Script manipulation does nothing

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Re: Script manipulation does nothing

Postby WhoElseButMe » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:12 am

FormatText was added in thps4 I believe, sorry about that.
You'll need to look for something in the scripts that does some form of formatting and try and duplicate it
I swear I saw something in a script using %s0 and %s1 for variables of skater names.
and for newer game the player's score is scorepot might not be the same in thps3.
if scorepot > 1000
//do something
You could try running dbgview before running the game and see if it captures the printf but i'm fairly certain they don't compile the game with the printf function in the exe or only have it return without doing anything.
WhoElseButMe on Nov 26, 2009 wrote:It's that lack of respect amongst their peers and ignorance towards modding etiquette that keeps us who know this stuff well from spreading it like wild fire. We do still enjoy playing the game and if you need to cheat to play a game PLAY SOMETHING ELSE YOU DON'T SUCK AT.
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Re: Script manipulation does nothing

Postby benne » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:19 pm

Bad new.. maybe worst news ever

It seems that THPS3 not even supports the comperative operators "<" and ">" :(
this is what I tried:

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:u(02:00000001)$value1$ = %i(1,00000001)
:u(02:00000001)$value2$ = %i(2,00000002)
:u(02:00000001)function $SkateInOrBail$
   :u(02:00000006)doIf ($value1$ < $value2$)
      :u(02:00000006)call $SendChatMessage$ arguments
      $string$ = %s(4,"haha")

It compiles correctly, but nothing happens when I try to bail. It doesn't matter if I swap the values etc...

anything I'm doing wrong here?

and a second thing concerning the player score:

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 :u(02:0000008d)function $display_score_1$
   12:    :u(02:0000008f)$launchpanelmessage$%s(15,"1 %s0 |  &c1%s1")$s0$ = %GLOBAL%call $String0$ arguments
   13        $s1$ = %GLOBAL%$String1$$properties$ = $score_display1$

But "String0" and "String1" are nowhere defined and just calling the functions does nothing except printing "1 %s0 | &c1%s1" so it does not seem to work either :(
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Re: Script manipulation does nothing

Postby Morten1337 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:53 pm

I think something like this can work:

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:u(02:00000000)function $benne_test_function$
   :u(02:00000000)$score_1$ = %i(10000,)
   :u(02:00000000)$score_1$ = %i(20000,)
   :u(02:00000000)$LaunchPanelMessage$%s(,"1 %s0 | &c1%s1") $s0$ = %GLOBAL%$score_1$ $s1$ = %GLOBAL%$score_1$ $properties$ = $score_display1$

I also think you can call the "display_score_1" function like this:

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#// ...
:u(02:00000000)$display_score_1$ $String0$ = %i(0,) $String1$ = %i(20000,)
#// ...

If that dosnt work, i think you can also format strings by doing something like this:

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#// ...
:u(02:00000000)$score_1$ = %i(10000,)
:u(02:00000000)$score_2$ = %i(20000,)
:u(02:00000000)$myString$ = (%s(,"Score: ") + %GLOBAL%$score_1$ + %s(," | ") + %s(,"Score2: ") + %GLOBAL%$score_2$ + %s(," | "))
:u(02:00000000)$LaunchPanelMessage$ %GLOBAL%$myString$
#// ...
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Re: Script manipulation does nothing

Postby benne » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:35 pm

thanks for your help, man, but I'm afraid none of your suggestions work :(
tried all of them, always crashes the game.
btw it also crashes the game if I just declare a variable INSIDE of a function. Outside it works. So I changed all variables to global ones in your suggestions, but that also does not work

its kinda frustrating because I already spent so many hour in this and didnt accomplish anything. Is there even somebody modding THPS3 here?

I'm starting to ask myself, is SOMETHING works in THPS3-scripting o.O
no local variables
no printing of integers of floats / formatted strings
no > and <
and no scorepot (but I guess I could find it, if I had a way to print out Integers..)

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Re: Script manipulation does nothing

Postby Demo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:11 am

well there were good examples of thps3 script mods like ksk's thps3 1.3 and coolsnake's levelout.
th3 was the earliest qb scripting iteration, it's limited and you can't expect stuff from later games to work here.
a lot of stuff is hardcoded in the executable and you can't do anything about it.
iirc there is SkaterTotalScoreGreaterThan function that you can use like this:

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 IF SkaterTotalScoreGreaterThan 1000
   <do stuff>

i don't think there are any built-in string manipulation functions.
you can't even use basic math functions in a normal way (like smth = 2 + 2). for example, this is how they count goal objects (from foun.qb):

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#01244    IF Obj_VarEQ var = VAR_GROMMET_COUNTER  value = 1
#01245      LaunchPanelMessage "1 of 5 Skaters Impressed"
#01247    ELSE
#01249      IF Obj_VarEQ var = VAR_GROMMET_COUNTER value = 2
#01250        LaunchPanelMessage "2 of 5 Skaters Impressed"
#01252      ELSE


if counter = 1 then launch message1
else if counter = 2 then launch message2

there are more Obj_Var prefixed functions including
Obj_VarAdd for addition
Obj_VarSub for subtraction
Obj_VarInc for ++
Obj_VarDec for --

for a full list of available functions you can open Skate3.exe (version 1.01) in a hex editor and jump to 0x1B8868
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Re: Script manipulation does nothing

Postby benne » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:36 am

Ohhh myy good :D
Demo, you're a lifesaver! Thank you so much that was exactly the information I was looking for. Now at least I got something to work with. I'm scanning the functions inside the exe right now and look for clues. Just 2 things left until I got everything I need:
1. get the player score (not compare it with something but get the exact value)
2. print a number on the screen

but I hope with some hours of try&error I will be able to find that. (but if you happen to know it, pls tell me :) )

btw: I'm doing something similar like post_exodus... he is trying do implement a score cap in Horse mode (see other thread).. we are working together now ;)

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