Invalid get index when accessing a variable from an autoload

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Blockyheadman

When I made a variable in a script, I made it an autoload & tried to access its contents from a different script and got this error:

Invalid get index 'game_data' (on base: 'GDScript').

Here is my autoload save script.
&& here’s my functions that all get the same error (different variable name)

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: bepis

When you set up the AutoLoad classes, you give them a name that you’ll use to refer to them. So you just need to prefix game_data with whatever name you assigned it in the AutoLoad settings.

Here’s a screenshot where I create one called Globals and one called EffectsPlayer and in my code, to use something from Globals for instance, I would call Globals.color = "blue"


Okay that makes sense. I did add the Save Singleton to autoload. The script is called “” && the singleton is called “Save” In my variable, which you saw, is a dictionary & I’m trying to get the dictionary value from game_data which ended up like this Save.game_data.fullscreen or something similar. I’m just confused on why it is giving me the error to begin with. I’ve even tried getting the dictionary value like this Save.game_data["fullscreen"] && it gave me the same error.

Blockyheadman | 2022-06-04 16:31

You get the same error about game_data not existing or fullscreen?

bepis | 2022-06-04 17:56

Oddly enough, it’s working properly now. I didn’t really change anything either. that’s strange but I’ll comment here if it acts up again like that. Thanks for the help! Much appreciated!

Blockyheadman | 2022-06-04 18:08