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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 03 Dec 2021 08:18 PM (UTC)

Amended on Fri 03 Dec 2021 08:36 PM (UTC) by Lilac

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I've been researching this for days, and driving myself up a wall, but I'm not a coder and I can't hit upon the magic to make it work as I'd like.

What I want: a mini window to open on my client, with a triggered grab of my quest information.

That's it. Ideally it would perform very similar to the Aardwolf Quest Noter plugin (https://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=8814) by Nick, but only in terms of the cute mini window opening on my screen. I want none of the complicated timer stuff, just the information displayed.


The block of text I need to capture is below, with * as the notator for information that changes:

You ask * for a quest.
* says 'Thank you, brave *!'
You have asked to find a lost item.
* says 'Vile thieves have stolen * from the royal treasury!'
* says 'My court wizardess, with her magic mirror, has pinpointed its location.'
* says 'Look in the general vicinity of * for *!'

It doesn't even need the whole block. Just what the thieves have stolen and looking in the vicinity of * for *.

I don't know if this is possible, I just know I have no idea how to make it so if it is.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (2,523 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #1 on Fri 03 Dec 2021 08:49 PM (UTC)

Amended on Fri 03 Dec 2021 09:05 PM (UTC) by Fiendish

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Is this for Aardwolf? If it is then my answer will be different than if it isn't because I have premade modules for making miniwindows but they're tightly integrated with the Aardwolf MUSHclient package.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 03 Dec 2021 09:03 PM (UTC)
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No, it's not for Aardwolf.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (2,523 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #3 on Fri 03 Dec 2021 09:06 PM (UTC)
Message
Alternatively then, can you just use the one from that link and ignore the timer part?

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Fri 03 Dec 2021 09:16 PM (UTC)

Amended on Fri 03 Dec 2021 09:27 PM (UTC) by Lilac

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I've gone through it and all I can figure out is that it confuses the F out of me. I'm not sure exactly what to change to alter it to the key phrases I need.

Would it even still be a plugin? Can I do it with triggers only?

The trigger portion I can remove everything and add the ones I want, which is -- near as I can tell - the following:


<trigger
match="* says 'Vile thieves have stolen * from the royal treasury!'"
name="questor_line"
script="questor_line"
sequence="100"
expand_variables="y"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="You ask * for a quest."
script="start_questor_stuff"
sequence="100"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
match="* says 'Look in the general vicinity of * for *!"
name="questor_end"
script="questor_end"
sequence="10"
expand_variables="y"
>
</trigger>





From there I'm not sure what to edit/remove/add/change in the script portion.

I'm a hot mess when it comes to code.


EDIT TO ADD: Probably not that either, because then how would it know to trigger only on MY quests and not other people's.

Yikes, this is rough.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,006 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #5 on Fri 03 Dec 2021 09:52 PM (UTC)
Message
I did a tutorial here: http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=9965

That covers, in some depth, capturing your inventory and showing it in a miniwindow.

Now, capturing quest information is the same concept, except that the words surrounding it will be different. So in your case "You ask * for a quest." could be what starts the capturing process off, and something else (like a prompt) would finish it.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #6 on Fri 03 Dec 2021 10:17 PM (UTC)

Amended on Fri 03 Dec 2021 10:18 PM (UTC) by Lilac

Message
Nick Gammon said:

I did a tutorial here: http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=9965

That covers, in some depth, capturing your inventory and showing it in a miniwindow.

Now, capturing quest information is the same concept, except that the words surrounding it will be different. So in your case "You ask * for a quest." could be what starts the capturing process off, and something else (like a prompt) would finish it.



I can't even see how you would change what that tutorial is building (an alias with the wait function and all that) into something that captures text, as a trigger.


Unfortunately, it seems to be you're driving a Masterati while I'm still getting the hang of how any car drives. LOL

I know how to make a trigger. I know I want to use the following:

1.) * says 'Vile thieves have stolen * from the royal treasury!'

2.) * says 'Look in the general vicinity of * for *!'


I know (think I know) that * is a variable for information.


That's about where I get lost. It seems like this is way too far over my head to attempt.
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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #7 on Sat 04 Dec 2021 12:42 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 04 Dec 2021 12:46 AM (UTC) by Lilac

Message
Okay. Here are the changes I made. None of it is working. I've been fiddling and playing with this for six hours, now.



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE muclient>
<!-- Saved on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 9:13 AM -->
<!-- MuClient version 4.33 -->

<!-- Plugin "Aardwolf_Quest_Noter" generated by Plugin Wizard -->

<muclient>
<plugin
name="Aardwolf_Quest_Noter_v2"
author="Nick Gammon"
id="76c899eda20ad99787c6b438"
language="Lua"
purpose="Remembers standard quest instructions"
date_written="2008-07-24"
requires="4.34"
version="2.0"
save_state="y"
>
<description trim="y">
<![CDATA[
Remembers what a quest-giver told you to do.
]]>
</description>

</plugin>


<!-- Triggers -->

<triggers>

<trigger
match="* says 'Thank you, brave *!'"
name="questor_line"
script="questor_line"
sequence="100"
expand_variables="y"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="You have asked to find a lost item. "
script="start_questor_stuff"
sequence="100"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
match="* says 'Congratulations on completing the quest!'"
name="questor_end"
script="questor_end"
sequence="10"
expand_variables="y"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="QUEST: You have almost completed your QUEST!"
sequence="100"
script="quest_done"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="* 'Congratulations on completing the quest!'"
sequence="100"
script="quest_handed_in"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="There are * minutes remaining until you can go on another quest."
sequence="100"
script="quest_time_to_go"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="You may now quest again."
sequence="100"
script="quest_available"
>
</trigger>

<trigger
enabled="y"
match="You aren't currently on a quest."
sequence="100"
script="quest_available"
>
</trigger>

</triggers>

<!-- Timers -->


<timers>
<timer
script="show_quest_text"
enabled="y"
second="30.00"
>
</timer>
</timers>
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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #8 on Sat 04 Dec 2021 12:42 AM (UTC)
Message
<!-- Script -->


<script>
<![CDATA[

background_colour = 0xE7FFFF
text_colour = 0x000000
heading_colour = 0x800080
time_colour = 0x82004B


quest_info = {}

require "serialize"
require "commas"
require "var"

function quest_handed_in (name, line, wildcards)
Send "pq time"
next_quest_time = os.time () + (30 * 60) -- 30 mins to go
quest_info = {}
show_quest_text ()
end -- quest_handed_in

function quest_time_to_go (name, line, wildcards)
local mins = tonumber (wildcards [1])
if mins then
next_quest_time = os.time () + mins * 60
else
next_quest_time = nil
end -- if
quest_info = {}
show_quest_text ()
end -- quest_time_to_go

function quest_available (name, line, wildcards)
next_quest_time = os.time ()
quest_info = {}
show_quest_text ()
end -- quest_available

function quest_done (name, line, wildcards)
quest_info = { "Quest complete - go hand it in." }
max_width = WindowTextWidth (win, font_id, quest_info [1])
show_quest_text ()
end -- quest_done

function start_questor_stuff (name, line, wildcards)
check (EnableTrigger ("questor_line", true))
check (EnableTrigger ("questor_end", true))
quest_info = {}
max_width = 0
var.questor = wildcards [1]
end -- start_questor_stuff

function questor_line (name, line, wildcards)
local text = wildcards [1]

if string.match (text, "* says 'Thank you, brave *!' ") then
return
end -- if

if string.match (text, "May the gods go with you! ") then
return
end -- if

table.insert (quest_info, text )
max_width = math.max (max_width, WindowTextWidth (win, font_id, text))

end -- questor_line

function Display_Line (line, text, id, colour)

local left = 5
local top = (line - 1) * font_height

WindowText (win, id, text, left, top, 0, 0, colour)

end -- Display_Line

function show_when_quest_available ()

local time_to_go = next_quest_time - os.time ()

if time_to_go <= 0 then
text = "You are not currently on a quest!"
else
text = string.format ("Time until next quest: %s", convert_time (time_to_go))
end -- if

max_width = WindowTextWidth (win, font_id, text)

-- recreate the window the correct size
WindowCreate (win,
0, 0, -- left, top (auto-positions)
max_width + 10, -- width
font_height + 5, -- height
7, -- auto-position: top middle
0, -- flags
0xE7FFFF)

Display_Line (1, text, font_id, time_colour)

WindowShow (win, true)

end -- show_when_quest_available

function show_quest_text ()

if #quest_info == 0 and
next_quest_time then
show_when_quest_available ()
return
end -- one available now/soon

-- do nothing if no quest
if #quest_info == 0 or when_required == nil then
return
end -- if

-- recreate the window the correct size
WindowCreate (win,
0, 0, -- left, top (auto-positions)
max_width + 10, -- width
(#quest_info + 2) * font_height + 5, -- height
7, -- auto-position: top middle
0, -- flags
0xE7FFFF)

-- heading
local text = "Current quest."
Display_Line (1, text, font_id, heading_colour)

-- list of mobs
for i, v in ipairs (quest_info) do
Display_Line (i + 1, v, font_id, text_colour)
end -- for

-- how long to go
local time_to_go = when_required - os.time ()

if time_to_go < 0 then
return
end -- if

text = string.format ("Time to go: %s", convert_time (time_to_go))
Display_Line (#quest_info + 2, text, font_id, time_colour)

WindowShow (win, true)

end -- show_quest_text

function questor_end (name, line, wildcards)

local text = wildcards [1]

-- work out when quest ends

when_required = os.time ()

local days = string.match (text, "(%d+) days?")
if days then
when_required = when_required + tonumber (days) * 60 * 60 * 24
end -- some days left

local hours = string.match (text, "(%d+) hours?")
if hours then
when_required = when_required + tonumber (hours) * 60 * 60
end -- some days left

local minutes = string.match (text, "(%d+) minutes?")
if minutes then
when_required = when_required + tonumber (minutes) * 60
end -- some days left

check (EnableTrigger ("questor_line", false))
check (EnableTrigger ("questor_end", false))
show_quest_text ()
end -- questor_end

function OnPluginSaveState ()
SetVariable ("enabled", tostring (GetPluginInfo (GetPluginID (), 17)))
end -- function OnPluginSaveState

function OnPluginInstall ()

win = GetPluginID ()
font_id = "fn"

font_name = "Comic Sans MS" -- the actual font

-- make win so I can grab the font info
WindowCreate (win,
0, 0, 1, 1, -- 1 x 1 pixel
1, -- position - irrelevant
0, -- flags
0) -- background colour

check (WindowFont (win, font_id, font_name, 13)) -- normal
font_height = WindowFontInfo (win, font_id, 1) -- height

if GetVariable ("enabled") == "false" then
ColourNote ("yellow", "", "Warning: Plugin " .. GetPluginName ().. " is currently disabled.")
check (EnablePlugin(GetPluginID (), false))
return
end -- they didn't enable us last time

end -- OnPluginInstall

function OnPluginDisable ()
WindowShow (win, false)
end -- OnPluginDisable


]]>
</script>

</muclient>
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,006 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #9 on Sat 04 Dec 2021 01:48 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 04 Dec 2021 04:21 AM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

Message
All that looks rather complex. My tutorial, adapted slightly, is much easier to follow. Make a single trigger, as below (you don't need a plugin, however you could put the trigger in a plugin if you wanted):


<triggers>
  <trigger
   enabled="y"
   match="You have asked to find a lost item."
   send_to="12"
   sequence="100"
  >
  <send>

require "wait"

wait.make (function ()  -- coroutine starts here


local win = GetPluginID () .. "_quest"
local font = "f"

if not WindowInfo (win, 1) then
  WindowCreate (win, 0, 0, 0, 0, miniwin.pos_top_right, 0, 0)
  WindowFont (win, font, "Lucida Console", 9)  
end -- if

local inv = {}
local max_width = WindowTextWidth (win, font, "Current quest")

-- loop until end of quest info

while true do
  local line, wildcards, styles = wait.match ("*")


  -- save quest line
  table.insert (inv, styles)
  -- work out max width
  max_width = math.max (max_width, WindowTextWidth (win, font, line))

  -- see if end of quest instructions

  if string.match (line, "says 'Look in the general vicinity of") then
    break
  end -- if

end -- while loop

local font_height = WindowFontInfo (win, font, 1)

local window_width = max_width + 10
local window_height = font_height * (#inv + 2) + 10

-- make window correct size

WindowCreate (win, 0, 0, window_width, window_height, miniwin.pos_top_right, 0, ColourNameToRGB "#373737")
WindowRectOp (win, miniwin.rect_draw_edge, 0, 0, 0, 0, 
              miniwin.rect_edge_raised, miniwin.rect_edge_at_all + miniwin.rect_option_softer_buttons)

-- heading line

WindowText (win, font, "Current quest", 5, 5, 0, 0, ColourNameToRGB  "yellow")

-- draw each quest line

local y = font_height * 2 + 5

for i, styles in ipairs (inv) do

  local x = 5
  for _, style in ipairs (styles) do
    x = x + WindowText (win, font, style.text, x, y, 0, 0, style.textcolour)
  end -- for
  y = y + font_height

end -- for each quest item

WindowShow (win, true)


end)   -- end of coroutine

</send>
  </trigger>
</triggers>



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I tested with the following text:


You have asked to find a lost item.
Nick says 'Vile thieves have stolen a widget from the royal treasury!'
Nick says 'My court wizardess, with her magic mirror, has pinpointed its location.'
Nick says 'Look in the general vicinity of the pond for a widget !'


The quest appeared in a miniwindow in the top RH corner, as expected.

To get rid of it (eg. when you have done the quest) you can add an alias:


<aliases>
  <alias
   match="quest done"
   enabled="y"
   send_to="12"
   sequence="100"
  >
  <send>

local win = GetPluginID () .. "_quest"

WindowShow (win, false)

</send>
  </alias>
</aliases>

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Lilac   (24 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #10 on Sat 04 Dec 2021 01:55 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 04 Dec 2021 01:59 AM (UTC) by Lilac

Message
YAY! This is fantastic! Thank you so much for your assistance!

I spent a lot of time futzing around and trying to make different things work. Lots of Googling and lots of searching these forums to figure out what I was missing and the information I needed.

You are a peach and I appreciate you!
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