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Patrol System v1.6

Submitted by Chaosy, IcemanBo
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Patrol allows units to walk certain patrol paths with certain behaviour. PatrolPaths can be simple routes, but a unit can also run complex routes.
With "complex" patrols is meant that you can combine multiple patrol paths into one bigger, complex patrol path. See demo example.

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Footman - Normal Patrol , and in reverse form
Gryphon - Backward Patrol, and in reverse form
Knight - Loop Patrol, and in reverse form
Spellbreaker - Complex Patrol (2 paths combined)
Whisp - Normal Patrol


There is a normal, vJass version, and an addon which is made for GUI usage.
The for GUI made library internaly works with the normal vJass version, so you still might need required libraries.
For reading GUI file example you need to open the demo map.

Code (vJASS):

native UnitAlive takes unit u returns boolean
library PatrolPath
    //! runtextmacro DEFINE_STRUCT_VECTOR("", "PatrolPath", "PatrolPoint")
endlibrary
//! zinc
library Patrol  /* v1.5a --hiveworkshop.com/threads/patrol-waypoint-system.276391/

    */
requires VectorT,       /* hiveworkshop.com/threads/containers-vector-t.248942/
    */
         UnitDex,       /* wc3c.net/showthread.php?t=101322
    */
         TimerUtils,    /* hiveworkshop.com/threads/system-unitdex-unit-indexer.248209
    */
         PatrolPath     /*
       
       
    Information
    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
       
            Patrol allows units to walk certain patrol paths with certain behaviour.
            PatrolPaths can be simple routes, but a unit can also run complex routes.
           
            With "complex" patrols is meant that you can combine multiple patrol
            paths into one bigger, complex patrol path. See demo example.
           
           
    Applied method
    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
           
            1. We create a PatrolPath which is a new vector type from VectorT.
           
            2. We create as many PatrolPoint(s) as we need and add them to a PatrolPath.
                (for adding PatrolPoints to a PatrolPath we use the common vector API, see VectorT)
               
            3. We can apply a unit anytime to a certain Path with using our PatrolUnit API.
           
            You are allowed to define a special PatrolType (defines the behaviour) for each patroling unit.
            You can also register your code which runs when ever a PatrolPoint is reached.
           

*/

//! novjass  
 //=================== --------- API --------- ====================

    struct PatrolPoint
           
        real x
        real y
       
        static method create(real x, real y)
       
        method destroy()
       
//  With this you can create and destroy PatrolPoints.
//  You always can change x/y coordinate of a PatrolPoint at any time.

// PatrolPoint is the type that you need to add to a PatrolPath, example:

        local PatrolPath path = PatrolPath.create()
        call path.push(PatrolPoint(0,0))
   
// In the example we create a PatrolPoint(0/0) and add it to our PatrolPath.
// If you wonder where I took the "push" method from, PatrolPath is actually nothing else
// than a vector type from VectorT library. So you can use all API powers from the
// vector library to manage the PatrolPath.
       
===

    struct PatrolType
   
        static constant integer NORMAL     // After patrol finished, the unit walks back to start Point.
        static constant integer BACKWARD   // After patrol finished, the unit walks all the patrol path backwards.
        static constant integer LOOP       // After patrol finished, the unit will instantly be moved to start.

===

    struct PatrolOrder
   
        static constant integer MOVE     // The unit will "move" to points.
        static constant integer ATTACK   // The unit will "attack" to points.

===

    struct PatrolUnit
   
   
        static method create(unit u, PatrolPath pp, PatrolType pt, PatrolOrder po, real guardDistance, boolean reverse) returns thistype
            // Applies a patrolpath with a patroltype to a unit
            // "reverse" means it would go the PatrolPath in reverse, so start at last position (when set to "true")
           
            // guardDistance is only important if the PatrolOrder is ATTACK.
            // it defines the maximum distance before the unit is forced to return patroling.
           
        method destroy()
            // Make the unit no PatrolUnit anymore
           
        method operator unit returns unit
            // the unit which patrols
           
        method operator pathPosition returns integer
        method operator pathPosition= (integer newPos)
            // This is the current position of the unit's PatrolPath.
            // You ONLY need this actually when you register a code (see later).
            // It's advised only to "read" it (see demo), change it only if you know what you're doing.
            // minimum index (start) = 0
            // maximum index (back)  = PatrolPath.size()-1
           
        method operator order returns PatrolOrder
        method operator order= (PatrolOrder p)
       
        method operator guardDistance returns real
        method operator guardDistance= (real r)
   
        method operator enabled  returns boolean
        method operator enabled= (boolean flag)
            // enables/disable an instance
           
        method operator reverse  returns boolean
        method operator reverse= (boolean flag)
            // "true" means the unit goes the PatrolPath in reverse way.
       
        method operator path  returns PatrolPath
        method operator path= (PatrolPath p)
            // you can apply a new path at any time
            // when newly applied, it will start at StartPosition,
            // or at respectivly at LastPosition, if "reverse" is "true".
       
        method operator patrolType  returns PatrolType
        method operator patrolType= (PatrolType p)
            // you can change patrol type at any time
           
        static method operator enabledAll= (boolean flag)
            // enable or disable all instances
           
        static method operator[] (unit u) returns thistype
            // for example:
                set PatrolUnit[unit].reverse = true
               
        static method register(boolexpr be) returns triggercondition
        static method unregister(triggercondition tc)
            // You can register and unregister boolexrepssions with these functions.
            // Registered code will run when ever a PatrolUnit reaches a PatrolPoint.
           
            // When the registered code returns "true", the system will normaly
            //     contitunue the unit's Patrol behaviour.
            // When the registered code returns "false", the system thinks that
            //     you made custom changes and will skip the current PatrolPoint.
           
        method registerPatrolUnit(boolexpr be) returns triggercondition
        method unregisterPatrolUnit(triggercondition tc)
            // same as above, but specified to your instance
           
// !! Just as info, first the globaly registered code runs, and then the instance-specified one.
           
        static method operator currentPatrolUnit returns thistype
            // use this operator to access the current instance inside registered code.
           
            // e.g: PatrolUnit currentInstance = PatrolUnit.currentPatrolUnit;
       
           
===

    function PatrolPathHardDestroy(PatrolPath p)
        // Of course you always can use the standard destructor .destroy()
        // The major difference to this, is that this "Hard Destroy" will also destroy
        // all to the PatrolPath binded PatrolPoints. With standard .destroy() you solely  
        // destroy the PatrolPath itself, but PatrolPoints would still exist.  
        // The reason for that is, because it is technicaly allowed to use one PatrolPoint
        // for multiple PatrolPaths.
        // You only should use this function if you truely don't need the binded points anymore.
       
       
// Look at demo for examples.
       
//! endnovjass    
{
//=================== --------- Config --------- ====================  
 
    private constant boolean DISABLE_ON_DEATH    = true;    // When a PatrolUnit dies, the instance will be automaticaly disabled
                                                            // You will need to enable it by your own again.
    private constant boolean DESTROY_ON_DEATH    = false;   // When a PatrolUnit dies, the instance will be automaticaly destroyed.
   
    private constant boolean FORMATION_ENABLED   = false;   // Set this to true in case players who control patrol units (can) have the
                                                            // formation enabled in their gameplay options.
                                                            // If you have formation enabled, you can bug patrol units with it,
                                                            // and they would start going crazy when you try to keep some units in format
                                                            // that try to reach the same patrol point. So when you set this to "true", the system
                                                            // will try to fix this with giving patrol orders to a point with random/minimal offset of
                                                            // the wanted x/ym so 2 units will likely never have the problem in being in formated movement
                                                            // with also trying to patrol to the very same x/y at the same time.
                                                           
                                                            // but it is just recommended that you leave the formation disabled and set it here to "false".
   
    private constant real    MAX_RANGE           = 20;      // The tolerance distance a unit may have to a patrol point.
   
                                           
//=================== -------------------------- ====================
   
    public struct PatrolPoint{
        real x;
        real y;
        private boolean p_exists;   // private_exists
        static method create(real x, real y) -> thistype{
            thistype this = allocate();
            this.x        = x;
            this.y        = y;
            this.p_exists = true;
            return this;
        }
        method destroy(){
            if (p_exists){
                deallocate();
                p_exists = false;
            }
        }
       
        // user doesn't need to know this exists,
        // but it makes no harm
        method operator exists() -> boolean{
            return p_exists;
        }
    }
   
    public struct PatrolType extends array{
        static constant integer NORMAL   = 1;   // After finished, the unit walks back to start Point.
        static constant integer BACKWARD = 2;   // After finished, the unit walks all the patrol path backwards.
        static constant integer LOOP     = 3;   // After finished, the unit will instantly be moved to start.
       
        static constant integer MAXIMUM_AMOUNT = 3;
    }
   
    public struct PatrolOrder extends array{
        static constant integer MOVE   = 851986;  
        static constant integer ATTACK = 851983;  
    }
   
    private constant real INTERVAL  = 0.031250000;
   
    public struct PatrolUnit extends array{
       
        private static group Group  = CreateGroup();
        private static group Backup = CreateGroup();
        private static group Temp;
       
        private static trigger  handler = CreateTrigger();  // global handler
        private static thistype p_patrolUnit;               // access in registered code
       
//      members
       
        private unit    p_u;               // private_unit
        private timer   clock;
        private integer incrementer;       // Defines if current position is going forward or backward in PatrolPath
        private integer p_pathPosition;    // Current position in PatrolPath vector
        private trigger p_handler;         // instance specific handler
        private boolean p_reverse;         // private_reverse
        private boolean p_enabled;         // private_enabled
       
        private real p_guardDistance;
        private trigger guardHandler;
       
        private PatrolType p_patrolType;
        private PatrolOrder p_order;
        private PatrolPath p_path;
       
        // x/y of the point the unit needs to return, in case it is chasing/fighting some unit
        private real xReturn;
        private real yReturn;
        private boolean isChasing;
       
        method destroy(){
            ReleaseTimer(clock);
           
            if(p_handler != null){
                DestroyTrigger(p_handler);
                p_handler = null;
            }
           
            if(guardHandler != null){
                DestroyTrigger(guardHandler);
                guardHandler = null;
            }
           
            p_enabled = false;
            GroupRemoveUnit(Group, p_u);
            p_u = null;
            clock = null;
        }
       
        private static method callback(){
            thistype this = GetTimerData(GetExpiredTimer());
            real distance, x, y;
           
            static if(DESTROY_ON_DEATH){
                if (!UnitAlive(p_u)){
                    destroy();
                    return;
                }
            }
            static if(DISABLE_ON_DEATH){
                if (!UnitAlive(p_u)){
                    PauseTimer(clock);
                    p_enabled = false;
                    return;
                }
            }
           
            if(p_path.empty()){
                debug BJDebugMsg(thistype.callback.name + ": instance " + I2S(this) + " has an invalid or empty PatrolPath.");
                return;
            }
            else if(!p_path[p_pathPosition].exists){
                debug BJDebugMsg(thistype.callback.name + ": instance " + I2S(this) + " tries to acces a removed/invalid PatrolPoint.");
                return;
            }
           
            x = GetUnitX(p_u); y = GetUnitY(p_u);
            distance = SquareRoot((p_path[p_pathPosition].x-x)*(p_path[p_pathPosition].x-x) + (p_path[p_pathPosition].y-y)*(p_path[p_pathPosition].y-y));
           
            if (distance <= MAX_RANGE) {
               
                p_patrolUnit = this;
                TriggerEvaluate(handler);
                if(p_handler != null)
                    TriggerEvaluate(p_handler);

                if (p_patrolType == PatrolType.NORMAL){
                    if(p_path[p_pathPosition] == p_path.back() && !reverse){
                        p_pathPosition = 0;
                    }
                    else if(reverse && p_path[p_pathPosition] == p_path.front()){
                        p_pathPosition = p_path.size()-1;
                    }
                    else {
                        p_pathPosition = p_pathPosition + incrementer;
                    }
                }
                else if(p_patrolType == PatrolType.BACKWARD){
                    if(p_path[p_pathPosition] == p_path.back()){
                        incrementer = -1;
                    }
                    else if (p_path[p_pathPosition] == p_path.front()){
                        incrementer = 1;
                    }
                    p_pathPosition = p_pathPosition + incrementer;
                }
                else if(p_patrolType == PatrolType.LOOP){
                    if(p_path[p_pathPosition] == p_path.back() && !reverse){
                        SetUnitX(p_u, p_path.front().x);
                        SetUnitY(p_u, p_path.front().y);
                        p_pathPosition = 1;
                       
                    }
                    else if(reverse && p_path[p_pathPosition] == p_path.front()){
                        SetUnitX(p_u, p_path.back().x);
                        SetUnitY(p_u, p_path.back().y);
                        p_pathPosition = p_path.size()-2;
                    }
                    else {
                        p_pathPosition = p_pathPosition + incrementer;
                    }
                }
               
                if (FORMATION_ENABLED) {
                    IssuePointOrderById(p_u, p_order, p_path[p_pathPosition].x + GetRandomReal(0, 0.1), p_path[p_pathPosition].y + GetRandomReal(0, 0.1));
                }
                else{
                    IssuePointOrderById(p_u, p_order, p_path[p_pathPosition].x , p_path[p_pathPosition].y);
                }
            }
           
            // when the unit got off the path for some reason (maybe after a fight with enemies),
            // and is being detected without a current order, we re-order it to continue patroling.
            if (GetUnitCurrentOrder(p_u) == null){
           
               if (FORMATION_ENABLED) {
                    IssuePointOrderById(p_u, p_order, p_path[p_pathPosition].x + GetRandomReal(0, 0.1), p_path[p_pathPosition].y + GetRandomReal(0, 0.1));
                }
                else{
                    IssuePointOrderById(p_u, p_order, p_path[p_pathPosition].x , p_path[p_pathPosition].y);
                }
               
            }
        }
       
       
        // callback for when a unit is chasing an other unit
        private static method callback_2(){
            thistype this = GetTimerData(GetExpiredTimer());
            real distance, x, y;
            static if(DESTROY_ON_DEATH){
                if (!UnitAlive(p_u)){
                    destroy();
                    return;
                }
            }
            static if(DISABLE_ON_DEATH){
                if (!UnitAlive(p_u)){
                    PauseTimer(clock);
                    p_enabled = false;
                    return;
                }
            }
           
            x = GetUnitX(p_u); y = GetUnitY(p_u);
            distance = SquareRoot((xReturn-x)*(xReturn-x) + (yReturn-y)*(yReturn-y));
           
            // unit returned to path, it can continue patroling
            if(!isChasing && distance <= MAX_RANGE){
                TimerStart(clock, INTERVAL, true, function thistype.callback);
            }
           
            // unit is out of max range, it gets ordered moving back
            if(distance > p_guardDistance){
                isChasing = false;
                IssuePointOrderById(p_u, PatrolOrder.MOVE, xReturn, yReturn);
            }
           
            // unit is not chasing anymore, so return
            if (GetUnitCurrentOrder(p_u) == null){
                isChasing = false;
                IssuePointOrderById(p_u, PatrolOrder.MOVE, xReturn, yReturn);
            }
        }
       
        private static method onTargetAquired() -> boolean{
            thistype this = GetUnitId(GetTriggerUnit());
            if (!isChasing){
                xReturn = GetUnitX(p_u);
                yReturn = GetUnitY(p_u);
            }
            isChasing = true;
            TimerStart(clock, INTERVAL, true, function thistype.callback_2);
            return false;
        }
       
        static method create(unit u, PatrolPath pp, PatrolType pt, PatrolOrder po, real gd, boolean r) -> thistype{
            thistype this;
           
            if(integer(pt) < 1 || integer(pt) > 3){
                debug BJDebugMsg(thistype.create.name + ": unit with id " + I2S(GetHandleId(u)) + " tries to apply an invalid PatrolType.");
                return 0;
            }
            if(!(po == PatrolOrder.MOVE || po == PatrolOrder.ATTACK)){
                debug BJDebugMsg(thistype.create.name + ": unit with id" + I2S(GetHandleId(u)) + " tries to apply an invalid PatrolOrder.");
                return 0;
            }
            if(IsUnitInGroup(u, Group)){
                debug BJDebugMsg(thistype.create.name + ": unit with id" + I2S(GetHandleId(u)) + " already is a PatrolUnit.");
                return 0;
            }
           
            this            = GetUnitId(u);
            clock           = NewTimerEx(this);
            p_u             = u;
            p_order         = po;
            p_path          = pp;
            p_patrolType    = pt;
            p_reverse       = r;
            p_enabled       = true;
            p_handler       = null;
            isChasing       = false;
            p_guardDistance = gd;
            GroupAddUnit(Group, p_u);
           
            if(po == PatrolOrder.ATTACK){
                guardHandler = CreateTrigger();
                TriggerAddCondition(guardHandler, Condition(function thistype.onTargetAquired));
                TriggerRegisterUnitEvent(guardHandler, u, EVENT_UNIT_ACQUIRED_TARGET);
            }
           
            if(r){
                p_pathPosition = p_path.size()-1;
                incrementer    = -1;
            }
            else{
                p_pathPosition = 0;
                incrementer    = 1;
            }
            TimerStart(clock, INTERVAL, true, function thistype.callback);
            return this;
        }
       
       
        method operator patrolType() -> PatrolType{
            return p_patrolType;
        }
        method operator patrolType=(PatrolType p){
            if(integer(p) > 0 && integer(p) <= PatrolType.MAXIMUM_AMOUNT){
                p_patrolType = p;
            }
            else{
                debug BJDebugMsg("Patrol: operator patrolType=: " + ": instance " + I2S(this) + " tries to apply an invalid PatrolType.");
            }
        }
       
        method operator reverse() -> boolean{
            return p_reverse;
        }
        method operator reverse=(boolean flag){
            if(flag != p_reverse){
                incrementer   = -incrementer;
                p_reverse = flag;
            }
        }
       
        method operator path() -> PatrolPath{
            return p_path;
        }
        method operator path=(PatrolPath p){
            p_path = p;
            if(reverse){
                p_pathPosition = p_path.size()-1;
                incrementer    = -1;
            }
            else{
                p_pathPosition = 0;
                incrementer    = 1;
            }
        }
       
        // this exists so the user has no chance to "null" the
        // unit variable in public access.
        method operator unit()-> unit{
            return p_u;
        }
       
        method operator pathPosition()-> integer{
            return p_pathPosition;
        }
        method operator pathPosition=(integer i){
            if (0 <= i && i <= (p_path.size()-1))
                p_pathPosition = i;
            else
                debug BJDebugMsg("Patrol: operator pathPosition=: " + ": instance " + I2S(this) + " tries to apply an invalid pathPosition.");
        }
       
        method operator guardDistance() -> real{
            return p_guardDistance;
        }
        method operator guardDistance=(real r){
            p_guardDistance = r;
        }
       
        method operator order()-> PatrolOrder{
            return p_order;
        }
        method operator order=(PatrolOrder p){
            if (p == PatrolOrder.MOVE || p == PatrolOrder.ATTACK){
                if(p == PatrolOrder.ATTACK && p_order != p){
                    guardHandler = CreateTrigger();
                    TriggerAddCondition(guardHandler, Condition(function thistype.onTargetAquired));
                    TriggerRegisterUnitEvent(guardHandler, p_u, EVENT_UNIT_ACQUIRED_TARGET);
                }
                else if(p_order == PatrolOrder.ATTACK && p == PatrolOrder.MOVE){
                    DestroyTrigger(p_handler);
                    p_handler = null;
                }
                p_order = p;
            }
            else{
                debug BJDebugMsg("Patrol: operator order=: " + ": instance " + I2S(this) + " tries to apply an invalid PatrolOrder.");
            }
        }
       
        method registerPatrolUnit(boolexpr be) -> triggercondition{
            if(p_handler == null){
                p_handler = CreateTrigger();
            }
            return TriggerAddCondition(p_handler, be);
        }
        method unregisterPatrolUnit(triggercondition tc){
            TriggerRemoveCondition(p_handler, tc);
        }
       
        method operator enabled() -> boolean{
            return p_enabled;
        }
        method operator enabled=(boolean flag){
            if(flag && !(p_enabled)){
                TimerStart(clock, INTERVAL, true, function thistype.callback);
                if(p_order == PatrolOrder.ATTACK){
                    EnableTrigger(guardHandler);
                }
            }
            else if(!(flag) && p_enabled){
                PauseTimer(clock);
                if(p_order == PatrolOrder.ATTACK){
                    DisableTrigger(guardHandler);
                }
            }
            p_enabled = flag;
        }
       
        static method operator enabledAll=(boolean flag){
            unit fog;
            fog = FirstOfGroup(Group);
            while(fog != null){
                thistype(GetUnitId(fog)).enabled = flag;
                GroupAddUnit(Backup,fog);
                GroupRemoveUnit(Group,fog);
                fog = FirstOfGroup(Group);
            }
            Temp = Group;
            Group = Backup;
            Backup = Temp;
        }
       
        static method operator[](unit u)-> thistype{
            if(!IsUnitInGroup(u, Group)){
                debug BJDebugMsg("Patrol: operator []: " + ": unit with id " + I2S(GetHandleId(u)) + " is not a PatrolUnit yet.");
                return 0;
            }
            return GetUnitId(u);
        }
       
        static method register(boolexpr be) -> triggercondition{
            return TriggerAddCondition(thistype.handler, be);
        }
        static method unregister(triggercondition tc){
            TriggerRemoveCondition(thistype.handler, tc);
        }
       
        static method operator currentPatrolUnit()->thistype{
            return p_patrolUnit;
        }
       
        // wow, static if's aren't allowed globaly in Zinc :(
        private static method onDeindex()->boolean{
            if (IsUnitInGroup(GetIndexedUnit(), Group)) {
                thistype(GetIndexedUnitId()).destroy();
            }
            return false;
        }
       
        // wow, static if's still aren't allowed globaly in Zinc :(
        private static method onInit(){
            OnUnitDeindex(function thistype.onDeindex);
        }
   
    } // end of struct
   
    public function PatrolPathHardDestroy (PatrolPath p){
        integer i = p.size() - 1;
        while(i >= 0){
            p[i].destroy();
            i = i - 1;
        }
        p.destroy();
    }
}
//! endzinc

 


Code (vJASS):

//! zinc
library PatrolGUI requires Patrol /* v1.1 -- hiveworkshop.com/threads/patrol-waypoint-system.276391/ */{

    PatrolPath tempPath = 0;
    Table table;
 
    function onRegister(){
        if(GetHandleId(udg_PATROL_Point) == 0){
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - Register - Point is invalid or does not exist.");
            return;
        }
        if (tempPath == 0)
            tempPath = PatrolPath.create();
        tempPath.push(PatrolPoint.create(GetLocationX(udg_PATROL_Point), GetLocationY(udg_PATROL_Point)));
    }

    function onCreate(){
        if(udg_PATROL_Order != udg_PATROL_ORDER_MOVE && udg_PATROL_Order != udg_PATROL_ORDER_ATTACK){
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - Create - Invalid PatrolOrder");
            return;
        }
        if(udg_PATROL_PatrolType < 1 || udg_PATROL_PatrolType > 3){
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - Create - Invalid PatrolType.");
            return;
        }
        if(tempPath == 0){
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - Create - No Points are registered.");
            return;
        }
 
        PatrolUnit.create(udg_PATROL_Unit, tempPath, udg_PATROL_PatrolType, OrderId(udg_PATROL_Order), udg_PATROL_GuardDistance, false).enabled = udg_PATROL_Enabled;
        table.integer[GetHandleId(udg_PATROL_Unit)] = tempPath;
        tempPath = 0;
    }
 
    function onDestroy(){
        integer id = GetHandleId(udg_PATROL_Unit);
        if(table.integer.has(id)){
            PatrolPathHardDestroy(PatrolPath(table.integer[id]));
            table.integer.remove(id);
        }
        else
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - Destroy - Unit is no PatrolUnit.");
    }
 
    function onGet(){
        PatrolUnit this = PatrolUnit[udg_PATROL_Unit];
        udg_PATROL_Enabled       = this.enabled;
        udg_PATROL_PatrolType    = this.patrolType;
        udg_PATROL_Order         = OrderId2String(this.order);
        udg_PATROL_GuardDistance = this.guardDistance;
    }
 
    function onSet(){
        PatrolUnit this;
 
        if(udg_PATROL_Order != udg_PATROL_ORDER_MOVE && udg_PATROL_Order != udg_PATROL_ORDER_ATTACK){
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - SetData - Invalid PatrolOrder");
            return;
        }
        if(udg_PATROL_PatrolType < 1 || udg_PATROL_PatrolType > 3){
            debug BJDebugMsg("ERROR: PatrolGUI - SetData - Invalid PatrolType.");
            return;
        }
 
        this = PatrolUnit[udg_PATROL_Unit];
        this.enabled       = udg_PATROL_Enabled;
        this.patrolType    = udg_PATROL_PatrolType;
        this.order         = OrderId(udg_PATROL_Order);
        this.guardDistance = udg_PATROL_GuardDistance;
    }
 
    function init(){
        udg_PATROL_TYPE_NORMAL   = PatrolType.NORMAL;
        udg_PATROL_TYPE_BACKWARD = PatrolType.BACKWARD;
        udg_PATROL_TYPE_LOOP     = PatrolType.LOOP;
 
        udg_PATROL_ORDER_MOVE   = "move";
        udg_PATROL_ORDER_ATTACK = "attack";
 
        DestroyTimer(GetExpiredTimer());
    }
 
    function onInit(){
        table = Table.create();
        TimerStart(CreateTimer(), 0, false, function init);
        udg_PATROL_Create        = CreateTrigger();
        udg_PATROL_Destroy       = CreateTrigger();
        udg_PATROL_RegisterPoint = CreateTrigger();
        udg_PATROL_GetData       = CreateTrigger();
        udg_PATROL_SetData       = CreateTrigger();
 
        TriggerAddAction(udg_PATROL_Create, function onCreate);
        TriggerAddAction(udg_PATROL_RegisterPoint, function onRegister);
        TriggerAddAction(udg_PATROL_Destroy, function onDestroy);
        TriggerAddAction(udg_PATROL_GetData, function onGet);
        TriggerAddAction(udg_PATROL_SetData, function onSet);
    }
}
//! endzinc
 


Changelog

v1.4 to v1.5:
- unit collision is no longer considered
- formated movement is now allowed


Keywords:
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19:40, 15th Mar 2016 BPower: Almia mentioned a few important things. I'll write a review when soon TM takes place.
Wietlol
API Madness:static method register(boolexpr be) returns triggercondition static method unregister(triggercondition tc) register can take in a "code" variable instead (as long as the functions arent inlined) Optimization:private timer clock; clock...
Wietlol
I suppose we can trust the user to not mess up :D Status: Approved
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    Okay ill be home by 6 then ill test the new version and let you know if any bugs occur! Nice response time on the update though!

    EDIT*

    Units are now patrolling correctly without stopping so my issue is completely fixed thanks again for all the help!
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
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    API Madness:
    • static method register(boolexpr be) returns triggercondition
      static method unregister(triggercondition tc)
      register can take in a "code" variable instead (as long as the functions arent inlined)

    Optimization:
    • private timer clock;
      clock could be global with a foreach loop in the callback
      On a side note, the interval could be 0.03 instead of 0.03125000
    • distance = SquareRoot((p_path[p_pathPosition].x-x)*(p_path[p_pathPosition].x-x) + (p_path[p_pathPosition].y-y)*(p_path[p_pathPosition].y-y));
      istance check should be done with squared values and only ever be rooted whenever it requires to be so... for example for visuals or whatever which you dont
    • PatrolPath ìs placed below everything, thus it creates trigger executions for every function it cannot inline... better place it at the top.

    Readability:
    • if(integer(p) >= 1 && integer(p) <= 3){
      Typecasts are unnecessary... but I suppose its preference.
      the "3" should be a private constant as "PatrolType.COUNT" (or something)
    • Code (vJASS):
      if(flag != p_reverse)
          incrementer   = -incrementer;
      p_reverse = flag;

      ->
      Code (vJASS):
      if(flag != p_reverse)
      {
          incrementer   = -incrementer;
          p_reverse = flag;
      }

    Bugs: (Required to be fixed)
    • p_pathPosition = p_path.size()-1;
      ??? possible negative p_pathPosition ???
      why would this one use "method operator pathPosition=(integer i)"
      but "p_pathPosition = i;" (inside that operator) doesnt
      either way, it is either allowing a negative p_pathPosition or it is placed in the wrong order thus creating a trigger evaluation to reference the function ahead.

    Status: Requires Update

     
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    I don't think this is better. It's also cleaner this way, and I don't need an extra data struture but the timer utils.

    Why?

    Are you sure, have you checked?

    Where is a bug? It's wrong input somewhere, if it results in a negative value, and will throw a debug message to user that path is invalid.
     
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    Using one timer, one callback and no "get id" stuff is a big optimization though.
    However, it wont break anything so it is not required to do so... just optimizations.

    I had to mention the 0.03s thingy.
    Simply because there is no readon (apart from a 1.333 frame optimization) to use 0.03125s.
    As a drawback, 0.03125s is slightly less accurate.

    //! runtextmacro DEFINE_STRUCT_VECTOR("", "PatrolPath", "PatrolPoint")

    Doesnt that create the whole struct at the position of that textmacro?
    If so, then it is either placed after this library, and there is no requirement/usage of it defined or the code in the thread isnt the actual code.

    What happens when the path given is empty?
     
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    As said I don't agree, and explained why. For PatrolSystem I don't need an extra data structure, no doubly linked list, or what ever, which would mean more code logics.
    Now I simply can use the internaly logics from Timer Utils to store my data, so it's more efficient -- maybe sligthly less performant, in case I use 20+ more instances. Still, less complex, and a win for me.

    That's not true, and by the way, there is a difference between 0.03125, and 0,031250000. Explicitily defining the 4x"0", it was tested to be the most accurate value, more sligthly accurate than 0.03125. (which is not really important anyways)

    You stated something, you say. : ) But I think you might be surprised at 1-2 points might be different at the TriggerExecution point.

    PatrolPaths, and PatrolUnits are treated seperatly - and what you create an empty patrol path first nothing happens. But in case you try to apply a unit to move to an empty patrol path, and in our example in 'reverse' form, then it will try to reach the "size - 1" point (which is just the first checkpoint), the system will understand that this point doesn't exist yet, and throw error(s).

    edit:

    Made the few changes, and use a second library, now, to avoid an evaluation.
    For size()-1 thing, though, nothing was changed.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2017
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    I suppose we can trust the user to not mess up :D

    Status: Approved