Switch Backdrop to () and Wait
2.0 Switch Backdrop to () and Wait.png
Category Looks
Type Stack
Introduced in 2.0

The Switch Backdrop to () and Wait block is a Looks block and a Stack block, only accessible within the stage. It functions similarly to the Switch to Backdrop () block, but this block waits for scripts under any When Backdrop Switches to () blocks to finish. This block is also similar to Broadcast () and Wait, because they both fire a user-driven event to start an action.

Example Uses

  • Switching scenes temporarily
switch backdrop to [scene2 v] and wait
switch backdrop to [scene1 v]
  • Switching between levels
switch backdrop to [introduction v] and wait
switch backdrop to [level1 v] and wait
switch backdrop to [level2 v] and wait
switch backdrop to [level3 v] and wait
switch backdrop to [end game v]

But you can also use the next backdrop button which you can use if you want to change the backdrops quickly with no break.

Note: These examples will only work well if there are scripts that run when a backdrop switches to a certain backdrop. This is achieved by putting blocks under this Hat Block:
when backdrop switches to [backdrop1 v]

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