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Looping instructions in SEXP
Hello!

I wish that carriers executes statements in loop. How do It ?

For exemples : for every times,
1) go to waypoint A
2) when arrive at waypoint A, go to waypoint B
3) when arrive at waypoint B, cloak 1, 2, etc objects
4) uncloak 1a, 2a, etc objects
5 loop to 1)

Thanks for help.   :confused:

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: Looping instructions in SEXP
Use a state machine.

Code: [Select]
when
  and
    =
      current_state
      0
    are-waypoints-done
      your_ship
      waypoint_A
  add-goal
    your_ship
    ai-waypoints-once
      waypoint_B
      89
  modify-variable
    current_state
    1
Toggle Count: 9999

When you've handled all the possible values of current_state, set the value to 0 and add a goal to go back to waypoint_A again.

  

Offline karajorma

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Re: Looping instructions in SEXP
I don't think that will work. Doesn't waypoints-done use the mission log and return SEXP_KNOWN_TRUE if it found the waypoint done? Even with every-time that means it still wouldn't work.

Checking the distance from the waypoint should work though.
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: Looping instructions in SEXP
That's a good point; waypoints-done-delay does use the mission log.  A distance check is the correct thing to do.

 
Re: Looping instructions in SEXP
Ok !

thanks for help. I' ll try that.