent_1 (line 1) - if (sidePick2 == 1)
this object is inheriting from an object that holds the variables sidePick1 and sidePick2. I stripped the level down to just the object to see if this was being caused by a code collision and the issue seems to be persisting.
I gave tried calling the following function
And it didn't work