Difference between revisions of "getPlayerUID"

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Revision as of 02:12, 7 February 2021

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Description

Description:
Description needed
Problems:
In some cases, the identity of certain player units might fail to propagate to other clients and the server, which causes isPlayer and getPlayerUID to incorrectly return false and "" respectively, where the affected units are not local - see this bug report (GitHub). Therefore, beware of false negatives.
Groups:
Multiplayer

Syntax

Syntax:
Syntax needed
Parameters:
unit: Object
Return Value:
Return value needed

Examples

Example 1:
private _uid = getPlayerUID player;

Additional Information

See also:
See also needed

Notes

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