How to make a layer boost things

Making the effect

You should already have a layer, if you don't then make one. Add an effect() function to your layer. It should look like this:
effect(){

},

You’ll have to return a Decimal in the effect function. If you want to make an effect like boosters in PT you do:

effect(){
  return Decimal.pow(2, player[this.layer].points)
  /*
    you should use this.layer instead of <layerID>
    Decimal.pow(num1, num2) is an easier way to do
    num1.pow(num2)
  */
},

If you want +1x point gain per layer point do:

effect(){
  return player[this.layer].points
  // you can also add .times(multiplier) on to it
},

You can also use exponents/logarithm.

effect(){
  return player[this.layer].pow(5).log10()
},

Implementing the effect

If you want the effect to multiply point gain then you need to add something on to getPointGen() like this:
function getPointGen() {
  if(!canGenPoints())return new Decimal(0)

  let gain = new Decimal(1)

  ...

  gain = gain.times(tmp.<layer>.effect)
  /*
    whenever you need to use an effect, use tmp not layers
    this would multiply gain by the effect
    but you can use any math thing
  */
  return gain
}

Multiplying another layer’s gain is also simple.

gainMult(){
  let mult = new Decimal(1)

  ...

  mult = mult.times(tmp.<layer>.effect)
  /*
    if it's a static layer you need to divide
    (replace .times with .div)
  */
  return mult
}

Making the description

Everything has been implemented but the player can't see the effect. You need to add another function into the layer.
effectDescription(){

},

That’s where you put what the effect does.
If you do this:

effectDescription(){
  return "multiplying point gain by " + format(tmp[this.layer].effect)
  /*
    use format(num) whenever displaying a number
  */
},

It will display this: “You have layerAmt layerName, multiplying point gain by layerEffect”
Once you do that, you’ll have a working layer effect the player can see!

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Gosh it still bugs me that the static gain formula works this way :angry:

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