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Timing issue on android device. (Timer/Time.deltaTime; comparing float values)

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by MidnightGameDeveloper, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. MidnightGameDeveloper

    MidnightGameDeveloper

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    Hello,
    i have a game where I time/measure the reaction time of a player. After that i start a timer/counter which increases by Time.deltaTime and I display it as a string.

    To ensure that the timer doesnt "overshoot" on low fps i wrote this code:

    Code (CSharp):
    1.      
    2. ...
    3. float timeCounter, reactionTime;
    4. ...
    5.  
    6. //This method gets called from Update()
    7. void TimerMethodABC()
    8. {
    9.   //Increase Timer for player
    10.         if (timeCounter < reactionTime && increaseTimer) {
    11.             timeCounter += Time.deltaTime;
    12.             timeCounter = (timeCounter > reactionTime) ? reactionTime : timeCounter; //Limit
    13.             player.DisplayTimer(timeCounter); // display in ui  >> reactionTime.text = timeCounter.ToString("F2");
    14.  
    15.             if(timeCounter >= reactionTime)
    16.                 increaseTimer = false;
    17.         }
    18. }
    19. ...
    20.  
    When i play my game in editor it works as expected, even if lock the fps down to 10.
    As soon as i play it on my android phone it doesnt work as expected. The displayed time does overshoot the reactionTime.

    Example:
    reactionTime from the player => reactionTime = 1.9;
    displayed time in the editor => 1.9
    displayed time in the android build => 1.92 (for example)

    I dont understand how this is actual possible when I set the TimeCounter equal to the reactionTime (if its higher) just one line before displaying it. Is there a better way to compare floats maybe?

    I would appreciate any help.
     
  2. Antistone

    Antistone

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    Is it possible that the reactionTime is actually 1.92, but you are displaying it in a way that limits the precision to only one decimal place, so that it looks like 1.9?
     
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  3. MidnightGameDeveloper

    MidnightGameDeveloper

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    I am using this line of code to display it (same way in editor and game so):
    Code (CSharp):
    1. sometextcomponent.text = timeCounter.ToString("F2");
     
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  4. Antistone

    Antistone

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    In your OP, reactionTime is a float, but in the post above you appear to be using it as a UI.Text, and you are using it to display the value of the timeCounter variable. I was asking about the reactionTime variable in the OP.
     
  5. MidnightGameDeveloper

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    Thanks for your reply.
    Sorry i messed this post up , i edit it. I also use the same function "ToString("F2");" to display the reaction time first.
     
  6. MidnightGameDeveloper

    MidnightGameDeveloper

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    I was searching at the wrong point, your hint pushed me back onto the right way, thanks!
    It had something to do with when/how i display the reactionTime. I switched to LateUpdate() in my UI-Component and now it works. The reason why it worked in the editor is probably that the script execution order is different between the editor and the build.