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    Exclamation Score Limit (Dynamic Text Field)

    I have a dynamic text field that tracks score, I don't want it going above 2,500,000 (2.5 million) = 25000000.
    Is there any way to set a limit so when it reaches 25000000, even if score gets added to it that would put it thousands over the limit, to stop it or take it back to 25000000?

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    Hi,

    Maybe something along the lines of
    PHP Code:
    var maxScore:Number 2500000;
    if (
    score >= maxScore)
    {
        
    score maxScore;


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    Doesn't seem to be working... Had a quick mess with the code trying different names and placements etc, didn't get it to work.

    Oh, I'm working with AS2 by the by... Forgot to put that when I launched this thread because I was tired, sorry!
    Last edited by X864; 08-21-2014 at 11:05 PM.

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    Hi,

    That is AS2 , try showing some code or attaching your *.fla

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitbeard View Post
    Hi,

    That is AS2 , try showing some code or attaching your *.fla
    Well, I have a score counter with the var "score" (no instance name), and I have it go to 0 at the start of each new game with the command line "_root.score = _root.score = 0" (it has the _root.'s because it is reset via a movie clip). Then throughout the game I add to it with a command triggered by buttons and the like with "_root.score = _root.score +450" etc. Can't really attach the fla. as the counter is in a large and complex game. I could strip it out and put it in a blank fla file, but I do feel this is a bit unnecessary really when all we're working with here is a dynamic text field and a button which adds score. I just want it so it can't add score above 25000000, and it has to be that specific maximum number, I know it sounds high but there's no other way.

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    Hi,

    However you have your game set up or whenever you add or subtract score, try calling a function


    somethihg like so
    PHP Code:
    score += intended score;
    doScore();

    var 
    maxScore:Number 2500000;
    function 
    doScore()
    {
        if (
    score >= maxScore)
        {
           
    score maxScore;
        }


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    Alright I'll have a play around with this, sorry it took me so long to get back to you and confirm it as having not worked or having worked. Just a bit busy these days. I'll be testing it tomorrow, and you'll get a mention if it works, of course! Because this is quite a vital element in the score engine.

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    Hi,

    It will work if you use it in the correct pace, I find it hard to comprehend that if you have an already large and complex game that you are unable to achieve this.

    if you still have problems try attaching a mock version of what it is you wish to achieve so we can correct it for you

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    Hi,

    Example
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitbeard View Post
    Hi,

    Example
    That's an amazing example, I still haven't gotten around to perfecting the score system, so I'm not sure if I can get it working yet, but that fla. file is sadly incompatible with my Flash 8 version, I'm guessing that's a CS4 or above fla. So I can't see the code you used :C
    As long as it's possible it should be okay, though! Thanks for your support.

    The reason why I can't do this sort of thing is because of the nature of the game, which is mostly movie clip driven and button driven. I'm not a coder, I'm a graphical person, this game is highly graphical and very tangible on the stage, and clicky, not so much codey.

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    Hi,

    It was CS5, as low as I can save

    Basically with a button and two text fields, the names are in the code

    PHP Code:
    var maxScore:Number 2500000;
    var 
    scoreCapped:Number 0;
    var 
    scoreNormal:Number 0;

    var 
    scoreToAdd:Number 258023;// just a random number

    addButton.onPress = function()
    {
        
    scoreCapped += scoreToAdd;
        
    scoreNormal += scoreToAdd;
        
    doScore();
    };

    function 
    doScore()
    {
        if (
    scoreCapped >= maxScore)
        {
            
    scoreCapped maxScore;
            
    trace("Maximum score reached");
        }
        
    scoreTextCapped.text String(scoreCapped);
        
    scoreTextNormal.text String(scoreNormal);


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