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Created14.02.2015 10:02

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 14.02.2015 10:02
I'm working on a script to display nearest horseshoe position on PDA.
But I can't access the horseshoe data table.
So far I've experimented with "collectableHorseshoesObject" (referenced in sampleModMap.lua) and "collectableHorseshoes, horseshoe, horseshoeTrigger" (referenced in map.i3d). Without success.
Where is this horseshoe table?

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 11.03.2015 12:06

actually there should be a mod out there whcih does exactly what you want to do, if I remeber correcttly.

Anyway, see what you can do with the following tip:



Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 16.03.2015 10:18
Thanks for the answer.
I tried it now with:

for k,item in ipairs(g_currentMission.collectableHorseshoesObject.horseshoes) do
1) local obj = item;
2) local obj = item.item;
3) local obj = item.rootNode;
4) local obj = g_currentMission:getNodeObject(**like 1-3**);
Tried also with "for k,i in pairs(...)"

In all cases I get nil or index error.
Now what's wrong with this method?

Also I didn't find a mod like mentioned. Do you have a link?

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 16.03.2015 14:33

not sure what you tried exactly ,)


for k,item in ipairs(g_currentMission.collectableHorseshoesObject.horseshoes) do
for l,horseshoe in pairs(item) do
print(tostring(l)..": "..tostring(horseshoe));

should give you some results.

Anyway, you could try horseshoeTriggerId, horseshoeId and visId ;)


Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 16.03.2015 16:10
Ah .. thanks for the hints :)
I wasn't aware that the table is nested once more.
Too bad that such things are rarely documented.
The more thanks to the useful support by yours.

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 18.03.2015 01:46
It's nearly done. My "horseshoe radar" now works fine (with default icons).
Remaining problem: How can I use custom icons for the PDA?
I tried it with PNGs in various 2^n formats, DDS in DXT1,2,3 - but I get always: "Error: Can't load resource: ...."
What's the secret of the PDA icons?

And besides: what's the meaning of the last 5 arguments in "createMapHotspot(... , false, false, false, 0, true)"

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 18.03.2015 09:00

maybe the path to the image file is not correct?
How do you set/create the path exactly?

As requested:
function MissionPDA:createMapHotspot(name, imageFilename, xMapPos, yMapPos, width, height, blinking, persistent, showName, objectId, hidable)


Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 18.03.2015 10:17
The files are all together in one directory. I'm using
g_currentMission.missionPDA:createMapHotspot("Horseshoe", Utils.getFilename("hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png", self.baseDirectory), ....)
where the icon file is a 64x64 DDS DXT3 (one alpha channel). The adequate PNG is also there.
I tried also 32x32, DXT5, .. get always "Error: Can't load resource: hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png"
If I use map default icons, all runs fine.

Is there a certain format necessary? I've read something about icon files with multiple icons inside.

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 18.03.2015 17:08

please do a "debug print" and check what's the outcome of:

Utils.getFilename("hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png", self.baseDirectory)

Maybe that can already solve your problem ;)


Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 18.03.2015 17:58
hhmm .. curious.
I've now inserted in the "loadMap()" section:
self.iconFile = Utils.getFilename("hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png", self.baseDirectory);

debug print in "draw()":

print(self.iconFile) --> "hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png"
print(Utils.getFilename("hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png", self.baseDirectory)) --> "hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.pngfalse"

Now I used: ..createMapHotspot("Horseshoe", self.iconFile, ...);
But same Error: Can't load resource: hud_pda_spot_horseshoe.png

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 19.03.2015 08:17

the "false" returned by the call to "Utis.getFilename" tells us that the variable "self.baseDirectory" is not set.
Please check that with a debug print ;)

Anyway, sou are doing this in your mod map?
Why not do it as a normal mod? In this way it would work with every map which has horseshoes!


Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 19.03.2015 11:50
No - it is a "normal mod" in the user mod directory, not an inbuilt map feature.
All runs fine if I use the default icons of "$dataS/.."
But for some strange reason it will not accept my custom, selfmade icons.

Meanwhile I've searched intensively in the web, didn't find any mod with custom PDA icons.
So I assume, custom icons are not supported at all .. or they need a special format, which I didn't get yet ;)

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 22.03.2015 14:27
Problem solved!

The variable 'self.baseDir' wasn't set properly, works only with vehicles and similiar.

I had to set 'myMod.myDir = g_currentModDirectory;' immediately at start, just after 'myMod = {};'

Then I got access with iconFile = myMod.myDir.."icon.png"

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