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MagzVA
Scratcher
21 posts

Variables.....what are they?

Hi there! Everyone keeps suggesting to use variables for my game that I am trying to make (I am not getting anywhere though) so I just thought that I would ask if someone could tell me what they are? And one more quick question (you don't have to answer both) how do you get a signature after you post something? All mine is right now are smiley faces. Thanks to everyone who will help!

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Kayah
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42 posts

Variables.....what are they?

MagzVA wrote:

Hi there! Everyone keeps suggesting to use variables for my game that I am trying to make (I am not getting anywhere though) so I just thought that I would ask if someone could tell me what they are? And one more quick question (you don't have to answer both) how do you get a signature after you post something? All mine is right now are smiley faces. Thanks to everyone who will help!
1. Variables are basically a piece of code that can change. To change them in scratch you can use these blocks:
set [X v] to [0]

change [X v] by (1)
you can make them words or numbers. In case you want to know how to make them just click “new variable” in the editor. hope this helps.
PS. to make a signature go to the discussion home and click “New signature”

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GadgetAndyMan
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100+ posts

Variables.....what are they?

More information on variables can be found in the Wiki article.

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Photoguy77
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Variables.....what are they?

Variables are basically numbers that we change with code. For example in all games the score displayed is a variable. Then when you need the score to go up you change it with code. For example, if a character in your game is touching the other character you would use code to change the score variable. Below are some useful scripts for variables.
forever
if <touching [character2 v]?>
change [score v] by (1)
end
forever
if <touching [enemy v]?>
change [score v] by (-1)
I hope this helps you understand the uses of variables.

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MagzVA
Scratcher
21 posts

Variables.....what are they?

Thanks! This really helped! (my favorite smile)

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TheSupremeOverLord
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99 posts

Variables.....what are they?

Please read this. A variable basicly just stores the value of something, for example a score.
Just like in math. Cloud variables store the value on a server.

Hope this helped!

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GadgetAndyMan
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Variables.....what are they?

TheSupremeOverLord wrote:

Please read this. A variable basicly just stores the value of something, for example a score.
Just like in math. Cloud variables store the value on a server.

Hope this helped!

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