Scorekeepers & Gamekeepers

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Scorekeepers & Gamekeepers

K.R. Engineering games that are connected to Gaming.SL and have a scoring system as part of their normal gameplay may have optional scorekeepers and gamekeepers included with them. These devices allow you to view the top leaderboards for the game with varying levels of resolution.

Scorekeepers

Scorekeepers display the current top scores for the game. Depending on the game, this may either be low scores (e.g. Aught) or high scores (e.g. Greedy Greedy).

Scorekeepers come in a "low prim" and "high prim" design. They both have exactly the same features, but the low-prim design displays information as floating text. The high-prim design displays information as letters on a prim face.

You can touch either version for an option/admin menu. This menu is only available to the owner of the scorekeeper.

Scorekeeper Option Menu

  • Cancel: This button does nothing except close the menu.
  • Refresh: The scorekeepers will refresh the information they show every 12 hours, or immediately when a nearby game is completed. Using this button, you can force a refresh immediately, whenever you want.
  • Reset: This will reset all information on the scorekeeper. (In practice, at least. What this actually does is causes the scorekeeper to only show games finished after the time you reset it.)
  • Parcel Only: This will narrow the information on the scorekeeper to only showing games that were completed on the same parcel that the scorekeeper occupies. It is based off of the parcel's name, so if there is more than one parcel with the same name in the same region, even if they are not connected, information from both parcels will show up.
  • Regional: This will set the scorekeeper to show information on all games completed in the same region as the scorekeeper, regardless of parcel lines.
  • Unique OFF: By default, the scorekeeper will only show one entry per player, their highest score.
  • Unique ON: This will make the scorekeeper show the "true" top scores for a game, which may include the same player more than once if they occupy multiple slots.
  • Solo OFF: Tells the scorekeeper to ignore games where only 1 player was playing when it was completed.
  • Solo ON: Tells the scorekeeper to show all games, even if only a single player was playing when they were completed.
  • Brand: Although the scorekeepers are modifiable, many people are not comfortable with editing prims. This option allows them to place a logo or other graphic on the scorekeeper without having to use the prim editor interface.
  • One Game: This option allows you to focus the scorekeeper on a specific game table, rather than showing scores for a region or parcel. To use this feature, you will need to provide the scorekeeper with the Gaming.SL ID for the table you wish it to track. This is separate from the game's UUID or "key." The key for your table can be found by pressing the "Key" button in the admin menu, but this is not what the scorekeeper needs. UUIDs (or Keys) in SL change every time you rez the table, which makes it unusable for tracking information about a specific game. Instead, the game is given a permanent and unique ID by Gaming.SL that stays the same between each rez. To find this permanent ID, you can touch the Gaming.SL logo on the table, and choose the "G.SL Info" button.
  • All Games: This reverts the scorekeeper back to showing information for all games on the parcel/region.

Gamekeepers

Gamekeepers display the current top wins for the game. Unlike top scores, these are not specific high scores, but rather cumulative number of wins. In other words, who has won the most number of games.

Like the scorekeepers, gamekeepers come in a "low prim" and "high prim" design. They both have exactly the same features, but the low-prim design displays information as floating text. The high-prim design displays information as letters on a prim face.

You can touch either version for an option/admin menu. This menu is only available to the owner of the gamekeeper.

Gamekeeper Option Menu

  • Cancel: This button does nothing except close the menu.
  • Refresh: The gamekeepers will refresh the information they show every 12 hours, or immediately when a nearby game is completed. Using this button, you can force a refresh immediately, whenever you want.
  • Reset: This will reset all information on the gamekeeper. (In practice, at least. What this actually does is causes the gamekeeper to only show games finished after the time you reset it.)
  • Parcel Only: This will narrow the information on the gamekeeper to only showing games that were completed on the same parcel that the gamekeeper occupies. It is based off of the parcel's name, so if there is more than one parcel with the same name in the same region, even if they are not connected, information from both parcels will show up.
  • Regional: This will set the gamekeeper to show information on all games completed in the same region as the gamekeeper, regardless of parcel lines.
  • Solo OFF: Tells the gamekeeper to ignore games where only 1 player was playing when it was completed.
  • Solo ON: Tells the gamekeeper to show all games, even if only a single player was playing when they were completed.
  • Brand: Although the scorekeepers are modifiable, many people are not comfortable with editing prims. This option allows them to place a logo or other graphic on the gamekeeper without having to use the prim editor interface.
  • One Game: This option allows you to focus the gamekeeper on a specific game table, rather than showing scores for a region or parcel. To use this feature, you will need to provide the gamekeeper with the Gaming.SL ID for the table you wish it to track. This is separate from the game's UUID or "key." The key for your table can be found by pressing the "Key" button in the admin menu, but this is not what the gamekeeper needs. UUIDs (or Keys) in SL change every time you rez the table, which makes it unusable for tracking information about a specific game. Instead, the game is given a permanent and unique ID by Gaming.SL that stays the same between each rez. To find this permanent ID, you can touch the Gaming.SL logo on the table, and choose the "G.SL Info" button.
  • All Games: This reverts the gamekeeper back to showing information for all games on the parcel/region.