I’ve built these commands, together with its accompanying overlay, to address a particular need of mine: often during my streams, I make a pun so groan-inducing that the viewers’ usual reaction is “God damn, Saico” - thus it deserved a special counter, a la deaths and w/d/l rates.
The problem is, although Streamlabs - my tool of choice - allows you to easily manipulate and display numeric variables via its Cloudbot, it provides no means of exporting them to an external resource such as a screen overlay.
First, you need to explicitly create a key with reset enabled - you can use the browser for this step, Nightbot isn’t required:
<namespace> with whatever value you fancy. Now check the output - more importantly, write down the value under
Now it’s time for Nightbot to join the fray - you might want to customize the command names and messages to your liking:
!addcom -cd=5 !incrcount Counter updated $(eval const count = $(urlfetch json https://api.countapi.xyz/hit/<namespace>/<key>); count.value) times.
!addcom -ul=mod !zerocount Counter reset to $(eval const count = $(urlfetch json https://api.countapi.xyz/set/<namespace>/<key>?value=0); count.value).
And done! Next step is creating an overlay that polls
https://api.countapi.xyz/get/<namespace>/<key> and updates the count accordingly - I’ll post a sample HTML later today.
P.S.: so, while writing down this post I found out there are other similar recipes which make use of the Quote API promoted on this forum. However, I still prefer mine for its smaller footprint and ease of setup (no need for secret keys!)