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How do you get a player profileName from their objVar

for eample:
profileName = "Player1";
how do i get Player1's object var just from their name

 

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@bumyplum,

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playerID= profileName;
hintSilent format ["%1", playerID];

Have fun!

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8 minutes ago, wogz187 said:

@bumyplum,

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playerID= profileName;
hintSilent format ["%1", playerID];

Have fun!


Thanks for the input how ever i'm trying to get what BIS_fnc_objectVar returns
hint str (player call BIS_fnc_objectVar); // "bis_o2_692"

just using a profileName,


hint str (profileName call BIS_fnc_objectVar);

Would be good but doesn't work

 

ie. i'm attempting to get the  "bis_o2_692" from a profileName and not player

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I'm guessing his question is for multiplayer. How to get profileName from a remote player. Since profilename is local to a player's machine you can't directly know who's who on a remote machine.

You have to gather them in a public var.

{_allNames =missionNameSpace getVariable ["allNames",[]]; _allnames pushbackUnique [profileName,player]; missionNameSpace setVariable ["allNames",_allNames,true]} RemoteExec ["Call",0];

 

This will create a missionnamespace array of arrays where select 0 is profilename and select 1 associated player object 

 

Sorry for not formatting in proper code textblock but I'm on my phone

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1 hour ago, Mr H. said:

Sorry for not formatting in proper code textblock but I'm on my phone

[]spawn {
    missionNameSpace setVariable ["allNames",[] ,true];
    _selectedTargetName = "FR0STY";
    [{
        _allNames = missionNameSpace getVariable ["allNames",[]];
        _allNames pushbackUnique [profileName, player]; 
        missionNameSpace setVariable ["allNames",_allNames,true];
    }] remoteExec ["BIS_fnc_spawn",0,false]; 
    sleep 0.1;
    _allNames = missionNameSpace getVariable ["allNames",false];
    hint str _allNames;
    private _subNames = [];

    for "_i" from 0 to (count _allNames - 1) do {

        _findNamePos = ((_allNames select _i) find _selectedTargetName);
        if !(_findNamePos isEqualTo -1) then {
            _subNames pushBack [_i ,_findNamePos, ((_allNames select _i)select 0), ((_allNames select _i)select 1)];
        };

    };
    _selectedTarget = ((_subNames select 0) select 3); 
    player setVariable["_selectedTarget", _selectedTarget];
    hint str _selectedTarget;
};

[]spawn {
    sleep 0.1;
    _selectedTarget = player getVariable["_selectedTarget", false];
    hint format["%1", _selectedTarget];
    _selectedTarget setDamage 1;
};
 


is what i currently have and works accordingly // with some extra details

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On 9/8/2019 at 10:40 PM, bumyplum said:

[]spawn {
    missionNameSpace setVariable ["allNames",[] ,true];
    _selectedTargetName = "FR0STY";
    [{
        _allNames = missionNameSpace getVariable ["allNames",[]];
        _allNames pushbackUnique [profileName, player]; 
        missionNameSpace setVariable ["allNames",_allNames,true];
    }] remoteExec ["BIS_fnc_spawn",0,false]; 
    sleep 0.1;
    _allNames = missionNameSpace getVariable ["allNames",false];
    hint str _allNames;
    private _subNames = [];

    for "_i" from 0 to (count _allNames - 1) do {

        _findNamePos = ((_allNames select _i) find _selectedTargetName);
        if !(_findNamePos isEqualTo -1) then {
            _subNames pushBack [_i ,_findNamePos, ((_allNames select _i)select 0), ((_allNames select _i)select 1)];
        };

    };
    _selectedTarget = ((_subNames select 0) select 3); 
    player setVariable["_selectedTarget", _selectedTarget];
    hint str _selectedTarget;
};

[]spawn {
    sleep 0.1;
    _selectedTarget = player getVariable["_selectedTarget", false];
    hint format["%1", _selectedTarget];
    _selectedTarget setDamage 1;
};

 

oh my gawd....

For one, sleep 0.1 is not enough.

Second what is that _subnames thing where you do such complicated stuff in a very inefficient for loop, just to get a single element out of the array at the end?

 

Here's my go at that.

//optimally you put
//player setVariable ["profileName", profileName, true];
//into initPlayerLocal.sqf.
//If you want to have this serverside only then you can call this from the server once:
ded_fnc_profileNameVarInit = {
    [{
        player setVariable ["profileName", profileName, true];
    }] remoteExec ["call",0,true]; 
};

ded_fnc_findPlayerByProfileName = {
    params ["_profileName"];
    _selectedTargetName = "";

    //Wait for all players to have their profileName set.
    waitUntil {allPlayers findIf {isNull (_x getVariable ["profileName", scriptNull])} == -1};
    
    private _allPlayers = allPlayers; //copy as it might change between now and the select at the end.
    
    private _playerIndex = _allPlayers findIf {((_x getVariable["profileName", ""]) find _profileName) != -1};
    
    _allPlayers param [_playerIndex, objNull];
};

[]spawn {
    _selectedTarget = ["FR0STY"] call ded_fnc_findPlayerByProfileName;
    hint format["%1", _selectedTarget];
    _selectedTarget setDamage 1;
};

 

 

On 9/8/2019 at 9:31 PM, bumyplum said:

Thanks for the input how ever i'm trying to get what BIS_fnc_objectVar returns
hint str (player call BIS_fnc_objectVar); // "bis_o2_692"

just using a profileName

You don't. That's not how that works.

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12 hours ago, Dedmen said:

You don't. That's not how that works.

I realised it wasn't the best option, how ever i figured my own way of doing it.

 

private _arr = [];
{
	_1 = [name _x];
	_2 = [_x];
	_3 = _1 + _2;
	_arr pushBack _3;
} forEach allPlayers;

private _selectedTarget = [];
for "_i" from 0 to (count _arr - 1) do {
	_findNamePos = ((_arr select _i) find _selectedTargetName);
	if !(_findNamePos isEqualTo -1) then {
		_selectedTarget pushBack ((_arr select _i)select 1);
	};
};
_selectedTarget = _selectedTarget select 0;

Instead of remote executing it your able to do it though a foreach statement.
Thanks 🙂

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12 hours ago, bumyplum said:

Instead of remote executing it your able to do it though a foreach statement.
Thanks 🙂

That doesn't check profileName at all.

Also you still have that nonsense complicated inefficient for loop mess in there. Why? For what purpose?

 

 

12 hours ago, bumyplum said:

_1 = [name _x];

_2 = [_x];

_3 = _1 + _2;

_arr pushBack _3;

What are you trying to do here?

That's just

_arr pushBack [name _x, _x]

 

Your mess of code up there is essentially just

_selectedTarget = (allPlayers select {((name _x) find _selectedTargetName) != -1}) select 0;

Filter out all players whose name matches, and then take the first of that list. Done.

Though that is still inefficient, a more efficient variant would be

private _players = allPlayers;
private _index = _players findIf {((name _x) find _selectedTargetName) != -1};
_selectedTarget = _players param [_index, objNull];

And that would also gracefully handle the case where a player with such name is not found, instead of returning nil

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