Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - helendam

Pages: [1]
Your scripts / Re: (Updated!) Level and Experience system -- V1.6.4
« on: May 09, 2023, 04:27:18 AM »
Here is the new script with some typos corrected, several bugs worked out, and a few things just tidied up.

Thank you D MAS for bringing the corrected issues to my attention. I found a few more issues that bugged me while I was reworking this script so those fixes are in here as well. For instance, once you reach the maximum level, the game will record your experience as being maxed out rather than recording it as 0. It could be improved more but for now I think it will work for most people's purposes.

Code: [Select]
-- LEVEL (LVL) and EXPERIENCE (EXP) counters shown on the game screen.

-- LVL AND EXP  version 1.6
-- from a script (for rupees) by christopho
-- Modified by froGgy for a Zelda-like (ZL) project.
-- v 1.0:  First version posted. It is just a draft.
-- Modified by Kamigousu on 18/07/19.
-- v 1.6:  Updated for use with Solarus 1.6; basic with lots of potential, mostly just froggy77's original draft.
--Modified by D MAS and Kamigousu on 16/01/21.
--v 1.6.4: Updated for clarity and ease of use.

--Additional code and notes are included at the bottom for convenience. Please read them before continuing.

local lvl_and_exp = {}

function lvl_and_exp:new(game)

  local object = {}
  setmetatable(object, self)
  self.__index = self


  return object

function lvl_and_exp:initialize(game) = game
  self.surface = sol.surface.create(112, 24)
  self.digits_text_for_lvl = sol.text_surface.create{
    font = "green_digits",
    horizontal_alignment = "left",
  self.digits_text_for_exp = sol.text_surface.create{
    font = "white_digits",
    horizontal_alignment = "left",
  self.digits_text_for_exp_to_levelup = sol.text_surface.create{
    font = "white_digits",
    horizontal_alignment = "left",

  --Set the initial level and experience to 1 and 0 respectively,
  --if they are not all ready set.
  if not or == 0 then end
  if not then end
  self.lvl_icon_img = sol.surface.create("hud/lvl_and_exp_icon.png")
  self.exp_icon_img = sol.surface.create("hud/lvl_and_exp_icon.png")
  self.slash_icon_img = sol.surface.create("hud/lvl_and_exp_icon.png")
  self.current_lvl_displayed =
  self.current_exp_displayed =
  self.current_exp_displayed_length = string.len(self.current_exp_displayed)

  --Here are two options for setting up the exp_to_levelup table.
  --By default, option 2 is enabled.

  --The first will set up a very basic level up table that requires you
  --to fill in all the fields for each level up. You may stop at whatever
  --level you wish; that level will be the max level. That code is as follows:

  --self.t_exp_to_levelup = {100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800}
  --self.max_level = #self.t_exp_to_levelup


  --The second will set up a basic level up table that will fill in the experience
  --required for each level based on the total number of levels you would like.
  --This requires you to define the max level yourself and input the experience
  --required to level up to level 2 into the exp_to_levelup table.

  self.max_level = 20
  self.t_exp_to_levelup = {150}
  for key, value in ipairs(self.t_exp_to_levelup) do
    local next_key = key + 1
    if next_key <= self.max_level - 1 then
      self.t_exp_to_levelup[next_key] = math.ceil((self.t_exp_to_levelup[1] * next_key) + ((value * next_key) / 100))
      --Uncomment the print lines below to see the level and required experience to levelup in the console.


--Whenenever a game over is completed, the timer for this counter
--must be restarted.
function lvl_and_exp:on_started()

function lvl_and_exp:check()

  local need_rebuild = false
  local current_level =
  local current_exp =
  local exp_to_levelup = self.t_exp_to_levelup[current_level]
  if exp_to_levelup == nil then
self.current_exp_displayed = self.t_exp_to_levelup[self.max_level - 1]
self.current_exp_displayed_length = string.len(self.current_exp_displayed)
   exp_to_levelup = self.t_exp_to_levelup[self.max_level - 1]
  local difference = 0

-- Current LVL.
if current_level <= self.max_level then
  if current_level ~= self.current_lvl_displayed then
  need_rebuild = true
  local increment
  if current_level > self.current_lvl_displayed then
    increment = 1
    increment = -1
  self.current_lvl_displayed = self.current_lvl_displayed + increment
  -- Play a sound if we have just reached the final value.
  if self.current_lvl_displayed == current_level then
    if increment == 1 then"victory")"treasure")

-- Current XP.
if current_level <= self.max_level - 1 then
  if current_exp ~= self.current_exp_displayed then
need_rebuild = true
local increment
    local difference = math.abs(current_exp - self.current_exp_displayed)
  if current_exp > self.current_exp_displayed then
        if difference >= 1000 then
      increment = 321
        elseif difference>= 100 then
          increment = 32
        else if difference >= 10 then
          increment = 3
          increment = 1
        if difference >= 1000 then
      increment = -321
        elseif difference >= 100 then
          increment = -32
        else if difference >= 10 then
          increment = -3
          increment = -1
  self.current_exp_displayed = self.current_exp_displayed + increment
  self.current_exp_displayed_length = string.len(self.current_exp_displayed)

-- Level up
  if self.current_exp_displayed >= exp_to_levelup then
      if ~= self.max_level then
    difference = current_exp - exp_to_levelup"current_exp", difference)
    current_exp ="current_exp")
    self.current_exp_displayed = 0
    self.current_exp_displayed_length = string.len(self.current_exp_displayed)

  -- Redraw the surface only if something has changed.
  if need_rebuild then

  -- Schedule the next check.
  local timer = sol.timer.start(, 10, function()

function lvl_and_exp:rebuild_surface()


  -- LVL (icon).
  self.lvl_icon_img:draw_region(0, 0, 12, 12, self.surface)

  -- XP (icon).
  self.exp_icon_img:draw_region(12, 0, 12, 12, self.surface, 27, 0)
  -- SLASH (icon).
  self.slash_icon_img:draw_region(24, 0, 8, 12, self.surface, 40 + (8 * self.current_exp_displayed_length), 4)

    -- Current LVL (counter).
  if self.current_lvl_displayed == self.max_level then
  self.digits_text_for_lvl:draw(self.surface, 12, 6)
  -- Current XP (counter).
  if self.current_lvl_displayed < self.max_level then
  self.digits_text_for_exp_to_levelup:set_text(self.t_exp_to_levelup[self.max_level - 1])
  self.digits_text_for_exp:draw(self.surface, 40, 6)
  self.digits_text_for_exp_to_levelup:draw(self.surface, 48 + (8 * self.current_exp_displayed_length), 12)

function lvl_and_exp:set_dst_position(x, y)
  self.dst_x = x
  self.dst_y = y

function lvl_and_exp:on_draw(dst_surface)

  local x, y = self.dst_x, self.dst_y
  local width, height = dst_surface:get_size()
  if x < 0 then
    x = width + x
  if y < 0 then
    y = height + y

  self.surface:draw(dst_surface, x, y)

return lvl_and_exp

--[[********************************NOTES and CODE********************************

This script assumes you have the green and white digits fonts from the ALttP resource pack.
It also assumes you have the "victory", "treasure", "switch", and "hero_falls" sounds from that resource pack.
You may change these in the script to customise the sounds and digits for your game.

You must have a file named lvl_and_exp_icon.png in the sprites/hud folder or you must change the file name in this script to correspond with your own custom file.
If you use the file provided in the top comment on the forum page for this script (,1362.msg8050.html#msg8050)
then you will not need to modify the script. If you use your own custom file, you will, more likely than not, need to modify this script at lines 178, 181, and 184
to draw the new image properly.
You DO NOT need to create sprites for this script to run. You only need to have the png image named correctly and in the proper folder.

The following must be put into your hud_config script, in the table with the rest of your hud elements;
unless you are putting the exp and lvl display in an inventory screen or some other menu, in which case you will have to require it in the proper lua file.

  --Level and Experience Counter
    menu_script = ("scripts/hud/lvl_and_exp"),
    x = 210,    --X and Y can be changed to wherever you would like the exp counter displayed.
    y = 16,

You must also add the functions game:get_level/exp(), set_level/exp(), and add_level/exp() to your game. 
In a seperate file named game.lua (or wherever you have a game metatable available) add the following:

--The line below can be omitted if you are putting the following function in a file with the metatable all ready defined.
local game_meta = sol.main.get_metatable("game")

function game_meta:get_level()
  return self:get_value("current_level")

function game_meta:set_level(level)
  return self:set_value("current_level", level)

function game_meta:add_level(level)
  local level = level
  local c_level = self:get_level()
  local level_up = c_level + level
  return self:set_value("current_level", level_up)

function game_meta:get_exp()
  return self:get_value("current_exp")

function game_meta:set_exp(exp)
  return self:set_value("current_exp", exp)

function game_meta:add_exp(exp)
  local exp = exp
  local c_exp = self:get_exp()
  local exp_up = c_exp + exp
  return self:set_value("current_exp", exp_up)

If you are using the standard features.lua script, it is recommended to require the file that holds the code above in that script.

I did not change the placement or spacing for the level and experience text but those changes are documented in the script posted by D MAS. Also, I feel that aesthetic choices like that are best left up to the developer using the system. The script here is meant to be easily mutable.

Please feel free to reply with comments or questions or come to the discord to ask/comment. The image file for the icons can still be found in the top comment of this thread or you can use D MAS' file (see comment above) that they were kind enough to share.

Thanks again Froggy77 and D MAS!

EDIT: Added a few more features like pausing with the map and adjusted spacing for the exp and separating slash. It also now counts up exp fasterbackrooms game if there is a large amount of experience to add. Thank you Max for providing a nice example of how to do that; my initial idea was a tad backwards.

EDIT2:  Small fix to the increment portion of the check function.
Thanks for sharing

Pages: [1]