Difference between revisions of "Logic script"

From Valve Developer Community
Jump to: navigation, search
(Inputs: Added CallScriptFunction and noted necessary quotation marks for RunScriptCode in L4D2)
m (Inputs)
Line 11: Line 11:
 
== Inputs ==
 
== Inputs ==
 
{{I Targetname}}
 
{{I Targetname}}
{{note|RunScriptCode may need quotation marks added to the string. This is true in Left 4 Dead 2.}}
 
{{IO|CallScriptFunction|Execute a function declared in the vscript. No quotations and parentheses are necessary.|param=string}}
 
  
 
== Outputs ==
 
== Outputs ==

Revision as of 18:15, 14 January 2013

Logic script.png
logic_script is a point entity available in all Source games since <Left 4 Dead 2> Left 4 Dead 2. It is a container for VScripts. In Left 4 Dead 2, for example, this entity is used extensively for the logic in "carnival games" found in the Dark Carnival campaign, such as Peanut Gallery, Strongman Contest, Whack-a-Stach, etc.

KeyValues

EntityGroup[0] to EntityGroup[15] <targetname>
Entities to add in the EntityGroup array for the script.
Note:The array can be extended beyond 16 entities. Simply add additional Group## keys with SmartEdit turned off.

Targetname:

Name <string>
The targetname that other entities refer to this entity by.
Entity Scripts <scriptlist> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Space delimited list of VScript files (without file extension) that are executed after all entities have spawned. The scripts are all executed in the same script scope, later ones overwriting any identical variables and functions.
Script think function <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Name of a function in this entity's script which will be called automatically every 100 milliseconds (ten times a second) for the duration of the script. It can be used to create timers or to simulate autonomous behavior. The return value (if present) will set the time until the next call.
Note:Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.
Note:logic_script in L4D2 is missing KeyValues for Entity Scripts and Script think function. These additional keys can to be added to the entity with SmartEdit turned off as vscripts <string> and thinkfunction <string>, respectively.

Inputs

Targetname:

Kill
Removes this entity and any entities parented to it from the world.
KillHierarchy
Functions the same as Kill, although this entity and any entities parented to it are killed on the same frame, being marginally faster than Kill.
AddOutput  <string>
Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
Format: <key> <value>
Format: <output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
FireUser1 to FireUser4
Fire the OnUser outputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
Use  !FGD
Same as a player invoking +use; may not do anything. Can also be invoked by creating an output that does not specify an input.
This input is not included in Valve's FGDs.
RunScriptFile  <script> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
RunScriptCode  <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a string of VScript source code in the scope of the entity receiving the input. String quotation may be needed when fired via console.
Bug: In <Left 4 Dead 2>, the code is executed in the script scope of the entity that fires the output, not the one receiving the input.
Warning: Never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor.
CallScriptFunction  <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2) !FGD
Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity.
SetLocalOrigin  <coordinates> (New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
Send this entity to a spot in the map. If the entity is parented to something, it will be offset from the parent by this amount.
SetLocalAngles  <angles> (New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
Set this entity's angles.

Outputs

Targetname:

OnUser1 to OnUser4
These Outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered FireUser1 to FireUser4 Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
OnKilled  (Only in the Left 4 Dead series)
This Output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.

See also

External links