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Offline Shiku

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Help with repeating event please!
Okay, for the mission I am FREDing, one ship must detonate an EM pulse every 100 seconds, but only after a certain destroyer has arrived.

My problem is with making the event continue to happen, but ONLY after the destroyer has arrived.

Can anybody help me with this event please?
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And he led us to an unknown star,
But as soon as I surveyed the scene,
A great Sathanas did fill my screen,
As it rushed forward for a jump,
The both of us seemed destined to bump,
Until I heard Snipes, not too quiet,
“Dive, Dive!! Hit your burners, pilot!!!!” -Trayus

 

Offline Shade

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Re: Help with repeating event please!
Use the arrival of the destroyer as the trigger condition, set the number of repeats to 99 and set the repeat delay to 100.
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Offline Shiku

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Re: Help with repeating event please!
thanks for the help Shade!

But, How do I create a repeating event? I can't seem to find the SEXPs for it.

No one becomes depraved all at once.

I followed Snipes quite wide and far,
And he led us to an unknown star,
But as soon as I surveyed the scene,
A great Sathanas did fill my screen,
As it rushed forward for a jump,
The both of us seemed destined to bump,
Until I heard Snipes, not too quiet,
“Dive, Dive!! Hit your burners, pilot!!!!” -Trayus

 
Re: Help with repeating event please!
That will work. The event will repeat 99 times. If the player is still there after 9,900 seconds, make him self-destruct.

That's what FREDers do all the time. Finding creative ways around FRED's limits. So don't expect a perfect solution.

If you have FreeSpace SCP, you may want to experiment with the every-time conditional.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Help with repeating event please!
Don't use every-time for this. It's not what it's meant to be used for. There are actually only a very small number of times when every-time should be used and this certainly isn't one of them. It's actually one of the most misused SEXPs in the game.


But, How do I create a repeating event? I can't seem to find the SEXPs for it.

You're looking in the wrong place. In the middle column of the event editor between the SEXP and Message windows there are a set of options. If the repeat count is changed to 99 and the repeat delay is set to 100 that would have the desired effect. 
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Offline Shiku

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Re: Help with repeating event please!
Thanks Karajorma! Event works great now, and I don't wnat to think about all the time I spent looking for the SEXP when it was staring me in the face all along.
*goes to hide in embarrassment...
No one becomes depraved all at once.

I followed Snipes quite wide and far,
And he led us to an unknown star,
But as soon as I surveyed the scene,
A great Sathanas did fill my screen,
As it rushed forward for a jump,
The both of us seemed destined to bump,
Until I heard Snipes, not too quiet,
“Dive, Dive!! Hit your burners, pilot!!!!” -Trayus