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[Solved]Help i don't know how to use Timers
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Danny Boy Offline
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[Solved]Help i don't know how to use Timers

Help i don't know how to use Timers!

CreateTimer(std::string asName, float afTime, std::string asCallback, bool abGlobal); i know this is the code but i simply do not know what:

asName... i have to give a name to the timer? or what this name is for?

asCallback... what is this?

abGlobal... its to put true or false right?

please help
(This post was last modified: 03-18-2011 12:18 AM by Danny Boy.)
03-16-2011 10:56 PM
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RE: Help i don't know how to use Timers

Example:

I want a timer that activates when I enter the map

This is what I do:

void MonsterSpawnTimer(string &in asTimer)
//No need to put anything between the "()", put stuff between {} to let stuff happen
{
SetEntityActive("bigassmonster", true);
}
And then, because I want it from the start, I do this:
void OnStart()
{
AddTimer("Monster", 10.0f, "MonsterSpawnTimer");  
}
//The "Monster" is just a name, you can name it anything you want
//The "10.0f" means 10seconds. Float stands for float.
//"MonsterSpawnTimer" is the Timer I'm referring to.

If you still don't understand it, check this out:
http://wiki.frictionalgames.com/hpl2/tut...t_beginner

(This post was last modified: 03-16-2011 11:15 PM by Viperdream.)
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RE: Help i don't know how to use Timers

well that does not work =/

i wanted to the player wend enters a area the door closes in a noise and creapy way, so the player looks behind him to see what happned... i wanted a timer to to make him stop looking at the door... and wend i have put the timer he does not look at the door eny more =/ what is the prob?

here is the code if it helps:

void OnStart()
{
AddEntityCollideCallback("Player", "ScaryAreaone", "CollideScaryArea", true, 1);
}
void CollideScaryArea(string &in asParent, string &in asChild, int alState)
{
SetSwingDoorLocked("SuperDoor", true, true);
PlaySoundAtEntity("", "break_wood", "SuperDoor",0,false);
PlaySoundAtEntity("", "react_pant", "Player",0,false);
PlayGuiSound("insanity_monster_roar01.ogg", 1.0f);
GiveSanityDamage(25, true);
StartPlayerLookAt("SuperDoor", 7, 6, "");
AddTimer("Peek a Boo", 02.0f, "CollideScaryArea");
{
StopPlayerLookAt();
}

}
03-17-2011 12:28 AM
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RE: Help i don't know how to use Timers

void CollideScaryArea(string &in asParent, string &in asChild, int alState)
{
    SetSwingDoorLocked("SuperDoor", true, true);
    PlaySoundAtEntity("", "break_wood", "SuperDoor",0,false);
    PlaySoundAtEntity("", "react_pant", "Player",0,false);
    PlayGuiSound("insanity_monster_roar01.ogg", 1.0f);
    GiveSanityDamage(25, true);
    StartPlayerLookAt("SuperDoor", 7, 6, "");
        AddTimer("Boo", 0.2f, "PeekaBooTimer"); //This only links to "PeekaBooTimer"
}    
void PeekaBooTimer(string &in asTimer)
//Put the stuff you want done in a seperate place, away from OnStart or any other stuff with void in front of it.
{
StopPlayerLookAt();
}
See what I did there? Don't put the stuff you want to get done in the AddTimer, since that only links to the timer you created.

(This post was last modified: 03-17-2011 12:41 AM by Viperdream.)
03-17-2011 12:39 AM
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RE: Help i don't know how to use Timers

Hey its works now thank you very much! Big Grin
03-18-2011 12:18 AM
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