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How to make scoreboards - A Minecraft Tutorial!

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TheBoo
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Steve
Introduction


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 the new compound criterias


In 1.7 compound criterias were added. These can be modified to result in a over 100 combinations. A compound criteria may look like this:

achievement.acquireIron
stat.jump
stat.useItem.1
stat.useItem.minecraft.stone
stat.killEntity.Skeleton

That should give you a basic view of how it may looj like. Every time one of those actions are performed, such as the case of the last one, killing a skeleton, the score of that criteria is increased by one.

Below is a simplified table of criterias that may be used, for a more advanced table, head over to Minecraft Wiki.

Criteria Base
(description if necessary)
Sub CriteriaExample
achievement
(Score is increased by one the number of times a player has met the requirement of an achievement)
All aviable achievments, for example "acquireIron", "buildFurnace" and "buildHoe". Head over to minecraft wiki for more detail.achievment.buildHoe
stat.craftItemAll available item ids, such as "1", "212" etc. You may also use the item name, if you prefix it with "minecraft.", such as "minecraft.stone" and "minecraft.glass". You may only use craftable items in here.stat.craftItem.minecraft.stone_hoe
stat.usetItemAll available item ids, such as "1", "212" etc. You may also use the item name, if you prefix it with "minecraft.", such as "minecraft.stone" and "minecraft.glass". stat.useItem.minecraft.glass
stat.breakItem
(Score is increased by one when item durability reaches 0)
All available items that have durability, such as "279" and "398". You may also use the item name, if you prefix it with "minecraft.", such as "minecraft.bow" and "minecraft.chainmail_helmet".stat.breakItem.minecraft.diamond_pickaxe
stat.mineBlockMost available block ids, such as "1" and "3". You may also use the item name, if you prefix it with "minecraft.", such as "minecraft.stone" and "minecraft.glass". You may only use craftable items in here.stat.mineBlock.gold_block
stat.killEntityAll available entities, such as "Skeleton" and "Spider".stat.killEntity.Bat
stat.entityKilledByAll available entities, such as "Skeleton" and "Spider".stat.entityKilledBy.Zombie
teamkill
(Score is increased by one every time a player kills a member of a team with the specified color)
All valid team colors, such as "black" and "dark_blue".teamkill.black
killedByTeam
(Score is increased by one every time a player gets killed by a member of a team with the specified color)
All valid team colors, such as "black" and "dark_blue".killedByTeam.dark_blue


Using teams with Command Blocks




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Spoiler: Archery Range Demonstration - Click to open!
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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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Spoiler: Archery Range Trophy Room Demonstration - Click to open!
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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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Last updated 12/19/12
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Posted 2013-05-11 12:02:15
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Update #5 : 06/24/2014 1:09:28 pm6/24/14

New part on how to use the compound criterias added in 1.7, as requested by many users.

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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ToDaMaxBro
Level 1
New Miner
August 29, 2014, 7:45 am

it didnt work for me

ToDaMaxBro
Level 1
New Miner
August 29, 2014, 7:49 am

nnever mind i just didnt kill anything yet. It worked.

Krutonius
Level 1
New Miner
August 14, 2014, 7:08 am

If I enter these commands in as server op do the scoreboards show for everyone on the server?

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
August 14, 2014, 9:31 am

Yes

CIA7
Level 1
New Miner
August 5, 2014, 12:26 am

I did both commands to set up health above everyones head. Can you tell me the commands again?

Ninja_TR011
Level 1
New Miner
July 29, 2014, 2:37 am

how do you use a friendlyfire on random players to stop them from killing each other within a radius area and start pvping after passing thru the non pvp radius area on a command block.

Winner1111111111
Level 1
New Miner
July 25, 2014, 11:16 am

i was playing a game with my sis and i accidently gave my self a point is the a way to eraase the point

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
July 25, 2014, 1:34 pm

Instead of add, type remove in the command.

Best Feeling
Level 8
Apprentice Architect
July 20, 2014, 6:26 am

wow!!! nice XD

PltniumDrgon
Level 43
Master Slime Tamer
July 18, 2014, 12:58 pm

I love this tutuorial, I come back again and again

goodacheese1
Level 1
New Miner
July 15, 2014, 7:38 pm

how do you give everyone on one team a certain amount of points (without typing everyones name in a command block) (i.e. everyone on team Blue gets 10 points)

Migupoika
Level 7
Apprentice Architect
July 13, 2014, 12:09 pm

Thanks! It was super helpful :)

PMabbz
Level 1
New Miner
June 27, 2014, 3:40 pm

Hi. I want to set a server scoreboard in which each player kill adds a point and each death from a player removes a point. How do I do that please help

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
June 28, 2014, 11:08 am

You have to do some kind of contraption with command block. I've written a tutorial that's taken me ours of my time, it's time for you to figure it out by yourself, I cannot do everything for you.

ApertureOneohtwo
Level 1
New Explorer
June 16, 2014, 4:28 pm

im really lazy, how do i reset a scoreboard?

DeJay6424
Level 6
Apprentice Network
June 25, 2014, 3:39 pm

/scoreboard players reset

Capadauchabunny
Level 1
New Miner
June 12, 2014, 4:34 pm

This was really helpful in making the scoreboard on a server that I'm working on, but is it possible to make personal scoreboards for each player that comes on? 'Cause when I add points to other players, everyone can see it then.

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
June 12, 2014, 11:10 pm

Thank you! Not possible if I've undestood everything right, sorry.

Jnaejnae
Level 49
Master Artist
June 7, 2014, 4:10 pm

Im making a minigame and I would like to know the format for a "testfor" that once I get 10 kills the comparator sends a signal.

Jnaejnae
Level 49
Master Artist
June 7, 2014, 4:11 pm

nvm mind I figured that part out. Thanks for the help with the other commands though :)

Predator_13X
Level 1
New Crafter
May 10, 2014, 4:39 am

How do you make a kill count and death count in the same list on the sidebar?

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
May 10, 2014, 5:59 am

you cannot.

Predator_13X
Level 1
New Crafter
May 10, 2014, 6:09 am

shame, are you able to put them in a different slot, like Kill count in the sidebar and Death Count in the list?

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
May 10, 2014, 7:47 am

That is possible. It's also possible to make a rig of command blocks that shifts between showing kills, deaths, diamonds mined etc. but it's complicated, and I cannot explain how because I've only seen it in action, not how it actually works.

Predator_13X
Level 1
New Crafter
May 10, 2014, 2:25 pm

Awesome, currently have a survival world that shows my K/D now :D thanks man!

_TheKoal
Level 7
Apprentice Dragon
May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm

You deserve a Heart, a Diamond and a new Subscriber !

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
May 8, 2014, 9:48 pm

Thank you :)

_TheKoal
Level 7
Apprentice Dragon
May 8, 2014, 2:59 pm

wow thanks now i can make minigames ! :D

FakeMessiah666
Level 23
Expert Dragon
April 30, 2014, 5:42 am

is it possible to set a deathcount for each world you have?

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
April 30, 2014, 12:29 pm

Not sure what you mean there...

FakeMessiah666
Level 23
Expert Dragon
April 30, 2014, 11:48 pm

if you run a server with multiple worlds, is it possible to give each world a different deathcount counter?

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
May 1, 2014, 3:54 am

Yes, I think that's possible, because the scoreboard.dat file is located in the world folder, so it'll separate from world to world.

legoboyz3
Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2014, 2:14 pm

I have a bukkit server with multiverse and I created a scoreboard in one world, but it appered in all of the worlds. I looked into it and the scoreboard.dat only appered in the main spawn world, although it shows it in every one. Do you know any way around this, so it will be seperate for every world?

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 9
Apprentice Engineer
April 12, 2014, 10:07 am

How do you type like "Minecrafty"?

Jenthura
Level 26
Expert Artist
April 27, 2014, 3:28 pm

You'll need the Minecraft font. You can download it here.

creepershurt1995
Level 9
Apprentice Engineer
April 28, 2014, 1:49 pm

thx 👍

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 63
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.

legoboyz3
Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2014, 2:16 pm

If you make a sidebar scoreboard with the health, it will appear for everyone and will show everyone's health. You can't make it different just for yourself.

TheBoo
Level 63
High Grandmaster Steve
April 8, 2014, 9:37 pm

Not possible!

Jenthura
Level 26
Expert Artist
April 27, 2014, 3:28 pm

...in this version of Minecraft.

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 63
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 9
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 63
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 9
Apprentice Engineer
March 29, 2014, 6:19 am

Thank you!

creepershurt1995
Level 9
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 63
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 16
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 63
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 63
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 7
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 65
High Grandmaster Modder
February 6, 2014, 11:00 am

I/scoreboard objectives remove *name*

NightMoon
Level 14
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 12
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 3
Apprentice Skinner
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 63
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 9
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

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