Ok, I am pretty new to Unity free. So far, I am really liking the whole editor, it is pretty easy to use and understand. One of my favorite features would have to be, definitely, being able to expose variables in the editor!
I am curious, is there some kind of way to create "Global Variables", that can be read and edited from absolutely anywhere in Unity? A value available in all scenes? Maybe I want to save the player's score.
Talking about saving, is there a tutorial about saving in Unity? Like, save variables values and then read them back later?
asked Nov 21 '10 at 05:52 PM
You can try using public static. Just attach them to the script and call them with the script's name. Then attach the script to a GameObject that can persist throughout all levels.
something like this.
static var myVar:int = 10;
In all other scripts you can call it in this manner: AppConfig.myVar
To allow it to persist in all scenes apply this on the GameObject the script is attached to:
Any public variable can be accessed from any object; see here. It's generally best not to use static variables unless you have a reason for it, since they have certain limitations (see the 6th post in this topic for a discussion of these), although a player's score is probably a good candidate. Only one scene at a time can be loaded, but you can use DontDestroyOnLoad in order to persist manager scripts across scenes. You can save and load variables using PlayerPrefs.
answered Nov 21 '10 at 06:12 PM