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Hello guys,

I've this piece of code which just is a "damage reduction" script.

this addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {
  _unit = _this select 0;
  _selection = _this select 1;
  _damage = _this select 2;

  if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};

  _curDamage = damage _unit;
  if (_selection != "") then {_curDamage = _unit getHit _selection};
  _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;

  _damage - _newDamage * 0.80
}];

Now, how can i assign this script to be used on all the units? I mean even spawned ones with various methods (Zeus, Alive mod, other spawn scripts) ?

I read I've to put this in my mission's description.ext

class Extended_Init_EventHandlers {
 class Man {
  init = "_this call (compile preprocessFileLineNumbers 'my_script.sqf')";
 };
};

and then just create the "my_script.sqf" file with the lines of code I want to put in all units' init (in this case the damage reduction script above-written).

But sadly this method didn't work for me.

Do you know how to assign a init to all spawned units? I'm so tired of manually edit all the unit xD

Thank you in advance.

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//description.ext
class Extended_InitPost_EventHandlers {
    class CAManBase {
        class initpost_units {
            serverInit = "[_this] call compile preprocessFileLineNumbers 'my_script.sqf'";
        };
    };
};



//my_script.sqf
params [["_unit",objNull,[objNull]]];

_unit addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {

  _unit = _this select 0;
  _selection = _this select 1;
  _damage = _this select 2;

  if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};

  _curDamage = damage _unit;
  if (_selection != "") then {_curDamage = _unit getHit _selection};
  _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;

  _damage - _newDamage * 0.80
}];

require CBA_A3 MOD

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I appreciate the super fast help davidoss but sadly that didn't work :(

I tried it in a listening server (the one you can launch through the eden editor) and it doesn't work. It gives me on-screen errors.  (https://ibb.co/noBD6L here's a link to a screenshot of the in-game errors)

 

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My bad too many []

 

//description.ext
class Extended_InitPost_EventHandlers {
    class CAManBase {
        class initpost_units {
            serverInit = "_this call compile preprocessFileLineNumbers 'my_script.sqf'";
        };
    };
};



//my_script.sqf
params [["_unit",objNull,[objNull]]];

_unit addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {

  _unit = _this select 0;
  _selection = _this select 1;
  _damage = _this select 2;

  if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};

  _curDamage = damage _unit;
  if (_selection != "") then {_curDamage = _unit getHit _selection};
  _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;

  _damage - _newDamage * 0.80
}];

Anyway this should be an fuction  not a file because it will run multiple times.

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davidoss, you're a hero! :D It worked perfectly! Thank you.

 

What do you mean by "this should be a function"? Can you help me "making" one? I fear I'm definitely too noob to understand that.

It seems you're super skilled in scripting, can i take advantage of that and ask you another thing regarding the eventHandler?

 

Thank you anyway :)

 

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There is a simple way, not requiring CBA:

 

in init.sqf:

 

[] spawn {
  while {true} do {
    _allUnits = (allUnits select {_x getVariable "ON_EH_HD"});
    {
       _x setVariable ["ON_EH_HD",true];
       _x addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {
          params ["_unit","_selection","_damage"];
          if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};
          _curDamage = damage _unit;
          if (_selection != "") then {
            _curDamage = _unit getHit _selection
          };
          _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;
          _damage - _newDamage * 0.80
       }]
    } forEach _allUnits;
    sleep 2;
  };
};

 

EDITED: There was a typo.

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18 minutes ago, ObsceneNickname said:

Hello pierremgi, thank you for your answer.

which script should I use? which one is less "laggy"? :)

Did you experience "lag" with either?

 

Cheers

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You shouldn't see a great difference.

But the less laggy is "probably" adding the EH where and when you spawn the units.

 

in init.sqf:

ON_fnc_EH = compileFinal "
  params ['_unit'];

  _unit addEventHandler ['HandleDamage', { params ['_unit','_selection','_damage']; if (_selection == '?') exitWith {}; _curDamage = damage _unit; if (_selection != ' ') then { _curDamage = _unit getHit _selection }; _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage; _damage - _newDamage * 0.80 }]

";

{_x call ON_fnc_EH} forEach allUnits;   // treating all existing units

 

then, for example:
_grp = [ getPos aPos, EAST, 5] call BIS_fnc_spawnGroup;

{_x call ON_fnc_EH} forEach units _grp;

 

But, to say the truth, I'm not using this method because I have many scripts spawning units and I do prefer treat them in init.sqf, without risk to forget this line somewhere.

 

EDITED:

Well, the problem, here, is that you're spawning on a PC (server, then not everywhere) and you want to run the EH on all PCs; So I forgot you have to remoteExec the call in this case!

{[_x, ON_fnc_EH] remoteExec ["call"] } forEach units _grp;

... not sure it's faster.

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I didn't notice lagg but I didn't perform yet a stress test with a lot of ai spawning at the same time. I'm a noob and ask you forgivness if I make dumb questions. I read somewhere scripts with "sleep *some number*"  should be avoided 'cause they just get spammed in a regular intervals but I'm absolutely not sure if this is the case with the pierremgi's script.

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25 minutes ago, ObsceneNickname said:

I didn't notice lagg but I didn't perform yet a stress test with a lot of ai spawning at the same time. I'm a noob and ask you forgivness if I make dumb questions. I read somewhere scripts with "sleep *some number*"  should be avoided 'cause they just get spammed in a regular intervals but I'm absolutely not sure if this is the case with the pierremgi's script.

 

There is no EH "entityCreated"... So you need to loop a check. Every 2 sec.  or even 4 sec. if you spawn your units out of combat area, that's fine.

There is plenty of considerations about scheduled code, sleep , waitUntil. ACE team push them at paroxysm, "banning" all shapes of scheduled event... just forgetting the called chain has also a limit. That's a policy : "my code is paramount, never mind the others".  IMHO.

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pierremgi, thank you for your clarifications. Your last post made me smile a bit :)

 

Since I wouldn't know how to find and how to edit the spawn scripts ( I use zeus and Alive mod principally for spawning ), I would use the first script kindly provided by davidoss or the second script (the one in the init.sfq) kindly provided by you :) I'm glad to hear that there's no need to avoid every form of scheduled code and I think the performance's advantages of one or another methods will be very hard to measure. :/

 

This regard, I've this:

if (!isServer) exitWith{};
//--- wait for world to initialize
sleep 60;
//--- allows to edit and see units only from own side
while {true} do {
    sleep 10;
    {
        if !((side _x) == west) then {
            z_west removeCuratorEditableObjects [[_x],true];    //removes editable enemy units and vehicles on map for zeus west
        };
        if !((side _x) == east) then {
            z_east removeCuratorEditableObjects [[_x],true];    //removes editable enemy units and vehicles on map for zeus east
        };
        if !((side _x) == independent) then {
            z_guer removeCuratorEditableObjects [[_x],true];    //removes editable enemy units and vehicles on map for zeus independent
        };
    } foreach allUnits + vehicles;
};

which is a script that hide from specific curators the objects that don't belong to his side. I would like to use this in some Zeus vs Zeus vs Zeus mission.

Can I use this script even with lowered sleep time or it should be converted in some way in order to use the EventHandler?

 

Thank you all

 

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Anyway this should be an fuction  not a file because it will run multiple times.

P.S. I'm still very confused about this :/

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Creating function using oldschool:

1.
Create directory called functions in your mission root
2.
Create directory called serverfnc in functions directory
3.
create file called fn_initunit.sqf in functions\serverfnc
4.

paste this code into file fn_initunit.sqf and save

params [["_unit",objNull,[objNull]]];

_unit addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {

  _unit = _this select 0;
  _selection = _this select 1;
  _damage = _this select 2;

  if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};

  _curDamage = damage _unit;
  if (_selection != "") then {_curDamage = _unit getHit _selection};
  _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;

  _damage - _newDamage * 0.80
}];

 

5. Paste this code to description.ext:

class CfgFunctions	{

	class MWF	{
	
		class serverfnc	{
		
			class initunit
			{
				preInit = 0;
				postInit = 0;
				preStart = 0;
				ext = ".sqf";
				headerType = 0;
				recompile = 0;
			};
		};
	};
};



class Extended_InitPost_EventHandlers {
    class CAManBase {
        class initpost_units {
            serverInit = "0  = _this spawn MWF_fnc_initunit";
        };
    };
};

 

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On 20/10/2018 at 7:16 AM, ObsceneNickname said:

if (!isServer) exitWith{};
//--- wait for world to initialize
sleep 60;
//--- allows to edit and see units only from own side
while {true} do {
    sleep 10;
    {
        if !((side _x) == west) then {
            z_west removeCuratorEditableObjects [[_x],true];    //removes editable enemy units and vehicles on map for zeus west
        };
        if !((side _x) == east) then {
            z_east removeCuratorEditableObjects [[_x],true];    //removes editable enemy units and vehicles on map for zeus east
        };
        if !((side _x) == independent) then {
            z_guer removeCuratorEditableObjects [[_x],true];    //removes editable enemy units and vehicles on map for zeus independent
        };
    } foreach allUnits + vehicles;
};

which is a script that hide from specific curators the objects that don't belong to his side. I would like to use this in some Zeus vs Zeus vs Zeus mission.

Can I use this script even with lowered sleep time or it should be converted in some way in order to use the EventHandler?

 

Thank you all

 

 

 

 

first, avoid a while{true} loop without spawning it. Then, your script is not blocked here and you can add lines of code after.

And.... here, there is no need to make a loop:
 

{
  _x addEventHandler ["CuratorGroupPlaced", {
    params ["_curator", "_group"];
    {_x removeCuratorEditableObjects [[units _group],true] } forEach (allCurators select {_x != _curator})
  }]
} forEach [z_west,z_east,z_guer];

More than this, you can place your code here:


 

{
  _x addEventHandler ["CuratorGroupPlaced", {
    params ["_curator", "_group"];
    {_x removeCuratorEditableObjects [[units _group],true]} forEach (allCurators select {_x != _curator});
    {_x addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {
       params ["_unit","_selection","_damage"];
       if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};
       _curDamage = damage _unit;
       if (_selection != "") then {
         _curDamage = _unit getHit _selection };
         _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;
         _damage - _newDamage * 0.80
       }]
     } forEach units _group;
  }]
} forEach [z_west,z_east,z_guer];

NOT TESTED.

The removeCuratorEditableObjects like scripted here has not interest (already done by Arma, so, see new version below)

 

second, waiting for world to initialize:

waitUntil {!isNil "BIS_fnc_init"};

the world, objects... are initialized but init.sqf not yet run in MP.
or even :

waitUntil {allPlayers >0};

 

 

 

 

 


 

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I just want to say thank you again.

 

davidoss, your tutorial was retard-proof; I love that. <3 I did some test and it work very well.

 

pierremgi your "all in one" script looks very promising but I've still to test it. I will let you know soon for the sake of knowledge. :)

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I did some researches, as I never write for Zeus, and I think I understand what you are trying to do.

First of all, my scripts above have a useless part with removeCuratorEditableObjects. It seems to me Arma already forbid the manipulation of foreign objects (non placed by the current Zeus).

By the way, I discovered the difference between a curator (module, side logic) and a Zeus player (side player)...

Sorry for this late focus.

 

So, the script below

- remove the curator edited objects when not belonging to the side of the zeus' player.

- add any edited objects to an existing Zeus (not retroactive on already placed objects before Zeus JIP), if these objects have the same side of this Zeus.

 

{  
  _x addEventHandler ["CuratorObjectPlaced", {  
    params ["_curator", "_object"]; 
    _side = side _object;  
    if (_side != playerSide) then { 
      [_curator,[[vehicle _object],true]] remoteExec ["removeCuratorEditableObjects",2]; 
      { 
        [_x, [[vehicle _object],true]] remoteExec ["addCuratorEditableObjects",2] 
      } forEach (allcurators select {side (getassignedcuratorunit _x) == _side}) 
    };  
    _color = ["red","blue","green","white"] select (side _object call bis_fnc_sideId); 
    {_x forceFlagTexture ("\A3\Data_F\Flags\Flag_"+_color+"_CO.paa")} forEach crew _object; 
    {_x addEventHandler ["HandleDamage", {  
       params ["_unit","_selection","_damage"];  
       if (_selection == "?") exitWith {};  
       _curDamage = damage _unit;  
       if (_selection != "") then {  
         _curDamage = _unit getHit _selection };  
         _newDamage = _damage - _curDamage;  
         _damage - _newDamage * 0.80  
       }];
    } forEach crew _object;  
  }]  
} forEach allCurators;

Run it in init.sqf or any clients script.

TESTED

 

 

 

 

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