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Cinematic Log

Submitted by Chaosy
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This is a method I happend to develop while creating cinematics for my project. I found it very useful and as far as I know there is no existing system which does the same. So, when a player is in cinematic mode the dialog isn't added into the log. This is a work around to that problem. This should be very useful to most RPG maps and campaigns. (even though it can be a little troublesome in campaigns since they don't compile vjass)

Please note that you need JNGP which you can download here

Additionally, if you want to use game messages during your cinematic you need to put the message action after the transmission.


  • example
    • Events
      • Time - Every 2.00 seconds of game time
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Cinematic - Send transmission to (All players) from Archmage 0001 <gen> named Derp: Play No sound and display thingsToSay[(Random integer number between 1 and 5)]. Modify duration: Set to 2.00 seconds and Don't wait
      • Game - Display to (All players) the text: Press "esc" to exit...


Anyway, here's the actuall "system" if I may call it that.
triggers

Code (vJASS):
hook TransmissionFromUnitWithNameBJ msg

  • GUI function
    • Events
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Custom script: endfunction
      • Custom script: function msg takes force toForce, unit whichUnit, string unitName, sound soundHandle, string message, integer timeType, real timeVal, boolean wait returns nothing
      • Custom script: local string udg_text = message
      • Custom script: local unit udg_unit = whichUnit
      • Custom script: local force udg_force = toForce
      • Game - Display to force the text: (text + ( - + (Name of unit)))
      • Cinematic - Clear the screen of text messages for force

alternative trigger

Code (vJASS):
function msg takes force toForce, unit whichUnit, string unitName, sound soundHandle, string message, integer timeType, real timeVal, boolean wait returns nothing
    call DisplayTextToForce(toForce, message + " - " + GetUnitName(whichUnit))
    call ClearTextMessagesBJ( toForce )
endfunction

hook TransmissionFromUnitWithNameBJ msg

//make sure the function name is the same as hook TransmissionFromUnitWithNameBJ >>X<<



demo triggers

  • init test
    • Events
      • Map initialization
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Set thingsToSay[1] = I like to watch anime.
      • Set thingsToSay[2] = Have you seen my tame unicorn?
      • Set thingsToSay[3] = What an blue apple.
      • Set thingsToSay[4] = I'd love to visit France.
      • Set thingsToSay[5] = I think you need more salt.
      • Cinematic - Turn cinematic mode On for (All players)

  • Test
    • Events
      • Time - Every 2.00 seconds of game time
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Cinematic - Send transmission to (All players) from Archmage 0001 <gen> named Derp: Play No sound and display thingsToSay[(Random integer number between 1 and 5)]. Modify duration: Set to 2.00 seconds and Don't wait
      • -------- delete the action bellow if you want a cleaner log in the test map. --------
      • Game - Display to (All players) the text: Press "esc" to exit...

  • Untitled Trigger 001
    • Events
      • Player - Player 1 (Red) skips a cinematic sequence
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Trigger - Turn off Test <gen>
      • Cinematic - Turn cinematic mode Off for (All players)



Keywords:
cinematic, trick, log, shadowing, hook, Chaosy
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20:36, 27th Jun 2014 PurgeandFire: (old) Review (minor fix, PM me when ready): http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2547383-post10.html Approved!
  1. 20:36, 27th Jun 2014
    PurgeandFire: (old) Review (minor fix, PM me when ready):
    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2547383-post10.html

    Approved!
     
  2. edo494

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    campaigns can compile vJass with the "not currently working(for me at least)" campaign builder/compiler, or if you compile the map and import it in.

    However this is not really good thing. I can just use
    DisplayTimedTextToPlayer(GetLocalPlayer(), 0, 0, 0.1, message)
    and after that the transmission.

    I mean, this is not bad thing and I see the use for it, but you hook a potentionally non existant function. You are doing the hook, so you are the one responsible for providing the function msg for the user.
     
  3. GywGod133

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    its look useful if GUI-friendly :/
     
  4. Chaosy

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    The thing is, I can't add more GUI.

    The hook is needed, and the first two lines in the "GUI function" is also needed. You can't replace it. The local variables is there so you can use the last two actions in GUI. Else I'd just use the alternative trigger, it's a little shorter.

    @edo
    I know that it is working, you can extract the map > save it > import it again but I said it was troublesome, not impossible :) Well it's existant if you copy the trigger :p
     
  5. edo494

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    I understand that hook here is necessary unless you want people to call custom script(I assume this is aimed at GUIers, which it most likely is), but you could also provide the msg function not in custom script but with the hook alltogether. Because if they forget to copy the function....oops some weird magic error goes off :D

    also you should state that this requires JNGP to work
     
  6. Chaosy

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    I agree, the best option would indeed to merge them together I'll actually change the alternative trigger to make that. Will update in a minute.
     
  7. edo494

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    a bit slicker function:

    Code (vJASS):

    function msg takes force toForce, unit whichUnit, string unitName, sound soundHandle, string message, integer timeType, real timeVal, boolean wait returns nothing
        call DisplayTimedTextToPlayer(GetLocalPlayer(), 0, 0, 1, message + " - " + GetUnitName(whichUnit))
        //for the sake of one liners
        call ClearTextMessagesBJ( toForce )
    endfunction
     


    a bit more efficient solution, but whichever is fine
     
  8. Rheiko

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    that Category doesn't mention vJass though
     
  9. Chaosy

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    I wasn't able to select both vjass and gui.
     
  10. PurgeandFire

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    It is good, but you should edit your description to include "Requires JassNewGenPack (or JassHelper)" and note that "This will clear all messages displayed on the screen each time a transmission occurs". Some cinematics will use "Game - Display text message", so they should be aware that this system will automatically clear the screen of them.