Timer highscore trouble

Hello. I’ve been trying to have a time based high score in my game and so far I’ve been able to save my time when finishing a level and displaying it using player.prefs. The problem I’m facing now is that I don’t know how to save a high score that would replace the current time that I already have on a level. For example, when a player finishes a level it would compare the new time to the previous time and if it’s better it will save the new one if it’s worse it will discard it. Here’s the script I’m using for my timer

public class StopWatch : MonoBehaviour
    public float timeStart;
    public Text textBox;
    public float seconds, minutes, milliseconds, hours;
    bool timerActive = true;

    // Use this for initialization
    void Start()
        textBox.text = timeStart.ToString("F2");

    // Update is called once per frame
    void Update()
        if (timerActive)
            hours = (int)(Time.timeSinceLevelLoad / 3600f);

            milliseconds = (int)(Time.timeSinceLevelLoad * 1000f) % 1000;

            minutes = (int)(Time.timeSinceLevelLoad / 60f) % 60;

            seconds = (int)(Time.time % 60f);

            textBox.text = hours.ToString("00") + ":" + minutes.ToString("00") + ":" + seconds.ToString("00") + ":" + milliseconds.ToString("00");


and here is the code I’m using to save the time to player.prefs

using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.UI;

public class SaveTime : MonoBehaviour
    public Text Time;
    string _currenttime;

    public void SetTime()
        _currenttime = Time.text;
        PlayerPrefs.SetString("Time", _currenttime);
        Debug.Log ("Your Time Is " + PlayerPrefs.GetString("Time"));



If anyone could help me or guide me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.

Hello. Since you already have your time in seconds with Time.timeSinceLevelLoad, why not just save it like a float and compare later?

You can do:

float timeInSeconds = Time.timeSinceLevelLoad;
if(timeInSeconds < PlayerPrefs.GetFloat("Time", 9999999f) )
    PlayerPrefs.SetFloat("Time", timeInSeconds);

The second parameter to PlayerPrefs.GetFloat is the default value that will be returned, if nothing is saved under “Time”. I’ve made very big number, so that your current time will always be smaller than it. And ofcourse if something is returned and your timeInSeconds is again smaller than it, it will be overwritten.