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This page is reference material which explains every setting and option for this section of an MPF yaml config file. See the instructions for config files for formatting and other details. See our guide to config file examples for more examples of real configs in action.

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Counter can contain control_events: which can add or substract to the count of your counter. Alternatively, you can set the counter to a certain value using an event.

Required settings

The following sections are required in the counter_control_events: section of your config:


Single value, type: one of the following options: add, subtract, jump.

add will add value to the current count of your counter. subtract will subtract value from the current count of your counter. jump will set your counter to value.


Single value, type: string.

The event to trigger the action.

Optional settings

The following sections are optional in the counter_control_events: section of your config. (If you don't include them, the default will be used).


Single value, type: integer or template (Instructions for entering templates).

The value to use in action.

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