How many variables can a game hold?


#1

Hello I was trying to search the “ChoiceScript Help” section, but I could not find an answer to my question. I was just wondering on what is the limit of variables? How many variables can a game hold? Sorry I’ve tried to search, but I can’t find any answer to this? Also might I add how many achievement points can we grant for a game?

Thanks.


#2

I guess as many variables as you wish.


#3

Oh? Well okay then. It was just something that was bugging me and I wonder if the game had too many vars then the game would crash? Or would it load slower? It was never mentioned anywhere so my curiosity is piqued.


#4

It may affect the load time of the game, but Choicescript can handle hundreds, if not thousands, of variables.


#5

tin star, the largest game developed using choicescript, has a good 829 global variables, and probably more temp variables. based on this, yeah, one most likely could create thousands if one wanted to! but, that said, it’s a good idea to keep your variables in check, and make sure you aren’t making more than you need to.


#6

@JimD okay thank you.

@OfficerRattlesnake Right, tin star does have a large amount of variables. Keeping track of all those variables would be a nightmare if done incorrectly.

Thank you all for your answers.