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Chazprime
09-25-2012, 11:58 AM
One of my favorite new tools is the text tool, and I began using it for some custom HUD work and found a couple of cool uses for it. As a lot of you already know, the text tool can be used to display the output of an analogue signal, but it isn't limited to a max or 1 or 100%, it actually accepts values up to 1 million.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8022921474_bab93d0bdd_z.jpg

Combine that with the handy new player tweak in the score sensor, and we can capture P1's score up to a million points and display it. (the score sensor can actually go higher than 1 million, but the note won't be able to display it.)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/8022920149_f829aee18a_z.jpg

From there it's a simple matter to detect which player is winning and also by how much :)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/8022921392_c7acc4a43c_z.jpg

pivottt
09-25-2012, 12:26 PM
My health meter toolkit now sounds twice as interesting.

ChrisF2112
10-10-2012, 12:00 AM
And did you realize that notes when hooked up to score sensors can display above their maximum number you set? So, if you set the note to 100 then hook it up to a score sensor the note will display the score over 100. This is an interesting, because it does not seem as though anything else can display this sort of behavior with the note.

Wolffy123
10-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Now, is it possible to SAVE your score with a memorizer, and through a level link, display a score with a note?

Wait.. The game automatically transfers your score through level links... Nevermind.

/facekeyboard

ChrisF2112
10-18-2012, 04:19 AM
Now, is it possible to SAVE your score with a memorizer, and through a level link, display a score with a note?

Wait.. The game automatically transfers your score through level links... Nevermind.

/facekeyboard

Well, yes. But as you said, it is automatic. However, you could transfer several different scores and display each one separately. In that case, it would be worthwhile to do something like that. That is basically what I do to save the score for each song in my Rock Band level.