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Stop Spawing???

drewshakdrewshak Posts: 2Member
edited July 2014 in Help Wanted

I am making a game where actors and spawning from the sky and falling down and for each actor caught the player gets 25 points. How do I make it so that after the player receives 500 points the spawner stops spawning, so I could add another spawner and increase the time so that the actors could fall faster. I used the tutorial by TshirtBooth to spawn my actors if that help, cause if u look at his spawn codes, mine are the exactly the same. ( "")

THANKS SO MUCH!

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  • jigglybeanjigglybean Posts: 1,584Member

    You will need an change attribute so when the points = 500, turn the spawner off.

    I dont have time to watch the video, but if you are using a timer to spawn, the change attribute can be set timer to zero.
    Or, you can make a boolean on the spawner set to true (so it can spawn) and then change attribute when 500 points reached set spawner to false.

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  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    edited July 2014

    Rule: when points < 500: do your spawning.

  • drewshakdrewshak Posts: 2Member

    @jigglybean said:
    Or, you can make a boolean on the spawner set to true (so it can spawn) and then change attribute when 500 points reached set spawner to false.

    HOW DO I DO THIS???!! lol I'm not sure how to code this. If u can show me or find me a turorial that has this, that would be awesome!!!

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    edited July 2014

    I've never really understood the need to convert one event to another event to check to see if the first event happened ?

    For example, you want something to happen when a value passes 100, so you set up an attribute that checks whether this value has passed 100, and if it does pass 100 you make a change to that attribute (like a boolean going between true / false), and your rule is then triggered by this change in the attribute.

    I always think why not simply have the value passing 100 trigger the rule ?

    You see a lot of this one attribute triggering another attribute, I often think a lot of code is overly complex for what it achieves, maybe it's just a personal preference, I'm honestly just too lazy to wade through pages of attributes and dense rules when you can do the same thing with a couple of rules. :)

    Personally I'd just wrap your spawner in a rule that says 'when points < 500', but like I say maybe that's just my personal preference, the other method (passing one attribute over to a second attribute and checking that instead of the first) will work just fine too.

  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member

    @Socks said:
    I've never really understood the need to convert one event to another event to check to see if the first event happened ?

    For example, you want something to happen when a value passes 100, so you set up an attribute that checks whether this value has passed 100, and if it does pass 100 you make a change to that attribute (like a boolean going between true / false), and your rule is then triggered by this change in the attribute.

    I always think why not simply have the value passing 100 trigger the rule ?

    You see a lot of this one attribute triggering another attribute, I often think a lot of code is overly complex for what it achieves, maybe it's just a personal preference, I'm honestly just too lazy to wade through pages of attributes and dense rules when you can do the same thing with a couple of rules. :)

    Personally I'd just wrap your spawner in a rule that says 'when points < 500', but like I say maybe that's just my personal preference, the other method (passing one attribute over to a second attribute and checking that instead of the first) will work just fine too.

    Yup, simpler is always better :)

  • drewshakdrewshak Posts: 2Member

    Is there any other ways of doing this??? Can anyone provide pictures or step by step instructions please? I just need this code to complete my game!!!!

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