How to Set the Score to Checkpoints in Platformer ( Difficulty: 🟦 or 1/10)

Note: This is my first guide so don’t criticize too hard. I don’t have season ticket so there will be missing images.

Welcome!

As in the title, you will learn how to set the leaderboard score to checkpoints (yeah… it only works with platformer).
Guide:

Devices

You will need

  • Property x1
  • Counter x1
  • Checkpoints x Your Choice
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Score Settings

Set the Score type to “property.”
Set the property to your property.
Set the Score name to whatever you want.

Property Set Up

Set your property name and set the property type to number.
Set the default value to 0 (or 1 if you cout the start as a checkpoint.)
Set the scope to player.

Counter Set Up

Set the starting value of the counter to the same default value you set your property to.
Set the count scope to player.

Next go to the properties tab.
Set update property to “Yes.”
Make sure to set the property to update to the Checkpoints property.
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Just in case set the target value to “No.”

Wires

Connect wires from the checkpoint to the counter (checkpoint activated → increment counter). You can use channels if you want to but wires are easier in general. If you can connect the wires before placing down the checkpoint where you want it to be. That way you don’t have to waste time walking there and back. ~Sorry No Image~

This method can be used as a substitute method for platformer leaderboard scoring. A lot of people want to use height as their score, like DLD, but that means you have to place a BUNCH of zones - at the moment - and it takes a lot more memory. I really hope this helps some of you guys!

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BTW There is only up to 5/10 because there is no way it’s harder than that.

Special thx to @AllFather_ofDeath for bringing this up and giving me an idea for my first guide!

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Oooh, interesting! That’s cool!

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even without platformer you can still add pics of the device settings as this system does not require platformer to work

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I did Edit: just not the wires

Stache-mazing! :star2:
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gasp I am stealing this idea right now

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Wow this guide got a stache approval, impressive. Bump

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I kinda need to fix it though. You see… i was dum and dint know checkpoints existed in top down…

Yep, we all make those mistakes. Let’s not talk about how I thought the spawn pads weren’t working in my game but turns out they were set for pre-game spawn

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