Author Topic: Question on using variables for mod "License to Kill"  (Read 1661 times)


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 46
    • View Profile
Question on using variables for mod "License to Kill"
« on: April 07, 2015, 09:06:39 am »
I've got a mod I'm working on that does the following:

1) You can buy a freelancer hunter license at space ports
2) When equipped (or maybe just in inventory), everytime you kill a pirate, you gain %0% credits. I'm basically going to mimic this function in the collision.js file:

                killer_ship_id: args.caster_id,
                ship_id: args.ship_id,
                npc_id: game.GetShipOwner(args.ship_id)

    var level = ship.GetLevel(args.ship_id);
    var exp_earned = 150 + Math.pow(level, 1.3);
    var money_earned = 300 + Math.pow(level,1.3);

    if (args.caster_id > 0 && game.IsShipPlayerControlled(args.caster_id))
        ship.SetCurrentValueDelta(args.caster_id, "experience", exp_earned);
        ship.SetCurrentValueDelta(args.caster_id, "money", money_earned);

But what I'm not piecing together is this line in in the localization file:

Line 235: Notifications.Money.Added:                                                  %amount%d added

How do I call that value?

I guess what I'm asking is, whenever i kill a pirate, what is the code to add some amount to the player?

edit: ok, i learned how to do it..partially..still have a question.

if (args.caster_id > 0 && game.IsShipPlayerControlled(args.caster_id))
        ship.SetCurrentValueDelta(args.caster_id, "experience", exp_earned);
      player.AddMoney("jeeplaw", 100500);
      player.AddExperience("jeeplaw", 100500);

THAT WORKS. But, that's not going to work for a real mod to be released. Why isn't player.AddExperience(PLAYER, 100500); working? I've got using(player); in the header of the file.
Something isn't adding up.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 07:32:49 pm by jeeplaw »


  • AtomicTorch Founder
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1963
    • View Profile
Re: Question on using variables for mod "License to Kill"
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 11:33:06 pm »
I think there a little misleading in our WIKI:
When you're writing a topic script, then it will contain constants PLAYER (which is your nickname) and PLAYER_SHIP (which is a number).
However, this doesn't works in regular scripts. There are no PLAYER and PLAYER_SHIP constants (as scripts are common for ALL players; topics are created per-player). You need to get the player name from the game by using ship ID number and then give it to the function.

Code: [Select]
      // get player name
      var playerName = game.GetShipOwner(args.caster_id);
      // now we can use this player name to add money and experience
      player.AddMoney(playerName, 100500);
      player.AddExperience(playerName, 100500);
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 02:41:30 am by Lurler »