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How to make scoreboards - A Minecraft Tutorial!

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TheBoo
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Steve
Introduction



Announcement: update for 1.7 is in the works, but as I travel away for a week it will not be done for a while.

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new tutorial by me, TheBoo. Today I will be showing you guys how to use the /scoreboard command added in 1.5. Now what is that feature really about? Well, using it you can create various scoreboards at your screen to display various info about yourself. Now on with the tutorial!

Basic Scoreboards



There are many different scoreboards added into the game. The first part of this tutorial is to explain the very basics, the kill count and the health count.
Kills scoreboard:

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That'll give us a nice scoreboard for how many kills you have,including mob kills. The sidebar word is what is called the Slot variable. There are3 different slots: sidebar, list and belowname. More on that later. The objective we entered, totalKillCount, is called theCriteria.

Note: The scoreboards won't display anything if you haven't killed any mobs yet.

Alternate version:
If you are a PVP-er, and you want toremove your mob kill countand justdisplay the player killcount, writeplayerKillCountinstead of totalKillCount.

Displaying a objective next to your name



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NOTE: Belowname has changed from "belowname" to "belowName".

See? That wasn't hard. Let's go over some advanced things.

Team Scoreboards



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See? That wasn't too hard.


Configuarating your team


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Ways of using teams



There are many, many ways of utilizing the scoreboards function. To name a few, you can user it for PVP teams or even use it for server ranks. Yes, with the scoreboards function, every member will have a shared colored nametag, if you configurate it that way. If you use the scoreboards function correctly, you can set up a vanilla staff rankon your server with a nametag of a specific color for that rank.

Using the lists slot



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List of Criterias to display in a scoreboard



There are many criterias to display in a scoreboard. I will go over the most common ones. The ID tag is the id used in the command.
- Dummy: ID = "dummy". The value of this objective is only changed by commands, see the Minecraft Wiki for more info.
- Deaths: ID = "deathCount". Displays how many times you've died.
- Player kills: ID = "playerKillCount". Displays how many times you've killed a player.
- Total Kills: ID = "totalKillCount". Displays how many times you've killed a living entity, mob or player.
- Health: ID = "health". Displays your current health.

Using teams with Command Blocks




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Advanced Tutorials


The previous ones were too easy? Well, there is lots of more to scoreboards that first meet the eye. Here is some more stuff you can do.

Further use of command blocks



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Conclusion:


In this blog I've teached you how to make your own scoreboards. Please note that I covered some of the features, the full list is available here. This blog took quite a while to make, with all the screenshots and stuff, so I would reallyappreciate a diamond, or even a subscribtion.


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Tags:Tutorial, Scoreboards, Theboo, Tut, Scoreboard, Score, Board, Minecraft 15, Basic, Kills, Variables, Teams, Planet Minecraft, Die, Bye, Server, Vanilla Ranks
Credit:Minecraft Wiki

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Update #4 : 08/10/2013 1:52:25 pm8/10/13

Added a new tutorial on how to use the testfor command in command blocks, as requested by many users.

Update #3 : 06/24/2013 1:18:56 pm6/24/13

Added tutorial on how to use scoreboards in command blocks, as well as added a demonstration video of the finished product.

Update #2 : 03/24/2013 1:04:39 pm3/24/13

Updated with section on how to use the lists slot.

Update #1 : 03/24/2013 6:52:52 am3/24/13

Added configurating your team section.

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Ender_Foo
Level 1
New Miner
April 18, 2014, 12:10 pm

i set this all up on my server thanks to this! Diamond to you.

creepershurt1995
Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
April 12, 2014, 10:07 am

How do you type like "Minecrafty"?

MCTristan101
Level 1
New Explorer
April 10, 2014, 10:50 am

This was so epic!! I did this on my Minecraft realm!! Thank you!! :)

winterpaw
Level 1
New Miner
April 10, 2014, 9:33 am

THANKS A WHOLE LOT. this will be great for my COD2 Nuketown zombie's map. 1 question can i change how many points i get from kills.

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
April 10, 2014, 9:23 pm

You're welcome!! I don't think so, unless you know a lot about command blocks, because I don't know if you can utilize them somehow.

Smuggufo
Level 3
Apprentice Warrior
April 8, 2014, 4:15 pm

Hi I was wondering how I could make a sidebar scoreboard for only yourself. When other players join it shows everyones health not just your own.

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
April 8, 2014, 9:37 pm

Not possible!

bobbyjr45
Level 1
New Miner
April 3, 2014, 6:33 pm

How do you make a score board for let's say the amount of items you've mined, like iron, gold, diamond ect.?

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
April 3, 2014, 11:05 pm

I am yet to write a guide for that, check the minecraft wiki until. It can take a while, I'm not that dedicated to it.

llywelyn
Level 1
New Miner
March 29, 2014, 7:35 am

Thanks

creepershurt1995
Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
March 28, 2014, 1:56 pm

Also, is there a way to subtract from the objectives, for like a currency thing? Like, you push a button, it gives you an iron sword and takes away 10 points. Something like that.

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
March 28, 2014, 11:13 pm

Instead of typing add, type remove instead. The minecraft in-game help clarifies this very well, just tab through all the available commands.

creepershurt1995
Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
March 29, 2014, 6:19 am

Thank you!

creepershurt1995
Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
March 23, 2014, 6:48 am

Great tutorial, but the dropper curcuit did not work for me :(
Not that I blame you!

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
March 23, 2014, 8:07 am

Hm, yes, it's a bit tricky. Could also be that my tutorial is outdated, but there are many things that can go wrong in that build.

paz_2000
Level 11
Journeyman Pokemon
March 1, 2014, 12:54 pm

This realy helped! Thankyou so much :D

Maddarkzen
Level 1
New Miner
February 23, 2014, 9:34 am

Is there a way to make a reset for the score board for anyone playing without having to go person to person and remove the exact number they have?
btw, great tutorial.

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
February 23, 2014, 9:57 pm

Not that I can think of right now, but you could automate it with command blocks.

[ArdousAssasin]
Level 1
New Miner
February 19, 2014, 4:29 pm

How do u give diamonds to awesome blogs like yours? Is there a thing I'm supposed to click?

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
February 19, 2014, 8:41 pm

Hehe, there is a grey diamond button with a counter below it next to the title.

[ArdousAssasin]
Level 1
New Miner
February 18, 2014, 6:32 pm

This is perfect for my future pvz map! Thanks a lot!

danieland12
Level 3
Apprentice Artist
February 7, 2014, 12:18 am

Cool! I use It!

Cenastor1
Level 9
Apprentice Dragon
February 3, 2014, 11:33 am

i was you 300th diamond congrats this helps alot :)

eliasstyle
Level 14
Journeyman Dragonborn
January 21, 2014, 6:29 am

how to delete your scoreboard?

FiskFille
Level 60
High Grandmaster Modder
February 6, 2014, 11:00 am

I/scoreboard objectives remove *name*

NightMoon
Level 12
Journeyman Dragon
January 8, 2014, 3:54 am

How do you display the team below your name?
thanks, this is very useful!

Whiteboy_569905
Level 1
New Hunter
December 17, 2013, 7:26 pm

can you please tell me how to remove the kills sidebar scoreboard? Thanks!

lualdu
Level 1
New Miner
January 3, 2014, 7:48 pm

You do the same thing you did to add it but replace add with "remove" and don't type the criteria

Minecraftlover101
Level 11
Journeyman Warrior
December 17, 2013, 3:53 pm

o my gosh! thanks!! you have helped me spruce up my server! Many, MANY thanks! diamond and subscribe to you!

Epicroguebuilder
Level 4
Apprentice Architect
December 4, 2013, 3:20 pm

256 diamond :P

Midnight_Thunder
Level 1
New Miner
December 2, 2013, 6:43 am

Really useful:D

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
December 2, 2013, 7:43 am

Glad you like it ;)

Somebody_else
Level 1
New Miner
December 2, 2013, 1:57 pm

U the best!

absthatsme
Level 6
Apprentice Network
December 1, 2013, 11:18 am

Totally useful

erwade190
Level 1
New Miner
November 24, 2013, 4:41 pm

thanks for the help

macadamia238
Level 12
Journeyman Artist
November 18, 2013, 11:37 am

Tested in 1.7.2 on a vanilla server:
displaying health under a name has a bug, it always displays 0 health

TannerJaybee
Level 1
New Miner
December 7, 2013, 5:24 pm

it will do that until they take damage

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
November 19, 2013, 3:13 am

Report it to Mojang instead, I'm not a Minecraft developer.

CheesyGoodness
Level 10
Journeyman Crafter
November 4, 2013, 4:07 am

100 carat info!! The scoreboard disappears (seems like 24 hrs) later :/

Tomish
Level 1
New Crafter
November 3, 2013, 5:29 am

<3

Manutrons
Level 3
Apprentice Engineer
October 31, 2013, 1:42 am

Thanks Bro :-)

msalemi00
Level 14
Journeyman Caveman
October 30, 2013, 5:20 pm

Very nice job! 1 diamond for you!

Poisonous_Shark
Level 1
New Explorer
October 27, 2013, 10:27 am

Thank you alot ur awsome

Unveszant67890
Level 18
Journeyman Mage
October 25, 2013, 12:51 pm

Thank you!

stlprice
Level 1
New Miner
October 10, 2013, 8:25 pm

Great guide. REALLY HELPED ME.Maybe it has already been said but you have /scoreboards (plural) in the first reference in this screenshot
http://i.imgur.com/blm3eJ1.png

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
October 10, 2013, 9:27 pm

Oh. I'll change that in a bit, thanks.

Quils
Level 3
Apprentice Blacksmith
October 9, 2013, 12:12 pm

great blog

LunaSquee
Level 3
Apprentice Explorer
October 6, 2013, 9:26 am

How do I get rid of the scoreboard?

Manutrons
Level 3
Apprentice Engineer
October 31, 2013, 7:44 am

/scoreboard objective remove

camerox
Level 3
Apprentice Engineer
September 17, 2013, 12:38 am

Awesome without this I wouldn't have teams on my map

themrpickpro
Level 1
New Miner
September 10, 2013, 6:47 am

hey your tutorial is very helpful but if you could add a tutorial on how to make a trading system with score that would be really appreciated :P

27thcolt
Level 25
Expert Pokemon
September 6, 2013, 6:21 pm

Hello Boo! With the new 1.7 snapshot out,you could make a tutorial on the achievemen part they added;I'm kind of stumped on it. :)

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
September 6, 2013, 10:26 pm

I got alot of work ahead of me... this will require me to redo everything lol

27thcolt
Level 25
Expert Pokemon
September 7, 2013, 7:49 pm

Don't worry,I got patience,but your mods are AWESOME! :)

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
September 9, 2013, 6:56 am

Thanks!

27thcolt
Level 25
Expert Pokemon
September 11, 2013, 2:43 pm

oh yeah,nice magipoke :)

Soelboy25
Level 21
Expert Spider Rider
September 2, 2013, 2:41 pm

Whenever I try to use health below name i cant see my health can you help me with this problem!

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
September 2, 2013, 9:30 pm

Check if you spelled belowname "belowName", and you need to be in multiplayer to see it.

Soelboy25
Level 21
Expert Spider Rider
September 3, 2013, 2:33 pm

what about lan

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
September 3, 2013, 9:26 pm

Lan is multiplayer, so yes.

Brabbelbaby
Level 1
New Miner
August 17, 2013, 2:32 pm

Amazing to see a good tutorial to this stuff ;D Nice work

Electromite
Level 23
Expert Farmer
August 16, 2013, 4:32 pm

How do I add deaths to a deathcount without killing them

Brabbelbaby
Level 1
New Miner
August 17, 2013, 2:26 pm

/scoreboard players add <Playername> <Objective> <Number of deaths you want to add>

tdoster
Level 4
Apprentice Miner
August 15, 2013, 12:35 am

The belowname doesn't work help?

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
August 15, 2013, 5:42 am

Make sure you're on a server, it does not work in single player. Also, the word needs to be camelCased, like this: "belowName".

Brabbelbaby
Level 1
New Miner
August 17, 2013, 2:27 pm

Of course is it working!

KJ_BuildingTeam
Level 18
Journeyman Pokemon
August 10, 2013, 11:59 am

What if I only want the kill count to be mobs?

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
August 10, 2013, 12:31 pm

That is, unfortunately, not possible in 1.6. Scoreboareds are being improved in 1.7, better wait for that!

Brabbelbaby
Level 1
New Miner
August 17, 2013, 2:30 pm

What about 2 Objectives, 1 with totalKillCount and 1 with playerKillCount; whenever the playerKillCount reaches 1 it will remove 1 from both objectives?

DuYan123
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
August 10, 2013, 9:59 am

this is amazing!

TheBoo
Level 61
High Grandmaster Steve
August 10, 2013, 10:00 am

Thanks!

DuYan123
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
August 10, 2013, 10:43 am

no problem

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