DayZ:Server Messages

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A server message is a message that is sent to the clients from the server at a given point in time.

Flags

On connect

  • Indicates that the server message will be sent once after a player connects to the server.

Repeat

  • Indicates that the server message will be sending to all players repeatedly.

Countdown

  • Indicates that the server message will be sent to all players in a countdown manner.
  • The message will be sent 90 minutes before the deadline is met, then 60 minutes, 45, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 2 and finally 1 minute before the deadline is met.

Shutdown

  • Indicates that the server will shutdown after countdown reaches zero.
  • If the Countdown flag is not set, this flag is ignored.

Properties

The maximum length of the message is 160 characters. User can place 3 different placeholders into the message's text:

  • #name is replaced with the server's name
  • #port is replaced with server's port
  • #tmin is replaced with the number of minutes remaining in the countdown.
    • only working when used with a Countdown flag.

Every property related to time in the server message is in minutes.

Delay

  • Applied when the server message has On connect flag set.
  • This value indicates how many minutes it will take before the message is sent to player.
  • Value of zero means that the message will be sent immediately after the player connects to server.

Repeat

  • Applied when the server message has the Repeat flag set.
  • This value controls the frequency of the message repetition.

Deadline

  • Applied when the server message has the Countdown flag set.
  • Indicates how long it takes the countdown before it reaches zero.

Example

Server messages can be added, updated or deleted in the messages.xml file (located in .\mpmissions\dayzOffline.chernarusplus\db\messages.xml, you may need to create it)

For automatic server termination set "deadline" and "shutdown" to enabled.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<messages>

	<!-- This is example message for automatic server termination -->
	<message>

		<!-- no delay -->
		<delay>0</delay>

		<!-- if the value is larger than 0, then flag Repeat is enabled -->
		<repeat>0</repeat>

		<!-- if the value is larger than 0, then flag Countdown is enabled,
			 countdown reaches zero in 10 hours --> 
		<deadline>600</deadline>

		<!-- disable On connect flag -->
		<onConnect>0</onConnect>

		<!-- enable Shutdown flag -->
		<shutdown>1</shutdown>

		<!-- message itself with placeholders -->
		<text>Hello, #name will shutdown in #tmin minutes.</text>

	</message>
</messages>