Help with highscore

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by drf1229, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular


    For my next app update I want to add a highscore. The code bit I have for saving the score is as follows:
    NSArray *paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains
    		(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, YES);
    		NSString *documentsDirectory = [paths objectAtIndex:0];
    		NSString *fullFileName = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@/highscore", documentsDirectory];
    		NSMutableArray *array = [[NSMutableArray alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:fullFileName];
    		NSString *score=[array objectAtIndex:0];
    		[time2 setText:score];
    		int score2=[[time2 text] intValue];
    		if (points>score2){
    //Points is the 
    //amount of points 
    //just scored			
    NSMutableArray *array2=array;
    			[array2 removeObjectAtIndex:0];
    			[array2 insertObject:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%i",points] atIndex:0];
    			printf("High score beat! New score is:%i Old score was:%i",points,score2);
    			[array2 writeToFile:fullFileName atomically:NO];
    For some odd reason score2 always returns 0, yet [time2 text] is the correct score. I am completely baffled. Am I misusing "intvalue"? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Edit: I recently looked at the NSString class reference provided by apple, and it said intvalue "Returns 0 if the receiver doesn’t begin with a valid decimal text representation of a number". I think this means that if the string doesn't start with a number it won't work, but that doesn't make sense because the value I wrote to the file does start with a number.
  2. macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

    I don't have an iPhone but that looks like an awesome start! Get this done and make a Paid app and make some money! : )
  3. macrumors regular


    Thanks. I just need to solve this one problem
  4. macrumors regular

    I can't remember if i had an issue with this or not. Is it possible there is extra whitespace in the stored string. I cant remember if it automatically trims it or if this could cause an issue.

    You might want to look into extra white space causing an issue.
  5. macrumors regular


    Oh I see I fixed it thanks!
  6. macrumors 6502a

    I really would like to see more folks post their final solutions rather than this type of end response.
  7. macrumors regular


    Ok... I put an if statement to make sure that the file I was reading wasn't blank:

    NSArray *paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains
    	(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, YES);
    	NSString *documentsDirectory = [paths objectAtIndex:0];
    	NSString *fullFileName = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@/practice", documentsDirectory];
    	NSMutableArray *array = [[NSMutableArray alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:fullFileName];
    if([array objectAtIndex:0]!=0){
    //Read from the file
    //Write default data to the file

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