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# How can we make the script save forever?

How do we make a script save for every time for example: Just like in tycoon we get money we upgrade and when we leave the server and join back later. we want the tycoon to be saved. we don't want to restart again we want to have our data saved. But i don't really understand how to do so can someone explain how we can make a save script that saves things when we join a new server.

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This requires DataStoreService, why not a BoolValue that turns true for every stage you buy? For example, when the player touches a button. The script from that button turns the BoolValue into true so when they left, the server will check the BoolValues and their progress is saved. cherrythetree 68 — 1mo
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ok thanks i will check it. mastercheeseit 58 — 1mo

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It saves a script to the stringvalue, so it saves script forever.

    local SaveScriptForever = Instance.new("StringValue")
SaveScriptForever.Name = "SaveScriptForever"
SaveScriptForever.Value = "a"
SaveScriptForever.Parent = game.ServerStorage
scriptpathyouwanttosaveforever.Source = SaveScriptForever.Value

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imKirda 1233
1 month ago
Edited 1 month ago

You will have to use DataStoreService, it saves the data to the cloud.

Here is a little example of how to save data into the data store, i haven't tested it but what it does is that it takes all values from a specific folder (that you can select) and gets their names and then saves them into a table. Whenever a player joins, you should create a folder for him and whenever he buys a structure, create instance which will have the structure's name and put it into the folder (no matter what instance). Then when he joins back it should return the table with saved structure's strings and all you have to do then is just to check if player has the structure by it's name. Again i haven't tested it but if you will have any errors there you can ask.

local DataStoreService = game:GetService("DataStoreService")
local Players = game:GetService("Players")

local DataStore = DataStoreService:GetDataStore("YOUR_DATA_STORE_NAME")

local function SaveData(Player)
if Player then

local OwnedStructuresFolder = Player:FindFirstChild("OwnedStructuresFolder") -- Finds the structures folder

if OwnedStructuresFolder then
local OwnedStructuresToSave = {} -- Table in which we will save the strings

for _, OwnedStructure in pairs(OwnedStructuresFolder:GetChildren()) do  -- For every single value in the folder do (_ is variable for index but we won't need it)

table.insert(OwnedStructuresToSave, OwnedStructure.Name) -- Inserts the structure into the table
end

local SaveKey = Player.UserId.."-OwnedStructures" -- You must save the data into key in the data store
pcall(function()    -- Pcalls are often used when saving data, you can read more about them in the Roblox wiki
DataStore:SetAsync(SaveKey, OwnedStructuresToSave) -- Saves the data into data store
end)
end
end
end

if Player then

local OwnedStructuresFolder = Player:FindFirstChild("OwnedStructuresFolder")
local RestoredData = {} -- Table in which restored data will go
local SaveKey = Player.UserId.."-OwnedStructures"

local Success = pcall(function()
RestoredData = DataStore:GetAsync(SaveKey)
end)

if Success then -- Success means that there were no errors while getting data
if RestoredData then -- If it finds any data stored (If player joins for the first time there is not data stored)

for _, StructureName in pairs(RestoredData) do -- For every single structure stored it will do

local RestoredValue = Instance.new("StringValue")   -- Does not matter which instance
RestoredValue.Name = StructureName -- It sets the value's name to the saved structure name
RestoredValue.Parent = OwnedStructuresFolder
end
end
end
end
end

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Hey! By what you are saying, you need to learn about the DataStoreService. Also, you will need to know how to make a leaderboard, and if you dont, you should learn that. Here is an example script, put this in ServerScriptService

-- Services
local Players = game.Players
local DataStoreService = game:GetService("DataStoreService")

-- Data Store
local PlayerData = DataStoreService:GetDataStore("PlayerData")

-- Cash
local Cash = Instance.new("IntValue")
Cash.Name = "Cash"

local Data
-- Gets Data
local Success,Error = pcall(function()
Data = PlayerData:GetAsync(Player.UserId .. "-cash")
end)
if Success then
-- Sets the cash value to the data
Cash.Value = Data
else
warn(Error)
end
end)
-- Saving Data
Players.PlayerRemoving:Connect(function(Player)
local Success,Error = pcall(function()
end)
if not Success then
warn(Error)
end
end)


To test this, just try and change the players cash in-game, and leave, then join back in. If you need help with this, put the following code in a script with its parent being a part, and touch the part

local Part = script.Parent
local debounce = false

Part.Touched:Connect(function(hit)
local Player = game.Players:GetPlayerFromCharacter(hit.Parent)
if Player then
debounce = true