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Exclamation creating/using a timer... HELP - 11-27-2011, 11:18 PM

i am using Alice 2.2, and i'm trying to create a hidden object game with a timer...

Problems:
1. i don't have a timer
2. i have no idea about how to program said timer...
3. the project is due this friday 12/2/11
4. Please... HELP ME!
   
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Default 11-27-2011, 11:29 PM

Make a number variable that decrements by 1 every second. When it reaches 0, make a method something to the effect of 'A Winner is You' or something.
   
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Default 11-27-2011, 11:52 PM

but what if i want to have i timer on screen too? how do i make the numbers count down?
   
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Default 11-28-2011, 01:05 AM

Use a 3D Text.
Set the 3D Text "Text" parameter to the timer number variable As a String.
The As a String function can be found on World as "[What] as a string"
   
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Talking 11-28-2011, 11:58 AM

thank you... that makes things a lot easier


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Default 11-28-2011, 05:49 PM

Here's a link to a video tutorial that demonstrates how to create a countdown timer, with seconds and minutes using 3D text. It could easily be extended with hours if you want to go really crazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXyEgqU1q1w


For video tutorials on programming in Alice 2.2 check out my YouTube channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/drdave785

Also check out my Programming in Alice blog at

http://programminginalice.com
   
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