Need to make a scoreboard

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kill_the_Bug, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    Hi,

    Taking a break from my B2 version, so I thought I would finish off my orange ball fight map - for more of a final release candidate.

    Each team has seven balls to sink in their hole - I'd like the scoreboard to start off at 7 and each time a ball goes in the hole - 1 gets taken off the scoreboard.

    The map is a mayhem map when 32 on it and I wanted players to know how many balls left to win the round.

    Problem is I have no idea how to do this. The map works great I just can't figure out how to get a system working right to do the scoreboard thing.
     
  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Probably need to set it up so that when the ball is shot into a hole it triggers a math_counter that changes some kind of dynamic prop or brush. There is probably an easier way
     
  3. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    do you mean a scoreboard on the HUD, or in the actual map. I ask because I can think of a few ways to do one in the actual map.

    A dynamic brush might do the trick

    I would suggest having bars, eventually filling up a meter.

    assuming you have the actual scoring working, it would be a (comparatively) simple logic puzzle to work everything together. I'm terrible at entities, it would probably take a bit of fooling around to get it to work. I assume that it's just a matter of when each point is taken against the team, then you just enable the next bar.
     
  4. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    Hud or Brush? Not sure, both would work I guess but I think that the brush would be better - if people were spectating seeing a scoreboard in game would probably be better. In game would also add into the intensity of the match. Seeing that you had 3 balls to go and the other team only had 1 would definitely pump up the tension.

    Would the vmf help you out to see how it's currently coded?
     
  5. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    as nice as that is for you to offer

    A) I would have no idea WTF I was doing (ok, I might be able to get it in 24 hours worth of work)
    B) I will have no access to hammer until Christmas-time

    Sorry about that, but you'll have to get somebody else, or figure it out on your own! I bet you could do it better than I could, I just have ideas, I NEVER can follow through with things, Finish it, don't let the entities win!

    above all, good luck!