Can you hide a variable?

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Can you hide a variable?

Postby Hulkman508 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:00 am

What I'm trying to do is have an inventory limit. Whenever you pick up an item it increases the numeric variable "inventory" by 1, and when you drop/lose it decreases by 1. What I dont want however is the variable inventory actually showing, because I feel it shouldn't be there and I already have quite a few variables in my game (health, mana, skills etc) so I am trying to reduce, variable clutter.

If this isn't possible are there any other suggestions at how I could go about this? Thanks :)
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Re: Can you hide a variable?

Postby Alex » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:28 am

Just use a normal variable - it doesn't have to be a status variable, so just remove it from the status variables list.

It will still work normally, it just won't be displayed any more.

It might be a good idea to ensure that you set it to an initial value in your game start script though (use the "set a numeric variable" script command).
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Re: Can you hide a variable?

Postby Hulkman508 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:35 am

Thanks for relpying. I was under the impression that all variables had to be status variables. This will tidy up my game in terms of variables.
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