Having some difficulty with numerical variables

Aug 26, 2015

I downloaded this Game Show template (https://community.articulate.com/download/storyline-game-show-quiz-template?page=1#comment-29672) which is great but I can't seem to get the number variables to work correctly. I modified it so that it has 7 question banks. When you answer a question correctly it is supposed to bank an opportunity to flip a square when you get to the game portion. Some of the questions will bank 1 square flip and some won't, even though the triggers are the same for each correct answer. I did also modify it so that when you answer incorrectly you can just keep going through the questions (and it doesn't automatically bring the user to the game). Anyone have any suggestions?

7 Replies
Walt Hamilton

I haven't had time to look at it very deeply, but here is my first guess.

The correct layers have two methods of moving on to the next slide: a button and a timeline. Only the button adds to CountSquares. If the timeline moves the slide before the contestant clicks the button, they do not get the increment.

I would use one, or the other, but not both. I work in a very user-centric situation, so I favor the button.

Try that and see if it helps.

Christina Kalinowski

Great suggestion, but it unfortunately didn't resolve the issue.

I had also thought that maybe since there is one "bank of tries" (CountSquares) for all 7 question banks that that might be messing things up, but when I tried to create separate ones for each it resulted in letting me flip all of the cards over (i.e. didn't bank the number of correct responses at all).

Walt Hamilton

I didn't look carefully enough. The next question button sometimes jumps to the next slide before incrementing the variable. I went through Software development, and changed the order of the triggers on the Next Question button on each slide so it adds  before it jumps. It seems to work.

If all the squares slides are the same (and I don't know for sure that they are), it seems to me to be a better design to only have one, and the same with the results slide.

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