hint

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Introduced in Operation Flashpoint version 1.00Arguments of this scripting command have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on

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Introduced in

Game:
Operation Flashpoint
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
Outputs a multi-line hint message in the left upper corner of the screen (in the right upper corner in Arma). This version of hint is supposed to play a sound when hint is shown, but this varies between games and versions. Use hintSilent for soundless hint. The effect of this command is local, i.e. the hint will only show on the computer command was executed.

Syntax

Syntax:
hint text
Parameters:
text: String or Structured Text - the message to write on the screen may consist of any characters. \n indicates a line break.
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
hint "Press W to move forward. \nPress S to move backwards."

outputs the following message:

Press W to move forward.
Press S to move backwards.

Known Problems: Avoid hint messages that exceed the screen, as this may lead to crashes.

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
-
See also:
hintC, hintCadet, hintC array, hintC structuredText, hintC text, hintSilent

Notes

Notes


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Notes

ArmAtec
Hint can be used with formatting like this:
hint format["Hello %1",player]

pyro05x
To remove the hint box from the screen, pass a null string ("") to the command.

hint ""

Worldeater
hint happily accepts structured text:

_starL  = "<img image='\ca\ui\data\debr_star.paa' align='left'/>";
_starL  = _starL + _starL + _starL;
_starR  = "<img image='\ca\ui\data\debr_star.paa' align='right'/>";
_starR  = _starR + _starR + _starR;
_title  = "<t color='#ff0000' size='1.2' shadow='1' shadowColor='#000000' align='center'>TITLE</t><br/><br/>";
_text   = "Bla bla bla bla bla...";
hint parseText (_starL + _starR + _title + _text);

(Tested with 1.14, 1.15 beta and 1.16 beta)

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