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!
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.
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.
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
NOTE: Belowname has changed from "belowname" to "belowName".
See? That wasn't hard. Let's go over some advanced things.
See? That wasn't too hard.
Configuarating your team
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
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
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
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.