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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:20 pm   

Trigger for variable wait time
 
I am trying to practice a skill that can be only used once per minute. How do I create a trigger where I send a command to the mud every x number of seconds.

If I try to use the skill before the minute is up, the game will tell me how much longer I have to wait before I can use the skill again.

Example:
You must rest 52 seconds and replenish your energies.

Where 52 is a number between 1-59.

I tried taking advantage of the #WA (Wait) command but I don't think I can use a variable with it. For example, I don't think #WA VARIABLE will work. I have to use #WA 52000.

Anyone know of a way to make this work?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:08 pm   
 
#WAIT is never good

#ALARM "auto_practice" {*70} {practice skill}

should fire ever 70 seconds (due to lag and such you wanna be able to swing both ways on the 60 second mark)
you can also change the time left on the alarm using the %alarm function and disable the alarm by using
#T- auto_practice
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:50 pm   
 
How do I manipulate the alarm command so that it's a variable.

You must rest 52 seconds and replenish your energies.

Should I make it something like:

#T {You must rest (%d) seconds and replenish your energies.} {#ALARM "auto_practice" {%1} {skill} }

Would that work?


The thing is that the time will change. If I use the skill before the minute is up I would get let's say:
You must rest 52 seconds and replenish your energies.

And if I do the skill again, I would get:
You must rest 5 seconds and replenish your energies.


So I want the skill to fire in 5 seconds rather than wait another 60 seconds.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:52 pm   
 
Well if you've tested it you probably know by now that yes it does work.
When you change the time for an alarm to fire it starts counting from the time you changed it.
However thereafter the alarm would fire every 5 seconds (for example) unless you you made it a temporary alarm
which would fire once and then delete itself.
You can however have the alarm reset itself to 60 seconds every time it fires successfully.
Like this:

Code:
#TRIGGER {You must rest (%d) seconds and replenish your energies.} {#ALARM "auto_practice" {%1} {skill;#ALARM "auto_practice" {*60}}}


even if you didnt reset the time your trigger would work, however most of the time it wouldnt be sync'ed and have to fire 2x as much as you want.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:00 am   
 
which is where the %alarm function comes in, remember help files are your friends
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:44 am   
 
Is that command above compatiable with zmud 4.62?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:19 am   
 
I think so, but if you have zmud 4.62 and you want to be sure why not read the zmud 4.62 helpfiles
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:30 am   
 
#TRIGGER {You must rest (%d) seconds and replenish your energies.} {#ALARM "auto_practice" {%1} {skill;#ALARM "auto_practice" {*60}}}

Can you explain each of the variables above and what they do. I want to customize it to my game. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:50 am   
 
I know 4.62 did not support the ID field with the #ALARM command. It seems to me that #EXEC, #ALARM, and %concat were available in 4.62 so you can do it the old fashioned way. You should check 4.62's help though to make sure.
#TRIGGER {You must rest (%d) seconds and replenish your energies.} {#EXEC {%concat("#ALARM {+",%1,"} {skill}")}}

This should create an alarm that fires once then deletes itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:01 am   
 
When I use the above, it doesn't seem to recognize the #ALARM command?
#TRIGGER {You must rest (%d) seconds and replenish your energies.} {#EXEC {%concat("#ALARM {+",%1,"} {skill}")}}

I get the following directly into the mud (like i typed it in), rather than working in the background executing the #ALARM command.
#ALARM {+52} {skill}

Any other suggestions? Is there like a way to turn the #WAIT command to kick off the skill that's in %d?
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